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5 common take-off mistakes

The first is not reading the specs and drawings before preparing the estimate. When you read the specs, you are able to see the full scope of the job. That’s where you will find details on mechanical, plumbing, construction, finishing, electrical, and more. Meantime, a drawing may refer you to a section of the specs that could impact your electrical work.

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EV charging

ABB and Shell up the ante on EV charging

Under a new global framework agreement, ABB E-mobility will supply its portfolio of AC and DC charging stations for electric vehicles to Shell. “We have been working together on the roll-out of public charging infrastructure since 2019, and this latest agreement takes that collaboration to the next level,” said Frank Muehlon, CEO, ABB E-mobility. » Learn more
Schneider Electric

Switch to Smart, Switch to Easy, Switch to Beautiful.

Screwless wall plates. Smart Outlets. Square D™ Switches and Receptacles are raising the bar on aesthetics, ease of installation, remote lighting control and connectivity.

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On the path forward for small modular reactors

The governments of Ontario, Saskatchewan, New Brunswick and Alberta have agreed to a joint strategic plan outlining the path forward on small modular reactors (SMRs). “A strategic plan for the deployment of small modular reactors” highlights how SMRs can provide safe, reliable and zero-emissions energy to power while creating new opportunities to export Canadian knowledge and expertise around the world. » Read more

EV Everywhere to support EV demand in Ottawa

The Ontario Energy Board and the province’s Independent Electricity System Operator are supporting a pilot project by BluWave-ai and Hydro Ottawa that will use artificial intelligence to manage electric vehicle charging during peak demand periods with the aim of saving customers money while extending the life of electricity infrastructure. » Read more
Hamid Alemohammad

Mitigating Construction Risk with IoT

The construction industry abounds with risk... risk of poor estimates, risk of disruptions in weather, labour and supply chain, and the ever-present risk of something “going sideways” during construction or final occupancy. However, IoT sensors and devices—supported by “the cloud” and analytics—can address at least some of the risks inherent in constructing our built environment. » WATCH
Allan Bozek

Classifying Cannabis, Hydrogen, and other Process Facilities

Drawing on decades of experience, subject matter expert Allan Bozek, P.Eng., reviews both well-known and lesser-known hazardous locations. He will discuss Area Classification for a variety of applications, and highlight some interesting applications that you may not have associated with Hazardous Locations. » WATCH
FLUKE Webinar

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

CAF National Apprenticeship Conference

Dates & Location: May 29-31, Halifax » More info

Electro-Federation Canada Annual Conference – hybrid

Dates & Location: May 31-June 2, Whistler, B.C. » More info

CAF Supporting Women in Trades Conference

Dates & Location: June 2-3, St. John’s » More info


Dates & Location: June 19-23, Las Vegas » More info

Visit our calendar online for even more industry events. » CLICK HERE