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May 12, 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

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Industry News
 
   
According to a report released by the Canadian Employee Relocation Council (CERC), more than half of Canadians have no interest in moving within Canada for employment opportunities – regardless of incentives. The news comes on the heels of controversy surrounding the federal government’s Temporary Foreign Worker Program and points to a broader concern facing employers looking to attract high-skilled labour. The survey, conducted for CERC by Ipsos Reid, polled over 2,000 Canadians about their willingness to move either within or outside of their province for job opportunities. Only 10 per cent indicated an eagerness to move, while one third said they might be persuaded to take a job requiring them to move if the right conditions and incentives were in place.
 
PPP Canada today released a Schematic Design Estimate Guide to assist Canadian governments at all levels procuring public infrastructure through P3s. The guide provides detailed advice on developing appropriate schematic designs that support the preparation of accurate and reliable cost estimates for P3 projects. Through use of the guide, practitioners will develop cost estimates that are easily verifiable and can be benchmarked against existing construction cost data. The guide's methods also promote a consistent approach to the preparation of cost estimates, allowing for improved cost comparisons over time.
 
 
   
Help us celebrate the 10th anniversary of CMCEF's Fundraiser 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.
 
N-Two Cryogenic Enterprise Inc.
Victaulic Company of Canada
Bradford White Canada Inc.
Education and Training
 
   
June 3 -5, 2014 in Vancouver, BC - There is still time to save on registration for CMCEF's Estimating Conference. 'Early Bird' pricing has been extended to today, Monday, May 12, 2014. Would you like to turn your estimating efforts into a sales tool? Would you like to improve the accuracy of your estimating process? Would you like a better analysis of your risk during the estimating process? Would you like to improve your success rate in project procurement? We are sure that your answer to all four questions is a resounding YES! Take part in CMCEF's Estimating Conference before the limit of 30 spaces is full.
 
Innovation and Technology
 
   
MCA Canada now has access to over 35 SAFETY VIDEO APPS ready for download to your iPhone, iPad or Android phone. Developed by MCA America for mechanical construction, service, plumbing and welding safety, we have our members’ jobsites covered! With a large selection of 10-19 minute, high quality videos, MCA Canada member companies’ safety directors will be able help their companies manage risk through education where it is needed most – whenever they want, wherever they want – as part of a professionally-designed safety program. Best of all, the Video App contents are available FREE to members as a benefit of membership! You must login to the Members Only section of the website or click the link below
 
 
   
A look at construction technologies in development suggests a near-term revolution in how we build and operate our facilities. Some future technologies are aimed at related fields like civil engineering, such as satellite control of major construction equipment using GPS and the Global Navigation Satellite System (GNSS). Others fall into IT categories, such as Big Data and predictive analytics modeling, which architecture and planning firms will begin to employ before deciding, for example, which projects to take on and which to avoid. A few of these seemingly futuristic technologies are already commercially available and in use today, including 3D printing, unmanned drone aircraft, and robotic construction systems.
 
Events
 
   

"New Found Opportunities" is the theme of MCA Canada’s 2014 Annual National Conference in St. John’s, Newfoundland, September 24-27, 2014.

MCA Canada Chairman, Gaetan Beaulieu, invites you to join him and his wife Carol to experience  the splendor and rugged beauty of Newfoundland, as well as the world's friendliest people. Become immersed in all that Newfoundland has to offer along with the educational and social events hosted by MCA Canada.

To help you plan your stay, a hard-copy edition of our 2014 Conference Pre-Planning Guide is coming your way and should arrive in your inbox this week. A downloadable version is now available for download 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.

 
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
July 9, 2014: CMCEF's 10th Annual Golf Tournament, Waterloo, ON
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
 
   
MCA Canada and its Charity Committee Chairman, Brad Diggens, are fully committed to helping eradicate Tracoma, a preventable eye disease brought about by a lack of clean water and sanitary conditions. 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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