Posts written in : March 2017

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Mar 27
2017

Rick Mercer Visits Ironworkers at the Parliamentary Rehabilitation Site

The revitalization of Canada’s Parliamentary buildings has been called the mother of all renovations and now – thanks to the hard work of the OEA Contractors, Ironworkers from Local 765 – one key component is nearly finished: the West Block rehabilitation. Contracted out to Walters Group and Eric Lemire Enterprises, the steel and glass for […]

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Mar 23
2017

Spring 2017 issue of Trades Today is here!

MEET ONTARIO’S NEWEST STEAMFITTER There are 4,949 certified steamfitters in Ontario, of which 31 are female, and 780 registered apprentices, of which 21 are female. Fifty is the average age of Ontario’s steamfitters, so in the next decade, as in most construction trades, there will be an increased need for certified steamfitters—and Simone Hewitt is […]

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Mar 23
2017

2017 Federal Budget – OCS Bulletin – Mar 23 2017

          March 23, 2017 Federal Budget 2017: Momentum Stalls on Infrastructure Commitments Federal Finance Minister Bill Morneau presented a much more cautious budget on March 22nd than he did in 2016. While the 2016 Budget and 2016 Fall Economic Statement both overflowed with infrastructure funding announcements (totalling $180 billion), 2017`s budget […]

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Mar 22
2017

What’s New – March 2017

Having trouble reading the newsletter? View the online version    March 2017 Blitz results: Falls Falls are a leading cause of worker injuries and deaths. From May 16 to July 15, 2016, Ontario targeted hazards that can lead to falls during a safety blitz at workplaces across Ontario. Learn what inspectors found. Read more | Join the […]

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Mar 22
2017

Are Late Payments a Threat to a Contractor’s Survival?

Article reposted from ContructionPros.com A company whose customers take 90 days to pay typically need six times more cash to float the project/job costs than a company whose customers paid their bills in 30 days. It’s no secret that the system of payments in the construction industry is seriously flawed, even bordering on the dysfunctional. As money […]

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Mar 17
2017

Register for the CISC Updated Steel Bridges Course!

Course Spotlight: Steel Bridges – Design, Fabrication, Construction This course covers the design, fabrication and construction of steel bridges based on CAN/CSA-S6-14. It includes updated design examples and topics such as pedestrian bridges. This 16 hour course (7 modules) covers the design, fabrication and construction of steel bridges based on CAN/CSA-S6-14, Canadian Highway Bridge Design […]

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Mar 7
2017

EYE ON ICI – OCS Newsletter – FEBRUARY 2017

EYE On ICI… Your Source for ICI Construction-Related News in Ontario! February 2017 – News FEATURE ARTICLE OCS DELIVERS “ROCKSTAR” LINE-UP FOR 2017 OUTLOOK CONFERENCE!         Two of the largest general contractors in Canada will be part of several “headline” participants at the Ontario Construction Secretariat’s 17th Annual State of the Industry and […]

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Mar 7
2017

Room block is filling up fast! Register today!

  Register Don’t miss the 2017 North American Iron Workers / IMPACT Conference SPEAKER SPOTLIGHTS James Benham CEO, JBKnowledge  Amazing Technology for the IW Industry Tuesday, March 21  |  7:55 a.m. – 8:40 a.m. With extensive experience in the design, development and use of technology to improve efficiency, James is a sought-after speaker across the […]

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