Permits & Legal
B.C. government launches new Reframed Lab initiative
The Province, through BC Housing, and the City of…
Call for volunteers to serve on Canadian Commission on Building and Fire Codes (CCBFC)
The five-year term for the current members of the…
Surety Association of Canada announces new bond form for IPD project
On May 7, 2020, the Board of Directors of…
FAO to release review of time-of-use electricity pricing decision
On Friday, May 22, 2020, the Financial Accountability Office…
BuildCenter offers free COVID-19 health screening app
As the construction industry reopens in California and across…
Back to Work Virtual Summit
COVID-19 has shut down large parts of the Canadian…
The Hammer COVID SPECIAL: Get It Delivered – Eamonn O’Rourke, RenoRun
We’re changing how we do things on jobsites: keeping…
RESCON supports methodical approach to expanding residential construction
The Residential Construction Council of Ontario (RESCON) welcomes the…
ULI Toronto to host Expert Insights: Provincial Policy Statement & Community Benefit Charge webinar
On February 28th, the province of Ontario released a…
Ottawa’s urban boundary, intensification and the Official Plan
Talk is heating up about the urban boundary and…
Contractor nabbed in highway chase
His face was all bloodied when taken into custody
HOMEmade star’s license suspended
Property owner wanted a harsher penalty for Dion South
Calgary contractor faces charges
Paid hundreds of thousands, contractor allegedly did not complete work
Another cautionary tale for contractors
Contractors need to provide a safe workplace
What does “adequate” training in construction really mean?
You have to be “adequately” trained on Fall Protection, no matter what type of construction jobsite you are working on. If you can’t prove you are trained in this area, you risk fines, prosecution and job site closure.
Hamilton, Ont. reno salesmen convicted under Consumer Protection Act
In total, the salesmen, Steven Sardinha and David Packer, will be making $50,000 in restitution to their clients.
Danger: Guardrails built ‘for appearances’ can kill or cripple
Don’t mess around building half-assed guardrails, unless you are prepared to go to jail. Look up the regulations for their construction, and follow them.
‘Fast tracking’ building permits in Surrey, B.C.
Normally, the City of Surrey takes 4-6 weeks to process a permit. But if contractors join their Registered Builder program, permits can be issued within 10 days.