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Volume 20 | October 19, 2022

ECAO NEWS

Have you Registered yet?

FLAC In-person Inaugural Event

We are pleased to invite you to ECAO’s Future Leaders Advisory Council’s In-person Inaugural Event! This is an opportunity to mingle with peers, colleagues and ECAO’s Affiliate Partners.

 

Date: November 17, 2022 | Time: 4pm- 8pm EST | Venue: Amsterdam Brewhouse Toronto, 245 Queens Quay W, Toronto, ON M5J 2K9

 

If you are interested in attending, please: REGISTER HERE

 

Participation and Registration is free of charge.


Check out the Sponsorship Opportunities Here.


For any questions, please contact Vincent at [email protected]

Congratulations to the Scholarship Awards Winners 🏆

Matthew Donleavy

Shelby Wilson

Lucas Radbourne

Lucas D'Innocenzo

Anthony Palmieri

ECAO Conference: Second Business Day Recap

Hello again. Prague still in mind? Here is a quick recap of the second day of business sessions at our most recent ECAO Conference.

 

Thank you to our Sponsors!


Black and McDonald Ltd. | Mathews Dinsdale | Robertson | Federated Insurance

Milwaukee Tools Canada | RS Breakers & Controls | Graybar Canada |Thistle Printing

Teksmed | People Corporation | Noramco | Wesco/Prysmian Group | JEPP – IBEW/CCO

Province Electric

 

Steve Bratt: Modern Methods of Construction a UK Perspective, Slides

Group Chief Executive Officer of Electrical Contractors Association

  • UK going to “net zero” by 2025, just as Canada has committed, has sparked a move to prefabrication and other industrialized construction.
  • Tangible benefits from offsite construction to clients, government, contractors, and workers in the UK
  • Offsite construction is now being requested by clients

 

Josh Bone: Getting Started with Prefab, Slides

  • Our competition is evolving through increased industrialized construction.
  • Industrialized construction commonly involved modularization, prefabrication, preassembly, and mass production
  • Traditional on-site methods of assemblies that have been moved into a warehouse or manufacturing facility (prefabrication) include: conduit, cable tray, MC whips, panels, equipment, boxes, and hangers.
  • Reports on prefabrication and industrialization available from ELECTRI.

 

Unplugged with NECA and ELECTRI

  • Remember that NECA and ELECTRI are not “spectator sports” – you need to get involved.
  • There are many new and exciting programs to benefit ECAO contractors coming soon, in addition to the vast library already available.
  • ECAO presence has been noticed as a real benefit to NECA and ELECTRI.

 

While it was going to be difficult to have our business sessions match the impressiveness of Prague, with a few last-minute adjustments, we believe that we accomplished just that.

 

So, a collective tip of the hat to our speakers who, quite simply, added significantly to the ECAO Conference in Prague.

Infrastructure Health and Safety Association


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INDUSTRY NEWS

Electrical Safety Authority (ESA) Launches New Safety Campaign Targeting Young Electrical Tradespeople

The Electrical Safety Authority (ESA) announced the launch of a new digital safety campaign targeting the next generation of young electrical tradespeople to adopt a safety-first mindset.



"Think of safety as a full-time job with no breaks. It should always be your top priority. These young electrical workers are our future ESA inspectors and safety should never take a back seat to expediency or money. We need all workers to stay 100% vigilant, 100% of the time," said Electrical Safety Authority CEO Josie Erzetic.


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Moving from targets to commitments – reflections from Agents of Change 2022

via Electrical Business

Agents of Change is Electricity Human Resources Canada’s (EHRC) annual flagship event on diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI), and EBMag caught some of the action across the national two-day forum.


The event’s theme this year was “The Power of Change”. Like all Agents events, the ultimate goal is “to create workplaces where all employees feel valued, respected and heard”.


To that end, EHRC lined up a powerful roster of speakers and presenters on topics such as:


  • Gender expression, gender identity, and sexual orientation.
  • Supporting reconciliation and strengthening relationships with Indigenous peoples.
  • Becoming a DEI ally and champion, and making DEI an enterprise priority.
  • Supporting people with disabilities (not “disabled people”) with accessible workplaces.


Considering all the delegates assembled, I imagine some discussions from Agents will stick out more than others. For me, there were two: 1) mental health and 2) anti-DEI behaviour in the construction sector.


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Bluebeam Revu® PDF Basics Introduction Class Dates

Electricity Forum has scheduled some free introductory seminars to introduce contractors to Bluebeam Revu. The next dates are November 5 and November 19


Bluebeam Revu is the industry's most prevalent construction PDF viewing document program.


The following topics will be covered:


  • How Bluebeam helps you do YOUR job
  • How to get set up on Bluebeam’s free studio cloud solution
  • Use of shortcuts and tips using Bluebeam’s tool strips and tool panels
  • Demonstrate using Bluebeam so everyone is simultaneously sharing the same drawings in real-time (Bluebeam Studio Session)


Learn More and Register Here

Deborah Cahill First Woman Inducted into ECABC Hall of Fame

On Thursday, September 29th, ECABC celebrated its 70th Annual General Meeting at the beautiful Inn at Laurel Point in Victoria. During the evening ceremonies, Deborah Cahill—who served as the Association’s President for 14 years from 2008-2022—was surprised with an induction into the ECABC Hall of Fame, the greatest honour the Association can bestow upon its members.



"We are proud to share insight into Deborah’s incredible career history, and are grateful to have her remain a part of the Association forever," said ECABC on their website.


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MEMBER BENEFITS

Alcumus: 5 Safety Metrics You Need to Start Tracking

Safety metrics are the building blocks to improving your safety program and guiding light to identify any gaps and deficiencies. Read this article from Alcumus, a risk management solution, on 5 key safety metrics you should be reporting on each month. 

Park'N Fly Savings Program

Reserve and Save on Airport Parking!


With a network that spans coast-to-coast, Park’N Fly is focused on providing our customers with cost-effective parking options while enjoying a park happy experience with every stay. To access your member discount and save you have three options:


Reserve via Park’N Fly App: Easily reserve your next parking stay using the Park’N Fly app and get the lowest rate! Plus, save your payment information to your reservation and you’ll be able to check in and out from the convenience of the app. Download today or click to learn more at www.parknfly.ca/app.


Reserve as a Rewards Member: Existing Park’N Fly Rewards members can sign into your rewards account and start getting the lowest parking rates by adding your corporate discount code to your profile. Sign into your account via the Park’N Fly Canada app or online at www.parknfly.ca/rewards.


Not a Park’N Fly Rewards Member? Enroll today by clicking Join Now and start earning free days. Plus, Aeroplan members also earn 50% more Aeroplan points when you add your member number in your Park’N Fly Rewards profile.


Reserve Online: Click RESERVE ONLINE (to the right), select your preferred location, and enter your travel dates and times to reserve your next parking stay.   


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