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2019 Annual Event Calendar

Jan - 15 - Board of Directors (BOD) Meeting

Feb - 12 - BOD 

Mar - 12 - BOD

Mar - 27 - Contractor's Breakfast Meeting / ABC Resturant Coquitlam

Apr - 16 - BOD  

Apr - 24 - Contractor's Breakfast Meeting / ABC Resturant Coquitlam

May - 14 - BOD

May - 29 - Contractor's Breakfast Meeting / ABC Resturant Coquitlam

May - 28-31- EFMA Conterence in Penticton

May - 31 - Mesothelioma Golf Tournament at North View (REGISTER EARLY)

June - 04 - BOD  

June - 26 - Contractor's Breakfast Meeting / ABC Resturant Coquitlam

July - 09 - BOD

July - 31 - Contractor's Breakfast Meeting / ABC Resturant Coquitlam

Aug - 24 -  TIAC Conference (Montreal)

Sept - 10 - BOD 

Sept - 25 - Contractor's Breakfast Meeting / ABC Resturant Coquitlam

Oct - 15 - BOD 

Oct - 30 - Contractor's Breakfast Meeting / ABC Resturant Coquitlam

       Nov - 12 - BOD / AGM

       Nov - 27 - Contractor's Breakfast Meeting / ABC Resturant Coquitlam

Dec - 7 - Christmas Dinner at River Rock Casino (LIMITED SEATING - REGISTER EARLY)

Dec - 10 - BOD Meeting / BOD Luncheon


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President's Report for Fiscal 2014 /2015


BCICA Presidents Report Fiscal 2014 / 2015

First of all I would like to thank my fellow Directors. Over the past year they have provided unwavering support for the objecctives of BCICA. As volunteers, their help has ensured that BCICA continues to progress into an organization truly representative of professional mechanical insulation contractors throughout the Province. I would also like to acknowledge the work that Molly and Brian have done for the association. They help keep us on task and ensure that Board policy and day to day administrative tasks are carried out.

So, another fiscal year is behind us and as I said, it has been busy. Our focus has obviously been on the QAC. Every Board meeting has included information and strategies designed to further develop and promote the Quality Assurance Certificate Program.

Because the QAC will requre more inspectors , the first of four courses began at BCITinFebruary.Twelveindividualswereenrolledandall12completedthe1stand 2nd coureses this year. We expect about half of those registed to make themselves available as inspectors once the last two courses are complete next year. Five individuals with many years as mechanical insulators also completerd a one day workshop with Brian that introduced them to the QAC Inspection Program. We currently have three inspectors designated by the BCICA Board to inspect QAC work.

Youcannothaveaprogramwithoutafeestructure.Thiswasobviouslyahotitem, debated over may meetings with several variations considered. Thankfully the Board reached a decision on the QAC Fee Structure which, given by the increase in QAC jobs, has not priced QAC work out of the market and in fact, may have provided BCICA members with additional opportunities to increase profitability.

Bonding has been another issue that was discussed at many meetings. I am happy to report that all our commercial members have met this membership requirement. Bonding is identified as a cornerstone of the QAC Program as well as a measurement of the professionals that belong to BCICA.

Advertising and promotion have been identified as key to getting the QAC “value proposition”out to mechanical engineers, mechanical, contractors, school boards and procurement officers at all levels of government. I am sure that by now all of you have seen some of the ads promoting the QAC in thought provoking ways. Ads have appeared in the Sheet Metal Journal, the MCABC Informer, the Journal of Commerce, the TIAC Times, the OPPs Magazine (Educational Facilities Managers), the ASHRAE newsletter and more...

By more I mean that presentations have been made to various mechanical engineering firms and BCICA has appeared at the EFMA (educational facilties managers association) Conference last summer and will be presenting at the conference next year. With a recent Lunch & Learn for BCICA Members that outlined the administration of the QAC Program, it is clear that associaton resources have been expended in every area to ensure that the QAC Progarm is successful

The BCICA Golf Tournament in support of Mesothelioma Research reached new heights this past year and I applaud all of the volunteers, Associate Members for their sponsorship and donations, Local 118 for its continuing support and especially Andre Pachon and his wife Judy for their continuing work to promote this worthwhile event. How successful you wonder? I will let Andre fill you in on that issue when he gives his Treasurers Report.

This has been a critical year in the history of the association and the continued development of the QAC Program. Without the vision, cooperation and focus of yourBoardofDirectorsthisworkcouldnothavebeendone.Withoutthesupportof consciencious staff, this work could not have been done. But especially, without your support and your commitment to a program that many said was not possible in our industry, the Quality Assurance Certificate Program would not be where it is today.

Thanks to everyone for making BCICA the “voice of professional mechanical contractors” and I look forward to “saving energy for the future” for some time to come.