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The National Trade Contractors Coalition of Canada (NTCCC) is applauding the federal government for committing to pass prompt payment legislation in the Fall Economic Statement, tabled last week.
The Government of Saskatchewan has introduced legislation to better protect and define the rights and obligations of owners, developers, contractors and subcontractors. “We are pleased to see the government deliver on its commitment to protect Saskatchewan construction companies – mostly small businesses – from unreasonable delays in payment that harm them, their employees, and our economy,” Saskatchewan Construction Association President and CEO Mark Cooper said.
Industry News
The head of the Canada Infrastructure Bank has provided a glimpse into the quality and quantity of conversations his team has had regarding potential infrastructure investments.
The federal government is proposing to provide $67.5 million over five years to the National Research Council of Canada, with $13.5 million ongoing, to make access to the National Building Codes free, and to provide sufficient resources for the federal government to address provincial, territorial, and other stakeholder code development priorities in a more timely way.
Autodesk Inc., an American software firm that caters mainly to the architecture, engineering and entertainment industries is expanding its reach into construction by snapping up PlanGrid, a fast-growing construction software firm used by contractors, subtrades and owners.
The federal Liberals have come up with a $16-billion answer to Canada’s competitiveness concerns.
Recently published material includes respectful and inclusive workplace toolkit, policy framework, implementation guide, posters and other materials.
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N-Two Cryogenic Enterprise Inc.
Education & Training

CEC is pleased to announce that it will once again offer its highly acclaimed Estimating Conference in Calgary, AB from February 27 to March 1. This conference focuses not on how to estimate, but rather project procurement and strategies. Sessions covered will include deal breakers, project risk and go/no-go strategies, putting together a proposal, what a general contractor looks for in its selection process—to name a few.

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!

Victaulic Company of Canada
Flocor, Inc.
By the Numbers

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

UA Canada/AU Canada

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.

It is with great enthusiasm that the Canadian Hydronics Council announces a change in date for its 2019 Canadian Hydronics Conference in Ottawa. This industry-leading event will now take place September 24 & 25, 2019. The date change was made to avoid some recently identified local market conflicts.
Trane Central Ontario

43 BC: Octavian, Antony and Lepidus form the triumvirate of Rome.
1095: In Clermont, France, Pope Urban II makes an appeal for warriors to relieve Jerusalem. He is responding to false rumors of atrocities in the Holy Land.
1812: One of the two bridges being used by Napoleon Bonaparte‘s army across the Berezina River in Russia collapses during a Russian artillery barrage.
1868: Lieutenant Colonel George A. Custer‘s 7th Cavalry kills Chief Black Kettle and about 100 Cheyenne (mostly women and children) on the Washita River.
1909: U.S. troops land in Blue fields, Nicaragua, to protect American interests there.
1919: Bulgaria signs a peace treaty with the Allies at Neuilly, France, fixing war reparations and recognizing Yugoslavian independence.
1936: Great Britain’s Anthony Eden warns Adolf Hitler that Britain will fight to protect Belgium.
1954: Alger Hiss, convicted of being a Soviet spy, is freed after 44 months in prison.
1959: Demonstrators march in Tokyo to protest a defense treaty with the United States.
1967: Charles DeGaulle vetoes Great Britain’s entry into the Common Market again.
1970: Syria joins the pact linking Libya, Egypt and Sudan.
1973: The U.S. Senate votes to confirm Gerald Ford as Vice President of the United States; the House will confirm Ford on Dec. 6.
1978: San Francisco Mayor George Moscone and Harvey Milk, the city’s first openly gay supervisor, are assassinated by former city supervisor Dan White.
2001: The Hubble Space Telescope discovers a hydrogen atmosphere on planet Osiris, the first atmosphere detected on an extrasolar planet.
2004: Pope John Paul II returns relics of Saint John Chrysostom to the Eastern Orthodox Church.
2005: The first partial human face transplant is completed in Amiens, France.
2006: The Canadian House of Commons approves a motion, tabled by Prime Minister Stephen Harper, recognizing the Quebecois as a nation within Canada.




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