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Annual National Conference

We're very excited to announce that we've added new concurrent sessions at this year's conference, to provide more options for our delegates, including a new session targeted directly at Mechanical Service Contractors!

Find out more about our new sessions:

The 2019 MCAC Annual Conference has a great program and a great lineup of speakers. Find out more about this year's fantastic program! Visit the Sessions Portal today.

The Hilton Downtown Nashville may not have availability for the entire conference, but MCAC has you covered.

Please refer to group code G-PB09 for a preferred rate at the Hyatt Place Downtown Nashville.

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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.

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 strategies for making their projects even more successful back to their companies. 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–December 2 at the University of Waterloo.

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

Innovation & Technology
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Security in the construction industry impacts all workers. Businesses need to focus on their cybersecurity measures to avoid cyber threats, such as ransomware.
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From architects to general contractors, it's crucial for the construction trades to work together to finish projects on time and within budget. Today's technology can make collaboration smoother than ever, enabling contractors to share ideas, track progress and even get paid more easily.
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1306: King Wenceslas of Poland is murdered.
1786: Jacques Balmat and Dr. Michel-Gabriel Paccard become the first men to climb Mont Blanc in France.
1844: Brigham Young is chosen to head the Mormon Church, succeeding Joseph Smith.
1863: Confederate President Jefferson Davis refuses General Robert E. Lee's resignation.
1876: Thomas Edison patents the mimeograph.
1899: The first household refrigerating machine is patented.
1925: The first national congress of the Ku Klux Klan opens.
1937: The Japanese Army occupies Beijing.
1940: The German Luftwaffe attacks Great Britain for the first time, beginning the Battle of Britain.
1945: The Soviet Union declares war on Japan.
1963: England's "Great Train Robbery;" 2.6 million pounds ($7.3 million) is stolen
1974: President Richard Nixon resigns from the presidency as a result of the Watergate scandal.
1978: Pioneer-Venus 2 is launched to probe the atmosphere of Venus.
1979: Iraq's president Saddam Hussein executes 22 political opponents.
1989: NASA Space Shuttle Columbia begins its eighth flight, NASA's 30th shuttle mission.
1990: Iraq annexes the state of Kuwait as its 19th province, six days after Iraqi troops invaded Kuwait.
2007: An EF2 tornado hits Brooklyn, New York, the first in that borough since 1889.
2008: Georgia invades South Ossetia, touching off a five-day war between Georgia and Russia.

Source: HistoryNet.com

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Leadership and culture go hand in hand. In this webinar, you’ll hear from industry luminaries on how to develop leaders, and how they’re addressing some of construction’s most significant challenges related to the labor shortage. By focusing on leadership and culture, these industry trailblazers will share applicable strategies and solutions that have made a positive impact on their companies’ culture and profitability.
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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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