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Informer Issue #2 February 2013

MCABC’s Run for Well-ness

IN THIS ISSUE 2

Message from MCABC President, Dean Loewen

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MCABC Run for Well-ness 2013

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MCABC Membership is the Key to Success - Renew your Dues!

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MCABC says Goodbye to a Friend & Association Member

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HOG’s 6th Annual Ride for Type 1 Diabetes

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World Plumbing Day is March 11th 2013 MCABC upcoming events are listed throughout.

RUN IF YOU CAN, WALK IF YOU MUST, CRAWL IF YOU HAVE TO, BUT NEVER GIVE UP!

Mechanical Contractors Association of British Columbia 223-3989 Henning Drive, Burnaby, BC V5C 6N5 P: (604) 205-5058 F: (604) 205-5075 www.mcabc.org

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Informer Issue #2 February 2013

MESSAGE AND UPDATE FROM PRESIDENT, DEAN LOEWEN By now you might have heard that MCABC is lacing up our sneakers, and stretching our legs, and gearing up for our Association’s “Run for Well-ness” at this year’s Scotiabank Vancouver Half-Marathon & 5K on June 23rd, 2013. Thanks to the inspiration from our National chairman, Brad Diggens, our team is dedicated to raising money for Operation Eyesight - an international development organization focused on the elimination of blindness caused by unsanitary water reservoirs and poor living conditions in developing countries. With your help, MCABC has the possibility of raising $15,000 towards the construction of a new water well for a developing area in need. Get it? “WELL”-ness? Take part in MCABC’s Run for Well-ness and help us reach our $15,000 goal. As your president, I will be there in full running spirit, ready to conquer the half marathon! Some will choose to run, some will choose to walk, some will choose to wheel themselves to the finish line, but whatever you do, come to show your support in any way that you can. You do not need to be part of MCABC to participate, as we want everyone to join in. Bring your friends, bring your family, your colleagues, your neighbours, and anyone in your network! Can you think of a better physical and mental challenge or a better place to be with friends and family June? We want you to join our team to help us to make a difference…and to make getting/staying in shape a blast! Run details:

http://canadarunningseries.com/svhm/svhmDET.htm

Many people have said to me, “…but Dean, I’m not a runner!” Let me remind everyone that you don’t need to be a seasoned runner to participate. Anybody can learn to run! Have you heard of the “Couch to 5K”? http://www.c25k.com/ Everyone is welcome!

Mechanical Contractors Association of British Columbia 223-3989 Henning Drive, Burnaby, BC V5C 6N5 P: (604) 205-5058 F: (604) 205-5075 www.mcabc.org

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Informer Issue #2 February 2013 RUN IF YOU CAN, WALK IF YOU MUST, CRAWL IF YOU HAVE TO, BUT NEVER GIVE UP! All you need to do is complete these 4 simple steps…

  (1) Register your name with MCABC Reserve your spot by letting us know that you are interested in joining our “Run for Well-ness” team. Send an email to staff@mcabc.org asap! Registration form (page 4) (2) Register your name with Scotiabank Vancouver Half-Marathon & 5K http://www.eventsonline.ca/events/crs_vanhalf/ *Reminder, the run will take place on Sunday June 23rd, 2013* (3) Raise funds and donate online with Operation Eyesight http://operationeyesight.akaraisin.com/scotiabankvancouver/mcabc *Donate all funds from family, co-workers, friends, & other sponsors directly through this special link* (4) Top fundraiser(s) will be awarded with a special PRIZE - Start fundraising today!

Minimum Commitment from Participants: Okay, most of us really want a cool tech T-shirt to prove that we have met the challenge of training and we’re part of something bigger than ourselves, right? Everyone who joins the MCABC’s Run for Well-ness and contributes at least $100 to our fundraising efforts will receive a special technical T-shirt. This will be a lasting reminder of your participation and effort. Go for it in 2013. Questions? Please contact MCABC or myself (Dean Loewen, MCABC President) for more information. More information will be distributed in the coming weeks...stay tuned! MCABC Office: (604) 205-5058 or staff@mcabc.org Dean Loewen: (250) 729-7440 or dean@westbaymechanical.com

Dean Loewen, President, MCABC

Mechanical Contractors Association of British Columbia 223-3989 Henning Drive, Burnaby, BC V5C 6N5 P: (604) 205-5058 F: (604) 205-5075 www.mcabc.org

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Mechanical Contractors Association of British Columbia 223-3989 Henning Drive, Burnaby, BC V5C 6N5 P: (604) 205-5058 F: (604) 205-5075 www.mcabc.org

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Informer Issue #2 February 2013 MCABC MEMBERSHIP IS THE KEY TO SUCCESS - RENEW YOUR DUES We need your financial support to make our activities possible. Many thanks to current and renewing MCABC members who have continued to support our initiatives in this community. Since this year is well underway, we would like to kindly remind all existing members to please remit your annual dues at your earliest opportunity. Membership dues help support the Association’s activities and educational goals. MCABC continually adds value to your membership by introducing new benefits for the same price. We hope that since your last renewal, you have taken advantage of the abundant ways MCABC membership can help you advance your business. If not, there’s still time to reap the rewards of an investment in your future. The same reasons why you joined MCABC in the first place are still applicable now: valuable knowledge to aid you in the workplace, and plentiful contacts to offer inside information on industry news.

Renew your dues

Need help renewing? Have any questions? Contact us today! staff@mcabc.org | 604.205.5058

MCABC IN THE VANCOUVER SUN On January 28th, 2013, MCABC’s Executive Vice President, Dana Taylor’s photo appeared in the Vancouver Sun newspaper. Monies raised for this cheque presentation are a result of the collective efforts of our members and friends - all of whom generously contributed their time, their effots, and their cash to our annual fundraiser. Dana Taylor, MCABC Executive Vice President (right) presents a cheque for $5,270 to David Walker (left) of the Alzheimer Society of BC.

Mechanical Contractors Association of British Columbia 223-3989 Henning Drive, Burnaby, BC V5C 6N5 P: (604) 205-5058 F: (604) 205-5075 www.mcabc.org

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Informer Issue #2 February 2013 MECHANICAL ESTIMATING 101 MCABC’s Mechanical Estimating 101 is designed to provide you with the fundamentals of estimating. The content of this course instruction will take you from the initial estimating thought process, through the steps of organizing an estimate, and finally, up to the standardization of forms of record and sources of information. At the end of the course, students will have been exposed to what an estimate is, what an estimator does, and what an estimate contains. Becoming an estimator requires practice; this course offers students the core skills that are needed to begin your career as an estimator, and to lead you to success! PRE-REQUISITE It would be beneficial but not essential to have some knowledge of: basic blueprint reading, basic plumbing/piping design and building & plumbing codes. COURSE CONTENT  Two Major Types of Estimates  Completion of Bid  Tools of the Trade  Changes in Contract  Labour and Material Take-off  Extras and Credits

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Pricing Sub Contracts Sub Contracts Plans and Specifications Purchase orders Contract Documents Bonds & Insurance

GENERAL INFORMATION

Location: MCABC Classroom, 123, 3989 Henning Drive, Burnaby, BC Dates:

THIS IS A TWO-DAY COURSE February 23 & 24, 2013 (8:00 am to 4:00 pm)

Fee:

MCABC Contractor Members Price $595 + 12 % HST (HST # 107686354) Non-members price $950 + 12% HST (HST # 107686354) This includes all course material, continental breakfast and coffee breaks (lunch is not included).

Instructor: David Ngai - British Columbia Institute of Technology (BCIT) If your company contributes to the Journeyman Training & Industry Promotion Fund, or if you are a member of UA Local 170, 80% of the member price will be refunded upon your successful completion of the course. All fees are payable with registration. MAKE YOUR CHEQUE PAYABLE TO: MCABC Fax this completed form to 604-205-5075, mail payment to: MCABC #223, 3989 Henning Drive, Burnaby, BC V5C 6N5 Name

Are you a member of or is your company signatory to Local 170

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Course Paid by:

#223 - 3989 Henning Drive, Burnaby, BC V5C 6N5 *phone (604)205-5058 or 1-800-663-8473 *fax (604)205-5075 e-mail staff@mcabc.org

Mechanical Contractors Association of British Columbia 223-3989 Henning Drive, Burnaby, BC V5C 6N5 P: (604) 205-5058 F: (604) 205-5075 www.mcabc.org

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2012 BC Plumbing Code Changes Speaker James Nylus, Plumbing/Building Inspector for the City of Port Moody will be the guest speaker on the 2012 BC Plumbing Code Changes and Updates.

Who should attend? Everyone and anyone that uses, references or includes the BC plumbing code in their work day. • •

Remember: Bring your questions with you and have James answer them Please pass this meeting notice to your colleagues whom may be interested in attending.

Register Early – Be in the Know!! WHERE:

The Executive Plaza, 405 North Rd, Coquitlam

WHEN:

Wednesday, February 27, 2013

TIME:

5:30 pm Presentation Starts Dinner and Q&A to follow

PRICE:

MCA Member $40 + HST (HST# 107686354) Non-MCA Member $60 + HST (HST# 107686354) REGISTER EARLY - FAX YOUR COMPLETED REGISTRATION FORM TO 604-205-5075 - OR E-MAIL staff@mcabc.org **No shows will be charged if not cancelled prior to Friday, Feb 22, 2013 

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Mechanical Contractors Association of British Columbia 223-3989 Henning Drive, Burnaby, BC V5C 6N5 P: (604) 205-5058 F: (604) 205-5075 www.mcabc.org

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Informer Issue #2 February 2013 It is with great sadness that we share with you the passing of one of our members Bill Kelly. William “Bill” Kelly, was born in Ireland August 14th, 1934, and passed away January 27th, 2013. Bill came to Canada in 1967 and worked as a plumber before starting his own company “Willmar” Plumbing in 1972. When his 3 sons began work with Willmar Plumbing, he renamed the company William Kelly & Sons Plumbing in 1984. He continued to work in Calgary, but due to the slow pace of Calgary’s construction industry at that time, Bill decided to move to Vancouver with his sons in 1989. Together, they started William Kelly & Sons Plumbing in BC, and have lived in the White Rock area ever since. Bill is survived by his wife Margaret Kelly (they shared their 57th wedding anniversary together last March, 2012). He is also survived by his daughter Anne Marie, his two sons: Liam & Anthony, his two sisters: Anne & Josephine, nine grandchildren, and five great grandchildren. He is predeceased by his son Andrew who passed away in 2002.

Bill Kelly

William Kelly 1934 - 2013

Family and friends are invited to attend Bill’s funeral service Monday February 4th, 2013 The Good Shepherd Church: 2250 150th Street, Surrey BC All are welcome to attend 12:00pm (noon) – 12:45pm Viewing (optional) 1:00pm Funeral Service

THE GET YOUTH WORKING! PROGRAM HAS BEEN EXTENDED TO MARCH 31, 2013 + HIRING INCENTIVE INCREASED TO $2,800! There is a burial after the funeral mass at Gardens of Gethsemani located at 15800 32nd Avenue Surrey BC All are welcome to attend

The Get Youth Working! Program, funded through the Canada-British Columbia Labour Market Agreement, offers employers a $2,800 incentive (upthetoreception 3 employees at if$2,800 each)to to hirethe eligible *You may alsohiring proceed directly to at the hall do not want attend burial. youth 15 to 29 years of age. Additionally, employersReception: may request to $1,000 to purchase Star up of the Sea Community Hall, training for the newly hired youth. The Hiring Incentive application is easy! Conduct your own recruiting 15262 Pacific Avenue, White Rock BCand at any time during your recruiting process, or when you are ready to hire, complete and submit an online application. The approval process is All are welcome to attend quick and if you and your proposed new hire meet the program criteria, you are eligible for the funding!

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To find out more about the Program, please visit www.getyouthworking.ca or call toll-free 1-877-866-3100.

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Mechanical Contractors Association of British Columbia 223-3989 Henning Drive, Burnaby, BC V5C 6N5 P: (604) 205-5058 F: (604) 205-5075 www.mcabc.org

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Informer Issue #2 February 2013

Attention Contractors: Switch the ‘Stat needs you! Thermostat hermostat recycling is good for your business and the environment.  Many older thermostats have mercury switches in them, which can pollute the air, water and soil if they go to landfill.

Join more than 900 participants across Canada who have already signed up to help keep mercury out of the air, water and soil!

 Switch the ‘Stat is aan n extended producer responsibility program through which thermostat manufacturers pay for the responsible recycling of thermostats in order to divert them from landfill.  Switch the ‘Stat is free of cost for participants, who receive collection containers and pre-paid shipping waybills to recycle old thermostats just by signing up.  Participating in Switch the ‘Stat is a great way to promote your business. As a participating rticipating location, your business will be posted to the Switch the ‘Stat website and you will receive free promotional materials to help spread word to your customers.  According to Environment Canada, just one gram of mercury is enough to pollute an eight hectare lake to the point where the fish are inedible for an entire year.  Each thermostat mercury switch contains approximately 2.5 grams of mercury and there are typically 11–4 4 switches per mercury mercury-containing thermostat.  Visit www.switchthestat.ca to learn more about the program. Register online or by returning the form on the back side of this sheet.

DO YOUR PART, REGISTER TODAY! Administered by:

Supported by:

Delivered by:

Mechanical Contractors Association of British Columbia 223-3989 Henning Drive, Burnaby, BC V5C 6N5 P: (604) 205-5058 F: (604) 205-5075 www.mcabc.org

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Informer Issue #2 February 2013

National Seminar Program Canadian Mechanical Contracting Education Foundation 601 – 280 Albert Street, Ottawa, Ontario K1P 5G8 Phone: 613-232-5169 Fax: 613-235-2793 eMail cmcef@cmcef.org Website: www.cmcef.org

2012/13

Webinar Series: Defining the Service Experience - Creating the Service Experience Maintaining the Service Experience “Building For The Future”

When and Where… Time: 11:00 AM (EASTERN) Duration: Approx. 1hr. Webinar 3: th February 26 , 2013 Maintaining the Service Experience

Three different webinars will be offered in this series. Please see the other brochures for details.

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Course Fee - $50 each person + GST/HST or Unlimited attendance $100 + GST/HST

Payment… Visa, MC, Amex Invoicing for Members Only

Webinar 3 Maintaining the Service Experience This webinar analyzes the role of management in supporting and reinforcing technicians in the skills and attitudes needed to deliver an exceptional service experience. We will provide managers with practical exercises that they can use to maintain technician focus on delivering an exceptional service experience to ensure that management’s efforts are sustained. Who Is The Presenter? Jim Baston is a management consultant and trainer and President of Baston, Barnett & Associates Inc. He has more than 28 years of sales, marketing and operational experience in technical product and service industries. Prior to founding Baston, Barnett & Associates Inc., Jim was a Divisional General Manager with a $100 million plus service and contracting company. Jim holds an MBA from the University of Toronto, and has lectured on Marketing Management at Seneca College in Toronto. He has an active history in several industry related organizations and is a past Director for the York Region District Board of the Canadian National Institute for the Blind. Jim is currently a member of the Canadian Association of Management Consultants and the Canadian Society for Training and Development.

Registration Information:

 Webinar 3: Fee ($50 + GST/HST)

Company Name:

Contact:

Address:

City:

Phone: Attendee + email

Fax:

Unlimited Attendance ($100 + GST/HST)

Province:

Postal:

eMail: Amount (+ GST):

Method of Payment: Card Number: Cardholder Name:

 Invoice Me (Members Only)

Visa

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Expiration: Signature:

Please use our on-line registration at www.cmcef.org or fax this form to 613.235.2793 Mechanical Contractors Association of British Columbia 223-3989 Henning Drive, Burnaby, BC V5C 6N5 P: (604) 205-5058 F: (604) 205-5075 www.mcabc.org

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Informer Issue #2 February 2013

LANGLEY CHAPTER OF H.O.G. 6TH ANNUAL SUMMER SIZZLE ®

PRESENTS OUR

RIDE FOR TYPE 1 DIABETES

In Support of JDRF - The Global Leader In Type 1 Diabetes Research

POKER RUN JUNE 21 & 22 2013

OPEN INVITATION – THIS EVENT IS OPEN TO ALL MAKES OF MOTORCYCLES Calling all motorcycle enthusiasts! The Langley Chapter of H.O.G.® invites you to come ride with us through the scenic roads of Langley and the Fraser Valley. After the Poker Run, enjoy a first class dinner and all the dancing you can handle.

FRIDAY JUNE 21 4:00pm - 8:00pm 6:00pm - 8:00pm

Registration / Check-In & First Card Draw Barnes Harley-Davidson®, Langley Welcome Party BBQ Barnes Harley-Davidson®, Langley

SATURDAY JUNE 22 8:00am - 9:30am 8:30am - 10:00am 5:30pm - 12:00am

Day of Registration / Check–In & First Card Draw Barnes Harley-Davidson®, Langley Breakfast at J.D. Farms 24726 – 56 Avenue, Langley Reception, Dinner & Dance Dance to the Sound of Beach Patrol Pacific Inn Resort Hotel, 1160 King George Hwy, White Rock • www.pacificinn.com

For full information or to download a registration package, please visit: barneshd.com or langleyhog.org Sponsored By

Presented by the Langley Chapter

Barnes Harley-Davidson® • 8859 - 201st Street • Langley • t. 604.534.6044 • f. 604.534.6077 • barneshd.com

Mechanical Contractors Association of British Columbia 223-3989 Henning Drive, Burnaby, BC V5C 6N5 P: (604) 205-5058 F: (604) 205-5075 www.mcabc.org

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Informer Issue #2 February 2013 LANGLEY CHAPTER OF H.O.G. 6TH ANNUAL SUMMER SIZZLE ®

PRESENTS OUR

RIDE FOR TYPE 1 DIABETES POKER RUN • JUNE 21 & 22, 2013

In Support of JDRF - The Global Leader In Type 1 Diabetes Research

REGISTRATION

OPEN TO ALL MOTORCYCLES!

REGISTRANT 1 Group Association First Name

Last Name

Address

City

Country

Prov/State

Telephone

Postal / Zip Code

Email

T-Shirt Order

 Men’s

 Women’s

 XS

 S

 M

 L

 XL

 2XL

 3XL

Hoodie Order

 Men’s

 Women’s

 XS

 S

 M

 L

 XL

 2XL

 3XL

REGISTRANT 2 Group Association First Name

Last Name

Address

City

Country

Prov/State

Telephone

Postal / Zip Code

Email

T-Shirt Order

 Men’s

 Women’s

 XS

 S

 M

 L

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Hoodie Order

 Men’s

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REGISTRATION Price

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Full Pre-Registration

Before May 3, 2013

$55

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Full On-Site Registration

After May 3, 2013

$65

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Poker Run Only

Any Time

$25

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Dinner & Dance Only

Any Time

$45

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T-Shirt Order

Pre-Order

$20

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Hoodie Order

Pre-Order

$40

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On-Site

$25

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PAYMENT Payment Method

 Visa

 Mastercard

 Money Order

 Cheque

Credit Card #

Expiry Date

Name on Card

Signature

Total $

Please make cheques and money orders payable to BARNES HARLEY-DAVIDSON®. US money at par. Please DO NOT send cash. NO REFUNDS ON REGISTRATIONS OR MERCHANDISE. Mail completed forms to:

Barnes Harley-Davidson® 8859 - 201 Street, Langley, BC V2Y 0C8 Tel: 604.534.6044 Fax: 604.534.6077 www.barneshd.com

For further details contact: H.O.G.® Chapter Contact: Marcia Tel: 604.882.8199 langleyhog.org or summersizzle@langleyhog.org

Mechanical Contractors Association of British Columbia 223-3989 Henning Drive, Burnaby, BC V5C 6N5 P: (604) 205-5058 F: (604) 205-5075 www.mcabc.org

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Informer Issue #2 February 2013

WORLD PLUMBING DAY IS MARCH 11TH, 2013 The time has come to celebrate World Plumbing Day! Join us as we celebrate and appreciate those industries and professions that seek to provide us with privileged access to clean drinking water and basic sanitation. Established in 2010, thanks to the efforts of the World Plumbing Council (WPC), World Plumbing Day is dedicated to helping the general public better understand the vital role that the plumbing industry plays in protecting public health and safety, the extent to which it helps limit mankind’s environmental footprint, and other important work performed by contractors, inspectors, installers, engineers, and manufacturers that is often taken for granted. On March 11, 2013, plumbing organizations across the country are joining the Mechanical Contractors Association of Canada (MCAC) and the Canadian Institute of Plumbing and Heating (CIPH) to undertake activities with the aim of raising awareness of the important role played by Canada’s plumbing industry. Show your support on World Plumbing Day by spreading the word and helping raise awareness on behalf of this cause. “Safe clean water and sanitation are a human right. Plumbing is important and plumbers need to be treated as true industry professionals”. -Robert D Burgon, Chairman of World Plumbing Council

For more information please visit: http://www.worldplumbingday.org/

NEW ISSUE OF MCABC PLUMBING AND MECHANICAL MAGAZINE

NOW AVAILABLE! Hey MCABC Members, the next edition of MCABC’s Plumbing and Mechanical Magazine is now available! If you haven’t received one in the post, swing by our office to pick up your copy today, or contact us and we’ll mail it to you! The MCABC Plumbing and Mechanical Magazine is the official publication of the Mechanical Contractors Association of BC. As an industry-savvy trade publication, the pages of this magazine are devoted to the issues, practices, and industry trends shaping our professional field. MCABC invites you to explore the pages of our magazine and contribute to the conversation by sharing your feedback with us! If you are interested in showcasing your company in the pages of our magazine, or should you wish to advertise with us in upcoming issues, contact us today: 604.205.5058 ext 223, or email rlipsey@mcabc. org

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Informer Issue #2 February 2013 ATTENTION MCABC MEMBERS AND EMPLOYERS: LOOKING FOR NEW STAFF? CHECK OUT THE MCABC WEBSITE FOR POTENTIAL CANDIDATES!

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Go online to: www.mcabc.org

I work in the trades and I posted my resume on the MCABC website.

Login with your username/password MCABC is your resource for available hires in the Mechanical trades. New resumes are posted to our database every month, so be sure to check back regularly, as you may find your ideal candidate right on our website. The best part is that you can search for potential candidates, absolutely FREE! We also offer MCABC members/employers the option of submitting job postings on our website for FREE for a 2 week period (nonmembers pay per posting). Contact us now to ask us how: staff@mcabc.org

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Informer Issue #2 February 2013 A NEW BENEFIT FOR MCABC MEMBERS - CREATE AN EMPLOYEE POLICY MANUAL AT A HIGHLY REDUCED COST! MCABC, working in conjunction with CPM Manuals of Vancouver, has just completed a new exclusive Employee Policy Manual program for our members. The fact is; if you have employees, you have employee policies, but if those policies are not carefully reviewed and provided to all employees IN WRITING, you are exposed to all kinds of potential human resources problems. You may not realize how vital a thorough and up-to-date employee policy handbook really is. Without a manual, many businesses have been forced to deal with wrongful dismissal problems, grievances and workplace friction which might otherwise have been avoided. For more than a decade, CPM Manuals has provided businesses from a variety of industries with comprehensive employee policy manuals. They use a unique system that yields an exceptional product quickly and at a fraction of the cost of typical “start-from scratch” consulting solutions. That is why we are introducing you to CPM manuals, a company that can help you develop a customized manual crafted to the specific needs of your company. And the really good news? Through our agreement with CPM Manuals members enjoy the exclusive opportunity to acquire a fully compliant, thorough, customized employee policy created for BC businesses at an exclusive price of $995. This is a discount of $2,000 off the standard commercial price of $2,995. CPM Manuals will also throw in their very thorough “Guide to Preparing an Effective Employee Policy Manual”. This fifteen page copyrighted publication addresses areas such as “What to Expect from a Policy Manual”, “Pitfalls of Putting Workplace Policies in Writing”, “Deciding What to Put In and What to Leave Out” and “Legal Issues” to name a few of the sections. This booklet provides a thorough overview of the HR environment as it relates to company policies and is a valuable tool to anyone considering an employee manual. Contact MCABC to find out how you can take advantage of this opportunity to develop your own employee policy manual by calling 604.205.5058 or email: staff@mcabc.org

COME JOIN OUR ONLINE COMMUNITY MCABC is online, on time, and ready to connect with our members in the community. Come “LIKE” us on FACEBOOK and follow us twitter to join in on the MCABC conversation and receive instant updates and notifications.

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Informer Issue #2 February 2013

Island Chapter Dinner Meeting Tuesday, March 26, 2013 Comfort Inn, Victoria (3020 Blanshard Street) Seminar 5:00 pm Dinner, PNP Presentation & Association Updates to follow

Join the MCABC friends and colleagues for 2 great presentations! 1) Tendering, Contracts and the Builder’s Lien Do you know your legal rights and obligations with a construction project, from the tendering phase through to the contract to the end of the project? During the construction process, those legal rights and obligations change and expand based on the contractual relationships between the parties. In order to ensure that a project is built properly, on time and on budget, it is important that all involved know and understand their basic contractual rights and obligations. Tyler Galbraith has been practicing construction law for 10 years with a focus on the law of builder’s liens and construction contracts and the tendering phase. Bring your questions for Tyler and join us. 2) The British Columbia Provincial Nominee Program (PNP) How can the BC PNP program help your business? Join us where a representative from the Economic Immigration Programs Branch of the Ministry of Jobs, Tourism & Skills Training answers our questions and enlighten us on the program for BC.

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Company Note: No shows will be charged if not cancelled prior to March 21st. Please fax your completed form to MCABC at 1-604-205-5075 or e-mail staff@mcabc.org

Mechanical Contractors Association of BC (MCABC) #223, 3989 Henning Drive, Burnaby, BC, Canada - V5C 6N5 Phone: 604-205-5058 / Toll-Free: 1-800-663-8473 / Fax: 604-205-5075 Website: www.mcabc.org e-mail staff@mcabc.org

Mechanical Contractors Association of British Columbia 223-3989 Henning Drive, Burnaby, BC V5C 6N5 P: (604) 205-5058 F: (604) 205-5075 www.mcabc.org

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Informer Issue #2 February 2013 MECHANICAL ESTIMATING 201 This course is the follow-up course of estimating 101. It is designed to 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. Remember to become an estimator requires practice. Should you put into practice the material given to you in this course, you will not only become an estimator, you will become a successful estimator.

PRE-REQUISITE Successful completion of Estimating 101 or equivalency upon Instructor’s approval. Please contact Jane at the MCABC office if you wish to take the equivalency test 604-205-5058.

COURSE CONTENT Request for Quotation List of Known Bidders/Subtrade list Plumbing take-off Plumbing write up Heating take-off Heating write up

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GENERAL INFORMATION Location: Comfort Inn, 3020 Blanshard Street, Victoria, BC Dates:

THIS IS A TWO DAY COURSE April 6 & 7, 2013 (8:00 am – 5:00 pm)

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MCABC Contractor Members Price $595 + 12% HST (HST #107686354) Non-members price $995 + 12% HST (HST #107686354) (This includes all course material, continental breakfast and coffee break, please note lunch is not included).

Registrants employed by Journeyman Training & Industry Promotion Fund contributing companies, and eligible UA Local 170 members are entitled to a rebate equal to 80% of the MCABC member price, upon successful completion of the course. All fees are payable with registration. By Credit Card: fax to 604-205-5075 MAKE YOUR CHEQUE PAYABLE TO: MCABC Mail this completed form and your payment to: 223, 3989 Henning Drive, Burnaby, BC V5C 6N5 Name

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#223 - 3989 Henning Drive, Burnaby, BC V5C 6N5 *phone (604) 205-5058 *fax (604) 205-5075 e-mail staff@mcabc.org

Mechanical Contractors Association of British Columbia 223-3989 Henning Drive, Burnaby, BC V5C 6N5 P: (604) 205-5058 F: (604) 205-5075 www.mcabc.org

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You might have heard that the Canadian Mint will eliminate the production of the penny later this year ...and who needs pennies anyway?!?!

MCABC is raising awareness and $$$ for the BC Self Advocacy Foundation

About the BC Self Advocacy Foundation The BC Self Advocacy Foundation (BCSAF) is an organization whose sole purpose is to assist people with developmental disabilities to become full, participating citizens in their own communities. Their vision is a future where the voices of people with developmental disabilities are heard and respected. NO MORE BARRIERS! http://bcsaf.org/

How You Can Help the BCSAF Empty your pockets, dump out your drawers, scavenge your car, and collect all of those stray pennies that are cluttering up your space, and send them to MCABCâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s penny drive. That annoying loose change can now be put to good use!

Drop them off at our office: #223-3989 Henning Drive (Burnaby) or bring them with you to our next event!


Informer Issue #2 February 2013

MCABC 2013 Conference: A Desert Diversion Get ready MCABC members & friends, On May 3rd & 4th, we’re heading to Canada’s desert lands for next year’s big conference and AGM. We’ll be staying at the beautiful Spirit Ridge Vineyard Resort and Spa in Osoyoos, BC. More information and an exciting calendar of events will start to develop over the next few months - keep your eyes peeled! Now that the location has been chosen, don’t leave your accommodations to the last minute…

Book Your Room Today! 1-bedroom units are based on up to 2 adults per room. 2-bedroom units are based on up to 4 adults per room. Additional people are $25.00 per person per night. Children under 18 years stay free with adults. Accommodation rates include internet access, parking and use of all Spirit Ridge Vineyard & Resort amenities. The above rates do not include taxes. Currently, there is 12% HST (Harmonized Sales Tax) & 2% DMT (Destination Marketing Tax). MCABC’s Room Rate will be extended 3 days prior and 3 days post event (subject to availability upon booking) As us how to book your stay online Contact our office today: staff@mcabc.org 604.205.5058 Or call the resort toll free: 1.877.313.WINE (9463) Local: 250.495.5445 Spirit Ridge Vineyard Resort & Spa, 1200 Rancher Creek Road, Osoyoos, British Columbia Canada V0H 1V0 Fax: 250.495.5447 Email: stay@spiritridge.ca

Mechanical Contractors Association of British Columbia 223-3989 Henning Drive, Burnaby, BC V5C 6N5 P: (604) 205-5058 F: (604) 205-5075 www.mcabc.org

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Informer Issue #2 February 2013

MCABC Calendar of Events FEBRUARY 2013 Mechanical Estimating 101 (Burnaby) Saturday, February 23rd and 24th MCABC Classroom #123 - 3989 Henning Drive Burnaby, BC Vancouver Chapter Meeting 2012 Plumbing Code Changes Wednesday February 27th 405 North Rd., (The Executive Plaza) Coquitlam, BC

EXECUTIVES PRESIDENT Dean Loewen (Vancouver Island) West Bay Mechanical Ltd. SECRETARY TREASURER & PAST PRESIDENT Mike Ohlmann Fred Welsh Ltd. VICE PRESIDENTS Wayne Davidson (Vancouver Chapter Chairman) Davidson Bros Mechanical Contractors Ltd. Angus Macpherson (IMIRA Chairman) Cairnview Mechanical Ltd.

MARCH 2013 Island Chapter Dinner Meeting Tuesday March 26th Comfort Inn 3020 Blanshard Street

APRIL 2013 Mechanical Estimating 201 (Victoria) Saturday April 6th - Sunday April 7th Comfort Inn 3020 Blanshard Street

Andrew Wong Alpha Mechanical Contracting Ltd. Dana Taylor MCABC Executive Vice President DIRECTORS Brian Bradshaw Altac Services Inc John Davina Kal-West Building Systems Inc Brad Haysom Tight 5 Contracting Ltd

More MCABC Events TBA!

Neil Holbeche Ipex Inc (Associates Chairman) Ross Macdonald Control Solutions Ltd Richard McLatchie Lockerbie & Hole

Get in touch with us!

Send us your feedback, your comments and your thoughts on this issue - We want to hear from you!

Dale Miller Division 15 Mechanical Ltd Jim Myers Jeda Mechanical Limited Rob Noel BC Comfort Ltd (MIRA Chairman)

Is there an event in which youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;d like us to be involved? Does your company have an industry announcement or news worth sharing with the wider community?

Earl Storey B.A. Robinson (Associates 1st Vice-Chairman)

Contact us for more info: rlipsey@mcabc.org

Len Voon Aarc West Mechanical Insulation

Dan Taillefer Viaduct Sheet Metal Ltd

Mechanical Contractors Association of British Columbia 223-3989 Henning Drive, Burnaby, BC V5C 6N5 P: (604) 205-5058 F: (604) 205-5075 www.mcabc.org

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