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, MCA Nova Scotia
Partner Conference Sponsors
Anderson-Webb, AON, BuildOps, Bibby Ste Croix, Egnyte, Flocor, MA Stewart, MASCO, MCA Newfoundland & Labrador, Uponor, UA Canada, Viega
Support Conference Sponsors
CiMC, Federated Insurance, MCA New Brunswick, MCA Kitchener-Waterloo, 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.
September 14 at 1:00 pm – 1:30 pm (ET) | complimentary webinar
The WiMC Committee is happy to announce that AON representatives Jady Fitton, Rosemary Delicato & Akeem Robin will present an overview of what insurance can do for women working in the mechanical industry.
Their presentation will emphasize the importance of women working in this field and will provide women with information to guide them through the insurance process and ensure that their businesses are protected.
These are few of the topics included:
- a breakdown of the insurance coverage options for mechanical contractors,
- tips for saving on your business insurance costs, and
- common claims scenarios that affect mechanical contractors.
Click here to register for the Learning the Importance of Insurance for Women in Mechanical Contracting webinar.
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!
Prompt Payment and Construction Lien Act comes into effect after years of advocacy.
Source: Daily Commercial News
Canada has maintained a long and wavering relationship with Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) service members and veterans. In times of mass military mobilization during the First and Second World Wars, many national programs supported the post-war reintegration and employability of veterans.
Source: Canadian Dimension
Reducing emissions in the residential building sector is a critical step towards meeting our climate goals.
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.
1813: The earliest known printed reference to the United States by the nickname "Uncle Sam" occurs in the Troy Post.
1888: An incubator is used for the first time on a premature infant.
1943: Beverley McLachlin, first woman to serve as Chief Justice of Canada, is born.
1953: Nikita Krushchev elected first secretary of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union.
1977: Panama and US sign Torrijos-Carter Treaties to transfer control of the Panama Canal from the US to Panama at the end of the 20th century.
1979: ESPN, the Entertainment and Sports Programing Network, debuts.
1986: Desmond Tutu becomes first black leader of the Church of the Province of Southern Africa (now the Anglican Church of South Africa).
2004: Hurricane Ivan damages 90% of buildings on the island of Grenada; 39 die in the Category 5 storm.
2008: US Government assumes conservatorship of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, the country’s two largest mortgage financing companies, during the subprime mortgage crisis.