July 11, 2017 Facebook Twitter LinkedIn
Member Update

MCA Canada would like to recognize our contractor and associate member companies that are celebrating 100 years in business. If your company is commemorating its centenary in 2017, please contact the MCA Canada office. We would very much like to acknowledge this tremendous achievement in our newsletter and at our national conference in November. Download the submission form, and send the completed document by email to or fax to 613-235-2793.


Waves of Discovery – MCA Canada is very pleased to announce that registration is now open for our 76th Annual National Conference taking place November 6 to 9 at the amazing Sheraton Maui Resort and Spa in Maui, Hawaii. The Sheraton Maui is located on 23 oceanfront acres on legendary Ka’anapali Beach. We encourage you to bring the whole family and enjoy the rare beauty at one of the world’s truly incredible locations. Snorkel, scuba, paddleboard, kayak, fish, golf, dance, eat and drink-in the memories that will last a lifetime.

Register now!

Discover yourself at home in one of the 508 air-conditioned rooms with access to the full-service spa, nightclub, outdoor tennis, golf, pool and much more. You will also have access to four restaurants, three bars/lounges and two poolside bars. Be sure to reserve your room with the Sheraton Maui Resort and Spa for the preferred conference rate of $239/night. This special rate is available to conference attendees only and reservations can be made from the MCAC website.

Discover how to get your business on everyone’s mind. Our Sponsorship Program includes several levels, each offering a unique blend of networking and marketing opportunities. These opportunities increase your profile while allowing delegates to familiarize themselves with the outstanding products and services your company provides. Bring your brand to life and reach a select demographic of professional decision makers and industry influencers from all across the country. You can view and download the Sponsorship Brochure on the MCAC website, or get your copy by emailing or calling 613-232-0492.


Infrastructure Minister Amarjeet Sohi is telling provinces that the funding will have an "outcomes-based approach" and recipients must publicly report on economic and climate benefits.

The Canadian Practice Manuel for BIM is a practical resource created by experts from across Canada. It is aligned with international standards and practices and was developed as part of the Institute for BIM in Canada and buildingSMART Canada's initiatives to support the broad adoption of BIM in Canada.


It’s back! The Construction Education Council is pleased to announce fall dates for its always-popular Project Management for Contractors course. The highly acclaimed Gold Seal and Blue Seal accredited program is offered in partnership with the University of Waterloo. It takes place over a 10-day period and is split into two five-day sessions. To date, nearly 900 managers have graduated from the program. Week one of the program is scheduled for November 16-20; week two is booked for December 7-11. This program always sells out, so don’t delay. Register today.


The construction industry has a reputation for being slow to adopt innovative technology. Many contractors believe this is about to change.

Balfour Beatty's report foresees a human-free construction site by 2050. The very few people accessing the site itself will wear robotically enhanced exoskeletons and will use neural-control technology to move and control machinery and other robots on site.

Associates Corner

Founded in 1989, Maestro Technologies is a leading developer of integrated software solutions for the construction industry. Their portfolio of software solutions was designed from day one to address the dynamic, project-driven environment of the construction industry. From submitting initial bids, to tracking change order details, determining percentage of completion, and managing payroll – the Maestro*ERP solution tracks costs, revenues and communications from planning to closing using one single user interface. Combine their maestro*ERP Service Call Dispatch module with their world-class maestro*MOBILE applications to benefit from real-time service call management including the ability to view, add and modify schedules, send live updates, schedule service calls in advance, and to create a pool of maintenance calls for clear planning and tracking complete with a tight integration into our accounting / financial module. Their solutions are now being enjoyed by thousands of users – all from within the construction industry – to improve efficiency and drive revenue.


472: Besieged in Rome by his own generals, Western Roman Emperor Anthemius is captured in St. Peter's Basilica and put to death.
813: Emperor Michael I, under threat by conspiracies, abdicates in favor of his general Leo the Armenian, and becomes a monk.
1533: Pope Clement VII excommunicates England's King Henry VIII.
1576: Martin Frobisher sights Greenland.
1616: Samuel de Champlain returns to Quebec.
1735: Mathematical calculations suggest that it is on this day that dwarf planet Pluto moved inside the orbit of Neptune for the last time before 1979.
1750: Halifax, Nova Scotia is almost completely destroyed by fire.
1796: The United States takes possession of Detroit from Great Britain under terms of the Jay Treaty.
1798: The United States Marine Corps is re-established. It had been disbanded after the American Revolutionary War.
1804: A duel occurs in which the Vice President of the United States Aaron Burr mortally wounds former Secretary of the Treasury Alexander Hamilton.
1864: Confederate forces attempt to invade Washington, D.C. during the Battle of Fort Stevens in the American Civil War.
1889: Tijuana, Mexico, is founded.
1893: The first cultured pearl is obtained by Kokichi Mikimoto.
1895: Brothers Auguste and Louis Lumière demonstrate movie film technology to scientists.
1914: Babe Ruth makes his debut in Major League Baseball.
1921: Former President of the United States William Howard Taft is sworn in as 10th Chief Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court, becoming the only person ever to hold both offices.
1922: The Hollywood Bowl opens.
1943: German and Italian troops launch a counter-attack on Allied forces in Sicily.
1960: To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee is first published.
1962: First transatlantic satellite television transmission.
1972: The first game of the World Chess Championship 1972 between challenger Bobby Fischer and defending champion Boris Spassky starts.
1990: The Oka Crisis, a First Nations land dispute in Quebec, begins.
2008: Apple released the iPhone 3G.


The Canadian Institute of Plumbing & Heating will hold its CIPHEX Roadshows in St. John’s (Newfoundland – September 21), Edmonton (Alberta – October 17) and Regina (Saskatchewan – October 19). The CIPHEX Roadshow connects buyers and sellers in markets that do not have major trade shows.

Important Dates
  • July 12: CEC Golf Tournament, Royal Ontario Golf Club, Milton, ON
  • July 13: CANS Developing Executives Meet and Greet, Halifax, NS
  • September 14: Modern Hydronics Summit 2017, Mississauga, ON
  • September 21: CIPHEX Roadshow, St. John’s, NL
  • September 27-29: Women in HVACR 14th Annual Conference, Fort Worth, TX
  • September 29: CANS 155th AGM, St. Andrew's By-The-Sea, NB
  • September 29-October 1: MCA Toronto AGM, Collingwood, ON
  • October 2-4: CCA Meetings, Niagara Falls, ON
  • October 15-18: MSCA Educational Conference, Boca Raton, Florida
  • October 17: CIPHEX Roadshow, Edmonton, AB
  • October 19: CIPHEX Roadshow, Regina, SK
  • November 6-9: MCA Canada’s 76th National Conference, Maui, Hawaii
Membership Advantage Program

Commercial Credit Adjusters Ltd. is the preferred supplier of debt collection and receivable management solutions to MCA Canada members. CCA is one of Canada’s most respected suppliers of debt collection services and is licensed and bonded in all provinces and territories in Canada. MCAC members will receive preferred pricing on the full suite of receivable management tools we can offer members to help mitigate bad debt write offs.

MCA Canada's Charity of Choice

As you know, Operation Eyesight is MCA Canada's Charity of Choice. The organization does important work across the developing world to provide people in need with the basics of life: access to clean water and sanitation. Their work has improved, and even saved, the lives of countless people in these regions.

MCA Canada is always accepting donations to this important cause from its members, but did you know that you can donate more than just cash? Here are five more ways you can show your support:




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