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Good news for anyone who's ever wanted to attend the Construction Education Council's acclaimed Project Management Program, but couldn't justify the time or expense of being away from home: our fall 2020 session is going virtual.

The COVID-19 pandemic has given us good reason to change the format and approach of our Gold Seal and Blue Seal accredited program. Delivering this course session over a virtual platform is the right thing to do given the current environment. It also allows us to include those people who have always wanted to participate in this exceptional course, but simply couldn't spare the time away from home to join us.

We will offer this year's program online for two days a week over 10 weeks in November, December, January and February.

Don't delay in registering. Class sizes are limited, and seats are filling up quickly. This course is always popular, and has attracted nearly 900 participants over its 40 sessions to date.

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

Source: CIPH
"The Speech from the Throne outlined your government’s intention to reinvigorate the economy, and fight climate change, through investments in improving the built environment. We are writing on behalf of thousands of workers and small businesses from coast-to-coast-to-coast that will benefit from this commitment to express our gratitude. We also wish to underscore the important role that we play in the transition to a low-carbon economy that will benefit all Canadians."
Member Update

The second webinar in our fall/winter series is scheduled for tomorrow.

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.

The Mechanical Contractors Association of Hamilton Niagara (MCAHN) is proud to introduce this year’s MCAHN McMaster University Student Chapter team. This year’s group is made up of Kailey Zeran (President), Ryan Chishti, Patrick Gurczak, Evan Meredith, Nathan D'Hoine, Maximilian Aoki, Mufrad Saleh and Alisha Suthakaran.

CIPHEX Virtual, Canada’s online trade show and conference for plumbing, hydronics and HVACR professionals, is scheduled from November 2 to 27. The show will be open 24/7 so you can visit whenever as you like, and will feature three live days of programming, as well as 21 webinars.

MCA Canada members can use the special promo code CVtwo for free registration and two free webinars.

M.A. STEWART & SONS LTD.
Bibby-Ste-Croix

The Canadian Institute of Plumbing & Heating is presenting the third module in its Intro to PVF webinar series on October 20. Thermoplastic Industrial Piping is for anyone who is new to the PVF sector and needs more in-depth training on PVF products, or anyone who needs a refresher.
 
Learn more about this program, which is unique to CIPH and MCA Canada members.

The organizers of the Women Empowering Women in HVACR virtual event are offering a special incentive on tickets to this first-ever forum. Digital tickets, which are normally priced at $24.99 are available in a special buy-one-get-one-free promotion between October 9 and 18!

Organized by the Ontario Refrigeration & Air Conditioning Contractors Association, and scheduled for October 21 and 22, the event provides an opportunity for professional development and networking for women throughout the HVACR industry.

Your ticket provides each person access to the two-day virtual event filled with amazing speakers, contests and giveaways along with networking opportunities with other attendees of the event. This ticket also includes access to the recording post-event.

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Industry News

On behalf of its members, the Canadian Apprenticeship Forum released its first-ever National Strategy for Supporting Women in Trades. The industry-driven initiative has four clear and measurable action items intended to generate awareness, trigger policy change, recognize best practices and create skilled trade workplace environments where women’s representation increases.

Learn more about the strategy on the CAF website, and join us in recognizing MCA Canada member Sunny Corner Enterprises as an early champion of this important initiative.

The Surety Association of Canada would like to reiterate its recommendation of digital bonds, and has recently released a White Paper: Digital Bonds the Way of the Future – and the Present.
Source: Daily Commercial News
The Canadian Centre for Occupational Health and Safety's 2021 Dick Martin Scholarship Award will provide two scholarships worth $3,000 each to one college and one university student pursuing careers in fields related to occupational health and safety. Applications are now open. 
Source: Construction Links Network
The Canadian Construction Association is asking all levels of government to support and enhance the economy's recovery by maintaining a free-flowing system of trade and labour mobility between provinces.
FastEst, Inc.
N-Two Cryogenic Enterprise Inc.
Innovation & Technology
Source: Daily Commercial News
Even before the COVID-19 pandemic, the construction industry’s slow adoption of data collection was a challenge.
Source: Construction Links Network
As the second COVID-19 wave hits Canada, many are focusing on how to keep the economy stable and create jobs and investments that will keep people employed in the short term and contribute to a stronger country and better quality of life in the long term.
Victaulic Company of Canada
Flocor, Inc.
By the Numbers
Click below for the latest prompt payment in the construction industry payment tables.
Source: Plumbing + HVAC
August recorded a record high investment in construction as the construction industry began catching up after it shut down due to the pandemic.
Source: Canadian Manufacturing
Overall gains last month brought employment to within 720,000 of pre-pandemic levels.
Source: Daily Commercial News
The seasonally adjusted annual rate of housing starts was 208,980 units in September, down from 261,547 units the month before, according to the Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation.
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Source: HistoryNet.com

1066: William of Normandy defeats King Harold in the Battle of Hastings.
1651: Laws are passed in Massachusetts forbidding the poor to adopt excessive styles of dress.
1705: The English Navy captures Barcelona in Spain.
1773: Britain's East India Company tea ships' cargo is burned at Annapolis, Md.
1912: Former U.S. President Theodore Roosevelt is shot and wounded in assassination attempt in Milwaukee.
1930: Singer Ethel Merman stuns the audience when she holds a high C for sixteen bars while singing "I Got Rhythm" during her Broadway debut in Gershwin's Girl Crazy.
1947: Test pilot Chuck Yeager breaks the sound barrier aboard a Bell X-1 rocket plane.
1962: Cuban Missile Crisis begins; USAF U-2 reconnaissance pilot photographs Cubans installing Soviet-made missiles capable of carrying nuclear warheads.
1964: Rev. Martin Luther King is awarded the Nobel Peace Prize for advocating a policy of non-violence.
1966: Montreal, Quebec, Canada, opens its underground Montreal Metro rapid-transit system.
1968: Jim Hines, USA, breaks the "ten-second barrier" in the 100-metre sprint at the Olympics in Mexico City; his time was 9.95.
1994: Nobel Peace Prize awarded to Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat, Israel's Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin and Israeli Foreign Minister Shimon Peres for establishing the Oslo Accords and preparing for Palestinian Self Government.
1998: Eric Robert Rudolph charged with the 1996 bombing during the Summer Olympics in Atlanta, Georgia; It was one of several bombing incidents Rudolph carried out to protest legalized abortion in the U.S.
2012: Felix Baumgartner breaks the world record for highest manned balloon flight, highest parachute jump, and greatest free-fall velocity, parachuting from an altitude of approximately 39 kilometres.

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Masco Canada Ltd.
 

 

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