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  • A Unified Voice

    As we commemorate our 50th Anniversary this month, here is one of our assembled vignettes that asks some of our leading members why having a unified provincial voice is important for Saskatchewan's construction industry.

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  • Tickets to SCA 50th Anniversary & Member Awards Gala Sold Out

    The SCA is happy to announce that tickets to our 50th Anniversary and Member Awards Gala are officially sold out! We would like thank everyone who has purchased a ticket and supported this event in one way or the other. We look forward to seeing you on the 23rd as we celebrate 50 years of success in the industry.

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  • SCA We Build Magazine - Fall 2014 Safety Edition

    The SCA is pleased to announce that a new issue of our We Build magazine is now available.The Fall 2014 Safety edition includes profiles on the industry leaders such as Dave Marriott, Bob Burnyeat, and Roger Martynook, as well as features articles about the history of the SCA, now marking its 50th Anniversary, safety on the jobsite, creating safe workplaces and much more!

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  • Monthly Peport On The Value Of Non-Residential Building Permits in Saskatchewan

    The SCA, in partnership with Sask Trends Monitor, provides a monthly report on the value of non-residential building permits in Saskatchewan. The August 2014 numbers show that overall the value of permits in 2014 is still expected to decrease by about 17 percent over last year, the first annual decline the province has seen since 2010.

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  • Invitation - Business-To-Business Networking Session

    The Government of Saskatchewan and the Prairie North Health Region are very pleased to invite contractors and businesses to a Business-to-Business networking session. This is a great opportunity to network with the shortlisted proponent teams competing in the Saskatchewan Hospital North Battleford Integrated Correctional Facility project and promote your company and services.

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  • SCA Member Advocacy Sessions - WCB Accountability

    The SCA will be hosting member advocacy sessions in Saskatoon and Regina in November focusing on the challenges you face when dealing with WCB. Senior management officials from WCB will be in attendance to hear directly from you. This is your chance to make sure your concerns are heard, find out what the SCA has been doing on your behalf, and help develop a strategy for ensuring that WCB is increasingly accountable to construction employers. Register now for these events as space is limited. Cost is $40 for members; $60 for non-members. Register today as space is limited.

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  • President's Blog - Safety Leadership in No Joke

    This week I was a student in the Leadership for Safety Excellence course offered by our good partner, the Saskatchewan Construction Safety Association (SCSA). This two-day course is part of the COR safety training that I'm taking in order to better understand our industry, the people who work in it, and the work they do. Anyone who has ever taken a course with me knows that I think I'm really funny. I spend a lot of time in class cracking jokes. I always have. I'm not the class clown, but maybe I'm the class observational humourist - that's a thing, right?

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  • 2014 SCA Member Awards - Finalists Announced

    The Saskatchewan Construction Association will be recognizing our members at the 2014 SCA Member Awards on October 23, 2014, in Saskatoon. The selection committee met on September 22 and chose ten member companies as finalists, and one very deserving individual to receive the Lifetime Achievement Award. The winner of each category will be revealed at the banquet. The finalists, in alphabetic order, for each category are:

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  • SCA Sponsorship Opportunities - New Program

    We are very excited to release our new package of 2014-2015 SCA Sponsorship Opportunities. This booklet details all our sponsorship opportunities from October 2014 until September 2015, including our patron/continuous program and the 2015 Annual Summer Meeting.

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  • SCA 50th Anniversary and Member Awards Gala Banquet

    Tickets are now on sale and Nominations are now open! This year the SCA turns 50, and we want to celebrate. On October 23, we are hosting a commemorative 50th Anniversary and Member Awards Gala Banquet at Prairieland Park in Saskatoon, and you are all invited. This exciting event will allow our members to network, recognize those members who are contributing to our industry, and look forward to the future successes of the industry and the province. Join us for a great meal and a chance to celebrate how far we have come as an industry in the last 50 years, our members' successes, and to enjoy the camaraderie of your peers.

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  • President's Blog - Part One: A Clear Purpose

    Everything begins with purpose. Mark Twain said, "The two most important days of your life are the day you're born, and the day you realize why". He was referring of course to the idea that life truly begins when you understand your real purpose. This is true for individuals, but it is also true for companies. The SCA has a clear purpose. It is articulated in the mission statement. The SCA exists to create value for members. That's why we're here.

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  • President's Blog - Part Three - The Plan and What it Means for You

    In Part One of this blog I outlined the work we've done to ensure the SCA mission can deliver real value to you. In Part Two I outlined the specifics of how this revised mission can eventually be achieved. In Part Three, I will discuss the plan for executing the mission and what this plans means for you, and for your business. Let's take one more look at the revised SCA mission statement we considered in Part One of this blog.

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  • President's Blog - Turning Talk to Action on Procurement

    There is a lot of chatter these days in provincial government circles about the political pressure they're facing to improve procurement practices, in particular when it comes to construction procurement. This is a result of a months-long effort by leaders in the industry, and in particular leaders in the steel fabrication business - most notably Ross Fraser from Supreme Steel - to raise the issue of subsidized companies from other provinces distorting the competitive marketplace in Saskatchewan. All of this effort led to an announcement in June from the Premier that the government was creating Priority Saskatchewan as an initiative designed to ensure that Saskatchewan based companies had fair access to opportunities to pursue procurement in the province.

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  • KPMG Report on Construction Cost Drivers Released

    Over the summer the SCA partnered with the Ministry of Economy to study the driving forces behind recent cost increases for the non-residential construction sector. We contracted KPMG to undertake this research. SCA and the government wanted to undertake this study because of concerns that non-residential construction was becoming unaffordable and would begin driving business away. We're glad to say the results indicate that isn't the case.

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