Canadian Electrical Industry News Week

EconomyCanadian municipalities issued $7.5 billion worth of building permits in August, down 5.5% from July.

SaskOn August 29, 2017 Yvon Richer of Orleans, Ontario was convicted in an Ottawa court and ordered to pay a $10,000 fine plus a 25% ($2,500) victim fine surcharge for advertising for electrical work without a licence.

Michelle BraniganWhile hiring staff can be an arduous undertaking for even the most experienced manager, ultimately you end up giving the successful candidate good news.

Survey Says

 

Ontario electrical contractors belonging to the IBEW local 353 earn the highest average hourly rate when compared to other major Canadian employers.

 

 

Survey Says

 

Fully certified electricians earn on average over $30 an hour in Canada with apprentices closing on the $20 an hour rate.

 

 

Schneider ElectricIf you had researched the Industrial Internet of Things online in the mid-1990s, there might have been a handful of results. But if you searched on terms like asset performance management, predictive maintenance, and computerized maintenance management, you would have found thousands of entries. While such maintenance automation is finally gaining a foothold in industry, realizing its full potential has been hampered by limited access to the contextual data related to things like system wear and performance degradation.

Business

Small business owners usually cringe at the thought of tax season. They are busy enough with their daily operations that they don’t want to spend all of their time and energy getting ready to file on time. They also may dread the thought of paying more in taxes than they feel they should. While small business owners cannot avoid taxes altogether (even though they wish they could), they can take some steps now to avoid the hassles that typically come at tax time.

 

 

Fluke

This is the second of a two-part article on Fluke’s new TC electrical tester. Part 1 explored features and benefits. Here in Part 2: putting Fluke T6 to work. Anyone who uses electrical testers to capture measurements such as voltage and current knows that the process is traditionally time-consuming and carries the potential for risk. The Fluke T6 electrical tester with FieldSense Technology provides a faster and safer method for taking electrical readings on distribution panels and junction boxes, among other applications. This tool senses an electrical field in the open fork, allowing you to take the measurement with ease. Here’s how to use it.

 

 

Smart Buildings

 

The global smart building market is projected to grow from an estimated $US7.42 billion in 2017 to $US31.74 billion by 2022, at a Compound Annual Growth Rate (CAGR) of 33.7%, according to a new market report. A growing need for integrated security and safety systems and decreasing operational costs are some of the major factors driving the market.

 

 

Sones

 

I spent most of my formative years growing up in a northern British Columbia community, which was primarily geared around agriculture. In some ways it seemed like I had two lives, as about half of my friends lived in town whereas the others spent their time, when they weren’t in school or playing baseball, working on their family farms.

 

 

Changing Scene

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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.

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Codes and Regulations Brought to You by the CSA Group

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  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 ...

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.



Tools for the Trade

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  This new lock box is ideal for group lockout situations with multiple isolation points ...
  Greenlee has taken their standard storage boxes to the next level with the limited ...
  The SureTest circuit analyzers "look behind walls" to identify wiring problems that can ...
  The Ideal Dispenser is equipped with high-quality adhesive and 3 mil thickness that ...
  The Adjustable cable stripping tool has an intuitive blade design that allows users to ...
  The SIMpull CoilPAK completes the SIMpull Circuit Management System, taking heavy, ...
  The Javelin is a new product that makes drilling holes through stud walls easier. ...

Product News

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  Arlington's Bare Wire Ground Clamp is made of solid brass with brass screws that is easy ...
  The Canadian Wire Connector Kit is ideal for service technicians and is easy to use and ...
  Electronic controllers for district heating and domestic hot water systems. The ...
  Nesco provides a wide range of explosion proof fittings for hazardous location sealing. ...
  Our uninterruptible power supplies for AC applications provide a pure sine curve at the ...
  Southwire's SIM pull Copper RW90 is for open wiring and use in raceways (except ...
  Bollards in the standard 42-inch format and lighted columns with a maximum format of 84 ...
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Peers & Profiles

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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 ...
  Electrical Industry Canada was recently given the unique opportunity to see ...
  Vickery Electric has been providing electrical services to the Whitby area since 1923, ...
Safety standards in the electrical industry are constantly evolving, which requires that ...
Newman Electric was founded in 1995 and has established itself as a leading electrical contractor ...

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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.”

How One Hospital Is Improving Patient Care with Advanced Analytics Demand for healthcare is outstripping capacity, but Toronto’s Humber River Hospital has a solution: a digital Command Centre powered by GE’s Wall of Analytics. As populations grow and age, many hospitals are being stretched past their limits. Rather than apply temporary or partial fixes to address the challenges that underlie this busy, acute care hospital, Toronto’s Humber River Hospital has chosen to implement a holistic, state-of-the-art hospital command centre that will enable it to achieve radical gains in quality and efficiency.

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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