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Victaulic Company of Canada
Member Update

Our annual Student Chapter Summit begins on Thursday, and offers participants the chance to enjoy two days of programming focused on human resources skills, career opportunities, innovations in mechanical contracting, site visits and social activities to name a few.

This event is a huge success every year thanks in no small part to the contributions of our sponsors. Please join us in thanking those generous organizations that have helped to make our 2020 Student Chapter Summit possible. They are:

  • MCA Canada,
  • MCA Ontario,
  • the UA,
  • Victaulic,
  • MCA Hamilton-Niagara,
  • MCA Toronto,
  • MCA Kitchener-Waterloo,
  • MCA Manitoba,
  • Aecon,
  • Trimble,
  • Hilti,
  • Silversmith Brewery Co.,
  • Niagara Parks, and
  • Great Wolf Lodge.

Watch for a complete wrap up of the event in a future issue of Just the Fax.

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.

Industry News
Source: Plumbing + HVAC
The Canadian Institute for Climate Choices is a new independent research organization that launched last week. The institute could influence all levels of government when it comes to climate change, including evaluating policies related to Canada’s goal of achieving net-zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2050.
Source: Daily Commercial News
A new study from the Fraser Institute suggests that infrastructure spending is not an effective policy for boosting the economy in a recession.
Source: HPAC Magazine
In Canada and the United States, those in the HVAC/R industry are working to ensure the transition to low global warming potential (GWP) refrigerant goes smoothly.
Source: Canadian Manufacturing
The Federation of Canadian Municipalities has selected the Plant Engineering and Maintenance Association of Canada to provide training that helps lead to better infrastructure investment decisions.
FastEst, Inc.
N-Two Cryogenic Enterprise Inc.
Innovation & Technology
Source: Daily Commercial News
The word “prefabrication” can describe many off-site building processes, including modularization, panelization and kits. In its many forms, prefabrication is growing in popularity.
By the Numbers
Click below for the latest prompt payment in the construction industry payment tables.
Source: Plumbing + HVAC
Total investment in building construction saw a small increase in November 2019 – up from October, investment increased to $15.5 billion, or 0.1 per cent.
Flocor, Inc.
UA Canada/AU Canada
Victaulic Company of Canada

0028: The Roman Emperor Nerva names Trajan, an army general, as his successor.
1547: Henry VIII of England dies and is succeeded by his nine-year-old son Edward VI.
1871: Surrounded by Prussian troops and suffering from famine, the French army in Paris surrenders. During the siege, balloons were used to keep contact with the outside world.
1915: The U.S. Coast Guard is founded to fight contraband trade and aid distressed vessels at sea.
1921: Albert Einstein startles Berlin by suggesting the possibility of measuring the universe.
1932: The Japanese attack Shanghai, China, and declare martial law.
1941: French General Charles DeGaulle's Free French forces sack south Libya oasis.
1964: The Soviets down a U.S. jet over East Germany killing three.
1970: Israeli fighter jets attack the suburbs of Cairo.
1986: The space shuttle Challenger explodes just after liftoff.

Source: HistoryNet.com




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