Canadian Electrical Industry News Week

ABB MontrealABB will establish a world-class centre in Technoparc Montréal. This $70 million investment over 10 years will contribute to the development of ABB's advanced technology solutions. The new ABB Saint-Laurent Campus will consolidate the company's complete energy value chain under one roof.

The new 300,000 square ft. facility will house the corporate headquarters, as well as research and development, manufacturing, assembly and testing for ABB's energy value chain in Quebec. Also, the 700 employees presently spread across six locations in Greater Montreal will be united under one roof by March 2017.

"This project, which is part of our 2020 global strategy, aims to promote greater collaboration, and increase efficiency and organizational synergy between teams," says Nathalie Pilon, President and Chief Executive Officer of ABB Canada. “The investment will allow us to continue improving our operational effectiveness and contribute to the development of cutting-edge technology in collaboration with our business partners, and with the academic and research sectors with whom we have long collaborated. It also underscores our ongoing commitment to the city of Montreal and to the local market."

This new ABB campus will include, among other things, spaces for technological demonstrations and for training clients on solutions and systems developed by ABB. It will be equipped with ultra-modern equipment and boast advanced technologies and manufacturing processes.

Construction of the campus, entrusted to Broccolini, officially began early September. According to the schedule, spaces dedicated to manufacturing will be completed in December 2016, while office spaces will be completed in February 2017. This project will generate positive impact for many companies in Quebec, including NKF Devencore, DuprasLedoux, (consulting engineering firm), ARCHITECTURE49 (architects) and Lemay (interior design).

"The new campus is being built in harmony with ABB's vision for sustainable development, following principles of ecological construction and showcasing ABB products. Our teams and those at ABB aim to obtain LEED Silver certification, a global certification attesting to a reduction of ecological footprint," says Roger Plamondon, Senior Vice President, Real Estate Development and Acquisitions, Broccolini.

ABB employees in Greater Montreal will enjoy an avant-garde work environment featuring a great variety of services, including indoor parking, charge stations for electric cars, a gym, bicycle racks, an ultramodern cafeteria and better access to public transportation. "We want to create an inspiring workplace for our employees and take advantage of natural light and open spaces in order to foster innovation. We are delighted by this project, which will reinforce ABB's leadership and encourage the advancement of Quebec's expertise in engineering in the field of energy and the automation technologies," says Nathalie Pilon.

 

Nexans Webinar - Key 2021 Electrical Code Changes Impacting Wire and Cable

Nexans Free WebinarJoin NEXANS for a free webinar with Isaac Müller, Applications Engineer for Nexans as he reviews and discusses the changes to the 2021 Canadian Electrical Code related to wire and cable. This free webinar will take place Wed, Jan 27, 2021 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM EST

This webinar includes:
- Updated rules to protect cables (12-514,12-516)
- New conditions of use for wire & cable (Table 19)
- An opportunity to ask your questions

Click here to register today. 


 



The funding is available through the CleanBC Building Innovation Fund (CBBIF). Low-carbon building solutions include a wide range of energy-efficient developments in the building sector, including advanced building components and designs, new construction methods, low-carbon heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) systems and digital technology solutions.

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Canadian Electrical Contractor Discussion Group: Ground Wire Before and After

CECD ground wire BA 400This photo is from a house in Ontario… two grounding wires that had been connected on a residential panel. The issue was sorted out by a local electrician. How did they do? How would you approach a job like this?

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