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November 15, 2016 In This Issue
National Conference News and Information
Member Update
Industry News
Education and Training
Innovation and Technology
Important Dates
MCA Canada's Charity of Choice
Important Links
Ecco Heating Products Ltd.
FastEst, Inc.
National Conference News and Information
MCA Canada's 75 Annual National Conference is well underway, and we'd like to say thanks once again to our sponsors who have helped make this conference another can't-miss event. They are:
Event Level Sponsors: IPEX,  Victaulic, United Association
Gold Level Sponsors: Allpriser, Aon Insurance, Bibby Ste Croix, Derksen Plumbing & Heating, Federated Insurance, FLOCOR, M.A. Stewart & Sons Ltd., MCA Ontario, Milwaukee Valve, QBE Insurance, Uponor
Silver Level Sponsors: Anvil International Canada, Black & McDonald, Bradford White, Dobbin Sales, Masco Canada, Ontario Pipe Trades Council, Taco Canada, Viewpoint Construction Software, Wolseley
Bronze Level Sponsors: Apollo Valves, Armstrong Fluid Technology, Cahill Group, DeWalt, Jonas Software, LynCar Products, MCA Kitchener-Waterloo Zone 7, Milwaukee Tools, Oakville Stamping & Bending, Oventrop, RF Contracting, Scotiabank, UA Local 488, Watts Water Technologies
Please support those who support your association. 
Member Update
MCA Canada and the Canadian Institute of Plumbing & Heating present a valuable and informative industry forum that will offer key insights and clarity into how your business continues to be affected by changes to low lead plumbing requirements in Canada.
Learn about:
  • the status of low lead plumbing product standards in Canada
  • which products are affected
  • the current state of industry readiness for low-lead plumbing product compliance
  • status of the relevant standards in Canada
  • what the code says
  • affected scope of products
  • tips to use and questions to ask before a project begins
Join us for this complimentary webinar on November 22 at 1:30 PM EDT. Register now.
If your company hasn’t already earned its MSCC certification, you could be missing out on major opportunities.

As you probably already know, BOMA Canada has agreed to promote the benefits of using MSCC-certified contractors to its members that wish to service, repair or retrofit their buildings. MSCC members will also be invited to bid on special requests for proposals that non-certified companies won’t be able to access. 

Although the MSCC/BOMA partnership is still in its early days, you’ll want to act soon. Those companies that are already certified are ahead of the curve, and they’re reaping plenty of benefits.

It costs almost nothing to get MSCC certified (the certified technician exam costs $75 per applicant to write), and contractors must meet a handful of eligibility criteria. To learn more and to download the certification application forms, visit servicecontractor.ca.

Act now! MSCC is already building out its database of available certified contractors.
MCA Canada is now on social media. Follow our three pages for the most current news and information on our industry and our association. (Our feeds are the perfect places to stay in the know before, during and after this month's Annual National Conference.)
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Industry News
The Trudeau Liberals are swinging open the doors to the federal treasury to push some $32 billion more out the door in the coming decade for infrastructure projects.

The Canada Green Building Council recently released a zero carbon buildings framework for the assessment of highly energy efficient buildings that minimize greenhouse gas emissions.

Chad, Efrem, Jason and Jesse reveal why they got Gold Seal certified and what kind of an effect it has had on their careers.

A new Nanos Research survey on infrastructure spending and public acceptance of the P3 project model reveals major support for public infrastructure investments regardless of whether it adds to government debt.

The Apprentices in Canada ePanel is an online survey group that enables CAF-FCA to survey apprentices from across the country. Apprentices and early-career journeypersons will be asked to participate in a few surveys a year to enhance our understanding of experiences inside apprenticeship. 

CAF-FCA wants to engage 1,000 participants by the end of the year. Please consider how you might share and encourage your apprentice contacts to participate. For further details, contact info@caf-fca.org.
N-Two Cryogenic Enterprise Inc.
Victaulic Company of Canada
Bradford White Canada Inc.
Education and Training
Looking for training, but can’t afford to let your employees off the construction site for days of seminars? CEC can help.

Through eLearning programs developed by BuildForce Canada, CEC offers the following online courses: National Construction Safety Awareness Training, Confined Spaces Safety Awareness Training, First Level Supervisor Training, Introduction to BIM, Communication, Negotiation, Conflict Resolution, Introduction to Construction Estimating, Construction Law, Construction Project Management and Construction Industry Ethics.

For further information, visit www.elearning.buildforce.ca or contact Tania Johnston at 613-232-5169 and tania@mcac.ca.
Innovation and Technology
The Canadian Centre for Occupational Health and Safety has released an app that provides instant access to workplace health and safety advice and information on mobile devices.

It's a general contractor's dream and a union nightmare: robots and automated machinery taking over jobs on construction sites.

Taco (Canada) Ltd.
Parker Canada Division
Important Dates
MCA Canada's Charity of Choice
In 2010, MCA Canada joined forces with Operation Eyesight to help eliminate trachoma, a completely preventable disease that leads to blindness.

Since 1963, Operation Eyesight has prevented more than 35 million people from facing this needless tragedy. Their work is focused in places where blindness can be deadly, especially to those who are very young, old or poor.

Trachoma is an eye infection transmitted by flies and exacerbated by cultural and environmental factors. The most heart-wrenching fact about trachoma is that it, and many skin and respiratory diseases, can be eradicated with accessible clean water and basic sanitation.

MCA Canada continues to appeal to our members and the industry for contributions to help eradicate this curable situation. Thank you to everyone who has donated so far in 2016. Your dollars are making meaningful changes in the lives of people in the developing world.

For more information, visit mcac.ca, call the MCA Canada office at 613-232-0492 or email daryl@mcac.ca for your copy of the Operation Eyesight pledge package.


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