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The MCAC Whistler Conference features a great number of very high-level speakers and panelists whose knowledge will give you an opportunity to change, adjust or perhaps even reinvent some of your practices.

Topics that will be covered include: high building performance, industry performance through best practices, the impact of cannabis legalization on workplace policies, perception vs. reality in the decision-making process, and the industry’s growing dependency on mobile apps.

Networking is also a key component of the conference. Make new acquaintances whose backgrounds can also be impactful for your operation.

See you in Whistler!

As you are likely aware, parts of British Columbia are being affected by wildfires. At the moment, we have no news to report about fires in Whistler that could affect our hotel venue. We will continue to monitor the situation. Please stay tuned for further details.

Join Julie Zulich, senior vice-president of TESC Contracting, for the launch of the Women in Mechanical Construction forum during the MCAC Annual Conference on September 21.

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.

Member Update

Ken joins MCAC as Executive Director of Communications, Industry Outreach and Innovation. He will assume responsibilities for the Associate Membership and the Mechanical Service Contractors Division of MCAC. As a former employee of the Canadian Construction Association and having served on the Canadian Construction Documents Committee, the Institute of BIM in Canada and the Lean Construction Institute of Canada, Ken has gained valuable experience in procurement and industry practices. Ken holds a Bachelor of Journalism from Carleton University. He will start on September 4.


A recently released report urges employers to ensure supervisors express immediate support when a worker is injured or becomes ill and that they then remain positive during the recovery period to best ensure successful return-to-work (RTW) outcomes.

The Canadian Standards Association (CSA) has published the first edition of CSA Z800, a new guideline on basement flood protection and risk reduction.

ASHRAE has issued call for abstracts for the 2019 Buildings XIV International Conference, to be held in Clearwater Beach, FL from December 9 to 12.

The Canadian Construction Association's #ConstructionCrew contest is open until September 12! Submit photos of your construction crews, whether onsite, in the office or doing good in the community, on social media using #ConstructionCrew for a chance to win a $500 gift card towards your next team lunch.


The latest edition of CEC's acclaimed Estimating Conference is scheduled for October 17 to 19 in Toronto. Have you registered?

The conference focuses 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. Act now!

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.


The construction industry isn’t simply about changing landscapes, its business survival is almost completely dependent on customer satisfaction and retention. Customer satisfaction, in and of itself, is a challenge for businesses as is finding methods of continuously improving one's commerce and maintaining its modern capabilities.


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Important Dates
  • September 7–9: MCA Toronto Conference & AGM, Muskoka, ON
  • September 19–22: MCA Canada Annual National Conference, Whistler, BC



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