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Virtual Webinar- Upcoming changes to CSA S413: The Canadian Parking Standard On Wednesday, May 26th from 1-2pm, the Building Concrete Restoration Association of Ontario (B&CRAO) and Sealant and Waterproofing Association (SWA) are pleased to provide a joint technical seminar on the highlights of the changes to the CSA – S413 Parking Structures design standard. The public review period is now complete and the final release of the CSA S413-21 – Parking Structures design standard is scheduled for release later this year. This Standard was prepared by the CSA Technical Committee on Parking Structures, including members of our associations working with industry stakeholders on this very important initiative. This will be the fifth edition of the CSA S413 and includes many changes that will improve the durability of parking structures. Presenters:
- Jeremy Horst, SWA Voting Member of CSA S413-21 Tech. Committee.
- Paul Hanratty, B&CRAO Voting Member of CSA S413-21 Tech. Committee
WHEN: 1:00-2:00pm, Wednesday, May 26th, 2021 LOCATION: This virtual event will be hosted on GoToWebinar. All those that register will receive log-in instructions ahead of the event on May 26th.
B&CRAO Hosts Deputy Minister of Labour, Training, and Skills Development at Virtual Annual General Meeting! WHEN: 2-3pm EST, Wednesday, November 25th, 2020 As we continue to live under COVID-19 restrictions, unfortunately this year it means B&CRAO’s Annual General Meeting (AGM) will need to take place virtually. With that in mind, we have worked hard to ensure our event is as informative as possible, and that it would be free to members. We are very pleased to announce that we will be joined by the new Deputy Minister of Labour, Training and Skills Development, Mr. Greg Meredith. As the most senior civil servant in charge of the construction sector, Mr. Meredith will be speaking to members about how he has seen the industry respond to the pressures of COVID-19, and what we might expect in 2021 from the government’s perspective. For more information on running for a position on B&CRAO’s Board of Directors, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
B&CRAO Annual Ski Day Register today! On Friday, February 21st, B&CRAO invites you to bring your coworkers, friends, and families to join us for a fun day on the slopes! This year we will be heading back to the The Georgian Peaks Club in the blue mountains and hope you’ll join us. WHEN: 9:00am – 5:00pm, Friday, February 21st, 2020 WHERE: Georgian Peaks Club (West Lodge), 104 Wensley Drive, Thornbury, ON N0H 2P0
Seminar on Restoration of Reinforced Concrete Historic Buildings by Eliseo Conciatori Join B&CRAO on Wednesday, January 15th for a presentation on “Restoration of Reinforced Concrete Historic Buildings”. Eliseo Conciatori from Vector Construction will explain the realkalization process and provide case histories of two prominent historic buildings. When carbonation of environmentally exposed concrete occurs, steel reinforcing corrodes causing concrete damage, such as delaminations, cracking, spalling and it eventually affects the building’s appearance. Falling concrete debris may also cause serious safety issues. The best and most long term method to stop and permanently prevent reinforcement corrosion in carbonated concrete structures is by another electro-chemical process called realkalization. WHEN: 6:30pm-9:00pm, Wednesday, January 15th, 2020 WHERE: Sheraton Toronto Airport Hotel, 801 Dixon Rd, Toronto, ON M9W 1J5
B&CRAO Hosts Minister of Labour at AGM! Our Annual General Meeting (AGM) is just around the corner! This year we are excited to welcome Ontario’s Minister of Labour, Training, and Skills Development, the Honourable Monte McNaughton to speak to our members and guests. We will also be heading back to the Woodbine Racetrack to experience the thrill of horse racing. WHEN: Wednesday, November 27th, 2019 WHERE: Woodbine Racetrack, 555 Rexdale Boulevard, Toronto, ON M9W 5L2
Addressing Our Worker Shortage: A Discussion with George Brown College Join B&CRAO on Wednesday, October 23rd for a conversation on Ontario’s skilled labour shortage. We are excited to be joined by George Brown College who are working with B&CRAO to develop a new Curtain Installation and Repair Certificate Program. They will discuss this exciting initiative and what B&CRAO members can do to help grow our workforce. WHEN: 6:00-9:00pm, Wednesday, October 23rd, 2019 WHERE: Sheraton Toronto Airport Hotel, 801 Dixon Rd, Toronto, ON M9W 1J5
Event: 22nd Annual B&CRAO Golf Tournament for the Ken Smith Memorial Trophy Date: 10:30am-8:00pm, Thursday, September 19th, 2019 Location: The Country Club, 20 Lloyd Street, Woodbridge, ON L4L 2B9
Event: Membership Appreciation Event – A Night Out with The Jays Date: Wednesday, July 24th, 2019 Time: 7:00 – 10:00pm Location: Acura Executive Lounge, Rogers Centre, 1 Blue Jays Way, Toronto, ON M5V 1J1
Event: Construction Lien Act May Seminar Date: Wednesday, May 29th, 2019 Time: 6:30 – 9:00pm Location: Archeo – Distillery District, 31 Trinity Street, Toronto, ON M5A 3C4
Event: Safety and Working at Heights Seminar with Ontario’s CPO Ron Kelusky Date: Wednesday, March 20th, 2019 Time: Cash Bar Reception at 6:00pm, Dinner and Seminar at 7:00pm Location: The Westin Toronto Airport, 950 Dixon Rd, Etobicoke, ON M9W 5N4
Date: Friday, February 15th, 2019 Event: 2019 B&CRAO Ski Day Location: Georgian Peaks Club, 104 Wensley Drive, Thornbury, ON N0H 2P0
Date: Wednesday, January 30th, 2019 Time: 6:30-9:00 pm Event: Annual Manufacturers Showcase Location: Archeo – Distillery District, 31 Trinity Street, Toronto, ON M5A 3C4
Date: Wednesday, November 28th, 2018 Time: Cocktail Reception – 4:30 pm AGM, Dinner, and Entertainment – 5:30 pm Event: B&CRAO’s Annual General Meeting Location: CBC Building, Barbara Frum Atrium, 250 Front St W, Toronto, ON M5V 3G6
Date: September 12, 2018 Time: Registration and breakfast at 7:30am / Call to the carts at 8:30am / Shot-gun start at 9:00am / Lunch will be served on the course / Reception, Dinner and awards at 3:00pm Event: B&CRAO Annual Golf Tournament Location: Glen Abbey Golf Club, 1333 Dorval Dr., Oakville, ON L6M 4G2
Date: August 8, 2018 Time: 7:00 – 10:00pm Event: Member Appreciation Event – Blue Jays vs. Red Sox Location: Rogers Centre’s Acura Executive Lounge, 1 Blue Jays Way, Toronto, ON M5V 1J1 (Enter through Gate 3 and proceed to level 300)
Date: June 6, 2018 Time: 6:00 – 9:00pm Event: June Seminar Location: Sheraton Toronto Airport Hotel and Conference Centre, 801 Dixon Road, Toronto, ON M9W 1J5
Date: Wednesday, April 18, 2018 Time: 6:00 – 9:00pm Event: Certificates of Payment and Construction Lien Act Amendments Seminar Location: Sheraton Toronto Airport Hotel and Conference Centre, 801 Dixon Road, Toronto, ON M9W 1J5
Date: Wednesday, February 7, 2018 Time: 6:30 – 9:00pm Event: B&CRAO Manufacturer Showcase Location: Archeo – Distillery District, 31 Trinity Street, Toronto, ON M5A 3C4
Date: Friday, January 19, 2018 Event: 2018 B&CRAO Ski Day Location: Georgian Peaks Club (West Lodge), 104 Wensley Drive, Thornbury, ON N0H 2P0