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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 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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The cement and concrete industries in Canada are asking the federal government to prioritize construction and strategic infrastructure spending to help the economy recover from COVID-19's effects.
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A new initiative from the Canada Green Building Council aims to rally support for a green recovery plan that includes green building. This partnership with the Real Property Association of Canada, Canadian Urban Institute and Royal Architectural Institute of Canada will encourage government decision-makers to direct funds toward green building initiatives.
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COVID-19 has given the construction industry an opportunity to re-examine and address lagging productivity gains over the past several decades. Today, modularization and off-site construction are gaining more attention and traction.
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By the Numbers
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Statistics Canada reports that Canada's economy continued to grow at a rate of 5% in June. 
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The total value of building permits in Canada rose 6.2% to $8.1 billion in June, according to Statistics Canada. These figures are comparable to pre-COVID levels. Seven provinces reported gains in June overall. 
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Source: HistoryNet.com
1762: Russia, Prussia and Austria sign a treaty agreeing on the partition of Poland.
1815: A peace treaty with Tripoli, which follows treaties with Algeria and Tunis, brings an end to the Barbary Wars.
1858: The first transatlantic cable is completed.
1861: Congress adopts the nation's first income tax to finance the Civil War.
1892: Harriet Tubman receives a pension from Congress for her work as a nurse, spy and scout during the Civil War.
1914: The first electric traffic signal lights are installed in Cleveland, Ohio.
1914: The British Expeditionary Force mobilizes for World War I.
1941: The German army completes taking 410,000 Russian prisoners in the Uman and Smolensk pockets in the Soviet Union.
1951: The United Nations Command suspends armistice talks with the North Koreans when armed troops are spotted in neutral areas.
1962: Actress Marilyn Monroe dies under mysterious circumstances.
1964: President Lyndon Johnson begins bombing North Vietnam in retaliation for the Gulf of Tonkin incident and asks Congress to go to war against North Vietnam.
1974: President Richard Nixon admits he ordered a cover-up for political as well as national security reasons.
1981: President Ronald Reagan fires 11,500 striking air traffic controllers.
1992: Four police officers are indicted on civil rights charges in the beating of Rodney King.
1997: The mastermind of the 1993 World Trade Center bombing, Ramzi Yousef, goes on trial.
2012: A gunman in Oak Creek, Wisconsin, opens fire in a Sikh temple, killing six before committing suicide.

Events
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The producers and four sponsoring associations of the MEET Show are announcing revised dates for this year’s edition of the event. Originally set for May 2020 and postponed to November, the show committee has made the decision to hold the MEET Show on May 5 and 6, 2021 at the Moncton Coliseum.
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