The dates to register for CEC's exclusive Gold Seal Accredited Project Management Program are fast approaching. Whether you're looking to join us for the course in BC (which is presented jointly with MCABC) or in Ontario, registration cut-off deadlines are two weeks prior to the start of each program. In both cases, the course is limited to just 24 participants.
Our acclimated course will 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.
Sign up today!
MCA Canada is pleased to announce the 2019 Richard McKeagan Scholarship Series recipients. Judging by the outstanding submissions we received, our industry will continue to be in good hands in the future. Thank you to the many Associates who stepped up to the plate and sponsored scholarships. Your stewardship is appreciated.
- Bradford White Canada – Thomas MacDonald, University of Guelph
- DMS Industrial Constructors Inc. – Jamal Wood, NWCC – Coast Mountain College
- Federated Insurance – Manuel Lemos, McMaster University
- Franke Kindred – Jesse Holmes, Saskatchewan Polytechnic
- MASCO Canada/Delta Faucet – Taylor Davies, McGill University
- MCAC Associates Council – Jason Dales, McMaster University
- OS&B – Thomas MacDonald, University of Guelph
- Reliance Worldwide Corporation (RWC) – Kristin Bennett, McMaster University
- Taco Comfort Solutions – Christine Yaromich, University of Toronto
- Uponor (Dan Kirkpatrick Scholarship):
- Sarah Kennedy, University of Waterloo
- Stacey Maddox, Memorial University
- Kirstin Bennett, McMaster University
- Mina Arabkhedri, BCIT
- Taylor Campbell, Wilfrid Laurier University
- Wolseley Canada – Braedon Grace, College of the North Atlantic
- Women in Mechanical Construction, sponsored by MCAHN – Kristin Bennett, McMaster Univ.
- Women in Mechanical Construction, sponsored by Lowe Mechanical – to be announced shortly
If you haven't already registered for CEC's exclusive Dispatcher Training Program, act soon. Our registration cut-off deadline is October 1, and space is limited to just 24 participants!
Our course teaches 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: On-Site Magazine/The Canadian Press
Climate change dominates conversations about the environment heading into the federal election campaign. Politicians who offer up plans to stop toxic, feces-laden sludge from being dumped into rivers and lakes are very welcome by the municipal governments that work to fight the problem every day.
Source: Canadian Manufacturing
The Canadian Federation of Independent Business is helping small business owners call on federal parties to include actions that will support economic growth in their platforms. .
Source: On-Site Magazine
August saw the construction industry’s labour market lose some of its earlier gains. Employment declined 0.1 percent last month, according to Statistics Canada's latest assessment.
Source: On-Site Magazine
A bit of tension between owners, general contractors and the subtrades is common on the job site, but when it comes to prompt payment, disagreements can escalate. New prompt payment legislation taking effect in Ontario next month might change that.
Source: On-Site Magazine
Canada’s infrastructure is always evolving. On-Site’s Infrastructure Report delves into spending, construction and key projects to watch.
Click below for the latest prompt payment in the construction industry payment tables.
1787: The Constitutional Convention in Philadelphia approves the constitution for the United States of America.
1796: President George Washington delivers his "Farewell Address" to Congress before concluding his second term in office.
1902: U.S. troops are sent to Panama to keep train lines open over the isthmus as Panamanian nationals struggle for independence from Colombia.
1916: Germany's "Red Baron," Manfred von Richthofen, wins his first aerial combat.
1939: With the German army already attacking western Poland, the Soviet Union launches an invasion of eastern Poland.
1942: British Prime Minister Winston Churchill meets with Soviet Premier Josef Stalin in Moscow as the German Army rams into Stalingrad.
1959: The X-15 rocket plane makes its first flight.
1962: The first federal suit to end public school segregation is filed by the U.S. Justice Department.
1976: The Space Shuttle is unveiled to the public.
1978: Egypt and Israel sign the Camp David Accords.
1980: Nationwide independent trade union Solidarity established in Poland.
1983: Vanessa Williams becomes the first black Miss America; relinquished crown early after scandal over nude photos.
2001: The New York Stock Exchange reopens for the first time since the September 11 terrorist attacks on the Twin Towers; longest period of closure since the Great Depression of the 1930s.
2006: Alaska's Fourpeaked Mountain erupts for the first time in at least 10,000 years.
2011: Occupy Wall Street movement calling for greater social and economic equality begins in New York City's Zuccotti Park, coining the phrase "We are the 99%."
Source: Statistics Canada
The value of building permits issued by Canadian municipalities rose 3.0 percent to $8.3 billion in July, largely due to increases in multi-family and commercial permits. Gains were reported in five provinces, with over one-third of the national increase in British Columbia. Quebec reported the largest decrease, down 4.0 percent to $1.6 billion due to lower construction intentions in all components of the non-residential sector.
Source: Daily Commercial News
The tables in this article highlight the top major upcoming educational and medical construction projects in Canada that are currently in the planning stage. Most of these are new projects, but some also involve additions and/or alterations.
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.