CCO Workshop 2022

 

The CCO Workshop is a one-day conference where the goal is to facilitate open and transparent conversation between all parties in the construction industry. 

This year SICA was playing a bit of catch-up after COVID-19 so we had back-to-back events. This did not come without its share of a little bit of scramble and a whole lot of patience. We would like to extend a warm-felt thank you to everyone that attended and presented. We appreciate your time and the attention you availed to keep abreast of everything that is taking place in the Construction Industry.

The Keynote presentations this year were all about Change. Mark Devolder and Edward Olson had the audience captivated as they spoke on the topic of "Navigating Change and Uncertainty" and "Analyzing Risks Trends in 2022 and beyond". We believe many people walked away with new ideas about what is happening in the construction industry now and how we can work together to build a better future. It is time to work together for a stronger more resilient future for the companies looking to grapple with supply chain, logistics, and employee retention or recruitment. 

The Building Resilience Panel included representatives from The City of Kelowna, the Insurance industry, Consultants, and Contractors. Assisting Construction companies in understanding the demands and challenges of each sector. Some of the topics were direct for CCA, BCCA, Legal Updates, and of course an open forum for Construction Rants. This year we had two Breakout Sessions - without being able to come together for two years we felt that there were many beneficial topics that needed addressing. 

Risk and Contingency

Contingencies are downside risk estimates that make allowance for the unknown risks associated with a project. How do we manage them?

Safety

What is happening to assist safety on construction sites?

Social Procurement

Social procurement is a growing best practice that aligns procurement spending to provide added value and community benefits. What may best practice in helping build a more resilient and more inclusive Province?

CCDC 2022 Update

The CCDC 2 (2020) includes numerous changes to payment terms and the release of holdback, most of which help align these contracts with prompt payment schemes. BCDC has updated and added new Standard Documents and Guidelines for a Stipulated Price Bid for use on Publicly Funded Building Projects in the Province of British Columbia

MMCD 2019 Update

This edition contains all content from our previous MMCD Platinum Vol. II, plus new updates, amendments, and a host of new detailed images to help clients understand, address and solve problems.

Fostering Employee Engagement

Navigating the “Great Resignation” & Fostering Employee Engagement. Take a progressive and innovative approach to people and culture; your organization’s greatest resource

 

The Contractor, Consultant, Owner (CCO) Workshop was a great success but we would like to hear from you to make it even better next year. SICA is always actively listening to our Members on what they think will best support them. TAKE THE SURVEY HERE

 

A Special Thank you to our Sponsors, without your continued support events like this would not be possible.

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Breakout Session (B)  
 

 

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May 19, 2022

BC Labour Code - Industry Priority

Bill 10 (Labour Relations Code Amendment Act) passed yesterday with the support of the NDP and Green caucuses. This means that single-step union certification (card check) and annual raids are coming to a construction site near you.
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April 28, 2022

CCO Workshop 2022

This is the wrap up for the CCO Workshop. This one day conference where the goal is to facilitate open and transparent conversation between all parties in the construction industry.
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September 23, 2021

2021 Annual Report

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July 16, 2021

Kelowna Crane Incident Legacy Education Fund

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July 15, 2021

#Hangahighvisoutside

SICA is amplifying the call to show solidarity and honour those who lost their lives on Monday by hanging a safety vest outside your workplace or home. Please consider hanging a safety vest outside your workplace or home. Use the hashtag #hangahighvisoutside when posting this initiative on social media.
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July 13, 2021

Brooklyn Site Crane Accident Statement

The board, staff, and members of SICA are deeply saddened to learn of the tragic crane accident in Kelowna yesterday. Our hearts grieve for the families, friends, and co-workers of those who did not return home from the job-site last night. Our deepest condolences go out to those who have been affected by this catastrophe.
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July 02, 2021

Construction Fast Lanes for COVID-19 Vaccine

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June 07, 2021

Every Child Matters - Indigenous History Month

I write to you heavy with emotions regarding the recent discovery at the Kamloops residential school. This is a long-awaited confirmation of the cultural annihilation forced upon our indigenous communities. I feel the profound grief and anger of my ancestral lineage being of the Metis Nation, as well as a feeling of deep shame of being Canadian right now.
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April 09, 2021

Construction Month 2021

Today, April 9th, as part of the #lunchboxchallenge for Construction Month 2021 SICA was happy to serve lunch to the workers on the Acres Enterprises Ltd. Barkman site in Merritt!
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March 26, 2021

SICA training courses prove practical and meaningful to students

It’s no exaggeration to say the global economy has been paralyzed by the pandemic. Fortunately for many Canadians, the construction industry was one of the few beacons in an otherwise slow economy greatly inhibited by COVID-19. Of course, the many forms of construction activity couldn’t forge ahead frivolously – social distancing, rigorous cleaning protocols and an abundance of caution were the norm on work sites everywhere, and it’s clear these methods will continue in the months ahead.
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March 22, 2021

2021 Gold Seal Program Changes

The Gold Seal Certification program certifies estimators, foremen, owner’s construction managers, project managers, safety practitioners and superintendents working in, or with, Canada’s non-residential construction industry.
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March 16, 2020

COVID-19 Update

​Like you, SICA has been closely monitoring the ongoing global spread of the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19).
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October 04, 2019

2019 Industry Awards of Excellence Winners

SICA would like to congratulate all the finalists and the winners of SICA's inaugural Industry Awards of Excellence! Finalists and winners were honored yesterday, October 3rd, at the Award Presentation Dinner held at the Coast Capri Hotel in Kelowna, BC.
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December 12, 2018

Winter Safety Tips

Working during winter feels more like survival of the fittest than an everyday challenge. The risks are much greater for employees who have to work and drive outdoors.
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September 13, 2018

8th Annual Chair Dinner & Awards Celebrates Industry Leaders

SICA held our annual Chair Dinner and Award Night where we celebrate member anniversaries, board volunteers, Gold Seal recipients, and scholarship recipients. In addition, this year we had the honor of awarding both a Consultant Award and the Innovation Award.
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June 28, 2018

2018 Kamloops Trap & Skeet

Every year the Kamloops Trap & Skeet is one of the most anticipated events we host! With over 100 attendees, BBQ steaks, and some tough competition it is safe to say that a blast was had by all.
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June 27, 2018

2018 SICA Golf Tournament

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May 30, 2018

2nd Annual Family Fishing Derby

The beautiful Roche Lake Resort was again the site for our now 2nd annual Family Fishing Derby. This event, hosted through a joint partnership between the Southern Interior Construction Association and CapriCMW Insurance, is quickly becoming a must attend for all SICA members.
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April 30, 2018

Celebrating our Own - Terry Brown Receives CCA's Person of the Year Award

The CCA Person of the Year Award recognizes individuals who demonstrate the qualities of a leader and who apply the highest standards and principles of the construction industry and business community. To those who have had the opportunity of working alongside Terry Brown, he is the living embodiment of this description.
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April 24, 2018

10th Anniversary of Heavy Metal Rocks in Kamloops

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April 19, 2018

Construction Industry Celebrates BC Construction Month at Okanagan College

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February 07, 2018

Unsung Benefits

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Message Delivered, Message Received

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