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A message from your President, Darrin Alberty

Build for Recovery
Advocating for the construction industry and encouraging investment in infrastructure is one of NCHCA's top priorities. 
Please take a moment to visit to lobby your elected federal and provincial officials for investment in infrastructure to ensure a strong economic recovery.
Please join us as the Education Series Continues!

City of Ottawa Spec Update - March 25
Mental Health & Substance Use in the Construction Industry - April 8
Emerging Design & Construction Techniques - April 8

Please use the links above to join the presentations live with Q&A or view presentation recordings at your convenience.

Thank you to our event sponsors!

Joint OHSMS Webinar Tuesday, March 30, 2021 from 10:00 to 11:30

Join NCHCA, OCA and CLAEO, for a panel discussion with Q&A on the Health & Safety Management Systems acceptable to the City of Ottawa.

The panel of health and safety experts will discuss the pros and cons of the three systems identified by the City of Ottawa as acceptable. 
Plan to attend our 2021 events! Visit our event calendar for more event information.

Renew your NCHCA Membership

Please take a moment to renew your NCHCA Membership for 2021. Login to renew online or contact Kerri Albright at or 613-263-2722 to request an invoice.

Industry Updates

Ontario One Call
Ontario One Call is seeking Nominations to its Board of Directors, including from excavators. Please let NCHCA know if you are interested and we will provide a letter of support. Learn more.

MOL - Updated Guidelines for Construction
MOL has issued Updated Health & Safety Guidelines for construction available here:
Updated Health & Safety Guidelines for Construction.

Federal Funding Announcement
Learn more about plans for federal funding for the next 8 years for public transportation.

Dig Safe
Learn more about the March 2021 Dig Safe workshops.

Celebrate 50 years with OSWCA!

Please take a moment to watch the video featuring Jeff Mulcock. NCHCA is fortunate to have Jeff sit on its Board of Directors as the OSWCA representative providing valuable insight and information. Congratulations OSWCA, on 50 years of clean water advocacy!

NCHCA Recruitment & Retention Project

The NCHCA Recruitment & Retention Project is underway and focus group interviews have commenced for the following groups:

  • large construction companies
  • small to medium companies
  • women in construction
  • visible minorities in construction
  • newcomers to Ontario
  • high school teachers & guidance counsellors
If you would like to participate in a focus group, please contact Kathryn Sutherland at

Please consider providing your input by completing the online Recruitment Project Survey.

Interested in hosting a co-op student? 
As part of our recruitment project, we have been contacted by high schools looking to place co-op students helping them gain experience in the construction industry. To express interest in hosting a student, contact Kathryn Sutherland at
NCHCA Welcomes New Members!
Do you know a company that would benefit from being an NCHCA member? Please let us know and we will reach out to them. Contact Kerri Albright at or 613-263-2722.

NCHCA Welcomes Pen80 Products

613.323.0876 /
Pen80 Products is a leading roadside safety products distributor serving Ontario and all of Canada. Our core mandate is to ensure that contractors and public owners have the best products available and in turn, that Canadian roads and highways are the safest in the world. We proudly work hand in hand with domestic and international manufacturers to bring the latest and most innovative products to our roadside.
Pen80 Products exclusively promotes MASH tested and MTO approved roadside safety products, guaranteeing our customers always receive products that meet the highest current safety standards in North America. For more details checkout our website.

Congratulations to Direct Bore Inc.

NCHCA recognizes Adam Pataky, a driller who joined Direct Bore Inc. 6 months ago.
After receiving locates, Adam walked the bore path and noticed gas services that were not marked on the locate.
Adam and his supervisor confirmed that there was gas service in the area but the locate overlapped onto the next ticket and it was not shown on Adam’s copy. 

We recognize Adam for his vigilance, for preventing possible injury and for ensuring a safe work environment. Congratulations Adam!

NCHCA / City Liaison
The next NCHCA / City Liaison meeting is Friday, March 19, 2021, at 8:00 am.
Liaison meetings provide an opportunity for NCHCA and the City of Ottawa to discuss general topics related to City of Ottawa construction projects, processes, and initiatives and to promote relationships and collaborative efforts between industry and the City of Ottawa. Liaison Meeting Terms of Reference

Seasonal Load Restrictions
Please be advised that Seasonal Load Restrictions for Heavy Vehicles will be implemented as of Monday, March 15, 2021.  Additional information, including the 2021 City of Ottawa Truck Route Maps, is available. Hard copies of the maps are not being printed at this time. Learn more about the 2021 Seasonal Loads Restrictions.
New Watermain Disinfection Procedures 
The City of Ottawa has issued a Watermain Disinfection Guideline regarding the new watermain disinfection procedures. Please also view a recording of Renjit's presentation given March 4, 2021 at the Education Series. Please contact Renjit Varghese at or 1-613 580 2424 Ext:22252 for more information.

City of Ottawa Staffing Update
Carina Duclos will continue in her role as Acting Director of Infrastructure Services through 2021. View the updated of City staff list.

Submit a  Liaison Topic
To request that a topic be added to the Liaison meeting agenda for discussion, please send your suggestion to Kathryn Sutherland at
Thank you to our Corporate Sponsors!
Please contact Kerri Albright at 613-263-2722 or to inquire about advertising in  NCHCA's newsletter.
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