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To better understand the current state and impact of design documents in Canada’s design and construction industry, the Ryerson Institute for Infrastructure Innovation (RIII) was commissioned to undertake a study on “The Impact of Pre-Project Investment and Quality of Documents on Project Delivery Efficiencies.”

As a part of the study, this nationwide online survey aims to collect data and opinions from construction professionals on questions relating to the quality of design documents. Trade contractors from across Canada can provide valuable input to this study by participating in an online survey. The survey results will be confidential, and no identifiers of any participant will be published.

Please participate in the survey. Visit https://lnkd.in/gQShAEJ

Member Update
The Mechanical Contractors Association of Canada (MCAC) is now accepting applications for the 2020 Richard McKeagan Scholarship Series, an annual program that will see more than $14,000 awarded in scholarships for students across Canada studying in the mechanical contracting and mechanical engineering fields.

MCA Canada is pleased to announce three new online training programs in August and September.

  • The Project Improvement Program is a webinar and coaching program designed to help contractors and their production teams take charge of projects and determine the most profitable way to proceed.
  • In Project Scheduling Basics, you will learn tools to understand the concepts of building more realistic project schedules.
  • Microsoft Project Essentials will provide participants with the hands-on skills to plan and manage project activities using Microsoft Project.

Check out our Event Calendar for more information about these sessions and any other education training sessions we have planned.

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Industry News
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The Canadian Task Force for a Resilient Recovery made six recommendations that will require a $27.3 billion investment from the federal government to improve the efficiency of Canada's building stock.
Source: HPAC Magazine
The Heating, Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Institute of Canada (HRAI) is receiving $50,000 from the federal government to support initiatives that provide virtual training to Canadians at a discounted rate during the COVID-19 pandemic.
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ASHRAE's Epidemic Task Force has created a 41-page online guide that includes checklists to prepare educational buildings for re-opening, including starting up HVAC systems.
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The Arup for the Canadian Standards Association (CSA) has prepared a new report on highrise modular construction that records recent significant growth in the sector. It also identifies steps to improve standards and ensure adequate regulation.
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Innovation & Technology
Source: ConstructionLinks
Many construction companies still resist 21st-century building methods, with its practitioners sticking to decades-old tried and true methods. Ben Huh is hoping to modernize how buildings are planned and assembled with software-generated floor plans and rooms that fit together like Lego bricks.
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By the Numbers
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After a dismal April, residential and non-residential building construction in Canada began to bounce back in May, most notably in Ontario and Quebec. 
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National employment and construction employment numbers rose in June. Improvements in construction outpaced other sectors.
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Source: HistoryNet.com
1540: Henry VIII of England marries Catherine Howard; Thomas Cromwell is beheaded on Tower Hill in England.
1615: French explorer Samuel de Champlain discovers Lake Huron on his seventh voyage to the New World.
1794: Robespierre is beheaded in France.
1835: King Louis-Philippe of France survives an assassination attempt.
1868: The 14th Amendment to the Constitution, which guarantees citizenship to all those born or naturalized in the United States, is adopted.
1898: Spain, through the offices of the French embassy in Washington, D.C., requests peace terms in its war with the United States.
1914: Austria-Hungary declares war on Serbia, beginning World War I.
1920: Pancho Villa surrenders to the Mexican government.
1945: A B-25 bomber crashes into the Empire State Building in New York City, killing 13 people.
1965: President Lyndon Johnson sends an additional 50,000 troops to South Vietnam.
1990: A fire at an electrical substation causes a blackout in Chicago. Some 40,000 people were without power for up to three days.
1996: Discovery of remains of a prehistoric man near Kennewick, Washington, casts doubts on accepted beliefs of when, how and where the Americas were populated.
2005: Britain experiences its most costly tornado to date, causing 40 million Sterling Pounds of damage to Birmingham in just four minutes. There were no fatalities.
2005: The Irish Republican Army (IRA) announces an end to its 30-year armed campaign in Northern Ireland.

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