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July 27, 2015 In This Issue
Member Update
Industry News
Education and Training
Innovation and Technology
Events
Important Dates
MCA Canada's Charity of Choice
Important Links
M.A. STEWART & SONS LTD.
Ecco Heating Products Ltd.
FastEst, Inc.
Member Update
The HEAT Is On 2015 – MCA Canada invites you to join us in magnificent Palm Springs, California, for our 74th National Conference, November 16–19.
 
Our host hotel is the beautiful Omni Ranchos Las Palmas Resort and Spa. The conference committee has been hard at work planning yet another world-class event for our delegates. Business by day, party at night! Enjoy our Opening Night "California Dreaming" party, the Victaulic Opening Breakfast with former NHL All Star Clint Malarchuk, our annual John Bradshaw Memorial Golf Tournament at Desert Willow Golf Resort, and our all new Awards Gala Event. You’ll remember this conference forever!
 
You can check the Conference Pre-Planning Guide for event information and sponsorship opportunities. You can register online through www.mcac.ca, or through to the conference registration page. See you in Palm Springs!
 
If you are a member of the Mechanical Service Contractors of Canada, a division of MCA Canada, we encourage you to become a part of the growing number of MSCC Certified Contractors in Canada. 

Differentiate yourself from the competition by applying for your MSCC designation and take a leading role in the service industry. The MSCC certification demonstrates to your customers that your company engages industry leading best practices in key competencies such as safety, education, customer service and staffing.

Find out more at servicecontractor.ca.
 
Don’t forget you can post open job positions on the MCA Canada website at no cost. You can send the open positions in MS Word or PDF format to daryl@mcac.ca. Go to www.mcac.ca and click ’Careers’ to view the site. For example:

The Mechanical Contractors Association of Ontario, a major provincial construction employer organization, is seeking an individual to immediately provide assistance in the areas of labour relations, safety/workers compensation and general membership services; having the capability of eventually assuming the role of executive vice-president.

Interested candidates should:
  • have formal training in (or exposure to/experience with) collective bargaining/labour negotiations - preferably in the construction industry
  • be self motivated, results oriented with excellent people/leadership and communication skills; and have the ability to quickly learn/grow into the role
  • have had exposure to/experience in dealing with committees, boards of directors, legislative/political lobby initiatives, conference/event organizing, staff/small business financial management; and
  • have a general understanding of Ontario’s ICI construction industry - structure, day to day key issues, matters of concern to the industry. those holding a professional mechanical or civil engineering degree or having extensive overall knowledge/exposure to/experience in the industry (preferably in Ontario), are especially welcome to apply.
We offer a comprehensive salary package with benefits/commensurate with experience/skill level.

Interested applicants are requested to forward, by August 7, a resume and covering letter along with salary expectations to the attention of the Executive Director at mcao@mcao.org.
 
MCA Canada is pleased to welcome our newest associate member!
 
For more than 29 years, Spinnaker Industries Inc. has worked with the HVACR industry to develop quality products that meet our customers’ needs. Spinnaker has a solution with products that fit all your requirements.

Spinnaker Industries Inc. corporate head office and manufacturing is located in Newmarket, Ontario. The company also has a second manufacturing facility in Louisville, Kentucky, with combined floor space totaling 85,000 square feet. Backed by nearly three decades of experience and with the use of the latest technologies both in design and manufacturing, Spinnaker is able to meet and exceed your product requirements.

 
Industry News
Paying a bill is the final step in an exchange of value between the payer and the payee. That this is an exchange is a crucial point, and the fact that payers – who have already received their value – sometimes seem to overlook this is the cause of much rancor. Delayed or non-payment instantly triggers a deep-seated sense of injustice.


 
Prompt Payment Ontario (PPO) is undertaking a survey of multi-employer benefit plans to quantify the cost of damages stemming from delinquent payments, which will form part of the organization’s submission to the Construction Lien Act review.

 
Labour market ministers from across Canada agreed to continue to take ambitious action to improve economic opportunities for Canadians.

 
Industry stakeholders expressed cautious optimism about the Forum of Labour Market Ministers’ decision to take ambitious action in order to improve skills training and labour market outcomes across Canada.

 
A country’s competitiveness was traditionally based on its natural resources. But to be competitive in the 21st century, we need to focus on people and developing talent within our borders — this is particularly critical as populations age and shortages of skilled talent emerge.

 
N-Two Cryogenic Enterprise Inc.
Victaulic Company of Canada
Bradford White Canada Inc.
Education and Training
The Construction Education Council's Computerized Mechanical Estimating course is an introductory course that provides participants with an opportunity to acquire the skills and knowledge to estimate mechanical project costs using estimating software.


CEC has partnered with Trimble Accubid for the delivery of this program. It is not a course that will teach the ins and outs of the software program but rather how to do a proper take off.


The course is scheduled for September 15 to 18 in Vaughan, Ontario.

 
The Construction Education Council is pleased to present an exclusive webinar series called Hiring Right. The program is a series of five webinars; each is approximately 90 minutes in length

The seminars are aimed to give the attendee insight on the importance of a good hire and how to avoid making costly mistakes. The cost of a "bad" hire can have devastating effects on any business. Don’t let this happen to you!

Course registration is $500 per person/login. At the conclusion, the attendee will also receive a Gold Seal course certificate, awarding them one point towards Gold Seal Certification.

Register here. You can also email tania@mcac.ca or call 613-232-0492.

Module 1: September 18    (12:00pm – 1:30pm EST)
Module 2: September 25    (12:00pm – 1:30pm EST)
Module 3: October 2           (12:00pm – 1:30pm EST)
Module 4: October 15         (12:00pm – 1:30pm EST)
Module 5: October 23         (12:00pm – 1:30pm EST)
 
The Construction Education Council and the University of Waterloo partner annually to offer a 10-day Gold Seal Accredited Project Management Course. To date nearly 1,000 students from across Canada have completed the course. The program qualifies for 70 PDUs towards PMI certification and 10 points towards Gold Seal Certification. It is also Blue Seal Certified in Alberta.


Each course topic is taught by a specialist. Topics include: project administration, scheduling, managing individual differences, safety, change orders, construction law, job cost controls, meetings and communication, dispute avoidance and claims, labour relations/due diligence, and project completion.


This year’s program is scheduled for November 19 to 23 and December 10 to 14 at the University of Waterloo. There are only 24 spaces available, and the course sells out quickly. Don’t delay!

 
The Construction Education Council (CEC) is pleased to present an exclusive webinar series on the basics of the construction industry. The program is a series of four webinars, each of which lasts for approximately two hours in duration.

In this series, participants will have the opportunity to explore facts and figures and the industry in which they work. They will become more familiar with the material, processes and job roles as well as the work-related language that will serve as an introduction to the rest of the materials. At the conclusion of the series, participants will learn how important this industry is in the job creation and the important issues it faces.

Cost to register is $425 per person/login. Following the course, the attendee will also receive a Gold Seal course certificate, awarding them one point towards Gold Seal Certification. Register here. You can also email tania@mcac.ca or call 613-232-0492.
 
Module 1: October 6           (12:00pm – 2:00pm EST)
Module 2: October 13         (12:00pm – 2:00pm EST)
Module 3: October 20         (12:00pm – 2:00pm EST)
Module 4: October 27         (12:00pm – 2:00pm EST)
 
Innovation and Technology
A group of scientists from University of California, Berkeley, have developed a new tool that measures a building’s dimensions, locates HVAC systems and ductwork, and maps out the location of electrical sources, all in an effort to improve building energy efficiency.

 
Manitoba Hydro showcases their new Drain Water Heat Recovery System which helps in reducing water heating energy consumption.

 
A chemist at Chalmers University of Technology in Sweden is making sustainable 3D printing a reality.

 
With robots that can "draw" steel structures in 3D, a bridge over water in the center of Amsterdam will be printed.


 
Events
Join us for a one-of-a-kind conference and trade show dedicated exclusively to the hydronics market. Conveniently located at the International Centre by Toronto’s Pearson Airport, you’ll see demonstrations of the latest technologies and products from industry leading manufacturers, learn from HPAC’s informative speakers, network with colleagues and experts, enjoy lunch, dinner and drinks.

Modern Hydronics Summit 2015 is Canada’s only hydronic-exclusive event – don’t miss it!
 
Join more than 30,000 industry professionals December 2–4 for The Buildings Show, North America’s largest annual exposition, networking and educational event for design, construction and real estate. 
 
Visit more than 1,600 national and international exhibits and discover the very latest in applications, technologies and new products. Choose from 350 educational, expert-led seminars tackling timely issues, trends and best practices. Seek solutions to matters affecting your industry, and earn continuing education credits all at once.
 
Together with PM Expo, HomeBuilder & Renovator Expo, World of Concrete Pavilion, IIDEXCanada, and The Real Estate Forum (Toronto), Construct Canada will leave you with the tools needed to sharpen your skills and continue your professional development.
 
Miura Canada
Bibby-Ste-Croix
Franke Kindred Canada Ltd.
Important Dates
  • October 18–20: CCA Meetings, Thunder Bay, ON
  • November 16–19: MCA Canada's 74th National Conference, Palm Springs, CA
 
MCA Canada's Charity of Choice

As you know, Operation Eyesight and MCA Canada have partnered together to help eradicate blindness caused by trachoma, a completely curable disease.

Since 1963, Operation Eyesight has prevented more than 35 million people from facing the tragedy of needless blindness. The most heart-wrenching fact about trachoma is that it can be eradicated with accessible clean water and basic sanitation, something near and dear to our hearts.

To donate to this worthwhile cause, call 613-232-0492 or email mcac@mcac.ca.

 
 

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