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September 8, 2014 In This Issue
Industry News
Innovation and Technology
Events
MCA Canada's Charity of Choice
Important Links
M.A. STEWART & SONS LTD.
Hood Chemical
Reliance Worldwide Canada Inc.
Industry News
 
   
The free movement of goods, services, capital and labour between all parts of the country is urgently needed, according to the Canadian Chamber of Commerce. On Aug. 13, the Chamber, along with provincial chamber partners, sent a letter to the Council of the Federation ahead of its meeting, taking place later this month, to urge Canada’s premiers to remove the barriers to internal trade and mobility.
 
 
   
Registration is now open for the Oct. 30 symposium hosted by Institute for BIM in Canada and buildingSMART Canada, which will take a look at the advantages to utilizing building information modeling (BIM) and its usage growth in Canada and internationally. The theme of the event has been dubbed BIM Worldwide: Solutions for All Project Sizes — Success for Lifecycle Management,
 
 
   
The New Brunswick government has introduced new compulsory designations for four skilled trades under the Apprenticeship and Occupational Certification Act. As of August 18, 2014, compulsory designation or mandatory training and certification is now required in the four designation of steamfitter-pipefitter; construction boilermaker; mobile crane operator; and sheet metal worker occupations.
 
 
   
The Canadian Association of Women in Construction (CAWIC) is calling on industry employers, unions and educational partners to collaborate with CAWIC to address the shortage of skilled trades in Canada by promoting the entry and advancement of women into leadership roles within the construction industry. Earlier this year, CAWIC was awarded a grant from the Government of Canada for $249,900 through Status of Women Canada.
 
N-Two Cryogenic Enterprise Inc.
Victaulic Company of Canada
Bradford White Canada Inc.
Innovation and Technology
 
   
Robotics is gaining traction much faster than most manufacturers realize and will have a major impact on the competitiveness of companies and countries alike, according to the Boston Consulting Group (BCG). The Boston-based consulting firm’s study projects spending on robots worldwide will more than quadruple from just over $15 billion four years ago to about $67 billion by 2025, a 10.4% compound annual growth rate since 2010. BCG notes state-of-the-art robots are beginning to replace labour in a wide range of industries. As prices come down and performance improves, they’re migrating from industrial and military uses to commercial applications and the personal-service realm. The industrial segment will continue to be the largest, growing at a compound growth rate of 10.1% from $5.8 billion to $24.4 billion.
 
 
   
The industry needs to wake up to the transformative impact of digital technologies on its operations and workforce, concludes a new report published yesterday by the Construction Industry Council’s BIM 2050 group. And it suggests that younger professionals in the industry today will eventually work in a world that features advanced technologies such as "auto-procurement", self-assembling structures and self-healing materials. The BIM 2050 is a group of young professionals drawn from across construction disciplines.
 
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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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
 
   
MCA Canada's Charity of Choice, Operation Eyesight still needs our help. MCA Canada remains fully committed to helping eradicate Tracoma, a preventable eye disease brought about by a lack of clean water and sanitary conditions. While we in Canada take clean water for granted, millions in Zambia face hardship, disease and even death just to find 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."
 
 

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