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Annual National Conference

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.

If you haven't already booked your room for your stay during MCAC's Annual National Conference, you'd better hurry. Our booking arrangements with the Westin Whistler Resort and Spa close 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.

Industry News

The National Trade Contractors Coalition of Canada's submission focuses on one topic: prompt payment. NTCCC recommends that the federal government introduce and pass federal prompt payment legislation to make construction more efficient on federal projects, more affordable for taxpayers, and to show leadership that will make Canada’s entire construction sector more competitive.

Jamie McMillan discusses barriers she’s faced as a woman in the trade industry and shares advice for young women interested in pursuing a career in it.

FastEst, Inc.
N-Two Cryogenic Enterprise Inc.
Education & Training

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.

Innovation & Technology

Investment in AEC firms—architecture, engineering, and construction—have blossomed in the last few years, as a once low-tech, staid industry begins to feel the full impact of digital technology, especially when it comes to collaboration software, worksite monitoring, safety, and new design tools.

The idea of employing a live “view” of the surrounding environment that can be augmented by computer-generated sensory input has been around for some time—but while it has yet to reach critical mass in the construction industry, it’s not far off. Here are some takes on where AR and VR in construction stand in 2018.

Victaulic Company of Canada
Flocor, Inc.
By the Numbers

Click below for the latest prompt payment in the construction industry payment tables.

1457: The first book ever printed is published by a German astrologer named Faust.
1942: Dwight D. Eisenhower is named the Anglo-American commander for Operation Torch, the invasion of North Africa.
1945: Japan announces its unconditional surrender in World War II.
1947: Pakistan becomes an independent country.
1969: British troops arrive in Northern Ireland in response to sectarian violence between Protestants and Roman Catholics.
1973: The United States ends the “secret” bombing of Cambodia.
1995: Shannon Faulkner becomes the first female cadet in the long history of South Carolina’s state military college, The Citadel.
2007: Four coordinated suicide bomb attacks in Yazidi towns near Mosul, Iraq, kill more than 400 people.

AON Reed Stenhouse Inc.
Associates Corner

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.

UA Canada/AU Canada
UA Local #46
Important Dates
  • September 7–9: MCA Toronto Conference & AGM, Muskoka, ON
  • September 19–22: MCA Canada Annual National Conference, Whistler, BC
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 to help mitigate bad debt write-offs.




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