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Today is the last day to register for CEC's exclusive Dispatcher Training Program.

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.

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!

Industry News
Source: Daily Commercial News/ConstructConnect
One of the biggest and longest-standing issues in the industry is the need for prompt payment legislation. It seems the Canadian Institute of Steel Construction’s lobbying efforts are working as several provinces and the federal government are implementing legislation for prompt payment.
A 2019 Canadian Apprenticeship Forum report called Apprentice Demand in the Top Ten Red Seal Trades highlights apprenticeship trends data and projections from the Canadian System for Tracking Apprenticeship Qualifications to provide a forward-looking assessment of demand and supply for trade certification across the top 10 Red Seal trades in Canada.
Source: Daily Commercial News/ConstructConnect
In February 2019, Statistics Canada reported that “capital spending (in Canada) is expected to increase in 2019 for the third consecutive year,” based on its (2018–19) Non-residential Capital and Repair Expenditures survey.
FastEst, Inc.
N-Two Cryogenic Enterprise Inc.
By the Numbers
Click below for the latest prompt payment in the construction industry payment tables.
Victaulic Company of Canada
Flocor, Inc.
Source: ConstructConnect
The tables in this article show the top 10 largest construction project starts in Canada in August 2019. The link also includes the latest trend graph on starts. Highlighted are 12-month moving totals of the civil and non-residential building categories in Canada.
IPEX Inc.
UA Canada/AU Canada
Trane Central Ontario
Ecco Heating Products Ltd.

331: Alexander the Great decisively shatters King Darius III's Persian army at Gaugamela (Arbela), in a tactical masterstroke that leaves him master of the Persian Empire.
1791: In Paris, the National Legislative Assembly holds its first meeting.
1890: Yosemite National Park is dedicated in California.
1908: The Ford Model T, the first car for millions of Americans, hits the market. Over 15 million Model Ts are eventually sold, all of them black.
1942: The German Army grinds to a complete halt within the city of Stalingrad.
1946: Eleven Nazi war criminals are sentenced to be hanged at Nuremberg trials.
1949: Mao Zedong establishes the People's Republic of China.
1957: "In God We Trust" appears on US paper currency as an act to distinguish the U.S. from the officially atheist USSR; the motto had appeared on coins at various times since 1864.
1960: Nigeria becomes independent from the U.K.
1962: The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson debuts; Carson remains the host until 1992.
1964: The first Free Speech Movement protest erupts spontaneously on the University of California, Berkeley campus. Students demanded an end to the ban of on-campus political activities.
1964: Japanese bullet trains begin high-speed rail transit between Tokyo and Osaka.
1971: Walt Disney World opens near Orlando, Florida, the second of Disney's "Magic Kingdoms."
1971: First CT or CAT brain scan performed, at Atkinson Morley Hospital in Wimbledon, London.
1975: Legendary boxing match: Muhammad Ali defeats Joe Frazier in the "Thrilla in Manila."
1979: U.S. returns sovereignty of the Panama Canal to Panama.
1982: First compact disc player released by Sony.
1989: Denmark introduces the world's first "civil union" law granting same-sex couples certain legal rights and responsibilities but stopping short of recognizing same-sex marriages.

Source: HistoryNet.com

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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