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2018 BCA Member Directory

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  • BCA Member Directory

The Barrie Construction Association Member Directory is an annual publication that lists all BCA member companies.  It is distributed to all members as well as key individuals in purchasing departments throughout Simcoe County and beyond.

This handy guide lists all members alphabetically and by division.  Advertisements are placed within your divisional category making your company stand out above the rest! Don’t miss out on the opportunity to showcase yourself to over 350 members and procurement professionals in our region!

Full Page Advertisement (4.75″ x 7.5″)

  1. Colour – $350 + HST

  2. Black & White – $250 + HST

Half Page Advertisement (4.75″ x 3.5″)

  1. Colour – $225 + HST

  2. Black & White – $200 + HST

Business Card Size Advertisement (4.75″ X 1.75″)

  1. Colour – $175 + HST

  2. Black & White – $150 + HST

Artwork must be submitted by February 23, 2018.  Formats accepted are JPEG, PDF and TIFF.

Changes can be made to existing artwork.  The fee starts at $50 but may be higher depending on the scope of work.  Details can be discussed with Bryony prior to confirming ad placement in the 2018 edition.

All new ads will be charged a one time set up fee of $30 + HST

For further details, please contact Bryony at

Executive Year End Message

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Dear BCA Members

December is a time for reflection, and as I look back on 2017 it has to go down in the record books as the most successful year for the BCA. For over twenty years, the BCA has lobbied the Provincial Government for change to the antiquated Construction Lien Act. What does this mean? Year after year, the BCA staff and board met with MPP’s to educate them on the real struggles faced every day by our members. Delayed payments in the construction industry are the norm, not the exception. While MPP’s over the years have sympathized, it was not until the introduction of Bill 142, Construction Lien Amendment Act, 2017, that any real hope for revolution was seen.

During three days of hearings at Queen’s Park, the Standing Committee on the Legislative Assembly heard from many stakeholders – some in favour of the legislative changes and some opposed (those against tight payment timelines). A strong argument for the passing of this Bill was needed. I was proud to address the Standing Committee during these hearings and fight for BCA member’s rights. The right for a fair day’s pay for a fair day’s work.

Under the newly re-named Construction Act, the vital proposed changes fall into three broad categories. Prompt Payment of Invoices – owners will have to pay contractors within 28 days of receipt of an invoice. Contractors will then have 7 days to pay their subcontractors. If all or part of the invoice is in dispute, the payer must give a notice of non-payment along with an explanation. The undisputed amount must still be paid. The Act creates a short-term dispute adjudication process to resolve payment disputes. The Modernization of the Act includes numerous changes including extending the lien period from 45 to 60 days and making the release of holdback mandatory. The BCA is fully committed to educating our members and local municipal purchasers on these sweeping changes.

The BCA alongside the Council of Ontario Construction Associations was involved in the creating of legislation, giving the BCA Members a voice. This is what belonging to the BCA means. I am proud of what our active board, our dedicated staff and you, our loyal members have achieved together.

I invite you to read the attached Year-End Report which highlights the business of the BCA in 2017 and how your membership dollars were utilized and it will give you a glimpse of what the board and staff will be undertaking in the coming year. A complete list of the BCA Standing Committees and the mandates of those committees is included along with our 2018 Calendar of Events. I encourage you to contact the board or myself with any comments or concerns and to let us know how we can help you.

In closing, I along with my staff and the Board of Directors wish all members, your families and employees a very Merry Christmas and a Happy and prosperous New Year.


Alison Smith, Executive Director

Year End Report     Calendar of Events 2018

Thank you to our Sponsors

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Many thanks to the sponsors of the Community Builders Golf Tournament.  Your support helped to ensure our success!

Ainley Group
Arnott Construction
Bobcat of Barrie
Calow Benefit Group
Coco Paving
Corix Water Products
Decast Ltd.
Dufferin Construction
Duivenvoorden Haulage
Eisses Excavating
Georgian College
Lafarge Canada
Lisbon Paving
Maacon Construction
North Rock Group
Rutherford Contracting
Steel Tile
Walker Industries

Excel for Construction (Basic)

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OCTOBER 4, 2017  8AM TO 5PM

Excel for Construction (Basic)
(costs, tracking, lists, schedules, estimates, production rates)
CCA has accredited this course for 1 Gold Seal Special Industry Credit (SIC)
Excel is an excellent tool to calculate and track important information.
If tasks such as tracking expenses, jobs and equipment, or creating estimates are work that you do, then this
course will help save you time and money. If you have ever used a spreadsheet created by someone else and
struggled, then this course is for you.
Do you calculate production rates? keep track of costs or budgets? Excel makes these tasks easy and it gives
you a record of all your calculations (unlike your calculator). Excel makes it easy to verify your work and enter
Our one day workshop will show you how to use Excel to do all these things. Learn to create your own
spreadsheets, and change existing ones.
The Construction Professional will be able to use Excel to create estimates, track expenses, calculate overruns,
track production rates, calculate materials usages.
1. Create better financial estimates of projects
2. Calculate and create records of production rates
3. Maintain better financial records of business expenses
4. Be able to do tracking of expenses and revenues by job
Participants should have a basic understanding of how to use a computer (create a letter, create an
email, find files). For people who do not have these skills, we offer a course titled ‘In From the Site’
which is designed specifically for construction personnel unfamiliar with computer office technologies.
October 4th – 8am to 5pm
200 Brock St., Barrie
Cost: $299.00 + HST
Topics Covered
– Basic spreadsheets for simple estimates
o Numerical calculations using excel
o Incorporating financial information (estimates) into Word documents
o Creating simple estimates
o Using formulas
o Creating Budgets
o Charting
o Calculating Production Rates
– Tracking Expenses
o Simple calculations over time – expense tracking
o Record Keeping – jobs and equipment
o Subtotals – tracking by job or location
o Filters – analyzing results
o If Statements
o Multiple books and Links – job tracking
– Year over Year comparisons
– Reporting
o Formatting
o Linking
o Exporting
o Conditional Formatting
Enrollment is a minimum of 7 to a maximum of 12 persons to ensure that each participant receives
individualized attention. This is a hands-on workshop and laptops with software are provided for the
duration of the course.