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Annual National Conference

Registration is now open for our 2019 Annual National Convention in Nashville, Tennessee. Join us from October 2 to 5. Watch for program information soon, and sign up early to confirm your space

See you in the Music City!

Member Update

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.

On May 15 and 16 respectively, representatives from the National Trade Contractors Coalition of Canada appeared before the House of Commons Standing Committee on Finance and the Senate Standing Committee on Banking, Trade and Commerce to answer any questions committee members may have with respect to Bill C-97, the Budget Implementation Act, which includes provisions for prompt payment legislation.

The hearings at both levels were positive. We now feel very confident that prompt payment legislation will be enacted before the dissolution of parliament for the fall election. We will keep you updated on all developments with respect to this file.

CEC’s Computerized Mechanical Estimating course provides participants with an opportunity to acquire the skills and knowledge to estimate mechanical project costs using Trimble AutoBid Mechanical estimating solutions.

Participants will learn to apply proven principles and methodologies of mechanical (piping) estimating in an instructor-led, hands-on approach. The topics covered focus on key tasks of proven estimating method such as: creating and applying estimate breakdowns, takeoffs of common systems and items, such as fixtures, equipment, drainage waste and vent, pressure and process piping. Participants will use AutoBid Mechanical Estimating and OnScreen software tools during the course.

When: June 11–13
Registration cutoff: May 28
Location: 9131 Keele Street, Vaughan, Ont.

M.A. STEWART & SONS LTD.
Bibby-Ste-Croix
Industry News
Source: Daily Commercial News/Construct Connect
The federal government has provided a progress report on its $180-billion plan to renew Canada's public infrastructure called Building a Better Canada: Progress Report on the Investing in Canada Plan 2016–2019.
Source: Construction Executive
The design-build model is growing in popularity. This project delivery method, which presents both opportunities and challenges in the industry, is on track to account for $1.19 trillion in construction spending through 2021. A growing number of companies are using the design-build model, both private and public owners are looking at it as a viable option, and support for legislation around this model continues to increase. 
Source: Canadian Institute of Plumbing & Heating
A deal has been reached to lift the steel and aluminum tariffs on imports from the United States and Mexico after negotiations with officials from those countries. But the removal of tariffs does not guarantee that U.S. Congress will approve the United States–Mexico–Canada Agreement this year. 
FastEst, Inc.
N-Two Cryogenic Enterprise Inc.
Education & Training

The Construction Education Council is pleased to present the exclusive Dispatcher Training Program. In it, participants will learn about the role of the dispatcher in their organizations and their impact on profitability, communications skills for dispatchers, partnering with service technicians, serving customers, managing the service manager and how to work with the entire team.

The program was originally by the Mechanical Service Contractors of America, and has since been updated and adapted specifically for the Canadian market.

Join us on October 17 and 18 at the MCA Toronto Classroom.

For more information and to register, visit http://mcac.ca/cec/programs/register.

Innovation & Technology
Source: Daily Commercial News/Construct Connect
In the next three decades, 2.5 billion people will move to cities, according to global forecasts. Tibor Turi, vice-chair of the Ontario Society of Professional Engineers, says this is a reason government needs to take smart city technology seriously, including the use of the Internet of Things. 
Source: Daily Commercial News/Construct Connect
At the Lean Construction Institute of Canada conference in Montreal earlier this month, the vice-president of construction with Centron Group shared that it is important to maintain a lean construction mindset when projects go awry, just as you would when projects are successful. 
Source: Journal of Commerce/Construct Connect
The lean project delivery approach is already here, and is not just a part of the industry's future, according to Art Winslow, who delivered a presentation called "Apply Lean. Boost Productivity. Add Value." at the Vancouver Regional Construction Association’s Construction Leadership Forum in Whistler, B.C. in early May.
Victaulic Company of Canada
Flocor, Inc.
By the Numbers

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

Source: On-Site Magazine
According to Statistics Canada's latest Labour Force Survey, the construction industry now employes 1.465 million workers. Between March and April, the industry created 29,200 new jobs, seasonally adjusted, which increased the construction workforce by two per cent. 

1804: The Lewis and Clark Expedition officially departs from St. Charles, Missouri.
1863: Union General Ulysses S. Grant's second attack on Vicksburg fails and a siege begins.
1868: The "Great Train Robbery" takes place as seven members of the Reno Gang make off with $98,000 in cash from a train's safe in Indiana.
1908: The Wright brothers register their flying machine for a U.S. patent.
1939: Adolf Hitler and Benito Mussolini sign a "Pact of Steel" forming the Axis powers.
1947: The Truman Doctrine brings aid to Turkey and Greece.
1967: The children's program Mister Rogers' Neighborhood premiers.
1972: Ceylon becomes the Republic of Sri Lanka as its constitution is ratified.
1985: Baseball player Pete Rose passes Hank Aaron as National League run scoring leader with 2,108.
1992: Johnny Carson's final appearance on The Tonight Show on NBC, after 30 years as the program's host.
2004: Fahrenheit 9-11, directed by Michael Moore, becomes the first documentary ever to win the Palme d'Or at the Cannes Film Festival.
2011: An EF5 tornado kills at least 158 people in Joplin, Missouri, the largest death toll from a tornado since record-keeping began in 1950.
2015: The Republic of Ireland, long known as a conservative, predominantly Catholic country, becomes the first nation in the world to legalize gay marriage in a public referendum.

Source: HistoryNet.com

IPEX Inc.
UA Canada/AU Canada
Trane Central Ontario
FastEst, Inc.
MCA Canada's Charity of Choice

MCA Canada recently named the ALS Society of Alberta as our Charity of Choice for 2019.

This charity was chosen to honour past MCAC President David Flamand‘s sister Patsy Brooks. The ALS Society of Alberta is dedicated to making each day the best possible day for people living with and affected by ALS. It is the only charitable organization in Alberta that provides support to families affected by the disease.

Learn more about this great organization, and how you can help support this important cause.

 

 

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