Eighth OGCA Construction Symposium focuses on leading innovation

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    Ontario Construction Report staff writer

                The Ontario General Contractors Association’s eighth Construction Symposium will focus on leading innovation.

                The three day gathering at Blue Mountain Resort in Collingwood starts April 13 with a presentation about Gold Seal Certification by Stephanie Wallace of the Canadian Construction Association followed by a reception, dinner and show by comedian Doug Funk.

                On Friday morning, there will be a variety of workshop options, including a discussion about the risks and liabilities of green building and an Infrastructure Ontario update. Other options include a presentation by WSIB and Ministry of Labour representatives discussing the transformation of the WSIB and Occupational Health and Safety system, managing construction risk after the Metron Construction conviction, and a presidents’ panel.

                In the afternoon, participants will be able to choose from presentations on managing hazardous materials on projects and LEED IAQ credits, new insurance and surety products, a Canadian construction outlook and forecast, building information modelling education for contractors, construction arbitration and increasing roles of women in construction.

                Friday evening wraps up with a reception, dinner and entertainment and awards with Mike Bullard, followed by additional presentations on Saturday morning.

                More information and registration forms are available at http://ogca.ca/2013-construction-symposium-viii.

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