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May 2022

Futurecast Part Two: The Future of BIM

May 10 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm CDT

Our next Futurecast event will be on Tuesday, May 10, at the Rock Bottom Brewery in Chicago's River North in partnership with ASHRAE. We hope you will be able to join us for some great local brews, delicious food, and another interesting technical talk. Our presenter is Hugh Seaton, the founder of the software firm The_Link, who will talk about The Future of BIM. Hugh will address: BIM developments you should know about now (mostly Revit plugins) Automation – how BIM…

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CEI & EPM: Project Scheduling for the Mechanical Contractor

May 11 @ 8:00 am - 3:00 pm CDT

Instructor: Dr. Blake Wentz CEI Classroom Most project managers know the nuts and bolts of how to put together a CPM schedule for their projects, but many don’t realize it is one of the most important tools of great project management. This session dives into the strategies you can use to document your position with a general contractor in order to defend yourself from late changes in a project that can have severe impacts on your productivity. Concepts and examples…

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CANCELLED: Change Order Management for Project Managers and Foremen: Best Practices for Success

May 12 @ 8:00 am - 12:00 pm CDT

**This class has been cancelled**   Instructor: John Koontz CEI Classroom Successfully managing change orders on a complex and constantly changing project is often the project team’s greatest challenge. If not well managed by a proactive and knowledgeable project manager and foreman who are acting as great partners, change orders can cause unnecessary additional risk, destroy base contract labor productivity, ruin customer and contractor relationships, choke cash flow,  reduce or eliminate profitability, and create nearly irreversible negative jobsite moral. In this…

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Women of MCA of Chicago: Now More Than Ever, Learn to Reclaim Your Power

May 12 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm CDT

Now More Than Ever, Learn to Reclaim Your Power with Beverly Holcomb. She is a highly passionate and dynamic corporate speaker & functional health coach, with an extensive background in the design and facilitation of Integrative Wellness Programs. This program, designed for the Women of MCA of Chicago, will cover a variety of wellness topics such as health immunity, stress management, detoxification, and healthy habits. Cocktails and appetizers will be served from 4 PM to 4:45 PM, and the presentation will take…

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CEI: Dispatchers Professional Development Training Program (Two-Part Program)

May 17 @ 8:00 am - 3:00 pm CDT

Instructor: Nancy Bandy CEI Classroom This updated two-day program is designed to help new or experienced dispatchers advance their careers, improve satisfaction with their jobs, understand their vital role in the company, and significantly enhance their ability to contribute to their company’s success.   This program closes that gap with a comprehensive training course created specifically for service dispatchers. Custom-designed for MCA of Chicago members, this program goes beyond traditional technical training to help develop those advanced skills needed to…

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CEI: Dispatchers Professional Development Training Program (Two-Part Program)

May 18 @ 8:00 am - 3:00 pm CDT

Instructor: Nancy Bandy CEI Classroom This updated two-day program is designed to help new or experienced dispatchers advance their careers, improve satisfaction with their jobs, understand their vital role in the company, and significantly enhance their ability to contribute to their company’s success. This program closes that gap with a comprehensive training course created specifically for service dispatchers. Custom-designed for MCA of Chicago members, this program goes beyond traditional technical training to help develop those advanced skills needed to be…

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CEI: When Two Worlds Collide: Highly Effective Field/Office Communication

May 19 @ 8:00 am - 3:00 pm CDT

Instructor: Dan Krekel and Lisa Gorence CEI Classroom Teaching the importance of communication between the field and the office and teaching how to do this effectively is imperative so that everyone feels as though they are being heard. This program will help explain the responsibilities a person from the field will now have in the office. Finally, we address some of the common misconceptions the office has about the field. 

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June 2022

Young Professionals Food Truck and Learning Lab Event

June 2 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm CDT

**This event is for members only** Calling all young professionals 45 and under: Save the date for our upcoming food truck and learning lab event! Come enjoy some delicious food, cold beverages, and an opportunity to discuss the importance of communication in our careers. REGISTER NOW    

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MCA of Chicago Annual Meeting

June 16 @ 5:30 pm - 9:30 pm CDT

**This event is for MEMBERS ONLY** This year, join us for a night out on the town at Bolingbrook Golf Club. Doors will open at 5:30. The meeting and gavel passing portion of the night will take place from 6 PM to 6:30 PM, and the MCA of Chicago Casino will be open from 6:30 PM to 9:30 PM. Enjoy a buffet representing different countries around the world, blackjack tables, slot machines, and craps tables during the evening. Everyone will…

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CEI: Bluebeam Pop-Up

June 22 @ 9:00 am - 10:00 am CDT

Instructor: Ginnie Floraday Via Zoom If you are self-taught, you might not be aware of some of the features of this powerful software program. This one-hour pop-out class will demonstrate some of the best basic features. Topics will include: 1. Tool sets. Save and reuse markups 2. Measuring with Dynamic Fill. This method finds all the curves and angles of your measured area automatically, resulting in a more exact measurement. 3. Markup List. Each time you place a markup on…

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