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May 17, 2016 In This Issue
Member Update
Industry News
Education and Training
Innovation and Technology
By The Numbers
Events
Important Dates
MCA Canada's Charity of Choice
Important Links
M.A. STEWART & SONS LTD.
Ecco Heating Products Ltd.
FastEst, Inc.
Member Update
Dear members, we are updating our membership information (contractors only, please). We use this information only when communicating with industry, media and governments and it will remain confidential. To help us obtain an accurate estimate, we ask that you please complete this short survey.
 
The Mechanical Contractors Association of British Columbia is proud to announce Dale Miller as its newly elected president for 2016–2018. Miller’s appointment follows a very successful annual general meeting and conference at the Delta Grand Hotel in Kelowna. Miller has more than 45 years of service in the mechanical field and is the principal of Division 15 Mechanical Inc. Please join us in congratulating Dale on his appointment.
 
Representatives from the Canadian Institute of Plumbing & Heating and the Mechanical Contractors Association of Canada held another highly successful Parliamentary Day of Awareness on May 10. The groups met with more than 20 Members of Parliament, Senators and senior staffers to enhance the profile of the industry in government, and discuss to discuss two key items: support for federal prompt payment legislation and harmonized model codes and regulations for energy efficiency.
 
Please take a few moments to complete a short survey about your company’s use of Building Information Modeling (BIM) technology. We’d like to hear about any obstacles you face, and any needs you have with regard to deployment and use. CanBIM and the Trades Committee, in which MCA Canada participates, will use the results to align future efforts and tasks to satisfying these specific needs.
 
We are saddened to inform you of the peaceful passing of Raphael (Ray) Patrick Bavis on May 11. Ray was extremely active in the mechanical and construction industries. He was a past chairman of the Newfoundland & Labrador Construction Association, a trustee with the United Association and a director of both Newfoundland & Labrador and MCA Canada. Funeral services took place at Mary Queen of the World Church in Mount Pearl, NL. Flowers are gratefully accepted or donations to Crohn’s and Colitis Canada would be appreciated. Our hearts go out to his entire family.
 
You can leave your memories of Ray in this online book of memories
 
If you want to keep up with the latest industry news and goings-on at MCA Canada, please join us on social media. You can find us on LinkedIn, Twitter and Facebook. We'll post updates and insight on the latest industry trends, our newest educational programs, and our upcoming events.
 
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Industry News
Come join industry leaders and practitioners in an open discussion about BIM. We will host a series of presentations and panel discussions aimed at addressing this central idea: Why Not BIM! A lot has been said about BIM’s purpose and value, but now it’s time to discuss the direction of BIM in Canada’s eastern provinces and how this technology will affect your business.

 
With crews preparing for the uphill battle to rebuild the city, the oil industry is working to restart pipelines and get production back online.

 
While productivity in other business sectors has surged ahead in the last half century, advances in construction have been "meager", according to the World Economic Forum. In a new report, the Geneva-based business organization sets out a recipe of improvements the industry must follow to meet burgeoning global demand.

 
CCA adopted a policy statement regarding corporate social responsibility (CSR) in 2015. The new resource page by the CCA Business and Market Development Committee’s CSR taskforce features articles and government resources.

 
An Ottawa consultancy has unveiled a new online resource that's designed to help organizations factor the impact of climate change into decisions relating to, among other things, infrastructure.

 
Victaulic Company of Canada
Bradford White Canada Inc.
Education and Training
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—tomorrow, May 18—from 11 to noon EST, and register here.
 
Innovation and Technology
Infrastructure, agriculture to account for majority of usage in short term, PwC report says.

 
The building site of the future is going to look very different to the one we are all used to today. Instead of men in high-visibility jackets and hard hats, there are going to be drones buzzing overhead, robotic bulldozers and 3D printers churning out new structures. That at least is the hope of those making technological solution.

 
By The Numbers
Saying the sale "will not limit consumer choice," Competion Bureau approvals pave way for 500-store acquisition.

 
2,432: Estimated number of homes and other structures destroyed.
Six months: General time required to rebuild a detached house.
400: Restoration staff dedicated to cleaning up Fort McMurray’s sole hospital before it can reopen.
550: Number of staff with utility company Atco working to restore natural gas, electricity and water services.
$700 million: Insurance costs of Slave Lake, Alta., fire that destroyed about 400 buildings in May 2011.

 
Events
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
 
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Important Dates
 
MCA Canada's Charity of Choice
How much do you actually know about MCA Canada's charity of choice? Operation Eyesight's SightLines newsletter contains interesting information about projects abroad and the great work being done by Canadians to support an important cause.

 
 

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