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New Trade Deal USMCA Does Not Include Revisions to Steel Tariffs

On September 30, 2018, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and Minister of Foreign Affairs Chrystia Freeland announced that Canada has finally reached a trade deal with the United States. The United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA) is a modernized agreement that will replace the formerly known North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA). While this new agreement presents no new [...]

2018-10-02T17:16:36+00:00 October 2nd, 2018|

2018 Canadian Steel Conference Showcases the Steel Industry’s Most Innovative Projects & Advanced Technology!

The Canadian Institute of Steel Construction (CISC) held their highly acclaimed Canadian Steel Conference in Halifax, Nova Scotia from Sept 19-21, 2018. We gathered over 250 senior executives and key industry stakeholders from across Canada to learn, build relationships, develop businesses and celebrate steel—while having fun! This year’s technical program delivered a range of [...]

2018-10-22T13:43:35+00:00 September 28th, 2018|

CSA W186 is Now Available for Public Review

The CSA W186 - Welding of Reinforcing Bars in Reinforced Concrete Construction (metal arc welding) is now available for public review! Please note that the review period closes on November 20, 2018. You can visit the link below to access the document at your convenience. Note: a valid email address is required. View Document

2018-10-22T13:59:21+00:00 September 24th, 2018|

In Memory of David Oulton

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of David Oulton. Dave Oulton has been a driving force in the construction industry for over half a century. He started out working odd jobs but quickly recognized his entrepreneurial spirit early on through his involvement with Metal Masters, alongside Bruce Beeler and Lenord Kitz. Together [...]

2018-10-22T14:04:58+00:00 September 21st, 2018|

2019 Canadian National Steel Bridge Competition Rules are Now Available

The Canadian National Steel Bridge Competition (CNSBC), alongside the Canadian Society of Civil Engineering (CSCE) and the Canadian Institute of Steel Construction (CISC), are proud to present the 2019 CNSBC Rules and Guidelines. Every year, the CNSBC challenges students with bright minds and competitive spirits to produce innovative ideas and to collaborate creatively. It’s a fun [...]

2018-10-22T14:14:33+00:00 September 19th, 2018|

Economic Analysis Report: Insight on Current Manufacturing Trade Trends

  As reported by the Canadian Manufacturers & Exporters (CME), higher crude oil prices have effectively wiped out Canada's trade deficit in July. Consequently, exports have increased by 0.8 per cent in July to reach an all-time monthly record of $51.3 billion. Canada's year-over-year export growth rate has exploded after remaining stagnant for the [...]

2018-09-13T11:18:02+00:00 September 10th, 2018|

Quebec Government Re-Evaluates the Lowest Bidder Model

In Quebec, amendments to the current Regulation respecting certain service contracts of public bodies proposes that the Ministère des Transports, de la Mobilité durable et de l’Électrification des transports (MTMDET) and Société québécoise des infrastructures (SQI) can award engineering and architectural service contracts in favor of the lowest bidder. CISC Quebec has been supporting the efforts [...]

2018-08-24T10:20:54+00:00 August 24th, 2018|

Minister of Finance Announces Plans to Implement Safeguard Tariffs on Steel Products

Yesterday, Finance Minister Bill Morneau announced the government’s intention to implement emergency safeguard measures as a result of global steel tariffs imposed by the U.S. earlier this year. This new provisional safeguard is intended to protect the Canadian steel market from a surge of foreign steel imports. As of August 14, 2018, the Canadian government is [...]

2018-08-16T17:01:41+00:00 August 15th, 2018|