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    • September 14, 2022
    • 8:30 AM - 9:30 AM
    • Virtual Event

    The Builders Lien Act provides a very useful tool in the toolbox of an unpaid subcontractor or trade contractor, but has set processes and timelines that must be followed in order to allow a subcontractor or trade contractor to avail itself of the Act’s rights and remedies. However, the Builders Lien Act is commonly misunderstood including with respect to certificates of completion, the claim of lien filing period and the holdback period.  The learning objectives of this presentation include:

    • Know and understand how to obtain the issuance of a certificate of completion.
    • Know the claim of lien filing period and related triggering events.
    • Know the holdback period and related triggering events.


    Tyler Galbraith, Partner at Jenkins Marzban Logan LLP

    Tyler Galbraith practices in the areas of construction law including contract drafting, procurement, disputes and liens. He has appeared before all levels of court in British Columbia and has been involved in several appeals, trials, arbitrations and mediations. He has acted in numerous builders lien and tender cases, disputes arising from delays, defective work, contract termination, bond claims and insurance coverage. He is the author of numerous construction law articles and other publications, with a focus on tender and builders lien issues.

    Education and Bar Admission

    • B.A., with distinction: University of Victoria, 1997
    • LL.B: University of British Columbia, 2002
    • Called to the Bar: British Columbia, 2004

    • September 15, 2022
    • 8:30 AM - 9:45 AM
    • Virtual Event

    We’re all talking about climate action but what does it actually mean for the mechanical contracting industry in BC? What steps is your company taking to facilitate the reduction of greenhouse gas emissions? How prepared are you to meet the targets that have been set by the federal, provincial, regional and local governments?  It’s time to cut through the chatter of climate policy and get clear on the facts. Whether you are involved in new construction or the built environment, the journey to net-zero is well on its way. It’s time to catch up – time to prepare your business and your people for climate targets, new regulations and new “green jobs” in the mechanical contracting trades.


    Erik Blair, Senior Planner, Metro Vancouver

    Christine Gustafson, Owner and Principal Consultant of Harbourgreene Consulting Inc.

    Micah Lang, Senior Green Building Planner, City of Vancouver

    • September 19, 2022
    • 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • Virtual

    Let's cut to the chase - what does a business leader need to know about BIM to help decide if it's right for their company? This one-hour session is led by your colleagues in BC's mechanical contracting industry. They will provide a brief description of what BIM is and what it can be used for; the benefits and challenges of BIM; plus two case studies that show how it can be used for both small and large projects. 

    Who should attend: 

    Anyone at the company can attend, however, this is a great chance for owners, senior leaders or anyone making decisions on adopting BIM to get some clarity. 


    Chris Little, VDC Western Canada Manager, Modern Niagara
    Speaker from Pitt Meadows Plumbing & Mechanical Systems
    Kyle Wisniewski, Division Manager, Black & McDonald

    • October 03, 2022
    • October 06, 2022
    • 4 sessions
    • Virtual Classroom
    • 30

    Part of the Building Capacity from Within series, this course provides basic and advanced tools for forepersons and field supervisors to become effective project managers. For new project managers who need to deliver successful construction projects, this course introduces the essential tools of project planning and execution in a contracting environment.

    Participants practice project management techniques on a simple turn-key construction project that is developed through the complete project life cycle, from initial project proposal and definition, through project implementation, and finally to the often neglected project completion phase.

    Participants will have the ability to implement a structured process to successfully deliver construction projects of any size for their organizations and for their customers. 

    Course topics:
    • Essential skillset and duties for Project Managers
    • What Project Managers should know about estimating
    • Effective turnover meeting systems and check list
    • Productivity management and materials storage and handling
    • Principles and practices of project planning and scheduling
    • Contract and impact costs
    • Change order pricing and best management practices
    • Project tracking to improve the bottom-line
    • Schedule compression techniques and cost impact
    • Post-mortem review items


    $825 plus tax for members (to pay by EFT call MCABC)
    $1,825 plus tax for nonmembers (sign up for membership within one month of the session to be eligible for a $1,000 reimbursement on the cost of membership!)

    EFT Payment is also accepted. Please contact us directly at info@mcabc.org to make a booking and we will issue you an invoice and EFT details.

    About the instructor: Tim Wentz, PE, HBDP, LEED-AP

    Tim has presented well over 100 presentations, workshops, seminars, webinars and keynote addresses at international, national and regional conferences, conventions and meetings. He is active in ASHRAE and currently serves as chair of the ASHRAE Associate Society Alliance, President-Elect Advisory Committee, the Treasurer-Elect Advisory Committee, and Chair of the Society Transformation Ad Hoc Committee.

    From 2002 to 2018 he was Associate Professor Department of Construction Management at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. He taught Mechanical Estimating, Professional Practice and Ethics, Introduction to Construction, Physical Environmental Systems I (Mechanical), Problems in Construction, Construction Specifications II, Professional Trends in Design/Build, Building Benchmarking and Disclosure, Senior Construction Projects (Capstone), and Mechanical-Electrical Project Management. Prior to that he was Vice-President at George H. Wentz, Inc. where he was responsible for mechanical design, management, and coordination of commercial projects.

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