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January 6, 2014 In This Issue
Member Update
Industry News
Education and Training
Events
MCA Canada's Charity of Choice
M.A. STEWART & SONS LTD.
Hood Chemical
Reliance Worldwide Canada Inc.
Member Update
 
   
New Year's Eve is often a day of reflections on the past year's events and a time to prepare for the New Year. Celebrations took place around the world to mark the start of 2014. People in Auckland, New Zealand, were among the first to celebrate. In Australia, hundreds of thousands gathered for a spectacular firework display around Sydney's Harbour Bridge. Similar shows took place in cities around Canada and across the world. New York staged its traditional New Year's Eve countdown and ball-drop over a chilly Times Square. Dubai aimed for a world record with a fireworks extravaganza stretching along 30 miles (50km) of seafront.
 
 
   
Despite economic bumps in the road and regional disparities, Canadian construction remains feisty. While the rest of Canadian industry treads warily in the face of a troubled global economy, the construction sector is still packing a punch. Some researchers predict that new construction investment in Canada will exceed $300 billion next year, up from this year’s net of around $284 billion. On-Site Magazine looks at a summary of what to look forward to in 2014.
 
 
   
MCA Canada is a vibrant and diverse national association with its foundation reaching back to 1895. Please join us in welcoming our newest member to Canada's finest national trade association.
MCA Toronto - Concord Plumbing & Heating Ltd. and Suz Mechanical Inc.
 
Industry News
 
   
February 5th, 2014, Winnipeg, MB - CanBim's Regional Session. This event will focus on how to set up collaboration successfully on projects, as well as strategic considerations for long-term asset management. From the point at which a project begins, contracts are drawn up, plans are drafted and relationships are developed. In the AEC industry, BIM has become an important part of this process and it has become a challenge to seamlessly incorporate the benefits of BIM throughout the life cycle.
 
 
   
Tough new regulations kicked in on December 31, 2013, aimed at quelling fears that foreigners are snatching jobs from Canadians. The rules empower government officials to conduct workplace inspections without warrants and to blacklist employers who aren't complying. The regulations also allow government officials to interview foreign workers about their working conditions and to demand documentation from employers proving they've complied with the federal Temporary Foreign Worker Program.
 
Victaulic Company of Canada
Education and Training
 
   
The Canadian Mechanical Contracting Education Foundation (CMCEF) is pleased to present the two-day seminar: Dispatcher Training Program. MSCC’s Dispatchers Training Program closes that gap with a comprehensive training course created specifically for service dispatchers. Custom-designed especially from MSCC members, this program goes beyond traditional technical training to help develop those advanced skills needed to be highly effective in the dispatcher role. By completing this program, dispatchers will be able to improve their job performance and more effectively contribute to the success of the company. Thursday, January 30, 2014, 8:30 AM - Friday, January 31, 2014, 4:30 PM


 
Events
 
   
Update your calendar with some of the events relevant to MCA members across the country: Jan.31-Feb.2, 2014 - MCAC Winter Meetings, Orlando, Florida;
Mar. 6-13, 2014 - IAMCA/MCAA, Scottsdale, Arizona;
Mar.9-15, 2014 - CCA Conference, Panama City;
Mar. 20, 2014 MCA NB AGM, Moncton, New Brunswick;
April30, 2014 - MCAM AGM, Winnipeg, Manitoba;
May2-3, 2014 - MCABC Conference, Whistler, British Columbia;
May 8-11, 2014 - MCA Alberta Conference, Banff, Alberta;
May 8-16, 2014 - MCAO Conference, Alaska Cruise;
May 22-24, 2014 - CMMTQ conference, Quebec City, Québec;
May 29-30, 2014 - MCA Saskatchewan Conference, Cochin, SK;
June 6-7, 2014 - MCAC Eastern Regional Meetings, Edmunston, NB;
June 8-10, 2014 - CCA Meetings, Victoria, British Columbia;
June 22-24, 2014 - CIPH Conference, Kelowna, British Columbia;
Sept. 24-27, 2014 - MCA Canada Conference, St. John’s, NL;
Oct. 3-5, 2014 - CANS, Brudenell, Prince Edward Island.
 
 
   
We invite you to join us in fun-loving St. John's, Newfoundland, September 24 - 27, 2013, for MCA Canada's 73rd Annual National Conference. The oldest city in North America - For more than 500 years, St. John’s has been visited by explorers, adventurers, soldiers and pirates. Discovered by John Cabot in 1497 and later claimed as the first permanent settlement in North America for the British Empire, St. John’s has a rich and colourful history. Please book these dates in your calendar for 2014.

 
MCA Canada's Charity of Choice
 
   
The new 10-year Building Canada Plan, introduced in this year’s federal budget, is one of the big national construction stories of 2013 since it recognizes the importance of infrastructure to the Canadian economy, say industry leaders.
 
 

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