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BridgeportIn an ongoing war of words, Bridgeport Fittings claims a reexamination-based decision on only one of Arlington Industries’ patents – the ’831 patent – is a game-changer in pending litigation with Arlington over infringement of Arlington patents.

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BritechIt was 1996 when Britech waded into the electric floor warming and snow melting industry. They had just became the exclusive Canadian representative for one of the first electric floor warming systems in Canada. The floor warming industry was still in

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 BrittonThe head office is located in Montreal, through which the company has been providing the Quebec marketplace with a complete range of electrical contracting services and related products since 1948. The company has recently opened an Ottawa office to

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Brockway EnterprisesThe east coast’s Brockway Enterprises has built a reputation on honesty, integrity and sincerity, three characteristics often lost as businesses navigate tough markets, recessions, and growing pains. But Brockway, an Independent electrical

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Bittner brings over 20 years of leadership in the electrical industry to NSi Industries, based in Huntersville, NC. Bittner most recently led the sales organization at Hubbell Lighting as VP, Sales.

Safety CodeThe Alberta Safety Codes Council has added a building code round table discussion to its 2014 conference agenda, taking place in Banff, AB from June 3 to 6. The council’s annual conference allows industry partners, government, municipalities,

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Building PermitsThe month of May saw a 13.8% increase from April in the value of building permits issued, reports StatsCan, primarily led by commercial building permits in Ontario and Manitoba, as well as multi-family dwellings in British Columbia. 

Economy - Building PermitsContractors took out $6.8 billion worth of building permits in November, down 6.7% from October. This decline follows an 8.0% gain the previous month. Despite this monthly decrease, the total value of permits continued to show a slight upward trend on

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Canadian Building PermitsThe total value of building permits issued by Canadian municipalities fell 27.3% to $6.7 billion in August, following three months of double-digit increases. The August decline resulted mainly from lower construction intentions for non-residential

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Canadian Municipal Building PermitsCanadian municipalities issued building permits worth $9.2 billion dollars in July, up 11.8% from June and the fourth consecutive monthly advance. The increase in July was mainly attributable to higher construction intentions for multi-family

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Economy ChartCanadian municipalities issued building permits worth $6.6 billion in November, down 13.8% from October, following two consecutive monthly increases. Widespread declines in both the non-residential and residential sectors in several provinces were

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Building PermitsThe total value of building permits was $7.5 billion in October, edging up 0.7% from September. The increase came mainly from higher construction intentions in British Columbia, Alberta and Saskatchewan. 

 

 

 Skilled TradesSchool boards and parents should not overlook the opportunities that await today’s students in the skilled trades.  According to apprentices currently working towards their Certificates of Qualification, there is more to the skilled trades than

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MarrettesThomas & Betts is celebrating the 100th Anniversary of the Marrette wire connector with by giving away $35,000 in prizes. From now until September 30, if you purchase a specially-marked Marrette 833M Flip-pak containers, you can enter online for a

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CSA EnterprisesC.S.A. Enterprises Ltd., with offices in Halifax, NS, St. John’s, NF, Moncton, NB, and Fredericton, NB, is now Priority Wire & Cable, Inc.’s sales representative for Atlantic Canada. C.S.A. Enterprises Ltd. has been serving Atlantic Canada since

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CABAContinental Automated Buildings Association (CABA) has announced plans to update its 2010 report, Intelligent and Integrated Buildings Technologies: Market Size in North America 2010. The 2014 edition is scheduled for release by July.

Satellite TVTotal revenue of the cable and satellite television industry rose 3.5% from a year earlier to $14.2 billion in 2013, despite a decrease in the number of subscribers for a second straight year (down 1.3% to 10.8 million).

 

 

GE CalgaryCalgary is going with GE LED lighting for the first phase of a possible city-wide streetlight retrofit. The City of Calgary’s Department of Transportation is going with GE Lighting’s LED technology to replace and upgrade existing street light

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Lamp Lighting AwardsIf you are a lighting designer, architect, urban planner, interior designer, engineer, landscaper or student, Spanish company Lamp Lighting encourages you to enter its international contest. All entries must be received by 31 January 2015.

 

 

CSA CommunitiesThe Subcommittee for the Canadian Electrical Code, Part I, Section 16 - Class 1 and Class 2 circuits has a vacancy that candidates may apply to fill.

 

 

House of LearningIt has been four years in the making, but good things come to those who wait as the Brown Family House of Learning officially obtained LEED Gold Certification from the Canada Green Building Council on January 30, 2015.



World SkillsSkills Canada and SkillsUSA have just been awarded hosting rights to the 2016 WorldSkills General Assembly. The event will take place in Niagara Falls. 

Canada Green BuildingThe Canada Green Building Council (CaGBC) has reached a major milestone in the evolution of green building in Canada with the 5000th registered project for LEED certification in Canada. This comes on the heels of a strong third quarter of 2014 that

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BC Clean TechnologyThe federal government has announced investments of $27.3 million for 10 clean technology projects in BC. Funding comes from the Government of Canada’s Economic Action Plan investment in Sustainable Development Technology Canada’s (SDTC) SD Tech

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LEED CanadaThe U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) assigns Canada the highest ranking in a list of top 10 countries for LEED outside of the United States.
Rankings are based on cumulative gross square meters (GSM) of space certified to LEED in each nation as

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Energy Star AwardsCanada's ENERGY STAR Market Transformation Awards recognize participating companies and organizations that have demonstrated excellence in promoting the most energy-efficient product, technology or service available on the market in Canada.

 

ABBEnergy and automation leaders are coming together this week in Calgary to attend ABB Energy and Automation Forum Canada 2014, where they will share their challenges, insights and vision on developing sustainable infrastructure in Canada. Here’s a

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Rooftop SolarCanada’s largest rooftop solar photovoltaic plant is now supplying enough electricity to power 60 homes for a year, offsetting 420 tons of greenhouse gas emissions, or the equivalent of planting over 25,000 trees. The project features 2,244 solar

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Electrical Safety Training ConferenceDon’t miss your chance to preview the 2015 Canadian Electrical Code, Part I, and hear from industry professionals who have helped shaped Canada’s electrical safety system.  The Canadian Electrical Safety Conference stops in three cities;

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CSA

In advance of the release of the 2015 Canadian Electrical Code Part I and the Z462 Workplace Electrical Safety standard in 2015, CSA Group is hosting the Canadian Electrical Safety Conference Series in Calgary, Toronto and Halifax. This tri-annual

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Canadian Electrical Contractor Discussion Group: Can You Count the Deficiencies?

EIN CECD 400Have you ever been called to fix the work of a 'handyman'?

"Was supposedly done by a"certified ' electrician....told the homeowner that he got a $266 permit....no record at TSBC. Can you count the deficiencies?"

"There is a second panel change in the triplex also.......even more deficiencies. Think the guy was a glorified handyman. Ones not obvious: 240 BB heat hooked up 120....drier on 2p20....range on 2p50....water heater fed with 2c14 Bx on 2p15."

Go HERE to join the discussion

 


 

Surgelogic RecallProduct: Surgelogic™ NQ SurgeLoc™ Surge Protection Device.

Issue: The Surgeloc Surge Protection Device can experience an arc event, which can result in a fire hazard.

What to do: Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled surge protection devices and contact Schneider Electric for instructions on receiving a free equivalent replacement surge protector.

 

 

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Terry BeckerBy Terry Becker, P.Eng., CESCP, IEEE Senior Member

The electric shock hazard has been neglected.  Journeyman Electricians have accepted been shocked as part of the job, a “right” of passage, a badge of honour. 

This has not been acceptable and Journeyman Electricians may not be aware of the long term sequela health effects of receiving multiple low voltage electrical shocks and how it may have impacted them.  With respect to treatment there is only a single formal recognized treatment centre in Canada, the St Johns Rehab Centre. Electrical Injury Program.

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EIN Code Quiz 2Take this opportunity to test your knowledge of the Canadian Electrical Code - Part 1. Here are two questions on essential electrical systems: health care. 

You'll find the answers in EIN articles written by our code experts — mainly Bill Burr and Terry Becker — and of course in your own best practices. Answers will be posted on our website in a few days and published in our next issue. Good luck and share your results with our Facebook group: Canadian Electrical Contractor Discussions.

 

 

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Extech Non-Contact High Voltage DetectorFLIR Systems has announced the availability of the Extech DV690 its first non-contact high voltage detector with a detection range of up to 69,000 volts (69 kV). The industrial-grade DV690 provides early warning alerts of energized electrical components for utility lineworkers, telecommunications installers, first responders, search and rescue teams, and tree removal services.

The DV690 features five flexible mounting options: handheld, around the neck, clipped to a belt, strapped to an arm, or attached to a universal spline hot stick. The three handsfree possibilities allow the most optimal operation to efficiently and carefully complete a job. Using a hot stick creates a safer distance to target, extending operator reach.

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Jo Istanbul Four Seasons ABy Owen Hurst

Recently, Electrical Industry Canada has developed a relationship with Women in Renewable Energy (WiRE), a non-for-profit group developing resources and networking potential for women and all working or planning to work within the renewable energy sector. Aside from being the WiRE President & CEO, Joanna Osawe is the Global Business Development Manager of Major Projects for DMC Power Inc.

EIN sat down with Osawe to learn more about WiRE and the substantial benefits it provides. Joanna is very personable and open regarding her career and her ambition, as well as the opportunities she is developing for women nationally and globally. 

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Stephanie SmithBy Blake Marchand

“It was quite surprising,” said Stephanie Smith of being named EHRC’s Leader of the Year. “Leadership in 2020 has certainly been a challenge for everybody in the world let alone the nuclear industry or the electricity industry.”

An engineer by trade, Smith spent the majority of her career with Ontario Power Generation (OPG). She was the first woman to be certified by the Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission at the Pickering Nuclear Generating Station where she served as Plant Manager and was recently named the first President and CEO of CANDU Owners Group. Smith is also a passionate advocate for diversity and inclusion.

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