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Bowling and Pizza Night

Come out for a fun evening of Cosmic bowling, all-you-can-eat pizza and nachos with MCABC’s Next Gen committee at Rev’s Bowling on Lougheed Highway in Burnaby! Everyone is welcome.

Two Hours of Cosmic Bowling & Shoe Rental

All You Can Eat Pizza (KINGPIN) + a Classic Nacho per lane

Package Price per Person: $ 40.00 (ALL INCLUSIVE PRICE)

We have $250 beverage sponsorships available for this event. To secure your sponsorship call the MCABC office at 604-205-5058

Register Now!

***Photographs will be taken during the event, and may be used by MCABC for promotional purposes on MCABC’s website and social media. By attending this event you are consenting to MCABC using photos in which you may appear.
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Project Management Ten Day Program – Final Week

MCABC and The Construction Education Council (CEC) proudly present the exclusive Gold Seal Accredited Project Management Program. The program takes place over a 10-day period and is split into two 5-day sessions. Enrolment is limited to 24 students.

Successful completion comes with 15 Gold Seals!

Venue: Executive Plaza Hotel, Coquitlam

First week: October 24 – 28, 2019
Second week: November 14 – 18, 2019

Cost: $3,100 + gst total for all ten days
($3,200 + gst for Non-Voting Affiliate members)
– Includes coffee, tea, snacks and lunches, and a comprehensive course manual.

MIRA-affiliated companies can register at MCABC member pricing.

~ If staying at the Executive Plaza Hotel, be sure to ask for the MCABC corporate rate. ~

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Please register for this course once on the first event page (registration includes both weeks).

 


COURSE OUTLINE
This Gold Seal accredited course is designed to:
• Improve the planning and controlling of your projects, thereby improving your company’s bottom line
• Take a business view of projects and take ownership of a project from bid to final payment
• Increase your own project “lessons learned” by learning from experiences of other participants
• Be able and willing to contribute improvements to your company’s project management process
• Be better prepared to take the Gold Seal examination, if you choose
• Enjoy your projects!
COURSE TOPICS
Over the 10-day period, sessions will be held on:
• Project Administration
• Scheduling
• Managing Individual Differences
• Safety: A Management Perspective
• Change Orders
• Construction Law
• Job Cost Controls
• Meetings and Communication
• Dispute Avoidance and Claims
• Labour Relations: Due Diligence
• Project Completion


INSTRUCTORS
Part of what is unique in this Project Management offering is that over the 10-day period you will be introduced to 8 different instructors who are all experts in their field of knowledge. You will learn from the best! In order to receive the course certificate, students MUST attend 9 of 10 days. A final assignment must also be completed during class time.

TESTIMONIAL

The Project Management Course offered by CMCEF and the University of Waterloo was very professional in its approach with very well qualified and experienced professionals. I have been associated with the contracting business for more than twenty years. This course is a recommended must for those interested in having a professional standard approach to Project Management. Thank you for giving me the opportunity to attend. – Robert Thain, Black and McDonald, Winnipeg, MB


REFUND POLICY
• 30 days prior to start of course – 100% refund
• 15 days prior to start of course – 50% refund
• 7 or fewer days prior to start of the course – no refunds
• Substitutions can be made up to the day before the course starts

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Estimating 201 Fall 2019

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.

PREREQUISITE: Successful completion of Estimating 101 or equivalency upon Instructor’s approval. Please contact Jane at jandrew@mcabc.org or call 604-205-5058 if you wish to take the equivalency test. Cost to write the equivalency test is $150.

THIS IS A TWO-DAY COURSE

New: Register more than two people and save 12% on each additional registration!


Register Now!

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Project Management Ten Day Program – First Week

MCABC and The Construction Education Council (CEC) proudly present the exclusive Gold Seal Accredited Project Management Program. The program takes place over a 10-day period and is split into two 5-day sessions. Enrolment is limited to 24 students.

Successful completion comes with 15 Gold Seals!

Venue: Executive Plaza Hotel, Coquitlam

First week: October 24 – 28, 2019
Second week: November 14 – 18, 2019

Cost: $3,100 + gst total for all ten days
($3,200 + gst for Non-Voting Affiliate members)
– Includes coffee, tea, snacks and lunches, as well as a comprehensive course manual.

MIRA Contractors take note: Mechanical Industrial Relations Association (MIRA) has agreed to sponsor a limited number of spots on a first-come-first-served basis. Upon successful completion, you will receive a 75% refund on the registration cost for your employee. So don’t hesitate; there are limited spots available – register today.

~ If staying at the Executive Plaza Hotel, be sure to ask for the MCABC corporate rate. ~

Register for Entire Course Here!


COURSE OUTLINE
This Gold Seal accredited course is designed to:
• Improve the planning and controlling of your projects, thereby improving your company’s bottom line
• Take a business view of projects and take ownership of a project from bid to final payment
• Increase your own project “lessons learned” by learning from experiences of other participants
• Be able and willing to contribute improvements to your company’s project management process
• Be better prepared to take the Gold Seal examination, if you choose
• Enjoy your projects!
COURSE TOPICS
Over the 10-day period, sessions will be held on:
• Project Administration
• Scheduling
• Managing Individual Differences
• Safety: A Management Perspective
• Change Orders
• Construction Law
• Job Cost Controls
• Meetings and Communication
• Dispute Avoidance and Claims
• Labour Relations: Due Diligence
• Project Completion


INSTRUCTORS
Part of what is unique in this Project Management offering is that over the 10-day period you will be introduced to 8 different instructors who are all experts in their field of knowledge. You will learn from the best! In order to receive the course certificate, students MUST attend 9 of 10 days. A final assignment must also be completed during class time.

TESTIMONIAL

The Project Management Course offered by CMCEF and the University of Waterloo was very professional in its approach with very well qualified and experienced professionals. I have been associated with the contracting business for more than twenty years. This course is a recommended must for those interested in having a professional standard approach to Project Management. Thank you for giving me the opportunity to attend. – Robert Thain, Black and McDonald, Winnipeg, MB


REFUND POLICY
• 30 days prior to start of course – 100% refund
• 15 days prior to start of course – 50% refund
• 7 or fewer days prior to start of the course – no refunds
• Substitutions can be made up to the day before the course starts

 


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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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Community Benefits Agreements: Are they the scourge some would have us believe?

I recently attended a one-day conference hosted by the BC Building Trades on Community Benefit Agreements. Before it began, this event was criticized by Independent Contractors and Business Association (ICBA) president Chris Gardner in a Vancouver Sun Op-Ed.  His criticisms were rife with opinions and assumptions with little or no evidence to support them. This […]

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The Latest Community Benefit Agreement

They’ve been the buzz since mid-July: Community Benefits Agreements. The current BC provincial government spent its first year in office addressing key public issues, some of which were required in their Confidence and Supply Agreement with the BC Green Party. Other issues, like housing affordability and superheated real estate markets, arose from campaign promises and […]

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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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