Members of the Mechanical Contractors Association of Canada (MCAC) are hereby notified of the:
2021 MCAC Annual General Meeting
12:00-13:30 (Eastern), Wednesday, Dec. 7, 2021
To be held online
Once registered, members will be authenticated and receive an access link and password to attend.
Back by popular demand, the Mechanical Contractors Association of Canada and the Construction Education Council are pleased to present the exclusive Gold Seal and Blue Seal Accredited Project Management Program. This highly acclaimed program is offered in partnership with the University of Waterloo.
The program will be held online once again, and will be offered two days a week for 10 weeks between December and March.
This Gold Seal accredited course is designed to:
- improve the planning and controlling of your projects, thereby improving your company’s bottom line,
- 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 participants,
- 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.
This will mark the 41st session offered with nearly 900 industry managers graduating from the program.
MCA Canada and the Canadian Institute of Plumbing & Heating will coordinate an event for April 11 and 12, 2022 in Ottawa. Previously we dealt with business items related in terms of trade barriers; Canadian harmonization of codes and regulations; Canada – USA harmonization of standards.
Together we will be advocating for retrofits and skilled trades since there is some traction on those topics with the current government. However, with placing the Hill Day in April, we will have the benefit of seeing what the Throne Speech and mandate letters say to see if there’s any other key points we may want to address collectively.
We will reach out to key federal departments to arrange meetings that will include NRCan, National Research Council, Treasury Board, Federation Standards Council of Canada and Industry Canada.
Our lobbyist Impact Public Affairs will be reaching out to MPs and senators to arrange meetings.
Source: Daily Commercial News
"A group of infrastructure agency leaders and deputy ministers came together for the Shovel Ready: Agency Heads on How They’re Implementing Ambitious Government Infrastructure Plans panel at the Canadian Council for Public-Private Partnerships P3 2021 virtual conference held recently."
Source: HPAC Magazine
The grand opening of ASHRAE's new global headquarters buliding comes after a highly successful building campaign that raised more than $10.3 million in donations. The $20-million renovation project is expected to be a fully net-zero-energy operation.
Source: HPAC Magazine
Of the regions surveyed for the Construction Cost Management Report, Canada led the way in knowing the real-time profit/loss status of projects/portfolio.
EllisDon Construction Services is hosting a special information session for contractors, suppliers and vendors to learn more about the federal government’s Contract Security Program (CSP).
Many federal government contracts, including some managed by Defence Construction Canada, now require contractors to meet security clearances.
EllisDon has created this workshop to provide general information on the CSP, reasons for contractors to apply, the types of clearances (organizational and personal) required, a walk through the application process, and a question and answer session.
The session is scheduled for Dec. 10 at 2 p.m. ET, with registration details available online.
Source: HPAC Magazine
More than 1,200 industry professionals around the world were surveyed for the 2021 World Green Building Trends report, which shows that green building continues to remain a priority.
Click below for the latest prompt payment in the construction industry payment tables.
Source: BuildForce Canada
October was the second consecutive month that saw construction employment slightly decline. After the 1.6% drop in employment in September, the industry lost a further 8,700 workers (-0.6%) in October. The decreases are likely due to the cyclical nature of the industry, as projects that may be affected by colder weather wrap up.
1248: The city of Seville, Spain, surrenders to Ferdinand III of Castile after a two-year siege.
1815: Montréal installs first street lamps in Canada, fueled by whale oil.
1863: The Battle of Chattanooga, one of the most decisive battles of the American Civil War, begins (also in Tennessee).
1903: Italian tenor Enrico Caruso makes his American debut in a Metropolitan Opera production of Verdi's Rigoletto.
1909: The Wright brothers form a million-dollar corporation for the commercial manufacture of their airplanes.
1942: The film Casablanca premieres in New York City.
1953: North Korea signs 10-year aid pact with Peking.
1968: RCMP arrest 114 students at Simon Fraser University for trespassing in the third day of a sit-in to demand the SFU reform its admission and accreditation policies; 56 students fined $250 each.
1980: In Europe's biggest earthquake since 1915, 3,000 people are killed in Italy.
1981: U.S. President Ronald Reagan signs top secret directive giving the CIA authority to recruit and support Contra rebels in Nicaragua.
1990: The first all-woman expedition to South Pole sets off from Antarctica on the part of a 70-day trip; the group includes 12 Russians, 3 Americans and 1 Japanese.
1992: The first smartphone, IBM Simon, introduced at COMDEX in Las Vegas, Nevada.
1995: CBC says it will drop all U.S.-produced television programs from its prime-time schedule.
2005: Canadian government announces a $1.9 billion compensation package to benefit tens of thousands of survivors of abuse at native residential schools.