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April 28, 2014 In This Issue
Member Update
Industry News
Education and Training
Innovation and Technology
Events
MCA Canada's Charity of Choice
Important Links
M.A. STEWART & SONS LTD.
Hood Chemical
Reliance Worldwide Canada Inc.
Member Update
 
   
MCA Canada is proud to announce the launch of our brand new "Members MultiMedia Information Program." This new program will deliver timely and extremely valuable information to our entire membership via email (this newsletter), the internet (www.mcac.ca) and direct mail. The goal is to provide every MCA member with regular, significant information on upcoming events, programs or projects. In addition, each communication will feature one of our Membership Advantage Programs, which can save you thousands of dollars each year. This program will be brought to you thanks to the generosity of our featured Associate Member. Watch your mailbox for the "featured event."
 
 
   

"New Found Opportunities" is the theme of MCA Canada’s 2014 Annual National Conference in St. John’s, Newfoundland, September 24-27, 2014. The hard-copy edition of our 2014 Conference Pre-Planning Guide is coming your way in the next couple of weeks and a downloadable version will be available May 1 at www.mcac.ca along with the opening of our ‘Early Bird’ online registration. So please join us in St. John’s and experience the world’s friendliest people at Canada’s premier national conference.

AON – As a premier Membership Advantage Program partner, AON Reed Stenhouse is the leader in Canada’s construction insurance business. It’s true that they are the world’s largest insurance broker but don’t let that fool you, their more than 59,000 colleagues are local people, from your city who will be there to take care of your needs. Save money on premiums, expand your coverage and work with someone in your neighborhood. .. find out how at www.mcac.ca.

This month's program brought to you by IPEX IPEX Inc. designs and manufactures one of the world’s most diverse lines of integrated thermoplastic piping systems pipe, valves, and fittings all engineered from the ground up to handle the full range of today’s mechanical & plumbing, municipal and industrial applications. More than 50 years’ experience in plastics combined with progressive manufacturing technologies, efficient distribution centres and coast-to-coast customer support has made the IPEX name synonymous with quality, innovation and performance. One supplier to stand behind you and your complete system. For more information please visit our
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Industry News
 
   
Join us in celebrating the 10th anniversary of CMCEF's Fundraising Golf Tournament. This year's event is heading back to the very popular Grey Silo Golf Club, home of the Manulife Financial LPGA Classic Tournament. A truly pristine and magnificent venue, the Grey Silo location always sells out... so get your registration forms in early. This year's tournament is scheduled for July 9th, 2014. The cost is still only $200 and your participation includes golf, cart, BBQ lunch, steak dinner, door prizes, a silent auction, and much more. Each year this tournament raises more than $20,000 for your Education Foundation. For those who need to book a room, there are two hotels are available just down the road. Visit www.cmcef.org to register.
 
 
   
Round Six of the P3 Canada Fund opened on April 14, 2014. To be considered under Round Six, applicants must submit their application to PPP Canada no later than 4:30PM EDT on June 13, 2014. The P3 Canada Fund was created to improve the delivery of public infrastructure and provide better value, timeliness and accountability by increasing the effective use of P3s. The P3 Canada Fund is a merit-based program, designed to incent innovation in P3s as well as encourage inexperienced governments to consider P3s in public infrastructure procurements.
 
 
   
To encourage energy efficiency in buildings, CEEA is holding a half-day forum to release and discuss its 2014 national survey. Data has been collected at both a provincial and national level to determine the role energy plays in the budget of Canadian business. The release of CEEA 2014 Survey: Canadian Business Attitudes on Energy Efficiency will also feature an informative, lively panel discussion and a breakfast with a senior representative from Natural Resources Canada.
 
N-Two Cryogenic Enterprise Inc.
Victaulic Company of Canada
Bradford White Canada Inc.
Education and Training
 
   
This is your last chance to save big on your Estimating Conference registration! 'Early Bird' pricing will end April 30th! The Canadian Mechanical Contracting Education Foundation's "2014 Estimating – Project Procurement and Strategies" program deals specifically with these four issues and is intended primarily for those responsible for project procurement. Please note this is not a seminar dealing with quantity survey and pricing. This seminar deals with the Bid/No Bid decision process, the Proposal, the Final Summary and an opportunity to make a sales presentation to an actual customer.
 
Innovation and Technology
 
   
The technology of printing something in three dimensions is not new. But how exactly does it work? And more importantly, how could 3D-printing affect the construction industry? Traditional machining techniques are "subtractive." In other words, take a piece of material and cut or drill excess material to get your desired shape. To the contrary, 3D-printing is "additive." Basically, the machine prints layers of material, one on top of another, until the desired shape is achieved. The process is somewhat akin to brick-laying, but with much less effort. The process begins with a model of the object or objects to be printed. Models can be created through a CAD (computer-aided design) program or with a 3D scanner.
 
 
   
Many employers have turned to Global Positioning System technology (GPS) as a means of confirming company vehicles are being driven safely and employees are where they should be. Generally speaking, this practice is legal. Nevertheless, its use can be controversial and some employee advocates argue represents a breach of employee privacy rights. Recent British Columbia decisions highlight this issue in the context of that province’s Personal Information Protection Act (PIPA), which regulates the collection, use and disclosure of personal information in the private sector.
 
Events
THE COMPANY OF THE FUTURE—PEOPLE, COMMUNICATION AND PRODUCTIVITY: MCAA invites our Canadian colleagues to attend the 2014 Mid-Year Conference in Indianapolis, IN (June 23-25) at the MCAA member rate. The conference will be focused on helping you find ways to achieve and maintain your company’s future success using a wide variety of technologies, more efficient communications methods and more effective management strategies. The highly interactive conference format will enable you to: explore communications techniques and devices that will maximize productivity; discover the latest in construction technologies and business practices that will move you out ahead of your competition; make the most of fabrication to reduce project costs and increase productivity; and how to leverage existing projects into future new business opportunities. Leading the conference sessions are our industry’s top contractors, educators and specialty consultants who will help you discover and meet the challenges of our ever-changing market environment.Complete details about this exciting conference are available in the attached program brochure. To benefit from the MCAA member rate, please use the attached registration form.
Click here to download the Conference Brochure
Click here to download the Conference Registration Form  
 

April 30, 2014:   MCA Manitoba AGM, Winnipeg, MB
May 2-3, 2014:  MCA British Columbia Conference, Whistler, BC
May 8-16, 2014: MCA Ontario Conference, Alaska Cruise
May 8, 2014: MCA Western Regional Meeting, Banff, AB
May 9-11, 2014:  MCA Alberta Conference, Banff, AB
May 22-24, 2014: CMMTQ Conference, Quebec City, QC
May 29-30, 2014: MCA Saskatchewan Conference, Cochin, SK
June 1-3, 2014: Skilled Trades Summit, Ottawa, ON
June 3-5, 2014: Estimating Conference, Vancouver, BC 
June 4, 2014: Skills Canada Competition, Toronto, ON
June 6-7, 2014: MCAC Eastern Regional Mtg., Moncton, NB
June 8-10, 2014: Canadian Construction Association Meetings, Victoria, BC
June 22-24, 2014: CIPH Conference, Kelowna, BC
September 24-27, 2014: MCA Canada's 73rd National Conference, St. John's, NL
October 3-5, 2014: CANS AGM, Brudenell, Prince Edward Island

 
Miura Canada
AB&I Foundry
FastEst, Inc.
MCA Canada's Charity of Choice

Have you ever asked yourself "What can I do to make the world a better place?" Most of us have.
Through MCA Canada's Charity of Choice, Operation Eyesight, you can directly affect the lives of individuals
or an entire village with a simple donation. No matter how much, every dollar counts. Together we are on a mission to help eradicate Tracoma, a painful and infectious disease transmitted by flies in dirty environments. It can be dealt with simply by providing access to sanitary conditions and clean water. Something you and I take for granted here in Canada.

MCA Canada and its Charity Committee Chairman, Brad Diggens, are fully committed to helping eradicate this preventable disease. Please consider contributing to our charity, which literally saves lives and betters the world.
Visit the MCA Canada website at www.mcac.ca, call the office at 613-232-0492 or email mcac@mcac.ca for your
copy of the "Operation Eyesight Pledge Package."
 
Important Links
 
   
Is it time to review your insurance program? Do you need binding? If so, MCA Canada has partnered with the world's largest insurance broker, AON. They are also construction specialists with local representation across the entire country. MCA Canada has partnered with AON to provide a mechanical contractor package exclusive to our members, with reduced rates and expanded coverage to ensure your risk is minimized. As contractors, your level of risk is unlike any other business owner. That's why the AON Insurance program was created, to cover your bases or, at least, to examine all the options. To have a look for yourself, visit the Members Only section of MCA Canada's website, www.mcac.ca or contact the MCA Canada office.
 
 

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