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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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Transitions – Fall Upon Us

There was no clearer reminder of the new season for me than the week of September 17th spent in Whistler at MCA Canada’s convention.  Apart from a sport-blessed Wednesday in the cool and sunshine on the golf course, the rest of the visit was a deluge of rainfall and single digit temperatures.  Fall had arrived. […]

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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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The Latest Community Benefit Agreement

They’ve been the buzz since mid-July: Community Benefits Agreements. The current BC provincial government spent its first year in office addressing key public issues, some of which were required in their Confidence and Supply Agreement with the BC Green Party. Other issues, like housing affordability and superheated real estate markets, arose from campaign promises and […]

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Political Waves in an Ocean of Ideas

Politics in Western democracies is most noticeable just before, during and immediately after public elections.  But whether we love politics, hate them or refuse to acknowledge them, politics are everywhere.  They manifest in the office, on the job site, at the grocery store, and even at home. Political views are personal but when several people […]

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MCABC’s Purpose – Why join? Why participate?

I recently attended the meeting of a committee created by MCABC and ECABC – mechanical and electrical contractors. Most of you will know of the Risky Clauses project, a shared effort of the two associations to collect, review and provide legal interpretations of contracts to help our trades’ contractors administer their contract documents. This committee […]

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Our window of opportunity is closing

Over the past several issues of the Informer and other places I have been giving you news of progress in advancing Prompt Payment legislation here in British Columbia. With passage of Ontario’s Construction and Lien Act, the federal government’s review to bring legislation forward in Canadian parliament, recent news of progress in Manitoba, and soon-to-be […]

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