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Member Update

The National Trade Contractors Coalition of Canada placed an advertisment in the October 24 edition of The Hill Times, a newspaper that speaks to Parliamentarians. The ad generated considerable attention on the Hill, and is another step the coalition is taking to ensure trade contractors across the country are protected by prompt payment legislation.

As an MCA Canada member, you have access to MCA America’s web-based labour estimating software, the WebLEM. This webinar will provide you with an overview of the WebLEM and the recently released new generation of the software WebLEM + Plus. The next generation adds 100,000 items to the database, transforming it into the single resource for labour units, drawing content, and much more. It’s all there to help you coordinate projects better, fabricate work to a greater extent and execute projects faster and with more confidence.

  • Date: December 5
  • Time: 12:00 PM to 1:30 PM Eastern

To register, visit: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/2610773162487069441

For further information, please contact Tania Johnston at 613-232-5169 or tania@mcac.ca.

Industry News

Flushmate and Hydrolevel have issued product notifications for Canada.

The Canadian Federation of Independent Businesses (CFIB) has developed a series of educational and workplace tools aimed at helping employers manage the legalization of recreational cannabis.

Now that marijuana is legal in Canada for recreational purposes, one question hanging in the air is whether more Canadians will smoke weed on their way to work, or step out to purchase it during their coffee break.

Cannabis is legal in Canada, but it’s a complicated issue with continued implications for both industry and society, according to one expert.

The construction industry is one of the most resource-intensive sectors of the German economy. The nation’s buildings constitute a vast store of raw materials, harboring some 100 billion metric tons of materials that could be recovered and returned to the material cycle at the end of their service life. Four Fraunhofer Institutes have joined forces in the BauCycle project to kick-start recycling of sand and gravel fine particle fractions that cannot be reclaimed today for reuse in further construction projects.

The Internet has many graphic examples of what happens when a construction tool or other object is dropped from a height onto a watermelon.

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Education & Training

The Construction Education Council is pleased to announce the launch of its brand-new Advanced Project Management course. The program builds on the teachings in the highly successful 10-day program, and provides 28 hours of Gold Seal-accredited, industry-specific, advanced-level project management training.

Graduates will bring back to their companies’ strategies for making their projects even more successful. Senior project skills that will be covered include:

  • The Art of Facilitative Leadership
  • Organizational Planning – Portfolio Management
  • Financial and Basic Accounting Principles for Project Managers
  • Principles of Lean for Construction

Register today!

Innovation & Technology

Calling all innovators! Do you have a great idea on how to reduce plastic waste on the jobsite? Or would you like to work with others to figure this out? Now’s your chance. The Government of Canada is seeking proposals to solve this very important question – which could also help you reduce your costs on site.

The construction sector has reached a tipping point in 2018 where excuse-making contractors who resist adopting new technology will most certainly lose out to the growing number of competitors who have embraced it.

If there’s one thing Rory Armes wants audiences at Buildex Calgary to understand, it’s the idea that even a small investment in big data and predictive artificial intelligence (AI) can provide actionable insights and pay solid dividends.

By the Numbers

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

Experts have predicted wage growth to rise in the tightened labour market, but it has dropped every month since May when it was 3.94 percent.

1429: Henry VI is crowned King of England.
1812: The first winter snow falls on the French Army as Napoleon Bonaparte retreats form Moscow.
1860: Abraham Lincoln is elected the 16th president of the United States.
1917: The Bolshevik October Revolution, led by Vladimir Lenin and Leon Trotsky, seizes power in Petrograd.
1917: After three months of agonizing combat, the Canadians take Passchendaele, the small Flemish village around which the battle raged.
1923: As European inflation soars, one loaf of bread in Berlin is reported to be worth about 140 billion German marks.
1945: The first landing of a jet on a carrier takes place on the USS Wake Island when an FR-1 Fireball touches down.
1986: The Iran arms-for-hostages deal is revealed, damaging the Reagan administration.
1995: The Rova of Antananarivo, home of Madagascar’s sovereigns from the 16th to the 19th centuries, is destroyed by fire.
1999: Australia’s voters reject a referendum to make the country a republic with a president appointed by Parliament.

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