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The Construction Education Council is pleased to announce the latest series of dates in its always-popular Project Management Program.

Book your calendars for the week of March 5-9 and March 26-30 for this informative Gold and Blue Seal-accredited 10-day course. The course is designed to help you:

  • improve the planning and controlling of your projects,
  • 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
  • be able and willing to contribute improvements to your company’s project management
    process, and
  • be better prepared to take the Gold Seal examination, if you choose.

Check out the attached PDF for more information.

The Construction Education Council has just announced the latest offering of its Gold and Blue Seal Accredited Advanced Project Management Program. Book November 29 to December 2 in your calendar, and plan to attend at the University of Waterloo.

Course topics include:

  • The Art of Facilitative Leadership
  • Financial and Basic Accounting Principles for Project Managers
  • Organizational Planning - Portfolio Management
  • Principles of Lean for Construction

Learn more on the CEC website.

Industry News
Source: Daily Commercial News
Alex Carrick, ConstructConnect’s chief economist, gave 2019 CanaData construction forecasts conference attendees a glimpse at what is happening in the Canadian and U.S. economies and how Canada’s tech sector is growing.
Source: BuildForce Canada
The representation of women in the construction labour force is declining, according to a year-to-date review of the monthly Statistics Canada Labour Force Survey.
Source: Construction Links Network
The total value of building permits that Canadian municipalities issued decreased to 6.5 percent, or $8.3 billion, in September, thanks to declines in the residential sector, as outlined by Statistics Canada.
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Innovation & Technology
Source: Daily Commercial News
Nearly 75 percent of engineering and construction executives taking part in a KPMG industry survey in 2017 said that technological innovation plays a role in their corporate vision, but less than half of that 75 percent had a technology integration strategy in place.
Source: Daily Commercial News
Several years ago, Austrian architect Anton Falkeis met with a client for a residential design project in Liechtenstein. He was “told to create something pretty new,” and followed through with the design of the Active Energy Building.
By the Numbers
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Source: Canadian Manufacturing
Canada’s economy saw 1,800 people stop working last month as the number of full-time jobs fell by 16,100, offset partially by a 14,300 part-time job gain.

Source: HistoryNet.com

1035: King Canute of Norway dies.
1859: The first flying-trapeze circus act is performed by Jules Leotard at the Circus Napoleon.
1867: Mount Vesuvius erupts.
1903: The Lebaudy brothers of France set an air-travel distance record of 34 miles in a dirigible.
1923: Adolf Hitler is arrested for his attempted German coup.
1927: Canada is admitted to the League of Nations.
1944: U.S. fighters wipe out a Japanese convoy near Leyte, consisting of six destroyers, four transports and 8,000 troops.
1944: The German battleship Tirpitz is sunk in a Norwegian fjord.
1948: Hikedi Tojo, Japanese prime minister, and seven others are sentenced to hang by an international tribunal.
1960: The satellite Discoverer XVII is launched into orbit from California's Vandenberg AFB.
1968: The U.S. Supreme Court voids an Arkansas law banning the teaching of evolution in public schools.
1971: President Richard Nixon announces the withdrawal of about 45,000 U.S. troops from Vietnam by February.
1987: Boris Yeltsin is fired as head of Moscow's Communist Party for criticizing the slow pace of reform.
1990: Crown Prince Akihito is formally installed as Emperor Akihito of Japan.
1990: Sir Timothy John "Tim" Berners-Lee, a British computer scientist, publishes a formal proposal for the creation of the World Wide Web.
1996: A Saudi Arabian Airlines Boeing 747 collides with a Kazakh Illyushin II-76 cargo plane near New Delhi, killing 349. It is the deadliest mid-air collision to date (2013) and third-deadliest aircraft accident.
1997: Ramzi Yousef convicted of masterminding the 1993 World Trade Center bombing.
2003: Shanghai Transrapid sets a new world speed record (311 mph or 501 kph) for commercial railway systems.

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UA Canada/AU Canada

This webinar, presented by the National Research Council and the Canadian Institute of Plumbing & Heating, will address how the National Code is developed and proposed National Plumbing Code (NPC) changes for 2020.

The first part of the webinar will explain the basic entry points into the national code development process and explain the milestones of code development and the players involved. The second part will give an overview of changes proposed for the 2020 NPC.

Date: November 20
Time: 1:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. EST

Learn more.

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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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