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and ceiling, or what's underground," Boucher said. "If you
have new scanning devices that can gather information
and then put it into a BIM process, you can solve a lot of
issues and headaches. Anything that delays schedules or
creates problems all slates into margins, profits, effectiveness
or productivity."
"Another example is the use of drones," Boucher said.
"For example, if you are doing some underground piping
but don't understand the slope of the land, you could have
problems. I see a lot of companies using drones so they have
a good survey of the area, so there are no surprises. And it
could even be in regards to a surface where issues could
relate to the environment."
When it comes to innovation, Easton, Pennsylvaniaheadquartered Victaulic has introduced a number of systems to the mechanical industry, which continue to offer
cutting-edge solutions to everyday tasks. In October 2017,
the leader in the manufacturing of mechanical pipe joining
solutions launched the industry's first grooved piping system designed exclusively for chlorinated polyvinyl chloride/
polyvinyl chloride (CPVC/PVC) pipe.
Innovation is nothing new to Victaulic. For example, in
October 2015 the company announced it had developed
the world's first grooved mechanical piping system for saturated steam and condensed piping. In addition, Victaulic's
high-tech solution to pipe fabrication challenges improves
safety, accuracy, time and productivity while reducing costs.
And, while embracing the Internet, the company integrates
innovative web technology with intelligent pipe grooving,
which is changing pipe fabrication to yield greater accuracy,
and to improve safety and quality, all while lowering costs.
And just as the average person on the street will tell you
that smartphones and tablets have changed their lives forever, so, too, will any journeyman/woman. For example, the
HVAC world relies heavily on these tools, which help ensure
technicians have the best and proper products for specific
applications. Think of how mechanics, plumbers and gas
fitters have the world at their fingertips, and you quickly
acknowledge the power of the smartphone or tablet.
It goes without saying that GPS tracking, whether installed
in a vehicle or used with a mobile device, is a major time saver.
With time restraints heavier than ever before, efficiency is
the name of the game here. And a company owner can track
a number of usages, including locations, driving speeds and
fuel usage, through GPS software.
There are an endless number of highly-visible projects that
incorporate innovation which goes unnoticed by everyone but
mechanical professionals. Take Florida Atlantic University's
new football stadium, for example, which used PP-R piping
to assist the construction team in beating a tight timeline,
while saving about $120,000 U.S. on larger-size water piping
materials, and halving installation time on water mains and
branch piping.
Whether it's a large-scale project or the simple use of a
hand-held device, innovation comes in all shapes and sizes.
Now, it's up to all stakeholders to create a smoother path
for acceptance and adaptation.

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Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of The Western Journal 2018

Message from MCA Canada
Message from MCA Alberta
Message from MCA British Columbia
Message from MCA Manitoba
Message from MCA Saskatchewan
Innovation in the Mechanical Industry
Four MCA Presidents Speak
Membership Advantage Programs
What if You Could Get a Total Of 20% Reduction in Insurance Costs Annually?
The Western MCAs – Year at a Glance
The Western Journal 2018 - Intro
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The Western Journal 2018 - Message from MCA Canada
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The Western Journal 2018 - Message from MCA Alberta
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The Western Journal 2018 - Message from MCA British Columbia
The Western Journal 2018 - Message from MCA Manitoba
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The Western Journal 2018 - Message from MCA Saskatchewan
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The Western Journal 2018 - Innovation in the Mechanical Industry
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The Western Journal 2018 - Four MCA Presidents Speak
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The Western Journal 2018 - Membership Advantage Programs
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The Western Journal 2018 - What if You Could Get a Total Of 20% Reduction in Insurance Costs Annually?
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The Western Journal 2018 - The Western MCAs – Year at a Glance
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