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Industry Update – Under Slab Insulation in Alberta

July 4, 2018

Industry Update – Under Slab Insulation in Alberta

As a direct result of the joint efforts by MCA Alberta, CIPH, the Canadian Hydronics Council, and NRCAN, Alberta MLA Dr. Bob Turner has issued the following statement on behalf of Alberta Municipal Affairs:

Read Full letter here Alberta Insulation update

2018 Alberta Trade Definitions

The 2018 Alberta Construction Trade Definitions are a complete list of inclusions and exclusions pertaining to scopes of work for the construction trades in Alberta.

The Trade Definitions are used during the tendering process, specifying which contractors are responsible for specific areas of work, and help to coordinate job site activities.

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AON Insurance Captive information

The MCAC Board has approved the development of an Insurance Captive for MCAC members.  The captive is an insurance company owned by the members to provide insurance for the members at preferable rates. The captive will initially insure liability, auto, property, crime and contractor’s equipment. Profits in the captive are spent on programs for members or redistributed back to members. Right now, is an important opportunity for your company as an MCA Alberta member. Even if you choose not to participate in the initial captive offering, which will be open for the next four to six months, you will want to review the material to understand this opportunity.
Information sheet AON Captive


The Canada Prompt Payment Act Passes 3rd Reading in the Senate

Ottawa, ON (May 4, 2017) – THURSDAY – The Senate Passed Bill S-224, the Canada Prompt Payment Act, Senator Don Plett’s Bill addressing the systemic problem of delays in the construction industry. The Act will ensure that contractors and sub-contractors on federal government construction work are paid in a timely manner. The bill passed late in the day Thursday, unanimously.

Please read full article here Prompt Payment Act

Another successful day on Parliament Hill!

MCA Canada & CIPH Join Forces to Build Efficiently Together for the Industry”: Parliament Hill, April 10-11, 2017

The Canadian Institute of Plumbing & Heating (CIPH) and the Mechanical Contractors Association of Canada (MCA Canada) jointly held another highly successful Parliamentary Day of Awareness on April 10-11, 2017 in Ottawa sponsored by Senator Donald Plett.

Key executives of both associations met with numerous senior officials and Parliamentarians to enhance the profile of the industry in government circles and discuss two key items of mutual concern, specifically the need for Prompt Payment Legislation in Canada  (Bill S-224), and Uniform and Harmonized Model Codes and Regulations for Canada & Canada/USA.

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Industry Update- Ventilation Air for Dwelling Units in Multi-Unit Residential Buildings

As of November 1, 2016, the City of Edmonton will no longer consider the use of corridor to suite transfer duct assemblies as a method of providing the required ventilation air to dwelling units in multi-unit residential buildings. Find out more here.


Builders’ Risk insurance policy has important implications for trade contractors

The following is MCA’s correspondence with Doug Baird , our Aon Broker.

Builders Risk Insurance

Reynolds’ Construction Lien Act Review released by Ontario Government

Attached is the news release from the ATCC being distributed in response to the release of the Reynolds Report followed by a short interpretation received from MCA Canada which includes a link directly to the Reynolds Report.

ATCC update Oct 2016