NEWSLETTER

Prompt Payment & Conference Update

June 25, 2020

MGA Review and Red Tape Reduction:
Due to the advocacy of BILD Alberta, the Government of Alberta has committed to reviewing the Municipal Government Act for amendments. This opens the door for many of the 29 Red Tape Reduction Recommendations we made in October and continue to advocate on daily including:
  • Offsite Levies
  • Inclusionary Housing
  • City Charters
  • Permit Timelines & Approvals
  • Municipal Reserve Allocation & Use
  • and more...

Advocacy Update & Housing Data

May 28, 2020

Through collaboration with local associations and the Government of Alberta, construction sites and project approvals have remained in place through the COVID-19 pandemic. The impact of this advocacy varies from member to member but it has reduced interest payments, cancelled contracts and preserved a significant number of jobs. While we continue to ensure sites stay open, advocacy efforts have...

Sharing Resources & Awards Website Now Open

April 30, 2020

While the world and our industry have changed over the past month and a half, the mission and work of BILD Alberta continues. Early on in this crisis our priorities shifted to ensuring construction sites remain open. As a result of BILD Alberta’s (and local associations’) strong relationships with government, and advocacy efforts, permits are still being processed and construction continues today...

Tips for Operating Worksites & Resources

March 31, 2020

Last week, in an ongoing effort to fight COVID-19, the Government of Alberta announced that all non-essential services must close. At this time, this does not include construction (including residential) as it has been identified as an essential service. As projects continue to move forward, it is important to remember that this could change at any time. For the latest information refer to government resources...

Prompt payment survey, conference 50% sold, awards criteria and more!

February 27, 2020

The Government of Alberta is seeking to introduce amendments to the Builders Lien Act. Included as part of this work is the development of what is referred to ‘Prompt Payment’. Prompt Payment is being considered in multiple provinces and is already active in Ontario. It involves stricter requirements for payment timelines (potentially 28-days) from owners to trades / suppliers and onto subtrades. This legislation is being developed at the request of numerous trade and supplier organizations who have indicated payment timelines have begun stretching beyond 70 days...

12 Storey-Wood, Forecasts and Year in Review

February 4, 2020

Scott Fash, Executive Director of BILD Alberta, was at the Government of Alberta's press conference that was part of Red Tape Reduction Awareness Week last week, where they announced the approval of 12-storey wood frame construction...

Executive Director Announced, Housing Reports, Call for Speakers

January 23, 2020

We are pleased to announce the appointment of Scott Fash as Executive Director of BILD Alberta, effective January 21, 2020.
Scott will provide guidance and operational leadership for the BILD Alberta staff and Board of Directors, advocating for the industry to advance business certainty and housing affordability. Scott is prepared to continue to tackle our strategic goals and guide the organization to excellence...