Early bird registration for #MCACInMusicCity closes in six weeks! Take advantage of great savings and join MCAC in Nashville October 2–5 for the MCAC Annual National Conference.
Chad Pearson brings a unique perspective to the industry. He mixes 12 years in construction technology with 30+ years competing in combat sports, coaching top-ranked professional fighters in UFC, and a career in law enforcement where he focused on emergency response, criminal investigations and managing confidential informants. Over time, it became clear that the effects of critical stress in combat and law enforcement were similar to its effects in business.
Chad, with the help of a good friend Eric Parker (Director at Morgan Stanley and former police officer, military and champion kickboxer), converted combat psychology training techniques into corporate-friendly techniques.
Attendees of this session will learn why they are personally the mission-critical first step to maximizing their company’s performance during chaos.
Learn more about this session and about our conference at http://conference.mcac.ca.
MCAC is pleased to announce that UA Canada is joining the MCAC Annual Conference as a Diamond Partner and Event Title Sponsor for the “This Is How We Roll” offsite event!
Find out more about the conference at http://conference.mcac.ca and our fantastic partners at http://conference.mcac.ca/sponsors.
On June 21, Her Excellency the Right Honourable Julie Payette, Governor General of Canada, gave royal assent to Bill C-97, the Budget Implementation Act, 2019. The bill contained the Prompt Payment for Construction Work Act which lays the foundation for prompt payments throughout the construction chain on construction projects procured by the federal government.
Our annual CEC fundraising golf tournament is just two weeks away, and spaces are filling up fast. We have just a handful of foursomes left for play. So if you haven't already registered, what are you waiting for?
Join us for a day of great golf and camaraderie at the Royal Ontario Golf Course in Milton, ON. Funds raised from this year's event will help to expand our distance learning program.
Thanks to everyone who has registered to play so far, and thank you to our generous sponsors.
- 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
CEC has four scholarships available for students studying in the mechanical engineering or construction related university or college programs. Many thanks go to the following for their support:
- Federated Insurance: $1,000
- MASCO Canada/Delta Faucet: $1,500
- MCA Canada: $2,500
- Uponor (Dan Kirkpatrick Scholarship): 5 x $500
For more information, and to view all our scholarships, visit mcac.ca/cec/scholarships.
Source: Journal of Commerce/Construct Connect
Construction job vacancy rates have reached record levels at 4.9 per cent, according to new data from the Canadian Federation of Independent Business. This outpaces all other industries as well as the national average.
Source: Construction Dive
Construction firms, including Skender, Brasfield & Gorrie and Southland Industries, see that lean construction practices save time, money and resources. With productivity in the industry at a low, many may still be too comfortable with waste in many forms, such as overlapping workflows, the underutilization of talent and overproduction of materials.
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: Construction Links Network
The retrofitted NX building at Humber College has received the Canada Green Building Council award for Zero Carbon Building – Design Certification. Zero-carbon buildings are highly energy efficient and offset carbon emissions with clean, renewable energy. This is the first retrofit in Canada to achieve this certification.
Source: Journal of Commerce/Construct Connect
If the construction industry in Canada wants to be prosperous in the 21st century, it needs to learn from industries that make use of advanced technology, such as the automotive assembly and aerospace industries, according to Lucas Epp, engineering manager of StructureCraft Builders Inc.
Click below for the latest prompt payment in the construction industry payment tables.
Source: Canadian Manufacturing
Statistics Canada says the annual inflation pace picked up last month as the consumer price index rose 2.4 per cent. Food prices rose 3.5 per cent and transportation prices increased 3.1 per cent. Gas prices are still down compared to last year.
1857: Gustave Flaubert goes on trial for public immorality regarding his novel, Madame Bovary.
1868: The U.S. Congress enacts legislation granting an eight-hour day to workers employed by the federal government.
1876: General George A. Custer and over 260 men of the Seventh Cavalry are wiped out by Sioux and Cheyenne Indians at Little Bighorn in Montana.
1903: Marie Curie announces her discovery of radium.
1941: Finland declares war on the Soviet Union.
1946: Ho Chi Minh travels to France for talks on Vietnamese independence.
1950: North Korea invades South Korea, beginning the Korean War.
1959: The Cuban government seizes 2.35 million acres under a new agrarian reform law.
1962: The U.S. Supreme Court bans official prayers in public schools.
1973: White House Counsel John Dean admits President Richard Nixon took part in the Watergate cover-up.
1986: Congress approves $100 million in aid to the Contras fighting in Nicaragua.
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.