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Join EBMag in Moncton next month for the MEET Show 2018

Construction professionals from across Canada and the U.S. will converge on Moncton, N.B., May 2-3 for the Mechanical Electrical Electronic Technology Show (MEET 2018), and EBMag will be there! The show covers everything from lighting, plumbing, heating, electronics, mechanical and beyond.

Engineers in Canada and India to further energy-efficient technology

The partnership involves a new laboratory to test and develop cost-effective, high-capacity transmission conductors that can transfer more electricity to highly populated areas or industrial hubs at lower cost.

$57.3 billion invested in new housing construction 2017

Growth in spending in apartment building construction represented 16.4% of the total investment gains in 2017. Single home construction ($2.7 billion) led to the total annual increase, followed by row home construction.

Preparing efficient vocational truck specifications

Poorly done specifications often result in time-consuming, expensive rework. Avoiding this can allow vendors to reduce financial liability when responding to purchase solicitations which, in turn, potentially leads to cost reductions.

Osram, Eaton, Philips and Acuity the leading influencers in IoT lighting

According to a new “Leaderboard Report” from Navigant Research, Osram, Eaton, Philips Lighting and Acuity Brands are the top influencers in the commercial building market for IoT (internet of things) lighting.

PGC Services and K-Line fined $285K for hydrovac worker electrocution

PGC Services Inc. (Gormley, Ont.) and K-Line Maintenance & Construction Ltd. (Stouffville, Ont.) have been fined a total of $285,000 after a 25-year-old employee of PGC suffered a fatal electrical contact incident on Highway 7, just east of Dufferin Street in Vaughan, Ont. » Read full article

Standard welcomes Maxime Peillet to Eastern Canada sales team

Maxime Peillet has joined Standard Products’ sales team in Eastern Canada as a lighting specialist, covering the Greater Montreal Area. » Read full article

Electrical installations in hazardous locations

The design and installation of electrical equipment for a facility with an explosive atmosphere begins after a detailed area classification is completed. The International Electrotechnical Commission has developed a number of standards that deal with multiple requirements for these areas in the IEC 60079 series of explosive atmosphere standards. » Read full article

Ontario supporting smart grid projects to reduce electricity costs

Ontario is supporting 12 projects that aim to improve the delivery of electricity to customers, reduce costs and create over 100 jobs across the province. » Read full article

Scott Hamilton joins Distech Controls as VP sales

Hamilton will be responsible for sales channels across the Americas, Australia and Asia, as well as the organization’s OEM channel and Distech Controls Energy Services. » Read full article

The new CSA C83-17 “promotes greater standardization”

The revised standard defines the required type, sample and routine tests for the various components and processes listed in the standard. CSA Group says this will help ensure the appropriate tests are performed for any hardware item. » Read full article
Products & Solutions 

Contractor... or babysitter? It’s Time for Structure, Order & Control • APR 2018

If you’re struggling with your leadership and time management, and just can’t seem to establish a good working environment and culture, then STOP babysitting your team and JOIN our “Level Up” columnist Andrew Houston for the webinar on April 25 at 2 pm EST. » Register
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Productivity and protection with Knaack Cart Armour and workbench

WernerCo brand Knaack says its new Cart Armour and compact rolling workbench are designed specifically for commercial construction and residential contractors who need secure yet easily accessible storage solutions. » Read full article

Eaton introduces Lumière Lanterra architectural LED landscape family

The luminaires offer 125 lumens per watt and feature integrated occupancy sensors and daylighting controls, which the company says drives energy savings. » Read full article

Upgrade to LEDs "in minutes" with Litetronics' LED Strip RetroFit family

With a 100,000-hour life and 0-10V dimming, the products are available in 3500K, 4000K and 5000K versions. Litetronics says the RetroFits are ideal for single or continuous row mounting, and operate in universal 120-277V settings. » Read full article

Electrical Safety for Contractors • Waterloo and Wellington regions

Dates & Locations: April 19 • Kitchener, Ont.
Info: The “Electrical Safety for Contractors” event on April 19, 2018, brought to you by Energy+, Guelph Hydro, Kitchener-Wilmot Hydro and Waterloo North Hydro, focuses on the latest information on electrical safety, legislation and training from a panel of experts, which includes representatives from the Ministry of Labour, Cowan Insurance Group and the Electrical Safety Authority. The event runs from 7:30 am to noon at Bingemans Conference Centre (The Embassy Room) in Kitchener. Registration is free, and breakfast and lunch will be provided to all attendees.
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Electrical Safety Innovation Summit 2018 • Calgary

Date & Location: April 19 • Calgary
Info: Hosted by Schneider Electric Canada, the half-day Electrical Safety Innovation Summit brings together experts from different industries to present and discuss the latest trends in electrical safety. Join the electrical safety experts and learn about: CSA Z462 “Workplace electrical safety,” the new class of MV switchgear using shielded solid insulation system technology, and “Safety by design and engineered safety.” Network with the experts while you enjoy food and drinks.
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EV2018VÉ Conference & Tradeshow

Date & Location: April 24 - 27 • Ottawa
Info: Electric Mobility Canada’s annual conference & tradeshow will be hosted April 24-27, 2018, at The Westin Ottawa. “The most-important Canadian event on electric vehicles promises to address many hot EV topics under the theme ‘Integrated e-Mobility from Coast to Coast’,” say organizers.
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OEL Electrical Industry Conference 2018

Date & Location: April 25 - 28 • Windsor
Info: Pack your floral shirts and grass skirts and join the Ontario Electrical League at its Hawaiian-themed industry conference, being held April 25-28, 2018, now being held at the Best Western Plus Waterfront Hotel, 277 Riverside Dr. W., Windsor. Sessions will cover topics such as changes in the supply chain, Construction Lien Act changes, cyber-risks and more, plus the Product Expo/Lunch-and-Learn, and awards dinner. Product expo tables and sponsorships are still available.
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