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Annual National Conference
Source: Daily Commercial News
The Mechanical Contractors Association of Canada is gearing up to host its 78th annual conference in Nashville, TN beginning later this month. The event will boast a mix of educational and social programming. An entire day will be dedicated to innovation and technology.
M.A. STEWART & SONS LTD.
Bibby-Ste-Croix
Industry News
On August 24, the Canadian Apprenticeship Forum (CAF-FCA) announced that a task force made up of its members from across Canada will oversee the development of a National Strategy for Women in Trades based on extensive consultations with stakeholders over the last two years.
Source: Daily Commercial News
The fact that the labour forces of most industrialized economies, including Canada, are becoming older is almost universally accepted.
Source: Daily Commercial News
Hard hats, steel-toed boots and gloves are important for all construction workers, as these items reduce injuries and lost hours of work. Equipment designers are looking at ways to make hard hats even better at protecting workers from head injuries, making this construction staple more safe and adaptable.
Source: Daily Commercial News
Constructionsupport.ca, a new online tool launching Oct. 1, will provide support for adjudicators on construction disputes.
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.

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, BC. 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
Source: Daily Commercial News
Cameras are becoming more common on construction job sites because of the benefits they offer companies: increased productivity, collaboration and safety. While these three things are important, the fact that workers are constantly being watched may affect their morale.
Source: Daily Commercial News
Technology is not always behind innovations that deliver better efficiency, improved safety and cost savings in the construction industry.
Source: ConstrucTech
It’s well known that the construction industry is huge, generating millions for the economy every year. Telematics for material handling equipment, just one fairly small segment, is expected to reach $7.6 billion alone in the next five years, according to Grand View Research.
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
A large rebound in exports passed projections for the second quarter, resulting in the country’s strongest three-month growth stretch in two years. According to Statistics Canada, this was led by robust growth in energy products, farming and fishing products, non-metallic minerals and aircraft products.

1781: Los Angeles, first an Indigenous village Yangma, is founded by Spanish decree.
1804: USS Intrepid explodes while entering Tripoli harbor on a mission to destroy the enemy fleet there during the First Barbary War.
1820: Czar Alexander declares that Russian influence in North America extends as far south as Oregon and closes Alaskan waters to foreigners.
1862: Robert E. Lee's Confederate army invades Maryland, starting the Antietam Campaign.
1881: The Edison electric lighting system goes into operation as a generator serving 85 paying customers is switched on.
1886: Elusive Apache leader Geronimo surrenders to General Nelson A. Miles at Skeleton Canyon, Ariz.
1893: Beatrix Potter sends a note to her governess' son with the first drawing of Peter Rabbit, Cottontail and others. The Tale of Petter Rabbit is published eight years later.
1915: The U.S. military places Haiti under martial law to quell a rebellion in its capital Port-au-Prince.
1944: British troops liberate Antwerp, Belgium.
1945: The American flag is raised on Wake Island after surrender ceremonies there.
1951: The first transcontinental television broadcast in America is carried by 94 stations.
1957: Arkansas governor Orval Faubus calls out the National Guard to bar African-American students from entering a Little Rock high school.
1967: Operation Swift begins as U.S. Marines engage North Vietnamese Army troops in Que Son Valley.
1972: Mark Spitz becomes first Olympic competitor to win seven medals during a single Olympics Games.
1998: Google founded by Stanford University students Larry Page and Sergey Brin.

Source: HistoryNet.com

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Trane Central Ontario
FastEst, Inc.
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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