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Business Management 3&4

2 Gold Seal Credits upon successful completion

Module 3 —  Planning & Control

This program contains systems and processes for improving project management. Key components include:

  • The importance of planning and control
  • Short Term Interval Planning
  • Trade-off decisions
  • Planning & managing a contract
  • Project management
  • On-site productivity
  • Change orders
  • Work-in- progress and progress billings

This program is targeted at anyone who wants to understand or manage construction projects

Module 4 — General Business Practices

This program contains numerous ideas for helping you be an effective manager. Key components include:

  • Building a successful organization
  • Efficient labour
  • Who’s got the monkey?
  • Negotiation skills
  • Marketing a contracting business
  • Marketing a service business
  • Why businesses fail
  • Buy/sell agreements

This program is targeted at everyone who wants to improve their management and leadership skills using quick, easy to implement, effective strategies.

Attendees each receive a copy of Ron’s book, Building Your Legacy – 40 tips for successful management.

NOTE: Employees of companies that contribute to the Journeyman Training & Industry Promotion Fund, and eligible UA Local 170 members, are entitled to a rebate equal to 80% of the MCABC member price upon successful completion.

Cost:

Members: $675 + gst
Non-Voting Affiliate Members: $775 + gst
Non-members: $1,275 + gst

Included: All course material, lunch and coffee breaks

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Estimating 201 – Fall 2018

2 Gold Seal Credits*

Estimating 201 is the follow-up course to Estimating 101. It will take you through the plumbing and heating take-offs, to completion of your estimate, to submitting your tender. At the end of the course you will have been exposed to the full scope of estimating.

November 17 & 18, 2018

8:30 am to 4:30 pm

THIS IS A TWO-DAY COURSE

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MCABC & ECABC’s 7th Annual Prince George Golf Tournament

Friday, August 24, 2018

Prince George Golf & Curling Club

Texas Scramble Format | 1 p.m. Shotgun Start | Check-in starts at 11:30 a.m.
Carts are included. Reserve golf club rentals by phoning the Pro Shop at 250-563-4417.

Net tournament proceeds go to Spirit of the North Healthcare Foundation.

Register by August 10 for Early Bird pricing on Golf and Dinner: Only $130 + gst

Register August 11 or later:
Golf + Dinner: $150 + gst
Dinner only: $50 + gst

See Remaining Sponsorship Opportunities

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Summer Hike & Pub Dinner

Join fellow MCABC members, family, friends and dogs for a Fun Summer Hike at Buntzen Lake Trail
followed by Burger & Beer at the Pub

Wednesday, August 22, 2018

  • Meet at Buntzen Lake Trail parking lot at 2 p.m.
  • The hike will take approximately 3 to 4 hours. Bring the family as this hike is rated as easy (not stroller-friendly however).
  • Then, meet at St. James Well Pub, 248 Newport Dr, Port Moody, at 6 p.m. Children are welcome in the pub; dogs can be leashed adjacent to the patio.
  • $22 will get you a Burger and Beer ticket (includes tip; comes with a side salad or fries and house wine/ lager/ highball) and chance to win a door prize. (If you want to skip the hike and only come to the pub, we won’t judge.)
  • There is no charge for those who wish to hike only.
  • Sponsors needed! Only $250 to be major sponsor for this fun event.
  • Any net proceeds will go to Operation Eyesight

This is the first event organized by MCABC’s Next Gen Committee so please come out, enjoy, and support them! Next Gen represents the future of MCABC.

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MCABC’s Purpose – Why join? Why participate?

I recently attended the meeting of a committee created by MCABC and ECABC – mechanical and electrical contractors. Most of you will know of the Risky Clauses project, a shared effort of the two associations to collect, review and provide legal interpretations of contracts to help our trades’ contractors administer their contract documents. This committee […]

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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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Fentanyl overdose – Just whose issue is it anyhow?

In August, a Fraser Health Authority (FHA) report on the serious and growing problem of drug overdoses in BC stated that many overdose victims worked in the construction industry. FHA then held a workshop with construction industry representatives to learn more about the prevalence of drug use and overdose among construction workers. Over the course […]

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