Canadian Electrical Wholesaler

Nov 12, 2019

Building PermitsThe total value of building permits issued by Canadian municipalities decreased 6.5% to $8.3 billion in September, largely due to declines in the residential sector. Gains were reported in four provinces, with the largest increase in Alberta (+7.2% to $1.0 billion). The largest decline was in Quebec (-20.5% to $1.5 billion), mostly due to a drop in the value of permits for multi-family dwellings.

Residential permits down

The value of residential building permits was down 10.7% to $5.1 billion in September.

The value of permits issued for multi-family dwellings fell 12.1% to $2.9 billion, with declines in eight provinces, while Nova Scotia and Alberta reported the sole increases. 
The value of permits for single-family dwellings decreased 8.7% to $2.2 billion nationally. This decline was largely due to a decrease in Ontario (-$196 million), following strong growth in August.

Slight increase in non-residential permits

Commercial permits rose 6.1% to $2.0 billion in September, largely due to several high-value permits for office buildings in the census metropolitan area of Vancouver. The increase in the value of commercial permits more than offset declines in the value of industrial and institutional permits.

Ontario reaches record quarterly high

Municipalities issued $25.7 billion of permits in the third quarter, down 1.2% from the previous quarter. 

The value of permits was down in four provinces in the third quarter compared with the second quarter. The largest decrease was in British Columbia (-17.0% to $4.7 billion), following strong gains in the second quarter. 

Despite mixed results across the country, Ontario was up 6.1% to a record quarterly value of $10.7 billion, largely due to the value of multi-family permits.

The total value of permits issued in the first three quarters of 2019 was 2.2% (or $1.7 billion) higher than the same period in 2018. Municipalities approved the construction of 176,582 new dwellings (+0.4%). This is consistent with the 0.2% increase in housing starts reported by the Canadian Mortgage and Housing Corporation for the same period.

Source: Statistics Canada, https://www150.statcan.gc.ca/n1/daily-quotidien/191108/dq191108b-eng.htm

 

SchneiderBy Patrick Donovan

The lack of staff or “lights out” nature of many local IT and mobile edge computing (MEC) sites makes operations and maintenance a challenge. This struggle worsens as the number of sites increase. How do you maintain IT resiliency in a cost-effective way under these conditions? It is not practical to staff each location with trained personnel. The answer lies, in large part, on data centre infrastructure management (DCIM) software. In this paper we describe essential DCIM functions for small, unmanned edge computing sites and attributes of next-generation DCIM solutions best optimized for that type of environment. 

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Rick McCartenBy Rick McCarten

Two articles on branding recently caught my attention.

The first was on electric vehicles. Ford Motor Company felt that, as all cars move to electric, the number of moving parts and the complexity of production will simplify, which will result in a reduction in brand importance from 30% to 10%. Your decision to purchase will only be influenced by the brand by 1/10. Nine-tenths of your decision will be based on other factors.


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Worldwide, an estimated 24 billion square feet of new commercial buildings is constructed annually — the equivalent of about 9,000 new Empire State Buildings. The new Navigant white paper concludes that while building owners have been deploying intelligent buildings solutions that rely on data for automation and control for decades...

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“We engineered and built G1 based on honest feedback from professionals,” said Adele Hendrix, product manager for Greenlee, Emerson. “We learned being fast wasn’t only about pull speed. From setup and pulling to unspooling the line after – the entire process should be quicker than pulling by hand. Our design delivers that speed.”

 

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