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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


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How to be a More Effective Foreman

*1 Gold Seal Credit

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

*1 Gold Seal Credit

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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MCABC 74th Annual Conference & AGM

Whistler Wildlife Encounter

Four Seasons Resort, Whistler
May 3, 4 & 5

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Secure your accommodation by April 2 to ensure you get in on our group booking!
Receive the group rate by contacting the hotel directly and telling them you are with the Mechanical Contractors Association of BC Convention & AGM.

Room Type                                   Group Rate


Run of House King/Twin Room             $210

Four Seasons Executive Suite              $280

Deluxe Four Seasons Executive Suite  $280

All Group Room Rates are subject to all applicable taxes and fees.

Sleeping room rates are based on one or two adults per room.  A charge of $50.00 per room per night will be assessed for a third adult, plus applicable taxes and fees. No additional charge for children under the age of 18 in parents’ room.

Toll Free: 1-888-935-2460 | Phone: 604-935-3400 | Email: reservations.whi@fourseasons.com

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Business Management – Modules 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.


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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