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The Mechanical Contractors Association of Canada (MCAC) is holding its first national innovation conference in April focused on converting innovative ideas and opportunities into reality.

At the upcoming MCAC Conference on Innovation, IBI Group’s Brent Mauti will be moderating a session on BIM and modularization, and what these trends mean for the mechanical contracting industry.

Brent is the Global Director for Design Technology at IBI Group. He is a licensed architect in Ontario and Alberta who has focused on BIM throughout his career. He has been involved with major projects such as the London 2012 Olympics, the Paralympic Games and the Panama Canal Widening. He has also been a member of the Canada BIM Council’s Board of Directors since 2016. Brent is responsible for improving the delivery of design services, business strategies, implementation and maintenance of firm-wide design technology solutions. Brent’s passion focuses on consultation for lifecycle BIM interoperability and cross-platform synergy.

Join Brent at the MCAC Conference on Innovation. Register now.

On March 8, the world celebrated the roles played by, and the contributions of, women everywhere. International Women’s Day is our opportunity to reflect on the importance of diversity across all aspects of our society. In that vein, we invite MCA Canada member companies to encourage the female members of their staff to join our Women in Mechanical Construction group.

Learn about our great work, and our planned events at https://mcac.ca/women-in-mechanical-construction

Not only is Jane Gowing a member of the newly-formed Women in Mechanical Construction committee, she is also an industry trailblazer. In our first of many WiMC educational experiences, join us on March 27 to hear Jane’s story. She will share her inspiring journey of overcoming obstacles to formulate a rewarding career as a female entrepreneur. Want to be inspired? Then make sure you sign up for this webinar.

Date: March 27
Time: 12:00 p.m. to 12:45 p.m. ET

Register now.

Congratulations to the McMaster/MCA Hamilton Niagara student chapter team on capturing second place at the MCA America competition. What a huge accomplishment! Way to go! Congrats also to Carmen Bracho for being recognized as the top overall presenter.

Industry News
Source: Journal of Commerce/ConstructConnect
Experts say recruiting women into the trades is important, but even more important is keeping them in the industry. One of their main points in a presentation called Creating Equity Through Industry Collaboration: Best Practices for Recruiting and Retaining Women in Construction was that the “why” aspect of women not having trades jobs is less important than the “how” of recruiting and retaining women in the industry.
Source: The Atlantic
College is often considered the only real path to success, so when children opt to attend vocational school instead, parents may worry – especially those who have a higher education. 
FastEst, Inc.
N-Two Cryogenic Enterprise Inc.
Innovation & Technology
Source: indus.ai
Construction is among the least-digitized industries in the world. Its complex and intricate work makes the switch to digital technologies a complicated and heavily-involved process, leading to a lack of company investmentments into technology even though more than half of professionals consider using worksite-tracking technology.
By the Numbers

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1609: The Bermuda Islands become an English colony.
1664: New Jersey becomes a British colony.
1789: The United States Post Office is established.
1809: Great Britain signs a treaty with Persia forcing the French out of the country.
1884: Mississippi establishes the first U.S. state college for women.
1894: Coca-Cola is sold in bottles for the first time.
1903: The Czar of Russia issues a decree providing for nominal freedom of religion throughout the land.
1911: Dr. Fletcher of the Rockefeller Institute discovers the cause of infantile paralysis.
1912: Juliet Low founds the Girl Scouts in Savannah, Georgia.
1930: Gandhi begins his march to the sea to symbolizes his defiance of British rule in India.
1933: President Roosevelt makes the first of his Sunday evening fireside chats.
1939: Pius XII is elected the new pope in Rome.
1944: Great Britain bars all travel to neutral Ireland, which is suspected of collaborating with Nazi Germany.
1945: Diarist Anne Frank dies in a German concentration camp.
1985: The United States and the Soviet Union begin arms control talks in Geneva.
1994: The Church of England ordains women priests.

Source: HistoryNet.com

Victaulic Company of Canada
Flocor, Inc.
UA Canada/AU Canada
Source: Daily Commercial News/ConstructConnect
Just five years ago, those in construction may have ignored digital technologies, but mindsets and attitudes of the past don't bode well anymore in a time some people call "the fourth industrial revolution."
Trane Central Ontario
Ecco Heating Products Ltd.



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