The MCAM Connector
 
November 15, 2018 In This Issue
INDUSTRY HIGHLIGHTS
MCAM IN ACTION
MEMBERS CONNECTING
MEMBERSHIP ADVANTAGE
INDUSTRY INNOVATION & ASSISTANCE
INDUSTRY IN FOCUS
INDUSTRY HIGHLIGHTS
  
MCAC has launched the national Young Emerging Professionals Program (YEP!), and MCAM's Next Gen Committee has confirmed partication with YEP!
 
What is MCAM Next Gen up to? Who is involved in MCAM Next Gen? How does my company get involved?
 
To learn more about these national and provincial initiatives or find out how you can get involved, read the full article!
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The 2018 MCA National Conference was held in beautiful Whistler, British Columbia from September 19 to 22. MCAM membership was represented by 29 Manitoba delegates. Read the full article for AGM and conference highlights.

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Naylor Association Solutions
MCAM IN ACTION

With a strong new executive and continued support of Student Chapter alumni, the MCAM Student Chapter looks like it will continue to gain momentum. Facing capping membership, the Chapter will be creating an application process for future membership. Engaging our future engineers is critical to building on the strengths of the industry.  

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Bill 218 - Prompt Payments in the Contruction Industry Act died on the order paper when the government session ended Thursday, November 8, but this does not mean that prompt pPayment legislation is dead in the province of Manitoba. Read full article for additional information.  .

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What did your Industry colleagues have to say about MCAM Fall Education Week speakers and sessions?

• "Informative, made me think."
• "Exceeded expectations."
• "I think it was great; other staff from my company would benefit from this."
• "Opened my eyes to change."
• "Great speakers. Excellent framework, very beneficial!"

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MEMBERS CONNECTING
  

You are invited to the MCAM Holiday Party! Please join us Thursday, December 6 as we transform the MCAM boardroom and educational center to a jazz cabaret.

Come enjoy live music, a carving station, craft cocktails and our infamous job box raffle.

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MCAM is proud to announce the second year of our Hamper Program. We will be purchasing, preparing, and delivering hampers, including food and gifts, for entire families. This is a wonderful time of year during which businesses in our industry can come together to make dreams come true for families in need. MCAM will be collecting sponsorships to host our annual Hamper Building Day. Our goal is provide hampers for more than 25 local families who can’t afford to do so on their own.

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MCAM staff and members visited historic Fort Gibraltar to celebrate past pioneers of MCAM and the recipients of the Bill Atkinson Scholarship. As a pioneer and funder of the award, Mr. Atkinson was in attendance to present the scholarships in person.  

Bill Atkison is founder of ABCO Supply and Service. He celebrated is 101st birthday in 2018.

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On Thursday, November 8, the MCAM Next Gen committee held their first event!

It was a wonderful evening of networking and an interactive presentation from their sponsor, Duboff, Edwards, Haight & Schachter!

The Next Gen looks forward to making an impact in the industry with their collaborative efforts and passion for innovation.  

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Western Corporate Solutions
MASMAHC - The Manitoba Association of Sheet Metal
MEMBERSHIP ADVANTAGE

2019 marks the first annual Western Region Conference. Today, more than ever, successful businesses are in a constant state of transition. Whether you are a contractor, manufacturer, wholesaler or supplier, the need to embrace change has never been greater. If you are interested in sponsorship, would like to see who has already committed to sponsorship or are interested in a general conference lineup, please review the complete sponsorship package. Registration packages will be available soon and will be sent exclusively to MCA Western membership.  

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The MCAM Board of Directors is committed to maintaining a charitable profile. MCAM is developing a multi-year approach to support a Manitoba-based charity. MCAM members are invited to submit a charity for consideration for the remainder of the 2017-2022 MCAM strategic planning period. The deadline for nominations is January 10, 2019.  

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Join us and discover how building information modeling (BIM) is used within the Manitoba architectural, engineering, construction and owner communities. Be part of the discussion Wednesday, November 21, 5:00 - 9:30 PM at Red River College, Notre Dame Campus. 

Open the Registration Guide for Event for details and an exclusive MCAM member registration code.  

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As an MCA Canada member, you have access to MCA America’s web-based labour estimating software, the WebLEM®. Join Ron King of Trimble MEP to uncover the new generation, WebLEM + Plus software, on Wednesday, December 5 from 11:00 AM - 12:30 PM Central Time. 

Open the Registration Guide for Webinar for details and registration information.

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INDUSTRY INNOVATION & ASSISTANCE
  

 • Expert with the National Research Council says current systems are facing "major failures and challenges."

• Concerns from the Council highlights ventilation systems used in homes and buildings in the north aren't working in cold temperatures.

• An innovative system that's more resilient to a northern climate is being monitored at Nunavut’s Canadian High Arctic Research Station. 

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• Being legalization-ready matters! Do you have a drug and alcohol policy?

• Legalization is a shift in social policy. Educate, even when it feels uncomfortable!

• Medical cannabis - the next frontier?

• Canada is blazing the trail!

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A common issue faced by contractors in the construction industry is how to approach a fixed-price bid when there is some uncertainty of costs.This issue is all the more prevalent given the trade relationship between Canada and the United States of America, which has resulted in tariffs on products such as steel and aluminum.

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INDUSTRY IN FOCUS
  

• NEW! MCAM CLASSIFIED SECTION -  See what industry related items MCAM members have for sale. 

This section will be found in each newsletter and is highlighted on the MCAM website. See what’s available by clicking here.

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Black and McDonald faced several logistical challenges with recent mechanical upgrades at the Carman Hospital. Timing, location, communication and health standards all played heavily in the project. To understand the challenges faced in this project, read the entire project profile.  

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