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How to be a More Effective Foreman

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Interested in improving your communication Skills and being more productive? This one-day program covers proven conflict-resolution techniques, communication skills, productivity enhancement, motivational tactics, time-management ideas and many more skills that a foreman needs in order to thrive today. This program is designed to help anyone who manages people. From the new foreman to the experienced veteran, all attendees will come away with tools that will make an immediate impact on job performance.

Instructor: Kevin Dougherty
Attendees: Supervisors, Foremen

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Advanced Supervisors: Turning Supervisors into Better Leaders

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A one-day program designed for foreman, superintendents, shop foreman and anyone who could make a difference to job profitability. With today’s jobs being more competitive, having aggressive schedules, being inconsistently managed by the customer, skilled manpower shortages, and every project involving more documentation and administrative needs, today’s supervisor is critical for profitability. Gone are the days when the supervisor could wing it, today’s successful supervisor must manage not only the field, but also be able to understand how the whole process fits together. This program will provide today’s supervisor with the tools needed to be successful.
Instructor: Kevin Dougherty
Attendees: Middle Management, Project Managers, Supervisors, Foremen

Best presentation that I have been to. Extremely engaging and entertaining.

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Prompt Payment BC Meeting

Timely cash flow throughout the construction payment chain is fundamental to a healthy construction industry.

Delay in payments anywhere in the supply chain reduces profit and restricts innovation and investment in plant, machinery and people. It also increases the cost to finance company operations and drives up the cost of construction overall.

The impact of payment delay on small- and medium-sized enterprises can be disproportionately severe, and even a minor delay in payment of one or two invoices can put smaller businesses under severe financial stress.

VRCA and COCTA therefore invite you to a meeting about Moving Forward with Strategies for Prompt Payment in BC.

Date: Tuesday, March 6, 3 to 6 p.m.* Full!

Second session added:
Wednesday, March 7, 3 to 5 p.m.

Time: 3 – 5 p.m.
Location: Training Room
Vancouver Regional Construction Association
3636 East 4th Avenue, Vancouver

*Note: The March 6 meeting was extended to 3 to 6 p.m. to accommodate federal prompt payment representatives who want to address the audience on the national initiative. The March 7 meeting retains the original schedule of 3 to 5 p.m.

RSVP for March 7 Session!

Prompt Payment BC Website

Topics for discussion:

  • The consequences of delayed payment for satisfactorily completed work.
  • The legislative solution: What is prompt payment legislation and why is it needed?
  • Next steps: How do we get prompt payment legislation in BC?
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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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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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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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Tools For Sale

Pro Star Mechanical is closing their doors – check out the great deals you can find!   Tools for Sale Pro Star Mechanical Closing Please follow and like us:

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