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Source: Plumbing & HVAC Magazine
In partnership with the University of Waterloo, the Construction Education Council, the Mechanical Contractors Association of Canada’s education wing, is offering new training opportunities to contractors who want to improve their project management skills and earn gold/blue seal certifications. .

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
Panelists at the recent Association of Consulting Engineering Companies — Canada conference told delegates at two panel sessions about the storm clouds over Canada’s P3 sector despite a robust pipeline of government-proposed projects.
Source: Canada Green Building Council
Green Building Certification Inc. Canada and the Canada Green Building Council are celebrating a new milestone as Canadian LEED v4 project registrations surpass the 1,000 mark.
Source: HPAC Magazine
ASHRAE has updated the standards for ventilation system design and acceptable indoor air quality (Standards 62.1 and 62.2). The updates include significant changes.
Source: Washington Post
Women in the construction industry are responding to sexism and isolation by working to create a community — and a future — for themselves.
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Innovation & Technology
Source: Construction Links
In order to increase transparency in cost, time and scope of projects, companies should leverage the combination of blockchain and IoT.
Source: Construction Links
A new platform called dotMaps shows users how construction projects are affecting travel in cities.
By the Numbers
Click below for the latest prompt payment in the construction industry payment tables.
Source: Plumbing + HVAC
In September, the total value of building permits issued decreased by 6.5 per cent to $8.3 billion. This is mostly due to a decline in the residential sector. The largest decline was in Quebec. Only four provinces saw gains, with the largest increase in Alberta.

1620: The Pilgrims sight Cape Cod.
1828: In Vienna, Composer Franz Schubert dies of syphilis at age 31.
1863: Lincoln delivers the "Gettysburg Address" at the dedication of the National Cemetery at the site of the Battle of Gettysburg.
1897: The Great "City Fire" in London.
1905: 100 people drown in the English Channel as the steamer Hilda sinks.
1911: New York receives first Marconi wireless transmission from Italy.
1926: Leon Trotsky is expelled from the Politburo in the Soviet Union.
1942: Soviet forces take the offensive at Stalingrad.
1949: Prince Ranier III is crowned 30th Monarch of Monaco.
1952: Scandinavian Airlines opens a commercial route from Canada to Europe.
1969: Apollo 12 touches down on the moon.
1973: New York stock market takes sharpest drop in 19 years.
1976: Patty Hearst is released from prison on $1.5 million bail.
1985: In the largest civil verdict in U.S. history, Pennzoil wins $10.53 billion judgement against Texaco.
1985: U.S. President Ronald Reagan and Mikhail Gorbachev, General Secretary of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union, meet for the first time.
1990: Pop duo Milli Vanilli are stripped of their Grammy Award after it is learned they did not sing on their award-winning Girl You Know Its True album.
1996: Canada's Lt. Gen. Maurice Baril arrives in Africa to lead a multinational force policing Zaire.
1998: U.S. House of Representatives begins impeachment hearings against President Bill Clinton.
2010: New Zealand suffers its worst mining disaster since 1914 when the first of four explosions occurs at the Pike River Mine; 29 people are killed.

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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