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Spring 2017 Issue News

ADVANCING COOLING AND HEATING TECH ASHRAE and the Institute of Refrigeration (IOR) signed a new Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) which outlines how the two groups will work closer together to promote the advancements of cooling and heating related technologies. On the agenda are goals like joint conferences and meetings, training and education programs, publication distribution […]

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A Nontraditional HVAC System

by Tariq Amlani Our group of engineers, architects, builders, bankers and lawyers has been fortunate to have had the opportunity to design, construct and operate two new state-of-the-art hospitals to service the communities of Campbell River and the Comox Valley for Island Health. With a total project budget of $602 million for both hospitals, our […]

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One-of-a-Kind-Challenge

By Cheryl Mah Putting a technologically advanced surgical centre into an existing office building is highly unusual, but PML Professional Mechanical Ltd. was up for the challenge. The new View Royal Surgical Centre in Victoria is a 17,000-square-foot facility that occupies one and a half levels within a five-storey office building. PML completed the base […]

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MCABC is your Advocate

The best associations offer three pillars of benefits to their members: Education, Information and Advocacy.  MCABC has, since its inception, been a leader in all three areas. Of the three pillars, advocacy is the least tangible benefit of MCABC so it’s often forgotten, but is arguably the most important. MCABC’s education program grew out of […]

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Winter 2017 Issue News

NEW FOUR-STOREY SPRINKLER REQUIREMENTS An update to the B.C. Building Code will require fire sprinklers to be installed on the balconies of all new four-storey wood-frame residential buildings. The new sprinkler requirements will take effect on July 20, 2017. Under the current B.C. Building Code, sprinklers generally are not required on balconies or in attics […]

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World’s Longest Floating Bridge

Completed in 2016, the new State Route 520 Evergreen Point Floating Bridge is the longest floating bridge in the world. Spanning Lake Washington and connecting Seattle on the western side of the lake to Medina on the eastern side, the 7,710 foot long bridge replaces the previous 7,578 foot bridge, which was the longest floating […]

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The Technology Advantage

by Rosanna Chipkin Remember plum-bobs and tumble kits? If you do, you will definitely remember having to search for a landline to use on-site when you needed to call your dispatcher or running long extension cords just to drill a few holes. Whether it be laser levels, combustion analyzers, cordless drills or smartphones, each new […]

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Get ready to lobby for Prompt Payment legislation!

On May 9, British Columbia will go to the polls and several candidates are going to ask for your vote. Trade contractors in BC have an issue we’ve been trying to bring to the attention of politicians for years: getting paid ON TIME! Imagine using the opportunity of this election to gather political commitments to support and […]

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