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June 28, 2016 In This Issue
Member Update
Industry News
Education and Training
Important Dates
MCA Canada's Charity of Choice
Important Links
M.A. STEWART & SONS LTD.
Ecco Heating Products Ltd.
FastEst, Inc.
Member Update
The Mechanical Service Contractors of Canada have been working with the Building Owners and Managers Association of Canada (BOMA) to develop the MSCC National Certification program. As a matter of fact, BOMA helped develop the criteria from an owner/operator perspective.  

After several years of discussions, we have now agreed to partner to promote the National Certification program to BOMA members. This will provide them with a list of pre-qualified companies they can source to do work on their buildings. The MSCC executive will be working closely with BOMA representatives to refine the program and determine the appropriate promotional strategies.

MSCC Contractor Certification is exclusive to MSCC members. To find out how your company can become certified, visit servicecontractor.ca. You can also call 613-232-0492 or email dsharkey@servicecontractor.ca.  
 
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
 
Please join us in welcoming our two newest Mechanical Service Contractors of Canada members. 
 
J.T. Plumbing & Heating Ltd
Box 3333
Nipawin, SK  S0E 1E0
Contact: Tracey Grieve    Tel: 306-862-9511
Email: jt.plumbing@sasktel.net

Absolute Mechanical Ltd.
Box 31069 Broadway & Taylor
Saskatoon, SK   S7H 5S8
Contact: Michael Kelleher   Tel: 306-291-4078
Email: absolutemechltd@gmail.ca
 
DEWALT is a leading manufacturer of industrial corded and cordless power tools, power tool accessories, and hand tools in categories that include woodworking, drilling & fastening, concrete & metal power tools, as well as cutting, abrasive, and impact driver power tool accessories. 

With seven manufacturing locations in the USA, DEWALT remains committed to domestic manufacturing. It produced approximately 62 million individual units of power tools, hand tools and accessories in 2015 alone. DEWALT tools can be found anywhere tools are sold. With more than 1,000 factory-owned and authorized locations, DEWALT has one of the most extensive service and repair networks in North America.

For more information, visit www.dewalt.ca or follow DEWALT on Facebook and Twitter.
 
It is with profound sadness that we announce the passing of our most beloved father and grandfather. At 94 years of age, Gord left us on June 2 after a brief stay at Rockyview Hospital.

He was the very best kind of man who deeply loved his family and adored his many friends and his community. We will miss him tremendously. A service and celebration of Gord’s life will be held on July 18. After all, he did so love a good party!
 
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 Canadian Apprenticeship Forum wants to hear from you! As our Board of Directors develops its next strategic plan, your input is more important than ever.
 
Please take a few minutes to let us know your views and experiences with the organization. You have until July 8 to provide your feedback.
 
CAF is a national forum for apprenticeship dialogue, connecting stakeholders to share promising practices, identify barriers and collaborate on solutions. We appreciate your feedback and want to ensure that we meet the needs of the apprenticeship community.
 
The construction industry is going back to school. At this year's Canadian Apprenticeship Forum conference in Vancouver, speakers from Alberta and Nova Scotia shared a variety of methods to reach teens in high school and expose them to a career in the trades.

 
EllisDon, in partnership with six other companies, have developed an industry-led action plan in support of Canada’s international climate change commitments.

 
The Canadian Apprenticeship Forum recently published a resource that offers strategies for hiring and retaining Aboriginal apprentices. Hiring and Retaining Aboriginal Apprentices: An Action Plan for Employers draws ideas from skilled trades employers that value the contribution Aboriginal apprentices make to their workforce. The resource also explores the positive results for both the company and the Aboriginal community.

 
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.
 
QuoteSoftware
Bibby-Ste-Croix
Parker Canada Division
Important Dates
  • 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
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.
 
 

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