Professional Development



Medical Gas Installation Course (PLMR150) & Braze Test

Achieve the skills needed to install and maintain pipelines for medical gases, medical vacuum, medical support gases, and anesthetic gas scavenging systems. Upon successful completion of this course and braze test you 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.

The online component of the course will provide you, as a qualified plumber or steamfitter/ pipefitter, the 32 hours of required theory. In addition, MCABC has scheduled times to perform a Brazing Procedure Specification in Surrey. Upon successful completion of the braze test you will receive a Procedure Qualification Record (QB 484 form/ticket).

Format:  The 32 hours of theory is delivered via NAIT’s online learning platform and is self-paced. An instructor is available to answer questions and provide live support as requested.

*Practical Braze Test: Dates to be confirmed and will be communicated as soon as possible.

Please note: You must supply all test material (air acetylene canister and torch, filler materials, etc.). KPU can supply nitrogen gas with flowmeters. This test should not be attempted without previous safety and skills training.

Prerequisite: All registrants must have experience using an acetelyne torch.



Accounting Practices: Cost Control and Financial Reporting

Project managers may stumble if they lack a clear understanding of how overheads, project costs and planned profits are integral pieces of project “success.” They will learn numerous ways to enhance project performance by understanding how accounting practices, cost controls and financial reports contribute to their successes.

This interactive, Gold Seal accredited course, presented online by Wayne Newell in 3-half-day sessions, is not a sit and listen event. Hands-on exercises reinforce many of the discussions. The comprehensive course manual is filled with methods and strategies that assure improved performance.

Financial knowledge is necessary to sustain and improve profits. PMs learn how they contribute to accounting processes, financial reviews and monthly reports and how and why accountants do what they do. Importance is placed on system processes to ensure consistency and reliability of financial reports. Understanding and appreciating the financial side of the business leads to projects being delivered on-time and on-budget. In fact, the success of their companies depends on it.

Cost control is critical to project performance. PMs learn the causes and remedies of low productivity, overhead expense controls, impacts of revenue and cost accruals, methods supporting equipment acquisitions, project close-out evaluations and much more.

Attendance is encouraged for project managers, coordinators, field supervisors, division managers, administrators, estimators, Gold Seal candidates and anyone who can influence project profits. Since its development and introduction in 2013, almost 1,700 construction professionals have benefited from this course.



The Business Case for BIM

Let’s cut to the chase – what does a business leader need to know about BIM to help decide if it’s right for their company? This one-hour session is led by your colleagues in BC’s mechanical contracting industry. They will provide a brief description of what BIM is and what it can be used for; the benefits and challenges of BIM; plus two case studies that show how it can be used for both small and large projects.

Who should attend:

  • Anyone at the company can attend, however, this is a great chance for owners, senior leaders or anyone making decisions on adopting BIM to get some clarity.


  • Chris Little, VDC Western Canada Manager, Modern Niagara
  • Sam Revel, Senior Pre-Fabrication Manager, Pitt Meadows Plumbing & Mechanical Systems
  • Kyle Wisniewski, Division Manager, Black & McDonald




MCABC Business Conference

This year’s conference is all about Forward Thinking. Fueled by our passion for progressing the industry and advancing BC’s new and existing infrastructure, the 2023 MCABC Conference will explore what it takes to be at the forefront of change. This is one conference you don’t want to miss!