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General Labourer

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Resume is available for a General Labourer seeking full time employment.  Please contact the Barrie Construction Association for a copy.

Email and use “2018.06.20 Resume” in the subject line.

Building Bulletin from the City of Barrie

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‘SCHEDULE 1: Designer Information’ forms part of the provincial ‘Application to Construct or Demolish’ and is required to be completed for every permit application by individuals who review and take responsibility for design activities with respect to the project. All fields on the form must be filled out to consider the application “complete” as defined by the Ontario Building Code.
The Building Code Act requires that designers who prepare documents to be submitted with permit applications: have the necessary qualifications set out in the building code and that they provide information about their qualifications on the Schedule 1 form and submitted documents.
There are only two cases where an exemption applies and, in both cases, appropriate PROFESSIONAL SEALS must be affixed to the documents being submitted:
 Schedule 1 is not required to be completed by a holder of a licence, temporary licence, or a certificate of authorization, issued by the Ontario Association of Architects.
 Schedule 1 is not required to be completed by a holder of a licence to practice, a limited licence to practice, or a certificate of authorization, issued by the Association of Professional Engineers of Ontario.
Note: if submitted drawings contain a company logo, an accompanying BCIN and listed qualifications are required to be included on the Schedule 1 Designer Information form.
It is the applicant’s responsibility to ensure that all information is complete and accurate. An application will be refused where any of the required information is not provided.
Chris Glanville, B.A. (Hons) Chief Building Official

Cambium Inc. is Growing

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PETERBOROUGH, June 8, 2018: The hiring of 15 new team members in May was record breaking for Cambium, the largest contingent thus far in a one-month period. Raising the company employee count to over 100 people is also a milestone in itself. The new additions have been well received by the team complements at the Cambium’s eastern and central Ontario offices.

Since opening its doors over twelve years ago, Cambium has experienced continual organic growth. The hiring of 15 staff in a one-month period prompted the management team to pause and reflect on its modest beginning with only 9 employees. Amidst the trend of large publicly traded engineering companies acquiring smaller consulting firms, Cambium has remained committed to being an employee-owned enterprise. This model has contributed to the personal approach and pride that the staff put into their work.

The past five years have been witness to the most exciting expansion; service offerings, new offices, and renowned projects, during which time the company achieved a growth of approximately 500%. However, May 2018 is in the spotlight for the largest number of staff joining the team in a single month.

“We planned to expand,” said John Desbiens, President and CEO “but the pace of growth was at a much faster and steadier rate than we had expected. Building our capacity and competency to meet the market demand has required ongoing organizational development. Our clients are more value oriented than price sensitive which has allowed us to reinforce the comprehensive approach and quality of staff for which we are known.” Mr. Desbiens adds that they expect to see continued growth over the next three years as Cambium continues to develop its existing locations and pursue a broader geographic reach.

Jim Bailey is also a founding partner and Vice President at Cambium. “We are very proud to have created full-time career opportunities for professionals wanting to live and work in their home towns,” states Mr. Bailey. He adds “we have also welcomed new people to the company from various parts of Canada and the US. It is exciting to see the positive growth and know that we are contributing to the economic development of the communities we serve.”

“We are perpetually seeking people that share the values and culture of Cambium,” adds Karen Mann, Human Resources Manager. “We have been fortunate to attract and retain an amazing team of professionals.” While it has been a busy hiring month for the HR team, Ms. Mann has been with Cambium since its first year of operations, so nurturing a growing team of professionals is commonplace for her.

About Cambium
Founded in 2006, Cambium is a consulting and engineering company offering environmental, geotechnical, building sciences, and construction monitoring services. Focused on exceptional service, the company provides professional advice and solutions to ensure environments are developed, maintained, and remediated to a healthy state for a better future. Cambium’s home office is in Peterborough, with complete office complements in Barrie, Oshawa, and Kingston. For more information, visit or call 1-866-217-7900.

For further information contact:
Crystal Porteous, Marketing Coordinator
705.742.7900 Ext. 238 or 866.217-7900

General Facilities Manager

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Resume is available for an experienced General Facilities Manager seeking full time employment.  Please contact the Barrie Construction Association for a copy.

Email and use “2018.06.07 Resume” in the subject line.

Bill 142 The Construction Lien Amendment Act Video

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We are pleased to announce that COCA’s video – Introduction to Bill 142 The Construction Lien Amendment Act, has been posted to YouTube. 

 The video was prepared by Ted Dreyer of Madorin, Snyder LLP.  Ted is a members of COCA’s Board of Directors and  Chair of COCA’s Construction Lien Act Taskforce.  The video was prepared with the assistance of Glenn W. Ackerley of Weir Foulds LLP and Sandra Skivsky of the Ontario Masonry Contractors Association and Prompt Payment Ontario.  Technical expertise was provided by Michelle Henry-Hayden of COCA member Grand Valley Construction Association.

Watch it here

COCA’s Government Relations Report May 2018

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As a member of the Barrie Construction Association, you automatically become a member of the Council of Ontario Construction Associations.

The Council of Ontario Construction Associations (COCA) is a federation of construction associations; the largest and most representative group of ICI and heavy civil construction employers in Ontario. Our member organizations represent more than 10,000 construction businesses and more than 400,000 employees.

COCA brings the concerns of our members to the attention of Queen’s Park and is committed to working with the government to ensure that Ontario’s legislative landscape is one in which our industry can grow and prosper.

Read their report

Bill 148 Fair Workplaces, Better Jobs Act Summary

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Weir Foulds LLP has provided a summary overview of Bill 148, Fair Workplaces, Better Jobs Act.  If you have questions, contact information for Weir Foulds is included in the PDF.

Bill 148 Summary

WeirFoulds LLP has established itself as one of Canada’s premier regional law firms, most recently being voted #1 regional law firm in Ontario in Canadian Lawyer’s Top 10 Ontario Regional Firm survey. For over 150 years, the lawyers of WeirFoulds have been proud to serve our clients in their most difficult and complex matters. Reflecting the firm’s focus, our lawyers are consistently recognized as leaders in their chosen areas of practice and in the profession at large.

Pay Transparency Legislation

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Bill 3 Introduces Pay Transparency Legislation in Ontario: What Does It Mean for Employers?
April 2018

Bill 3, the Pay Transparency Act, 2018, passed Third Reading in the Ontario Legislature on Thursday, April 26, 2018. The legislation will require an employer to disclose certain compensation information about, and to, employees and prospective employees, and restrict the information an employer may solicit during the hiring process. The Pay Transparency Act, 2018 comes into force on January 1, 2019. Accordingly, employers (particularly those with more than 100 employees) should prepare now. Read More

Crozier & Associates is Growing!

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Crozier & Associates expands in Simcoe County with new Bradford office

BRADFORD, ON, May 9, 2018
Crozier & Associates Consulting Engineers announced today the official opening of a new office in Bradford, Ontario. A team of engineers and technicians moved in on Monday, May 7th to the offices at 57 John St West. The new location is Crozier’s fourth office in Ontario and will provide land development engineering services including civil, water resources, transportation, structural, mechanical, and electrical engineering, complemented by building science services.
Over the last few weeks, the Crozier team has been out and about in Bradford, introducing themselves to the community at the Bradford Home & Lifestyle Show and the Mayor’s Annual Business Breakfast, both hosted by the Bradford Board of Trade and the Town of Bradford West Gwillimbury.
“We are excited to be expanding our reach in Simcoe County by setting down roots in Bradford West Gwillimbury. The region has an intelligent and engaged business community, and we look forward to getting to know and work with more people in the area.” said Chris Crozier, P.Eng., president and founder of Crozier & Associates.
Leading the Bradford office will be Jim Koutroubis, P.Eng., a Senior Project Manager for Crozier’s civil engineering team, who has 30 years of experience working in Simcoe County. Jim has been overseeing the civil engineering for the Strathallen commercial development at Hwy 400 & 88 since 2015. He will be supported by a team of engineers, designers, and technicians relocating from Crozier’s Collingwood and Milton offices.
An official opening event has yet to be announced but is expected to happen later this summer.

About Crozier & Associates Consulting Engineers
Crozier & Associates Consulting Engineers is an engineering design firm specializing in private sector land development, including civil, water resources, transportation, structural, mechanical, and electrical engineering and building sciences. Headquartered in Collingwood, Crozier has offices in Milton, Toronto, and Bradford. The team works with private sector clients across Ontario on residential, commercial, industrial and recreational projects.

About Bradford West Gwillimbury
Bradford West Gwillimbury is one of Ontario’s fastest growing communities, second only to Milton, according to the 2016 census. The Ontario Growth Plan projects that the population will grow from 35,325 residents to 50,500 by 2031.

Media Contact
Shannon Harvey, Marketing Manager