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November 22, 2016 In This Issue
National Conference News and Information
Member Update
Industry News
Education and Training
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.
National Conference News and Information
Thanks to everyone who attended MCA Canada’s 75th Annual National Conference at Disney World in Florida. We had four action-packed days of speakers, education sessions, receptions, social events and networking opportunities. This was certainly one of the best conferences on record, and we're thrilled to have been joined by so many members from across the country.
 
Thanks especially to all of our conference sponsors who make this event such a huge success every year.

Stay tuned for the results of the numerous meetings held during the conference in future issues of Just the Fax and in our forthcoming issue of the National Bulletin. And if you missed us in Disney, pencil in next year’s event in Maui, Hawaii, November 6 to 9.
 
Member Update
MCA Canada president Del Pawliuk is pleased to announce MCA Canada's board of directors for 2016–17. The new board was elected during the association's Annual General Meeting on November 16 in Lake Buena Vista, Florida.

 
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.
 
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Industry News
Although they admit there are a lot of unanswered questions at this point, leaders of Canadian construction associations are cautiously optimistic Donald Trump's U.S. presidential election win could be good for the national economy, business and the construction industry.

 
Canadian public-private partnerships have generated an economic boost of nearly $12 billion from their current portfolio of projects indicates a report by the Canadian Centre for Economic Analysis.

 
"It's now phased in over 11 years as opposed to 10 so it will provide additional certainty for the industry and hopefully help avoid the peaks and valleys that traditionally accompany infrastructure renewal," said Bill Ferreira, the Canadian Construction Association's vice-president of government relations and public affairs.

 
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.
 
By The Numbers
Have a look at a list of the 10 largest construction project starts in Canada in October 2016, and a 12-month moving total of Canada's total ICI starts and engineering work.

 
Events
Lean Construction Institute of Canada's training day will take place May 3 with the conference being run May 4 and 5. The 2017 event themed "Hitting the Target – Building a Lean Culture" will take place in Toronto.

 
Taco (Canada) Ltd.
Bibby-Ste-Croix
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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