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The Mechanical Contractors Association of Canada has opened registration for the 2021 Student Chapter Summit taking place March 12, 2021, inviting students, faculty and MCA Canada members to take part in the first-ever virtual program for the annual event. This annual event attracts members of MCA Student Chapters from across Canada to meet, network and learn about trends and opportunities in Canada’s mechanical contracting sector.
As part of the federal government’s 2021 Pre-Budget Consultation process, the Mechanical Contractors Association of Canada and the Canadian Institute of Plumbing and Heating were pleased to provide recommendations in a pre-budget submission.
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As part of the federal government’s pre-budget consultation process, the National Trade Contractors Council of Canada (NTCCC) provided a written submission, and outlined three recommendations for the 2021 federal budget.

For service contractors, technology can play a key role in every function of the business, from daily dispatch to long-term project management. As powerful as it is though, it’s an investment of time, money and resources to ultimately transform those operations, sales, and customer service.

This webinar will explore how technology solutions can help service contractors level up in these areas and more, and just as importantly, how to find the right platform to handle it.

Presented by Woody Woodall, this webinar is a must-see for service contractors.

Join us on March 4 at noon ET.

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Industry News
Source: Daily Commercial News
Registration is open for the Mechanical Contractors Association of Canada’s 2021 Student Chapter Summit, inviting students, faculty and members online to meet, network and learn about trends and opportunities in Canada’s mechanical contracting sector.
Source: Daily Commercial News
The Canadian Apprenticeship Forum held its national conference virtually, bringing together more than 500 delegates from across Canada to learn, share and collaborate on promising practices and innovative solutions in training.
Source: Canadian Manufacturing
Frost & Sullivan’s recent analysis shows that sustainability, modular construction methods and machines will likely usher in a new era of construction automation.
Source: Plumbing & HVAC
The year 2020 accelerated the need for technology within the construction industry and according Procore’s annual Unlocking the ROI of Construction Technology report, it is factoring heavily into how businesses are approaching 2021 and beyond.
Source: Plumbing & HVAC
To celebrate plumbers around the world, the World Plumbing Council has designated March 11 World Plumbing Day.
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N-Two Cryogenic Enterprise Inc.
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Flocor, Inc.
By the Numbers
Click below for the latest prompt payment in the construction industry payment tables.
Source: Daily Commercial News
According to Statistics Canada's Capital and Repair Expenditures Survey, released Feb. 26, capital expenditures on non-residential construction and machinery and equipment are expected to increase by seven percent to $266.2 billion in 2021.

Source: HistoryNet.com

1776: Americans begin shelling British troops in Boston.
1797: The Directory of Great Britain authorizes vessels of war to board and seize neutral vessels, particularly if the ships are American.
1836: Texas declares independence from Mexico on Sam Houston's 43rd birthday.
1865: President Abraham Lincoln rejects Confederate General Robert E. Lee's plea for peace talks, demanding unconditional surrender.
1908: An international conference on arms reduction opens in London.
1917: Congress passes the Jones Act making Puerto Rico a territory of the United States and makes the inhabitants U.S. citizens.
1923: In Italy, Mussolini admits that women have a right to vote, but declares that the time is not right.
1943: The centre of Berlin is bombed by the RAF. Some 900 tons of bombs are dropped in a half hour.
1946: Ho Chi Minh is elected president of the Democratic Republic of Vietnam.
1951: The U.S. Navy launches the K-1, the first modern submarine designed to hunt enemy submarines.
1955: Claudette Colvin refuses to give up her seat in Montgomery, Alabama, nine months before Rosa Parks' famous arrest for the same offense.
1956: France grants independence to Morocco.
1965: More than 150 U.S. and South Vietnamese planes bomb two bases in North Vietnam in the first of the "Rolling Thunder" raids.
1974: A grand jury in Washington, D.C. concludes that President Nixon was indeed involved in the Watergate cover-up.
1981: The United States plans to send 20 more advisors and $25 million in military aid to El Salvador.

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Events
Source: HPAC Magazine
The 2021 Modern Hydronics Summit will be virtual with more sessions than ever before. Registration is FREE.
Source: HPAC Magazine
Representatives from Black and McDonald, EllisDon and Modern Niagara, three leaders in this space, will share how smart buildings are forcing job sites to evolve.
 

 

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