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November 10, 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
Monday morning and it's time to start another busy week. First stop...the downtown job site. The guys are geared up in their work wear that we picked up at Mark's Work Wearhouse. They not only work like pro's, but they look like pro's... and we saved a bundle! More good news, the gas and supplies we ordered from Praxair showed up onsite early, again, so it's full steam ahead. This week is starting off well!
Next, it's over to the shop to get the service guys on the road. They're pretty happy, for a Monday, since we just picked up 3 brand new trucks. I got a smoking deal, thanks to our Chrysler Fleet Purchase Program. I saved enough on the first three trucks that the fourth one was practically free. We sent them over to PetroCanada to fill up and yeah, we saved money there, too. About $800 a month back in our pockets! And with Chase Paymentech, we get a better rate on credit card processing so smaller jobs can be paid immediately. No receivables!...Stay tuned to see how the rest of my week goes!
 
The Institute for BIM in Canada (IBC) has introduced a number of important resources for download on the IBC website. Available for download and purchase through the website are documents on Contract Language, which are endorsed by Royal Architectural Institute of Canada (RAIC) and the Association of Canadian Engineering Companies Canada, among others. Also available are the BIM Execution Plan Toolkit and the Benefits of BIM for Owners.
 
 
   
The Mechanical Service Contractors of Canada, a division of MCA Canada dedicated to service contractors, is very pleased to announce the following new members:

Core HVAC Services inc, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan - Contact: Glenn Harbaruk
Gordon Wright Electric Limited, Niagara Falls, Ontario - Contact: Scott Wright
Panels & Pipes Inc., Timmins, Ontario - Contact: Cheryl St. Amour
Simcor Plumbing Corporation/Ace Plumbing, Calgary, Alberta - Contact: Jack DeVetten
Mac-Tower Inc, West St. Paul, Manitoba - Contact: Bill Playford

 

 
Industry News
Since its April 2013 launch, BuildForce Canada has worked hard to establish itself as Canada's top labour-market information provider and is continuing that momentum with several new initiatives this fall. After losing its sector council funding as the Construction Sector Council (CSC), the organization launched a new brand and new board of directors last year. BuildForce was able to hit the ground running, thanks to the credibility established through the CSC. This fall, BuildForce will introduce a fully revamped Careers in Construction website at www.careersinconstruction.ca that aims to engage youth and parents with easily accessible, trade-by-trade information.
 
HALIFAX —The Nova Scotia government is aiming to cut costs by centralizing the purchase of supplies and services. Internal Services Minister Labi Kousoulis said the Shared Services Act, introduced October 28, would result in savings of up to $60 million annually once it is fully implemented, something that is expected to take up to five years. The changes would see construction projects worth more than $1 million, financial services, information technology services and building management for departments, health authorities and school boards centralized mainly through his department and two others.
 
N-Two Cryogenic Enterprise Inc.
Victaulic Company of Canada
Bradford White Canada Inc.
Education and Training
The Construction Education Council (CEC) proudly presents the exclusive 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 37th session offered with more than 800 industry managers graduating from the program.  There are currently 2 courses scheduled. 

Project Management - Waterloo, Ontario 
Week 1: March 26 - 30, 2015 - Week 2: April 16 - 20, 2015

http://constructioneducation.ca/Portals/1/Waterloo%20PM%20Brochure2015.pdf

Project Management - Winnipeg, Ontario
Week 1: January 15 - 19, 2015 - Week 2: February 5 - 9, 2015
http://constructioneducation.ca/Portals/1/Winnipeg%20PM%20Brochure.pdf

Registration is now open for all programs which can be accessed via the website at www.constructioneducation.ca. You can also get more information by contacting the CEC directly at 613-232-5169 or by email at: tania@mcac.ca.
 
MCA Saskatchewan and MCA Manitoba have the following seminars scheduled for 2014 and 2015. Registration is now open for all programs. If you require further information please contact CEC directly at 613-863-5169 or by email at: tania@mcac.ca. You can also visit the CEC website at www.constructioneducation.ca.

Winnipeg, Manitoba
: Proactive Service – February 6th; Short Interval Scheduling – February 26thProcurement Chain Management – March 6th; Project Tracking to Improve Labour Productivity – March 27th

Saskatoon, Saskatchewan: Customer Service for the Service Organization – November 13th, 2014
 
Innovation and Technology
Live on the web via EarthCam, it’s Times Square, the Golden Gate Bridge, downtown Tokyo and... Toronto’s Canary District construction project? In 2013 alone, EarthCam documented more than US$120 billion worth of construction work. As the Internet grew and broadband capacity increased, need and demand fueled the expansion of webcams. Today, we're seeing general contractors, owners and developers documenting projects with EarthCam.
 
Events
December 3-5, 2014: Construct Canada, Toronto, ON
February 10-13, 2014: MCA Canada Winter Meetings, Las Vegas, NV
March 5-8, 2015: International Alliance of MCA Meetings, Maui, HI
March 8-12, 2015: MCA America Annual Conference, Maui, HI
March 22-26, 2015: CCA Conference, San Antonio, TX
April 9-19, 2015: MCA Ontario Conference, Sicily, Italy
April 30-May 3, 2015: MCA Alberta Conference, Invermore, BC
May 2015: MCA British Columbia Conference, TBD
May 2015: MCA Saskatchewan Conference, TBD
May 2015: CMMTQ Conference, TBD
May 20, 2015: MCA Western Regional Meetings, Winnipeg, MB
May 30 - June 1, 2015: CCA Meetings, Prince George, BC
June 2015: MCA Eastern Regional Meetings, Charlottetown, PEI
June 14-16, 2015: CIPH National ABC Conference, Quebec City, QC
October 18-20, 2015: CCA Meetings, Thunder Bay, ON
November 16-19, 2015: MCA Canada's 74th National Conference, Palm Springs, CA
 
Marks Work Wearhouse is holding a SuperBowl Contest where you can win a trip for two to the 102nd Grey Cup at BC Place, in Vancouver, British Columbia, November 30, 2014. The prize includes includes travel, accommodation, spending money, Mark's gear and two tickets to the game!
 
Miura Canada
AB&I Foundry
Franke Kindred Canada Ltd.
MCA Canada's Charity of Choice
MCA Canada members have raised over $180,000 for the drilling of wells and waterpoints, but there's still a long way to go! The good news is, Trachoma can be defeated. In Kenya, Trachoma has been eliminated. MCA Canada remains fully committed to helping eradicate Trachoma, a preventable eye disease brought about by a lack of clean water and sanitary conditions, in Zambia. While we in Canada take clean water for granted, millions in Zambia face hardship, disease and even death just to get 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
 
   
The Mechanical Contractors Association of Canada (MCAC) and the Canadian Institute of Plumbing & Heating (CIPH) have jointly created best practice guidelines to assist both mechanical contractors and wholesale distributors when dealing with supply chain management issues such as procurement. The Best Practices Guidelines are a tool to help strengthen the procurement process by taking several factors into account prior to each project.
 
Volunteers often selflessly give of their time, money, and experience in support of their community and those in need of some assistance. If you, or someone you know, is a volunteer or contributor to a worthy cause, MCA Canada would like to hear about it. While these wonderful amazing people are not seeking recognition, we would like to listen to their stories and share them with our association members. People do amazing things every day. Let's hear about them. Please send your stories to mcac@mcac.ca.
 
 

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