What if you could have a written guarantee that a construction project would be done on time, on budget, and to the highest possible standards? That’s exactly what the IBEW offers to builders and clients who sign on.
The Code of Excellence program was started by the IBEW International Office in Washington and has been embraced by locals and their contractor partners throughout the United States and Canada. The Code ensures that when you hire an IBEW Contractor, you simply cannot get better reliability and value in electrical construction work. You can read a detailed list of what’s included in the Code of Excellence here.
“The Code is there to make sure our members know their responsibilities,” says IBEW Local 105 Business Manager Lorne Newick. “In order for a member to work on a Code site, they have to have taken the training. Code site supervisors and Union Stewards have additional training as well.”
Recently, Ozz Electric and Hamilton’s IBEW Local 105 decided to team up and propose that the upcoming Peter George Centre for Living and Learning at McMaster University be done according to the Code.
Budgeted at $80 million, the centre will include three floors of classrooms and auditoriums, and another six floors of residences for students. It’s one of the bigger projects in McMaster’s recent history.
“Our members are used to delivering the top level of performance. Contractors who’ve worked with us know that the skills are there, the professionalism is there, and the numbers are there. They know we only dispatch certified, safety-trained professionals.”