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September 1, 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

National Bulletin Magazine - Enclosed please find your copy of MCA Canada’s ‘National Bulletin: 2014 Annual Review’. Our annual magazine provides an informative and detailed overview of the events, programs and projects underway on a national level. In addition, it affords a thorough synopsis of the activities from each of the provincial MCA’s, as well as reports from many of our partner and/or affiliate organizations. We encourage you to take a few minutes to review the considerable undertakings of your association across Canada. The magazine provides an interesting and informative perspective on the economic climate nationally and provincially, specifically relevant to the mechanical contracting industry.

Membership Advantage Program FEDEXAs an MCA Canada member, you are eligible for member discounts on select FedEx shipping services. Whether you’re shipping within Canada, to the U.S. or around the world, you can count on FedEx to deliver peace of mind and reliability. For more details, please click here.

This month's program brought to you by Masco Canada - Representing companies and brands that have over 100 years of experience in the Canadian marketplace, Masco Canada brings relevant, smart solutions for plumbing-related goods to its consumers and business partners. Responsible for manufacturing, product management, product development, sales and marketing, Masco meets the needs of a uniquely Canadian marketplace. To find out more, visit www.mascocanada.com.

 
 
   
On behalf of the Government of Canada, SDTC is looking for the next wave of innovative cleantech entrepreneurs. The SD Tech Fund™ and the SD Natural Gas Fund™ are open for applications from August 27 to October 15, 2014. Through the SD Tech Fund™, SDTC supports technologies that address the challenges of Clean Air, Soil, Water and Climate Change, including technology solutions focused on current technology priority areas...
 
Industry News
 
   
The extensive process to change Canada from its 1980s WHMIS safety system to the universal Globally Harmonized System for Classification and Labelling of Chemicals (GHS) is nearing its last stage. In June 2014, the amended Hazardous Products Act (HPA) received Royal Assent to enable Canada's implementation of the GHS for workplace chemicals. Now, officials have proposed Hazardous Products Regulations (HPR) to replace the Controlled Products Regulations, to be followed by a consultation period. Final regulations are expected to be published in the Canada Gazette Part II in late 2014 or early 2015. Health Canada's goal is to have the updated WHMIS laws in force by June 2015.
 
 
   
While older workers have low absenteeism, turnover and accident rates, they take longer to return to work after injuries and illnesses because they are likely to heal more slowly and have pre-existing health problems. With an aging workforce, it is important to examine the physical, psychosocial, and cognitive issues related to aging.
 
 
   
The leading organizations for energy efficient building design in North America have reached an unprecedented agreement to collaborate on a new green building framework. On August 21, ASHRAE, the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC), the International Code Council, the Illuminating Engineering Society of North America (IES), and the American Institute of Architects announced that they have signed a memorandum and agreed to streamline green building tools. They are working together to coordinate three programs: Standard 189.1, the International Green Construction Code (IgCC), and the LEED green building program.
 
N-Two Cryogenic Enterprise Inc.
Victaulic Company of Canada
Bradford White Canada Inc.
Education and Training
One of the mainstay's of MCA Canada's Annual National Conference each year is the exceptional educational content and this year is no exception. The four dedicated educational session include:

Geza Banfai, one of Canada''s most recognized construction lawyers with McMillan LLP, who will provide an update on Prompt Payment Legislation: To Date and Going Forward.

Professor Tim Wentz, Associate Professor of Construction Management at the University of Nebraska and Incoming Chairman of ASHRAE is considered one of North America's top instructors confirmed by his received MCA of America's top Instructor Award 3 times. Professor Wentz will first present Wednesday at the special session for Service Contractors on ASHRAE's NEW Building Energy Quotient rating Program. He will then address the full conference on How To Make Decisions On Future Trends.

John Koontz will present our final two sessions. He is a renowned operational expert in mechanical contracting, particularly in project management. He will preside over two classes.  The first is called Inside the Great Mechanical Contractors: How Great Differs From Good. The second session is A Best Operational Practice of Great Mechanical Contractors: Creating & Developing Highly Effective Project Manager/Foreman Partnerships.

 
Innovation and Technology
 
   
The boom in digital technology, such as mobile phones and the Internet, has changed life dramatically in the past decade, but scientists are torn whether computerization will create more jobs than it replaces during the next 10 years. The Pew Research Center recently surveyed a group of scientists and other analysts. Of these experts, 48 per cent said robotic advances will have displaced a significant number of blue and white collar jobs by 2025.
 
 
   
Kimberly-Clark has made bath tissue rolls without the inner cardboard tube available across the U.S. This innovative product eliminates the cardboard tube that has been the central fixture of rolled toilet paper for more than 100 years. The company claims that 17 billion toilet paper tubes are thrown away each year, which is enough to fill the Empire State Building twice. Thus, it is billing tube-free bath tissue as a way for consumers "to take small steps to make a big impact on the environment"
 
Events
There's still plenty of time to register for MCA Canada’s 73rd Annual National  Conference in St. John’s, Newfoundland,  September 24 – 27, 2014.  You know this is going to be one of those events you'll remember for a lifetime. 'NewFound Opportunities' abound!  
Click here to access the Conference Website & Registration.
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to download the Conference Brochure
Click here to view the Available Sponsorship Items
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Click here for Supplier Showcase - Registration Form
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Click here for One-Day Forum For Service Information
 
 
   
Wednesday, September 24, 2014, St. John's, NL - Professor Tim Wentz, from the University of Nebraska and incoming Chair of ASHRAE, will present on ASHRAE's new Building Energy Quotient (bEQ) rating program. The emerging trend worldwide of building disclosure and labeling is explored in the context of ASHRAE’s new Building Energy Quotient (bEQ) rating program. The focus of the presentation is how to use a building labeling program to generate a competitive advantage for a contractor by addressing client expectations and providing cost savings through a reduction in energy consumption. Don't miss this presentation as it's the only time this year it will be presented.

 
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
 
   
We ask that you consider contributing to MCA Canada's Charity of Choice, Operation eyesight. We 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 water. Please contrbute 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."
 
 

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