RIDGID accepting entries for 2020 Experience contestFebruary 21, 2020
Two of the eight winning spots are being offered exclusively to future trade professionals who are currently enrolled in trade school or are apprenticing.
American Standard products play a starring role on HGTVFebruary 20, 2020
American Standard’s parent company, LIXIL Canada, has partnered with Corus Entertainment as the official supplier of kitchen and bath plumbing fixtures for several HGTV shows such as $ave My Reno and Family Home Overhaul.
High BIM usage reaps multiple benefits for contractors, study showsFebruary 13, 2020
A new study released by Dodge Data & Analytics shows that most mechanical contractors that use BIM experience benefits such as improved cost and schedule performance, lower labour costs and greater productivity.
Morden hires Laplante ET AssociesFebruary 13, 2020
David Morden; President and CEO of Morden National Sales and Marketing Inc. has announced the hiring of Laplante ET Associes to represent the Morden National group of product families in Quebec, Ottawa and Northern New Brunswick. Laplante Et Associes is…
Caleffi’s Bob Rohr receives 2020-2022 Carlson-Holohan Industry Award of ExcellenceFebruary 13, 2020
Rohr is the eighth recipient of the Carlson-Holohan Industry Award of Excellence.
People on the move: MCACFebruary 11, 2020
Pierre Boucher, current CEO of the Mechanical Contractors Association of Canada (MCAC), is leaving the association. Boucher helped to move MCAC forward on a number of important issues, including a new emphasis on innovation and technology, progress on key advocacy…
Cleaner restrooms increase customer spending, Bradley survey saysFebruary 11, 2020
Survey states that the state of a public washroom can make or break a customer’s experience.
University of Waterloo develops new sensor for better leak protection in buildingsFebruary 11, 2020
The new sensor is smaller than a nickel and could retail for one tenth of the price of current leak detection devices on the market.
Canadian building permit values rise to $8.7 B in DecemberFebruary 10, 2020
The total value of building permits issued by Canadian municipalities in 2019 rose to $102.4 billion, up 2.6 per cent from 2018.
Montreal-based HVAC start up receives $75 million investmentFebruary 7, 2020
XNRGY Climate Systems building a new R&D and manufacturing facility to develop custom-designed energy-efficient air handling units for data centres and other industrial and institutional buildings.
Development underway on new Google Nest HVAC alert technologyFebruary 7, 2020
The Google Nest Smart Home system has partnered with Handy, an online marketplace for home services, to develop an integrated HVAC issue detection system. Google began testing on the new thermostat feature for the Nest system on Jan. 29. The…
Johnson Controls unveils Global Energy Efficiency survey resultsFebruary 4, 2020
Over 75 Percent of organizations surveyed plan to increase energy efficiency and HVAC equipment investments in 2020.
Bibby-Ste-Croix appoints new sales and marketing managerFebruary 4, 2020
Luc Meunier has been promoted to national sales and marketing manager for the St. Croix, Quebec-based DWV pipe manufacturer.
CIPH hosts relevance panel to discuss the future workplaceFebruary 3, 2020
“It’s not plumbing, we’re shaping the future of water.”
Yorkland Controls receives Honeywell Diamond Distributor recognitionJanuary 31, 2020
The Downsview, Ont. distributor has been recognized for customer service, expertise and product knowledge.
Proposed changes to 2015 National Energy Code undergo final public reviewJanuary 31, 2020
The Canadian Commission on Building and Fire Codes has extended an invitation to anyone interested in taking part in a public review of the last set of proposed changes to the 2015 National Codes. These include the National Building Code,…
ASHRAE Releases Smart Grid Application GuideJanuary 29, 2020
“Harnessing the opportunities smart grid systems provide for creating more flexible and dynamic building systems is an integral part of our new energy future.”
GTA Chapter Receives HRAI and HVAC Coalition UpdatesJanuary 29, 2020
The HVAC Coalition provided an update on the proceedings with the Ontario Energy Board (OEB) regarding the Enbridge Gas Open Bill Access (OBA) service. The hearing is this week.
Zurn Makes AcquisitionJanuary 29, 2020
The acquisition of Just Manufacturing takes company into the commercial stainless-steel sink market.
A tale of four cities: Building Benchmark BC pilot project kicks offJanuary 21, 2020
Burnaby, Richmond, Surrey and Vancouver are engaged in a pilot project that tracks and discloses the energy emissions of participating commercial buildings as of Jan. 21
Mitsubishi Electric Canada awards Mits Airconditioning South Western Ontario TerritoryJanuary 15, 2020
Effective April 1, Mississauga-based Mits Airconditioning takes over territory from Baymar Supply.
Breaking Ground at new ASHRAE HeadquartersJanuary 14, 2020
The Society is renovating a two-story, 66,700 sq. ft. building near Atlanta that will feature water efficient plumbing, energy efficient HVAC and lighting systems, as well as the ability to harness on site energy production and be a net-zero-energy ready building.
New CEO announced at ArmstrongJanuary 14, 2020
Todd Rief has joined S. A. Armstrong Ltd. as CEO, after spending 12 years with Honeywell.
ATS hosts hockey game day to raise money for SickKidsJanuary 13, 2020
Allied Technical Solutions (ATS) will be hosting its annual Hat-Trick for Humanity fundraiser on February 6 and 7, 2020. The outdoor three-on-three hockey tournament will be held at ATS’ head office in Scarborough. Money raised from the event will go…
Province of Ontario launches Skilled Trades ad campaignJanuary 10, 2020
Under the slogan ‘Find a Career You Wouldn’t Trade,’ the ad videos will run in movie theatres and on Tim Hortons TV across the province.
CIPH welcomes new program managerJanuary 10, 2020
Therese Kasongo is responsible for overseeing and supporting the activities of CIPH’s Plumbing & Mechanical Advisory Council (PMAC) and the Canadian Hydronics Council (CHC).
New Travel Bursaries available for WETT Certification trainingJanuary 8, 2020
The new DuraVent/Security Chimneys Travel Bursary is being provided to offer financial relief for persons required to travel significant distances to attend a WETT certification course.
Celebrating the Awareness of ‘Bad and Ugly’ Cross Connection ControlsJanuary 3, 2020
The Western Canada Section of the American Water Works Association has released the winning entries of its 2019 National Bad and Ugly Cross Connection Control photo contest.
Bardon Supplies supports local food banks for the holidaysDecember 20, 2019
The Ontario-based plumbing and heating wholesaler has been celebrating its 50th anniversary all year, and this December conducted its first annual “Fill a Tub with Grub” food drive campaign to support the communities it serves.
Viega Sponsors U.S. Snowboarder/PlumberDecember 20, 2019
A licensed journeyman plumber, Jonathan Cheever supports himself in the off-season installing water heaters and plumbing bathrooms in Park City, Utah.