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With the holiday season in full swing, we are very pleased to announce that close to $8,000 has been raised for MCA Canada’s Charity of Choice, the ALS Society of Alberta. Donations are still being accepted through the ALS Society’s website as we get closer to our fundraising goal.

Also, with Christmas Eve and New Years Eve both falling on our regular scheduled delivery days, this edition of Just The Fax will be our last of 2019. On behalf of MCA Canada and our national board of directors, we would like to wish you a very Merry Christmas, Happy Holidays, and all the best in 2020.

We look forward to a very exciting 2020 at MCAC, and we are excited to share all we have in store for the New Year!

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.

Industry News
Source: Daily Commercial News
The federal government has announced plans to end all 57 long-term drinking water advisories on public systems on reserves by March 2021.
Source: On-Site Magazine
Ratification of a new trade deal appears to be on the horizon, but high demand continues to impact construction costs.
Source: HPAC Magazine
Statistics Canada data collected from registered apprenticeship training programs suggests that more people are registering for apprenticeship programs. The report released earlier this month also shows that the number of women entering the trades is the highest it has ever been.
Source: Daily Commercial News
From the moment construction begins, a project’s building process emits large amounts of greenhouse gases.
FastEst, Inc.
N-Two Cryogenic Enterprise Inc.
Innovation & Technology
Source: Daily Commercial News
Building envelope failures cost billions of dollars every year. This problem is mostly preventable if building mock ups, or “crash test dummies for building enclosures,” are considered.
By the Numbers
Source: Plumbing + HVAC Magazine
The value of building permits that Canadian municipalities issued in October decreased by 1.5 percent to $8.3 billion.
Source: Daily Commercial News
The table in this article records the 10 largest construction project starts in Canada in November 2019, as well as the latest trend graph on starts.
Source: Daily Commercial News
This article includes tables that show the top 10 largest upcoming public building and defence, law enforcement construction projects in Canada. These mainly new projects are all in the planning stage, but may also involve additions and alterations.
Click below for the latest prompt payment in the construction industry payment tables.

Source: HistoryNet.com

1903: Near Kitty Hawk, North Carolina, Orville and Wilbur Wright make the first successful flight in history of a self-propelled, heavier-than-air aircraft.
1927: U.S. Secretary of State Frank B. Kellogg suggests a worldwide pact renouncing war.
1938: Italy declares the 1935 pact with France invalid because ratifications had not been exchanged. France denies the argument.
1948: The Smithsonian Institution accepts the Kitty Hawk - the Wright brothers' plane.
1950: The French government appoints Marshal de Lattre de Tassigny to command their troops in Vietnam.
1965: Ending an election campaign marked by bitterness and violence, Ferdinand Marcos is declared president of the Philippines.
1989: The Simpsons, television's longest-running animated series, makes its U.S. debut.
1990: Jean-Bertrand Aristide wins Haiti's first free election.
2002: Congolese parties of the inter Congolese Dialogue sign a peace accord in the Second Congo War, providing for transitional government and elections within two years.
2010: Mohamed Bouazizi immolates himself, the catalyst for the Tunisian revolution and the subsequent Arab Spring.

Victaulic Company of Canada
Flocor, Inc.
UA Canada/AU Canada
Source: HPAC Magazine
Registration is now open for a five-part webinar series on Hydronic Fundamentals, led by HPAC contributor Rob Waters, taking place in early 2020.
Source: Construction Links Network
Works is underway to ensure the 2020 Emerging Water Technology Symposium is the most comprehensive and informative event since the symposium’s launch in 2008.
Victaulic Company of Canada
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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