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The 2020 Canadian Mechanical & Plumbing Exposition takes place at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre March 25 to 27. With more than 500 exhibitors and a wealth of new products on display, this is one expo you don’t want to miss. In addition to exhibits, you’ll find seminars on hot topics including heat pumps, the latest National Plumbing Code updates and techniques to improve security in connected building technologies. The MCAC is a proud honorary sponsor of this year’s event. Join us there! Click below for the attached PDF with more information.
Ecco Heating Products Ltd.
Member Update

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.

Please note that the cut-off date for registration is Friday, Feb. 21.

Check out the attached PDF for more information.

Industry News
Source: Plumbing & HVAC
The Canadian government is working to encourage more women to pursue jobs in the skilled trades to address the country’s labour shortage.
Source: Plumbing & HVAC
Here are several ways to make the most of current income tax rules to keep as much of your hard-earned money as possible
FastEst, Inc.
N-Two Cryogenic Enterprise Inc.
Innovation & Technology
Source: Construction Links Network
Humans have been building structures since the beginning of time, but compared to different sectors, the construction industry has been slow to innovate for several years. Recently, though, technology has been enhancing operations and performance.
Source: HPAC
The majority of mechanical contractors that use BIM benefit from improved cost and schedule performance, reduced labour costs and increased productivity, according to a new study from Dodge Data & Analytics.
By the Numbers
Source: HPAC
A new report from Statistics Canada shows that the total value of building permits issued by Canadian municipalities last year rose to $102.4 billion, a 2.6 per cent increase from 2018.
Victaulic Company of Canada
Flocor, Inc.
UA Canada/AU Canada
Source: Contracting Business
After Vallières helped grow Nortek’s presence in Quebec, Nortek sources say expanding across Canada was a natural fit for the partnership.

1847: Rescuers reach the ill-fated Donner Party in the Sierras.
1861: Russian Tsar Alexander II abolishes serfdom.
1902: Smallpox vaccination becomes obligatory in France.
1915: British and French warships begin their attacks on the Turkish forts at the mouth of the Dardanelles, in an abortive expedition to seize the straits of Gallipoli.
1919: The First Pan African Congress meets in Paris, France.
1926: Dr. Lane of Princeton estimates the Earth’s age at 1 billion years.
1942: The Japanese bomb Port Darwin on the northern coast of Australia.
1965: Vietnam War protesters are arrested for blocking the United Nations’ doors in New York.
1976: Britain cuts welfare spending.
1981: The U.S. State Department calls El Salvador a “textbook case” of a Communist plot.
1987: New York Governor Mario Cuomo declares he will not run for president.


Victaulic Company of Canada



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