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BCICA contractors exclude insulation of some Victaulic QuickVic fittings from scope of work

BCICA (BC Insulation Contractors Association) has given notice that its contractors will exclude the insulation of Victualic QuickVic SD fittings for piping 2” & Under (valves, tees, etc.) from the MI Scope of Work. BCICA reports that there are currently no manufactured solutions for a PVC fitting cover for these QuickVic fittings. Installing insulation on […]

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Building Code 2018 Updates – Info for Mechanicals

Click on the button below to view the slides presented at the October Chapter Meeting on Oct. 18, 2018 hosted jointly by MCABC and CIPH-BC. The slides were prepared and presented by: Jarrett Hutchinson Director, Building Policy, Building & Safety Standards Branch 250-208-7277, Jarrett.Hutchinson@gov.bc.ca Please follow and like us:

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Mechanical contractors: You are responsible for estimating for, and supplying, sheet metal shields and hangers in certain cases

Mechanical contractors need to be aware of installation requirements where continuous vapour barrier is required on cold water piping systems The following update to the BC Insulation Contractors Association Quality Standards Manual, dated August 20, 2018, was provided to MCABC by the BCICA Technical Committee: a) Where a continuous vapour barrier is required, Insulation Contractors […]

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How to (and How Not to) Solve the Labour Shortage

By Dana Taylor, MCABC Executive Vice President Construction and manufacturing are increasingly coming together with the fabrication of customized mechanical system components happening more with advances in building modeling. This practice also works as a strategy to deal with the future skilled labour shortage. For at least a decade and a half, business experts have […]

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