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July 12, 2016 In This Issue
Member Update
Industry News
Education and Training
Events
Important Dates
MCA Canada's Charity of Choice
Important Links
M.A. STEWART & SONS LTD.
Ecco Heating Products Ltd.
FastEst, Inc.
Member Update
Great news for anyone planning to come out to tomorrow's Construction Education Council fundraising golf tournament: the weather looks fantastic! Environment Canada is calling for 30º Celsius with only a small chance of showers. 
 
If you haven't already signed up to play, you'd better act fast. Play is at the Grey Silo Golf Course in Waterloo, Ontario. Tee time is 11am sharp, and your registration fee gets you a round of golf, plus cart, lunch and dinner, as well a shot at a host of great prizes. Plus, your entry fee goes to support the CEC in the delivery of world-class programming


For further information, contact Tania Johnston at 613-232-5169 or tania@mcac.ca
 
Big news for service contractors: BOMA Canada has agreed to promote the Mechanical Service Contractors of Canada's National Certification program to its members. As a result, building owners and managers across the country will have lists of pre-qualified companies they can draw from to perform work on their buildings.
 
Your job: get certified. Undoubtedly there will be a big rush among MSCC members to be among the first to earn this important certification. The sooner your company earns its credentials, the greater the competitive advantage it will have over those that haven't.
 
To learn more about this MSCC-exclusive certification program, visit servicecontractor.ca, call 613-232-0492 or email dsharkey@servicecontractor.ca.
 
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 recently announced the passing of Gordon Clarke on June 2.
 
For those wishing to pay their respects to Gordon and his family, a celebration of his life will be held on July 18 at McInnis & Holloway, 5008 Elbow Drive S.W in Calgary.
 
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.
 
Check us out!
 
Industry News
BuildForce is pleased to present its 2015–2016 annual report, Preparing Today for a Strong Tomorrow. The report is available on the BuildForce website.

 
The Canadian Council of Directors of Apprenticeship held its annual national stakeholder meeting in Ottawa in April. The purpose of the meeting was to discuss key priorities and initiatives such as the new Red Seal Occupational Standard, the harmonization initiative, foreign qualification recognition and increasing employer engagement. Some 35 stakeholders—most from the construction industry—participated.

 
The CCA Civil Infrastructure Council helped fund the development of the Canadian Chamber of Commerce report. The report makes five recommendations to the federal government:
  • make trade infrastructure an equal priority in the $120-billion Federal Infrastructure Plan
  • make trade infrastructure investment decisions using merit-based criteria
  • renew the federal commitment to Canada’s trade corridors
  • partner with industry to develop a national trade infrastructure committee
  • consider the proposed federal infrastructure bank to enhance trade infrastructure investment
 
N-Two Cryogenic Enterprise Inc.
Victaulic Company of Canada
Bradford White Canada Inc.
Education and Training
Each year, Federated Insurance sponsors a scholarship through the Construction Education Council. This scholarship is awarded to a member of an MCA student chapter or the son, daughter or legal ward of persons who are full-time salaried employees of a mechanical contracting firm. The scholarship was created to assist those in post-secondary education programs seeking to enter the mechanical contracting industry. 

Don't delay. This year's entry deadline is July 31.

Check out constructioneducation.ca for a complete list of eligibility requirements, and to download the application form. For more information, please contact CEC at 613-232-5169.
 
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.
 
Every year, the Construction Education Council and the University of Waterloo partner to offer the hugely popular, Gold- and Blue-Seal accredited Project Management Program.

This year’s session marks the 39th time the program has been offered, and to date nearly 1,000 people have taken the training. The program takes place over a 10-day period and is split into two five-day sessions. The first runs from November 24 to 28, and the second between December 15 and 19.

Topics include project administration, scheduling, managing individual differences, safety, change orders, construction law, job cost controls, meetings and communication, dispute avoidance and claims, labour relations/due diligence, and project completion.

Attendance is limited to just 24 people, and this event always sells out. Don’t delay. Register today.
 
Events
CanBIM’s second annual Technology Built Innovation event will host industry presentations and demonstrations on innovative and emerging BIM work flows, methodologies and technologies from industry leaders in the architectural, engineering, construction and facility management fields. Also planned is the second annual CanBIM Awards show. Celebrate the accomplishments of Canada’s BIM leaders!

 
You are invited to participate in The Buildings Show, North America's largest event for design, construction and real estate from November 30 to December 2.

Take advantage of 2.5 days at Construct Canada, PM Expo, HomeBuilder & Renovator Expo and the World of Concrete Pavilion in the South Building, and IIDEXCanada in the North Building to grow your networks, knowledge, and resources.??

Visit 1,600 exhibits and attend some 350 educational seminars, bringing the latest in innovative products, technologies, best practices and applications.

Save $25 and obtain your free admission to the exposition by registering online today.
 
QuoteSoftware
Bibby-Ste-Croix
Parker Canada Division
Important Dates
  • July 13: CEC Golf Tournament, Waterloo ON
  • September 13–16: CEC Computerized Mechanical Estimating Course, Vaughan ON
  • September 26–29: CCA Meetings, Fort McMurray AB
  • October 5–6: CanBIM regional session, Toronto ON
  • October 13–14: Canadian Design Build Institute Conference, Winnipeg MB
  • October 19–21: CEC Education Conference, Winnipeg MB
  • November 14–17: MCAC 75th Annual National Conference, Orlando, Florida
  • November 24–28 and December 15–19: CEC/UWaterloo Project Management Program, Waterloo ON
  • November 30–December 2: Construct Canada, Toronto ON
 
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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