Douglas Cardinal’s new CLT system leads to “plastic bag buildings,” reader saysby canadiancontractor
The solution to the problem is wood fiber board insulation, says
Everyone wins when we restrict bidding on municipal jobs, reader arguesby canadiancontractor
We can build better infrastructure and have a better economy by limiting competition on public works projects, Big Jay argues.
“What we need is an easier way to obtain permits.”by canadiancontractor
Justin says that, if permits were easier to obtain, there would be no excuse not to obtain one.
Certification doesn’t protect you from being undercut on priceby canadiancontractor
“We are competing against companies that are paying 1990 wages to licensed journeymen.”
“Customers who are least likely to trust you…by canadiancontractor
… are the ones most ready to screw you!” So says our reader, Kevin Szoke.
Alberta contractor calls for Red Seal carpenters to stick together, coast to coastby canadiancontractor
Jamie strongly supports the licensing of all carpenters in Canada
Can a client sue a renovation contractor for damages re: “mental distress”?by canadiancontractor
When is a contractor legally liable for a client’s peace of mind? Vancouver lawyer Alexander C. Bjornson explains.
Edmonton firm recruiting for Fort McMurray clean-up not messing around, reader saysby canadiancontractor
$15 an hour, 12-hour-days, and the threat of a taxi back to Edmonton “if you complain” with your wages cut to minimum wage, Christopher claims.
Home flipping in haste – and the risks of fatal structural errorsby canadiancontractor
“An interior renovator tackling an old Toronto structural renovation is a recipe for a major disaster.”
Victim of “greed and lack of service” while he tries to do his second apprenticeshipby canadiancontractor
Jordan Beechey says the Ontario Youth Apprenticeship Program of 15 years ago worked just great. Enter the Ontario College of Trades… and it’s a mess.
“I don’t see what’s wrong with a man getting old pushing a wheelbarrow instead of a pen.”by canadiancontractor
Steve Maxwell’s editorial, “Avoiding The Young Contractor Trap,” touched a nerve with one 50-year-old tradesman.
Shell Busey weighs in on contractor referral servicesby canadiancontractor
… including a plug for his own. Good marketing, sir.
Thoughts on Time and Materials versus Lump Sumby canadiancontractor
This contractor prefers Lump Sum, saying Time & Materials gives “clients bullets to shoot us.”
New electrical regulations in Ontario… why isn’t the ENTIRE code available as a free download?by canadiancontractor
“The ESA is determined to BILL us to DEATH!”
My personal experiences with lead generation servicesby canadiancontractor
Neil Damackine, Construction ND, Terrebonne, Quebec, gives his frank views about paying for leads – and the damage he believes it can do to our industry
“The supposition that this is a grow-op is not a fair one…”by canadiancontractor
“Might make some good business out of the mess!”
OCOT award from International Association of Business Communicators: “Thieves and scam bags”by canadiancontractor
Mike says that if Obama can get a Nobel Peace Prize, an organization with a “diabolical agenda” can get an IABC award, too…
“Leads come in all shapes and sizes…”by canadiancontractor
This contractor warns against judging a book by its cover when clients first contact you, especially if they seem difficult.