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Have you signed up for the MCAA WebLEM webinar? If not, act now. It airs tomorrow!

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.

M.A. STEWART & SONS LTD.
Bibby-Ste-Croix
Industry News
Construction stakeholders at the national level agree the government’s fall economic statement contains a number of positives for the industry, with prompt payment, the accelerated depreciation of equipment and investments in training and export-enabling infrastructure topping the list.
The federal government is taking immediate steps to remove some regulatory barriers to trade across the country, hoping to persuade provinces to follow its example.
The Heating, Refrigeration and Air-conditioning Institute of Canada (HRAI) was on Parliament Hill recently asking for a federal plan to make homes and buildings more energy efficient to ensure businesses are more competitive and Canadians feel relief on energy bills.
A woman’s voice can and will be heard on a construction site, whether men want to hear it or not.
FastEst, Inc.
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!

Innovation & Technology
Randall Newton cuts through the hype and explores what impact the distributed database technology could have on BIM, contracts and even people.
Victaulic Company of Canada
Flocor, Inc.
By the Numbers

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

The economy grew at an annualized pace of 2.0 percent in the third quarter compared with 2.9 percent in the second quarter.
IPEX Inc.
UA Canada/AU Canada
According to McKinsey, the global construction industry at large can boost productivity on projects by some 50 to 60 percent. This includes American construction companies. Here’s the good news: some GCs are already deep into new ways of working – and they are tapping into their cost estimators to improve productivity.
Trane Central Ontario
FastEst, Inc.

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1861: Queen Victoria of Britain forbids the export of gunpowder, firearms and all materials for their production.
1900: The French National Assembly, successor to the States-General, rejects Nationalist General Mercier’s proposal to plan an invasion of England.
1918: France cancels trade treaties in order to compete in the postwar economic battles.
1941: Operation Taifun (Typhoon), which was launched by the German armies on October 2, 1941 as a prelude to taking Moscow, is halted because of freezing temperatures and a lack of serviceable aircraft.
1942: U.S. planes make the first raids on Naples, Italy.
1947: Tennessee William’s play A Streetcar Named Desire premieres on Broadway starring Marlon Brando and Jessica Tandy.
1950: The University of Tennessee defies court rulings by rejecting five Negro applicants.
1981: President Ronald Reagan broadens the power of the CIA by allowing spying in the United States.
1985: Robert McFarland resigns as National Security Advisor. Admiral John Poindexter is named to succeed him.
1991: The last American hostages held in Lebanon are released.
1992: President George H. W. Bush orders 28,000 troops to Somalia during the Somali Civil War.

 

 

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