Leslie Clark recently made a post on LinkedIn thanking Mason Armstrong of Turolight for stopping by Paul Wolf LES to surprise those he worked with many years ago and has not seen in 30 plus years. Mason was one of the people said to help make Paul Wolf the name brand it is in downtown Toronto.
January 13, 2023 By Jas Saraw, VP, Canada, Procore Looking at Canadian contruction trends in 2023, I expect a year of challenge and change as the Canadian construction industry grapples with ongoing problems such as the labour shortage while continuing to move toward integrated project delivery to achieve greater efficiency. At Procore, we are watching adoption…
January 17, 2023 By Elle Bremmer Le monde de l’électricité en ligne had the pleasure of sitting down with Alain Quintal, VP and General Manager of the Installation Products Division of ABB Canada to discuss ABB’s recent expansion plans at the Iberville Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu facility in Quebec. The expansion will cost approximately US $13 million ($18M Canadian) and is set…
January 17, 2023 By Kerrwil Editorial Team in partnership with CSA Group In this article we take a look at Electromagnetic Compatibility (EMC) Testing with Alex Solomovich and Michael Henry of CSA Group. Solomovich is a Certifier III with the organization and Henry serves as the Director for Cross Market Services. In this overview of…
Investment in building construction declined 1.4% to $20.4 billion in November, with most of the drop coming from Alberta (-5.6%). The residential sector decreased 2.0% to $14.9 billion, while the non-residential sector edged up 0.2% to $5.5 billion. On a constant dollar basis (2012=100), investment in building construction decreased by 2.0% to $12.0 billion.
The total value of building permits in Canada jumped 14.1% in November to $11.0 billion, rebounding after two consecutive monthly losses. On a constant dollar basis (2012=100), the total value of building permits went up 12.3% to $6.5 billion.
Westburne’s new Wire and Cable Recycling Program is another step in their effort to reduce the industry’s footprint and protect the environment. Recycling wire and cable is also an important aspect of meeting the growing demand for copper. All lengths and types of cables qualify. Payout is calculated at day-of-return, Comex value minus processing fee.
This CSA report looks at the experiences of women using personal protective equipment in the workplace, finding gaps that need to be addressed in order to improve safety for women. CSA explores how physical differences between men and women have been considered in the development of PPE as well as PPE standards in Canada.
Recently, Bob Brake celebrated 50 years of dedicated service with Eaton. It’s a remarkable career milestone but Eaton noted it was “no surprise given his triathlon experiences”. Eaton wishes to thank Bob for everything he does for them and his impact on the electrical industry. His energy and enthusiasm is both inspirational and contagious. Eaton wishes him the best as he celebrates this career achievement and look forward to his continued support and contributions.
Canada is a country, “where there’s a lot of work to be done, to be honest, when it comes to energy efficiency in our buildings,” commented Hugo Lafontaine, Vice President – Power Products and Digital Energy with Schneider Electric. “Our buildings, both private and public, are behind the times.” The flip side is that makes for an exciting time in Canada when it comes to the opportunities to implement new technologies and solutions.
The Procore Groundbreak conference was held last month in New Orleans, Louisiana with a central theme of big ideas, getting to work. Over the course of 3 days, over 3,600 people attended the highly anticipated event. Major players of the construction industry were there, and Procore revealed new updates to its construction management platform, including Procore Pay and Procore Connect on Drawings, which you can read more about here.
“The most interesting thing about the lighting industry is also the biggest challenge,” said Ligia Orlandini of LEDVANCE, on how change has been a constant in lighting as LED technology continues to evolve. “The dynamic elements of the lighting industry may bring uncertainty, but they also create an invigorating environment to work in. There’s something about it, that brings you in,” said Orlandini.
Wire and cable is a core product category for electrical distributors. And much of it, as everyone knows, is driven by copper pricing (with aluminum consumption also influenced by the price of copper.) Copper has experienced a wild ride in 2022. It started the year at $4.42. It reached its height on March 4th at $4.94 and its bottom at $3.24 on July 13th.
The total value of building permits in Canada declined 1.4% in October to $10.0 billion. Losses in the residential sector more than offset gains from the non-residential sector. On a constant dollar basis (2012=100), the total value of building permits decreased 0.9% to $6.0 billion.
Employment was little changed (+10,000) in November, and the unemployment rate declined by 0.1 percentage points to 5.1%. Employment was up among women in the core working ages of 25 to 54, and declined among young men aged 15 to 24. It was little changed among the other main demographic groups. The employment rate among core-aged women reached a new record high of 81.6% in November.
Real gross domestic product (GDP) edged up 0.1% in September. Growth was led by goods-producing industries (+0.3%), while services-producing industries were essentially unchanged. Advance information indicates that real GDP was essentially unchanged in October.