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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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Our window of opportunity is closing

Over the past several issues of the Informer and other places I have been giving you news of progress in advancing Prompt Payment legislation here in British Columbia. With passage of Ontario’s Construction and Lien Act, the federal government’s review to bring legislation forward in Canadian parliament, recent news of progress in Manitoba, and soon-to-be […]

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How to (and How Not to) Solve the Labour Shortage

By Dana Taylor, MCABC Executive Vice President Construction and manufacturing are increasingly coming together with the fabrication of customized mechanical system components happening more with advances in building modeling. This practice also works as a strategy to deal with the future skilled labour shortage. For at least a decade and a half, business experts have […]

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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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