The Mechanical Contractors Association of Canada is pleased to welcome Mitsubishi Electric Heating and Cooling as the 2022 Diamond and Presenting Sponsor of its Annual National Conference, taking place in Halifax, NS from September 28-October 1.
In addition to their overall support of the conference, Mitsubishi Electric is also sponsoring the Innovation and Technology Day on September 30, and the Closing Keynote Speaker Shaun Majumder on Saturday October 1.
Platinum Conference Sponsors
IPEX, Victaulic, MCA Ontario
Major Conference Sponsors
Home Depot Pro, Black & McDonald
Partner Conference Sponsors
Anderson-Webb, AON, BuildOps, Egnyte, Flocor, MA Stewart, MASCO, MCA Newfoundland & Labrador, Uponor, Viega
Support Conference Sponsors
CiMC, Federated Insurance, MCA New Brunswick, MCA Kitchener-Waterloo, MCA Nova Scotia, Milwaukee, OS&B, Sloan, Trimble, TACO, LynCar, TESC
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.
Notice of Annual General Meeting of the Membership of the Mechanical Contractors Association of Canada
Date: October 1, 2022
Time: 11:45 AM to 12:45 PM (Atlantic)
Location: Marriott Habourfront Hotel, Halifax, NS
Meeting Chair: MCAC President, Wayne Davidson – Davidson Bros Mechanical Contractors Ltd.
The Meeting will be held for the following purposes:
1. to receive and consider the consolidated financial statements of MCA Canada for the fiscal year ended July 31, 2021,
2. to appoint the auditors for the ensuing year,
3. to conduct elections for the Board of Directors,
4. the approval of the action of the Board during the preceding year.
The Agenda will be available on the MCAC website in the Members’ Area and during the Annual General Meeting.
Submit other business by September 22
To facilitate scheduling of this agenda and to allow sufficient time for matters which members wish to raise under Other Business to be discussed, please submit in writing to the MCAC any items you would like to raise, no later than 5:00 pm on September 22.
If you have any questions please contact MCA Canada’s CEO, Tania Johnston at 613-232-5169.
Last week, the Minister of Natural Resources Jonathan Wilkinson hosted a roundtable with industry stakeholder groups to discuss the Federal Green Buildings Strategy discussion paper.
MCA Canada took part in the discussion with several other national associations, including the Canadian Institute of Plumbing and Heating. The roundtable looked at the overall direction of the green buildings strategy, and discussed the key areas that will need to be addressed in order to meet the federal government’s objectives, including the need for skilled trades support and working closely with industry to build capacity with respect to innovation.
MCA Canada welcomed the opportunity to be a part of the discussion, and looks forward to continued engagement on the file. The association will also be preparing an overall response to the strategy document, and welcomes feedback from members. More information on the strategy is available online.
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.
On September 8, the MCA Canada WiMC Committee will release its second quarterly newsletter.
As the second issue of The Voice of Women in Mechanical Construction approaches, WiMC focuses on three key topics, including "Attracting, Retaining and Mentoring" women in our industry.
Take a look at MCA Canada's WIMC social media accounts!
Source: Canadian Manufacturing
The updated analysis concluded that, by 2030, Canada will need to have around 200,000 publicly accessible chargers, with a ratio of one charger for every 24 electric vehicles.
Record vacancies are forcing changes in what’s been an all-male bastion.
Source: Canadian Manufacturing
Manufacturers are ramping up recruitment efforts by seeking under-represented groups (namely women), increasing use of employment agencies, and relying on immigration.
Source: On-Site Magazine
Availability of capital, credit and cashflow is dropping at a shocking pace.
Source: Daily Commercial News
Despite being bound by contracts, circumstances can change between owners and contractors during a construction project. The result might be that the owner may either need or wish to “change horses mid-stream.”
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: Canadian Manufacturing
The job vacancy rate was 5.9 per cent in June, matching the record-high mark reached in September 2021 and up from 4.9 per cent in June 2021.
1617: Rosa de Lima of Peru becomes the first American saint to be canonized.
1871: Ernest Rutherford, physicist who discovered and named alpha, beta and gamma radiation and was the first to achieve a man-made nuclear reaction.
1892: The Moravia, a passenger ship arriving from Germany, brings cholera to the United States.
1979: First recorded instance of a comet (Howard-Koomur-Michels) hitting the sun; the energy released is equal to approximately 1 million hydrogen bombs.
1982: Yasser Arafat, leader of the Palestinian Liberation Organization (PLO) forced out of Lebanon after 10 years in Beirut during Lebanese Civil War.
1983: Eiffel Tower welcomes its 150 millionth visitor, 33-year-old Parisian Jacqueline Martinez.