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MCA Alberta offers education and training programs through a variety of learning opportunities designed to meet unique mechanical and service contractor needs. This is accomplished through member meetings featuring guest presenters on broad industry topics, product specific technical training, HR and other soft skills training, business skills and succession planning.

These programs are designed for owners and senior management, service managers and technicians, HR leaders, frontline field and office staff to keep you current and grow your career.

 

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February 2020

COURSE- Project Accounting & Cost Control- Edmonton

February 20 @ 8:30 am - 4:30 pm
TBA, AB Canada + Google Map
$315.00

PROJECT ACCOUNTING & COST CONTROL Participants will learn how to design and read various construction financial reports and improve the financial systems of their construction company. Construction Owners, PM’s PC’s, Estimators, Accountants and staff are welcome. WHAT WILL YOU LEARN? At the end of the course participants will be able to: Understand the estimating process from bid to award to mobilization. Be able to read and understand a General Summary Sheet of the bid and the steps to producing a…

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MEMBER MEETING EDMONTON-Evicting Radon

February 20 @ 3:00 pm - 5:30 pm
MKT Fresh Food & Beer Market, 8101 Gateway Blvd
Edmonton, AB T6E 3X8 Canada
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$40.00

PROGRAM 3:00 PM Registration/Networking 3:30 PM MCA & SMACNA-AB Updates 4:00 PM Speaker/ Q&A 5:15 PM Finish Evicting Radon as a Source of Lung Cancer Dr. Goodarzi will give a clear outline of what radon is, why contractors need to know and care about being exposed to it and speak about the teams most recent radon research. He will outline how any contractors can get involved in this citizen scientist based public research, and what to do if you find…

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COURSE- Negotiation & Conflict Management Skills- Edmonton

February 21 @ 8:30 am - 4:30 pm
TBA, AB Canada + Google Map
$315.00

NEGOTIATION & CONFLICT MANAGEMENT SKILLS Participants will improve their skills in communication and negotiation. Participants will learn skills to enhance their ability to de-escalate conflict, listen effectively,build mutual respect with others in a constructive context and negotiate effectively. WHAT WILL YOU LEARN? At the end of the course participants will be able to: Understand the basic elements of communication and demonstrate effective communication skills with constructors. Understand motivation theory and apply motivational techniques to win trust and engage individuals/teams you work…

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MEMBER MEETING CALGARY- Evicting Radon

February 25 @ 11:30 am - 1:30 pm
Mechanical Contractors Association, 2725 12 Street NE
Calgary, AB T2E 7J2 Canada
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$25.00

PROGRAM 11:30 PM Registration/lunch 12:00 PM MCA & SMACNA-AB Updates 12:15 PM Speaker 1:00 PM Q &A Evicting Radon as a Source of Lung Cancer Dr. Goodarzi will give a clear outline of what radon is, why contractors need to know and care about being exposed to it and speak about the teams most recent radon research. He will outline how any contractors can get involved in this citizen scientist based public research, and what to do if you find…

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PRODUCT SPECIFC – Indirect Fired Air Handling Unit with DJM Controller

February 26 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Engineered Air Manufacturing Plant, 1401 Hastings Cres SE
Calgary, AB T2E 7J2 Canada
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$25.00

TRAINING- Indirect fired Air Handling Unit with DJM controller 5:00 - 7:00 pm Dinner Included Cost $25.00  Limited seating available WHAT WILL TECHNICIANS LEARN? This interactive training will be as follows but not limited to: Start-up requirements Trouble Shooting Control Logic Maintenance Evening sponsored by:

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PRODUCT SPECIFIC EDMONTON-Corrosion Inbhibitors

February 27 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Electrical Contractors Association, 17725-103 Ave
Edmonton, AB T5S 1N8 Canada
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$25.00

Join MCA to learn about new products and latest’s technologies to stay current in our industry. Join MCA to learn about new products and latest’s technologies to stay current in our industry. TRAINING- Corrosion inhibitors  5:00 – 7:00 pm Dinner included Cost $25 Limited Seating available WHAT WILL TECHNICIANS LEARN? This interactive training will be as follows but not limited to: Corrosion in closed loop heating and cooling systems Corrosion inhibitors- how they work Chemical Feed equipment Sample Collecting and…

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March 2020

COURSE- Field Scheduling

March 5 @ 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
Mechanical Contractors Association, 2725 12 Street NE
Calgary, AB T2E 7J2 Canada
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$295.00

Event Navigation FIELD SCHEDULING- Who does what when in the field? The aim of this course is to provide tools for scheduling at the Site and Crew Level. Site Management (Superintendent, General Foremen and Foremen) influence millions of dollars of construction a year. They must ensure that all resources are being used efficiently with minimal waste. Yet often, they receive very little in the way of training on how to plan and schedule field activities. LEARNING OBJECTIVES Topics covered: Planning…

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COURSE- Field Productivity Medicine Hat

March 6 @ 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
Medicine Hat Construction Association, 914 16 St SW
Medicine Hat, AB Canada
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$295.00

FIELD PRODUCTIVITY Contractor success depends heavily on the field production of tradesmen. This seminar will define Field Productivity, discuss the effects of low Field Productivity and outline approaches to increase Field Productivity. LEARNING OBJECTIVES Construction Supervisors, Project Managers, Project Coordinators and others will cover these topics: Introduction to Field Productivity The Contractor’s Role in improving Productivity The Supervisor’s Role in Improving Field Productivity Labour Productivity Equipment Productivity Factors that Impact Productivity Quantifying Lost Productivity Gold Seal Credits Available This training…

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Plumbing & Gas Code Seminar Series #1 Mechanical Room

March 10 @ 8:00 am - 10:00 am
Mechanical Contractors Association (Chinook Room), 2725 12 St NE
Calgary, Alberta T2E7J2 Canada
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$65.00

Plumbing & Gas Code Re-visited With the adoption of new plumbing & gas codes in 2020 this series will focus on current plumbing and gas codes, reading and understanding engineered plans and specifications. The advantages of these sessions are fewer callbacks due to code violations, less time sourcing information, and receiving up to date Standata information. Mechanical Room Floor drains and funnel drains Condensate piping Venting Gasline installation Combustion and relief air Join us for Series #2 - May 5th…

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COURSE- Intro to Blueprint Reading

March 11 @ 8:30 am - 4:30 pm
Mechanical Contractors Association (Chinook Room), 2725 12 St NE
Calgary, Alberta T2E7J2 Canada
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$315.00

Participants will learn how to read a set of construction blueprints and specifications. Using both residential and commercial samples of blueprints, participants will gain experience and practical knowledge for their day-to-day work in construction companies. What will you learn? Have an elementary knowledge of blueprint reading as it relates to building construction projects Understand in general terms the design process and the role of design professionals Understand how Building Codes and Bylaws impact blueprints Understand specifications and the contractual hierarchy Be able to…

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