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Procore and five other construction tech-related companies have been working on a post-pandemic research/survey report called How We Build Now Canada, Beyond 2020.

Every single forecast, look ahead and research report conducted for 2020 is no longer relevant. Everything we knew before COVID-19 has been impacted. Our goal is to support Canadian construction professionals with a valuable, data-driven report on how to keep building despite all the uncertainty ahead.

This survey helps us assess the current state of construction while also providing them with critical insights to benchmark their project development against their peers.

Learn more at www.procore.com/en-ca/lp/how-we-build-now/survey.

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

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
Our members represent a significant portion of Canada’s prosperous manufacturing and service sectors, and we dedicate our lives to the success of the industry and its skilled workforce. With the entire nation focused on COVID-19 recovery, our goals are no different. However, the full recovery of the skilled trades in a post-COVID world requires the aid of the Canadian government if we are to establish a green and stable economy.
This is the first in a series of hydronic webinars. The end goal of this series is to move hydronic designers and installers towards their CHC Hydronics Certifications. The first episode, scheduled for September 30, focuses on the certification routes available as well as looking at some best practices.
This fundamental course provides you with the hands-on skills to plan and manage project activities using Microsoft Project. Delivered over five modules beginning on October 6, the course will help you define a project from beginning to end, while performing project updates and reports.

Join us on October 15 for the second in our series of fall/winter webinars.

In Prepare for the Months and Years after COVID, you'll learn about how to prepare your business and your people for the months and years ahead.

MCAC and CEC are offering these webinars in conjunction with MCA Inc.—a team of some our most popular instructors—and at no cost to you. The sessions will introduce you to topics that MCA Inc. will cover more in depth during future training sessions this fall.

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What reasonable precautions should employers take as employees return to work post-COVID-19?
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Thriving in our 20th year, the latest annual report from the Green Municipal Fund, looks at the social, economic and environmental impacts that its funded initiatives made across the country in 2019-20 and over the past 20 years.
End of year discount on Jonas, for MCA Members!
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Jonas’ all-in-one accounting and construction management software was designed to help mechanical businesses likes yours streamline and be more profitable. Automate project life cycles with full integration of workflows, service and equipment management and accounting processes. View important info from one dashboard and drill into the details of any job 24/7/365. Better manage and dispatch technicians with GPS and mobile technology, while accessing the latest work order information on the go.
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“With today’s throne speech, we are optimistic that the federal government has laid the groundwork to work closely with industry in the rebuilding of the Canadian economy,” said Dave Holek, MCAC president.
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The Canadian Construction Association has launched the Talent Fits Here campaign, which is designed to encourage more Canadians to pursue construction careers.
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Canadian construction resource company Bridgit is considered one of the top growing companies in North America, thanks to its accelerated three-year growth of 135 per cent and revenue increase of 592 per cent on its Bridgit Bench product.
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The Center on Global Energy Policy at New York City’s Columbia University SIPA and the Global CCS Institute are sharing research indicating that greater investment in carbon dioxide removal technology is critical to reducing global warming.
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The Conference Board of Canada, along with the Future Skills Centre, has produced an impact paper that suggests apprentices and journeypersons in Canada require more digital skills training to address gaps in demographics and accommodate changes in the industry.
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Construction activity has rebounded in the last few months, with investment in building construction remaining slightly lower than February 2020 levels, before COVID-19 construction restrictions were first put in place.
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1399: Richard II of England is deposed. His cousin, Henry of Lancaster, declares himself king under the name Henry IV.
1493: Christopher Columbus leaves Cadiz, Spain, on his second voyage to the new world.
1513: Spanish explorer Vasco Nunez de Balboa discovers the Pacific Ocean.
1789: Congress votes to create a U.S. army.
1850: Mormon leader Brigham Young is named the first governor of the Utah Territory.
1932: A five-day work week is established for General Motors workers.
1939: Germany and the Soviet Union reach an agreement on the division of Poland.
1941: 30,000 Jews are gunned down in Kiev when Heinrich Himmler sends four strike squads to exterminate Soviet Jewish civilians and other "undesirables."
1950: Soviet Premier Nikita Khrushchev repeatedly disrupts a UN General Assembly meeting with his violent outbursts over intervention in the Belgian Congo, US U2 spy planes, and arms control.
1960: General Douglas MacArthur officially returns Seoul, South Korea, to President Syngman Rhee.
1962: Canada launches its first satellite, Alouette 1.
1966: Chevrolet introduces the Camaro, which will become an iconic car.
1979: John Paul II becomes the first pope ever to visit Ireland.
2008: Dow Jones Industrial Average plummets 777.68 points in the wake of Lehman Brothers and Washington Mutual bankruptcies, the largest single-day point loss in Wall Street history.
2009: An 8.1 earthquake causes a tidal wave that claims 189 lives in Samoa, American Samoa and Tonga.

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