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Ontario tackling out-of-province worker and apprentice mobility

“There are hundreds of thousands of paycheques waiting to be collected,” said Monte McNaughton, Minister of Labour, Training and Skills Development, noting he keeps hearing from businesses that they “can’t find the workers they need to grow”. “[We] want more skilled professionals and tradespeople to come here.”

Digitizing Estimating to control costs and improve processes

While there are many factors that can impact budget, the primary facets of profitability and predictability live (or die) in pre-construction and estimation. Pre-construction costs typically range between 1% and 3% of the total project value. While that sounds like a pretty significant investment, it’s one that can pay off greatly.
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Using CHP to improve efficiency and reduce emissions

Combined heat & power is starting to gain some new attention in the power generation industry. Also known as co-generation/cogen, CHP is actually not new; in fact, it is one of the oldest, energy-efficient power solutions, operating during a time when plants generated their own electricity using coal-fired boilers and steam-turbine generators. » Learn more

PowerON will help Toronto Transit drive electrification

PowerON Energy Solutions (a subsidiary of Ontario Power Generation) has partnered with the Toronto Transit Commission to design, build, co-invest, and operate the charging and related electrical infrastructure that supports the TTC’s electrification, including its fleet and facilities. » Learn more

Eaton’s circuit breaker tech joins SmartThings platform

Eaton announced it has partnered with Samsung’s SmartThings Energy platform; specifically, it will integrate its smart circuit breaker technology into the SmartThings ecosystem, enabling homeowners to use data from connected devices throughout the home “to make better decisions about their energy use”. » Read more

Swidget devices paired with Panasonic ventilation

As the exclusive distributor of Swidget smart controls in the electrical and HVAC distribution channels in Canada and the U.S., Panasonic says it can provide an “end-to-end smart home ventilation solution”. This includes Whisper ventilation fans and energy recovery ventilators (ERVs). » Learn more

PataBid AI-powered, cloud-based construction estimating software

Quantify’s automated take-off feature uses AI to count common items on drawings. Advanced tools allow for the creation/importing of existing items and data from other software sources, along with an internal item and assembly database available out of the box. » Learn more

AD Electrical Spring Network Meeting

Dates & Location: April 26-28, Orlando, Fla. » More info

Ontario Electrical League Annual Conference

Dates & Location: April 27-30, Toronto » More info


Dates & Location: May 4-5, Moncton, N.B. » More info

ECAO-JEPP Annual General Meeting

Dates & Location: May 18-19, Ottawa » More info

ECAA Training Day and Annual General Meeting

Dates & Location: May 26-28, Edmonton » More info

NETCO Training Conference

Dates & Location: May 27-28, Halifax » More info

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