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Providing Workers with Mental Safety

by Leslee Montgomery The construction industry has always been a hard place to work. It is not only physically demanding but emotionally demanding as well. Fuelled by an emotional ego, it is hard to fathom a worksite free from bullying and harassment but as Bob Dylan said “the times they are a changin”. Research into […]

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Delivering Quality Work

by Tracey Block Do you use social media yet? Well, maybe it’s time to start. New Era Plumbing & Heating Ltd. of Squamish, B.C. not only posts on Facebook and Twitter, but its blog keeps clients, crew and apprentices current on projects, materials and monthly training workshops. Identical twins Kodi and Jhye Hopkins pride themselves […]

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VFD Market Forecast to Grow The global variable frequency drives (VFDs) market is forecast to grow steadily at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of nearly 8 percent by 2020, according to a report from ReportsnReports. The market report notes that low power rating drives of less than 1 MW are slowly gaining popularity and […]

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Custom Solutions

story by Robin Brunet School District 62’s Board of Education calls the new Royal Bay Secondary School in Sooke on Vancouver Island “a vibrant, modern, high tech educational centre of excellence and a gathering place where students want to be.” But for Wes Robinson, partner at Pitt Meadows Plumbing and Mechanical Systems, and Daniel Taylor, […]

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Pipe Lining Technology

Story by Alyscia Sutch For years homeowners, property managers and municipalities have resorted to traditional pipe replacement methods to fix their cracking, leaking and root intruded pipes. The process to dig up and replace the pipes is not only time consuming, but the renovation costs can be expensive, especially in a situation where pipes are […]

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IAQ for Healthy Buildings

by James Montgomery The continued drive towards more sustainable building design, construction, and operation has begun to expand its focus from improvements in the building energy efficiency towards making buildings better for the people inside them. A key aspect of this is providing improved indoor air quality (IAQ) to ensure we have a healthy environment. […]

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Vancouver Economy Fastest Growing in Canada Vancouver is expected to have the fastest growing metropolitan economy in Canada this year, according to The Conference Board of Canada’s Metropolitan Outlook released September 23. Vancouver is on track to post the fastest economic growth among 13 major cities in Canada with Toronto and Winnipeg rounding out the […]

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