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Fall public review of proposed changes to 2015 editions of National Building, Fire, and Plumbing codes and the National Energy Code for Buildings

September 16, 2019

The Canadian Commission on Building and Fire Codes invites interested parties to take part in a final opportunity for public review of the proposed changes to the 2015 editions of the National Building Code, the National Fire Code, the National

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Central Air Equipment named Atlas Copco Compressors’ newest distributor

September 13, 2019

Central Air Equipment (CAE) in Calgary, AB will focus on promoting and selling Atlas Copco’s Industrial Air range of products and servicing this equipment with OEM spare parts. In addition to its existing installed base for over 24 years, CAE

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Updates to Building Code Compendium available for download

September 10, 2019

On May 2, 2019, amendments (Ontario Regulation 88/19) to the Building Code regulation (O. Reg. 332/12) were filed. O. Reg. 88/19 further aligns Ontario’s Building Code with the 2015 National Construction Codes and is based on proposals the Ministry consulted

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Rulers of the Flame contest emphasizes oxy-fuel processes

September 9, 2019

Building on Victor’s “Rulers of the Flame” brand campaign, Victor, an ESAB brand, has launched its 2019 “Rulers of the Flame” student contest, which is open to students who are residents of the Canada (excluding Quebec) or the U.S., in cutting,

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Reminder re gas fired appliances used for heating buildings under construction

September 6, 2019

Standata has released an information sheet G-01-17(Rev1) Gas Fired Appliances Used for Heating Buildings Under Construction. The bulletin was jointly developed by Municipal Affairs Alberta and industry representatives to inform builders, contractors, renovators, gas fitters/sheet metal workers and owners of

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State-of-the-art Maison de Radio-Canada building

September 3, 2019

Johnson Controls is working with Broccolini Construction and Broccolini Investments, through its subsidiary, La Société en Commandite La Nouvelle Maison, to create a new, high-tech Maison de Radio-Canada building in Montreal that will house the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC)/Radio-Canada. Through

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Search financial incentives by province

September 3, 2019

Natural Resources Canada offers an easy-to-use site showing incentives by province. Select a province to see what financial incentives or programs are available. This grouping of incentives related to energy efficiency from provincial/territorial governments, major Canadian municipalities and major electric

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People on the move, Ouellet, Ridgid, Mestek, Bradley, Atlas Copco

August 29, 2019

Ariel Rubinstein has been named president and general manager of Atlas Copco Compressors Canada, effective October 1, 2019. Prior to this appointment he was general manager of Atlas Copco Argentina S.A.C.I. He joined Atlas Copco Argentina S.A.C.I in 2004 as

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Mifab moves forward with 68,000 sq. ft. expansion

August 26, 2019

Mifab has been a family owned manufacturer of engineered plumbing and drainage solutions since 1982, and on August 6 the company celebrated the groundbreaking for its 68,000 sq. ft. expansion in Chicago, IL. The planning for the expansion began just

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Silver-Line Plastics agrees to be acquired by IPEX

August 26, 2019

Silver-Line Plastics has that its shareholders have entered into a Share Purchase Agreement pursuant to which it will be acquired by IPEX. Silver-Line Plastics is a U.S. manufacturer of plastic pipe products with facilities in Asheville, NC, Lawton, OK and

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Calling all hydronics enthusiasts-register now for Modern Hydronics Summit 2019

August 26, 2019

Join HPAC on September 19, 2019, for a one-of-a-kind conference and trade show dedicated exclusively to the hydronics market. Modern Hydronics-Summit 2019 is conveniently located at the International Centre by Toronto’s Pearson Airport. You will see the latest technologies and

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Bonomi acquires fittings manufacturer FRA.BO

August 22, 2019

Bonomi Group has acquired the company FRA.BO. S.p.A., headquartered in Quinzano d’Oglio, Brescia, Italy.  Celebrating its 50th anniversary this year, FRA.BO is a manufacturer of copper, stainless steel, carbon steel, brass and bronze fittings for plumbing installations. The company’s products are

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Viega showcases expansion and new training centre

August 21, 2019

Viega recently celebrated the opening of a seminar centre in its new headquarters in Broomfield, CO. This is the company’s second training centre in the United States. The Colorado Seminar Center joins the New Hampshire Seminar Center in Nashua in

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It’s time for your big break in television, casting call issued

August 20, 2019

Canadian TV icon and professional contractor Mike Holmes and his children – Mike Jr. and Sherry – have teamed up to create the MADE in Canada series Holmes Family Rescue. Casting is now open for the inspirational and life-changing series, set to

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Philip Rizcallah Recipient of 2019 Joseph K. Seidner Award

August 20, 2019

Philip Rizcallah, director, research and development, construction at the National Research Council of Canada is the nineteenth recipient of the Joseph K. Seidner Award. The presentation took place at the annual Canadian Advisory Council on Plumbing meeting in Ottawa, ON

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Thermostat Recovery Program

August 15, 2019 by H.R.A.I.

The Thermostat Recovery Program (TRP) is a stewardship program focused on recovering and recycling thermostats that are no longer in use. We accept mercury-containing, electronic and mechanical thermostats and ensure that all the components, especially the mercury, are kept out

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Province of Quebec proposes new halocarbon regulations

August 14, 2019

HRAI reports that on July 17, the Government of Quebec published proposed revisions to its halocarbon regulations in the Quebec Gazette. The proposed regulation changes will prohibit, effective January 1, 2021, the sale, manufacture, installation and distribution of air conditioning

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New Energy Manager Program is accepting project proposals

August 9, 2019

The Honourable Amarjeet Sohi, Minister of Natural Resources Canada recently announced the launch of a new Energy Manager Program. The program is now accepting project proposals. The Energy Manager Program will help identify and adopt energy efficiency solutions by offering funding to hire

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Canarm re-focuses on manufacturing of commercial/industrial ventilation products

August 1, 2019

Canarm Ltd., a global marketer and manufacturer of lighting, livestock stabling, air moving and related products supplying the residential, agricultural, commercial/industrial and HVAC markets, broke ground recently at its expanding Brockville, ON facility. In recent years, Canarm has doubled its

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Tempers and temperatures rise, BC report exposes implications of air conditioning

July 31, 2019

The use of air conditioning in offices across British Columbia has increased by almost a third in recent years, and temperature tensions among employees and those in control of their office temperature are rising according to Cold War, a report

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Danfoss partners with distributor to support Canada, U.S. cooling product sales

July 25, 2019

Master distributor Motors & Armatures, Inc. (MARS) will sell and support aftermarket Danfoss air conditioning and refrigeration products in North America. Headquartered in New York, MARS has distribution facilities in Mississauga, ON and more than 65 representatives throughout the U.S.

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Submissions open for MCAC scholarship series

July 24, 2019

The Mechanical Contractors Association of Canada and its Construction Education Council have launched the 2019 Richard McKeagan Scholarship Series. The program offers more than $26,000 in financial assistance to university, college and apprentice students studying in the mechanical fields. It

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MEET returns to Moncton for 2020 show

July 23, 2019

MEET, the Mechanical Electrical Electronic Technology Show, will be returning to the Moncton Coliseum May 6 and 7, 2020. The event draws attendees throughout Canada and the U.S., including contractors, developers, engineers, architects, tradespeople, building managers, distributors, utilities and virtually

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HRAI gears up for conference in Niagara Falls

July 22, 2019

The Heating, Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Institute (HRAI) will hold its 51st Annual Meeting and Conference in Niagara Falls, ON. To be held from August 25 to 27, 2019, the conference will feature a number of educational sessions, presentations and

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ASHRAE appoints Canadian as 2019-20 president

July 19, 2019

ASHRAE installed its 2019-20 president, Darryl Boyce, during its 2019 Annual Conference, held June 22-26 in Kansas City, MO. Boyce is special advisor to the vice-president (Finance and Administration) at Carleton University in Ottawa, ON. He succeeds outgoing president Sheila

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Refrigerative Supply to distribute Daikin products in Western Canada

July 17, 2019

Refrigerative Supply Limited (RSL) will head up distribution for Daikin North America LLC in Western Canada. RSL will distribute, promote and support all Daikin residential unitary, ductless, light commercial and VRV products, along with related controls and indoor air quality

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Victaulic acquires U.S. sprinkler manufacturer

July 16, 2019

Victaulic has purchased Globe Fire Sprinkler to bring “exciting new solutions” to the global fire protection industry. Steven Worthington will continue to serve the combined organization as president. “The addition of Globe’s fire protection sprinkler volume and engineering capabilities will

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Update: Measurement Canada to approve thermal energy meters within the year

July 12, 2019 by HPAC Magazine

Update: The Heating, Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Institute of Canada reports that the timeframe for implementation of thermal metering regulations has been altered. The new version is found in Bulletin V-31—Implementation of thermal energy meter requirements. It updates the timelines

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Association launches program to support construction technology development

July 10, 2019

Applications are now open for the Canadian Construction Innovations CONtact innovator mentorship program, which aims to match aspiring construction entrepreneurs with experienced industry leaders. The program, developed in partnership with the Canadian Construction Association (CCA) with support from the National

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Desco moves Mississauga branch

July 9, 2019

 Desco has relocated its branch in Mississauga, ON. The former facility at 6250 Kestrel Road has moved to 6710 Maritz Drive, Unit 3. www.desco.ca