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Message From The Editor

Latest census figures — we know ourselves a little better now

In the most recent Canadian census data published last week, we learned that the country's population now exceeds 35 million, and Canadian population growth continues to be the strongest among G7 member countries. This growth comes in large part through immigration. The experts also said that the country attracts newcomers because of our centres of excellence. Ubisoft is the product of one of these centres, as you'll read in this issue. Also, our expert on the CE Code continues his journey through Part 1. Good reading!

Line Goyette
Managing Editor

Changing Scene

ribbon-cutting ceremony BC Aboriginal Skills Fund Invests $2.1 Million in Northern Trades Training
Up to 205 First Nations people in communities stretching from Prince George to Fort Nelson will benefit from new skills-training opportunities designed to spark careers in trades and technical jobs such as electrical, carpentry, piping, welding, carpentry, and machining…
Choice Electrical Supply co. logo Choice Electrical Supply Co. Relocates Winnipeg Branch
Choice Electric Electrical Supply Co.'s Winnipeg branch is now located at 2130 Notre Dame Ave. The phone number remains the same: 204-783-2333…
Protest Signs Ontario Trades to Protest Schedule 17 on February 21
The Progressive Certified Trades Coalition is urging all skilled trades, unionized or not, to attend a Queen's Park rally in protest of Schedule 17 of Ontario's Omnibus Bill 70…

Codes and Standards

Guide to the Canadian Electrical Code, Part I — Instalment 21

By William Burr
Bill Burr photo In this article: Section 38 — Elevators, dumbwaiters, material lifts, escalators, moving walks, lifts for persons with physical disabilities, and similar equipment. The numbering of rules in this section is an exception to the numbering system outlined in the code's preface because most of these rules will be used by elevator constructors. The numbering here corresponds with the numbers of associated rules in ASME A17.1/CSA B44, Safety Code for Elevators and Escalators and CSA-B355, Lifts for Persons With Physical Disabilities. Read More


Lind Equipment Concludes Massive LED Jobsite Project with Ledcor

Factory Floor Lind Equipment's LED Jobsite system of temporary LED lighting was a featured part of a BC construction site for a massive, $600 million, 1.2 million square foot shopping mall. The Tsawwassen Mills project saw Ledcor build a $1.2 million square feet premium outlet shopping mall with 180 outlets just outside of Vancouver, BC. The mall was built by Ivanhoe Cambridge. From the first usage of LED Jobsite lights in November 2014 through to the opening of Tsawwassen Mills in October 2016, the LED Jobsite system saved over $110,000 in energy costs, over 1,000,000 kWh of electricity, and over 700 metric tons of CO2 compared to traditional bulb-based temporary lighting. Read More


Lighting Work and Play at Ubisoft Quebec City

Ubisoft Office Ubisoft's 400 video game creators located in Quebec City have been settling in to their new workspaces since last May. An ambitious relocation project, the design of this new studio was done in an integrated way under the direction of the firm Coarchitecture, mandated by Ubisoft Quebec for this architectural challenge. The lighting of these new spaces, designed to encourage creative projects, was at the heart of the conception, and LumiGroup's expertise was called upon to achieve all the of the project's objectives, including the importance of creating an efficient, dynamic, and inspiring living environment, representative of Ubisoft's DNA. Read More


Building Permits Decline 6.6% in December

Line Chart Municipalities issued $7.2 billion worth of building permits in December, down 6.6% from November. Lower construction intentions were recorded for all components, led by commercial buildings and multi-family dwellings. In the residential sector, eight provinces posted declines while Ontario reported a record high. In the non-residential sector, the value of building permits fell 11.5% to $2.3, led by lower construction intentions for commercial buildings. Seven provinces reported decreases, with Ontario, Alberta and Quebec posting the largest declines. On an annual basis, 2016 was the fifth consecutive year that construction intentions have exceeded $80 billion. The total value of building permits for 2016, $84.5 billion, is down 0.8% from the previous year. Read More

Survey Says


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New Products and Solutions

Standard Commercial LED Downlights- LRC Series

Standard Commercial LED Downlights — LCR Series

Standard's architectural LED Retrofit Solution is your best solution for an easy conversion of existing downlights to LEDs. In less than 5 minutes, easily replace CFL, HID or incandescent fixtures in 6", 8" or 10" sizes without removing the existing frame. This series is the perfect solution for office, retail, hospitality and institutional type applications. Read More
Fulham Workhorse LED Extreme Driver

Fulham Introduces WorkHorse LED Extreme Driver Family

Fulham Co., Inc., a supplier of lighting components and electronics for commercial and specialty applications, has released the WorkHorse LED Extreme family of constant current, programmable drivers specifically designed for outdoor and high-power applications. WorkHorse LED Extreme drivers are intelligent, programmable LED drivers built for harsh environments. Read More
Soraa Helia

Soraa's Helia: Replicating Natural Sunlight to Promote Sleep and Health

Helia creates an intelligent environment providing a personalized, adaptive lighting experience with enhanced energy savings, convenience and comfort. Helia combines full spectrum LED lighting with a secure, expandable network of smart home sensors. The result is an intuitive, energy-efficient lighting system that brings the benefits of dynamic, natural sunlight indoors. Read More
SLE Lighting Edyn

Edyn from SLE Lighting

This luminaire is an effective and reliable low glare light fixture with simple and timeless design. As a source of powerful and stable illumination, it is an ideal solution for offices and other indoor areas that require a visually comfortable lighting atmosphere. Read More
Bulbrite New Products

Bulbrite Launches 40+ New Products

Bulbrite is debuting over 40 new products this month. Among them, 21 fully compatible LED filaments, including new E12 base options in B11, CA10, T6, and G16 shapes, and E26 base options in A19, ST18, and G25 shapes. A variety of colour temperature options are available, including new 3000K CCT bulbs. These new LED Filaments are compatible with all dimmer types. Read More

From Our Last Issue

From Our Last Issue
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    I have been coaching my contractor clients to be smart about how they do business. I have been stressing that they should be selective about the customers they choose to work with, especially when business surges. If this makes sense to you and for your business, read on to find out how to do fewer sales calls but at the same time close higher margin deals.

  • Effect of Next Generation 100 W Power over Ethernet on RJ45 Connectivity
    The Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) is currently writing the 802.3bt standard, which will double the amount of power delivered to end devices. The current 25.5 W will increase to approximately 71 W, an increase of a factor of approximately 3 that allows devices such as next generation wireless access points, security cameras with pan, tilt, zoom, and heating elements, and larger displays to operate under the new PoE standard. This paper explains the effect the new 802.3bt standard running the highest Type 4 power will have on connectivity, specifically the Panduit TG style jacks.

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Training, networking and professional development opportunities for members of Canada's electrical industry.

BUILDEX Vancouver
February 15-16
Vancouver, BC

EAM Mid-Canada Electrical Expo 2017
February 22

Manitoba Electrical Expo
February 22-23

Basic Tax Strategy for YPNs
February 23
Toronto, ON

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