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Annual National Conference

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!

Register today at www.conference.mcac.ca/register.

Member Update

Do you know someone how is considering post-secondary training in the mechanical contracting industry? If so, encourage them to apply for one of the many scholarships we have available under the Richard McKeagan Scholarship Series.

Thanks to the generous support of our partners, we have created 13 scholarships with a combined total of more than $26,000. Every scholarship is slightly different, which means there’s funding available for a wide range of students and needs.

Don’t delay. Our submission deadline is July 31, and announcements will be made by the end of August.

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!

Dates in British Columbia and Ontario

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

For Ontario personnel, the course will be hosted at the University of Waterloo. The first week of training runs from November 14–18, and the second week from December 12–16.

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

CEC’s Advanced Project Management course will prepare seasoned project managers for future advancement and increased responsibilities. The new program was created to build off the highly successful 10-day program. The course will provide 28 hours of Gold Seal accredited industry-specific, advanced level project management training.

Graduates of the program will bring back to their companies’ strategies for making their projects even more successful. Senior project skills that will be covered include:

  • The Art of Facilitative Leadership
  • Organizational Planning – Portfolio Management
  • Financial and Basic Accounting Principles for Project Managers
  • Principles of Lean for Construction

This program is designed specifically for the mechanical contracting industry. 

Our first week of training runs from November 29 to December 2 at the University of Waterloo.

Registration is limited to just 24 participants. Don't delay!

M.A. STEWART & SONS LTD.
Bibby-Ste-Croix
Industry News
Source: On-Site Magazine
A lack of skilled labour is a growing and familiar problem for builders of all sizes across Canada. 
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: Construction Junkie
3D printing technologies have come a long way in recent years and many companies have begun implementing them on jobsites. Even NASA has announced plans to prove 3D printing can withstand the "rigors of space." 
Victaulic Company of Canada
Flocor, Inc.
By the Numbers
Click below for the latest prompt payment in the construction industry payment tables.
Source: Canadian Manufacturing
The June ADP Canada National Employment Report measures the change in total nonfarm payroll employment each month. The manufacturing industry registered no change.

1567: Mary, Queen of Scots, is imprisoned and forced to abdicate her throne to her 1-year-old son James VI.
1701: Antoine de la Mothe Cadillac establishes Fort Pontchartrain for France at present-day Detroit, Michigan.
1704: Admiral George Rooke takes Gibraltar from the Spanish.
1766: At Fort Ontario, Canada, Ottawa chief Pontiac and William Johnson sign a peace agreement.
1791: Robespierre expels all Jacobins opposed to the principles of the French Revolution.
1847: The first members of Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints (Mormons) arrive in Utah, settling in present-day Salt Lake City.
1941: The U.S. government denounces Japanese actions in Indochina.
1942: The Soviet city of Rostov is captured by German troops.
1950: The U.S. Fifth Air Force relocates from Japan to Korea.
1974: The Supreme Court rules that President Richard Nixon must surrender the Watergate tapes.

Source: HistoryNet.com

IPEX Inc.
UA Canada/AU Canada
Trane Central Ontario
Ecco Heating Products Ltd.
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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