Canadian Electrical Industry News Week

Survey SaysElectrical contractors with project management certificates - the top of the list - earn double the salary of contracters at the bottom end of the list. See how salaries for eight other certifications compare. 

 

 

Smart ThermostatGlobal revenue for communicating and smart thermostats, as well as associated software and services,could grow from US$146.9 million in 2014 to US $2.3 billion in 2023, according to a global market analysis and forecast from Navigant Research...

 

 

EIN 32 Lighting 1Lighting for the new Faculty of Dentistry at McGill University in Montreal holds a leading role in the architectural concept for the project...

 

 

Service EquipmentThe CE Code is a comprehensive document. Sometimes it can seem daunting to quickly find the information you need...

 

 

Survey SaysCompany size and salary size: is there a correlation? See how salaries compare among seven sizes of electrical contracting companies. 

 

 

Economy Power StatDemand for electricity totalled 39.3 million megawatt hours (MWh) in May, down 5.6% from the same month a year earlier. Demand for electricity has fallen on a year-over-year basis in 12 of the past 13 months.Like demand, electric power generation declined in May, down 1.4% to 44.6 million MWh, largely as a result of lower generation levels in Alberta and Quebec...

 

 

AC CurrentDirect Current (DC) electric power is an emerging disruptive technological area that has the potential tostimulate economic growth, inspire innovation, increase research and development opportunities,create jobs, and simultaneously advance environmental sustainability...

 

 


maximize PurchasingThis article is the first in a series that will examine six tactics the electrical contractor can use to maximize purchasing power and profitability though procurement...

 

 

Survey SaysIn a sampling of median salaries from seven provinces, the widest gap is almost $30,000. See how your province ranks. 

 

 

Water SafetyA recent incident involving a dockside electrocution underscores the dangers when water and electricity mix.

 

 

 

Changing Scene

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 Electro-Federation Canada (EFC) announced the launch of its new brand identity last ...
WANTED: Skilled Electrician. Apprentice. or Team  Must be able to perform a simple wiring ...
  Malcolm Bird, General Manager of Fusetek, and Frank Dunnigan, CEO of Techspan Industries, ...
  EiKO, a manufacturer and distributor of premium lighting products, is expanding its ...
  The new CSA C83-17 offers utilities a comprehensive list of components, with critical ...
  Schneider Electric Canada has just launched Go Green in the City 2018, its global ...
  A new report published by Philips Lighting and SmartCitiesWorld highlights drivers and ...
This ongoing study provides industry with information on the most up-to-date issues and statistics ...

 Electrician Forum Brought to You by Schneider Electric             

The Electrician Forum is a monthly column that provides valuable information to electricians and electrical contractors on current industry trends and concerns. 

Schneider ElectricSponsored by Schneider Electric

In this issue: 

Quite simply put if you feel that job site costing and quote development are a lot of work, you are right! To properly assess a job and estimate the required work time, product costs and various other expenses can take more time than is often feasible for a small company. You need to be spending your time completing projects, which can become difficult if you are spending your hours doing cost analysis. We learned this first hand in last month’s edition of the Electrician Forum when Steve Beeby of Beehive Electric discussed the balance required to own and operate an electrical contracting company.

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Watch a portion of the interview conducted by Electrical Industry Canada with Steve Beeby of Beehive Electric

 

Codes and Regulations Brought to You by the CSA Group

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In this article: Section 58 — Passenger Ropeways and Similar Equipment. Rule 58-000 ...
  Unauthorized CSA Group certification marks have been found on wiring by Triumph Cable ...
In this article: Section 52 — Diagnostic imaging installations. The CE code is a ...
In this article: Section 46 — Emergency Power Supply, Unit Equipment, Exit Signs, and ...
  In this article: Section 44 — Theatre Installations. The CE Code is a ...
CSA has published C22.2 No. 60947-7-3, the harmonized standard for low-voltage switchgear and ...
  Electric welders. The CE Code is a comprehensive document. Sometimes it can seem ...
  In this article: Section 40 — Electric cranes and hoists. The CE Code is a ...

Fluke Hammon Healy

As our population grows and consumers continue to rely on technology for both essentials and comfort, the need for power quality has become vital. Fluke is a leader in this field, offering power quality training seminars, as well as employing power quality specialists with years of industry experience.

This month’s personal profile is a double feature of two of Fluke’s senior power quality specialists, Hilton Hammond and Frank Healy.

Hilton Hammond has been with Fluke since 1995, and in 2013 moved into his current position as Power Quality Business Unit Manager. He has a deep and thorough knowledge of power quality and related electrical instrumentation. 

Frank Healy, Power Quality Product Marketing Manager at Fluke since 2006, has been in the industry for well over three decades. He globally manages Fluke’s power quality products, including measuring instruments and precision power analyzers.

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Tools for the Trade

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  IDEAL Industries has introduced Combination Drill Taps to its tool lineup. Combining the ...
  Stripping and crimping device, 100 - 240 V input voltage, for insulated ferrules with a ...
Professional all-in-one cutter/stripper for coaxial and twisted pair cables     ...
  Klein Tools' Coax Explorrer 2 tests coaxial cable and maps up to 4 locations   ...
  Ideal Industries' T-14 wire stripper s are ideal for all professionals working within the ...
  The ATS850 conveyor eliminates all types of electro static discharge requirements. ...
  Lorik Tool & Automation has the experience and ability to manufacture a variety of ...
  Ideal Industries' 26 piece insulated Journeyman kit is ideal for new electricians or for ...
  Klein Tools Deluxe Fish Rod Set comes in 19 pieces that when assembled can fish wire and ...
  BendWorks Software was designed to help electrical contractors adopt this new process ...

Product News

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  Make a design statement with Philips OneSpace luminous ceiling prefab panels and ...
  Philips has a wide variety of tools that can help with all of your lighting projects. No ...
  Ford Transit Cargo Vans Continue To Set New Standards For Taking Care Of ...
  Z11-DW – Deluxe Electrical Package. Steel. Nissan NV200 / City Express. ...
  As the first two and four-channel portable scopes safety rated CAT III 1000V / CAT IV ...
  Meet the new next generation FLIR ONE and FLIR ONE Pro thermal cameras. When connected to ...
  Square Back Shelving Unit with 5 Open Shelves. 14″d x 70″w x 58″h. ...
  Contoured Shelf Unit. Aluminum. 5 Shelves. 96"w x 62 1/2" h    
  The versatile design includes two compartments that can open to a lay-flat position for ...
  Sized to fit through standard 36" doorways. 6" Non-marking casters. Space for a ...

 

Peers & Profiles

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David Johns is a unique and dedicated individual both at home and in the workplace. At home he is a ...
    Sean Freeman is a vibrant, enthusiastic and selfless individual who has taken his ...
  Automation companies are drivers of innovation, and have penetrated near every industry ...
Total Electrical Solutions was founded in 2013 by Jeremy Herrington in Quispamsis, on the outskirts ...
Andrew MacLeod is a territory sales manager with Leviton Manufacturing of Canada in British ...
  Floyd Lau founded Amptek Technologies in 2002 as an end to end engineering design ...
Mike Marsh, President and CEO of SaskPower, has been a leading figure in Saskatchewan’s ...
Gordon MacDonald is a cheerful, driven individual who loves to be challenged, a trait that suits ...
  Most of us have a difficult enough time managing one job and a home life. However, some ...
  Since 2012 Barnstormer has advanced the abilities of their brewery with the installation ...

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