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MCAC was pleased to join its CIPH colleagues last week for another very successful Day on the Hill. Members met with Parliamentarians to reiterate the importance of prompt payment in Canada's construction industry, as well as the harmonization of codes. Members also stressed how skilled training will be integral in order to meet the anticipated demand for skilled workers in the industry.

Pictured top: Ralph Suppa, CIPH; Allan Taylor, CIPH chair; Andrew Scheer, leader of the Conservative Party of Canada; Jack Bavis, MCAC president; Pierre Boucher, MCAC CEO.

Pictured bottom: Jack Bavis, MCAC president; Senator Donald Neil Plett; Allan Taylor, CIPH chair.

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

At the MCA Canada mid-year board meetings, president Jack Bavis and the board of directors announced the ALS Society of Alberta as the charity of choice for this year. The decision was made in honour of past-president David Flamand's sister Patsy Brooks.

"Today brought out a lot of emotions for me," said Flamand. "I hope we can raise some extra money this year for this very important cause. The ALS Society is an extremely important foundation, and I want to thank MCAC for this decision."

"My sister would always say that 'what we do in this life matters.' This support can do just that. It matters."

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Industry News
Source: The Globe and Mail
A young person hears about a well-paying job in an industry with many openings for people their age. There are opportunities to make between $60,000 and $100,000 a year with full benefits (depending on their motivation and whether they join the union). It's work that has meaning and contributes to the community. While the job can be physically demanding and takes skill, they won't be stuck in front of a computer in the office all day. But as soon as this person hears it's a job in the trades, they're conflicted as the influence of societal and personal biases impact the line of work they choose. 
Source: Daily Commercial News/Construct Connect
A new initiative from the Canada Green Building Council will promote the importance of data transparency in Canadian real estate and encourage increased use of benchmarking programs across Canada.
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Education & Training

Changes are an inevitable part of the construction process. If not managed well, change orders can cause unnecessary project disruptions and lead to cost increases and schedule delays.

The Mechanical Contractors Association Hamilton Niagara, in partnership with the Construction Education Council, is pleased to present Change Orders Management, a course that provides participants with best practices for successfully navigating this complex project management challenge.

Join us on April 25 at Construction House in Hamilton, Ont.

For more information, visit our website or email Tania Johnson.

Innovation & Technology
Source: Construction Dive
Design-build proponents say it is best to target cost savings and efficiencies for a project while still in the design stage before construction begins. This is where BIM can shine.
Source: Construction Executive
There are some obstacles the asset management economy faces in adopting risk-impacting technologies to move into the crucial future state and leave behind the traditional state. One of these hurdles is figuring out where funding for the future state of the asset management economy will come from. 
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By the Numbers

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

Source: The Canadian Press/Canadian Manufacturing
March saw the economy lose 7,200 positions after two strong monthly gains to start 2019. Despite the losses last month, Canada was still able to close out its best quarter of job creation since late 2017, according to Statistics Canada.

1199: English King Richard I is killed by an arrow at the Siege of the Castle of Chalus in France.
1789: The First U.S. Congress begins regular sessions at Federal Hall in New York City.
1830: Joseph Smith and five others organize the Church of Latter-Day Saints in Seneca, NY.
1862: Confederate forces attack General Ulysses S. Grant at Shiloh, Tennessee.
1896: The Modern Olympics begin in Athens with eight nations participating.
1903: French Army Nationalists are revealed to have forged documents to guarantee a conviction for Alfred Dreyfus.
1909: Americans Robert Peary and Matthew Henson become the first men to reach the North Pole.
1917: The United States declares war on Germany and enters World War I on Allied side.
1924: Four planes leave Seattle on the first successful flight around the world.
1938: The United States recognizes Nazi Germany's conquest of Austria.
1941: German forces invade Greece and Yugoslavia.
1965: President Lyndon B. Johnson authorizes the use of ground troops in combat operations.

Source: HistoryNet.com

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