Canadian Electrical Industry News Week

 

Money Saving ProductsThe following three Hubbell products were selected as winners:

LXEP LED Parking Garage Enclosed and Gasketed Luminaire (Columbia Lighting)

GSL LED Series (Hubbell Outdoor)

LBSLEDA (Prescolite)

Winners of the contest offer budget-friendly solutions that make life easier for facilities managers and building owners. Products must be available in the U.S. and Canada.

The contest is open to manufacturers with products that support commercial buildings and offer cost savings to facility managers.

Product Categories include lighting, roofing, envelope, HVAC, energy, safety and security, maintenance, water savings, and occupant satisfaction.

Items must be compatible with commercial settings, including education, corporate, healthcare, hospitality, government, and retail.

Products can enhance building management through areas such as energy efficiency, water conservation, space optimization, labor costs, occupant health, or durability.

Residential, contractor, and construction-related products are not applicable to our audience. Individual product winners from 2013 or 2014 are also not eligible. 

The contest is organized by Buildings.com

Click for 2016 contest rules:  http://www.buildings.com/money-saving-products.aspx

 

Irwin Beron RAB Design has announced the retirement of President, Irwin Beron.  After 50 years in the lighting industry, Irwin has decided to step down as President and hand over the reins to his eldest son, David Beron.  David will assume the position of President, effective immediately.  Irwin will remain on as Chairman, which will allow him to enjoy some well-deserved rest and relaxation with his lovely wife Lynette and seven grandchildren, yet still free to impart his many years of experience and expertise whenever possible as Chairman of RAB Design. Irwin has been serving as President of RAB Design Lighting since 2002.  He acquired the company during a difficult period and through grit, determination and hard work, turned it around to make it one of Canada’s most respected lighting companies.

 

Read More: Irwin Beron Retires as President of RAB Design... 

 

 

 

Electricians Provide Assistance in TD Centre's 50th Anniversary Illumination Project

Contractors Guild, Ainsworth, Symtech, Plan and ACML donated their services to temporarily reconfigure the buildings' automated lighting systems, while a crew of staff and volunteers worked to open and close blinds on over 6,000 windows across the TD Centre's five towers to create the message "Less is more or" in 100-foot-tall lights.

A media statement called it the largest public art project of its kind undertaken anywhere in the world.

Read more: Electricians Provide Assistance...

 

CSA

 

By William (Bill) Burr

In this article: Section 56 — Optical fibre cables. Section 56 is a supplementary or amendatory section of the code and applies to the installation of optical fibre cables in conjunction with all other electrical systems. Rule 56-002 provides a special terminology definition for an Optical Fibre Cable — a cable consisting of one or more optical fibres that transmits modulated light for the purpose of control, signalling or communications.

Rule 56-102 outlines that there are three types of optical fibre cables.



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Wind Farm

 

Wind technicians have been working to keep Canada’s turbines turning for a long time now.

TransAlta’s Cowley Ridge Wind Farm was one of the first commercial facilities in the country with the original technicians back in 1993 describing their experiences of being “up so high” and that “there was nothing like it.”

Sitting on 25 meter tall lattice work towers, these machines were less than a third of the height of most tubular wind turbine towers today. However, many of the same skills learned on these first sites are still relevant today even though the technology has certainly progressed.

Read More: The Road Behind and the Road Ahead... 

 

 

 

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 Gordon MacDonald is a cheerful, driven individual who loves to be challenged, a trait that suits him well as a lighting specialist overseeing retrofit projects for Rexel in New Brunswick and P.E.I. He also has had a unique introduction to the field he now works in. 

Gordon was born and raised in Moncton, New Brunswick and has lived there for most of his life. He has an incredibly busy home life that extends to his children, stepchildren and grandchildren. Beyond family life he enjoys “playing guitar and piano, going target shooting, cooking BBQ, trying new foods and learning new things.”

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The hospital partnered with GE Healthcare Partners to conceive, design and build the new 4,500 square-foot command centre, a cornerstone of which will be GE’s Wall of Analytics that processes real-time data from multiple source systems across the hospital.

Read more: How One Hospital is ...

 

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