The Annual General Meeting of the Mechanical Contractors Association of Canada will be held on September 21 at 8:00 a.m. at The Westin Whistler Resort and Spa. Mark your calendars for this important association business event.
As you know, MCAC's Annual National Conference is fast approaching. So is the deadline to book your hotel room! You have less than a week -- August 14 -- to secure your prefererred rate at the fabulous Westin Whistler Resort and Spa. Don't delay! Book today.
The Westin Resort & Spa, Whistler, BC
September 19, 20 & 22, 2018
We are pleased to invite all MCA Canada Associate Members to participate in our 2018 Reception & Product Showcase to introduce your latest products and services to our conference delegates. In an effort to expand your interaction with the contractor members, MCA Canada, in consultation with your Associates Council, is very proud to provide you with our 2018 interactive showcase format. Download the registration form for more information.
Have you signed up yet for the MCAC Shell Canada Fuel Navigator Program? It offers fuel savings of 5¢ per litre and is open to all MCA Canada members. Join today!
On August 2, Public Service and Procurement Canada (PSPC) hosted a special event where representatives from NTCCC, the Canadian Construction Association (CCA) and the General Contractors Alliance of Canada (GCAC) were invited to receive a debrief from Bruce Reynolds, Sharon Vogel and James Little (Singleton Urquhart Reynolds Vogel LLP) on their report released the same day.
The main highlight was that the report recommends a federal prompt payment legislation with a built-in adjudication process. This is something the NTCCC has fought for more than ten years and should be considered a significant accomplishment.
In the next two weeks, the key stakeholders will have a chance to make written comments back to Reynolds and Vogel. They also encouraged us to make comments on issues we would like to see addressed or clarified.
The next battle is to push the federal government to draft legislation and pass it prior to the next federal election.
Read PSPC's executive summary on the report here.
You can also access the full report and its corresponding appendices.
CEC is pleased to announce that it will once again offer the highly acclaimed Estimating Conference from Oct. 17-19 in Toronto. This conference focuses not on how to estimate, but rather on project procurement and strategies. Sessions covered will include deal breakers, project risk and go/no-go strategies, putting together a proposal, and what a general contractor looks for in its selection process — to name a few. Jack Wilhelmi and Tim Wentz from MCA America will lead the conference; Dan Leduc from Norton Rose Fulbright will deliver a special session of his own. Registration is limited to just 30 people, so register today!
More than 1,000 students have completed the 10-day PM CEC/University of Waterloo course since its inception in 2000. This latest session is sure to be another sellout. If you have new hires or people looking to upgrade or refresh their PM skills, this is the course for them! As a bonus, the program is Gold Seal-accredited for those who wish to pursue their certification.
As with all courses, be sure to look into the Canada Job Grant for funding assistance.
Click below for the latest prompt payment in the construction industry payment tables.
1306: King Wenceslas of Poland is murdered.
1876: Thomas Edison patents the mimeograph.
1899: The first household refrigerating machine is patented.
1940: The German Luftwaffe attacks Great Britain for the first time, beginning the Battle of Britain.
1945: The Soviet Union declares war on Japan.
1950: U.S. troops repel the first North Korean attempt to overrun them at the Battle of Naktong Bulge, which continued for 10 days.
1963: England’s “Great Train Robbery,” 2.6 million pounds ($7.3 million) is stolen
1974: President Richard Nixon resigns from the presidency as a result of the Watergate scandal.
1989: NASA Space Shuttle Columbia begins its eighth flight, NASA’s 30th shuttle mission.
1990: Iraq annexes the state of Kuwait as its 19th province, six days after Iraqi troops invaded Kuwait.
2000: The Confederate submarine H.L. Hunley is raised to surface, 136 years after it sank following its successful attack on USS Housatonic in the outer harbour of Charleston, South Carolina.
2007: An EF2 tornado hits Brooklyn, New York, the first in that borough since 1889.
2008: Georgia invades South Ossetia, touching off a five-day war between Georgia and Russia.
Since 1916, Oatey has provided reliable, high-quality products for the residential and commercial plumbing industries. Today, Oatey operates a comprehensive manufacturing and distribution network to supply more than 6,000 products for professional builders, contractors, engineers and do-it-yourself consumers around the world. The company has continued to meet customer needs for more than a century by offering innovative plumbing solutions that deliver results the first time. Its solutions are now being enjoyed by thousands of users – all from within the construction industry – to improve efficiency and drive revenue.
- September 7–9: MCA Toronto Conference & AGM, Muskoka, ON
- September 19–22: MCA Canada Annual National Conference, Whistler, BC
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 to help mitigate bad debt write-offs.