Committees

RDCA Committees

Executive Committee
Chair Dustin Christensen
Senior VP Jon Gulayets
VP Will Woodward
Treasurer Kelly Slepicka
Government Action – Local
Chair Dustin Christensen
Director Kelly Vopni
Director Kelly Slepicka
Director Gerald Cree
Education
Chair Leah James
Director Kelly Slepicka
Director Vic Walls
Director Jason Towers
Member At Large Gary Halvorson
Marketing
Chair Ben Guenther
Director Dustin Christensen
Director Jon Gulayets
Director Brett Salomons
Director Dave Mundy
ACA Provincial Representatives
Government Action Will Woodward
Contracts Gerald Cree
Safety/WCB Ryan Hawley
Technology
Chair Brett Salomons
Director Thomas Sypkes
MAL Jon Gulayets
COOLNet Alberta
Representative Kelly Slepicka

Committee Terms of Reference

Executive Committee

  • Exercise the powers of the Board when the Board is not sitting provided that the exercise of such powers is not contrary to any orders of the Board
  • Monitor the fiscal and accounting practices of RDCA and report the financial affairs in a timely fashion to the Board
  • Prepare an annual operating budget (Executive Director)
  • Prepare Board meeting agendas (Executive Director)
  • Supervise or otherwise monitor the activities and issues of each RDCA standing committee
  • Act as the public spokesman for the RDCA (Chairperson/Executive Director)
  • Organize press releases and/or press conferences (Executive Director/Chairperson)
  • Liaise with related professional or other industry associations on common issues (Executive Director/Committee)
  • Assist staff when required to resolve operations management issues
  • Represent RDCA to owners groups and public meetings
  • Represent RDCA in all verbal presentations, briefs, submissions or positions to elected Government Officials

 

Government Action – Local

  • Work collaboratively with partners (ie. City and County of Red Deer, outlying municipalities) to develop best practices within the construction industry
  • Respond to public discussion papers or public legislative forums
  • Assist with the preparation of briefs and submissions to government
  • Identify opportunities and issues impacting the construction industry
  • Research and develop proposals
  • Advocate recommendations to other stakeholders

 

Education Committee

  • Assist the RDCA in working directly with educational institutions, to provide input in the areas of education and industry curriculum.
  • Collaborate with educational institutions on construction specific education for local industry. (Includes courses, seminars, etc)
  • Assist in the RDCA scholarship process, providing input and selection of the recipients.
  • Participate with educational institutions on behalf of the RDCA to promote industry.

 

Marketing Committee

  • Assist RDCA to marketing efforts for events as set out by the marketing plan on an annual basis
  • Assist with major events such as the golf tournament and AGM
  • Assist RDCA to in the participation and growth of the membership
  • Promote the benefits and services that go along with being a member.
  • Assist RDCA to marketing efforts for events as set out by the marketing plan on an annual basis
  • Create a branding message – consistency

 

Technology Committee

  • Identify technology ideas, strategies and opportunities for our local industry to aid in their day to day business.
  • Provide a resource for members to utilize when considering technology decisions for construction based activities.

 

ACA Representative – Government Action (Provincial)

  • Develop submissions in response to government initiatives and public discussions
  • Assist the Directors of the ACA in organizing and/or coordinating lobbies where necessary or desirable
  • Prepare and participate in meetings with local government and regional municipal staff, MLAs and Provincial Government staff.
  • Represent the ACA to owners, groups and public meetings
  • Represent ACA in verbal presentations, briefs, submissions or positions to elected Government Officials

 

ACA Representative – Safety & WCB

  • Recommend proactive initiatives with respect to (1) improving safety legislation and regulation impacting the construction business Respond to public discussion papers or public legislative forums.
  • Provide liaison to related organizations including the Alberta Construction Safety Association (ACSA)
  • Provide input and direction for the overall safety plan (ie. courses, seminars, communication) to the membership and community

 

ACA Representative – Standard Practice

  • Recommend solutions to common problems in contractual relations
  • Study existing and new standard documents and guidelines for consistency and compatibility with industry practices
  • Advise on recommended procedures in contractual relationships
  • Monitor the effectiveness of standard construction documents
  • Monitor the fairness and cost/effectiveness of tender documents
  • Act as a resource to assist owners and consultants when designing or amending specifications and tender packages
  • Periodically review, and recommend where advisable, amendments to legislation and regulations
  • Advise the Board on all matters concerning industry practices
  • Assist in contractor/owner relationships when requested
  • Liaise with local government agencies to speak on matters of common interest regarding tendering practices
  • Liaise with design, specification and tendering authorities to investigate and discuss matters of common interest
  • Liaise with the Alberta Construction Association Standard Practices Committee

 

COOLNet Alberta – Representative

  • Identify member information needs in the areas of information/ communication technologies, productivity enhancement, and new techniques.
  • Participate in quarterly representative meetings – January is the presentation of the yearly budget
  • Liaison with other local industry representatives to promote the betterment of the COOLNet Alberta program.