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We hope you had as much fun as we did in Nashville for our 2019 Annual National Conference. We’ve posted all the conference presentations and some great photos from the various events on our website. Check them out!
Over the past 25 years, the Mechanical Contractors Association Hamilton Niagara has awarded more than $485,000 in scholarships on behaf of its member employers to southern Ontario students wishing to enter the mechanical construction industry.
Industry News
Source: CBC
The shortage of skilled staff in the construction industry could be solved by the use of technology, according to experts and young workers.
Source: Construction Links Network
Even though post-secondary education costs continue to rise despite a four-year degree no longer promising a career or financial security, a large majority of parents say they wouldn’t advise their child to pursue a career in construction, according to a National Center for Construction Education & Research survey. It may be time for parents to reconsider.

The Canadian Commission on Building and Fire Codes invites code users and stakeholders to participate in the fall 2019 public review of proposed changes to Codes Canada publications:

  • National Building Code of Canada 2015 (NBC)
  • National Fire Code of Canada 2015 (NFC)
  • National Plumbing Code of Canada 2015 (NPC)

The review runs until December 23.

Source: GatesNotes.com
Buildings are a large contributor to climate change, but here’s what we can do about it.
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Innovation & Technology
Source: Daily Commercial News
The reasons you should consider a new technology investment for your company are many. Technology such as new management software, or advanced equipment like drones and on-site cameras, could help your company be more effective and efficient by reducing costs, redundancies or errors.
By the Numbers
Click below for the latest prompt payment in the construction industry payment tables.
Source: Canadian Manufacturing
A rebounding manufacturing industry helped contribute to a 0.2 percent rise for goods-producing industries following two months of declines.

1605: Guy Fawkes is betrayed and arrested in an attempt to blow up the British Parliament in the "Gunpowder Plot." Ever since, England has celebrated Guy Fawkes Day.
1653: The Iroquois League signs a peace treaty with the French, vowing not to wage war with other tribes under French protection.
1814: Having decided to abandon the Niagara frontier, the American army blows up Fort Erie.
1872: Susan B. Anthony is arrested for trying to vote.
1912: Woodrow Wilson is elected 28th president of the United States.
1914: France and Great Britain declare war on Turkey.
1935: Parker Brothers company launches Monopoly, a game of real estate and capitalism.
1940: President Franklin D. Roosevelt is re-elected for third term.
1968: Shirley Chisholm of Brooklyn, New York, becomes the first elected African American woman to serve in the House of Representatives.
1968: Richard Nixon is elected 37th president of the United States.
1995: Andre Dallaire's attempt to assassinate Canadian Prime Minister Jean Chretien is foiled when the minister's wife locks the door.
2003: Gary Ridgway, known as the Green River Killer, pleads guilty to 48 counts of murder.
2006: Former president of Iraq Saddam Hussein, along with Barzan Ibrahim al-Tikriti and Awad Hamed al-Bandar, is sentenced to death for the massacre of 148 Shi'a Muslims in 1982.
2007: Chang'e 1, China's first lunar satellite, begins its orbit of the moon.
2009: The deadliest mass shooting at a U.S. military installation occurs at Fort Hood, Texas, when U.S. Army Major Nidal Malik Hasan kills 13 and wounds 29

Source: HistoryNet.com

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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 MCAC Secretary/Treasurer 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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