CCA Annual Conference Agenda for March 9, 2018
07:00 - 09:00 — Orientation for Elected Officers & Companions
09:00 - 16:00 — Executive Committee
17:30 — Executive Dinner
CCA Annual Conference Agenda for March 10, 2018
07:00 - 07:30 — Board of Directors Breakfast
07:30 - 09:15 — Board Meeting – Part I
09:15 - 10:15 — Vertical Building Forum
10:15 - 10:30 — Coffee Break
10:30 - 13:00 — Civil Infrastructure Council
10:30 - 13:00 — General Contractors Council
10:30 - 13:00 — Trade Contractors Council
12:30 - 13:15 — Buffet Luncheon
13:15 - 15:15 — Standard Practices Committee
13:15 - 15:15 — Business & Market Development Committee
15:15 - 15:30 — Coffee Break
15:30 - 17:30 — Innovation & Technology Committee
15:30 - 17:30 — Industry Advocacy & Regulatory Affairs Committee
15:30 - 17:30 — Manufacturers, Suppliers & Services Council
CCA Annual Conference Agenda for March 11, 2018
08:00 - 08:30 — Board of Directors Breakfast
08:30 - 12:30 — Board Meeting – Part II
10:00 - 10:15 — Coffee Break
13:00 - 15:00 — COO Council
15:00 - 16:30 — Partner Association Forum
Executive Committee, Provincial Vice-Chairs, CEOs/COOs of Partner Associations and CCA Past Chairs
16:30 — Free Afternoon and Evening
18:00 — Sponsors’ Dinner
CCA Annual Conference Agenda for March 12, 2018
06:00 — Breakfast at Leisure
07:30 - 16:00 — Winter Day at Sunshine
17:00 - 18:00 — 1st Timers’ Reception (by invitation only)
Welcome reception for delegates and their companions attending their first CCA conference.
CCA Annual Conference Agenda for March 13, 2018
08:00 - 10:15 — Opening Breakfast & Keynote Speaker Susan Ershler – CCA 100th Anniversary Launch
10:15 - 10:45 — Networking Break
10:45 - 12:15 — Economy and Construction Sector – Current Situation and Outlook
The international and domestic economic situation and outlook and what it means for the construction market in Canada.
10:45 - 12:15 — Reducing the Carbon Impact of Commercial Buildings
In the Carbon Impact Initiative, industry executives work with government leaders to reduce the carbon impact from commercial buildings. Hear what the status of this initiative is and what you can expect in the future.
10:45 - 12:15 — The Magic of Banff and the Rocky Mountains
What is so magical about a mountain top? Hear from a real long-time mountain guide who has climbed and skied around the world, organized clubs and foundations, written books and worked as a mountain guide.
12:15 - 13:00 — Buffet Luncheon
13:00 - 14:15 — Not Your Father’s Construction Company: Taking over as the Next Generation Owner
It’s bound to be tough, no doubt about it. Hear about the common challenges and strategies to make the transition smooth as well as the considerations to ensure the continuity and prosperity of the business.
13:00 - 14:15 — CDBI, IBC and LCI-C – What’s New?
Learn what these CCA-related committees are working on in design-build, building information modelling and Lean construction.
13:00 - 14:15 — Speaking as a Leader
This interactive session will show you how to transform your approach to communications – and in doing so, to dramatically change the way others hear and embrace your ideas.
14:30 - 15:45 — What Does the New Generation of Construction Leaders Have to Say?
A panel of U40 construction leaders discusses issues that keep them awake at night. Do you have questions related to working with younger generations that you would like these leaders’ opinion on?
14:30 - 15:45 — Selling Your Construction Business
Learn the do’s and the don’ts of this important decision. What is the process like? How to price your business and market it for the best results?
14:30 - 15:45 — Protecting Banff’s Bears
This session will cast light on the complexities involved in protecting one of Canada’s iconic species. Through behind-the-scenes video footage, meet dedicated and passionate team members as they trap and collar a female grizzly bear. Enter the world of forest dwellers as they examine test sites and have a few surprises!
18:00 — Fun Night – Be Rock Star!
Get ready for a review of four decades of the best rock hits and signing and rocking to The Supremes, Bob Dylan, Eagles, STYX, Billy Joel, Michael Jackson and many more. Big hair, mascara, leather and jeans!
CCA Annual Conference Agenda for March 14, 2018
08:00 - 10:30 — Awards Breakfast & Keynote Speaker Jeff Adams
Canadian Construction Association’s Awards recognize the important contributions of individuals, organizations and projects that promote and enhance the Canadian construction industry, whether through innovation, projects, or dedication to the industry.
10:30 - 11:00 — Networking Break & Campfire Session
10:45 - 17:00 — Companions’ Tour – Discover Lake Louise
11:00 - 12:15 — Avoiding Contract ‘A’? The RFP Trend
Are owners, particularly public ones, trying to escape the perceived liabilities/restrictions the Ron Engineering Contract A scenario places upon them by using requests for proposals/offers and similar procurement processes? Does it work? What are the consequences?
11:00 - 00:15 — What’s New in Construction Tech?
Get ahead of the learning curve and hear about the up and coming technology solutions. This session sorts through the latest trends, solutions and devices in building technologies and how they will rewrite the rules for construction projects.
12:15 - 13:00 — Lunch Buffet
13:00 - 14:15 — Construction Rant
The #1 construction group therapy session is back again this year. It is your chance to publicly rant about your pet peeve in the construction industry!
13:00 - 14:15 — Pre-qualification: The Good, The Bad and The Ugly
There is a good deal of chatter about the over-use, misuse and abuse of pre-qualification by public sector owners. When is its use appropriate? What information is appropriate? What are some best practices?
14:15 - 14:45 — Networking Break & Campfire Session
14:45 - 16:00 — Logistically-challenging Projects
When the going gets tough, the tough get going! Get a glimpse on some Canadian projects like the Banff Gondola upper terminal renovation that presented huge challenges and learn what kinds of solutions were used to overcome them.
14:45 - 16:00 — Respect/Diversity in the Workplace
Hear about the Workplace Respect Toolkit© developed by the Construction Owners Association of Alberta and how the Borger Group of Companies introduced the Respect in the Workplace certification for its employees.
16:00 - 19:00 — Hospitality Suite with the Chair for All Delegates
18:00 — Past Chairs’ Dinner
(by invitation only)
18:00 — Free Evening
18:00 — Sponsors’ Dinner
CCA Annual Conference Agenda for March 15, 2018
07:30 - 08:00 — Breakfast
08:00 - 09:15 — Making the Business Case for Women in Construction
Discover why it is important to drive diversity and increase the number of women in construction and leadership roles.
08:00 - 09:15 — Digitalization of Construction
It’s defined as the integration of digital technologies into everyday life by the digitization of everything that can be digitized. Will this take place in the construction industry in Canada? How will it change the process? What will it mean for small companies?
08:00 - 09:15 — Stop Your Knowledge from Walking out the Door
When the departure of a key staff member looms, organizations need to be strategic about managing the transition to not lose all those insights. Hear about successful strategies that set up the successors for success and improve the general knowledge base of the organization.
09:30 - 10:45 — The How and Who of ‘Adjudication’
09:30 - 10:45 — Making Canada’s Busiest Highway Safe for People and Wildlife
This session showcases how Parks Canada has become a global leader in conservation by reducing wildlife highway mortalities and succeeding in making roads safer not only for people, but for wildlife.
11:00 - 12:30 — Annual General Meeting
12:30 - 16:30 — New Chair’s Reception
Meet the 2018 CCA chair Zey Emir.
18:30 — Closing Reception & Dinner – Rail Rider of the Canadian Rockies
First-class rail travel set an enviable standard surpassed only by the luxury of grans railway hotels. CCA was founded around that time and we will celebrate with this twenties glamour dinner. The evening will culminate in a spectacular performance – stay tuned for the announcement!
18:30 – 19:15 Reception
19:15 – Dinner & Dance