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Prompting Payment Legislation

by Dana Taylor, MCABC Executive Vice President The problem – and the solution  Prompt payment is the idea that payments for work completed are guaranteed to be made in a timely order. Seems reasonable, doesn’t it? But being paid promptly happens all too infrequently for the mechanical and other trades. The construction industry has supported […]

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B.C.’s Construction Workforce Poised for Growth — BuildForce Canada

Jan. 31, 2017 The ramp-up of major projects in B.C., from proposed transportation, pipeline and LNG projects to highway and bridgework, will bolster the province’s construction workforce by 24 percent, or almost 17,000 workers over the next five years, according to the latest labour market forecast released today by BuildForce Canada. “It’s potentially the most […]

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Passages – Planning for executive transition

By Dana Taylor, MCABC Executive Vice President There was a best-selling book published in the mid-1970s about life transitions entitled Passages.  I’m referencing it more for the title than the content because I don’t remember actually finishing it. The life passage I’m focusing on here, while not immediately for myself, is retirement.  Retirement today is […]

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Where is BC Going on Prompt Payment?

By Dana Taylor, MCABC executive vice president I am often asked, what is the status of prompt payment legislation in British Columbia? My answer: stalled. Elsewhere on this issue, we have lately received an update from MCA Canada on the federal prompt payment bill’s progress in the Canadian Senate (resting), the release of the Reynolds’ […]

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End-of-Summer Update by Dana Taylor, MCABC EVP

The conclusion of summer puts MCABC into action mode on a whole range of activities. Typically the summer allows contractors to focus on the jobsites and juggling personnel for vacations while board and committee meetings are sidelined to enable conferences and catch-up here at the office.  Here’s an update on some issues MCABC has been […]

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News Release – MCABC Appoints new President

View News Release on Dale Miller, President FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE APPOINTMENT OF NEW PRESIDENT FOR 2016-2018 May 12, 2016 (Burnaby, BC) – Mechanical Contractors Association of British Columbia (MCABC) is proud to announce that following the success of the 2016 AGM and Conference at the Delta Grand in Kelowna (April), Dale Miller from Division 15 […]

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Update on Promt Payment from CCA

Highlights from the CCA Board Meetings Held March 5 – 6 in New Orleans CCA Action on Prompt Payment The outcomes/recommendations emanating from the September 2015 CCA Industry Summit devoted to prompt payment and cash flow were as follows: CCA does have a leadership role to play in Canada with respect to industry payment and […]

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Prompt Payment Legislation is Long Overdue

Prompt Payment Legislation is still very much a subject of serious discussion in Ontario. The Mechanical Contractors Association, in conjunction with other industry associations is hoping to get that same discussion started within our provincial government here in British Columbia. Please follow and like us:

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