Did you know? MCA Canada's 2019 Annual National Conference is scheduled for October 2 to 5 in Nashville, Tennessee. Mark it in your calendars!
MCAC's first-ever Innovation Conference kicked off yesterday at Beanfield Centre in Toronto. We'll have a full wrap-up of the events in next week's Just the Fax. Thanks to all our exhibitors who took part and to all our sponsors for their generous support of this fantastic event.
Our sponsors are: Victaulic, Procore, PCL Construction Leaders and the Thermal Insulation Association of Canada.
Highlighting the commitment to efficiency, conservation and innovation of the plumbing, hydronics, HVACR, electrical and lighting industry, the products entered in the New Product Competition will impress the visitors to the MCEE trade show taking place April 24 and 25 at Place Bonaventure in Montreal. The two-day event is Canada’s largest expo for the combined industry, featuring more than 400 exhibitors and attracting thousands of industry buyers and decision-makers. More than 80 new products in 13 categories will be on display in the New Product Showcase.
Earlier this month, the Canadian International Trade Tribunal said that tariffs on two types of steel, originating from countries other than the United States, should stay. It also said that tariffs on five other steel products should be lifted.
Source: Times Colonist
The B.C. Construction Association has unveiled its “Don’t be a tool” campaign that uses humour through animations to show it is serious about changing workplace culture in the industry. The messaging is part of the organization's new builders code. The association hopes construction companies from across the province (more than 25,000 in total) will adopt the code, which also includes new policies, posters, training and advisers to help smaller companies facing human resource issues.
Source: Global News
New Brunswick Community College in Saint John played host to the 2019 Skills Canada New Brunswick provincial trades competition last week, with more than 200 students vying for a spot in the national competition next month.
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.
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0069: Defeated by Vitellius' troops at Bedriacum, Otho commits suicide.
0556: Pelagius I begins his reign as Catholic Pope.
1705: Queen Anne of England knights Isaac Newton.
1746: Prince Charles is defeated at the Battle of Culloden, the last pitched battle fought in Britain.
1818: The U.S. Senate ratifies the Rush-Bagot amendment to form an unarmed U.S.-Canada border.
1854: San Salvador is destroyed by an earthquake.
1862: Confederate President Jefferson Davis approves a conscription act for white males between 18 and 35.
1862: Slavery is abolished in the District of Columbia.
1917: Vladimir Lenin returns to Russia to start the Bolshevik Revolution.
1922: Annie Oakley shoots 100 clay targets in a row, setting a woman's record.
1945: American troops enter Nuremberg, Germany.
1947: A lens that provides zoom effects is demonstrated in New York City.
1968: The Pentagon announces the "Vietnamization" of the war.
1972: Two giant pandas arrive in the U.S. from China.
The Canadian Institute of Plumbing and Heating and the Heating, Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Institute are presenting a complimentary economic forecast webinar.
Scheduled for May 1, from 1:30 to 2:30 p.m., The Outlook webinar will be led by Peter Norman, chief economist at Altus Group and general manager at Altus Group Economic Consulting.
The session will cover key issues affecting the construction outlook in 2019, trade and tariffs, residential and commercial construction and government sector investments, among other topics.
Register at www.ciph.com.