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The Ontario Ministry of Labour, Training and Skills Development is giving workers in the construction sector an extra year to renew their mandatory working at heights certification. It is anticipated that more than 120,000 workers are due to have their certificates expire over the next six months. However, many training providers have either cancelled classes […]
It wasn’t all business at the 2019 CIPH ABC. Members participated in several fun activities including a scenic bicycle ride.
One day Mark Evans and associate Chuck Popp, pictured, were called upon to install a new pump, two-stage float switch and high-level alarm in a sewage pit after the existing equipment had been destroyed when a previous contractor tried to “snake out the drain” without understanding the system.
A new proposal has been approved by an ASHRAE working group, with assistance from the Vent-Free Alliance, that includes cycling, thermostatic controls, and information from the ASHRAE Position Document on Unvented Combustion Devices and Indoor Air Quality. It will be submitted to the Standing Standard Project Committee (SSPC) for consideration during their June meeting. In […]
Justin Trudeau makes an announcement to press concerning updates to COVID-19 support for small businesses.
The pandemic has made things like this planning and safety meeting prior to the installation of a large rooftop unit by Sprint Mechanical in Toronto a few years ago a lot more difficult today.
Construction associations are calling for an emergency COVID-19 construction cost relief program to be established to help contractors with the financial implications of project shutdowns, delays, and losses of productivity due to the pandemic. The Mechanical Contractors Association of Canada (MCAC) and the Canadian Construction Association (CCA) have both called for a relief fund. “As […]
The Quebec government has published its final halocarbon regulation. Amendments include new hydrofluorocarbon (HFC) prohibitions and strengthened refrigerant leak testing requirements for chillers and commercial refrigeration equipment. An English version of the regulation is available on the Ministry’s website. In an effort to get clarification on the new HFC requirements, the Heating, Refrigeration and Air […]
Project director Cedric Bertrand checks that all is well with the new 850-ton York CYK heat recovery chiller at Laval University Hospital.