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September 16, 2016 Voice

Why aren’t there permanent safety harness anchors on all new builds?

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Why don’t we build permanent tie-off hardware into all residential roof structures – the same way we do on commercial high-rises

September 16, 2016 Voice

Using a phone app to track your labour time

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“In my renovating business, it has become a lifeline.”

September 16, 2016 Voice

One contractor’s daily 3-item To Do list

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This contractor has a simple, yet effective, Rule of 3 for every working day

September 9, 2016 Voice

Alta. builder says his ICF foundations have coped well with floods

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“We’ve been cost-neutral building with ICF for several years now,” says builder Jeff Rempel

August 29, 2016 Voice

BC contractor explains why you should build with ICFs

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Frequent Canadian Contractor contributor Bill McCance, a general contractor on Mayne Island, BC, urges other contractors to switch to ICFs over wood-frame construction

August 26, 2016 Voice

Disagreeing with Donald Trump’s shot at subtrade price creep

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The homebuilders may have applauded (Trump) but he’s wrong, argues Kenneth Gilmet

August 26, 2016 Voice

Newfoundland contractor dilemma: What to do about ‘transition rules’ around HST increase

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“We NEVER quotes anything with any tax in our price,” says one contractor. This eases the transition when HST increases, as it recently did in Newfoundland.

August 26, 2016 Voice

Thumbs up to Caldwell for suggesting standardized safety rules in all provinces

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Working at Heights training, green books, Arc Flash training, WHIMS, first aid, etc. should be the same standard across the country, says Mark Mitchell

August 24, 2016 BUILDWIRE

LP CanExel Prefinished Siding redesigned website benefits homebuilders, contractors

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Go to www.canexel.ca for an engaging experience the next time you or your homeowner client need to choose siding

August 17, 2016 Voice

Another response to the Vancouver building permit backlog

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Permit delays can cause money, materials and effort go down down the drain, Terry says.

August 17, 2016 Voice

Toronto tree protection laws are still unfair – and so are the delays they create

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Enough with the “unreasonable restrictions” says David

August 17, 2016 Voice

Newfoundland contractor signed contract when HST was 13%. Any advice?

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Newfoundland’s HST went up to 15% last month

August 7, 2016 Voice

“Why can’t we use scaffolding the way we want?”

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Rob says: “The Ministry of Labour cares about our innocent families? Give me a break. More people die legally from liver cirrhosis every year than they do breaking the law with scaffolding.”

August 7, 2016 Voice

Don’t blame the MOL inspectors, they can save lives, reader replies

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Matt writes that Ministry inspectors saved him from further exposure to Type 3 asbestos, when he was a “young, ignorant worker.”

August 7, 2016 Voice

Reply to Caldwell on dangerous scaffolding: “I find it laughable how precious everyone has become.”

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Chris Langman posted a comment in favour of “survival of the fittest.” He said the Ministry of Labour inspectors are only looking for “profit.”

August 4, 2016 Voice

Douglas Cardinal’s new CLT system leads to “plastic bag buildings,” reader says

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The solution to the problem is wood fiber board insulation, says

August 4, 2016 Voice

Everyone wins when we restrict bidding on municipal jobs, reader argues

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We can build better infrastructure and have a better economy by limiting competition on public works projects, Big Jay argues.

August 4, 2016 Voice

“What we need is an easier way to obtain permits.”

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Justin says that, if permits were easier to obtain, there would be no excuse not to obtain one.