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    David Mckenzie is a lawyer practicing construction and commercial litigation at Jenkins Marzban Logan LLP in Vancouver. He is called to the bar of British Columbia.

    As a subcontractor, what do I need to know about Subcontractor Default Insurance?

    Subcontractor Default Insurance... The Subcontractor’s Perspective

    The last ten years have seen the increasing emergence of Subcontractor Default Insurance, which has been marketed as an alternative to the conventional bonding approach. Subcontractor Default Insurance, or Subguard®, the trade name used by Zurich North America for its Subcontractor Default Insurance, has become fairly common on larger construction projects, and subcontractors must be aware of its potential effect on them and on the project.

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    The new edition of CSA Z462 – Workplace Electrical Safety has been extensively revised and updated, with expanded criteria and guidance material. It has also been aligned with the changes and revisions to the 2015 edition of the Canadian Electrical Code, Part I and in parallel with the 2015 edition of NFPA 70E. The 2015 edition of CSA Z462 reflects a major shift towards risk assessment, with new definitions that harmonize with other safety standards such as CSA Z1000 and Z1002. It also adds a...
    The National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA) with UL (Underwriters Laboratories) announce changes to the UL Standard 943 Standard for Safety for Ground-Fault Circuit Interrupters (GFCIs) (Tri-national harmonized UL 943/CSA C22.2 No. 144.1/ANCE NMX-J-520) that will take effect on June 29, 2015. To maintain certification, all manufacturers must meet these revisions with GFCIs produced after June 28, 2015. The current GFCIs bearing the UL Certification Mark can no longer be produced...

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    • March 5, 2015

      No matter what you think of when contemplating running 10 miles – 16.1 kilometres, 90 minutes, 21,550 steps, personal bests – you most likely never think about running it on one leg. On Saturday April 4, 2015 residents of British Columbia’s Tri-Cities and the surrounding communities will have the opportunity to do just that while raising funds for cancer research.

      Port Coquitlam’s Terry Fox has been celebrated as one of Canada’s greatest humanitarians. But he is also one of the most remarkable athletes our country has ever produced, attempting an athletic feat few able-bodied athletes would even consider, much less attempt. For 1...

    • February 20, 2015

      Electro-Federation Canada (EFC) and its members are proud to support Canadian university and college students. Now entering its 20th year, this program will assist the next generation workforce providing $120,000 across 52 scholarships. Since inception the program has funded Canadian university and college students’ education with over one million dollars.

      The electrical and electronics industries offer great jobs, competitive salaries and benefits plus aggressive careers paths in...

    • March 24, 2015

      CSA Group Bayern, a subsidiary of CSA Group, a global provider of testing and certification services and a leading standards development organization, announced that it now has the capability to test and certify terminal blocks for the North American market. The laboratory has been accredited to ISO 17025 and can now test and certify terminal blocks for the North American market. CSA Group Bayern can also conduct audits on client programs and witness tests at manufacturers' own test facilities.

      Terminal blocks are a key component for electrical control cabinets requiring certification to North America standards for use in that market. Based on different requirements regarding electrical safety compared to the European standards, North American regulators have different requireme...

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    • March 25, 2015

      HAMMOND POWER SOLUTIONS INC. (HPS), a leading manufacturer of dry-type and cast resin transformers and related magnetics, announced that it has completed the formation of a new company, Corefficient S. de R.L. de C.V., a joint venture with National Material LP (NMLP).

      Corefficient will design, manufacture and market energy efficient electrical cores, a major component used in the manufacture of dry type and liquid filled transformers. Corefficient will be based out of Monterrey, Mexico, where a state of the art manufacturing facility is currently under construction and will be fully operational by the fourth quarter of 2015.

      The joint venture agreement between HPS and NMLP was signed and announced on October 23, 2014....

    • March 24, 2015

      E.B. HORSMAN & SON announces the promotion of Derek Knight to the position of Divisional Manager, Lighting. Derek Knight joined EBH in 2007 as the Branch Manager in Prince George, BC, and has played many roles on the team, including Sales Representative in Langley and Lighting Specialist based out of head office. As the Divisional Manager, Derek will play a pivotal role in the completion of all strategic...

    • March 24, 2015

      E.B. HORSMAN & SON announces the appointment of Sumeet Sodhi, MBA to the position of Divisional Manager, Data & Communications. Sumeet joined E.B. Horsman in 2012 as a Business Developer working closely with branch managers and sales representatives to grow our presence in the BC market place. Having received his MBA from Royal Roads in 2013, he will be a key contributor to the strategic direction...

    • March 24, 2015

      E.B. HORSMAN & SON announces the appointment of Dave Stanton to the position of Product Manager, Data & Communications. Dave joined E.B. Horsman in 2000 as an inside technical resource working closely with branch managers and sales representatives to grow the Data & Communications portfolio. As Product Manager, Dave will be responsible for all technical support, project management and...

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    • March 19, 2015

      Combining market-leading efficacy with affordability, MaxLite introduces eight-inch ECO Series LED Recessed Retrofit Downlights as an energy-efficient replacement for fluorescent, incandescent and HID lighting in architectural and commercial applications.

      The LED downlight retrofit delivers up to 2200 lumens while consuming just 25 watts of input power, equating to an impressive output of 80 lumens per watt. The product is... read more

    • March 19, 2015

      Megger, one of the world’s leading manufacturers and suppliers of test equipment and measuring instruments for electrical power applications, now offers the TDR2010, a dual channel, high resolution time domain reflectometer (TDR) for locating faults on all metallic cables, including twisted pair wires and coax cables.

      This new TDR features a large (800 x 400 pixels), extra high-resolution (to 0.1 m), backlit, WVGA color... read more

    • March 18, 2015

      Wieland Electric Inc., a leading global manufacturer of innovative electrical interconnect technology, has updated the housing design of its proven revos BASIC Series rectangular connectors with enhanced corrosion resistance, extending performance benefits to a variety of harsh environment applications.

      “The enhanced design of the new revos BASIC Series connector... read more



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