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The Mechanical Contractors Association of Canada will host its first-ever innovation conference on April 15 and 16 in Toronto.

Given the speed at which technology is advancing, and the extent to which our industry is changing, now is the ideal time to innovate. Our information-packed program will help you understand how to prepare to innovate – and prosper. You'll hear from industry leaders and stakeholders as MCAC explores what innovation looks like in the mechanical contracting industry, where change will come from, and how to better prepare for a rapidly-evolving industry.

Visit the MCAC website for program information as well as sponsorship and exhibition details. Watch for registration opening soon.

Industry News
Source: Daily Commercial News/Construct Connect
There are six categories of risk to economic infrastructure investment development in Canada, according to the Lawrence National Centre for Policy and Management. If these are not addressed, they could negatively impact the country’s economic competitiveness.
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By popular demand, the Construction Education Council is once again offering its 10-day, Gold Seal and Blue Seal-accredited Project Management Program. Over the course of this highly-acclaimed program, participants will learn to improve how they plan and control projects, take ownership over a project from bid to final payment, improve their company’s project-management processes and more!

This session will be held in partnership with the University of Waterloo. The first five-day session will be held from February 28 to March 4, and the second will be held from April 4 to 8.

For more information and to register, visit the CEC website.

Education & Training

Have you registered for CEC's Estimating Conference? This latest edition takes place in Calgary, Alberta from February 27 to March 1.

As always, the conference focuses not on how to estimate, but rather project procurement and strategies. Sessions  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.

Don't delay. Register today!

If you've been on the fence about whether to register for CEC's Advanced Project Management course, you'd better decide quick. There's just one space remaining!

This brand-new 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 strategies back to their companies 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
Source: Daily Commercial News/ConstructConnect
The team constructing 16 York, an 870,000-square-foot office space project in the South Core District in Toronto, is using Job Site Insights, a smart construction platform that PCL Construction developed in partnership with Microsoft. Internet of Things sensors collect data, such as temperature, humidity and dust conditions, that is shared with the project team.
By the Numbers

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1813: Jane Austin publishes Pride and Prejudice.
1861: Kansas is admitted into the Union as the 34th state.
1918: The Supreme Allied Council meets at Versailles.
1926: Violette Neatley Anderson becomes the first African-American woman admitted to practice before the U.S. Supreme Court.
1944: The world’s greatest warship, Missouri, is launched.
1950: Riots break out in Johannesburg, South Africa, over the policy of Apartheid.
1967: Thirty-seven civilians are killed by a U.S. helicopter attack in Vietnam.
1979: President Jimmy Carter commutes the sentence of Patty Hearst.
1984: President Ronald Reagan announces that he will run for a second term.
1984: The Soviets issue a formal complaint against alleged U.S. arms treaty violations.
1991: Iraqi forces attack into Saudi Arabian town of Kafji, but are turned back by Coalition forces.

Source: HistoryNet.com

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