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.
MCAC celebrates individuals and firms who have contributed greatly to the success of the Association and the mechanical contracting sector of the Canadian construction industry. Awards are generally given out at the MCAC Annual National Conference.
To submit a nomination for any of our national awards, please fill out the form by clicking here. Awards can be submitted throughout the year.
The Mechanical Contractors Association of Canada is pleased to publish an updated Change Order Protocol, following a request from provincial and zone MCAs to provide the industry with an updated guide.
The intent of the guide is to provide a fair and reasonable process for the costing and pricing of change orders.
It should also be noted that this Change Order Protocol is to serve as a guide, and that the terms and conditions of a contract take precedence. As well, while this guide does contain lists of items to be considered in pricing a change, these lists are not exhaustive and should not be exclusively relied upon.
Click here to download the guide.
With the announcement of a Canada Green Buildings Strategy from the federal government, MCA Canada, together with our partners, the Canadian Institute of Plumbing and Heating, have been actively engaged in meetings with federal departments to discuss the important role the mechanical contracting sector will play with respect to any green building or net-zero strategies moving forward.
In response to the meetings held with stakeholder organizations such as MCA Canada, Natural Resources Canada has released a discussion paper on the Canada Green Buildings Strategy, and is inviting feedback from industry to help shape the policy.
There is a recognition from all stakeholders that industry and government collaboration will be essential, and MCA Canada is encouraging members to provide feedback on this discussion paper.
Click here to view the discussion paper.
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!
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Statistics Canada reports that total building construction investment rose by 0.3% for the month, to $20.8 billion. Gains in the non-residential sector ( 2.4%) offset a slight loss of 0.4% in the residential sector.
Source: Plumbing HVAC
Changes are coming to Canada’s energy efficiency regulations that will directly impact the air conditioner and heat pump markets.
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.
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