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June 2, 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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MCA Canada's National Bulletin - The summer edition of MCA Canada's bi-annual newsletter, the National Bulletin is now on its way to you. This newsletter provides an excellent update on the association's projects, programs and services as well as additional industry-related information. Members can also download a copy from the 'Members Only' section of the website at www.mcac.ca.

Petro-Canada – MCA Canada has a long-standing partnership with Petro-Canada. They carry a wide range of quality fuels including gasoline, diesel, aviation and alternative fuels. From SuperClean gasoline and residential heating fuels to propane, natural gas and heavy fuel oils, they are the market leader in the consumer, commercial and industrial marketplace. To find out how you can save with Petro-Canada contact the MCA Canada office.

This month's program brought to you by Bibby Ste Croix– Bibby Ste-Croix is the premier domestic manufacturer of cast iron soil pipe, fittings and couplings for drain, waste and vent plumbing systems. Cast iron is truly a green plumbing choice as the products are manufactured by using 100% recycled post-consumer scrap metal, and the products are 100% recyclable once taken out of service. For nearly a century, Bibby has been providing quality cast iron products. When you choose cast iron, you know you are getting a safe and reliable system that will stand the test of time. Cast Iron – Tried and True. For more information please visit our website at www.bibby-ste-croix.com or call 1-800-463-3480.

 

Join us in St. John’s, Newfoundland, September 24-27, 2014, for MCA Canada's 73rd Annual National Conference. This year's event will be one you'll remember for a lifetime as we look for "New Found Opportunities" in the world's friendliest place, Newfoundland.

MCA Canada Chairman, Gaetan Beaulieu, and his wife Carol will be your hosts for 4 days of excitement, education and entertainment. The exquisite and rugged beauty of St. John's will be your backdrop as we roll out featured speakers, such as General Rick Hillier and Dr. Brian Little. Entertainment will include a "Rally In The Alley" pub crawl and local talent, "Wicked Altogether" for our opening Welcome Night, and there's much, much more. 

Registration and conference information is available by clicking on this link... Online Registration.

 
 
   

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 just down the road. Visit www.cmcef.org to register or click the graphic below.

 
Industry News
 
   
The Association of Consulting Engineering Companies - Canada (ACEC) has released a report that it hopes will guide consulting engineers and owners in creating sustainable projects. "Sustainable Development for Canadian Consulting Engineers," by Dr. John Boyd, an internationally recognized authority on sustainability, identifies practices and tools developed by the global engineering community to help tackle the issue of sustainability.
 
 
   
That Canada has been a magnet for immigrants — many of them highly sought-after skilled workers — is well-documented, and that continues to be an issue close to the country’s economic core. But we’re facing increasing competition from other major economies — the United States, Germany and the U.K., for sure — as well as from fiscally challenged countries like Spain, according to the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development.
 
 
   
The World Plumbing Council Chairman, Mr. Sudhakaran Nair has launched the WPC Education and Training Scholarship Program for 2014. The new scholarship program will be known as WPC Scholarship for Least Developed and Developing Countries. He has invited personnel involved in the plumbing industry to make an application for the scholarship programs. Each of the scholarships provides up to US $10,000 in funding to travel to another country or countries to share innovative ideas and techniques. Please visit www.worldplumbing.org click on Communications then Education & Training Scholarship to see the reports of previous recipients and to download an application for the 2014 Scholarship. Applications close on the 31st July 2014.
 
N-Two Cryogenic Enterprise Inc.
Victaulic Company of Canada
Bradford White Canada Inc.
Education and Training
 
   
You can now register online to secure your space for the 2014 CMCEF Project Management Course. This course always sells out so be sure to get your registration in early. It is scheduled for: Week 1: November 6-10 and Week 2: December 4-8, 2014. Held at the University of Waterloo campus, this course offers 8 different instructors specializing in all aspects of project management including: Project Administration, Scheduling, Managing Individual Differences, Safety: A Management Perspective, Change Orders, Construction Law, Job Cost Controls, Meetings and Communication, Dispute Avoidance and Claims, Labour Relations: Due Diligence, Project Completion.
 
 
   
From June 3rd to 5th Estimators from across Canada will convene in Vancouver for their own specialized Estimating Conference. In order to keep registration fees affordable, companies and associations are approached to assist with sponsorship. Without their support, CMCEF conferences would not be possible. Our sincere thanks to MCA British Columbia, Victaulic, Trimble, Allpriser, IPEX, FastEST Inc., and Norton Rose Fulbright (Dan Leduc) for their valuable contributions.
 
Innovation and Technology
 
   
Flux, a provider of collaborative design software for the building construction industry, is hoping to spread design knowledge and improve the accessibility of design tools in order to help meet the world’s demand for durable, sustainable buildings. The founding team sought a radical solution to reduce the environmental footprint of buildings, while simultaneously addressing rising demand for buildings driven by rapid urbanization. "The power required to heat, cool, light, and power devices in the places we live and work is responsible for 40% of our carbon emissions. Much of this power is wasted due to inadequate design, antiquated technology, and poor construction quality," noted Michelle Kaufmann, co-founder and architect.
 
 
   
The kind of extreme weather conditions climatologists are predicting due to global warming could spell dire consequences for people’s well-being and safety if developers continue to build to minimum standards, rather than adapting to resiliency-based standards required because of climate change. The International Panel on Climate Change, 2014 (IPCC) recently made an urgent call to take adaptive action immediately because of climate change. Think polar vortex, ice storms, flash floods, record heat waves, droughts, tornadoes and coastal storms – all the result of a warming climate. "The housing and construction industries have made advances toward climate change mitigation by incorporating energy efficiency in building design," the IPCC report’s chapter on from extreme weather events."
 
Events
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
June 28 - July 2, 2014: ASHRAE Conference, Seattle, WA
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
November 5-6, 2014: CIPHEX West, Calgary, AB
December 3-5, 2014: Construct Canada, Toronto, ON
 
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. In Canada we take clean, fresh water for granted while millions in Zambia face hardship, disease and perhaps even death just to find any water. 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
 
   
Petro Canada - MCA Canada and Petro-Canada have enjoyed a partnership for many years. With more than 1,500 retail and wholesale outliets across Canada, they carry a wide range of quality fuels including gasoline, diesel, aviation and alternative fuels. The SuperPass program is a fuel management program with online services designed for fleets, owners and operators. To find out how you can save with Petro-Canada contact the MCA Canada office.
 
 
 

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