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January 19, 2016 In This Issue
Member Update
Industry News
Education and Training
Innovation and Technology
By The Numbers
Important Dates
MCA Canada's Charity of Choice
Important Links
M.A. STEWART & SONS LTD.
Ecco Heating Products Ltd.
FastEst, Inc.
Member Update
MCA Canada is about to launch its three-year strategic planning process. And we need your help. 
 
With your input, our strategic plan will serve as a responsive, member-focused framework for the board of directors to clarify organizational goals and evaluate different strategies for achieving those goals. It helps us to make sure that our budget, programs, services and personnel are aligned exactly with your needs and expectations.
 
Get involved today by completing this survey. It doesn't take long to complete, and the insight it gives us will help shape the future of your association.
  
Please complete the survey before end of day January 21.
 
With sales of approximately $13 billion in 2015, Parker Hannifin is the world's leading diversified manufacturer of motion and control technologies and systems, providing precision-engineered solutions for a wide variety of mobile, industrial and aerospace markets.

 
Initiated by the World Plumbing Council and supported enthusiastically by the Mechanical Contractors Association of Canada, World Plumbing Day celebrates the important role plumbing plays in the health and safety of modern society.

 
Industry News
The third edition of CSA Z96 High-Visibility Safety Apparel focuses on the performance of retroeflective and background materials and their visibility under both well illuminated and darker working environments. It incorporates advice on selection, use, and care of high-visibility safety material and includes recommendations for hazard assessments.

 
Not too long ago, it might have taken someone starting in the construction industry 25 years to climb the ladder to management. That career path is now obsolete. With a retirement bubble on the horizon and ever more technological innovation, the industry needs construction managers who are ready to go.

 
In 2015 CCA made headway on many fronts. Read about last year’s main developments and what CCA will be working on this year.

 
N-Two Cryogenic Enterprise Inc.
Victaulic Company of Canada
Bradford White Canada Inc.
Education and Training
Student Chapter members, faculty, contractors and MCA managers are invited to join MCA Toronto as they host the third annual, two-day MCA Canada Student Chapter Summit, February 25 to 27.

 
The Construction Education Council's Accredited Project Management Program will be offered over 10 days again this spring: from March 31 to April 4 and April 21 to April 25. Make a point to check out this great session. It's incredibly popular and filled with all kinds of valuable insight.

 
CEC is pleased to announce that it will once again offer its highly acclaimed Estimating Conference in 2016. Mark the dates and place: May 9 to 11 in Saskatoon, SK.

 
Innovation and Technology
In this article, three construction professionals talk about IPD and their involvement with it.

 
During the past few years, technology enabled a paperless jobsite; then there was a focus-shift toward mobile; and now "frictionless" is the technology trend taking businesses by storm.


 
By The Numbers
The focus for CMD’s construction statistics, both in the U.S. and Canada, is on actual and forecast levels of starts.

 
Miura Canada
Bibby-Ste-Croix
QuoteSoftware
Important Dates
  • February 25-27: MCA Student Chapter Summit, Toronto, Ontario
  • March 6-10: CCA Annual Conference, New Orleans, Louisiana
  • March 11: World Plumbing Day, Worldwide
  • March 15-17: MCAC Winter Meetings, Orlando, Florida
  • March 16-18: CMPX Trade Show, Toronto, Ontario
  • March 17-24: MCAA Convention, Orlando, Florida
  • March 31-April 4: Project Management Part 1, University of Waterloo, Waterloo, Ontario
  • April 10-16: MCA Ontario Conference, Montego Bay, Jamaica
  • April 21-25: Project Management Part 2, University of Waterloo, Waterloo, Ontario
  • April 29-30: MCA British Columbia Conference, Okanagan, British Columbia
  • May 4: MCA Manitoba Annual General Meeting, Winnipeg, Manitoba
  • May 9-11: CEC Estimating Conference, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan
  • June: Eastern Regional Meeting, Halifax, Nova Scotia
  • June 15-17: CCA Meetings, Halifax, Nova Scotia
  • June 26-28: CIPH Annual Business Conference, Banff, Alberta
  • July 13: CEC Golf Tournament, Waterloo, Ontario
  • September 26-29: CCA Meetings, Fort McMurray, Alberta
  • November 14-17: MCAC 75th Annual National Conference, Orlando, Florida
 
MCA Canada's Charity of Choice
As we approach World Plumbing Day on March 11, why not consider supporting Operation Eyesight in its endeavour to provide basic plumbing and sanitation facilities to people in need?

 
 

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