January 14, 2020 Facebook Twitter LinkedIn
Member Update

Each year members of student chapters come together for two days of seminars on human resources skills, career opportunities, innovations in mechanical contracting, site visits and social activities to name a few.

MCA Hamilton-Niagara will host this year’s event from January 30 to February 1 at the Pillar and Post in Niagara-on-the-Lake. The site visits, as always, will be amazing. This year, they include a visit to Niagara Falls where the students will receive a guided tour of the Journey Behind the Falls followed by a private tour of this marvel of engineering and architecture built in 1905. A second tour will take them to Great Wolf Lodge where they will visit the boiler, HVAC and pump/filter rooms and get an idea of the process of each pool and ride works. To round out the event, students will take what they have learned and apply it to a student competition. 

Thank you to our sponsors of the 2020 summit. They are: MCA Canada, MCA Ontario, the UA, Victaulic, MCA Hamilton-Niagara, MCA Toronto, MCA Kitchener-Waterloo, MCA Manitoba, Aecon, Trimble, and Hilti, Silversmith Brewery Co., Niagara Parks and Great Wolf Lodge.

Without the support of sponsors this event would not take place. We are extremely grateful for your kindness and recognition of the importance of this initiative.

Source: Plumbing + HVAC
Gas technician certification and training are moving toward Canada-wide harmonization, an initiative that the Standards Council of Canada is leading under provisions laid out in the Canada Free Trade Agreement.
Source: Plumbing + HVAC
In November 2019, fewer building permits were issued compared to October numbers, with a reported decline of 2.4 percent to $8.1 billion in construction intentions across Canada.
Source: Canadian Manufacturing
In the World Bank’s updated economic outlook, the global economy is expected to grow 2.5 percent this year, up only slightly from 2.4 percent growth in 2019, the weakest performance since the financial crisis of 2008.

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 to 9 and March 26 to 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.

Source: Daily Commercial News
Attendees of CONEXPO-CON/AGG 2020 in Las Vegas will have the opportunity to attend a session on Driving New Innovation at Complacent Companies, which will focus on budgeting, staffing and how to start experimenting.
Click below for the latest prompt payment in the construction industry payment tables.
Source: Canadian Manufacturing
In the first 11 months of 2019, the Canadian labour market added 293,000 new jobs. 


1236: Henry III marries Eleanor of Provence.
1797: Napoleon Bonaparte defeats the Austrians at Rivoli in northern Italy.
1858: Emperor Napoleon and Empress Eugenie escape unhurt after an Italian assassin throws a bomb at their carriage as they travel to the Paris Opera.
1911: The USS Arkansas, the largest U.S. battleship, is launched from the yards of the New York Shipbuilding Company.
1917: A Provisional Parliament is established in Poland.
1920: Berlin is placed under martial law as 40,000 radicals rush the Reichstag; 42 are dead and 105 are wounded.
1942: President Franklin D. Roosevelt orders all aliens in the U.S. to register with the government.
1943: Franklin Roosevelt, Winston Churchill and Charles DeGaulle meet at Casablanca to discuss the direction of the war.
1943: Italian occupation authorities refuse to deport Jews living in their territories in France.
1969: A blast on the U.S. carrier Enterprise in the Pacific results in 24 dead and 85 injured.
1980: The United Nations votes 104-18 to deplore the Soviet aggression in Afghanistan.
2004: The Republic of Georgia restores the "five cross flag" as its national flag after some 500 years of disuse.
2005: Huygens probe lands on Saturn's moon Titan.
2010: Yemen declares war on al-Qaeda terrorist group.
2011: Zine El Abidine Ben Ali, former president of Tunisia, flees to Saudi Arabia after a series of demonstrations against his regime.

Source: Plumbing + HVAC
The Canadian Hydronics Council will offer a five-part webinar series that will cover hydronic fundamentals and the basics of hydronic heating. The series is intended for those in the hydronic heating industry, such as installers, designers, wholesale counter sales professionals, manufacturers, contractors and government officials.



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