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Dartmouth building wins green prize

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September 19, 2018
The Wilkinson Warehouses in Dartmouth N.S., scooped the Zero Carbon prize at the recent Canada Green Building Council (CaGBC) Atlantic Chapter awards ceremony held in Halifax.
Owned by East Port Properties, the multi-tenant warehouse buildings feature a host of green technologies, including a robust building envelope with insulated… Continue Reading

AI and Automation give Canadians Pause

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September 18, 2018
The Ontario Science Centre’s third annual Science Literacy Survey reveals most Canadians (74%) believe that science and technology will play a major role in solving the world’s challenges. However, many are concerned about the impact of new technologies such as artificial intelligence (62%), automation (60%) and the ”Internet… Continue Reading

Toronto architectural firm joins Microsoft’s Internet of Things

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September 18
Toronto’s award-winning WZMH Architects is now participating in Microsoft’s prestigious global Internet of Things (IoT) Insider Labs, a program designed to accelerate businesses that are reshaping their industries by transforming the way people, devices and data interact.
WZMH Architects, along with Quasar Consulting Group,… Continue Reading

Danfoss radiator thermostat still going strong at 75

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September 13, 2018

The original Danfoss radiator thermostat might be turning 75, but the company says the product invented by its founder Mads Clausen way back in 1943 is as relevant as ever in a world trying to control the temperature.

More than 350 million of the radiator thermostats have rolled off the production lines and been sent to all corners of the world… Continue Reading

Radon gas a focus of updated B.C. Building Code

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September 13, 2018

The British Columbia Building and Plumbing Code has been updated and will come into effect on December 10, 2018, covering all building permits applied for on or after that date.

Most of the changes in the 2018 B.C. Building Code are adopted from the 2015 National Building and Plumbing Code of Canada, although there are B.C. specific variations,… Continue Reading

Professor Heyl recognized by college

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September 12, 2018

George Brown College plumbing professor Bryan Heyl was recently presented with the school’s faculty of the year award. Heyl, who also serves on the executive of the Ontario Plumbing Inspectors Association, was nominated by the 2017-18 graduating class.

The award is presented to a faculty or staff member at George Brown who has left an… Continue Reading

Bradford White unleashes Ellen Rohr online

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September 11, 2018

Business makeover expert Ellen Rohr has teamed up with Bradford White to provide its ”For the Pro” contractors and wholesalers a powerful new business resource.

Rohr, author of the popular ”Bare Bones Biz” book series, has vast experience working with HVAC, mechanical trades and plumbing businesses since she helped to turn around… Continue Reading

Weil-McLain names new GTA sales applications engineer

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September 6, 2018

Weil-McLain Canada recently announced the hiring of Simon Sorouri for the position of commercial sales applications engineer.

A professional engineer, Sorouri has more than 10 years of hydronic systems applications experience in the Canadian hydronic industry.

Working with Weil-McLain Canada’s sales network, he will focus on applications… Continue Reading

Wolseley acquires James Electric

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Sept 6, 2018

Wolseley Canada has purchased Calgary-based James Electric Motor Services. In addition to selling pumps and motors, James Electric also specializes in motor repair and maintenance for its customers in Western Canada.

With the acquisition, all 64 James Electric employees will join Wolseley. James Electric president, Rick James, will also… Continue Reading Continue reading

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