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Annual National Conference

Have you registered for our 2019 Annual National Convention? If not, you may want to act soon. Our room block at the Hilton Downtown Nashville is filling up quickly. Secure your room today to avoid disappointment.

Check out our conference web page for full program details and registration information, and plan to join us in the Music City, October 2 to 5 for what promises to be another exceptional event!

Curious about the speakers at our 2019 Annual National Convention in October? We'll post short profiles (like this one) of each of the men and women who will share their insight with us in Nashville this fall.

Want to find out more about the future of construction technology? Join Jeff Sample in Nashville for MCAC’s National Conference Innovation and Technology Day. This session will enlighten the attendee on the latest trends in construction technology from BIM, generative design, the Internet of Things, mobile devices, robotics, artificial intelligence, integrations and data analytics. Understand the opportunities and threats that the ever-changing technology landscape could have on your company. There will be something for everyone from the technology curious, all the way to the ninja construction technologist!

Join Jeff at #MCACInMusicCity and find out more about the conference on our website.

M.A. STEWART & SONS LTD.
Bibby-Ste-Croix
Member Update

Our annual fundraising golf tournament is a little less than a month away. If you haven’t already registered, what are you waiting for? Register today!

Our tournament directs all funds raised to support our ability to provide the mechanical contracting industry with ongoing and innovative new educational programming. It’s an essential component of our ability to deliver important training and education opportunities.

This year's tournament will be held at the Royal Ontario Golf Club in Milton, Ontario. It’s a beautiful and challenging course.

Thanks to Bradford White, MCA Ontario, UA Canada and Victaulic for their generous sponsorship of this event. If your company would like to help support our fundraiser, check out our sponsorship page.

See you on the course! 

To support women studying in the mechanical field, CEC is pleased to announce that there are four scholarships designed specifically for this area of need. Please share these amazing opportunities with your employees, and be sure to check out our complete list of scholarship offerings.

TACO – $2,000
To provide financial support for deserving female applicants attending recognized post-secondary institutions in the field of mechanical construction, whether it be construction management, mechanical engineering, architectural engineering or a discipline related to mechanical service or plumbing contracting.

Reliance Worldwide Corporation – $2,500
To provide financial support for deserving female applicants attending recognized post-secondary institutions studying in the field of engineering, business management or computer science, all with the common goal to obtain future employment in the mechanical contracting industry whether employed by a contractor, manufacturer or a supplier.

WiMC – sponsored by Lowe Mechanical Services Ltd. – $1,000
To provide financial support for deserving female applicants who have achieved their Red Seal designations as refrigeration and air conditioning mechanics, sheet metal workers, plumbers, boilermakers, steamfitter-pipefitters, millwrights, instrumentation and controls technicians, insulators, or electricians with a goal of working in the mechanical contracting trade.

WiMC – sponsored by MCA Hamilton Niagara – $1,000
To provide financial support for deserving female applicants attending recognized post-secondary institutions in the field of mechanical construction, whether it be construction management, mechanical engineering, architectural engineering or a discipline related to mechanical service or plumbing contracting.

Industry News
Source: Canadian Apprenticeship Forum
Apprentice Demand in the Top Ten Red Seal Trades: A 2019 National Labour Market Information Report discusses the future demand for apprentices by exploring economic trends, apprenticeship registration numbers and completion rates. Trade-specific and provincial analysis can also be found in this report.
Source: Construct Connect
The Surety Association of Canada attended the Standing Senate Committee on Banking, Trade and Commerce and the Standing Committee on Finance (FINA) to discuss prompt payment in the construction industry, found in Bill C‐97.
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: Raconteur
The top seven innovations in technology ― from new materials and construction to maintenance ― innovative digital devices, applications and methodologies.
Source: Construct Connect
Attendees of the Independant Contractors and Businesses Association's "Construction Technology: Reshaping the Industry" panel learned about the huge effects technology has had on changing the construction industry.
Source: Canadian Manufacturing.com
Canadian IT spending in 2019 has increased 1.1% and global IT spending has also been forcasted to increase in 2019 to reach $3.79 trillion. 
By the Numbers

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

1346: Charles IV of Luxembourg is elected Holy Roman Emperor.
1509: Henry VIII of England marries Catherine of Aragon.
1770: Captain James Cook runs aground on the Great Barrier Reef.
1798: Napoleon Bonaparte takes the island of Malta.
1895: Charles E. Duryea receives the first U.S. patent granted to an American inventor for a gasoline-driven automobile.
1930: William Beebe, of the New York Zoological Society, dives to a record-setting depth of 1,426 feet off the coast of Bermuda, in a diving chamber called a bathysphere.
1963: Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. is arrested in Florida for trying to integrate restaurants.
1967: Israel and Syria accept a U. N. cease-fire.
1987: Margaret Thatcher wins her third consecutive term as Prime Minister.

Source: HistoryNet.com

Source: BuildForce.ca

Victaulic Company of Canada
Flocor, Inc.
IPEX Inc.
UA Canada/AU Canada
Events

Join the Canadian Hydronics Council in Ottawa this fall for an information-packed two-day conference featuring technical and business sessions. Learn from industry leading educators including: John Barba, Robert Bean, Roy Collver, Gord Cooke and Toby Shannan, chief support officer of Shopify.

The all-inclusive registration fee of only $299 per person includes two days of training, breakfasts, lunches, and admission to the hydronics-exclusive exhibit hall where you can connect with the top manufacturers of hydronics products and systems.

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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