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Members of the Mechanical Contractors Association of Canada are hereby notified of the:

2020 MCAC Annual General Meeting
12–1:30 p.m. (Eastern), Wednesday, Dec. 9, 2020
To be held online

Members can register online.

Members will be authenticated and receive an access link and password to attend.

Mark Casaletto, president of ConstructConnect-Canada, has over 20 years of leadership experience in the industry. He is an active speaker at industry events providing insight and intelligence on the state and economics of the Canadian construction industry, trends and current events impacting the industry as well as how the digital space and technology are transforming and changing the way we work in construction.

At our virtual annual general meeting on Dec. 9, Mark will provide a look ahead to 2021 and provide discussion on some of what the industry can expect in the coming year.

Watch for more information on our meeting in the weeks ahead, and plan to join us for our first-ever virtual AGM.

Member Update
We have uploaded a recording of our November 10 webinar on construction delay claims. In it, host Dan Leduc discusses when you might want to consider advancing a disruption or dekay claim and how to take those initial steps, including what to look for any claims consultant and from your lawyer.

Join us on Dec. 9 and Feb. 3 for a special two-part webinar series on Pathways to Success, presented by MCAC and CIPH. In our first session, our industry panel of manufacturers, wholesalers and contractors will share their insights about how to attract and retain top talent.

A new group of panelists speaks in the second session about personal branding, networking and advocacy.

Learn more about each session and register at

Source: Canadian Institute of Plumbing & Heating
This report outlines the conversation of the government-industry roundtable hosted by the Mechanical Contractors Association of Canada and Canadian Institute of Plumbing & Heating on Oct. 28.
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Source: Plumbing + HVAC
Results from a new survey show that more than 70 percent of construction companies in Canada had as many or more projects during the first six months of the pandemic compared to before.
Source: Canadian Manufacturing
"Companies are struggling to keep up with demand for high quality filtration systems."
Source: Canadian Institute of Plumbing & Heating
CIPH has released two videos that regions, and all members, can use to promote career opportunities in the industry and share how colleges and universities can support students' career objectives through involvement with CIPH.
Source: HRAI
A COVID-19 pandemic recovery plan focused on green buildings will create nearly 1.5 million jobs in Canada by 2030, according to a new Canada Green Building Council report.
Source: Plumbing + HVAC
The International Association of Plumbing and Mechanical Officials is asking the public for comment as it makes a tentative interim amendment to the 2021 edition of the Uniform Plumbing Code. The feedback deadline is Dec. 2.
Source: Construction Links Network
"From their materials to their construction to their energy needs over time, buildings generate nearly 40% of global greenhouse gas emissions. Of that, around a quarter is embodied carbon, or the sum of emissions that resulted in the production, transportation, and use of building materials. What a building is made of can have a huge climate impact."
FastEst, Inc.
N-Two Cryogenic Enterprise Inc.

Due to the impacts of COVID-19, MCAA has postponed its 2020 Fabrication Conference to 2021. In lieu of an in-person conference in 2020, the MCAA Fabrication Committee is working to provide MCAA members with a virtual sneak peek inside some of the most innovative fabrication facilities. On Dec. 10, join Modern Piping’s fabrication shop manager, MCAA director of innovative technologies Sean McGuire, and MSUITE’s CEO Britton Langdon, for a look at Modern Piping's processes, tools and techniques in fabrication.

Registration is free for MCA Canada members.

Each week in Just the Fax, we will profile one of the recipients of our 2020 Richard McKeagan Scholarship Series. This week’s recipient is Sean Coey.

Sean, who is a fourth-year student in the University of Manitoba’s Mechanical Engineering program, received a scholarship from sponsor Federated Insurance. Sean was integral in the formation of the University of Manitoba’s student chapter and served as its vice-president.

“I, among several other student chapter members, have even been so fortunate to receive two job opportunities that I got through MCAM events and members with SMS Engineering as a junior mechanical designer and DMS Industrial as a project coordinator,” says Sean. He plans on returning to DMS Industrial after his last year of study so that he can complete his years as an EIT and get the P.Eng designation.

Victaulic Company of Canada
Flocor, Inc.
Source: Daily Commercial News
According to several experts, new construction technology won't succeed without collaboration.
Source: Canadian Manufacturing
Net-zero buildings have the power to produce as much energy as they consume.
UA Canada/AU Canada


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