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The Construction Education Council (CEC), in partnership with MCA Canada and the Canadian Institute of Plumbing and Heating (CIPH), is pleased to offer this all-new three-part webinar series on the "Industrialization of the Construction Industry." The construction industry is reaching an inflection point, beyond which things may never look or be the same again. Like many industries, the construction industry is under constant pressure to improve productivity and reduce cost and waste. In this presentation, Dr. Perry Daneshgari will explain the three forces leading to the construction industry's inflection point:

• Week 1 – March 28, 2017: Industrialization of Construction® – What's happening & how to get ready for it.
• Week 2 – April 4, 2017: Disruption of the Construction Industry – How will it happen & what should you do about it?
• Week 3 – April 11, 2017: Shift in the Construction Market – How to deal with the new realities.

Date: March 28th, April 4th, April 11th
Time: 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM EST
Cost: $129.00 per single webinar or $300.00 for all 3 webinars

As of February 1, MCA Canada has moved to our new office space. We didn't move very far, only one floor up to suite 701. Everything else remains the same. Here are our new coordinates:
MCA Canada, 701–280 Albert St., Ottawa, Ontario K1P 5G8 
Tel: 613-232-0492, Email: mcac@mcac.ca, Website: www.mcac.ca

Ecco Heating Products Ltd.
Industry News

BuildForce Canada has just release their new 2017–2026 Construction & Maintenance Looking Forward provincial and national reports and data. According to the report, "Construction activity in Canada is expected to edge slightly higher in 2017 following small declines over the past two years, but growth is uneven as many construction markets across the country continue to move in different directions." 
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A Dodge Data & Analytics SmartMarket report, Managing Risk in the Construction Industry, has determined that collaboration between building owners, general contractors and subcontractors can aid in keeping construction project costs under control, result in a timely delivery and enhance the safety environment.

Occupational Health & Safety Programs – A workers' compensation researcher and consultant in British Columbia says an aging Canadian workforce will place increasing demands on workplace health and safety programs.

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FastEst, Inc.
N-Two Cryogenic Enterprise Inc.
Education & Training
If you are interested in further information or to register for any of the following courses, please contact your local MCA office or you can contact the CEC office directly at 613-232-5169, tania@mcac.ca.
February 8: Proactive Service – Calgary, AB
February 9–10: Dispatcher – Nanaimo, BC
March 2930: Proactive Service for Technicians – Saskatoon, SK
March 3031: Dispatcher – Calgary, AB
The Construction Education Council will offer the 39th session of its Gold Seal accredited 10-day project-management program this spring. This course is always a sellout, so don’t delay. Registration is now open. For further information, contact Tania Johnston at 613-232-5169 or tania@mcac.ca. Dates of the next program are March 30–April 3 and April 20–24.
Innovation & Technology

Inaugurated December 14 in the park of Castilla-La Mancha in Alcobendas, just south of Madrid in Spain, the 40-foot-long is made up of eight parts, each one comprising layers of fused concrete powder micro-reinforced with thermoplastic polypropylene. 

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Victaulic Company of Canada
Bradford White Canada Inc.
By the Numbers

Released January 10, 2017 – Municipalities issued $7.8 billion worth of building permits in November, down 0.1% from the previous month. The value of non-residential building permits rose 3.0% to $2.6 billion in November, the fourth increase in five months. In the residential sector, the value of building permits fell 1.6% to $5.1 billion in November, following three consecutive monthly increases.

Construction intentions for institutional buildings were up 25.2% to $686 million in November, following two consecutive monthly declines. The value of industrial permits rose 10.1% to $404 million in November, a second consecutive monthly increase. In the commercial component, the value of building permits was down 6.1% to $1.5 billion in November. 


Taco (Canada) Ltd.
Associates Corner
Jonas Construction & Service Management Software is a fully integrated management solution, designed to help businesses improve productivity and increase profitability. Mechanical contracting has always been a strong focus when they develop their software, and as a special offer to all MCAC members, Jonas would like to extend a 15% discount on their license fees. To receive this discount, simply reference that you are a MCAC member and they will get you started on taking your business to the next level.
Parker Canada Division
Important Dates
  • March 3: International Alliance of MCAs Meeting, San Diego, California
  • March 4: CANS Developing Executives Curling Bonspiel, Halifax, NS
  • March 59: MCA of America Convention, San Diego, California
  • March 9: MCA Saskatchewan 72nd AGM, Saskatoon, SK
  • March 1011: MCA Saskatchewan 45th Bonspiel, Saskatoon, SK
  • March 11: World Plumbing Day, worldwide
  • March 1923: CCA National Conference, Riviera Maya, Mexico
  • April (TBA): National Stakeholders Red Seal, Ottawa, ON
  • April 910: MCA Canada Mid-year Meetings, Ottawa, ON
  • April 11: MCAC and CIPH Day on Parliament Hill, Ottawa, ON
  • April 20: MCA Hamilton AGM & Trade Show, Hamilton ON
  • April 21: CANS De-Icer, Halifax, NS
  • April 26: MCA Manitoba AGM, Winnipeg, MB
  • April 2627: CMMTQ MCEE Tradeshow, Montréal, QC
  • May: MCA Western Regional Meeting, TBA, SK
  • May 57: MCA British Columbia/Alberta Conference, Victoria, BC
  • May 1119: MCA of Ontario AGM, Edinburgh, Scotland
  • May 25: CANS Golf Tournament, Halifax, NS
  • May 2628: CCA Meetings, St. John’s, NL
  • June 6: MCA Canada Western Regional Meetings, Saskatoon, SK
  • June 15: MCA Sask/Ron Young Memorial Golf, Moon Lake Golf and Country Club, SK 
  • June 22: MCA Sask/ASHRAE Golf Tournament, Deer Valley Golf Club, SK
  • June 23: MCA Eastern Regional Meeting, St. John’s, NL
  • June 2527: CIPH Annual Business Conference, Ottawa, ON
  • July 12: CEC Golf Tournament, Location TBA
  • July 13: CANS Developing Executives Meet and Greet, Halifax, NS
  • September 21: CIPHEX Roadshow, St. John’s, NL
  • September 29: CANS 155th AGM, St. Andrew's By-The-Sea, NB
  • September 29October 1: MCA Toronto AGM, Collingwood, ON
  • October 1518: MSCA Educational Conference, Boca Raton, Florida
  • October 17: CIPHEX Roadshow, Edmonton, AB
  • October 19: CIPHEX Roadshow, Regina, SK
  • November 69: MCA Canada’s 76th National Conference, Maui, Hawaii
Membership Advantage Program
PARK 'N FLY  – MCA Canada has recently renegotiated our arrangement with our Park 'N Fly partners to increase the discount members have available. Park 'N Fly is Canada’s leasing airport parking company with operations in Vancouver, Edmonton, Winnipeg, Toronto, Ottawa, Montreal and Halifax. 
MCA Canada's Charity of Choice
We still need your help! Operation Eyesight has prevented more than 35 million people from facing the needless tragedy of preventable blindness. Their work is focused in places where blindness can be deadly, especially to those who are very young, old or poor. MCA Canada's members, offices and staff have made significant contributions to help in this worthwhile cause but we still have a long way to go.




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