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June 23, 2017 Voice

Re-engineering a moisture-damaged floor built on top of bedrock

by Steve Maxwell

A contractor named Cam sent me an email about his challenges with this. Together, we tag team engineered a solution.

June 16, 2017 Voice

Faced with a difficult decision? Read this and watch your choice get clearer.

by Steve Payne

Steve Jobs was a famously difficult man to work for. But he had a highly successful business philosophy. Here is part of it…

June 16, 2017 Voice

Comments on Ontario premier Wynne’s plan to hike minimum wage by 32 per cent

by canadiancontractor

The Liberal PR folks found a small business in Windsor which LOVES it!

June 16, 2017 Voice

Controversial political bumper stickers on your van or truck. It is worth it?

by canadiancontractor

His TRUMP bumper sticker got “more positive reaction than negative,” says a Barrie, ON contractor

June 9, 2017 Voice

How much do you need to retire from contracting?

by canadiancontractor

Frequent contributor Mark Hofstee, Rammik Construction, Guelph, ON, provided a great link

June 9, 2017 Voice

Comment from another contractor who started driving heavy equipment at the age of TEN

by canadiancontractor

His son now runs the heavy equipment side of his custom homebuilding business

June 9, 2017 Voice

“Why protesters weren’t arrested is beyond me…”

by canadiancontractor

This contractor has strong opinions about the behaviour of striking construction workers in Quebec”

June 1, 2017 Voice

This man has trained his ten year old kids to run “compact heavy equipment” on his farm

by Steve Payne

Before we all freak out about this man’s behaviour, look at the noble goal he is pursuing…

June 1, 2017 Voice

Quebec and the construction unions: Level playing field needed

by canadiancontractor

$35 an hour versus $65 an hour in Quebec

June 1, 2017 Voice

Ontario plumber sounds off on WSIB premiums

by canadiancontractor

“Keep on keeping your head down, Ontarians! And keep paying… and paying some more!”

May 25, 2017 Voice

Hard to find good young workers? Here’s who to blame!

by canadiancontractor

Youth today are messed up by social media and their schooling, Marten argues.

May 24, 2017 Voice

He wants the National Building Code on his phone

by canadiancontractor

He has no problem with paying for the National Building Code, but he wants to read it easily on his phone.

May 19, 2017 Voice

The risk of taking on an apprentice

by canadiancontractor

Fritz Gossen gives his proposal to reduce the risks to a contractor who trains an apprentice – and then has them take off on him midway through the process.

May 19, 2017 Voice

Training carpenters in Nova Scotia

by canadiancontractor

Michael Campbell outlines the training available at Nova Scotia Community College

May 11, 2017 Voice

My knee is done and so is my WSIB!

by canadiancontractor

Lucky for them that they found arthritis! It sort of saves them

May 10, 2017 Voice

Where is consumer protection for Canadians?

by canadiancontractor

Bryan bought bamboo flooring made in China, before Lumber Liquidators withdrew the product

May 10, 2017 Voice

Added risks for firefighters because of solar panels?

by canadiancontractor

Reader feels criticisms of rooftop solar panels are over-stated

May 10, 2017 Voice

Good nutrition gets the nod

by canadiancontractor

More energy on site, less risk of accidents due to fatigue