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Mechanical Contractors Association of Canada

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Member Update
The executives of MCA Canada recently held four days of meetings from March 14 to 17 that helped set the direction of the association in the year ahead. Those groups that met over the course of the program were the MCA Canada executive board, the Conference Committee, all standing committees, the Construction Education Council, the board of the Mechanical Service Contractors of Canada and the MCA Managers’ Council.

Keep an eye out for details of each in future editions of Just the Fax.
 
MCA Canada is now more social than ever.
 
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It is with a heavy heart that we must share the sad news of the passing of a wonderful lady, Mrs. Rita McCabe, beloved wife of MCA Toronto Executive Vice President Brian McCabe. Rita left us suddenly but peacefully while with Brian in Orlando, Florida. Our hearts go out to their children Wendy (Jason), Brian (Ashlyn) and Jennifer (Cody). While Rita is no longer with us, her legacy will live on for ages. She will remain in the hearts and souls of all the people who had the pleasure of knowing her.

Visitation will be held on March 28 and 29 from 2pm to 8pm at Forrest & Taylor Funeral Home, 20846 Dalton Road, Sutton, Ontario. Funeral mass will be celebrated in St. Anthony's Catholic Church, 28118 Highway 48, Virginia, Ontario, on March 30 at 1:00 pm followed by interment at St. Anthony's Catholic Church Cemetery.

Donations in memory of Rita can be made to the Canadian Diabetes Association or the Mesothelioma Research Fund at Princess Margaret Hospital. Memorial condolences may be made at www.forrestandtaylor.com.
 
Industry News
It’s complicated. That’s the refrain repeated again and again, and it seems to be the major reason for holdups as Ontario inches forward to a possible resolution to the prompt payment problem that has been called a "plague" in the construction sector.

Visit http://dailycommercialnews.com/Associations/News/2016/3/Prompt-payment-ekes-towards-resolution-1014323W/ to view the full article online.

 
Canadian Construction Innovations has mobilized to ensure it becomes a key stakeholder of the federal government when it comes to its agenda of innovation, infrastructure and technology development.

Visit http://dailycommercialnews.com/Infrastructure/News/2016/3/CCInnovations-mobilizes-to-be-key-government-advisor-1014042W/?platform=hootsuite to view the full article online.

 
Lean construction was a hot topic during CCA’s annual conference with several sessions and simulations aimed at educating members about the value of adopting lean principles and practices. Art Winslow of Graham Construction gave several presentations on the subject.

Visit http://dailycommercialnews.com/Associations/News/2016/3/Industry-leader-talks-lessons-of-lean-at-CCA-conference-1014145W/ to view the full article online.

 
Former BoC governor says Ottawa should pump money into Toronto, Montreal and Vancouver, despite political risk of alienating other areas.

Visit http://www.canadianmanufacturing.com/financing/feds-should-focus-infrastructure-plan-on-big-cities-and-perhaps-tolls-david-dodge-says-164692/ to view the full article online.

 
Several construction leaders were on hand for the "Owners/Contractors Panel: How do contractors and owners have to change?" panel at the CCA conference.

Visit http://journalofcommerce.com/Associations/News/2016/3/CCA-BLOG-How-do-contractors-and-owners-have-to-change-1014052W/ to view the full article online.

 
CanBIM and IBC/buildingSMART Canada are bringing together two of their key committees to work hand in hand to further the interests of BIM in Canada. Their respective Owners and Education Committees will combine their efforts to address the most pressing issues facing our AECOO community in Canada. This will result in a clear set of outcomes that both agencies can support and endorse in a variety of ways.

Visit http://www.canbim.com/#!Unifying-BIM-Champions-in-CanadaUnification-des-champions-de-la-MDB-au-Canada/c7a5/56e835e20cf290399f4521ee to view the full article online.

 
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Education and Training
Time is running out to register for the Construction Education Council's highly acclaimed Gold-seal accredited Project Management Program. It takes place over 10 days: from March 31 to April 4 and April 21 to April 25. But hurry. Registration closes soon and spaces are in short supply!

Visit http://www.mcac.ca/cec/programs/project-management to view the full article online.

 
CEC will once again offer its highly acclaimed Estimating Conference in 2016. This is a special and highly informative session that covers more than just the basics of pricing a job. Speakers dive deep into strategies you need to know to win more work.

Visit https://www.naylornetwork.com/mca-nwl/articles/index.asp?aid=368047&issueID=43513 to view the full article online.

 
By The Numbers
CMD Canada's president Mark Casaletto delivered his construction outlook at a session at CCA’s conference. Casaletto said last year there was general consensus that while oil prices were shaky, but 2016 there would be stability.

Visit http://journalofcommerce.com/Economic/News/2016/3/BLOG-2016-Construction-Outlook-with-CMDs-Mark-Casaletto-1014076W/ to view the full article online.

 
Industry led by auto and food segments, beating analyst expectations, Statistics Canada said.

Visit http://www.canadianmanufacturing.com/manufacturing/manufacturing-sales-climb-new-record-january-2-3-per-cent-164520/ to view the full article online.

 
Events
The recently formed Lean Construction Institute of Canada will host its first annual conference and annual general meeting in Calgary this April where attendees can be trained in lean methods and learn from speakers.

Visit http://dailycommercialnews.com/Associations/News/2016/3/First-LCI-C-lean-conference-coming-to-Calgary-1014006W/?platform=hootsuite to view the full article online.

 
CAF has organized an outstanding program that promises to provide delegates with insights into innovative apprenticeship initiatives underway in every corner of the country. Hear about new research and learn how others are responding to the same challenges you face. Share your vision for the future of apprenticeship in Canada. Join CAF for its annual national apprenticeship conference, June 5–7 in Vancouver.

Visit http://caf-fca.org/2016-conference/program to view the full article online.

 
This is CIPH's premier industry networking event bringing together senior plumbing and heating distribution and manufacturing executives from across Canada and the USA.

Visit http://www.ciph.com/events/EventDetails.aspx?id=708607 to view the full article online.

 
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Important Dates
  • March 31-April 4: Project Management Part 1, University of Waterloo, Waterloo, Ontario
  • April 10-16: MCA Ontario Conference, Montego Bay, Jamaica
  • April 13: CanBIM regional session, Ottawa, Ontario
  • April 21-25: Project Management Part 2, University of Waterloo, Waterloo, Ontario
  • April 29-30: MCA British Columbia Conference, Okanagan, British Columbia
  • May 4: MCA Manitoba Annual General Meeting, Winnipeg, Manitoba
  • May 9-11: CEC Estimating Conference, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan
  • May 12-15: MCA Alberta Annual Conference, Canmore, Alberta
  • June: Eastern Regional Meeting, Halifax, Nova Scotia
  • June 1–2: CanBIM regional session, Halifax, Nova Scotia
  • June 5-8: Skills Canada National Competition, Moncton, NB 
  • June 15-17: CCA Meetings, Halifax, Nova Scotia
  • June 26-28: CIPH Annual Business Conference, Banff, Alberta
  • July 13: CEC Golf Tournament, Waterloo, Ontario
  • September 26-29: CCA Meetings, Fort McMurray, Alberta
  • October 5–6: CanBIM regional session, Toronto, Ontario
  • November 14-17: MCAC 75th Annual National Conference, Orlando, Florida
 
MCA Canada's Charity of Choice
You may already know that Operation Eyesight Universal does a lot of fantastic work overseas to help people get access to clean water and basic sanitation. But did you know the charity reports on its work through its social media channels? You can connect with Operation Eyesight on Facebook, LinkedIn and YouTube.
 
Give them a follow and see for yourself how the donations you and your fellow MCA Canada members have made are making a real difference in the lives of people in the developing world.
 
And if the stories on Operation Eyesight's social feeds inspire you, why not donate? MCA Canada is always accepting contributions from members who wish to support this important cause. Get involved today by emailing mcac@mcac.ca or calling 613-232-0492.
 
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