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May 15, 2020 News

Back to Work Virtual Summit

by Canadian Contractor

COVID-19 has shut down large parts of the Canadian economy and forced employers and employees to adjust how they work. Join Talent Canada and OHS Canada as we explore practical tactics and best practices for leaders to redesign workspaces and

May 13, 2020 News

ECI Software Solutions acquires BuildTools

by ECI Software Solutions

ECI Software Solutions has announced that it has acquired BuildTools, a web-based construction management platform for custom builders and remodelers. BuildTools will become part of ECI’s Residential Home Construction Group, and the team will report to ECI’s Residential Home Construction

May 7, 2020 News

RESCON supports methodical approach to expanding residential construction


The Residential Construction Council of Ontario (RESCON) welcomes the Ontario government’s announcement to further expand residential construction. Allowing below-grade, multi-unit residential construction projects like apartments and condominiums to begin and existing above-grade projects to continue is an important step of

May 4, 2020 News

2021 colour trends, pantone palettes explored in webinars from IHA

by International Housewares Association

The key to attracting consumers’ eyes in the coming years is through combining colors in new and unexpected ways, says Leatrice Eiseman, executive director of the Pantone Color Institute and color expert for the International Housewares Association (IHA). And how

May 4, 2020 News

ULI Toronto to host Expert Insights: Provincial Policy Statement & Community Benefit Charge webinar

by Urban Land Institute Toronto

On February 28th, the province of  Ontario released a new Provincial Policy Statement that, among other things, expanded the time horizon for urban boundary expansions and includes a new policy focus on market considerations in planning for housing consistent with

May 4, 2020 News

Ottawa’s urban boundary, intensification and the Official Plan

by All Things Home

Talk is heating up about the urban boundary and intensification as we get closer to a scheduled May 11 joint meeting of Ottawa’s planning and agricultural and rural affairs committees regarding changes to the Official Plan. But what does it

September 8, 2015 News

VIDEO: Mike Draper on Learning to be The Boss

by Steve Payne

Rob Koci interviews Mike Draper, Renovantage, about “Being The Boss” of a renovation contracting firm. Watch the video if you want some tips on what leadership really means – as it pertains to a small-business construction firm.

May 27, 2015 News

From Pilot to Contractor (22): The Pool Fence Permit Saga

by John Bleasby

John Bleasby continues the blogs he started last year, when he built a new home for his family near Orillia, Ontario

January 18, 2012 News

Survey your customers

by Robert Koci

All you need to know to get started on a customer survey