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, short seminars and full day courses. These feature guest presenters on broad industry topics, product specific technical training, HR and other soft skills training, business skills and succession planning.

Programs are designed specifically for owners and senior management, service managers and technicians, HR leaders, frontline field and office staff to keep the entire team current and to help grow your career.

“I have taken both Project Management and Construction law courses through the MCA and these courses are a must for anyone starting in a management role. Since then, I have enrolled my staff to complete as well.” 

Cody Christman ,VP Strathcona Mechanical

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Mechanical Contractor & Hydronics Series

January 13 @ 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm MST

$80.00 – $272.00

Mechanical Contractor & Hydronics Series Part 1

This series of training seminars focus on topics that affect the work that hydronic installers, maintenance, and service contractors need to know or consider while working on hydronic systems.

Sessions are one hour currently on zoom. Full series January 13 & 27, February 10 & 24. You can purchase separately for $80.00 or all four sessions @ 15% off.

January 13th: The designer and installer relationship.

In this session we will explore the relationship between the hydronic designer and installer.

  • What is the job of the hydronic designer and how does their work translate into the work of the installer?
  • Information that’s required to present be presented to the designer by the installer.
  • Interpreting manufacturers’ instructions and schematics
  • Interpreting drawing to extract required construction information

Instructor: Dave Hughes

Dave has over 40 years of experience in the plumbing and heating industry and has worked with gas, boiler systems, solar thermal water heating systems, radiant floor heating systems, hydronic system controls, and residential and commercial hydronic system design. He has served 4 years as chair of the Canadian Hydronics Council, and sits on the CSA B214 Technical Committee. Dave is past chair of the Plumbing Sub-Council within Alberta’s Safety Codes Council. Dave has recently retired after 27 years, from the Northern Alberta Institute of Technology (NAIT) after leading and instructing within the Plumber, Gasfitter, and SteamFitter-Pipefitter  program areas. Active in the hydronics industry, Dave spearheaded the creation and implementation of the CHC Certified Hydronic Designer and Hydronic Installer programs.


Next session January 27: Troubleshooting a hydronic heating system. View here


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January 13
4:30 pm - 5:30 pm MST
$80.00 – $272.00




Mechanical Contractor’s Association
403 250-7237
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 Employers can get up to 2/3 of the registration fee (up to 10,000/employee/fiscal year) for training.