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FROM THE DESK OF MCA CANADA

Last Friday, MCA Canada took part in a government-industry roundtable focused on addressing the barriers for business to achieving Canada's net-zero emissions objective. The roundtable was an opportunity to talk about the potential growth of our industry as consumer and business demands increase for more efficient products and systems. Participants from government highlighted the need for industry to provide insights on new technologies and the need for collaboration to ensure a strong workforce is available to support retrofits and new construction of more energy efficient buildings.

MCAC shared the perspective that departments need to do more collaborating and break down silos between programs and policies. Where one department invests in new retrofits, another needs to ensure workforce development is prioritized. When new building codes are implemented and environmental targets are set, it is important that other departments are considering the knock-on effects for businesses.

We also delivered the message that more needs to be done to invest in the skilled trades, and promoting careers at an earlier stage in life. That allowed MCAC to encourage the federal government to work more closely with provinces that carry most of the responsibility for education and training in Canada.

We anticipate follow-up meetings with more members on May 9 in Ottawa, and look forward to our next meetings with government on May 10 with elected officials and political staff as part of our Day on The Hill.

 

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ANNUAL NATIONAL CONFERENCE

September 28 - October 1, 2022

Halifax Marriott Harbourfront Hotel, 1919 Upper Water Street, Halifax, Nova Scotia

The Mechanical Contractors Association of Canada is pleased to be holding its 79th Annual National Conference in Halifax, Nova Scotia from September 28 to October 1, 2022!

Join MCAC in the beautiful maritime city of Halifax as we RECONNECT in 22! We have a great program of networking, education, and social events planned, and we can't wait to RECONNECT with members from coast-to-coast-to-coast!

Visit https://conference.mcac.ca/register to register, or the conference website to learn more!

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MCA PROVINCIAL CHAPTER NEWS

MCA Canada would like to welcome the 2022–2023 MCA Kitchener-Waterloo Board of Directors

PRESIDENT: Nathan Bender, Conestogo Mechanical Inc.

VICE-PRESIDENT: Dean Lane, Dean-Lane Contractors Inc.

SECRETARY-TREASURER: Michael Hobson, Nelco Mechanical Ltd.

PAST-PRESIDENT: Richard Schmied, R & R Mechanical Group Inc.

DIRECTOR: Tim Austin, Aecon

DIRECTOR: Terry Walker, Roberts Onsite

DIRECTOR: Terry McCaskie, Energy Controls & Mechanical Services Inc.

DIRECTOR: Kevin Kieswetter, Trade-Mark Industrial Inc.

INDUSTRY NEWS

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The American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE) has joined forces with fellow international organizations to launch the International Network for Women in Cooling.

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Source: Daily Commercial News
The five-year-old Canada Infrastructure Bank (CIB) has finally hit its stride, CEO Ehren Cory told an online audience recently, with a projected pipeline of investments expected to deliver up to $20 billion in new infrastructure projects each year.
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Connected. Supported. Safe. That is the theme of Construction Safety Week 2022 which will be marked May 2 to 6.
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LEADERSHIP, EDUCATION & TRAINING

The Construction Education Council (CEC) proudly presents 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 takes place over a 10-day period and is split into two five-day sessions.

This will mark the 40th session offered with nearly 900 industry managers graduating from the program.

COURSE OUTLINE
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
  • Be better prepared to take the Gold Seal examination, if you choose
  • Help you enjoy your projects!

EVENT DATES
Week 1: November 10-14, 2022
Week 2: December 8-12, 2022

Registration cutoff: October 28, 2022 (unless sold out)

For more information and to register, visit https://mcac.ca/event/project-management-for-contractors-gold-seal-and-blue-seal-accredited/2022-11-10/

 

The MCA Canada Jobsite Journal is a daily log to help track projects, including:

  • site conditions,
  • weather conditions,
  • productivity/time loss and reasons,
  • area/work in progress,
  • subtrade reports,
  • daily report reminders,
  • and more.

Daily and Weekly Reports track work site conditions, progress and delays which prevent costly claims. The Daily Reports record work site conditions and progress, while the Weekly Reports detail delays and provide space to give a more specific explanation of that week's progress.

For MCA Canada members, this valuable tool is available for only $11.50.

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Statistics Canada says real gross domestic product rose 1.1 per cent in February to post its largest monthly gain since March 2021.
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Source: Historynet.com

0495: Pope Gelasius asserts that his authority is superior to Emperor Anastasius.
1873: Prime Minister John A. Macdonald introduces the Act establishing the North West Mounted Police in the House of Commons; Royal Assent May 23.
1887: Coal mine explosion near Nanaimo kills 148; worst mining disaster in BC history.
1912: First Titanic victims buried in Halifax.
1915: Lt.-Col. John McCrae composes his poem In Flanders Fields in 20 minutes, after he witnessed the death of his friend, 22 year old Lt. Alexis Helmer, the day before.
1952: The first airplane lands at the geographic North Pole.
1979: Margaret Thatcher becomes the first woman prime minister of Great Britain.
1982: A British submarine sinks Argentina’s only cruiser during the Falkland Islands War.

 

 

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