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Annual National Conference

Reaching Your Peak Performance!

Join us from September 19 to 22 at the incredible Westin Whistler Resort and Spa high in the Coastal Mountains. Fall amongst the mountains is a season of glorious colour with a unique, laid-back pace. Incredible views are everywhere. Your conference will provide access to unlimited outdoor adventure, fine dining, nightlife, shopping, golf, education, incredible speakers, and exciting social events. If you’ve been with us before, you know not to miss this event. If you haven’t been to one of our conferences, mark your calendar now. Register today! While you're at it, remember to book your hotel room at just $209 per night.

Member Update

MCA Canada is asking members to complete a short survey about their basic corporate information. It would help us immensely if as many members as possible were to complete this survey—it's just six questions long! We will use the data we collect as feedback and input it into the programs and services we offer to our members. Help us help you!

The Mechanical Service Contractors of Canada (MSCC) is proud to welcome Concept Group from Calgary, AB to the growing list of MSCC 'Gold Standard' contractors. This designation signifies your organization as an elite-level contractor in Canada. It verifies your company implements industry leading, best-business practices in specific key competencies including technical excellence, safety, training, documentation, security, customer service, and business acumen. Congratulations to the entire team at Concept Group! Visit the MSCC website to learn more about how your company can become an MSCC Gold Standard Contractor.

Ashley Bavis was presented the first CEC/Federated Insurance scholarship in 2006. Since then, this joint scholarship has evolved to include members of student chapters. The program now includes eight new scholarships. CEC thanks Federated for being a supportive and committed partner in this very valuable program!

To apply for the Federated scholarship or to see a complete list of scholarships, please visit constructioneducation.ca or contact the CEC office at 613-232-5169. Applications will be accepted until July 31.

Members of MCA Alberta and the Canadian Institute of Plumbing and Heating have outlined a course of action to tackle the impact of “intense insulation requirements” on the hydronics industry.

Industry News

The date for the new legal regime coming into effect comes one month later than expected, but gives the provinces more time to prepare for the challenges of regulating the production, distribution, and consumption of cannabis.

Cities, provinces and territories building new roads, bridges, water, and transit systems funded with federal dollars will have to let Indigenous Peoples, veterans, and recent immigrants have a hand in those projects under new rules unveiled last week.

Amarjeet Sohi, Minister of Infrastructure and Communities, has announced a new step in ensuring that infrastructure investments take into account the impact of projects on the environment during the planning and design stages.

Only four percent of Canadian SMEs are considered high performers. What sets these highly competitive businesses apart? BDC analyzed data from almost 950,000 Canadian businesses to find out what distinguishes top-performing companies, and what entrepreneurs can do to build world-class businesses.

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Education & Training

Are you signed up to play in CEC's Golf Tournament? If not, what are you waiting for? Registration is open for the annual fundraiser, and it's always a great time. Play this year is at the Royal Ontario Golf Club in Milton, Ontario on July 11. As always, all proceeds from the event go to support CEC’s ability to provide the mechanical contracting industry with innovative education programming. Learn more at CEC's website, or by contacting Tania Johnston at 613-232-5169 or tania@mcac.ca.

CEC will once again offer its highly acclaimed Estimating Conference in Toronto, ON from October 17 to 19. Sessions covered include deal-breakers, project risk and go/no go strategies, putting together a proposal, what a general contractor looks for in its selection process—and more. The conference is led by Jack Wilhelmi and Tim Wentz from MCA America, with a special session by Dan Leduc from Norton Rose Fulbright.

Registration is limited to just 30 participants. Register today to avoid disappointment.

More than 1,000 students have completed CEC’s 10-day project management course. This, the 40th offering, will take place from November 15 to 19 and December 6 to 10—and it’s sure to be another sellout. The program is ideal for new hires and people who want to upgrade their project management skills. As a bonus, it is Gold Seal accredited.

The Canada Job Grant may be able to help.

Innovation & Technology

The term “innovation” conjures up images of drones, virtual reality, state-of-the-art sensing technology, and leading-edge building materials. These products, however, are only enablers—the real innovation is in the changes companies have to make to adopt them.

Reliance on artificial intelligence for complex construction tasks is not as farfetched as one might think with all the talk of robots and job automation. But human workers aren't going away anytime soon, so AI adoption spreads, as with most new technologies, with tools that help workers do their job better, faster, and more efficiently.

Victaulic Company of Canada
By the Numbers

Click below for the latest Prompt Payment in the Construction Industry payment tables.

1483: Richard III becomes King of England.
1534: Jacques Cartier lands on the Magdalen Islands now in Quebec.
1833: Captain John Ross and 19 of his crew rescued from Baffin Island. They had been ice-bound for three years, and survived relying on local Inuit for food.
1835: John A. Macdonald starts practicing law in Kingston.
1840: Lower Canada is divided into four districts.
1873: Imperial Order-in-Council admits PEI into Confederation
1906: The first Grand Prix motor racing event held.
1925: Edward S. Rogers Sr. invents the AC tube which allows world's first plug-in batteryless radios.
1945: Canada signs the World Security Charter, thereby becoming a founding member of the United Nations.
1959: Queen Elizabeth II officially opens 318-km long St. Lawrence Seaway.
1961: Prime Minister John Diefenbaker opens the Hockey Hall of Fame in Toronto.
1976: Opening of CN Tower, the world's tallest self-supporting structure at 1,821 feet.
1977: Elvis Presley held his final concert in Indianapolis, Indiana at Market Square Arena.

AON Reed Stenhouse Inc.
Associates Corner

IPEX Inc. designs and manufactures one of the world’s most diverse lines of integrated thermoplastic piping systems – pipe, valves, and fittings – all engineered from the ground up to handle the full range of today’s mechanical, industrial and municipal applications. With more than 50 years of experience in thermoplastics combined with progressive manufacturing technologies, efficient distribution centres and coast-to-coast customer support has made the IPEX name synonymous with quality, innovation, and performance. One supplier to stand behind you and your complete piping system. For more information please visit www.ipexinc.com or call 1-866-473-9462.

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Important Dates
  • July 11: CEC Annual Golf Tournament Fundraiser, Milton, ON
  • September 7–9: MCA Toronto Conference & AGM, Muskoka, ON
  • September 19–22: MCA Canada Annual National Conference, Whistler, BC
Membership Advantage Program

Join now and save 5₵ per litre! – The Shell Fleet Navigator Card is a pre-approved MasterCard that gives you savings on fuel, car washes, and more! Use it at over 1,300 Shell stations, as well as any other service station or maintenance location where MasterCard is accepted. Save 5¢ off each litre of fuel purchased at Shell stations until September 30th and 3¢ per litre ongoing thereafter. Get 500 AIR MILES when you make your first purchase by October 15, 2018. Up to 30 percent off car washes at participating Shell locations. Ten percent discount on Jiffy Lube products and services, including oil changes on purchases over $100. Access to discounted 24/7 roadside assistance. Take advantage of this extraordinary discount by contacting MCA Canada at mcac@mcac.ca, visit www.mcac.ca or call 613-232-0492. Please note MCA Canada is no longer partnered with PetroCanada.




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