Our Community is Growing! Welcome to Our Most Recent Six New Members

In the past six weeks, MCABC has been pleased to welcome four mechanical contractors who are reputed for their expertise in installation, service, maintenance and retrofits in the high rise residential, ICI and residential sectors, as well as one Associate member and one Student member, Sean Bygrave. When you see them at one of our upcoming in-person events, please give them a warm welcome! To learn more about them click on their logos below.


Get in Front of Mechanical Contractors by Becoming
an MCABC Education Partner

Align your brand with industry professionalism and skilled trades - something members have told us is valuable to them and a high priority. MCABC Education Partners receive exposure throughout the whole year. Your logo will be included year-round on the website; on course website listings, course eBlasts and reminders. Speaking opportunities and advertising in the Informer are added benefits. The sooner you secure your sponsorship, the more exposure your company will have as we are now promoting courses. Only five opportunities are available, contact us soon!

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Calling all Future Committee Members!

Are you interested in helping MCABC drive change and make a difference? Do you have specific skills and experience that you are willing to share as we work towards our five-year plan? Would you like to broaden your volunteer experience?

If YES to any of the above, we want to hear from you! As part of its governance model, MCABC is identifying the Committees necessary to support our broadened focus. Immediate recruitment is underway for the following Committees:

  1. Service Committee – Mechanical Service Contractors are core to our industry. This is an opportunity to be a part of a Board Committee that will identify and focus on necessary priorities for the service sector.

  2. Conference Committee – This year’s MCABC Business Conference is a take-off on last year’s event. The 2022 Conference is May 31 & June 1st at the River Rock Casino Resort in Richmond. The Operational Committee will help plan and deliver the in-person function. A mix of Contractors and Associate members is important. Associate members take note: your participation is key to the success of the evening event and we need your help on the Committee.
We are currently organizing dates for both Committees to meet. Please share your interest by emailing info@mcabc.org or calling Kim Barbero (Service Committee) or Sarah Jones (Conference Committee).

2022 Budget - Bigger Deficits and Debt, but Some Opportunities for our Members

On Tuesday, Feb. 22, the NDP B.C. Government released Budget 2022: Stronger Together. Read our blog for a quick overview of the key highlights from the announcement and what it means for our industry and members.

Train Your Staff to Install Medical Gas starting March 29 plus Braze Testing in April

With several hospital projects and redevelopments on the horizon, now is the time to ensure your staff are certified to install medical gas. MCABC, NAIT and Kwantlen Polytechnic University are working together to offer 32 hours of online theory and a practical braze test in Surrey.

Upon successful completion of this course and braze test your staff will be eligible to apply to the CSA to write their “Medical Gas Piping and Systems Installations Certification” exam as outlined in the CSA Z7396.1 Standard. 

Learn more>>

Updated Safety Manual for Mechanical Contractors to be Unveiled March 4!

MCABC collaborated with the BC Construction Safety Alliance (BCCSA) to create a custom Safety Manual template for the industry. It was developed in consultation with our members, from large and small employers across BC. The group met regularly over four months dedicating many hours to customizing it for mechanical contractors. MCABC thanks Paul Baylis, RH Jones & Son Mechanical Ltd.; Sean Hamilton, First District Mechanical Group Ltd.; Joe Lowery, Pitt Meadows Plumbing & Mechanical Systems; and Chris Reynolds, Trotter & Morton Group of Companies for their input and time. We also want to thank BCCSA Regional Safety Advisors Travis Robertson and Tanya Steele for guiding us expertly through the process.

Safety Manual Session: Learn more>>

Are You Interested in Being an Instructor? 

Education is one of MCABC’s pillars, and in order to deliver custom training to mechanical contractors, we are seeking new and/or experienced instructors. If you have experience presenting or training and are interested in curriculum development we would like to hear from you. Some of the courses we want to offer include Estimating 101; Estimating 201; Project Management; Advanced Project Management; Dispatcher Training and BIM.

If you know of anyone please forward their contact info to Sarah Jones, Manager of Member Services & Professional Development at sjones@mcabc.org.

Coping Strategies session in Support of Women in Construction Week

MCA Canada and WIMC are offering an online workshop designed specifically for women in the construction industry. The intent is to teach participants practical skills and tools for dealing with stress and anxiety in their workplace. This free session takes place on March 11. Learn more>>> 

Rosie Mentoring Program deadline: March 31st

This free 6-month Program is designed for women entering, upskilling, or pivoting to careers in STEM, skilled trades, and leadership. Mentors will guide and assist Protégées one-on-one as they develop their desired skills and abilities, and work together to define goals and develop strategies for reaching them.

They are currently accepting applications for Mentors and Protégées within STEM, skilled trades, and leadership areas for their fourth cohort set to launch in April 2022. Learn more about Program details and requirements here.

New BuildForce Courses

Canadian Construction Contract Essentials Course

BuildForce is releasing a new course this week (Feb. 28): Canadian Construction Contract Essentials. This course was developed with advice and guidance from industry professionals and experts. The course focus is on providing a basic and practical understanding of Canadian construction contract and subcontract essentials using existing standard and non-standard industry contract and subcontract forms as examples.

Introduction to Mentorship Course

Now available, this course focuses on introducing the skills required to develop effective mentoring training relationships with a focus on communication skills that can be applied on the job with measurable results. It was designed specifically for onsite mentors and mentees in the construction and maintenance industry.

MCABC Education & Events Calendar


Get Familiar with the Updated Safety Manual for Mechanical Contractors
8:00 AM - 9:00 AM

MAR 28 - APR 28

Medical Gas Installation course (PLMR150) & Braze Test
Virtual (plus onsite practical test in Surrey) 

MAR 29

Building a Road Safety Program
8:00 AM - 10:00 AM
BCIT: 3700 Willingdon Ave. 

MAR 31

Associate-ED: Asbestos Awareness
Time TBA


Associate-ED: Motivating Teams and Tackling Turnover
8:00 AM - 8:30 AM

APR 18

Leadership & Service Culture (for Owners & Senior Managers) - joint session with BOMA BC
8:30 AM - 12:00 PM
250 Howe Street, Vancouver

Leadership & Service Culture (for employees)
1:00 PM - 4:30 PM
250 Howe Street, Vancouver

APR 28

Fortify Wellness Luncheon with Corey Hirsch 
11:30 AM - 2:00 PM
Civic Hotel: 13475 Central Ave., Surrey

MAY 31 - JUN 1

MCABC Business Conference
River Rock Casino Resort
Save the date!

AUG 11

MCABC Golf Classic
11:30 AM - 8:30 PM
Northview Golf & Country Club, Surrey


On December 1, 2021, MCABC launched Fortify Wellness, an innovative employee benefits plan exclusive to MCABC members. The competitive and comprehensive plan is the first of its kind for the mechanical contracting industry – by that we mean that by subscribing to the plan, you are investing in your industry. It’s a win-win! In addition to Fortify Wellness, there are a number of benefits to MCABC membership that we remind you to explore, including those found in the Members Hub.

Your MCABC membership also includes benefits derived from collaborative relationships and memberships that we maintain on your behalf:

  • The provincial government’s Deputy Ministers & Industry Infrastructure Forum (DMIIF)
  • Business Council of BC (BCBC)
  • Council of Construction Associations (COCA-BC)
  • BC Construction Safety Alliance (BCCSA)
  • Vancouver Regional Construction Association (VRCA)
  • B2E (Building to Electrification Coalition)
  • Regular industry roundtables
  • Mechanical Contractors Association of Canada (MCAC)

Show Your Affiliation with MCABC Around Town!

Every member has received one complimentary vehicle decal in the recent member package. Order more decals for all your fleet vehicles to proudly show people across the province that you’re a member. Visit the online Store to purchase more by March 18th. Purchase here>>

March 31 deadline for VRCA’s 2022 Project Award Nominations

This is your time to shine! Silver Award winners will be selected in 15 project categories. If you haven’t already, now is the time to start your nomination.

MCABC is looking forward to seeing and acknowledging our industry Silver Award Winners March 2 at the Awards of Excellence. Congratulations to the 2020 & 2021 nominees: 2020/2021 Silver Award Winners – VRCA Awards of Excellence 2021. 

World Plumbing Day March 11

MCABC is proud of its members for their focus and innovation that enables the delivery of clean water and sanitation systems. 

MCABC is a proud sponsor of Construction Month in April

Thank you to members of the mechanical contracting and construction industries for your unwavering commitment to build and maintain our built environment. Be sure to check out www.constructionmonth.ca for details.

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