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The IEC’s Lord Kelvin Award is finally going to a Canadian

The Standards Council of Canada reports a Canadian—Tony Capel— is the recipient of the International Electrotechnical Commission’s 2021 Lord Kelvin Award. Congratulations!

Stanpro celebrating major milestone: 60 years

Throughout the year, Stanpro will organize various initiatives to celebrate the milestone, and to thank its employees, partners, and customers.

Skilled Trades Scholarship for Women from BOLT and SOY

Building Opportunities for Life Today—in partnership with Support Ontario Youth—is awarding $2000-worth of scholarships to help support to women currently apprenticing in the skilled trades.

Following a few great months, building permits plummet in May

Following four consecutive months of reaching new highs, Statscan reports the total value of building permits dropped a record $1.6 billion (-14.8%) to $9.5 billion in May.

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Construction prices

Construction prices continue breaking records – Q2

Statscan reports residential building construction prices rose 7.5% in Q2 2021—the largest increase since the series began in 2017, while non-residential prices grew at their fastest pace since the second quarter of 2008. » Read more

Zibi’s Ottawa-Gatineau development pursues net zero heating and cooling

Hydro Ottawa received a $23-million investment through FCM’s Green Municipal Fund to create a district energy system for the waterfront development. » Learn more

OEC acquires utility engineering firm DPM Energy Inc.

DPM provides electrical power grid and distribution design, installation and utility rehabilitation services, as well as public space lighting designs. » Learn more

“Forward together” – EHRC Agents of Change

Hosted by Electricity Human Resources Canada, this one-day event focuses on equipping attendees with the tools they need to address the challenges faced by under-represented in the workplace. » Learn more

ABB ReliaGear LV switchgear with Emax 2 and Ekip

ABB’s Dick Jackman says the switchgear provides predictive maintenance functionality and connectivity “to understand, analyze, and predict breaker health for a safer, smarter, more reliable solution”. » Learn more

Brady Wraptor A6200 wrap printer applicator

The Wraptor A6200 wrap printer applicator allows you to print and wrap in 7 seconds, eliminating time-consuming labelling by hand. » Learn more

Megger MET1000, TPT420 and DPM1000 testers

The company says these three new hand-held devices are lightweight and easy to use, and are intended for both electricians and electrical engineers. » Learn more

PCIC • IEEE Petroleum & Chemical Industry Committee Conference

Dates & Location: September 13-16, San Antonio, Texas » More info

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