JULY 2022

MCABC Members,

July was our month! And we are sneaking in right under the radar to share the good news. Since the last Informer, we have welcomed eight new members to MCABC. Please be sure to learn more about your fellow members, reach out to them and continue to share the benefits of membership, including a redefined Next Gen group that is gearing up for a whole lot of activity and a new Mechanical Service Contractors Committee that is serious about moving the needle in the built environment.

Speaking of numbers…it really was a record month. We secured a double shotgun for the Annual Golf Classic at Northview – yes, that’s 288 members and friends collaborating, competing, networking and socializing. Not interested in golf? Join us for dinner and…well, I can’t say…it’s a surprise! Register here: MCABC Golf Classic Evening Dinner Tickets. And the fun doesn’t stop at golf. Now’s the time to bring your on-course skills to the table. Yes, we have billiards in Yaletown in September – stay tuned!

It's back to important learnings starting in September and we have a great lineup customized for Mechanical Contractors with more on the way:

  • Knowing Your Limits Under the Builder’s Lien Act – Sep.14
  • The Journey to Net Zero – Sep.15
  • The Business Case for BIM – Sep. 19
  • Developing Forepersons to Project Managers – starting Oct. 3

While MCABC’s Board of Directors is focused on delivering on an accelerated five-year plan provincially, they are also a significant contributor to the national strategy. And it doesn’t stop there. Our strong governance model extends to the staff level where bench strength is proving invaluable in moving us forward. Following our announcement in June about our restructuring, we were fortunate to welcome two new staff members in July, both of whom bring exceptional expertise, experience and energy.

It continues to be an honour to represent an industry essential to our everyday lives and wellbeing. Thank you to all MCABC members for your support and for setting a benchmark of excellence in the delivery of clean air, clean water and comfort for British Columbians.

Kim Barbero


Introducing MCABC's newest team members!

Cathleen Basco, Manager of Membership and Events

Seiko Horie, EA/Office Manager

Cathleen Basco joins the team as Manager of Membership and Events. Cathleen has an extensive career in customer relationship management and service – her strong interpersonal and relationship-building skills lend themselves well to a role dedicated to member engagement. Her background includes several years in the insurance industry. Cathleen loves growing partnerships and executing events and we look forward to her creative and innovative ideas.

Seiko Horie joins MCABC as Executive Assistant/Office Manager. She brings more than 10 years of administrative leadership in addition to customer service and sales support. Seiko will be providing executive and team support while facilitating the Association’s accounting requirements and delivering on members’ general needs – she’s committed to 100% member satisfaction and is pedantic about getting it right!

Welcoming EIGHT new members to MCABC!

We encourage you to visit their websites, accessible by clicking on their company logos. 


Student Members

Deven Conn and Christian Pearson of Okanagan College 


Steve Robinson joins the Mechanical Contractors Association of Canada Board of Directors

We are pleased to announce that MCABC Board Director Steve Robinson, President, Pitt Meadows Plumbing, has been appointed to the MCAC Board of Directors. BC has a strong foothold in shaping the future of the industry nationally while representing the best interests of mechanical contractors in BC. Steve joins MCABC Vice Chair Paul Demeule, Trotter & Morton Building Technologies, who also serves on the national Board which is Chaired by MCABC Past President/Secretary-Treasurer Wayne Davidson, Davidson Bros Mechanical Contractors. Congratulations Steve!

Double Shotgun here we come!

Fantastic news! We are hosting a double shotgun playing on BOTH of Northview’s courses! We are excited to spend a sun-filled day with 288 members and their guests. This year’s tourney includes lunch, dinner and a surprise entertainment element.

If you have not sent us the names of your golfers please do so as soon as possible (email info@mcabc.org). We have over 20 sponsors and are delighted with their support. More sponsorships have opened up now that we are using two courses.

Be a Sponsor

Prepare for the future: Register now for the complimentary event exclusive to MCABC members

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.

Register Here

Secure your competitive advantage: The Business Case of BIM Session

On September 19th MCABC is hosting an informational, virtual session on why it makes good business sense to use BIM. It will feature our members sharing case studies about how they use BIM for both large and small projects. Register now for this one hour event, taking place from 11am to 12pm.

Register Here

Knowing Your Limits Under the Builders Lien Act:

Joint session between MCABC, ECABC and RCABC

Register Here

Recruit Project Managers from Within!

Sometimes the best strategy for hiring new staff is to look at which current employees are interested and well-suited to an advanced role. If you have any forepersons or field supervisors who are interested in becoming a project manager, we have the perfect course this fall that will provide basic and advanced tools for them 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.

This is a follow-up course to the popular ‘Identifying the Foreperson of Tomorrow’ course we ran last year with acclaimed instructor Professor Mark Wentz. We are excited to have him back to teach ‘Developing Forepersons to Project Manager’.

Learn more and register here

Share Knowledge, Position Your Company as an Expert

Did you know that your company could be part of a comprehensive video library in the Members Hub area of the website? Our members are a wealth of knowledge and we want to tap into that to educate the industry.

If you have a training video (ideally under 20 minutes) that is a great learning tool for mechanical contractors, contact Sarah Jones at sjones@mcabc.org.

If you would like to present live (recorded on Zoom), read more about our Associate-ED program below.

Pool Shark or new to billiards? Join our social on September 22 in Yaletown

Everyone is welcome! We’re hosting a fun afternoon of billiards, bevvies and bites at Soho Bar and Billiards, Yaletown. Keep 3pm to 5pm on September 22nd open. We’ll send out an email to let you know when registration opens.

Keep your employees safe during the Summer heatwave

Learn more on why WorkSafe BC is advising workplace closures during the heatwave.

Full article here
Whether attending the festivities or not, we hope everyone has an opportunity to acknowledge and/or celebrate the importance of diversity and inclusivity this weekend.
More info here

Updated Health & Safety Manual provides guideline to COR compliance

The MCABC Health & Safety Manual template was developed in consultation with the BC Construction Safety Alliance (BCCSA) and safety experts from within the mechanical contracting industry. This updated version includes 11 of the most common Safe Job Procedures. It is intended both to provide your company with a guideline for a COR compliant health and safety program that meets the requirements of WorkSafe BC and to help the company and employees understand their responsibilities and roles.

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