If you’re a small home renovations company, you may think the impending shortage of trades and training isn’t your problem. Think again. It may not seem like it, but as baby boomers move…
Since we ran our first article on ICFs (Insulated Concrete Forms) on this website last year, we’ve had a LOT of questions from contractors about what ICFs are, and how they can be used in renovation contracting and new homebuilding. Here’s the article again, with some interesting posts underneath it, including one today from Gary Brown at Amvic System, a major Canadian ICF supplier.
When Garfield Dunlop speaks out so strongly against the Ontario College of Trades, he isn’t just being a Progressive Conservative politician taking shots at yet another bad idea from the Dalton McGuinty government. He’s speaking as a Canadian Contractor. He’s a plumber.
Reaching for the Yellow Pages to find a painter is fine if all you want is the cheapest bid or someone to do mass production. But for most quality contractors, that is just too risky.
Canada is now, officially, a world beater in hockey, curling, refrigeration and heating.
The prestigious HUE Awards are sponsored by Benjamin Moore.
Noble, Don Park and MPH Supplies, among other contractor supply houses, are being sold to EMCO, London, ON.
Marc is a student in the Building Renovation Technology program at George Brown College. His essay on why he wants to build a life and a career in the trades is inspiring: but he also has some words of warning for the industry – we have to do better at recruiting the next generation.
Our upcoming story will help contractors to better handle their relationships with building inspectors of, ahem, “different levels of professionalism”
The opportunities on the mechanical side of the construction industry, throughout Canada, are huge. If you are thinking of moving into a new field, HVACR is worth a look.