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Mechanical Contractors Association of Canada

Member Update
The Mechanical Contractors Association of Canada (MCAC) is now accepting applications for the 2020 Richard McKeagan Scholarship Series, an annual program that will see more than $14,000 awarded in scholarships for students across Canada studying in the mechanical contracting and mechanical engineering fields.

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Industry News
Source: Daily Commercial News
Six months of the COVID-19 pandemic has damaged the economy, and in turn the construction industry. Analysis of the domestic damage to the sector must take into account how the international picture will affect future construction projects.

Visit https://canada.constructconnect.com/dcn/news/economic/2020/07/industry-perspectives-op-ed-restarting-the-canadian-construction-supply-chain-recovering-from-covid-19 to view the full article online.

Source: HPAC Magazine
The Canadian Task Force for a Resilient Recovery made six recommendations that will require a $27.3 billion investment from the federal government to improve the efficiency of Canada's building stock.

Visit https://www.hpacmag.com/heating-plumbing-air-conditioning-general/canadian-task-force-for-a-resilient-recovery-urges-building-retrofits/1004130355/ to view the full article online.

Source: HPAC Magazine
The Heating, Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Institute of Canada (HRAI) is receiving $50,000 from the federal government to support initiatives that provide virtual training to Canadians at a discounted rate during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Visit https://www.hpacmag.com/heating-plumbing-air-conditioning-general/feds-investing-over-220k-in-energy-efficiency-training/1004130348/ to view the full article online.

Source: HPAC Magazine
ASHRAE's Epidemic Task Force has created a 41-page online guide that includes checklists to prepare educational buildings for re-opening, including starting up HVAC systems.

Visit https://www.hpacmag.com/heating-plumbing-air-conditioning-general/ashrae-updates-reopening-guide-for-schools-and-universities/1004130343/ to view the full article online.

Source: Daily Commercial News
The Arup for the Canadian Standards Association (CSA) has prepared a new report on highrise modular construction that records recent significant growth in the sector. It also identifies steps to improve standards and ensure adequate regulation.

Visit https://canada.constructconnect.com/dcn/news/projects/2020/07/arup-report-a-prelude-to-new-csa-highrise-modular-standards to view the full article online.

Innovation & Technology
Source: ConstructionLinks
Many construction companies still resist 21st-century building methods, with its practitioners sticking to decades-old tried and true methods. Ben Huh is hoping to modernize how buildings are planned and assembled with software-generated floor plans and rooms that fit together like Lego bricks.

Visit https://constructionlinks.ca/news/social-constructs-computer-optimized-buildings-could-shake-construction-industrys-foundations/ to view the full article online.

By the Numbers
Click below for the latest prompt payment in the construction industry payment tables.

Visit https://www.tpsgc-pwgsc.gc.ca/biens-property/divulgation-disclosure/psdic-ppci-eng.html to view the full article online.

Source: HPAC Magazine
After a dismal April, residential and non-residential building construction in Canada began to bounce back in May, most notably in Ontario and Quebec. 

Visit https://www.hpacmag.com/heating-plumbing-air-conditioning-general/investment-in-building-construction-up-60-in-may/1004130339/ to view the full article online.

Source: BuildForce Canada
National employment and construction employment numbers rose in June. Improvements in construction outpaced other sectors.

Visit https://www.buildforce.ca/en/blog/national-construction-unemployment-down-hours-worked-june-covid-19-restrictions-ease-june-lfs to view the full article online.

Mechanical Contractors Association of Canada
280 Albert Street | Suite 701 | Ottawa ON, Canada K1P 5G8
Phone: (613)232-0492 | Fax: (613)235-2793 | Email: mcac@mcac.ca