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ICBA wants to train your future leaders

ICBA is proud to announce the Fourth Annual Gold Seal Training Scholarships to be presented at ICBA’s 2013 AGM. A Gold Seal Certificate is a declaration of skill and competence recognized by the construction industry from coast to coast. Worth $2,000 these training opportunities cover course registration for the winning company and employee in the ICBA Gold Seal training program. There are 2 scholarships available. Read more

Converge 2013 – Meet Canadian Materials Industries and Construction Industry Leaders

The Converge 2013 forum is a meeting of the Canadian Materials Industries and Construction Industry Leaders to discuss the impacts of materials, new technologies and product choices on sustainable building practices. Building Information Modeling, Virtual Design and Construction and Integrated Project Delivery are transforming the collaborative roles of architects, designers and builders. Materials and product suppliers are engaged in developing life cycle analysis and environmental product declarations to be integrated into the new building tools. Public policy initiatives, building code changes, evolving LEED certification and regional preference policies all add to a complex mix for industry and public decision makers. Read more

The Pros and Cons of 347 V for Lighting in Buildings


The BC Chapter of the The Illuminating Engineering Society is hosting an information session on “The Pros and Cons of 347 V for Lighting in Buildings” on September 24, 2013.

Since 347 V is not used in the US, the question arises whether the 347 V for lighting in Canadian buildings is still an appropriate choice or a review of the usefulness of the 347 V system is warranted with an aim to harmonizing with common standards used South of the border.

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