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!
Join Bob Collins as he provides insight into the national construction economic forecast. Interpreting changing conditions is particularly challenging as age demographics take hold with over 261,000 workers expected to retire over the next decade – 22 percent of the current labour force. An ongoing commitment to recruiting and training will be necessary to ensure there are sufficient numbers of qualified tradespeople to sustain a skilled labour force over the long term.
BuildForce Canada will present a provincial overview of the latest industry trends and anticipated market conditions for mechanical contractors.
Learn more about this session and about our conference at http://conference.mcac.ca.
Come join contractors, manufacturers and suppliers for a day of great golf and comradery at the Royal Ontario Golf Course in Milton, ON. Each year CEC holds this very important fundraiser. This year, funds raised will go toward a specific program: expanding a distance learning program. This event would not be such a great success without the support of its sponsors. Please support those who support your association!
- Gold Sponsors: Bradford White, MCA Ontario, UA Canada, Victaulic
- Silver Sponsor: Kal Tire
- Bronze Sponsor: Xylem AWS Canada
- Dinner: Ontario Pipe Trades Council
- Pin Flags: Sloan/Dobbin Sales
- Golf Balls: DMS Industrial Constructors Inc., Wolseley
- Golf Carts: Ontario General Contractors Association
- Beat the Broker: AON
- Closest to the Pin: Stanley Black and Decker/Dewalt
- Longest Drive: TACO
- Putting Green Contest: IPEX
- Tees: Bibby Ste Croix
- Water and Hole Inserts: OS&B
- Hole Sponsors: MCA Toronto, Anvil International, MCA Kitchener-Waterloo, Kilmer Environmental, TACO Comfort Solutions, ES Fox, Aecon
Do you have employees enrolled in a mechanical skilled trade program? If so, there are three scholarships available this year. Thank you to Franke Kindred, Wolseley Canada and DMS Industrial Inc. for recognizing the need to assist apprentices in their studies.
The DMS Industrial Constructors Inc. award is specifically focused on First Nation Youth who are enrolled in mechanical trades programs.
For criteria and application forms please visit mcac.ca/cec/scholarships.
Source: HPAC Magazine
A new report from the Canadian Federation of Independent Businesses indicates that the amount of vacant jobs in the construction industry was higher than all other industries and the country's national average in the first quarter of this year.
Source: On-Site Magazine
Green is in demand. Public and private building owners are more frequently requesting that designers focus on sustainability targets, including LEED designations, with both newly constructed and retrofitted buildings. These designs may seem easy on paper, but can be quite difficult to execute in reality.
Source: Construction Dive
Nearly six months into 2019, the commercial construction industry is showing strength, so far resisting cooling before a potential economic downturn. Innovation integration continues in a slow and steady manner.
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.
Source: Journal of Commerce/Construct Connect
The Stantec Tower is Edmonton's tallest and smartest tower. PCL Construction and Stantec representatives shared some of the data analytics used to build the residential suites in the tower at the Canada Green Building Council's Building Lasting Change conference in Vancouver.
Source: HPAC Magazine
Efficiency Canada has launched the “Our Human Energy” campaign to showcase the growth of Canada's energy efficiency sector.
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1799: Napoleon Bonaparte incorporates Italy into his empire.
1812: The War of 1812 begins when the United States declares war against Great Britain.
1815: At the Battle of Waterloo, Napoleon Bonaparte is defeated by an international army under the Duke of Wellington.
1856: The Republican Party opens its first national convention in Philadelphia.
1873: Susan B. Anthony is fined $100 for attempting to vote for president.
1918: Allied forces on the Western Front begin their largest counterattack yet against the German army.
1928: Amelia Earhart becomes the first woman to cross the Atlantic by airplane.
1931: British authorities in China arrest Indochinese Communist leader Ho Chi Minh.
1959: A Federal Court annuls the Arkansas law allowing school closings to prevent integration.
1963: The U.S. Supreme Court bans the required reading of the Lord's prayer and Bible in public schools.
1979: President Jimmy Carter and Leonid Brezhnev sign the Salt II pact to limit nuclear arms.
1983: Sally Ride becomes the first American woman in space.
1994: Millions of Americans watch former football player O.J. Simpson--facing murder charges--drive his Ford Bronco through Los Angeles, followed by police.
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.
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.