Monthly Archive:: July 2014

CRCA’s 2014 midyear report

The first half of 2014 has flown by, meaning now is the ideal time for CRCA to update members on its successes and activities to date, as well as its plans for the next six months and beyond.

Beehives installed on Calgary’s City Hall roof

Calgary’s City Hall is buzzing following the addition of two beehives to its green roof. The hives were recently installed with the intent to pollinate the plants on the facility’s fourth floor roof, with each housing 200,000 European honeybees.

Members in the news: Tremco launches SkyBEAM

Tremco Roofing and Building Maintenance has launched SkyBEAM (Building Envelope Asset Mapping), a program that uses unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) equipped with high-resolution thermographic (infrared) and video cameras to provide sky-high service to its customers.

CAF: Improved mentorship supports needed

A report from the Canadian Apprenticeship Forum claims better mentorship and training plans are required to make sure the next generation of skilled tradespeople have the necessary skills to carry the industry forward.

National Technical Committee Chair’s Report: 2013 – 2014

The following report was prepared and delivered by Ed Gallos, CRCA National Technical Committee Chair.

Year in review: President’s AGM Report 2013/2014

The following report was delivered by past CRCA president Colin Rasmussen to summarize CRCA’s activities from June 2013 to May 2014.

Government of Canada Apprenticeship Procurement Survey

Public Works and Government Services Canada along with Employment and Social Development Canada are asking contractors who have worked or wish to work on federal government construction contracts to complete an online survey on their practices with respect to the hiring of apprentices. Participants are asked to complete the survey by August 18, 2014.

Canada’s anti-spam legislation rolls out

Canada’s anti-spam legislation came into force on July 1, 2014, introducing new rules designed to protect Canadian consumers from spam and online threats. Entitled Bill C-28, the legislation requires business owners across all industries to be more diligent in obtaining consent for all electronic communications.

CASMA celebrates 25th anniversary

The Canadian Asphalt Shingle Manufacturers’ Association (CASMA) was established in 1989 with a mandate to serve and promote the best interests of all stakeholders in the roofing industry.

Kenney: Skilled worker shortage is the biggest challenge facing Canadian businesses

With over 30 per cent of Canada’s skilled trades workers nearing retirement, Jason Kenney, Minister of Employment and Social Development, believes the talent shortage to be the largest problem facing the country’s employers.