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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 of Business Management 1 & 2 and Business Management 3 & 4.


Members: $550 + gst
Non-Voting Affiliate Members: $650 + gst
Non-members: $1,050 + gst

Included: All course material, lunch and coffee breaks

Click here to register online now!

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Vancouver Chapter Meeting

Contract Clauses

Do you know what you’re signing?

Find out how to use MCABC and ECABC’s Onerous Contract Clauses program to reduce your legal risk when signing contracts!

September 21, 2017

Executive Inn, North Road, Coquitlam

Member Price:                 $50.00 + gst
Non-Member Price:         $75.00 + gst
Parking: $5  (licence plate number needed)

 Click here to register online now!


  • Robert Lashin, President of Houle Electric Limited

    Robert Robert is a well known figure in electrical contracting, construction and related industries. He is a past Chairman of the Electrical Contractors Association of BC (ECABC), Director and past Chair of the BC Construction Association (BCCA), and a past Director and past Chair of the Vancouver Regional Construction Association (VRCA).



  • Tyler Galbraith, Partner, Jenkins Marzban Logan LLP

    Tyler practises in the areas of construction and commercial litigation.  Tyler acts a counsel for contractors with respect to the review and preparation of contracts and provision of legal advice during the performance of the work.  Tyler is a member of a variety of construction and legal associations and has lectured on construction related matters.
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Dinner at the Race Track

MCABC Summer Fun Night

A Night at Hastings Race Track with Buffet Dinner

This MCABC-organized event is a fun way to say thank you to your staff or clients.
Make this a corporate outing for your company! Same price for all attendees!

Friday, August 18, 2017

Check-in begins at 5:30 p.m.
Buffet Dinner at Silks Restaurant and Races: 6 to 10 p.m. (Races start at 7 p.m.)

Price: $40 + gst per person

Ticket price includes access to the races and buffet dinner at Silks Restaurant with reserved, front-row window seating overlooking racecourse, and racing program.
A roving race ambassador will provide betting help to those who need it.

Register by August 1 and be entered to win one of three Early-Bird prizes:

Two complimentary tickets to this event  *  Gift pack donated by Altac Services  *  Pair of BC Lions game tickets

Register Online Now!

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prompt payment in BC

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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CCA update

Update on Promt Payment from CCA

Highlights from the CCA Board Meetings Held March 5 – 6 in New Orleans CCA Action on Prompt Payment The outcomes/recommendations emanating from the September 2015 CCA Industry Summit devoted to prompt payment and cash flow were as follows: CCA does have a leadership role to play in Canada with respect to industry payment and […]

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