Internet of Things (IoT): Opportunity Awaits
If you appreciate Amazon suggesting purchases based on your buying habits, or the health app on your watch automatically analyzing your daily activity, you’re already looped into The Internet of Things (IoT).
Simply put, IoT is about the connectivity of objects to the Internet and how data from these objects is used to monitor, control or redesign business processes. The movement is quickly changing how the world functions, and it repres... read more >
Applications of Drones (UAS) in Electrical Contracting Industry
That’s not a bird, and it’s not quite a plane—it’s a drone, and it’s coming soon to the skies near you. Technically, a “drone” is any underwater, land or aerial unmanned autonomous vehicle or system, although it is most commonly known for aerial applications. Drones are certainly trending in the news and on social networks, but unlike a passing fad, these Unmanned Autonomous Systems (UAS) are here to stay, and will soon play a key... read more >
Woodfibre LNG: An Anticipated “Work In Progress”
There are 19 proposed LNG projects in British Columbia, most heavily backed by consortium's of international energy giants in partnership with Canadian energy investors and FortisBC. Many of these proposed projects are large in scale, with budgets in the $10 billion–$20 billion range, and are located in northern BC in the vicinity of Prince Rupert and Kitimat.
The downturn in gas prices, accompanied by rising development costs, shifting ... read more >
Future of Workforce Housing
Workforce housing is responding to the market as companies look to recruit and retain drillers, miners, electricians, engineers and other skilled tradesmen. And with economic uncertainty in verticals such as oil and gas, there's increasing pressure to create housing projects which aren't just worker-friendly, but cost-effective.
The Realities of Long-Distance Residence
According to the Canadian Center for Occupational Health and Safety ... read more >