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CCA NEWS - Vancouver Regional Construction Association
Nov. 2012
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Monthly News and Updates from the Canadian Construction Association
National Awards Program
TIP: Integrate Gold Seal
into Your HR Strategy
Boost your firm’s commitment to
professional development and
ongoing education by incorporating
Gold Seal Certification into your
human resources strategy. Gold
Seal can be part of your company’s
recruiting, retention, compensation
and advancement.
Many firms have established Career
Development Plans as part of their
performance management system.
Modern performance management
systems are set up to steer skills
development toward market
opportunities. Compensation systems
and employee relation approaches are
used to build the most effective team
and to deliver long-term results for the
Including Gold Seal Certification
at any level of your existing plan
can assist employees in setting and
reaching their career goals as well as
supporting professional development.
- Ask for Gold Seal Certification in
job postings (and post your jobs on
the Gold Seal website!)
- Require new employees to register
as Gold Seal Interns and work
towards certification
- Require eligible employees to
commit to attaining certification
within a specified time period
- Require Gold Seal Certified (GSC)
employees to strive to achieve
professional status by continuously
developing their skill sets and
applying for Professional Gold Seal
Certified (P.GSC)
Visit for
further information.
your nomination for the
CCA National Awards program.
Visit to download the awards package
and submit your nomination.
CCA at Construct Canada: Come by Booth 819
CCA will be at Construct Canada, Canada’s largest building design and construction
show, in Toronto, Nov. 29 – 30. Be sure to stop at our booth—819—to hear
what’s new. Also, follow
on Twitter while at the show for an
opportunity to win prizes.
Showcase Your Skills: Apply for Your Professional Gold Seal
If you are already Gold Seal Certified (GSC) and would like to upgrade your
credentials, stay relevant and continue developing your skills in the management
of construction—you should consider becoming Professional, Gold Seal Certified
The P.GSC requirements are changing for 2013. The P.GSC designation will be valid
for two years with biennial renewal. Candidates will qualify based on hours of
employment and professional development (five categories). The application fee has
been reduced to $100/2 years + applicable taxes. Download your application from
2013 Gold Seal Exam Dates
January 18, 2013 Application deadline December 3, 2012
April 12, 2013
Application deadline March 1, 2013
October 18, 2013 Application deadline September 6, 2013
Changes to the Gold Seal Educational Requirements
Effective January 1, 2013, credits for the formal education will be allocated as
High school
5 credits
Technician/technologist diploma
25 credits
Technician/technologist degree
30 credits
University degree (industry related)
35 credits
Construction management degree program
50 credits
CCA NEWS Nov. 2012
Conference Hotel
among the Best
Fairmont Le Manoir Richelieu
is nestled majestically between
the sea and the mountains in La
Malbaie, approximately 150 km east
of Quebec City. Rich in tradition,
it blends the quiet charm of the
countryside with the sophistication
of a world-class resort.
Guide on Cost Predictability
Large discrepancies between pre-tender
estimates and actual bids are a common and
an increasing problem for the development
and construction industry, jeopardizing the
viability of projects. A new guide, prepared
by a joint taskforce consisting of senior
representatives from the construction
industry and the federal government,
offers practical advice on ways to improve
construction project cost predictability.
Guide to Cost PrediCtability
in ConstruCtion:
an analysis of
issues affeCtinG the aCCuraCy
of ConstruCtion Cost estimates
Useful to both owners and contractors
submitting bids, the guide provides eight
recommendations that cover the time before,
during and after the bids. Also included in the
guide is a list of recommended design and
development documents for different classes of estimates.
Prepared by the
Joint Federal Government / Industry Cost Predictability Taskforce
november 2012
Download from
Dine Your Way around La Malbaie
In addition to fabulous rooms,
three amazing restaurants, two
bars, a fitness centre and a spa; Le
Manoir Richelieu houses the Casino
de Charlevoix with more than
950 slot machines and 25 gaming
tables. You may be welcomed
by Jordy, Richelieu’s canine
ambassador who can accompany
you to leisurely strolls in the
neighbourhood. Winter activities
available onsite include skating, icehockey, broomball, snowshoeing,
ice-fishing, sleigh rides and
The Charlevoix region has long been world-renowned in gourmet circles. The CCA
conference will give you plenty of opportunities to experience what makes this
region so special. Monday March 4, Wednesday March 6 and Friday March 8, you
can opt to participate in Dine Around in La Malbaie organized by our partner QVC
Inscript. By registering online in advance, everything—reservations, transportation
(there are very few taxis in the area) and billing—will be taken care of for your tasty
night out.
The Fairmont Le Manoir Richelieu
scored very high in the Condé Nast
Traveler 2012 Readers’ Choice
Awards, being the 16th among
REGISTER NOW for your Dine Around experience at
Restaurant options
Auberge des 3 Canards
Fine dining
$ 103
Auberge des Peupliers
Fine dining
Bohème Steakhouse
Fine dining
Chez Truchon
French cuisine
Le Passe-Temps
Fondue & crepe specialities
$ 102
Restaurant l’Orchidée
Surf & turf, sea food
Vices Versa
Fine dining
$ 117
Prices include transportation, dinner & gratuity. Menus are available on the registration site.
Early Bird pricing available until Jan. 4, 2013
CCA’s negotiated conference
rate is $206 per night (plus
applicable taxes), applicable
five days before and after the
conference. Reserve your room
early at to ensure
Registration fees include:
● bus transportation to La Malbaie from Quebec City
(March 1, 2 and 3) and back (March 8 and 9)
● all sessions ● Welcoming Reception
● Opening Breakfast ● Theme Night
● Awards Luncheon & Ceremony
● Thursday afternoon activity
● Closing Gala ● yoga and zumba.