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MCABC Members Setting the Bar High for Excellence

Congratulations to all 2020 and 2021 Silver Award Winners announced by VRCA since the last Informer. A special call-out to nine MCABC member companies that took the lead in each of their respective categories. Be sure to reference their projects

  • Black & McDonald Limited
  • Core Mechanical
  • Davidson Bros. Mechanical Contractors
  • Division 15 Mechanical Ltd.
  • Fred Welsh
  • Houle Electric
  • Modern Niagara
  • Pitt Meadows Plumbing
  • Trotter & Morton Building Technologies Inc.

    July Welcomed Three New Members

    MCABC is pleased to welcome the following companies to its membership - as below. Please visit the websites of our new members to learn more about their products and services.

      MCABC Golf Classic Attracts a Crowd – of golfers and industry supporters

      We are looking forward to tomorrow’s Golf Classic at Morgan Creek Golf Course. A special call-out to our sponsors and prize donors listed on the home page and events section of These companies have generously contributed to what is anticipated to be an extraordinary day. Please be sure to check out who they are, visit their websites and reach out to them directly to learn more about their products and services.

      All registered golfers will have already received a communication from MCABC with key information for the day. Visit Morgan Creek’s website for details about the course, including policies and dress code.  

        Take a break on the Golf Course and catch a fish in support of EVA BC

        We know you love to golf. We also know you fancy fishing! Like last year, this year’s MCABC Golf Classic participants will have an opportunity to show their support for the Ending Violence Association of BC (EVA BC). Come prepared to enter your team in a little fishing competition – lobster isn’t just for the Atlantic, is it?!?!

          MCABC Meetings, Events & Education: COVID-19

          MCABC’s Board of Directors is carefully assessing the way forward with regards to fall and winter in-person meetings, member events and education. Our intention is to be cautious and, at minimum, to continue to align with BC’s Restart Plan. Step 4 is expected as early as September 7th. Learn more about MCABC’s COVID-19 Policy>>

          In the meantime, member programming will continue online while we begin planning for in-person options.

            Government extends COVID-19 benefits and business supports

            See more on MCABC's COVID Resources page>> 

              Health & Safety Manual for Mechanical Contractors

              We are in the final stages of bringing together our industry’s subject matter experts to work with BCCSA on development of a customized Health & Safety Manual for mechanical contractors in BC. Have a question? Want to participate? Please contact Sarah Jones, Manager, Member Services & Professional Development:

                BCCSA Resources Support the Transition from COVID-19 Plans to Communicable Disease Prevention

                Thank you to WorkSafeBC and BCCSA for this week’s Coffee Talk session. To access resources that support communicable disease prevention as part of your company’s Health and Safety program, visit Thanks to Ucora for sponsoring this Coffee Talk session. 

                  MCABC Represented on Provincial DMIIF Committee

                  MCABC is pleased to announce that CEO Kim Barbero has been named a Special Advisor to the Deputy Minister’s Industry Infrastructure Forum (DMIIF), joining seven other construction Association Special Advisors, as well as provincial Deputy Ministers, Associates and Assistants from the six large infrastructure ministries and six construction industry representatives. Learn more>>

                  Have your say on paid sick leave!

                  Consultation is underway to help inform development of permanent sick leave in BC. Employers in BC are invited to share their input here>>

                    MCABC Awards BCIT 2021 Mechanical Systems student

                      Congratulations to BCIT Student Steven Kozminuk, the recipient of MCABC’s Mechanical Systems Award. Steven, who will be continuing his Mechanical Engineering Degree at UBC, looks forward to joining the industry following completion of his Bachelor’s Degree. Congratulations Steven!

                      Be sure to vote in Canada's Federal Election September 20!

                        Richard McKeagan Scholarship Series — deadline for applications extended to Aug 27th  

                        Do you know someone who is studying in the mechanical contracting or mechanical engineering fields and qualifies to be considered for a scholarship through our national representative, MCAC, and its education partners? Close to $16,000 in scholarships is up for awards and the deadline has been extended to attract as much interest as possible. We know that BC has some deserving students and talent. Please share the news!

                        Eligibility requirements include:

                        • Must be a Student Chapter Member or child/ward of salaried employee of MCAC member company (company needs to be member for at least one year).
                        • Applicants must be enrolled in a full-time post secondary program leading to a degree, certificate, or diploma from an accredited Canadian university, college or apprenticeship program, with a minimum “B” average for the previous year.
                        • Applicants may also be a registered apprentice in a mechanical contracting trade.
                        • Must not otherwise receive a major scholarship or bursary.

                        Learn more at

                          Skilled Trades Certification: Have your Say

                          Now is the time to contribute to the conversation about Skilled Trades Certification. In June, the provincial government announced the 10 trade certifications, including four specific to the Mechanical Contracting trades:

                          • Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Mechanic
                          • Gasfitter A&B
                          • Steamfitter/Pipefitter
                          • Sheet Metal Worker

                          In addition to the roundtables that have been underway, the Industry Training Authority (ITA) is encouraging members of the construction industry to complete the online survey and workbook. The ITA is gathering feedback until September 10th.

                            Have your Say: Steamfitter/Pipefitter Red Seal Occupational Standard Survey

                            You are invited to participate in a review of the draft of the new Red Seal Occupational Standard for the Steamfitter/Pipefitter trade for Canada. The deadline for input is Aug 30th. The results will be shared with the provincial training authority:

                              The Coveted Project Management Program is Back and Online

                              Consider this a fall educational commitment. You won’t be disappointed. In partnership with the University of Waterloo, MCAC in partnership with its CEC partners has put out the call for this Gold Seal and Blue Seal accredited program.

                              Health & Safety Conference

                              The BC Construction Safety Alliance (BCCSA) has pulled out all stops for its virtual Health & Safety Conference on October 14th. Learn more and register>> 

                              Fortis BC Incentive Structure for Small Commercial New Construction

                              Last month, Fortis BC launched the Small Commercial New Construction Program which is intended to bridge the gap between the New Home and Commercial New Construction Program. Qualifying projects include commercial, institutional, multi-unit residential, or light industrial building, no larger than 50,000 square feet. Learn more>> 

                              MCA Alberta Extends Member rate to MCABC Members: Purchasing Best Practices - Sept 23

                              MCABC members are invited to register for this interactive online training session hosted by the Mechanical Contractors Association of Alberta on September 23.

                                Gas Codes Consultation – Tech Safety BC inviting you to have your say 

                                Technical Safety BC is inviting comments from MCABC members on the potential impacts of the proposed adoption of the latest editions of the CSA B149 gas code series, the CSA Z662 standard, and the BNQ-1784 for use in BC.

                                Most gas contractors and gasfitters commonly use the CSA B149.1 for equipment installation and CSA B149.3 for approvals. The changes in the new code would include:

                                • Requiring a permitting process for stationary engines
                                • New requirements for regulators and overpressure protection
                                • A newly consolidated annex for requirements from mobile food trucks

                                This consultation will be open until September 14th. You can comment on these changes and potential impacts on Tech Safety BC’s consultation page

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