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Volume 3 • Issue 24


The CE Code has specific requirements for the hospital world

Canadian economic figures seem to be inching up, and with summer ahead these figures should continue to make us dream of new expansion projects. If you work in the health care sector, this issue is dedicated to you. It speaks about Section 24 of the CE Code, which was created by the Technical Committee on Applications of Electricity in Health Care along with the Technical Committee on the Canadian Electrical Code, Part I, and provides specific rules for patient care areas and essential electrical systems in health care facilities. Elsewhere in this issue, meet a Millennial who is not afraid of new projects. Good reading!

Line Goyette
Managing Editor


Electric Vehicle Symposium 29th International Electric Vehicle Symposium: June 19-22 in Montreal
Register now for the 29th World Electric Vehicle Symposium and Exhibition (EVS29), as the largest international electric vehicle conference returns to North America…
Ontario's Climate Change Action Plan How Ontario's Climate Change Action Plan Will Benefit the Clean Tech and Electrical Sectors
The plan will provide tools and incentives to accelerate the use of clean technology that exists today, boosting the province's clean tech sector, and creating opportunities for the electrical industry…
Wesco WESCO, Hazmasters, and TVC Host Hamilton Area Trade Show
Despite colder than anticipated weather, WESCO, Hazmasters, and TVC hosted a great industrial trade show earlier this month at WESCO's warehouse…

A sleek linear LED style within your budget

Philips Philips Ledalite FloatPlane LED suspended and wall mount luminaires offer great performance in a sporty, low-profile design. FloatPlane's sleek minimalism (only 1.2"h x 8"w) blends seamlessly into your unique layout, and the distribution options of 70% up, 75% down and 100% down give you further flexibility. FloatPlane's astounding performance offers outputs up to 129 LPW. Now you can have the distinct energy savings of LED, with the affordability of fluorescent luminaries. Read More

Codes & Standards

Guide to the Canadian Electrical Code, Part 1 — Instalment 14 

By William (Bill) Burr
Bill Burr 14 In this article: CE Code Section 24 — Health care areas. The code is a comprehensive document. Sometimes it can seem quite daunting to quickly find the information you need. This series of articles provides a guide to help users find their way through this critical document. This is not intended to replace the notes in Appendix B or the explanations of individual requirements contained in the CEC Handbook, but will hopefully provide some help in navigating the code. Read More

Smart Technology

Adaptive Lighting Systems Part 3: Scheduling

Adaptive Smart Lighting The lighting control strategy we're reviewing today is a low-hanging fruit when it comes to energy savings, especially when we talk about smart lighting systems. Much simpler both in concept and implementation than occupancy sensing or daylight harvesting, scheduling still aims to do pretty much the same thing — eliminate unnecessary lighting usage. But since no sensors are involved, it doesn't allow luminaires to respond to certain changes in the environment. Instead, it makes them perform in accordance with a predefined schedule. Read More

Peers & Profiles: Young Leaders

Patrick Deschamps — Finding His Place in the Industry and Staying There

By Laurence Rocher-Brassard
Patrick Deschamps Patrick Deschamps, father of a 10-year-old girl, was recently appointed Vice President of Commercial Sales at Contact Delage. While still a CEGEP student, Patrick launched a small lawn mowing business. As he worked on the sales and marketing side of his business, he realized how much he loved it. For the next two years, he worked at a car dealership, but his schedule was incompatible with his family life. Patrick then returned to studies in international trade. In 2002, he met Contact Delage President Guy Goupil at a family reunion. Together, they discussed careers —a life-changing moment... Read More


Q1 Residential Construction Investment Up 2.1% YOY

Investissement Construction In the first quarter, total investment in residential construction rose 2.1% compared with the same quarter in 2015 to $26.1 billion. This marked the ninth consecutive year-over-year gain. Higher investment in apartment and apartment-condominium building construction (up 21.2% to $4.1 billion) was responsible for much of the advance. However, gains occurred in only four provinces: Ontario, BC, New Brunswick, and Quebec. The largest year-over-year decline was recorded in Alberta, followed distantly by Manitoba and Nova Scotia. Read More

Survey Says

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Eiko Commercial Downlight Retrofit Kit

Commercial Downlight Retrofit Kit by Eiko

Eiko's new kit fits existing architectural and commercial housing. Features include a 120-277V circuit with 0-10V dimming driver (standard), easy installation courtesy of quick connectors and pre-wired conduit, and more…
Larson 300 Watt LED

300 Watt LED Crane and Rough Service Fixture from Larson Electronics

A 29,580 lumen output, 0.7 amp draw, a 50,000-hour service life, and 480 volt compatibility provide a rugged and powerful LED alternative to 1000 watt metal halide lamps that uses little power and can withstand rugged use and abusive conditions…
Samsung's LED Test Lab

Samsung's LED Test Lab Approved by UL for Certification Testing

UL has qualified Samsung's LED test lab to perform UL certification testing for Samsung packages and modules used in LED lighting applications. Managing its own UL-approved test lab will enable Samsung to reduce the testing period for its LED components by about 50-75%...

From Our Last Issue

From Our Last Issue
  • Tips on Ball Park Pricing and Charging for Estimates
    Any contractor who has been in business for any length of time has probably had to deal with ball park pricing and charging for estimates. Homeowners always seem to want one but not the other. Rather than risk letting a ball park price make them look bad, savvy contractors can use the request for one to help cause the other to happen. If interested in how to do this, read on.

  • Household Ownership of Smart Home Devices Doubles in One Year
    The number of Canadian broadband households with a smart home device more than doubled in the past year, jumping from 5% in the first quarter of 2015 to 11% in the first quarter of 2016. The statistics come from "Smart Home and IoT in Canada," a New Parks Associates survey that also identified smart thermostats as the most popular devices, with 5% of households owning one, while networked security or monitoring cameras were a close second with more than 4% ownership.

  • Shipments of Smart Thermostats Forecast to Reach 20 Million by 2023
    Worldwide shipments of communicating and smart thermostats are expected to grow from 926,000 annually in 2014 to 19.2 million by 2023, according to a new report from Navigant Research. During the last year, the market for communicating and smart thermostats has expanded rapidly, with new offerings from several high-profile providers. Global revenue for communicating and smart thermostats and associated software and services is forecast to grow from US$1.1 billion in 2016 to US$4.4 billion in 2025.

  • Valard Construction: Turnkey Solutions for Power Systems
    Winning a contract to construct a 100-km high altitude transmission line in Norway is just the latest in a series of high-profile contracts earned by Edmonton-based Valard Construction. The 5-year project also involves decommissioning 90 km of an existing 300-kilovolt (kV) transmission line, and will require significant use of helicopters for both construction and decommissioning. Founded in 1978, Valard Construction is a leading full-service engineering, procurement and construction (EPC+) contractor, providing turnkey solutions for power systems. With 1400 employees and 600 pieces of utility equipment, the company has the largest cohort of skilled, mobile linemen in Canada and one of the best safety records in the industry.



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