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!
The Construction Education Council, in partnership with MCA Canada Associate Members, has established the Richard McKeagan Scholarship Series. The application process will open on June 1, with a deadline of August 12.
To be eligible for the Richard McKeagan Scholarship Series, applicants:
- must be a Student Chapter Member or child/ward of salaried employee of MCAC member company (company needs to be member for at least one year),
- must be enrolled in a full-time post-secondary program leading to a degree, certificate, or diploma from an accredited Canadian university, college or apprenticeship program, with a minimum "B” average for the previous year,
- may also be a registered apprentice in a mechanical contracting trade, and
- must not otherwise receive a major scholarship or bursary.
Check out the scholarships!
Registration is now open for our 17th Annual Construction Education Council Fundraising Golf Tournament!
Get your foursome together and join us on Wednesday, July 13 at the spectacular Royal Ontario Golf Club in Milton, Ontario, for a day of food, fun, and friendly competition. The Royal Ontario course combines rolling countryside, nine large ponds, mature trees, generous and narrow fairways, and large and small greens as part a design that is sure to test every part of your game!
There will be chances to win awesome prizes and support a great cause. End your day with a complimentary cocktail hour, silent auction, and dinner with silent auction after the round.
Register today at golf22.mcac.ca.
For the first time since 2019, members of MCA Canada and the Canadian Institute of Plumbing and Heating gathered in Ottawa to meet with Members of Parliament and key policymakers to discuss the mechanical contracting sector, and the critical role the industry will play in the transition to net zero building.
A key topic was the importance of promoting and supporting the skilled trades, to ensure the industry has the capacity to deliver on public policy objectives related to net zero and retrofits in the built environment.
Can you confidently manage risk on construction projects?
Today’s construction projects are highly complex and present numerous and challenging risks to all stakeholders. A comprehensive understanding of the key issues and potential liability exposures in this high-stakes area is essential.
The Osgoode Certificate in Construction Law-National Edition will give the knowledge and skills to confidently manage risk on construction projects. In this intensive certificate course, join over 30 senior legal and construction professionals to learn what you need to know about crucial construction law concepts, from contract formation to dispute resolution, with special breakout sessions for Eastern and Western Canada. We have upcoming programs scheduled for September/October 2022 and February/March 2023.
Learn more about this program.
MCAC members are eligible for preferred home, tenant, and auto insurance rates through AON. You and your immediate family members are eligible to receive up to a 12 percent discount on auto insurance and up to a 15 percent discount on home insurance. Save even more when bundling your policies.
To obtain a quote, speak with an AON personal lines broker directly at 800-448-2539. Don’t forget to mention that you are eligible for the MCAC member discount. For 24/7 access to a quote, please visit Aon Group Insurance.
Members are also eligible for a 5 percent discount on pet insurance premiums through our partner Pets Plus Us. For pet insurance inquiries, please visit www.petsplusus.com/partner/aon and use offer code "AON”.
For higher valued assets, we are pleased to offer customized insurance solutions through our Private Client insurance team. To learn more, visit www.aon.com/canada/privateclient/index.jsp or call 888-266-2812.
MCA Canada is pleased to announce the addition of two new associate members. These companies can be found on the MCA Canada Online Tradeshow website.
2022 MCABC Business Conference & Trade Show
May 31 and June 1, 2022 | River Rock Casino Resort
Driven to Innovate: Powering Teams for Success.
This event features captivating keynote speakers, lively panel discussions, learning sessions and a trade show for manufacturers, suppliers, and distributors of the mechanical contracting industry. Learn more.
View the Conference and Trade Show Program.
Source: Daily Commercial News
The fuel economy of the most popular models of internal combustion engine pickup trucks ranges from about 10 litres to just under 20 litres/100 km. With gas prices soaring, this affects pickups severely since they are far less fuel efficient than most SUVs and almost all sedans. That hits company bottom lines immediately.
Source: The Globe and Mail
Dozens of experts advising the government on adapting to climate change say Canada needs to do more to prepare infrastructure for the threats of extreme weather and get faster at helping Canadians recover from floods, fires and major storms.
Source: CBC News
Real estate company Dream and the Canada Infrastructure Bank launched a net-zero retrofit initiative on Thursday, involving 18 office buildings in Toronto and one in Saskatoon.
Join Brook Hatton, Technical Oversight Specialist with CSA Group and Joe Rogers, Building Code Coordinator in the Office of the Fire Marshal as they present on the topic of Low Lead Content Requirement for Canadian Plumbing.
- When: May 31, 2022
- Where: Live Webinar
- Time: 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. EST
This webinar is complementary for CIPH members, non-members and those that want a better understanding of low lead plumbing requirements in Canada. Click here to register.
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.
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!
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/
Week 1: November 10-14, 2022
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