August 31, 2021 Facebook Twitter LinkedIn
Member Update
With the 2021 Federal Election being held Sept. 20, 2021, MCA Canada is providing brief summary points of the major party platforms on items that may be of interest to MCA Canada members and the mechanical contracting industry.

If you're on the fence about whether to sign up for the fall sessions of the highly acclaimed MCA Canada/Construction Education Council Project Management Program, you'll want to act soon.

Registration closes on Sept. 16, which is a little more than two weeks away!

We are offering our fall program online once again. Sessions will last for about three hours, two days a week for 10 weeks between September and December. The program, as usual, counts toward your Gold Seal and Blue Seal accreditations, and is being offered in conjunction with the University of Waterloo.

Learn more, and sign up today!

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After a year off due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we are excited to be back once again at the Royal Ontario Golf Club to raise funds for the Construction Education Council and its exceptional education programming for the industry!

This annual tournament directs all funds raised to support our ability to provide the mechanical contracting industry with ongoing and innovative new educational programming. The fundraising from this tournament will be put toward a major CEC project!

Learn more about our annual tournament and plan to join us on Sept. 29.

Source: Daily Commercial News
While most national construction stakeholders are expected to remain neutral during the election campaign, Canada’s Building Trades Unions executive director Sean Strickland signalled approval of three NDP pledges in a LinkedIn post.
Source: Daily Commercial News
"Through a new advocacy campaign, the Association of Consulting Engineering Companies – Canada will engage federal candidates from all the major parties and encourage them to make infrastructure investments a priority in their election platforms."
Infrastructure investments can’t just be an election promise, they must be a national priority — one that moves beyond the politics, writes Kerry Black of the University of Calgary.
Source: Daily Commercial News
Several high-profile national construction associations have joined forces to oppose changes to the federal government’s security screening process for design consultants and workers. The move may be paying dividends.
Source: HPAC Magazine
Natural Resources Canada has created a voluntary HVAC self-assessment tool, which has already been tested with a variety of property managers and operations staff.
FastEst, Inc.
N-Two Cryogenic Enterprise Inc.
MCA Canada is looking for a highly motivated and experienced professional to take over our Membership Engagement Coordinator role. Check out our posting on LinkedIn, and feel free to share with anyone who might be interested in working with us!
Victaulic Company of Canada
Flocor, Inc.
Source: Daily Commercial News
Whether or not Canada sees a fourth COVID-19 wave in full force, attitudes toward group gatherings have already changed. We are more aware of health and safety while shopping in malls, attending sports and entertainment events, or schools, and working in office buildings.
Source: Daily Commercial News
InEight Model is a cloud-based 3D virtual design construction software program increasingly being used by contractors.
Canadian Trade Services Ltd
Reliance Worldwide Canada Inc.
Federated Insurance
Click below for the latest prompt payment in the construction industry payment tables.
Source: Daily Commercial News
"The headlines are no longer screaming about steeply climbing lumber prices. The ultra-sharp gains are over and a pullback phase has settled in."


1303: The War of Vespers in Sicily ends with an agreement between Charles of Valois, who invaded the country, and Frederick, the ruler of Sicily.
1919: The Communist Labor Party is founded in Chicago, with the motto, "Workers of the world unite!"
1949: Six of the 16 surviving Union veterans of the Civil War attend the last-ever encampment of the Grand Army of the Republic, held in Indianapolis, Indiana.
1961: A concrete wall replaces the barbed wire fence that separates East and West Germany, it will be called the Berlin wall.
1985: Police capture Richard Ramirez, dubbed the "Night Stalker" for a string of gruesome murders that stretched from Mission Viejo to San Francisco, Cal.
1994: The Irish Republican Army (IRA) announces a "complete cessation of military operations," opening the way to a political settlement in Ireland for the first time in a quarter of a century.
1997: Diana, Princess of Wales, dies in a Paris car crash along with her companion Dodi Fayed and driver Henri Paul while fleeing paparazzi.
2006: Edvard Munch's famed painting The Scream recovered by Norwegian police. The artwork had been stolen on Aug. 22, 2004.

Source: CIPH
The event will go ahead in Vancouver in November, but with strict COVID-related protocols in place.



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