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Early-bird registration for #MCACInMusicCity closes on July 31! Take advantage of great savings and join MCAC in Nashville from October 2–5 for the MCAC Annual National Conference!

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MCAC is pleased to announce that Procore has joined the MCAC Annual Conference as a Major Partner this year, and the sponsor of our Closing Keynote address from Mandy Rennehan!

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Member Update

MCABC and The Construction Education Council (CEC) proudly present the exclusive Gold Seal Accredited Project Management Program.

This course is designed to help you:

  • improve the planning and controlling of your projects, thereby improving your company’s bottom line.
  • take a business view of projects and take ownership of a project from bid to final payment.
  • increase your own project “lessons learned” by learning from experiences of other participants.
  • be able and willing to contribute improvements to your company’s project management process.
  • be better prepared to take the gold seal examination, if you choose.
  • enjoy your projects!

The course will be hosted at the Executive Plaza Hotel, in Coquitlam BC. The first week of training runs from October 24–28, and the second week runs from November 14–18.

Don't delay. Space is limited to just 24 attendees.

Thank you to all the golfers who joined us last week at our Annual CEC Fundraising Golf Tournament to raise money for construction education! And a special thank you to all of our sponsors for this year's event!

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Research recently conducted for the federal Treasury Board indicates that buildings, coastlines and northern communities in Canada are facing the biggest climate change risks.
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For several years, modular construction has been perceived to be shaking up the construction industry. A new McKinsey & Company report focuses on the trends and possible time and cost savings modular construction could provide.
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A new digital training course from the Green Infrastructure Foundation will be available through the Living Architecture Academy, Green Roofs for Healthy Cities digital learning platform. The course, called Introduction to Green Infrastructure: Principles, Applications, and Policies, was developed through a partnership with Green Roofs for Healthy Cities, the Federation of Canadian Municipalities and the Ontario Parks Association.

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

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Construction Junkie's 5th Annual Best Construction Podcast Competition is over and the results are in. 
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While many construction tech companies have made national headlines for massive funding rounds, several budding firms have recently received smaller investments that could give them a significant boost.
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1875: The new French constitution is finalized.
1882: Mary Todd Lincoln, the widow of Abraham Lincoln, dies of a stroke.
1918: Czar Nicholas and his family are murdered by Bolsheviks at Ekaterinburg, Russia.
1940: Adolf Hitler orders preparations for the invasion of England.
1945: The United States detonates the first atomic bomb in a test at Alamogordo, N. M.
1969: Apollo 11 blasts off from Cape Kennedy, Florida, heading for a landing on the moon.
1999: A private plane piloted by John F. Kennedy Jr. is lost over the waters off Martha's Vineyard, Mass.


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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