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Member Update

The Construction Education Council is pleased to announce the latest series of dates in its always-popular Project Management Program.

Book your calendars for the week of March 5-9 and March 26-30 for this informative gold and blue seal-accredited 10-day course. The course is designed to help you:

  • improve the planning and controlling of your projects,
  • take a business view of projects and take ownership of a project from bid to final payment,
  • increase your own project “lessons learned” by learning from experiences of other
  • be able and willing to contribute improvements to your company’s project management
    process, and
  • be better prepared to take the Gold Seal examination, if you choose.

Check out the attached PDF for more information.

Source: Canadian Consulting Engineer
Xylem has launched a new podcast series called ‘Solving Water.’ The podcast aims to educate plumbing and HVAC professionals about clean water access and efficient use in commercial buildings, utilities and residential communities.
Source: Canadian Consulting Engineer
The majority of members in the heating, ventilation, air-conditioning and refrigeration industry are optimistic about business heading into the New Year, according to the latest AHR Expo and ASHRAE Economic Outlook Survey.
Source: Daily Commercial News
At a panel discussion on provincial P3 initiatives at the Canadian Council for Public-Private Partnerships conference, delegates heard that Alberta is back in the game and Ontario is bullish.
Source: Canadian Institute for Plumbing & Heating
The Task Group on Priorities on behalf of the Canadian Commission on Building and Fire Codes requested CIPH’s input on areas of strategic importance for the upcoming code cycle.
Source: Plumbing + HVAC
At a Canadian Institute of Plumbing and Heating town hall meeting, the conversation made it apparent that new construction technologies and new players operating outside the traditional supply chain are quickly changing the Canadian construction landscape.
Source: Construction Links
The Canada Green Building Council’s Zero Carbon Building Standard will help eliminate carbon emissions in Canada starting with 10 projects with the certification. The projects include office buildings, schools and warehouses, demonstrating that all types of buildings can achieve zero carbon emissions.
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Source: Canadian Manufacturing
Real gross domestic product grew at an annualized rate of 1.3 per cent in the slowed third quarter compared to a revised reading of 3.5 per cent in the second quarter.

1847: Frederick Douglass and Martin R. Delaney establish the North Star, an anti-slavery paper.
1915: The United States expels German attaches on spy charges.
1918: The Allied Conference ends in London where they decide that Germany must pay for the war.
1925: The League of Nations orders Greece to pay an indemnity for the October invasion of Bulgaria.
1926: British reports claim that German soldiers are being trained in the Soviet Union.
1950: The Chinese close in on Pyongyang, Korea, and UN forces withdraw southward.
1979: Eleven are dead and eight injured in a mad rush to see a rock band (The Who) at a concert in Cincinnati, Ohio.
1984: Toxic gas leaks from a Union Carbide plant and results in the deaths of thousands in Bhopal, India.
1989: Presidents George Bush and Mikhail Gorbachev announce the official end to the Cold War at a meeting in Malta.
1992: A test engineer for Sema Group sends the world's first text message, using a personal computer and the Vodafone network.
1997: Representatives of 121 nations sign the Ottawa Treaty prohibiting the manufacture or deployment of antipersonnel landmines; the People's Republic of China, the U.S. and the USSR do not sign.
2005: First manned rocket aircraft delivery of US Mail takes place in Mojave, Cal.
2009: Suicide bombing in Mogadishu, Somalia, kills 25 people, including three ministries of the Transitional Federal Government.


MCA Canada's Charity of Choice

MCA Canada recently named the ALS Society of Alberta as our Charity of Choice for 2019.

This charity was chosen to honour MCAC Secretary/Treasurer David Flamand‘s sister Patsy Brooks. The ALS Society of Alberta is dedicated to making each day the best possible day for people living with and affected by ALS. It is the only charitable organization in Alberta that provides support to families affected by the disease.

Learn more about this great organization, and how you can help support this important cause.




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