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July 19, 2016 In This Issue
Member Update
Industry News
Education and Training
Innovation and Technology
Events
Important Dates
MCA Canada's Charity of Choice
Important Links
M.A. STEWART & SONS LTD.
Ecco Heating Products Ltd.
FastEst, Inc.
Member Update
Last week MCA Canada members hit the links at the Grey Silo Golf Course in Waterloo, ON to attend the 12th annual CEC fundraiser. The final tally is not yet in but it looks like over $15,000 was raised. This brings the 12-year total to more than $250,000! We couldn’t have raised nearly this much without the support of our contractors and associate members. Thank you. You all stepped up to the plate by playing in and sponsoring the tournament, and by donating prizes and silent auction items.
 
The CEC Golf Committee would like to thank the following sponsors for the generous financial support.
  • Platinum sponsors: MCA Ontario, Victaulic and the UA
  • Gold sponsors: MASCO, Ontario Pipe Trades, and MCA British Columbia/MIRA/JTIP
  • Lunch sponsor: Bradford White
  • Hole in one contest sponsor: MCA Ontario
  • Pin flag sponsors: Dobbin Sales/Sloan and DMS Industrial Constructors Inc.
  • Golf ball sponsors: Wolseley and DMS Industrial Constructors Inc.
  • Water and hole cup sponsors: OS&B
  • Closest to the pin contest sponsors: Engie MultiTech
  • Longest drive contest sponsors: MCAC, MSCC and IPEX
  • Most accurate drive sponsor: Quality Control Council
  • Beat the Broker hole sponsor: AON (who raised an additional $500 on their hole)
  • Toilet Bowl Golf Ball Drop sponsor: MASCO
  • Trophy sponsor: Sportvision
  • Hole sponsors: MCA Toronto, Kilmer Environmental, Quality Control Council, Lyncar, OGCA, Aecon and MCA Kitchener Waterloo
Congratulations to the following players and teams for their outstanding performances.
  • Tournament winners: Conn McAdorey, Rene Plourde, Dave Holek and Dayne Holek
  • Longest drive contests: Dayne Holek (x2) and Scott Gilmour
  • Closest to the pin contests: Dayne Holek and Gary Horvath
  • Ladies’ longest drive: Martha George
  • Ladies closest to the pin: Danielle Leclair
  • Most accurate drive: Brent Corneilson
  • Most honest foursome: Brent Burrell, Peter Turk, Mark Venneri and Andrew Maher
In addition, players raised $500 to support the MCA Hamilton/McMaster Student Chapter through a gift basked raffle donated by MCA Ontario/Merit Travel.
 
If you're one of those last-minute types that needs the pressure of a deadline to do his or her best work, then let us inspire you. The deadline to apply for this year's Construction Education Council/Federate Insurance scholarship is July 31. That's less than two weeks away. In other words: act now!
 
The scholarship was created to help the child or legal ward of someone who is a full-time, salaried employee of a MCA Canada member mechanical contracting firm pay for his or her post-secondary studies in the mechanical contracting industry. 
 
Check out constructioneducation.ca for a complete list of eligibility requirements, and to download the application form. For more information, call 613-232-5169.
 
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.
 
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
Quebec construction sector stakeholders are spending the summer celebrating a recent promise from the province to introduce prompt payment legislation in the public sector and looking ahead to consultations in the fall that will move the process forward.

 
Canada’s biggest pension funds are prepared to finance the construction of major new federal government infrastructure projects, according to senior fund sources, marking a shift from their traditional strategy of avoiding development risk.

 
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.
 
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.
 
Innovation and Technology
A Timetric Construction Intelligence Center survey found that the majority of respondents believe building information modeling is the "future of the industry".

 
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!

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