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April 12, 2016 In This Issue
Multimedia Information Program
Member Update
Industry News
Education and Training
By The Numbers
Important Dates
MCA Canada's Charity of Choice
Important Links
Ecco Heating Products Ltd.
FastEst, Inc.
Multimedia Information Program
The MCA Canada Member Multimedia Information Program delivers timely and valuable information to our members via email (Just The Fax), the Internet (www.mcac.ca) and direct mail. The program's goal is to provide every MCA member with regular information on upcoming events, programs and projects. In addition, each communication will feature one of our Membership Advantage Programs, which can save you thousands of dollars each year. This program is brought to you by the generosity of our featured associate member.
April's Multimedia Information Program includes:
  • Spring Bulletin—The Spring Edition of MCA Canada's National Bulletin includes updates on important association and industry programs, services, projects and events. See what the Construction Education Council is doing and what's next for the Service Division.
  • Construction Education Council's annual golf tournament—The annual golf fundraising event for the Construction Education Council is now open for registration. Come out and enjoy a day of golf with industry colleagues while supporting your own education delivery body. Mark July 13 on your calendars and join us at the Grey Silo Golf Course in Waterloo, Ontario!
  • Praxair Distribution Inc.—Praxair Distribution Inc., a division of Praxair Canada Inc., is the preferred supplier of gas products for MCA Canada members. Please take a moment to review the program highlights as they are designed to save you money instantly.
This month's program brought to you by Bibby-Ste-Croix—Bibby Ste-Croix is the premier domestic manufacturer of cast iron soil pipe, fittings and couplings for drain, waste, and vent plumbing systems. Bibby is truly a green plumbing choice. Their products are manufactured with nearly 100 percent recycled post-consumer scrap metal, and are completely recyclable once taken out of service. For nearly a century Bibby has been providing quality cast iron products. When you choose cast iron, you know you are getting a safe and reliable system that will stand the test of time. For more information, visit bibby-ste-croix.com or call 1-800-463-3480.
Member Update
MCA Canada offers access to 35 safety video apps ready for download to your iPhone, iPad or Android phone. For mechanical construction, service, plumbing and welding safety, we have our members' jobsites covered! Best of all, contents are free to members.

To access the videos, login at www.mcac.ca with your username and password then click on the Safety Apps & PowerPoints tab. If you need a username and password, send us a note at mcac@mcac.ca.
The annual golf fundraising event for the Construction Education Council is now open for registration. Come out and enjoy a day of golf with industry colleagues while supporting your own education delivery body. Mark July 13 on your calendars and join us at the Grey Silo Golf Course in Waterloo, Ontario! 

For further information, contact Tania Johnston at 613-232-5169 or tania@mcac.ca
The Mechanical Service Contractors of Canada is pleased to welcome its newest members:
Black & McDonald Limited
1331 Clark Drive
Vancouver, BC   V5L 3K9
Contact: Doug Cordero   Tel: 604-301-2419

Fraser Valley Refrigeration
26121 Fraser Highway
Aldergrove, BC   V4W 2T8
Contact: Blaire Masztalar   Tel: 604-856-8644

Peak Mechanical Partnership
409 - 45A Street
Saskatoon, SK   S7K 0W6
Contact: Dave Flamand   Tel: 306-249-4814

Quality Mechanical
1806 Casey Road
Belleville, ON   K8N 4Z6
Contact: Roger Chartrand   Tel: 613-969-7403
MCA Canada is now on LinkedIn, Twitter and Facebook. Follow us for up-to-date information on our latest initiatives. We'll post updates and insight on the latest industry trends, our newest educational programs, and our upcoming events.
Chat with us, give us feedback and help spread the word about the great work we do!
Industry News
Pressure continues to build for governments to act on prompt payment, with a delegation from the Canadian Institute of Steel Construction (CISC) recently pressing the issue on Parliament Hill.

Sometimes it’s hard to know what’s black and what’s white when it comes to making an ethical decision. The choices you make could have repercussions now and well into the future.

The Canadian Construction Association and BuildForce have developed the Construction Industry Ethics course to help you understand ethics as they relate to the construction industry through practical examples of ethical decision-making. The course contains interactive elements, case studies, practical examples, videos, and a course glossary.

Check out a demonstration and register for the course through the Construction Education Council website.
Almost 40 percent of construction workers drink large quantities of energy drinks, with the products now banned on some sites.

The Fundamentals of Design-Build is a one-day interactive tutorial which provides an in-depth introduction to design-build that is a must for practitioners, owners, decision-makers and those wanting greater knowledge of this growing project delivery practice.

With articles on the forthcoming CDBI conference, a feature on the Toronto Pan Am/Parapan Am Athletes’ Village, and interview with the chairman of the Design-Build Institute of America—and more.

The group encourages education, networking and mentoring for women in the HVACR industry.

CanBIM certification is an industry-wide benchmarking platform determining individual BIM expertise that allows all stakeholders the opportunity to gauge and assess BIM competency. The deadline to apply for this round of certification is next week, so act now.

Victaulic Company of Canada
Bradford White Canada Inc.
Education and Training
CEC will once again offer its highly acclaimed Estimating Conference in 2016. This is a special and highly informative session that covers more than just the basics of pricing a job. Speakers dive deep into strategies you need to know to win more work.

Service, when managed properly, can help specialty contractors drive consistent revenue and profits. Learn how to avoid the most common causes of service inefficiency for specialty contractors and how the right mix of people, processes and technology can effectively position your service business for rapid growth and increased profits.

Learn more about this free, members-only webinar on May 18 from 11 to noon EST, and register here.
By The Numbers
March posted the largest month-over-month increase since 43,100 jobs were added in October 2015.

The MEET (Mechanical Electrical Electronic Technology) Show returns to Moncton, May 18 to 19. This iconic biennial event draws people from throughout Canada and the US, showcasing the very latest products and services available to the mechanical and electrical industries in today’s market.

Spring is officially here and now is the time to make plans to attend Canada's only national apprenticeship conference.

Apprenticeship: Hands on the Future will take place June 5 to 7 in Vancouver, BC. This is a great opportunity to hear about innovative programs and approaches to apprenticeship training, while networking with your colleagues from coast to coast. Some elements of this conference are already full, so register soon!

Miura Canada
Important Dates
  • April 13: CanBIM regional session, Ottawa, Ontario
  • 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
  • May 12–15: MCA Alberta Annual Conference, Canmore, Alberta
  • June: Eastern Regional Meeting, Halifax, Nova Scotia
  • June 1–2: CanBIM regional session, Halifax, Nova Scotia
  • June 5–7: CAF Apprenticeship: Hands on the Future conference, Vancouver BC
  • June 5–8: Skills Canada National Competition, Moncton, NB
  • 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
  • October 5–6: CanBIM regional session, Toronto, Ontario
  • November 14–17: MCAC 75th Annual National Conference, Orlando, Florida
MCA Canada's Charity of Choice
You may already know that Operation Eyesight Universal does a lot of fantastic work overseas to help people get access to clean water and basic sanitation. But did you know the charity reports on its work through its social media channels? You can connect with Operation Eyesight on Facebook, LinkedIn and YouTube.
Give them a follow and see for yourself how the donations you and your fellow MCA Canada members have made are making a real difference in the lives of people in the developing world.
And if the stories on Operation Eyesight's social feeds inspire you, why not donate? MCA Canada is always accepting contributions from members who wish to support this important cause. Get involved today by emailing mcac@mcac.ca or calling 613-232-0492.


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