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August 11, 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

Please join us in St. John;s, NL for MCA Canada's 73rd Annual National Conference

Book your room at the Delta St. John’s Hotel, located in the heart of downtown, just steps from the entertainment districts. The hotel’s location also affords delegates easy access to the best local attractions, including world-famous George Street. To book your room call the reservation line at 1-888-890-3222 (Code: MCA Canada Conference) or go to the hotel website by clicking here.
     See you "On The Rock." Also, if you want to book a rental car do it quickly as they disappear very quickly and there's not alot of them. Visit MCA Canada's conference website for all the details you need to book your Newfoundland adventure.

 

Why should your company sponsor MCAC's Conference? As the host organization, we ensure that all our sponsors receive the maximum amount of publicity and provide the opportunity required to expose your products and services to all attendees. Here are some key reasons why you should participate at our conference:

• Extremely high visibility amongst a select group of professional decision-makers
• Improved awareness of your offerings through networking and social events
• Relationship-building opportunities before, during and after the event

• Enhanced credibility and image through your relationship with MCA Canada
• Exclusive opportunities to help you stand out from your competitors

• Brand recognition
• Strengthened relationships with existing clients
• Increased trust amongst prospects through your demonstrated commitment to, and
knowledge of, the mechanical contracting industry

To review our sponsorship package please click here.

 
 
   
MCA Canada is proud to once again invite exhibitors to our 2014 Supplier Innovation Showcase. This annual table top display offers suppliers the opportunity to reach a large audience of contractors in a single morning. Buyers can see, touch and feel your products and hear directly about your services for themselves. The Showcase takes place during our 2014 National Conference in St. John's, Newfoundland, on Friday, September 26. Space is limited! Make sure you don't miss this opportunity to showcase your products and services!
 
Industry News

Bringing Clean Technologies to Market. SDTC is accepting Statements of Interest from August 27th to October 15th, 2014. SDTC invests in late-stage development and pre-commercial demonstration of clean technologies by Canadian companies in a range of innovative solutions across all industries. These technologies increase efficiency and productivity while addressing climate change, clean air, water and soil.

Email: Applications@sdtc.ca
Web Site: www.sdtc.ca/applications
SDTC Funding Workshops: www.sdtc.ca/Funding_Workshops

 
 
   
The Economic Action Plan 2013 announced that the Government of Canada was changing its approach to procurement by introducing measures to support the use of apprentices in federal construction and maintenance contracts.
 
 
   
MCA Canada is a member of the Canadian Energy Efficiency Coalition (CEEA), which is following up on last year's hugely successful advocacy day on Parliament Hill and is preparing to spark Ottawa again this November with its newly named event Efficiency Matters on the Hill. All members are invited to participate and mark their calendars for a dinner on Nov. 17 and a full day of meetings with Canada's decision-makers on Nov. 18.
 
 
   
The Fraser Institute - Employers across Canada are employing innovative methods to combat labour shortages, finds a new study released today by the Fraser Institute, an independent, non-partisan Canadian public policy think-tank. The study, Do Labour Shortages Exist in Canada?, by Philip Cross, former chief economic analyst for Statistics Canada, spotlights demographic and geographic employment trends across the country.
 
 
   
Access to over $100 million in interest-free loans each year for Red Seal trade apprentices - The Government of Canada is introducing the new Canada Apprentice Loan, beginning in January 2015. An expansion of the Canada Student Loans Program, the program offers apprentices registered in Red Seal trades the opportunity to apply for up to $4,000 per period of block-release technical training.
 
N-Two Cryogenic Enterprise Inc.
Victaulic Company of Canada
Bradford White Canada Inc.
Education and Training
 
   
The Canadian Mechanical Contracting Education Foundation (CMCEF) proudly presents the exclusive CMCEF Gold Seal and Blue Seal Accredited Project Management Program. The highly acclaimed program is offered in partnership with the University of Waterloo. The program takes place over a 10-day period and is split into two 5-day sessions. This will mark the 36th session offered, with more than 700 industry managers graduating from the program. There are only a couple of spaces available. Don't miss out on this years program.
 
 
   
The World Plumbing Council has decided to extend the closing date for those interested in submitting an application for the 2014 World Plumbing Council Scholarship program to August 31st, 2014. There are two scholarships available, the World Plumbing Council Education and Training Scholarship and the World Plumbing Council Least Developed and Developing Countries Scholarship.
 
 
   
The Canadian Mechanical Contracting Education Foundation (CMCEF) is pleased to offer our exclusive Gold Seal Accredited Supervisory Program. After much research and countless hours of collaboration with many experts, CMCEF feels that it has the most comprehensive Supervisory program available to the construction industry. This program will take place over a 7-day period and will be split into three sessions; the first will be 3 days, the second and third will be 2 days each. The target audience is foremen superintendents working in a supervisory capacity for construction contractors.


 
Innovation and Technology
 
   
A new class of vehicles has its sights set on the construction industry — drivers need not apply. Once Automated Vehicles (AV's) become street-legal, the floodgates will open as vehicles from construction material haulers to gravel trucks and cement mixers become fully automated, driving to construction sites, unburdening themselves, refueling and then driving back to home base.
 
 
   
OTTAWA—Chinese hackers have infiltrated the computer systems at the National Research Council (NRC), forcing it to shut down its IT network for an extended period, the federal government revealed. The Treasury Board Secretariat said there is no evidence that other government computer systems or data have been compromised. But the NRC’s computers have been isolated from the rest of the government’s systems as a precaution. And the council said it could be some time before a new, more secure system is up and running.
 
 
   
New technology and software are breaking down the two-dimensional wall of traditional photography, allowing contractors and owners to document construction projects as immersive, virtual tours. New Google Map functionality has introduced an additional dimension to virtual tours—time. Viewers can take a virtual tour of a construction project at its most recent, then toggle through time to see progress on the job between shoots.
 
Events
 
   
The Industrial Security Program is offering training sessions for Company Security Officers (CSO). These sessions provide CSOs of all levels with an introduction to the principles of industrial security, as it relates to government contracting, and include an overview of the Industrial Security Program and its services.
 

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
Franke Kindred Canada Ltd.
MCA Canada's Charity of Choice
 
   
MCA Canada is 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 face hardship, disease and perhaps even death... just to find water. Please consider contrbuting to our charity, which 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."
 
 

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