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On October 21 and 22, the Ontario Refrigeration & Air Conditioning Contractors Association will host its Women Empowering Women in HVACR virtual convention.

The two-day event provides opportunities for professional development and networking for women in the heating, refrigeration and air conditioning trades.

The event’s platinum sponsor is MCA Canada’s Women in Mechanical Construction group, and MCAC CEO Tania Johnston will speak about her experiences breaking through the industry’s glass ceiling on the second day of the conference.

Registration is now open, and if you enter the special discount code ORACMCAC20, you can receive $5 off your digital ticket. Note that this coupon code is valid only from September 1 to 14.

Learn more about this great event, and register today at the special discounted rate, at https://cvent.me/3EayX7.

Member Update

MCAC and CEC are proud to offer two webinars by MCA Inc., a team of some our most popular instructors, at no cost to you. These webinars will introduce you to topics that MCA Inc. will cover more in depth during future training sessions this fall.

Track Your Productivity Impacts Due to COVID
The construction industry was hit hard by COVID-19. But do you know how much productivity losses you really have on your job sites? This webinar will show you methods for accurately tracking your jobsite productivity, and the ongoing impacts of COVID.

Join us on September 23 from 1:00 – 2:00 p.m. ET.

Prepare for the Months and Years after COVID
The peak of the pandemic appears to be coming to an end. But are you prepared for what comes next—and a likely second wave? This webinar will show you what your company needs to prepare for over the coming months and years.

Learn more on October 15 from 1:00 – 2:00 p.m. ET.

The Construction Education Council proudly presents the exclusive Gold Seal and Blue Seal Accredited Project Management Program. This highly acclaimed program is offered in partnership with the University of Waterloo. The program usually takes place over a 10-day period and is split into two five-day sessions but this year, for the first time, we are offering the course online two days a week for 10 weeks throughout November, December, January and February. This will mark the 40th session offered with nearly 900 industry managers graduating from the program.

For more information and to register, visit https://mcac.ca/event/project-management-for-contractors-10-day-gold-seal-accredited-program

New Masterclass Webinar Series – 2021 Edition
Jonas Software®
Jonas’ all-in-one construction & service management software helps mechanical businesses likes yours optimize operations and be more profitable. Join our Masterclass Series webinars to learn how you can: 

-Save your company time and effort. 
-Gain better insight into your business.  
-Improve workflow efficiencies. 
-Grow your business. 
-Make better decisions. 
Click here to check out our upcoming masterclass webinar
Industry News

The Intro to PVF: 4-Part Webinar Series is a modular-based training offered by CIPH's Industrial, Pipe, Valves & Fittings Council. This powerful training resource is critical for any employee who needs to learn the basics of the key product segments of the PVF sector. Designed for new hires or for anyone who just wants a brush up!

Plus, if you register before September 22, you’ll save $50 on your registration fee.

Source: Daily Commercial News
Advocates of Canada’s lean construction Community of Practice (COP) are continuing their work during the COVID-19 pandemic, relying on online forums to argue that COPs can boost the broader construction sector and offer firms a major competitive advantage.
Source: Daily Commercial News
The federal government is working on the details of a program that will help cities buy properties left vacant due to COVID-19 so they can quickly be turned into affordable housing.
FastEst, Inc.
N-Two Cryogenic Enterprise Inc.
Innovation & Technology
Source: Daily Commercial News
"As a crane operator, Frank needs to keep an eye on a long list of things on the ground and in the air around the business end of his rig as it trembles in the winds and groans under the load of a new bucket of concrete coming up."
Source: Canadian Manufacturing
BioCloud, a wall unit developed by Kontrol Energy, is aimed at facilities and mass transit vehicles and can detect COVID-19 in the air, triggering an alert system.
Source: Forbes
No matter where you've experienced construction, whether at home, an office or a manufacturing plant, you have likely encountered a problem with the process. AI may be the solution.
Victaulic Company of Canada
Flocor, Inc.
By the Numbers
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UA Canada/AU Canada

Source: HistoryNet.com

1588: The Spanish Armada, which attempted to invade England, is destroyed by a British fleet.
1776: The British occupy Manhattan.
1788: An alliance between Britain, Prussia and the Netherlands is ratified at the Hague.
1891: The Dalton gang holds up a train and takes $2,500 at Wagoner, Oklahoma.
1916: Armored tanks are introduced by the British during the Battle of the Somme.
1928: Scottish bacteriologist Alexander Fleming discovers, by accident, that the mold penicillin has an antibiotic effect.
1935: In Berlin, the Reich under Adolf Hitler adopts the swastika as the national flag.
1937: Prime Minister of England Neville Chamberlain flies to Germany to discuss the future of Czechoslovakia with Adolf Hitler.
1959: Nikita Khrushchev becomes first Soviet leader to visit the U.S.
1963: Four young African-American girls are killed by the bombing of a church in Birmingham, Alabama.
1968: The USSR launches Zond 5, which becomes the first spaceship to orbit the moon and reenter Earth's atmosphere.
1971: The environmental group Greenpeace is founded.
1981: Sandra Day O'Connor is unanimously approved by the Senate Judiciary Committee to become the first female justice on the US Supreme Court.
1998: MCI WorldCom begins operations after a landmark merger between World Com and MCI Communications.
2004: National Hockey League commissioner Gary Bettman announces a lockout of the players union.
2008: The largest Chapter 11 bankruptcy in U.S. history is filed by Lehman Brothers financial services firm.

Source: HPAC Magazine
Altus Group chief economist Peter Norman will present “What a Year It's Been: What a Year Ahead!” in November.
Viessmann Manufacturing Co. Inc.
Masco Canada Ltd.



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