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Cybersecurity Webinar

In case you missed our last webinar on April 28 where Derek Browne, Chief Information Security Officer for Federated Insurance, presented Cybersecurity: Effective strategies to help protect your business, we are pleased to share that it’s been made available on YouTube.

July 7th, 2021|

CECA Executive Secretary, Graeme Aitken, appointed as Panelist on Construction Advisory Panel

ECAO is pleased to announce the appointment of Graeme Aitken as one of the 14 panelists on the new Construction Advisory Panel. In light of the current impact of COVID 19 on the construction industry, it is expected that one of the main items for the Panel to address is how to get construction up and running. Click link below to read the full announcement.

May 26th, 2020|

NTCCC Re-engages on Prompt Payment, sets course on reprisal clauses and labour availability

Representatives of the National Trade Contractors Council of Canada (NTCCC) concluded successful meetings on Thursday, January 30th with government officials surrounding three issues of critical importance to Canada’s construction sector. “Prompt payment is progressing well,” said Sandra Skivsky, Chair of NTCCC. “We used the opportunity to update the government on our concern that December’s reprisal clause ruling in B.C. could limit the effectiveness of prompt payment rules. Officials agreed that would not be ideal.”

March 31st, 2020|

NTCCC Applauds Federal Initiative to Establish COVID-19 Response Construction Sector Advisory Group

The National Trade Contractors Council of Canada (NTCCC) is thanking the federal government for establishing a joint government-industry advisory group to deal with construction sector challenges in light of disruptions caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. “Trade contractors are facing multiple challenges in light of this pandemic,” said Sandra Skivsky, Chair of NTCCC. “Provinces are addressing the sector differently, and new developments are happening by the hour, but we hope this group will be able to work through common issues like cash flow and contract terms. The federal government can set the standard for provinces to mirror.”

March 31st, 2020|

It’s a fact: COVID-19 is disrupting construction

It’s a fact: COVID-19 is disrupting construction It’s a fact: COVID-19 is disrupting construction. You need to know if projects are getting pushed, put on hold, or outright canceled. Don’t get caught short — click a state or a province below to get your free Delayed Projects Report(s) for that state, province, or areas within (cities, etc) https://www.constructconnect.com/delayed-projects-report

March 27th, 2020|

Government of Canada – Helping Canadians with the economic impact of the COVID-19 Pandemic

Government of Canada - Helping Canadians with the economic impact of the COVID-19 Pandemic The Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) has developed this page to provide updates on the fiscal measures taken by the Agency to help Canadians manage their tax and benefit affairs as this situation evolves. This page will be updated as new information is available. For more information on COVID-19, Public Health Agency of Canada’s [...]

March 27th, 2020|

COVID-19 Information

COVID-19 Information CECA has temporarily removed our informational banners from the home page and added information about the COVID-19 pandemic. We will continue to add additional information and links to important resources as they become available. As always, CECA recommends the Public Health Agency of Canada website on COVID-19 for the latest updates and news. We have posted links to posters that can be printed to help educate your [...]

March 19th, 2020|

U of T Student Chapter Gearing up for the 2020 Green Energy Challenge

U of T Student Chapter Gearing up for the 2020 Green Energy Challenge CECA U of T is gearing up for our sixth round of the ELECTRI International/NECA Green Energy Challenge (GEC)! This year, they will be building on their second place finish from the 2019 GEC with new team members and a new client. For more information, please check out their blog [...]

February 14th, 2020|

CECA U of T Hosts 2020 Building Case Competition

CECA U of T Hosts 2020 Building Case Competition From L to R: Niloufar Ghaffari (CECA UofT Exec), Rose Zhang (CECA UofT Exec), Paul Go (participant), Bo Zhao (participant), Pavani Perera (CECA UofT Exec), Ziyi Wang (participant), Jiating Lou (participant), Professor Brenda McCabe (faculty advisor), Greg Penuik (IESO), Professor Ian Sinclair, Noah Cassidy (CECA UofT Exec), Gregg Whitty (CECA) The CECA U of T Student Chapter hosted [...]

February 14th, 2020|

NETCO Leadership Excellence Award 2020

Leadership Excellence Award 2020 NOMINATIONS NOW OPEN! Established in 2016, the NETCO Leadership Excellence Award honours an individual for their outstanding contributions to apprenticeship training and continuing electrical training. The award is presented nationally every year during the National Training Conference to an individual with a NETCO training partner organization. Recipients of the Leadership Excellence Award demonstrate inspirational leadership to others. The Leadership Excellence Award will [...]

January 22nd, 2020|

CEC 2018 Adoption Table Location Changes

CEC 2018 Adoption Table Location Changes Changes have been made to the CECA website so that the CEC 2018 Code Adopter list can always be found in the Resources section of the website. You will be able to see who is using which version of code by going to Resources>CEC 2018 Code Table. When the table has been updated, we will post a news post to let [...]

January 20th, 2020|

2019-2020 Manual of Labour Units (MLU) and Tool & Equipment Editions Now Available

Print Editions of 2019-2020 Publications Now Available Print Editions of 2019-2020 Publications now available NECA announced that the 2019-2020 editions of the NECA Manual of Labor Units (4090-19) and Tool & Equipment Rental Schedule (5065-19) publications were available in print and PDF formats. The CD version will be available sometime in January 2020. You can order your copy from the publications section on the CECA website. [...]

December 30th, 2019|

Canadian CEC 2018 Adoption

CEC 2018 Adoption Each province or territory determines for itself which edition of the Canadian Electrical Code (CEC), Part I is referenced in its regulation, sometimes with amendments, depending on the situation. This table indicates the 2018 CE Code, Part I adoption across Canada. It is recommended to contact the Authority Having Jurisdiction (AHJ) to confirm which edition is in force. You may need to turn [...]

March 11th, 2019|

NTCCC Takes Out Prompt Payment Ad in The Hill Times

NTCCC Takes Out Prompt Payment Ad in Hill Times The latest Prompt Payment action taken by NTCCC was to take out a full page ad in the Parliament Hill Newspaper, The Hill Times. It was in the Oct 24 paper. The feedback we have received indicates that the add caused considerable attention on the Hill but we still have more work to do. We have more meetings [...]

November 9th, 2018|

ELECTRI International Releases Low Voltage Systems Report

ELECTRI International Releases Low Voltage Systems Report ELECTRI International has released a new report titled The Electrical Contractor as the Integrator, which is now available to be viewed or downloaded free of charge from the ELECTRI website, electri.org. The low voltage market is more profitable than the traditional electrical market, in some cases twice as profitable or greater. This key finding comes from ELECTRI International research evaluating contractors who perform both [...]

October 25th, 2018|

ELECTRI REPORT F3405 – CHANGE ORDER GUIDELINES

ELECTRI REPORT F3405 - CHANGE ORDER GUIDELINES FOR ELECTRICAL AND LOW VOLTAGE CONTRACTORS Contractors are routinely asked to prepare change order proposals on construction projects. The single most common area of dispute in the change order process is its cost. The main purpose of this project is to develop guidelines that provide a systematic, standardized, fair process for the pricing of change orders. This study identifies various costs [...]

August 31st, 2018|

ELECTRI Report F3410

ELECTRI Report F3410 – Measuring Productivity and the Impact of Prefabrication on Productivity ELECTRI International – The Foundation for Electrical Construction, Inc. Productivity Enhancement Electri Report F3410 - Measuring Productivity and the Impact of Prefabrication on Productivity Field and office productivity and the use of prefabrication in the Electrical Contracting industry are intertwined. This project explored the impact and use of prefabrication within Lean Construction and BIM ad [...]

April 24th, 2018|

CECA U of T Green Energy Challenge 2018

CECA U of T Green Energy Challenge 2018 Green Energy Challenge 2018 by CECA U of T What is this year’s competition? The CECA UofT Student Chapter is excited to participate in the 2018 Green Energy Challenge, which is the 10th Annual ELECTRI International/NECA Student Chapter Competition. The purpose of the competition is for students to interact with their community and NECA member companies, while learning about sustainable building [...]

March 19th, 2018|

Electri Report F3413 – From Field to Office

Electri Report F3413 - From Field to Office From Field to Office Identifying and Overcoming Skill Gaps when Promoting Field Workers to Project Managers Successful projects require good project managers. When a company desires to promote field workers to project management positions, how does a company ensure the new project manager has the skills necessary to be successful? This report discusses the skill gaps identified by field [...]

March 13th, 2018|

CECA U of T Student Chapter 3rd in Green Energy Challenge

CECA U of T Student Chapter 3rd in Green Energy Challenge Seven members of the CECA U of T Student Chapter swept into Boston, October 7-10 2016, to compete for the coveted 2016 Green Energy Challenge. In just their second year as an International member of NECA’s Student Chapters they competed, gaining valuable experience, finishing third in a close race. Iowa State University took top honors for [...]

October 18th, 2016|