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September 15, 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 note that the weekly enewsletter "Just The Fax" will not be delivered on September 22 & 29, 2014 as a result of MCA Canada's Annual National Conference. Please note that the enewsletter will resume Monday, October 6th, 2014.
 
 
   
Federated Insurance and the Canadian Mechanical Contracting Education Foundation (CMCEF) would like to congratulate Christopher Rausch on being selected as the recipient of the 2014 Federated Insurance Scholarship. Christopher is a member of the University of Waterloo and the MCA Kitchener Waterloo Student Chapter. Christopher has been working on both his Honours in Civil Engineering and on his Masters at the same time. Even though Christopher's studies have been in the civil engineering field, he also has a keen interest in mechanical engineering principles and practices, and during his recent work terms participated in jobs within the field of mechanical engineering and contracting. Upon graduation, Christopher looks forward to pursuing a career in management within the mechanical contracting field.
 
 
   
The Mechanical Contractors Association Hamilton (MCAH) is pleased to announce their 2014 - 2015 Board of Directors. As a not-for-profit organization entering its 49th year of operation, MCAH represents Mechanical Construction industry employers in the south central Ontario region, proudly serving Hamilton, Halton, Brant, Haldimand and Norfolk Counties. President Jason Campbell (Aecon Industrial) is looking forward to working with the new Board to further develop and grow MCAH and its programs and services.
 
Industry News
The Canadian Commission on Building and Fire Codes (CCBFC) would like to invite your organization and its members—as important stakeholders in the development of the National Model Construction Codes—to take part in the fall 2014 public review of proposed changes to the 2010 National Model Construction Codes.
 
The National Model Construction Codes, comprising the National Building, Fire, Plumbing and Energy Codes, are model codes developed by the CCBFC that the provinces and territories can adopt as is, or with modifications, as part of their building, fire and plumbing regulations.
 
The public review is one of the principal steps in the process for updating national code documents, providing a nationwide forum where anyone can review and comment on the changes proposed. Following the review, CCBFC Standing Committees will consider all comments and make final recommendations on each proposed change. Subject to approval by the CCBFC, the final changes will be published by NRC in the 2015 editions of the National Model Construction Codes.
 
The public review will run from September 8 until October 31, 2014 on the Public Review page of the NRC Web site. For further information, please contact Anne Gribbon, Secretary to the CCBFC, at anne.gribbon@nrc-cnrc.gc.ca.
 
 
   
Edmonton, AB, September 30 to October 2, 2014 - Canada BIM Council and aceBIM are hosting a BIM Super Session & Technology Exhibition, bringing the many BIM communities and practicing professionals together to develop inroads to collaboration and communication in BIM's evolving landscape. As technology, best practices and the industry's aptitude advance, how will BIM shape the AECOO industries over the next decade? The CanBIM-aceBIM Super Session will examine current and future BIM trends with a focus on Facilities management, Collaboration, Procurement and More!
 
N-Two Cryogenic Enterprise Inc.
Victaulic Company of Canada
Bradford White Canada Inc.
Education and Training
 
   
Program at Toronto's George Brown aimed at encouraging adoption of Building Information Modeling technology - Toronto's George Brown College has launched a green technology training program for the construction sector. Launched with financial support through the National Research Council of Canada (NRC), the Building Information Modeling (BIM) Technology and Processes Adoption Support project to train those working in the construction sector in ways to design, build, manage and operate buildings using sustainable processes and technology.
 
Innovation and Technology
 
   
The National Institute of Standards and Technology is converting one of its laboratories into a small office building to try out smart software technologies that will be designed to reduce energy use in commercial buildings, the agency's Mark Bello recently reported. The office building that is being built in a 1,000-square-foot modular lab space "will investigate whether artificial intelligence tools already used in search engines, robots, routing and scheduling programs, and other technologies can work cooperatively to optimize building performance—from minimizing energy use to maximizing comfort to ensuring safety and security," he reported in a post on the agency's website.
 
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.
Click here
to download the Conference Brochure
Click here for Supplier Showcase - Registration Form
Click here for Supplier Showcase - Shipping Instructions
Click here for One-Day Forum For Service Information
 
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
 
 
   
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 of 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
 
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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