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Torbram Electric Supply opens in Winnipeg

Torbram Electric Supply has announced the opening of their newest location in Winnipeg, Man. General manager Andrew Dawes says this marks the company’s 66th location in Canada and its first Manitoba one. >> Read full article

B.C. workers returning from Alberta

Strong activity in British Columbia’s construction industry is drawing skilled workers back from Alberta, reports the 2016 Construction Industry Survey, recently released by the BC Construction Association, in partnership with Progressive Contractors Association and Construction Labour Relations. >> Read full article

Funding for carbon-free power & more via SDTC

Sustainable Development Technology Canada (SDTC)—a foundation funded by the Government of Canada—is again offering funding right now for Canadian cleantech development and demonstration projects. >> Read full article

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Schneider raises over $80k for Tremblant 24h

Schneider raises over $80k for Tremblant 24h

Congratulations to Schneider Electric Canada employees who participated in the latest Tremblant 24h Ski, raising $80,450 in support of charities benefiting children. >> Learn More…


Cree’s SmartCast PoE with Cisco

Cree has introduced SmartCast Power over Ethernet (PoE), an “open platform that enables the Internet of Things (IoT) for buildings through better light”. The company says SmartCast PoE is the first LED platform that makes the Cisco Digital Ceiling framework ready for mass deployment and adoption. >> Read full article

Leviton’s SmartlockPro AFCI/GFCI receptacle

Calling it as an industry first, Leviton unveiled its SmartlockPro dual-function AFCI/GFCI receptacle, providing both arc and ground fault circuit interrupter protection in one unit. >> Read full article

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FLIR to power “first thermal smartphone”

FLIR to power “first thermal smartphone”

Bullitt Group, a manufacturer of ruggedized smartphones, has announced it will integrate FLIR Systems’ Lepton microcamera into its Cat S60, creating “the world’s first thermal imaging smartphone”. >> Learn more...

 Event Calendar 

98th CCA Annual Conference

Date & Location: Mar. 6-10 • New Orleans, La.
Info: The Canadian Construction Association’s 89th annual conference theme is Unmasking Our Contributions, which speaks to the industry’s accomplishments that all too often go unnoticed, said Gil Brulotte, chair of the conference. There will be keynote speakers and the “best and brightest” in Canadian construction will be celebrated at the CCA Awards ceremony. The event also features a golf tournament, pub-crawl in the French Quarter, and a swamp and plantation tour, in addition the panel sessions and council and board meetings. >> More Info

IEEE IAS Electrical Safety Workshop (ESW) 2016

Date & Location: Mar. 7-11 • Jacksonville, Fla.
Info: For over 23 years, IEEE says its IAS Electrical Safety Workshop (ESW) has been a source of “ground-breaking papers and research that have shaped today’s electrical work practices and electrical safety standards (such as NFPA 70E and CSA Z462)”. Technical committee chair Ken White notes, “At the Louisville ESW, we had 22 technical presentations, 19 focus (poster) presentations, 6 four-hour tutorials, and 5 case studies.” >> More Info

EFC Ontario Region Breakfast Meeting

Date & Location: Mar. 8 • Vaughan, Ont.
Info: Electro-Federation Canada’s Ontario Region presents a breakfast event titled: “Who Dropped the Paperclip? What it takes to grow your cash flow and market share in 2016”. The presentation features Earl Robertson, president & CEO of Quota International, and will list a 10-step small business plan. The event takes place at the Novotel Toronto Vaughan Centre from 7:30 a.m. to 9 a.m. >> More Info

Light+Building Show 2016

Date & Location: Mar. 13-18 • Frankfurt, Germany
Info: With the support of the Central Association of the German Electrical and Electronic Engineering Industry and the Central Association of German Electricians, Messe Frankfurt presents the Light+Building Show. Every two years, this international show presents the latest innovations for the fields of lighting, electrical engineering, house and building automation and software for the construction industry. The 2016 theme is ‘Where modern spaces come to life: digital – individual – networked’. >> More Info

IEEE IAS ESTMP (Electrical Safety, Technical & Mega Projects) Workshop

Date & Location: Mar. 14-16 • Edmonton, Alta.
Info: As in years past, the 2016 IEEE IAS ESTMP (Electrical Safety, Technical and Mega Projects) Workshop provides a forum for exchanging and advancing industry knowledge in the areas of safety, engineering design, and system reliability of electrical systems and technologies for the execution of Mega Projects. >> More Info