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The Mechanical Contractors Association of America, National Electrical Contractors Association and Sheet Metal and Air Conditioning Contractors’ National Association have aligned the MEP trades in a collaborative effort to create the white paper, Project-Specific Loss of Productivity Analysis Methodologies.

At this webinar, panelists from CIPH and MCAC will discuss such topics as:

  • Career mapping – what is it and how do you do it.
  • Behaviours, thoughts and actions that help you develop resilience.
  • How to stay connected in a world of physical distancing.
  • How to build your personal brand.
  • How to be your own advocate.
  • Career paths and options in our industry.
  • Networking – why it’s important and how involvement in CIPH and MCAC can help.
  • Goal setting – what are you working toward and why?

The session will be moderated by Heather Ferris, eastern regional sales manager at InSinkErator (Canada) and chair of the CIPH Women's Network.

Join us on Feb. 3 from 1:30 to 3 p.m. ET.

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Industry News
Source: BuildForce Canada
"The year 2020 saw many organizations pledge to address systemic racism, but maintaining the momentum in 2021 will require visible and active leadership commitment. The BuildForce Respectful Workplace Online Toolkit provides three tools based on the proven practices of respectful and inclusive organizations to help address systemic racism: the Online Self-Assessment Tool, a Policy Framework and Implementation Guide, and the online course, 'Working in a Respectful and Inclusive Workplace.'"
Source: HRAI
This hour-long session, led by Jeffrey Siegel, Ph.D., a professor in the engineering department at the University of Toronto, takes place on Jan. 26 at 12:00 p.m. ET.

The Canadian Hydronics Council is presenting its Hydronics Webinar Series on five dates in February and March. The series includes the following modules:

  • Module 1: Boilers, Heat Sources and Reduction of Green House Gas Emissions
  • Module 2: Hydronic Components and Outdoor Reset
  • Module 3: Sizing Hydronic Components
  • Module 4: Piping Arrangements
  • Module 5: Hydronic Heat Loss Calculations and Control Systems

For further information on each, and to register, visit: www.ciph.com/events/EventDetails.aspx?id=1466117&group=

Source: WeForum.org
Emissions from buildings and the construction industry hit an all-time high in 2019. These emissions lower the chance of society meeting Paris Agreement targets. GlobalABC's new Buildings Climate Tracker also showed that the annual rate of progress on decarbonising buildings is slowing down.
N-Two Cryogenic Enterprise Inc.
Innovation & Technology
Source: Plumbing + HVAC
"Wherever people gather these days, concerns about the spread of COVID-19 are top of mind. And while travel has been severely curtailed, places like Toronto Pearson Airport are doing their best to ensure those who do have to fly do so in a safe environment. To that end, Pearson recently installed UV-C light arrays in select air handling units at Terminals 1 and 3."
Victaulic Company of Canada
Flocor, Inc.
By the Numbers
Click below for the latest prompt payment in the construction industry payment tables.
Source: On-Site Magazine
While most construction projects across Canada never came to a complete halt due to COVID-19 — and shutdowns at sites that did stop work were typically brief — the pandemic significantly affected the industry’s workforce.
Viessmann Manufacturing Co. Inc.
Masco Canada Ltd.

Source: HistoryNet.com

1908: A wireless message is sent long-distance for the first time from the Eiffel Tower in Paris.
1926: U.S. coal talks break down, leaving both sides bitter as the strike drags on into its fifth month.
1927: U.S. Secretary of State Kellogg claims that Mexican rebel Plutarco Calles is aiding communist plot in Nicaragua.
1932: Oliver Wendell Holmes retires from the Supreme Court at age 90.
1938: Austria recognizes the Franco government in Spain.
1940: Soviet bombers raid cities in Finland.
1943: Soviet forces raise the siege of Leningrad.
1952: The Viet Minh cut the supply lines to the French forces in Hoa Binh, Vietnam.
1962: The United States resumes aid to the Laotian regime.
1973: Yassar Arafat is re-elected as head of the Palestinian Liberation Organization.
1975: The Khmer Rouge launches its newest assault in its five-year war in Phnom Penh. The war in Cambodia would go on until the spring of 1975.
1982: Peking protests the sale of U.S. planes to Taiwan.
1991: The U.S. Congress gives the green light to military action against Iraq in the Persian Gulf Crisis.
1998: Nineteen European nations agree to prohibit human cloning.
2010: An earthquake in Haiti kills an estimated 316,000 people.




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