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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!

Source: HPAC Magazine
Speakers shared how contractors can be innovative heading into the future at the Mechanical Contractors Association of Canada's first-ever Innovation Conference – The Innovation Mindset: Converting Opportunities into Realities.
Industry News
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CBC News reports that Canada’s building code is being rewritten to account for climate change. The information was in a briefing note addressed to the deputy minister of infrastructure last year. CBC accessed the document under freedom of information laws.
Source: Daily Commercial News/Construct Connect
Progressive Contractors Association of Canada (PCA) is criticizing a federal bill, which aims to streamline the project approval process, for the impact it could have across the country. 
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Education & Training

Most construction companies understand the importance of mobile technology, but many do not know where to begin when it comes to a mobile strategy. In this presentation, Rob McKinney brings decades of experience implementing mobile technology on construction projects to discuss how companies can outline their mobile needs and draft a streamlined plan for solving them.

Rob will explore the pros and cons of preferred platforms, hardware options, mobile data management, paid versus free apps and bring your own device policies. Learn about the best practices strategies and how you can draft a plan to fit your company’s needs without overwhelming your budget or staff.

You’ll learn how to gain a better understanding of mobile technology options and review the five most common construction workflows to digitize. You'll also hear about all the new technology options available to you.

It’s a 45-minute live webinar, and we’ll record it just in case you are unable to attend.

Date: May 8
Time: 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m. ET

Register now.

Innovation & Technology
Source: Daily Commercial News/Construct Connect
ECompliance, a company that provides a safety management services mobile app, has launched an interactive app tour on its website to help safety professionals become familiar with the functionalities of the application.
By the Numbers

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0858: St. Nicholas I begins his reign as Catholic Pope.
1792: Claude-Joseph Rouget de Lisle composes "La Marseillaise". It will become France's national anthem.
1800: The Library of Congress is established in Washington, D.C. with a $5,000 allocation.
1833: A patent is granted for the first soda fountain.
1877: Russia declares war on the Ottoman Empire.
1898: Spain declares war on United States, rejecting an ultimatum to withdraw from Cuba.
1915: Turks of the Ottoman Empire begin massacring the Armenian minority in their country.
1916: Irish nationalists launch the Easter Uprising against British occupation.
1953: Winston Churchill is knighted by Queen Elizabeth II.
1961: President John Kennedy accepts "sole responsibility" for the failed invasion of Cuba at the Bay of Pigs.
1968: Leftist students take over Columbia University in protest over the Vietnam War.
1980: A rescue attempt of the U.S. hostages held in Iran fails when a plane collides with a helicopter in the Iranian desert.
1981: The IBM Personal Computer is introduced.
1989: Thousands of Chinese students strike in Beijing for more democratic reforms.

Source: HistoryNet.com

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