The Mechanical Contractors Association of Canada is pleased to be holding its 81st Annual National Conference in Halifax, Nova Scotia from September 28 – 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!
Registration information and program details are available at https://pheedloop.com/register/EVEKBSWOOFMON/attendee/
Contact MCA Canada Staff if you are interested in becoming a Conference Sponsor.
After 35 years, Ralph Suppa, President and General Manager has announced his retirement from CIPH. MCA Canada congratulates Ralph on his retirement for 2023!
We are pleased to announce that we have extended the deadline for applications for the 2022 Richard McKeagan Scholarship Series to August 27.
This year, our association and our valued partners will award over $25,000 in scholarships to students studying in the mechanical contracting and mechanical engineering fields. Did you also know that we have scholarships open to a wide range of students and apprentices, including women and Indigenous people?
There's never been a better time than now to share this great news — and this great program — with your colleagues and employees.
MCA Canada would like to recognize all the Associate Members as supporters of the scholarship series. What a great way to support new apprentices and students entering the mechanical industry!
Source: Daily Commercial News
With the national office vacancy rate at a 25-year high of 15.5%, Canada’s office market appears to be in dire straits. However, several indicators affecting office occupancy are pointing in a more positive direction than was the case throughout most of last year.
A sharp drop in non-residential construction activity across the country, and in British Columbia in particular, forced down the value of building permits in June.
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.
The Canadian Hydronics Conference provides a unique opportunity for hydronics industry professionals to connect in person and have one-on-one conversations with peers and share knowledge and business building ideas.
Hydronics professionals are expected to gather at the conference for a special two-day conference and trade show. This will be two full days of learning opportunities plus increased chances to form industry connections!
The Canadian Hydronics Conference includes 20 educational sessions on topics such as:
• Electrification and Net-Zero
• Snow Melt Systems
• Smart Technologies in Hydronics
• Air to Water Heat Pumps
• And more!
With speakers such as Robert Bear, Mike Miller and Gord Cooke, this cannot miss educational event also includes a hydronics-exclusive trade show where you can see the latest products and technologies from some of North America’s top manufacturers.
Register now for only $299.
Registration includes access to educational sessions, the trade show, and breakfasts and lunches on both days.
Are labour estimates taking too long and reducing your productivity and profitability? You can increase your profitability by utilizing a streamlined, systematic approach for labour estimating.
MCA Canada members will have access to the MCAA WebLEM
, which streamlines labour estimating by allowing your estimators to access labour estimates that have generated hundreds of millions of dollars for mechanical contractors everywhere!
You can quickly search and retrieve data with our search engine, which will look for any text that is found across the entire database and provide links to relevant information.
Download any labour table as soon as data is exported into Microsoft Excel or CSV.
Up-to-date labour units are available on our website on the latest products and joining methods. When items are new or changed, they will be highlighted in yellow over the next 12 months.
Week 1: November 10-14, 2022
Click below for the latest prompt payment in the construction industry payment tables.
Source: Daily Commercial News
Canada’s unemployment rate stayed a historic low of 4.9 per cent in July, remaining unchanged from June as the country continues to face a labour shortage.
0048: Julius Caesar defeats Gnaius Pompey at Pharsalus.
1483: Pope Sixtus IV celebrates the first mass in the Sistine Chapel, which is named in his honor.
1842: The Webster-Ashburton treaty fixes the border between Maine and Canada's New Brunswick.
1910: The first complete, self-contained electric washing machine is patented.
1936: Jesse Owens wins four gold medals in track and field events at the Berlin Olympics.
1941: President Franklin Roosevelt and Prime Minister Winston Churchill meet at Placentia Bay, Newfoundland. The meeting produces the Atlantic Charter, an agreement between the two countries on war aims, even though the United States is still a neutral country.
1944: Fictional character Smokey Bear ("Only you can prevent forest fires") created by US Forest Service and the Ad Council.
1945: The B-29 bomber Bock's Car drops a second atomic bomb on Nagasaki, Japan.
1969: Charles Manson’s followers kill actress Sharon Tate and her three guests in her Beverly Hills home.
1999: Russian president Boris Yeltsin fires his prime minister and, for the fourth time, fires the entire cabinet.