#coffeetalk Series

MCABC #coffeetalk is a monthly meet-up for the mechanical contracting industry. The one-hour monthly discussion is designed to:

• connect MCABC members with one another
• learn from and address subjects of common interest
• consider emerging issues
• provide a platform for Associate members to showcase their products and services
• strengthen connection within our community

Please email if you have topic suggestions or would like to sponsor a coffee talk session.



#coffeetalk: TSBC's Advertising Guidelines

In January, new advertising regulations requiring  license numbers to be displayed on all advertisements for regulated work in electrical, gas, elevating devices, boilers, pressure vessels, and refrigeration in BC were introduced.

The guidelines help the public easily identify who is qualified to work on regulated equipment, while discouraging unlicensed “handymen” and others from advertising on online forums like Facebook Marketplace.

There are three phases to the rollout and Technical Safety BC will be on hand to review the new requirements. All digital and print marketing materials, including physical marketing pieces and social media, must adhere to guidelines.



Decarbonization of Buildings

Achieving provincial climate targets requires collective effort and transformations across industries. For buildings and communities, the Province has set a 2030 emissions reduction goal of 59 to 64% relative to 2007 emissions. There’s a lot of building decarbonization work left to get there. This work primarily involves the installation of high-efficiency, electric equipment (eg. heat pumps). Join Roberto and Mariko from the Zero Emissions Building Exchange (ZEBx) to discuss the impacts and opportunities of the transition to zero emissions buildings.



Mental Health and the Trades

This #coffeetalk will be led by Tara Sudbury, Manager Community and Workplace Education at Canadian Mental Health Association.

More details to come!



This #coffeetalk will be hosted by Tom Kobelt of Kobelt Development Inc. (KDI). Stay tuned for more details.