MHCA acknowledges it is located on Treaty One land and the homeland of the Metis Nation

Fuel price escalation remedy proposals on the table

The MHCA has received industry feedback on a provincial proposal to adjust for costs attached to fuel prices, which have risen substantially since January.

The proposal would see adjustments made depending on the rise or fall of fuel prices, and on when bid prices were submitted for provincial construction and bid-hourly heavy construction projects.

“We have received industry feedback on what Manitoba Transportation and Infrastructure has proposed in a fuel price adjustment clause; the structure looks workable but we’d like to see some tweaks to ensure the clause works and considers not just work that is coming but that has been done or bid upon already,” MHCA Chris Lorenc said.

An MHCA fuel price sub-committee was struck in February when fuel prices began rising steeply, in reaction to the Russian invasion of Ukraine. The diesel price differential – as much as 50 cents a litre or more, depending on the time-frame of the tendered work – put industry in a position of losing money on work, especially in the bid-hourly tenders such as snow clearing or, potentially, flood control.

The sub-committee is cognizant of the need to reflect in any proposal the fact fuel prices are expected to fluctuate, and that such a clause provides for price decreases, as well.

The impact of the fluctuating oil prices is also being considered. The sub-committee is also working with the City of Winnipeg regarding a fuel price adjustment clause on municipal heavy construction tenders.

“This issue has come complicated considerations and we want to come out of these discussions with a resolution that fits the variety of circumstances – including when unpredictable world events trigger unforeseeable spikes — and for various elements of the industry work,” Lorenc said.

Chair’s Gala

November 18, 2022
RBC Convention Centre

Close to 650pp attended from both industry, government and stakeholder partners.  It was the closing of Nicole Chabot’s two year term as Chair.  Dennis Cruise of Bituminex Paving was welcomed as the new Chair.

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2022 Heavy Santa

December 16, 2022
David Livingstone School

This event was made possible through fundraising at the MHCA Chair’s Gala and Spring Mixer.

104 goodie bags and presents were prepared for the grades 1-4 students at David Livingstone School. 

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Awards Breakfast & Annual General Meeting

November 18, 2022
RBC Convention Centre

Manitoba Transportation & Infrastructure (MTI) Award Winner

  • Grading – Strilkiwski Contracting Ltd.: PTH 6 Grahamdale
  • Paving – Coco Paving o/a Russell Redi-Mix: Bituminous Reconstruction PTH 83
  • Urban Works – Coco Paving o/a Russell Redi-Mix: Bituminous Reconstruction PA 634 and Bituminous Pavement PTH 5
  • Special Projects – Mekhana Development Corp/Arnason Industries Ltd: Theresa Point Airport
  • Major Structures – D. Steele Construction: Bridge Replacement over the Red River Floodway on PTH 59N
  • Minor Structures – Moncrief Construction Ltd.: Reinforced concrete box culvert on PTH 5
  • Water Management – Brunet Ltd.: Flood response, Morris ring dike closure

200 members and guests gathered to hear greetings from Premier Heather Stefanson and the newly elected Mayor of Winnipeg, Scott Gillingham. Hon. Doyle Piwniuk, Minister, Manitoba Infrastructure, handed out the MTI Awards.

31 companies were recognized for their milestone membership commitments.

Matthew Neziol, of Bayview Construction, received the Safety Leader Award.

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