AWCA RAP DRAFT
Preparations for the annual Alberta Wall and Ceiling Association RAP DRAFT are underway with partners, Careers:The Next Generation and NAIT.
Stay tuned for dates and Trade shows in Edmonton and Calgary.
AWCA News here
Action on Prompt Payment
Action on Prompt Payment
A 2015 survey by the Alberta Trade Contractors Coalition titled “Evidence-based impacts of Slow Payment Practices in Alberta’s Construction Industry” concluded that Alberta’s construction trade contractors currently wait on payment for completed work an average of 78 days. On any given construction project, trade contractors carry 90% of the total labour and material cost needed for project completion, not including land and services.
Assuming private sector accounts are, on average, 48 days in arrears, the cost of financing contractors need to build into their bid pricing, at Bank of Canada interest rates plus 2%, is more than $38 million annually.
On the other hand, the savings to the public sector if all municipal, provincial and federal government project accounts were always current and paid within 30 days, as opposed to 48 days in arrears, would be $3.5 million annually.
AWCA sent a letter to the Canadian Border Services Agency (CBSA) and to the Canadian International Trade Tribunal (CITT) expressing our concern about the tariff increase to gypsum board imported from the USA.
AWCA formed a task force of members to investigate, advocate for and inform members. Please contact AWCA for the latest updates.
Here is some chronological information. Check out CITT Here
Check out CBSA Here
Track the Duty Here
Government of Canada letter from Western Provinces wall and ceiling industry Here
CCA Letter to Minister Morneau Here
Letter from AI to ACA & AWCA Here
Dec 21 AWCA Closing written submission Here
Jan 4, 2017 CITT Report Here
Jan 5, 2017 WCWC Alliance News Release
Jan 19, 2017 CITT Findings and Reasons Report
Feb 27, 2017 Minister of Finance News Release
May 1, 2017 Drywall Support Program
2017 AWARDS of EXCELLENCE
The AWCA Awards of Excellence Program recognizes the workmanship, the artistry, the innovation, and the successful execution of projects completed in Alberta by AWCA member companies and their personnel.
Nominations are accepted October through March. Judging takes place in mid March and the awards are presented at the AWCA Annual General Meeting the first week of June each year.
Click here to download Nomination Form
Click here to download RULES
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