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Multi-family and industrial building permits shine in June 2022

Statistics Canada reports the total value of building permits in Canada declined 1.5% in June to $11.9 billion, mainly due to the non-residential sector, which dropped 10.4% to $3.7 billion, after posting its second-highest monthly value. Nationally, the value of residential permits in June increased 3.1% to $8.2 billion. Click to see which construction sectors were seeing the most building permit action.

Enabling EV-ready buildings at Electric Mobility Canada’s EV/VÉ

With Canada’s move toward a fully electrified transport system, electrical contractors should take the time to learn about building requirements and EV charging technologies. Electric Mobility Canada’s signature electric vehicle event—EV/VÉ—is taking place in-person in Toronto next month. Sessions include “Enabling EV-ready buildings” and “Advancing public charging”.

Culture of safety

Only 1/3 of workers observe a strong culture of safety

While workers assume they are the most responsible for safety in the workplace, there is a feeling that organizations can be doing a better job at creating a safe work environment. According to an Electrical Safety Survey by Fluke, this sentiment about who is most responsible has remained the same over the past three years. Also, while respondents feel a strong safety culture is important, only 37% believe their company has one. » Learn more

IPEX undertakes “major expansion in pipe extrusion capacity”

As part of its North American growth strategy and customer service focus, IPEX says it is investing in a major expansion that impacts three of its pipe extrusion facilities. “This will allow IPEX to increase production capacity for our pipe business to ensure high fill rates and excellent service both in the U.S. and Canada [...]” said Alex Mestres, IPEX’s CEO. “These investments will also add enough capacity to deliver a number of groundbreaking new products we now have in the pipeline and ready to launch.” » Read more

Are you an Agent of Change? Answer the Call for Nominations

Do you know an electricity industry professional who demonstrates commitment and efforts to advance the principles of diversity, equity and inclusion in the workplace? If so, Electricity Human Resources Canada wants your nomination for Agent of Change (2022), which recognizes and celebrates an individual who champions DEI in the workplace. “They are role models who inspire those around them and lead others by their actions while advocating for change.” » Learn more

CUEE Tradeshow Marketplace

Date & Location: September 13-14, Mississauga, Ont. » More info

BICSI Fall Conference & Exhibition

Dates & Location: September 25-29, Las Vegas » More info

Electric Mobility Canada – EV/VÉ

Dates & Location: September 27-29, Toronto » More info

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