We’ve come a long way, but there’s still room for improving gender parity in the STEM fields. SMP’s female staff weigh in on challenges facing them in the industry and their advice to other women looking to join the ranks.
An unmistakable feature in the heart of the University of Calgary Campus, the MacKimmie Complex Redevelopment is designed to meet the Canada Green Building Council’s Net Zero Carbon Standard. We break down the detailed electrical considerations that go into achieving Net Zero Carbon.
The Integrated Project Delivery process is rising in popularity throughout the industry. We cover the key differences and takeaways for this process - and where it can add significant value to a project.
As we adjust to a new normal, you may find yourself in a new situation working at home. Here’s what you need to know to help make your remote office as comfortably lit as possible.
While city power providers often have excellent reliability, outages happen and the impact is left completely in your court.
For the last 3 years, Albertans have been the beneficiary of extremely low electricity prices. 2018 has seen electricity prices climb back up to pre-recession levels, thanks to new legislation and a recovering industrial sector.
New technology trends are rapidly increasing the power requirements for buildings. New markets seem to have sprung up almost overnight, including cryptocurrency mining and legal cannabis cultivation.
Of all disciplines, Electrical deliverables are by far the most schematic in nature. Aside from electrical equipment & some lighting fixtures, very few of the items on electrical drawings are drawn to scale.
Fiat Chrysler recalled almost 4 million vehicles in 2017; the most of the major car manufacturers. While in most cases the owners of these cars won’t have to pay for the maintenance, they will have to deal with an unplanned disruption to their schedule.
Every day we move through spaces filled with white light – our homes, our offices, stores, restaurants, gyms, and of course the great outdoors. As you experience these different environments are you aware of how the colour of the white light changes?
If you have ever flicked a switch to turn on the lights at any institutional building, office tower, or school, chances are pretty good that you have used a low voltage, relay-based, lighting control system.
Are you a building owner who is looking to know how a recent code change might affect your new or existing building? Are you looking for ways to reduce your environmental impact or reduce your energy costs? Are you an architect looking to provide your client with a leading edge building? Looking for advice on a new technology?