Message From the President: Ever-changing Sustainability

Recently, I was researching into volatile organic compound (VOC) levels for epoxy coatings to meet Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Healthcare requirements. I was well aware of the different levels of familiarity with sustainable measures, and how challenging they are to incorporate into specifications. Why is there no guideline document to help write specifications for this? But then I remembered the planned CSC Green Tek-Aid… and why it never came to be.

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CSC No Frills returns to Toronto

CSC’s Toronto Chapter will be hosting the 37th annual No Frills Show on Thursday, March 5. The one-day event will be held in Constitution Hall of the Metro Toronto Convention Centre’s (MTCC’s) North Building. It kicks off with a brief Connections Café, followed by a luncheon with guest speaker (and Ontario premier), Kathleen Wynne, followed by a table-top trade show.

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Message From the President: The ‘C’ in IFC

There’s been a growing reliance on documents issued during construction are modified to include changes made during the bid period. There is generally no contractual obligation to provide these updates—we do this because it is easier to interpret the design intent during the contract administration phase, and it is the modern version of the old days’ cut-and-paste method.

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CSC Edmonton delves into legal matters

On Tuesday, December 9, CSC’s Edmonton Chapter is holding a breakfast meeting about statutory declarations. The discussion centres on how it may be common for contractors to make false statutory declarations in order to obtain payment on construction projects, along with the serious legal consequences.

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