October 16, 2018 Facebook Twitter LinkedIn
Member Update

Jack Bavis is the new president and chairman for the Mechanical Contractors Association of Canada 2018-2019 board of directors, bringing with him more than 40 years of experience in the industry.

MCA Canada is pleased to announce that the 2018 recipient of the Doug Crawford Memorial Award is Dan Milroy, director of sales and marketing, Bradford White, Canada.

This is your last chance to register next month’s CEC 10-day Gold Seal-accredited Project Management course. We have just one seat remaining!

Scheduled for Feb. 7-10, CEC’s brand new Advanced Project Management course will prepare seasoned project managers for future advancement and increased responsibilities. The program was created to build off the highly successful 10-day program. The course will provide 28 hours of Gold Seal-accredited, industry-specific, advanced-level project management training.

High schools don’t adequately prepare students for the workforce, and they should put more emphasis on teaching skills required by employers, the Canadian Federation of Independent Businesses concluded in a study released Thursday.


A construction industry task force on project management services delivery expects to publish a guide on the subject in early 2019.


Construction giant teams up with robotics firm to trial high-tech exoskeleton vest to protect and support workers.

Decisions in construction are historically based on subjective experiences instead of hard data. However, as the industry increasingly adapts to new technologies that drive productivity, boost safety, identify and address problems, automate low-level tasks and compile fact-based best practices, this precedent is beginning to shift.

Many entering the virtual design and construction and building information modeling fields in 2018 overlook how the built world came to be. 


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1555: The Protestant martyrs Bishop Hugh Latimer and Bishop Nicholas Ridley are burned at the stake for heresy in England.
1701: Yale University is founded as The Collegiate School of Killingworth, Connecticut by Congregationalists who consider Harvard too liberal.
1793: Queen Marie Antoinette is beheaded by guillotine during the French Revolution.
1901: President Theodore Roosevelt incites controversy by inviting black leader Booker T. Washington to the White House.
1908: The first airplane flight in England is made at Farnborough by Samuel Cody, a U.S. citizen.
1934: Mao Tse-tung decides to abandon his base in Jiangxi, China, due to attacks from Chiang Kai-shek’s Nationalists. With his pregnant wife and about 30,000 Red Army troops, he sets out on the “Long March.”
1940: Benjamin O. Davis becomes the U.S. Army’s first African-American brigadier general.
1946: Ten Nazi war criminals are hanged in Nuremberg, Germany.
1973: Israeli General Ariel Sharon crosses the Suez Canal and begins to encircle two Egyptian armies.
1995: The Million Man March for "A Day of Atonement" takes place in Washington, D.C.
1998: General Augusto Pinochet, the former dictator of Chile, is arrested in London for extradition on murder charges.




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