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September 29, 2015 In This Issue
Countdown to Federal Election 2015
National Conference News and Information
Member Update
Industry News
Education and Training
Innovation and Technology
By The Numbers
Membership Advantage Program
Important Dates
MCA Canada's Charity of Choice
Important Links
M.A. STEWART & SONS LTD.
Ecco Heating Products Ltd.
FastEst, Inc.
Countdown to Federal Election 2015

There are just

 

 

 

 

 

left before Canada goes to the polls in the 2015 federal election! 

 
The race for Prime Minister is still very close, therefore it’s important that you get the word out to the candidates in your riding that payment delays in the construction industry are unacceptable!
 
To make it easier to communicate directly with the candidates, MCA Canada, as part of the National Trade Contractors Coalition of Canada (NTCCC), has created a website were you can send a letter directly to all the confirmed candidates in your riding, and to each party leader. Visit promptpayment.ca and fill in the very short form.
 
Help us bring Canada in line with the rest of the world by establishing prompt payment legislation.
 
National Conference News and Information
Don’t miss out on huge savings by waiting too long.
 
When it comes to conferences, MCA Canada has a knack for putting together events you just don't want to miss. This year, our Palm Springs, California venue offers a fantastic climate, at a world class hotel with speakers, educators and social events that you'll remember forever.
 
Don’t delay. Register today.
 
Member Update
If you're considering attending the CEC's exceptional Estimating Conference next month in Toronto, then you should register soon. Early bird pricing ends today.
 
This year's session will be the first time in more than a year that CEC has offered the conference. Scheduled for October 27 to 29, it will focus on project procurement and strategies. Sessions covered will include deal breakers, project risk and go/no go strategies, putting together a proposal, and what a general contractor looks for in its selection process—to name a few.
 
Check out the CEC website for more details and registration information.
 
The next scheduled WebLEM password change will be on or about October 6. Your company's primary WebLEM contact will receive the new password by email.

To be sure the password gets through your company's spam filter, ask your IT Department to add mcaa@weblem.org, support@weblem.org and the MCAA LEM Committee (support@weblem.org) addresses to your spam filter's "accept" list. Doing so will ensure that you continue to receive these and other important communications.

Your WebLEM password is sent to your company's primary contact only, so please share it with the other WebLEM users in your company to ensure uninterrupted access to this valuable and free member benefit.

If you have questions, please send them via email to nnikpourfard@mcaa.org
 

MSH Engineers is a privately owned company providing engineering expertise in the HVAC sector and HVAC business disciplines. Their HVAC consultants possess acute engineering acumen, with multiple years of experience on the most diverse projects nationwide. With professional engineering licensing and multiple designations under their belts, MSH Engineers are some of the most qualified and intelligent engineers in the country. This makes their task force dynamic and flexible, and adaptable to the client’s needs.

What makes MSH Engineers stand above their competition? They provide expert services on the most difficult projects to devise comprehensive solutions in a timely manner. They go above their scope of work in order to provide total customer satisfaction with competitive pricing to their clients. MSH Engineers works with their clients to not only meet their needs but exceed them. MSH has served as prime consultants subbing electrical or structural engineering if need be. The principals are easily accessible to the client for feedback and friendly advice.

MSH Engineers services include: HVAC design – new construction, retrofits or renovations, plumbing design, refrigeration, fire protection, condition assessment reports, energy audits, evaluating building services, equipment upgrades, bringing facilities up to code and many more. They have worked on large-scale projects involving heating, ventilating, air conditioning, storm and sanitary systems, make-up air unit upgrades and large scale-boiler and chiller plants. All their work complies and is designed in accordance with Ontario Building Code, National Fire Protection Agency, ASHRAE, CSA, etc.  

 
Industry News

Although there have been some ups and downs in the past decade, Canada's construction industry is experiencing steady growth. From commercial to residential construction, construction companies across Canada are staying busy. According to Statistics Canada and the U.S. Census, the annual revenue of Canada's construction industry is $100 billion.

Click here for more.

 

 
N-Two Cryogenic Enterprise Inc.
Victaulic Company of Canada
Bradford White Canada Inc.
Education and Training
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. 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!

 
Innovation and Technology
Augmented reality is construction's up and coming technology that is already making waves in the industry with companies such as DAQRI and Microsoft. Because of its ability to take computer-based images and overlay those images on what we see in front of us, there is huge potential for successful application and integration into the culture of construction.

 
By The Numbers
A significant public infrastructure initiative would result in a substantial short-term boost to the economy, along with longer-term benefits for Canadians through a rise in gross domestic product, a new report by the Centre for Spatial Economics shows.

 
Miura Canada
Bibby-Ste-Croix
QuoteSoftware
Membership Advantage Program
Helping our members businesses grow is one of MCA Canada’s highest priorities. That’s why we have put together the Membership Advantage Program.



A number of national organizations have partnered with MCA Canada to save you time, cut your costs and increase your profits. Whether you need work wear, insurance coverage, vehicles, HR services, safety products, fuel savings (or just about anything else), the Membership Advantage Program can help.



Your participation produces two important benefits: your company gains essential business services at a great price and MCA Canada uses the royalties to help pay for its programs, services and other benefits you enjoy as a member. Visit the MCA Canada website to find out how you can start saving right away.

 
Important Dates
  • October 2–3: MCA Toronto Conference/AGM, Niagara On The Lake, ON
  • October 15: CIPHEX Roadshow, Burnaby, BC (Hosted by CIPH BC Region)
  • October 18–20: CCA Meetings, Thunder Bay, ON
  • October 18–21: MSCA Education Conference, Colorado Springs, CO
  • October 20: CIPHEX Roadshow, Edmonton, AB (Hosted by CIPH Edmonton Region)
  • October 22: CIPHEX Roadshow, Regina, SK (Hosted by CIPH Saskatchewan Region)
  • October 28: CIPHEX Roadshow, Brandon, MB (Hosted by CIPH Manitoba Region)
  • November 16–19: MCA Canada's 74th National Conference, Palm Springs, CA
  • November 18: CIPHEX Roadshow, St. John's, NL (Hosted by CIPH Newfoundland Region)
  • November 18: MSCC Forum For Service Contractors , Palm Springs, CA
  • November 19–23: Computerized Estimating Conference – Part 1, University of Waterloo, Waterloo, ON
  • December 2-4: Construct Canada, The Buildings Show - Metro Toronto Convention Centre, ON
  • December 10–14: Computerized Estimating Conference – Part 2, University of Waterloo, Waterloo, ON
 
MCA Canada's Charity of Choice
MCA Canada has supported the efforts of Operation Eyesight since 2010, with the goal to eradicate preventable blindness caused by trachoma. With access to clean water and access to basic sanitary conditions, we can make this happen. Since partnering with Operation Eyesight, MCA Canada has drilled dozens of wells and helped create water capture and reclamation projects. With your continued help we will continue to positively affect thousands of lives.To donate to this worthwhile cause, call 613-232-0492 or email mcac@mcac.ca.
 
 

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