Incoming MCABC CEO Kim Barbero

New Beginnings

July 2019 kicks off a month of new beginnings at MCABC – a time to re-assess our purpose, to strengthen our internal awareness of the industry’s key challenges, to understand member companies’ barriers to success and to identify and leverage opportunities to provide member services and support that, ultimately, enable profitability for mechanical contractors in […]

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Dana Taylor

New Era for MCABC as Dana Taylor Retires

  By Cheryl Mah Long-time executive vice president Dana Taylor is retiring after 29 years with the Mechanical Contractors of B.C. (MCABC). As the longest serving EVP in MCABC’s history, Taylor says he prefers the term “exiting.” “Retiring seems like such a foreign concept today. When I think about what else I would like to […]

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MCABC VGH

Demanding Renovation

by Cheryl Mah The Vancouver General Hospital Simulation Centre (VGH SIM) has a brand new space in the Blackmore Pavilion. Formerly known as the Centre of Excellence for Surgical Education and Innovation, VGH SIM is an internationally recognized multi-disciplinary academic centre and was relocated from its previous space to allow for more operating rooms at […]

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The Changing Refrigerant Landscape

Ongoing refrigerant changes are impacting the heating, ventilation, air conditioning and refrigeration (HVACR) industry and raising questions about the future. Increasing societal pressure to control climate change is driving new regulatory policies to restrict and lower the global warming potential (GWP) impact of fluorocarbon refrigerants that are used in a wide variety of equipment and […]

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BC stalls while others in the country move ahead with Prompt Payment

For more than a dozen years, MCABC, myself and the Council of Construction Trades Associations (COCTA) have presented governments – both Liberal and NDP – with solid arguments as to why Prompt Payment legislation is good for workers, trades, general contractors, suppliers and the provincial economy in general.  Yet no sitting government has embraced, championed […]

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Risky Contract

Be vigilant: If you’re not, someone else is going to be

Last summer I wrote an article about the value of association membership. My point was that associations support you, your business and its bottom line. The main example I gave was the Risky Clauses program, a joint endeavor of MCABC and ECABC (Electrical Contractors Association of BC).  I wrote of the program’s purpose: To provide […]

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