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The 2020 MCA Canada Annual General Meeting is tomorrow – December 9.

We are inviting all members to participate in our virtual meeting from 12 to 1:30 p.m. ET.

You can register for the event online, and we will send you an access link and password to attend.

We are fortunate to be joined by Mark Casaletto, president of ConstructConnect-Canada, at tomorrow's virtual annual general meeting.

Mark has more than 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.

Mark will provide us with a look-ahead to 2021, and offer some discussion about what the industry can expect in the coming months.

Plan to join us for our first-ever virtual AGM on December 9 from 12 to 1:30 p.m. ET.

Member Update

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

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 Braedon Grace.

Braedon, who is in his third year of the Mechanical Engineering Technology program at the College of the North Atlantic, received a scholarship from sponsor OS&B.

"My end goal in the field of mechanical engineering is to be able to develop and produce more energy efficient, affordable, safe sustainable systems for current and future generations," said Braedon. "I believe my strong character, high work ethic and communication skills are essential in the mechanical field. I am hopeful these will lead me on a path to a successful productive career and enable me to make beneficial changes in my community, possibly beyond that, and leave the world in better shape for those who come after me.”

Braedon’s mother is employed at MCAC member company the Cahill Group of Companies.

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Source: HPAC Magazine
Jeslin Varghese, president of the Green Building Research Institute, writes that it is crucial we ensure our HVAC systems can support ventilation and filtration mechanisms that protect building occupants. 
Source: HRAI
ASHRAE's Epidemic Task Force has published an Alternate Care Site HVAC Guidebook in response to communities setting up alternative care sites to deal with COVID-19 spikes.
FastEst, Inc.
N-Two Cryogenic Enterprise Inc.
Victaulic Company of Canada
Flocor, Inc.
Source: Construction Links Network
The COVID-19 pandemic has disrupted real estate, land use and construction, but the biggest changes may still be on the horizon as the property sector becomes familiar with its digital twin.
Source: Construction Links Network
"AI and machine learning are reducing construction site accidents, theft, vandalism and hazardous operating conditions by analyzing 24/7 video feeds in real-time, gaining new predictive insights and contextual intelligence into threats."
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1660: The first Shakespearian actress to appear on an English stage makes her debut as Desdemona.
1920: President Woodrow Wilson declines to send a representative to the League of Nations in Geneva.
1932: Japan tells the League of Nations that it has no control over her designs in China.
1944: The United States conducts the longest, most effective air raid on the Pacific island of Iwo Jima.
1948: The United Nations approves the recognition of South Korea.
1967: In the biggest battle yet in the Mekong Delta, 365 Viet Cong are killed.
1980: John Lennon is shot to death outside his Manhattan apartment building.
1982: The Washington, D.C., police shoot and kill a man threatening to blow up the Washington Monument.
1991: The leaders of Belarus, Russia and Ukraine sign an agreement that dissolves the Soviet Union and establishes the Commonwealth of Independent States.
2010: The Japanese solar-sail spacecraft IKAROS passes the planet Venus.
2010: SpaceX becomes the first privately held company to successfully launch, orbit and recover a spacecraft.

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Masco Canada Ltd.
Click below for the latest prompt payment in the construction industry payment tables.
Source: HPAC Magazine
In October, overall building permits issued in Canada were down nearly 15 per cent compared to September, a month that saw the second highest value on record.
Source: On-Site Magazine
"Construction employers added 26,000 workers across Canada last month, snapping a three-month streak of fractional gains."
Source: Canadian Manufacturing
The Canadian economy grew at a record annualized pace of 40.5% in the third quarter as businesses began to recover after COVID-19 lockdowns, according to Statistics Canada.
Source: HRAI
Canadian Mechanical & Plumbing Exposition organizers are preparing for an exciting return to the in-person event in 2022 following the COVID-19 pandemic.



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