Canadian Electrical Industry News Week

Keith SonesI have been terrible at planning my life. Or perhaps I was brilliant, demonstrating a stroke of genius that others will emulate in the future. More realistically, perhaps I don’t know. But I do know one thing for certain. At that moment, I was very confused.

 

 

Survey SaysThis graph shows six salaries by position for electrical contracting. Of those surveyed, electrical superintendent outpaces the next highest salary by $23,000.

Investment in Building Construction - NovemberTotal investment in building construction decreased 2.0% from October to $13.7 billion in November. Both the residential (-2.2% to $9.4 billion) and non-residential (-1.6% to $4.3 billion) sectors declined. On a constant dollar basis (2012=100), investment in building construction decreased 2.1% to $11.6 billion.

IALDThe International Association of Lighting Designers (IALD), the leading global association of lighting designers, in collaboration with the International WELL Building Institute (IWBI), is launching guidelines for lighting manufacturers to help lighting designers more easily determine if their designs meet the WELL Building Standard criteria.

Lighting ControlsLast year, the Lighting Controls Association published the first version of a generic Troubleshooting Guide for Networked Lighting Control Systems. This guide is primarily meant to address issues that may arise with networked lighting control (NLC) systems.

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"UL1008 – Standard for Safety – Transfer Switch Equipment" is the leading transfer switch testing standard for the North, Central, and South American markets.

 

 

Michelle BraniganWhile the time is always right to think about professional development and skills training, the new year marks a symbolic opportunity to make some career resolutions.

Network Cable TestersWhether installing new cable, or troubleshooting existing cable, ethernet network cable testing plays an important role in the process. Common network tests for datacom cabling include length, wiremap, attenuation, NEXT, DC loop resistance, and return loss.

Value of Building Permits NovemberCanadian municipalities issued $8.3 billion worth of building permits in November, up 2.6% from October. Higher construction intentions for commercial buildings drove most of the gain.

LightingProvencher_Roy, in collaboration with the lighting firm LumiGroup, recently completed interior design and lighting for the new offices of French bank BNP Paribas.

 The Evolution Series. Poke-Thru Devices, Floor, Wall and Ceiling Boxes 

Legrand Wiremold EvoFrom poke-thru devices to floor, wall and ceiling boxes, the Evolution Series has continued to increase device efficiency and reliability while providing durability and quality. Customizing your space and maximizing access to all the power, A/V and communications you could ever need. Evolution Series boxes bring power, communications and A/V to walls, floors and ceilings. Evolution adds flexibility, functionality and stylish good looks to every room you create when planning office buildings, airports, schools and hospitals.

 

 

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ABB presented its electrification solutions that will allow customers to take full advantage of the ...
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Jacques Fiset, the new president of the EFC Quebec section, told us in a recent interview that his ...
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Eplan and Scholle IPNInnovation comes in all shapes and sizes. One company perfectly positioned to validate this piece of wisdom is Scholle IPN Canada, a packaging company recognized as a pioneer in providing bag-in-box solutions that themselves come in all shapes and sizes. Since 1947, they have provided innovative solutions in the packaging industry. The company specializes in aseptic packaging, a manufacturing process in which packages and containers are sterilized separately from their content. Their breakthroughs in the industry have helped brands add convenience to customers looking to get their hands-on packaged food and beverages. 

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Investment In Building Construction - NovemberTotal investment in building construction decreased 2.0% from October to $13.7 billion in November. Both the residential (-2.2% to $9.4 billion) and non-residential (-1.6% to $4.3 billion) sectors declined. On a constant dollar basis (2012=100), investment in building construction decreased 2.1% to $11.6 billion.

In the residential sector, investment in single dwelling construction was down 2.0% to $4.9 billion, while investment in multiple dwelling construction (which includes doubles, row homes and apartments) declined 2.5% to $4.5 billion.

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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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Professionals searching for a reliable voltage detection solution have two new Greenlee options — ...
The new generation of the Oslon Square Hyper Red with a wavelength of 660 nm is the flagship ...
Conceived for small to mid-sized data centers, ABB’s modular Conceptpower DPA 120 uninterruptible ...
The Bulletin 1609-B Industrial Uninterruptible Power Supplies feature the rugged industrial design ...
With the new SCT current converters, Beckhoff Automation completes the power measurement chain that ...
Eureka has announced the immediate availability of Cycle in super high output (SHO) and of Cycle XL ...
Eureka has released the Cliff luminaire. Ideal for illuminating exterior facades, entrances, yards ...
LEDtronics is proud to announce a new addition to their industry-leading offering of i ...
Littelfuse has announced the availibility of their Gate Drive Evaluation Platform (GDEV).   ...
Schneider Electric’s Square D brand has announced that its patented arc flash mitigation ...

 

Juna AIMeet Juno AI, a portfolio of lighting devices that form the “backbone” of your smart and connected space.The Juno AI Speaker Light with Alexa Built-In is an advanced LED downlight that features a JBL® speaker and Amazon Alexa voice service in a single patent pending ceiling light fixture. It’s a 6” downlight, but much, much more.

Juno AI takes advantage of the most ideal location in the home – the ceiling – to create a smart ecosystem. It can control any smart home device that works with Alexa. No hub required. It not only illuminates a room, but also locks the doors, adjusts your thermostat, tells your family dinner is ready, runs the vacuum, reads you a book, dims the lights, plays music through

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ABB ConceptpowerConceived for small to mid-sized data centers, ABB’s modular Conceptpower DPA 120 uninterruptible power supply (UPS) fulfill power requirements from 20 kW to 600 kW at 208V and provide maximum availability for those who aim for zero downtime as well as a low cost of ownership.  

Total vertical and horizontal scalability

The Conceptpower DPA 120 delivers power protection from 20 to 600 kW at 208V, both input and output, (one to six modules) in a single cabinet frame. Horizontal scalability is also given, with up to five frames in parallel, to increase total power up to 600 kW.

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Peers & Profiles

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Headquartered in Vancouver, Legend Power Systems is a global onsite energy management technology ...
LDS caught up with General Manager of EiKO’s Canadian division, Stephen Lee who was kind enough ...
“I had an awesome time, it was a lot of fun,” said Zach Agombar, who competed his way to 8th place ...
Held from November 7th to 9th in Orlando, Florida, and recently aired on ESPN 2, the Ideal National ...
Panel Upgrade Experts is an electrical contracting company started seven years ago by Paul ...
Chad Alexander is a Branch Manager with Contact Automation, which provides automation integration ...
Rob Milner is the Canadian National Science, Automation, Optical Gas Imaging & sUAS Manager for ...
EIN sat down with WiRE President & CEO Joanna Osawe to learn more about WiRE and the ...
For the second consecutive year, Paul Hannania was among the 162 professionals and apprentices to ...
Alexander Couckuyt, Director of Operations for Southwire Canada, spent the majority of his ...

 

Legend Power SystemsHeadquartered in Vancouver, Legend Power Systems is a global onsite energy management technology company. They help buildings to overcome grid volatility challenges common to utilities around the world. Legend’s industry-proven flagship product, SmartGATE enables dynamic power management of an entire building. The proprietary and patented system reduces total energy consumption and power costs, while also maximizing the life of electrical equipment. Legend’s unique solution is also a key contributor to both corporate sustainability efforts and the meeting of utility energy efficiency targets.

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