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June 21, 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
M.A. STEWART & SONS LTD.
Ecco Heating Products Ltd.
FastEst, Inc.
Multimedia Information Program
IPEX designs and manufactures one of the world’s most diverse lines of integrated thermoplastic piping systems—pipes, valves and fittings. All are engineered from the ground up to handle the full range of today’s mechanical and plumbing, municipal and industrial applications. 

More than 50 years’ experience in plastics combined with progressive manufacturing technologies, efficient distribution centres and coast-to-coast customer support has made the IPEX name synonymous with quality, innovation and performance.
 
For more information, please visit ipexna.com or call 1-866-473-9462.
 
Member Update
If you've been on the fence about whether to register for the Construction Education Council golf tournament, may we suggest you act soon? The tournament is only weeks away – and spaces are filling up fast!
 
The annual fundraiser is an important initiative for the CEC, and a great way to hit the links and have fun. Mark July 13 on your calendars and join us at the Grey Silo Golf Course in Waterloo, Ontario! 

Player and sponsor registration are now online. Register today!

For further information, contact Tania Johnston at 613-232-5169 or tania@mcac.ca
 
Here’s a great opportunity to make your donations to Operation Eyesight work twice as hard.

MCA Newfoundland & Labrador is planning to participate in this year’s Tely 10 Mile Road Race on July 24. This is an event that attracts more than 4,500 runners from across the Atlantic provinces. The association has set a target of raising $20,000 and will donate the money it raises to MCA Canada’s charity of choice, Operation Eyesight.

In addition, if MCANL raises more than $20,000, an unnamed national partner has agreed to match its total donation. That’s at least $40,000 raised for Operation Eyesight!

Here’s how you can help: if your provincial or local MCA is planning an Operation Eyesight fundraiser this summer, please consider getting involved with MCANL. Every dollar you and your members raise could be worth two.

For more information, contact MCANL directly and check out their fundraising page.
 
It is with great sadness and respect that we say goodbye to John. John is survived by his loving wife Dianne (Kudryk), son Sean (Patti), daughter Colleen (Dwayne), stepdaughter Kim (Rick) and grandchildren Jonathan, Dillon, Danica and Ashley. John was predeceased by his wife Joyce, father Jack, mother Evelyn and his brothers Peter and Michael. 

Born in Sale, Cheshire, England, John travelled to Canada with his older brother Peter. His parents and younger brother soon followed. John went on to build a respected career of over 50 years in the plumbing industry first as a tradesman, then as a manufacturers' representative. John loved golfing, soccer (playing and coaching) and winter getaways to California, but his greatest love was for his family. We are sincerely grateful to have had him in our lives as husband, father and grandad.

In lieu of flowers, please consider making a donation in John's name to Shepherd's Care Foundation, Building Fund, Shepherd's Care Vanguard. 

To send condolences, please visit www.glenwoodmemorial.com.
 
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
The controversial temporary foreign workers program—characterized as crucial by some, broken and abuse-prone by others—is currently under review by a House of Commons standing committee.

 
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My Business Account is now easier to use and has a brand new look!
With the latest improvements to My Business Account, seeing your business correspondence online, updating your address or sending an enquiry to the CRA is now even easier. To try it for yourself, log in or register for My Business Account today!
 
Thompson Rivers University is testing out an accelerated steamfitter/pipefitter technical training program. Pazukha explained that the project uses blended learning to shorten classroom training time by around 25 percent. Levels three and four for the trade to reach Red Seal certification have been reduced from 14 to 10 weeks. This is possible by allowing students to learn much of the material online, at their own pace, before attending the school.

 
While some may view it as a blatant cash grab, photo radar would actually serve a good purpose in vulnerable construction zones.

 
The National Research Council of Canada (NRC) celebrated a century of innovation on June 6. "The National Research Council began on June 6, 1916, as a modest committee of university and industry leaders intent on mobilizing science and technology in the national interest," said Tom Jenkins, chair of the NRC Council. "Today, the NRC is a world leader among research and technology organizations and that initial vision has paid off remarkably."

 
Later this year, two companies with a long history in construction will release smartphones that have been designed for demanding outdoor and indoor conditions. DeWalt will market its waterproof and dust-proof Android smartphone, while Caterpillar is touting its Android phone that is equipped with an integrated thermal camera.

 
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 provides participants with an opportunity to acquire the skills and knowledge to estimate mechanical project costs using Trimble Accubid estimating and graphical takeoff solutions. Participants will learn to apply proven principles and methodologies of mechanical (piping) estimating in an instructor-led, hands-on approach. The topics covered focus on key tasks of proven estimating method such as: creating and applying estimate breakdowns, takeoffs of common systems and items, such as fixtures, equipment, drainage waste and vent, pressure and process piping. Participants will use Accubid Enterprise Estimating and LiveCount software tools during the course.

By the end of the course, participants will submit a bid along with their peers. The course is delivered over four consecutive days and blends face-to-face instruction with internet-based instruction.

Registration is now open for the September 13 to 16 course in Vaughan, Ontario. But act now. Class size is capped at just eight. Download the registration brochure.
 
The Construction Education Council and MCA Manitoba would like to invite you to the Fort Garry Hotel in Winnipeg, from October 19 to 21 to partake in three days of intense training by some of North America’s most talented and well-versed instructors. At our Building Tomorrow’s Construction Leaders Today conference, you will have the opportunity to learn a little more about yourself as a leader, manager and supervisor—all of which are key components for building strong relationships and effective leadership.

Attendees will also explore how to embrace conflict and see it as a valuable resource, as well as other topics such as working with a multi-generational workforce, considering ethics in construction, using effective time management, identifying trends in construction contracts, interpreting construction contracts, spotting future trends in construction technology, learning how to draw presence to yourself and understanding liens on government-owned lands.

Registration is now open. Register by September 16 for early bird rates.
 
By The Numbers
The weather may be heating up, but with the Stanley Cup just wrapping up, hockey’s the hot item in Canada. The link to the economy? Well, there are many, but what comes to mind is the hockey stick. It strikes fear, not as a lethal weapon, but because of its shape. Lay it horizontally, and it’s a boring, long shaft until the sudden upturn of the blade. Any data series like that is alarming – especially if we’re talking prices. Does this match what we’re seeing in the economy now? Let’s take a look.

 
A Research and Markets study found that the international building information modeling (BIM) market will reach $11.7 billion by 2022, with a compound annual growth rate of 21.6 percent between 2016 and 2022.

 
QuoteSoftware
Bibby-Ste-Croix
Parker Canada Division
Important Dates
  • June 26–28: CIPH Annual Business Conference, Banff, Alberta
  • July 13: CEC Golf Tournament, Waterloo, Ontario
  • September 13–16: CEC Computerized Mechanical Estimating Course, Vaughan, Ontario
  • September 26–29: CCA Meetings, Fort McMurray, Alberta
  • October 5–6: CanBIM regional session, Toronto, Ontario
  • October 13–14: Canadian Design Build Institute Conference, Winnipeg, Manitoba
  • October 19–21: CEC Education Conference, Winnipeg, Manitoba
  • November 14–17: MCAC 75th Annual National Conference, Orlando, Florida
  • November 30–December 2: Construct Canada, Toronto, Ontario 
 
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 heart. To donate to this worthwhile cause, call 613-232-0492 or email mcac@mcac.ca.
 
 

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