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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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MCABC is your Advocate

The best associations offer three pillars of benefits to their members: Education, Information and Advocacy.  MCABC has, since its inception, been a leader in all three areas. Of the three pillars, advocacy is the least tangible benefit of MCABC so it’s often forgotten, but is arguably the most important. MCABC’s education program grew out of […]

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Winter 2017 Issue News

NEW FOUR-STOREY SPRINKLER REQUIREMENTS An update to the B.C. Building Code will require fire sprinklers to be installed on the balconies of all new four-storey wood-frame residential buildings. The new sprinkler requirements will take effect on July 20, 2017. Under the current B.C. Building Code, sprinklers generally are not required on balconies or in attics […]

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