Procore’s Canadian Construction Trends to Watch in 2023

Procore’s Canadian Construction Trends to Watch in 2023

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…

A Closer Look at ABB Investments in their Quebec Facilities with VP and General Manager, Alain Quintal

A Closer Look at ABB Investments in their Quebec Facilities with VP and General Manager, Alain Quintal

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…

Electromagnetic Compatibility (EMC) Testing Overview and Considerations for Manufacturers
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Electromagnetic Compatibility (EMC) Testing Overview and Considerations for Manufacturers

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, November 2022

Investment in Building Construction, November 2022

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.

CSA Report: Canadian Women’s Experiences with Personal Protective Equipment in the Workplace

CSA Report: Canadian Women’s Experiences with Personal Protective Equipment in the Workplace

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.

Bob Brake Celebrates 50 Years of Service with Eaton

Bob Brake Celebrates 50 Years of Service with Eaton

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.

Building Retrofits are Critical in the Path Toward Carbon Neutrality: A Conversation with Hugo Lafontaine of Schneider Electric

Building Retrofits are Critical in the Path Toward Carbon Neutrality: A Conversation with Hugo Lafontaine of Schneider Electric

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.

Procore Groundbreak Conference 2022 Insights with Will Lehrmann

Procore Groundbreak Conference 2022 Insights with Will Lehrmann

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.

Ligia Orlandini of LEDVANCE on the Invigorating Environment of Lighting

Ligia Orlandini of LEDVANCE on the Invigorating Environment of Lighting

“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.

Labour Force Employment Survey, November 2022 – Little Change Noted

Labour Force Employment Survey, November 2022 – Little Change Noted

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.