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July 26, 2016 In This Issue
Member Update
Industry News
Education and Training
Associates Corner
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
We're down to just the last few days to send in applications for the annual Construction Education Council/Federated Insurance scholarship. The deadline is July 31: this Sunday.
 
The scholarship helps offset the cost of post-secondary studies in the mechanical contracting industry for the children or legal wards of anyone who is a full-time, salaried employee of a MCA Canada member mechanical contracting firm. 
 
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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The 89th running of the Tely 10 Mile Road Race is over and done. A record number of runners (4,917) registered and most crossed the finish line.
 
MCANL was lucky to gather a small group of runners that agreed to help the association raise money for Operation Eyesight. Early in the process, they got commitments for matching dollars from the association itself and Fred Cahill of the Cahill Group (who pledged to double the money raised by Cahill Group employees). At the end of this year, an anonymous national donor will match the local total.

Based on current information, after all of the matching is complete, the TELY 10 RUNNERS CAMPAIGN will have raised approximately $23,000 to eliminate avoidable blindness in Zambia!

Congratulations, MCANL. Job well done!
 
Industry News
In January 2016, the Heating, Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Institute’s furnace manufacturer members adopted a position to prohibit the use of their furnaces by homebuilders for heating during the construction process prior to occupancy by the homebuyer.

 
Rob Waters, owner of Solar Water Services Inc. in Guelph, ON, has joined the Canadian Institute of Plumbing and Heating (CIPH) as a technical consultant for codes and standards. Waters assumes an advisory role for staff and members.

 
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.
 
Associates Corner
Visionmarker manufactures labels and signs for the plumbing, electrical, fire and mining industries across Canada and is happy to join the MCAC family. Their labels and signs are designed to withstand all types of weather conditions and are backed by a five-year guarantee. Each can be personalized to support your branding and market exposure.
 
Visionmarker’s complete understanding of their client’s needs is a source of pride. They work with you to finalize your label designs for proper use.
 
For more information, visit visionmarker.ca.
 
Innovation and Technology
Robert Kipp’s must-have tool when he steps onto a construction site isn’t a walkie-talkie or a hard-hat, though you’ll never spot him without them. It’s an eight-inch iPad Mini on which he stores blueprints, field documentation, and other relevant information.

 
By The Numbers
Investment in non-residential building construction increased 0.2 percent to $12.6 billion in the second quarter, following five consecutive quarterly declines. Nationally, the growth was a result of higher spending on the construction of commercial buildings and, to a lesser extent, industrial buildings.

 
Events
The Energy Smart Show will take place November 4 and 5 at the International Centre in Toronto.

 
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
In light of the great work that MCANL did to raise money for Operation Eyesight via their participation in this year's Tely 10 Mile Road Race, we thought we'd encourage all members to host their own fundraisers for MCA Canada's Charity of Choice.

On the Operation Eyesight website, you'll find a Fundraising Toolkit that provides everything you need to plan and execute a successful event—and one that will help raise money for the charitable cause.

Check out the toolkit and start planning your fundraiser today!
 
 

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