Canadian Contractor


August 16, 2017 News

BuildForce report is an industry roadmap for the next 10 years

by John Bleasby

No forecast is perfect but this one contains a wealth of labor demand information

August 15, 2017 News

Act fast! Win a DeWalt 60V cordless track saw!

by John Bleasby

Fisticuffs on the jobsite! What does the boss man do?

August 15, 2017 News

Meat in the sandwich: How contractors get caught in the middle

by John Bleasby

Pitfalls abound between architect, contractor and homeowner

August 11, 2017 News

How much are rising lumber prices from BC forest fires affecting your business?

by Steve Payne

Major mill closures in BC have resulted in significant price increases on spruce, pine, fir

August 11, 2017 News

Canadian building industry demonstrates global leadership with over 100 LEED v4 registrations

by canadiancontractor

Representing over 681,000 m2 of space across the country, LEED v4 is poised to play a leading role in the new low-carbon economy

August 10, 2017 News

California’s 2020 target for NZE will impact all of North America

by John Bleasby

U.S. West Coast gives us a peak at NZE building codes to come

August 8, 2017 News

Alberta the latest province to offer solar panel installation rebates

by John Bleasby

Homeowners can apply for 30 per cent rebates up to $10,000

August 4, 2017 News

Community group fails to stop North Saanich, BC renovation

by Steve Payne

Another case of a project running into a roadblock after a legal permit was issued

August 4, 2017 News

Court orders Brampton, ON monster home to be torn down after building permit issued “mistakenly”

by Steve Payne

Revoking a building permit because of a city error, in this case, involved a five year legal battle

August 3, 2017 News

Putting a lid on flat-roofed homes (Part Two): New alternatives

by John Bleasby

New rivals for bitumen roofing are proving popular

August 1, 2017 News

Five days in jail, $40K fine for unlicensed “electrician”

by John Bleasby

Faulty pot light installations put homeowners at serious risk

July 27, 2017 News

Why install torched-down modified bitumen on a combustible roof structure?

by John Bleasby

Part One of our Two-Part, Flat Roof series looks at the hazards of open flames

July 25, 2017 News

Alberta steps back from Bill 17 and exempts construction

by John Bleasby

Province concedes consultation is more important than speedy implementation

July 21, 2017 News

How to soundproof historic windows while preserving the original unit

by Randy Brown

Unique “soundproof” windows dramatically reduce outside noise and increase energy efficiency with a hands-off approach to the original windows

July 20, 2017 News

Does a house need to ‘breathe’? Can it be too tight?

by John Bleasby

Are you confused about the purpose of an HRV system?

July 18, 2017 News

Stanley Black & Decker Canada proud to sponsor Habitat for Humanity’s ‘Carter Work Project’

by John Bleasby

“Rewarding and inspiring in so many different ways!” says President Joe Di llio

July 14, 2017 News

Four alarm fire apparently started by a roofer’s blowtorch

by Steve Payne

Four row houses in Toronto’s west end may face demolition

July 13, 2017 News

Western Canadian drywall installers defiant after U.S. trade hearings

by John Bleasby

“We are not planning to take our foot off the pedal!”