Summer 2012

Thank you to our Platinum sponsors:

Group Home & Auto now available

By now each member firm should have received a welcome package from Lloyd Sadd Insurance Brokers that outlines the special discounts available to ALL EMPLOYEES within CAA member firms.  If you did not receive your package, or if you have specific questions about the program, please contact Judy Gunton at Lloyd Sadd Insurance Brokers.

Details on the customized employee benefit program to be offered to CAA member firms through The Silverberg Group will be coming forward to you shortly.

Striving to be a member-driven organization

Our member survey has just gone out via Survey Monkey to the principal contact within each member firm. This is an important tool for us to gauge member satisfaction and to learn more about your business challenges.  We passionately believe that the CAA must be a MEMBER-DRIVEN organization. Deadline for participation is Friday, August 3rd. As always, we welcome your direct calls and e-mails throughout the year.

Design and Construction Trends Analysis

On a quarterly basis the CAA attends a gathering of industry representatives to compare notes on data related to the design and construction industry. Information such as materials and labor pricing, availability of labour, type and nature of projects all serve to identify trends in our ever-changing marketplace.  This data is further considered in context of global and regional economics and geo-political factors. Read More ›

U of A provides a peek at their capital plans

University of Alberta recently gave the CAA an overview of their infrastructure priorities for the coming year. Although this budget year does not include as many major projects as in the recent past, there are still many smaller projects that may be of interest to CAA member firms. The university capital and renovation resources will focus on repurposing/refurbishment and deferred maintenance projects.   Read More ›

Best Value Procurement & Project Management Seminar - August 28th

Arizona State University professor Dr. Kenneth Sullivan, will present a full day seminar on the Best Value Model. Firms competing in the Canadian and U.S. markets may benefit from exposure to the Best Value Model as used by the University of Alberta and many public and private owners. Deadline to register  is July 30th. Click here for an event flyer.

CAA and City of Calgary conversation

Earlier this month representatives from the City of Calgary and the CAA sat down to talk about procurement, contracts, project management and performance of consultants. Overall it was an excellent conversation with both sides bringing forward their challenges and suggested solutions.  Read More ›

Owner Education Working Group developing a strategy to share best practices

The CAA is joining forces with industry associations and Alberta Infrastructure to tackle the issue of education of procurement specialists. Initially the focus of this education campaign will be those working within the public sector (provincial and municipal government and post-secondary institutions).  Read More ›

FQR Innovation Fund Call for Proposals

The Government of Alberta is releasing the 2012 Foreign Qualification Recognition (FQR) Innovation Fund Call for Proposals. The FQR Innovation Fund is being offered to assist Alberta employers to recruit, integrate, retain and develop workers with foreign-earned education, skills and experience who are already in the province.  As employers in the province, you are invited to apply.
Deadline for submitting proposals is Thursday, August 9, 2012. Visit this site or email Vince Kelly or phone: 780-638-4011

Worth checking out! 

Informative Alberta oilsands online site:



Feature Sponsor 

Rileys, an Alberta-based company, provides the broadest range of Document Management and Printing solutions in Alberta, Western Canada and the United States.  Since 1950, Rileys has worked extensively managing documents and document services for the Architectural, Engineering and Construction communities.

With 14 branches in North America, including nine Alberta locations in Edmonton, Calgary and Red Deer, we are able to meet your local needs.  In addition to Rileys' locations in Western Canada, Rileys works in partnership with over 250 ReproMAX organizations throughout the US and overseas to meet your out of province requirements.

From websites to annual reports or technical graphics to digital printing, Rileys can help you with all of your document needs.  We offer a comprehensive line of services including colour and black and white digital and offset printing, large format reproductions, scanning and archiving, print facilities management, legal reproductions, graphic design, CADD plotting, bindery, signage and multimedia.



Feature Sponsor 


 PCL’s roots go back to 1906, forging the path for the strong, vibrant and collaborative company PCL is today.  PCL is driven to deliver great customer experiences – and at the centre of our efforts is our employees.  Passionate, engaged, and empowered employees are the key to a sustainable customer-focused culture.  PCL’s commitment to you starts at the top through a refreshed corporate vision, sharing of best practices and reinforcement of a culture to deliver on expectations resulting in truly collaborative experiences.  Regardless of the project size, location or value, PCL will work with you to maximize value and be your solution provider of choice.

PCL’s work is carried out through 27 strategically located district or major project office locations. Our North American headquarters are located in Edmonton, Alberta and our home office for the United States is in Denver, Colorado. Operations extend, from coast to coast, on the North American continent, as well as the Hawaiian Islands, the Caribbean and now Australia. PCL’s Northern Alberta, NWT, and NU District is part of PCL Construction Management Inc., which was incorporated in 1977 and is licensed to operate in the Province of Alberta.
PCL serves the most sophisticated owners, developers and corporate real estate organizations in building some of the most exciting projects in North America. We are known for award‐winning Canadian landmark projects that include The Edmonton International Airport, Francis Winspear Centre for Music, The Edmonton Clinic, Centennial Place Tower, Keynote Tower, Scotia Plaza, and the Niagara Fallsview Casino Resort.

PCL Construction Leaders aspiring to be the most respected builder; renowned for: excellence, leadership, and unsurpassed value.

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Board Nominations

Nominations to the Board of Directors are now being accepted. Nomination forms and information can be found here. To download the PDF nomination form, click here.

Upcoming Events 

September 26th - Hotel Alma, University of Calgary 

2012 Infrastructure Partners Conference
October 29th & 30th. Partners in Progress: Sharing Perspectives Register here.

Best Value Procurement & Project Management
August 28th. 
For more information or to RSVP for this seminar, click here.


Did you know?

Your membership with the CAA entitles you to discounts (member rates) on events held by our allied association, the Consulting Engineers of Alberta.


Barriers to Sustainable Design - City of Calgary asking for input 

As part of their commitment to the environment, the  City of Calgary is looking to identify barriers to sustainable design with a view to defeating these barriers. CAA members are being invited to provide input to this project.  Read More ›


Saskatchewan Architects Act amended by Government

The SAA recently learned that Section 20 was repealed from the Architects Act, 1996 and that Section 19 was amended by government as a part of The Miscellaneous Statues (Labour Mobility) Amendment Act, 2010 assented to on May 20, 2010. Read more

New member welcome
A hearty welcome to our newest CAA member firm:

Shelterbelt Architecture


Renewal time is just around the corner

August 1 is the start of our new fiscal year, and so we will be sending out our annual membership renewal letters and invoices in early August.  Watch for yours in the mail!


Thank you to

our annual sponsors

Diamond Sponsors


Platinum Sponsor

Gold Sponsor


Silver Sponsors

Blue Rock Builders

BPTEC DNW Engineering

Clark Builders

COOLNet Alberta


Lloyd Sadd Insurance Brokers Ltd.

Stuart Olson Dominion



Associated Engineering

Golder Associates

ISL Engineering and Land Services

Jones Brown Insurance Brokers & Consultants 

MMM Group Limited

Read Jones Christoffersen Ltd.

Thurber Engineering



Are you interested in becoming a sponsor to raise awareness of your business to our membership?  For information on our annual sponsorship program please contact us!

We have an updated annual sponsorship program. Ask us for details!


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