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Fentanyl overdose – Just whose issue is it anyhow?

In August, a Fraser Health Authority (FHA) report on the serious and growing problem of drug overdoses in BC stated that many overdose victims worked in the construction industry. FHA then held a workshop with construction industry representatives to learn more about the prevalence of drug use and overdose among construction workers. Over the course […]

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Communicating MCABC’s value

Associations, like MCABC, are formed when groups of people with shared goals recognize that working together is more effective than working alone. The whole structure of rules for operation, governance and membership then follows. It’s assumed the association will be folded when all goals are achieved, but the association’s activities must remain relevant to its […]

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New government may bring opportunities

Government met with pessimism in construction industry The BC media and sponsored fact-givers have been especially busy lately as our new provincial government slips into the offices of authority and begin to do its job. MLAs would have been there sooner had the slow-to-depart Liberals moved faster from denial to acceptance of the election results. […]

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New! MCABC’s Non-Voting Affiliate membership

MCABC created a new membership category this year: the Non-Voting Affiliate.  In prior years an affiliate contractor (a contractor who is not a mechanical contractor but is a contractor in an affiliated mechanical trade) could join MCABC as an Affiliate Member, at 50 percent of the cost of a mechanical contractor membership. With that Affiliate […]

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Mitigating the Risks Inherent in Subcontracting

Reprinted from 2017 Western Journal (published by Mechanical Contractors Associations of British Columbia, Alberta, Saskatchewan & Manitoba) By Stephen Murdoch It has long been the case in the construction industry that onerous contract clauses have been the norm. All too often, terms are slipped into contracts without involved parties fully understanding the risks involved. This can result in sub trades, like mechanical contractors, […]

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Spring 2017 Issue News

ADVANCING COOLING AND HEATING TECH ASHRAE and the Institute of Refrigeration (IOR) signed a new Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) which outlines how the two groups will work closer together to promote the advancements of cooling and heating related technologies. On the agenda are goals like joint conferences and meetings, training and education programs, publication distribution […]

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A Nontraditional HVAC System

by Tariq Amlani Our group of engineers, architects, builders, bankers and lawyers has been fortunate to have had the opportunity to design, construct and operate two new state-of-the-art hospitals to service the communities of Campbell River and the Comox Valley for Island Health. With a total project budget of $602 million for both hospitals, our […]

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One-of-a-Kind-Challenge

By Cheryl Mah Putting a technologically advanced surgical centre into an existing office building is highly unusual, but PML Professional Mechanical Ltd. was up for the challenge. The new View Royal Surgical Centre in Victoria is a 17,000-square-foot facility that occupies one and a half levels within a five-storey office building. PML completed the base […]

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