2017 Annual General Meeting

Pursuant to Section 9.2 of the Alberta Painting Contractors Association bylaws and Section 1 (d) of the Societies Act, notice is hereby given that the Annual General Meeting of the Alberta Painting Contractors Association will be held:

Tuesday, March 21, 2017 at 2:00 pm

Calgary Construction Association
2725 12 Street NE, Calgary, Alberta

Associations

  • Alberta Construction Association
    The ACA leads Alberta’s construction industry in government advocacy, public relations, industry practices and partnerships and promotion of a skilled workforce.
  • Calgary Construction Association
    CALGARY CONSTRUCTION ASSOCIATION (CCA) is a non-profit voluntary membership association which is involved in the fostering and advancement of the interests of those who are engaged in, or who are directly or indirectly connected with the construction industry in the Calgary area.
  • Canada Green Building Council
    The Canada Green Building Council is a not-for-profit, national organization that has been working since 2002 to advance green building and sustainable community development practices in Canada.
  • Construction Specification Canada
    CSC is a national multi-disciplinary, non-profit association with chapters across Canada. CSC is committed to ongoing development and delivery of quality education programs, publications and services for the betterment of the construction community
  • Edmonton Construction Association
    ECA provides up-to-date information on construction procurement opportunities and industry activities for a membership of 1098 General Contractors, Trade Contractors, Manufacturers and Suppliers of Goods and Services to the Construction Industry.
  • Painting & Decorating Contractors of America
    The Painting and Decorating Contractors of America (PDCA) is the only trade association dedicated to the success of painting and decorating contractors.

Industry Links

  • AB Architects Association The Alberta Association of Architects (AAA) is a self-governing professional association charged under the Architects Act with the registration of Architects and the licensing of Licensed Interior Designers in the province of Alberta.
  • Alberta Construction Magazine Here, you’ll get a sampling of ACM’s in-depth coverage of Alberta’s construction industry. From the infrastructure sector to the commercial, from industrial to institutional, ACM captures the projects from planning to execution.
  • Alberta Recycling Management Authority Alberta has a new paint recycling program, under Alberta Environment’s strategy “Too Good to Waste”. The new program will help reduce costs and improve the Environment. Learn more about this initiative and other environmental programs on this site.
  • Canadian Federation of Independent Business CFIB has been a big voice for small business for 35 years with 105,000+ members nationwide in every sector. Taking our direction from CFIB Members, through regular surveys, we lobby for small- and medium-sized businesses at the federal, provincial and local levels of government.
  • coatingsjobs.com A job search website focused on the employment needs of Coatings Industry companies and professionals.
  • Construction Links Construction Links’ objective is to quickly direct you to the websites that have the products or services you are interested in. You’ll find information on Canadian construction products and services faster than any other way. View The LINK Online Newsletter
  • Contractor Power / Subscribe to Newsletter The premier search directory for the North American Trades Contractor.
  • Custom House Plans Description: Custom house plans, home plans, home plan designers, custom house plans designed by architects, custom home plans,house plan drafting service, cad drafting service, cad conversions.
  • Interior Design Association The Interior Designers of Alberta (Registered Interior Designers Institute of Alberta) was incorporated under a private act of the Alberta Legislature in 1960. Acting as a regulatory body, IDA’s mandate is to regulate the interior design profession in Alberta for the betterment of the profession and in the best interests of the public.
  • Master Painters Institute The Master House Painters Association of the U.S. and Canada was formed in 1885 with the purpose being “…to solve problems created by unsatisfactory materials, and to devise a means for assuring the public of the skill, honorable reputation and probity of master painters.” The Master Painters Institute (MPI) was formed in 1996 to further these aims through the revision and publication of the Architectural Painting Specification Manual and the Maintenance Repainting Manual.
  • NAIT
  • PDC Canada Council The Western Canada Council PDCA and our affiliated chapters strive to provide educational, business and networking evenings to cultivate a profitable situation for our member’s businesses.
  • SAIT
  • Service Canada Canadian education and training services; includes information on obtaining grants and bursaries for educational support.
  • Skills Canada Skills Canada is a national, not-for-profit organization that actively promotes careers in skilled trades and technologies to Canadian youth.

Industry News

ACTS Trade Definitions update – March 2017

ACA has responsibility to maintain Trade Definitions on behalf of the industry. As you may be aware, with the exception of minor changes in one scope in 2011, the Trade Definitions have not been comprehensively reviewed and updated since before 2004.

The Edmonton Construction Association, as a member of the ACA, has undertaken a comprehensive review to align the Trade Definitions with current practice and are inviting all trade associations to review the update and suggest any needed improvements prior to final ratification.

* A full copy of the updated Trade Definitions draft can be found here:

2017 Trade Definitions PDF

 

National Trade Contractors Coalition of Canada – September 2013

NTCCC Meets in British Columbia

ATCC
When Prompt Payment was progressing in Ontario, representatives from the NTCCC visited various provinces to propose that Provincial Trade Associations should also be formed. The first so called Alberta Trade Contractors Coalition (ATCC) meeting took place October 18, 2011 in Edmonton followed by a second meeting in Red Deer on February 21, 2012. Most recently, a session was held on September 17 in Red Deer with a number of trade associations represented. This joint task force presented recommendations to setup a Trade Coalition in order to address various issues, for example the current prompt payment issue. The focus at this time is in Ontario where the legislation has gone through the 1st and 2nd reading and is currently at committee. Once it goes through committee, it will go to 3rd reading which tends to be the most difficult to obtain approval. If it goes ahead in Ontario, it will set a positive precedent for the other provinces. There are similar laws in the US and UK, but nothing like this in place in Canada so it would be a positive initiative for industry.

The ATCC are hoping for a memorandum of understanding between the involved groups to create this Trade Coalition Association. APCA has indicated their support of this initiative and that they would agree to be involved. We will keep you updated as things progress.

Trade Definitions Promotional Video

The ACA and the ECA along with our Alberta local construction association partners are pleased to present this video to members. This video complements the 2016 Trade Definitions, and offers further insight into the Definitions and their usage.

ACA Chairman Paul Verhesen and a number of others were interviewed for the video which explains the benefits of Trade Definitions. Our hope is that the Trade Definitions will continue to be adopted by the Industry, and we encourage our members to both view and share the video amongst their networks.

Links: Trade Definitions Video
  Alberta Construction Trade Definitions

ACA, its member local construction associations and the 3000 plus member firms endorse adoption of the 2016 ACA Trade Definitions as a best practice. We encourage all tender authorities and their design consultants, specification writers, and contractors and suppliers to cite and utilize the 2016 ACA Trade Definitions for their projects.

Trade Definitions provide clarity to all construction project stakeholders as to the allocation of work to be bid and performed. This clarity in turn reduces confusion, error, disputes, and litigation.

The 2016 Trade Definitions represent a comprehensive update to reflect current technology and business practice, and are the consensus result of input from many industry volunteers. They are not a tendering system. Trade Definitions are a guideline and the allocation of work amongst trades on any given project remains the responsibility of the tender authority and general contractor.

All member companies and trade associations may request changes to any or all trade definitions by providing their request in writing to the Alberta Construction Association or the Edmonton Construction Association, care of the Trade Definitions Committee, before January 1st of each year. The request must include the change, reason for the change and the effect on the other scopes. The Trade Definitions Committee will review and rule on all requests. Changes to the definitions will be finalized and published on March 1st each year.

You may wish to put a reminder in your calendars to check the end of February each year for the latest edition.

Membership Renewal

Membership invoices and renewal reminders were sent out by mail in early November. If you have not received your invoice, please contact the office. The APCA Membership year runs from January 1 – December 31, so don’t let your membership lapse and renew today!

Changes to Inspection Fees

As a reminder, for all work starting January 1, 2017, the rates for the APCA/MPI quality assurance inspections will be a simple 5% of the contract price, plus GST. Please be sure to use this rate on jobs you are bidding now for 2017 start.