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Join us on July 10 for CEC’s 15th Annual Fundraising Golf Tournament!

As you know, our annual tournament directs all funds raised to support our ability to provide the mechanical contracting industry with ongoing and innovative new educational programming. The fundraising from this tournament will be put toward a major CEC project!

This year's tournament will be held at the Royal Ontario Golf Club in Milton, Ont. This exceptional course combines rolling countryside, nine large ponds, mature trees, generous and narrow fairways, and large and small greens as part of a design that is sure to test every part of your game.

Register today and learn more about the exciting sponsorship opportunities we have available.

Source: Daily Commercial News/Construct Connect
Construction innovators discussed how BIM and modular construction are not the only tools that boost constructions productivity at the recent Mechanical Contractors Association of Canada (MCAC) conference.

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!

Industry News
Source: McKinsey
The construction sector is known for cost and time overruns, but there are opportunities for companies to become more efficient by adopting new technologies. Many executives are aware of new technologies' potential, but are hesitant to put multi-billion-dollar projects at risk for the sake of using new applications that they see as unproven. Governments have the opportunity to clear the path for new technologies to create greater value from both public and private spending on large capital projects. 
Source: Canadian Manufacturing
Millennials and generation Z are changing the Canadian manufacturing labour force.
Source: Canadian Design & Construction Report
We can learn a lot from the rapid evolution of electronic bidding and procurement systems. These processes are faster, user friendly and encourage more bids. But representatives of an electronic bidding platform and municipality that uses e-bidding say contractors and suppliers continue to make mistakes. 
FastEst, Inc.
N-Two Cryogenic Enterprise Inc.
Education & Training

We've changed the date for our upcoming webinar on the digitzation of construction workflows. It's now scheduled for May 15. Take note!

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 15
Time: 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m. ET

Register now.

Innovation & Technology
Source: Construction Links Network
Toddlers have long been captivated by plastic toy excavators, bulldozers and cranes. Now, the construction industry is trying to attract youth with computer simulators of those same heavy machines in hopes of building a younger work force.
Source: Construction Junkie
Construction technology companies are still largely focused on construction management firms and general contractors. As smartphones and tablets are becoming some of the most prominent and powerful tools in the industry, there's still a technology gap as many subcontractors look for better ways to manage their projects. 
Source: Construction Links Network
Augmented reality, or spatial computing, is growing in popularity and is being used in many business and industrial applications. In the construction sector, this technology can help develop smart cities with augmented reality becoming a large part of the construction planning process.
By the Numbers

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0313: Licinius unifies the whole of the eastern Roman Empire under his own rule.
1250: King Louis IX of France is ransomed.
1527: Henry VIII of England and King Francis of France sign the Treaty of Westminster.
1789: George Washington is inaugurated as the first U.S. president.
1803: The United States doubles in size through the Louisiana Purchase, which was sold by France for $15 million.
1812: Louisiana is admitted into the Union as a state.
1930: The Soviet Union proposes a military alliance with France and Great Britain.
1931: The George Washington Bridge, linking New York City and New Jersey, opens.
1943: The British submarine HMS Seraph drops 'the man who never was,' a dead man the British planted with false invasion plans, into the Mediterranean off the coast of Spain.
1945: Adolf Hitler commits suicide in his bunker. Karl Donitz becomes his successor.
1968: U.S. Marines attack a division of North Vietnamese troops in the village of Dai Do.
1970: U.S. troops invade Cambodia to disrupt North Vietnamese Army base areas.
1972: The North Vietnamese launch an invasion of the South.
1975: North Vietnamese troops enter the Independence Palace of South Vietnam in Saigon ending the Vietnam War.
1980: Terrorists seize the Iranian Embassy in London.

Source: HistoryNet.com

Victaulic Company of Canada
Flocor, Inc.
UA Canada/AU Canada
CIPH and HRAI present this complimentary webinar led by Peter Norman, Chief Economist at Altus Group, who will share his views on current economic conditions in Canada and key trends likely to impact construction spending in 2019 and beyond.
Trane Central Ontario
Victaulic Company of Canada



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