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FYI: environmental, geo-exchange, electrical engineers

The Canadian Standards Association (CSA) has just released the 2012 Canadian Electrical Code, Part 1. The code includes more than 180 updates and revisions -- "the most comprehensive set of changes ever." The changes include sections on...

February 7, 2012   Canadian Consulting Engineer

The Canadian Standards Association (CSA) has just released the 2012 Canadian Electrical Code, Part 1. The code includes more than 180 updates and revisions — “the most comprehensive set of changes ever.” The changes include sections on renewable energy sources, such as solar PV and wind-generated electricity. For more information, click here. To see a video for information, click here.

Professional Engineers Ontario has approved a new practice standard Preparation of Environmental Site Assessment Reports. The standard would apply to engineers preparing environmental site assessments as required by O.Reg. 153/04 under the Environmental Protection Act. The standard is to be submitted for enactment under the Professional Engineers Act and if approved will mean possible disciplinary sanction for engineers who fail to meet the standard’s requirements.

PEO has also issued a new Guideline for Professional Engineers Reviewing Work Prepared by Another Professional Engineer. — Source, Engineering Dimensions, Jan-Feb 2012.

The Canadian GeoExchange Coalition has released a new designation for designers of geothermal heat pump systems. The accreditation recognizes “adequate training and field experience of industry professionals, and responds directly to industry and member requests.” The coalition has been issuing accreditations for residential system designers since 2007 and has accredited 500 individuals.


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