TORONTO — The Ontario Formwork Association (OFA) has joined forces with the Residential and Civil Construction Alliance of Ontario (RCCAO), which will allow the organizations to work closely together on issues such as promoting strategic infrastructure investment.
“We feel that they (RCCAO) are an integral part of this city’s infrastructure going forward,” said Dennis Cancian, executive director of the OFA. “Whatever roots they lay down affect our industry. Joining this group gives us access to higher level density for future development.”
The OFA officially attended its first annual general meeting of the RCCAO on June 16. They attended a previous meeting last year as an observer.
The OFA does concrete formwork and concrete placing for the construction of high-rise condominiums, with the majority of work in the Greater Toronto Area.
“We are very pleased to have a new member join the Residential and Civil Construction Alliance of Ontario,” said Andy Manahan, the executive director of the RCCAO. “The Ontario Formwork Association play an integral role in many projects in the province and the region. They were involved with the formwork in the construction of the Sky Dome and have been part of many of the projects that make up the Toronto skyline.”
Currently, the OFA represents 50 member companies with a permanent skilled workforce of about 5,000 formworkers. The organization was formed in 1968 to provide a forum to members to discuss subjects of common interest to the sector.