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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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Fall 2016 Issue News

BCIT PIPING PILOT PROGRAM BCIT is working with the Government of Canada to remove barriers to apprenticeship completion in the piping trades by offering new programs that will allow apprentices to complete the theory portion of their technical training by distance education. This will reduce the amount of time apprentices need to be away from […]

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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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Spring 2016 Issue News

Telus Garden achieves LEED Platinum Telus Garden has achieved LEED Platinum certification, distinguishing it as one of North America’s greenest buildings. Developed by Westbank with Telus, the project includes the 22-storey office tower (opened last fall) and a 47-storey residential tower that’s under construction (targeting LEED Gold). TELUS Garden boasts a district energy system, reducing conventional […]

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Delivering Quality Work

by Tracey Block Do you use social media yet? Well, maybe it’s time to start. New Era Plumbing & Heating Ltd. of Squamish, B.C. not only posts on Facebook and Twitter, but its blog keeps clients, crew and apprentices current on projects, materials and monthly training workshops. Identical twins Kodi and Jhye Hopkins pride themselves […]

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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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VFD Market Forecast to Grow The global variable frequency drives (VFDs) market is forecast to grow steadily at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of nearly 8 percent by 2020, according to a report from ReportsnReports. The market report notes that low power rating drives of less than 1 MW are slowly gaining popularity and […]

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Custom Solutions

story by Robin Brunet School District 62’s Board of Education calls the new Royal Bay Secondary School in Sooke on Vancouver Island “a vibrant, modern, high tech educational centre of excellence and a gathering place where students want to be.” But for Wes Robinson, partner at Pitt Meadows Plumbing and Mechanical Systems, and Daniel Taylor, […]

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