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October 23, 2018  

THE AD EXEC: Market calls for a ‘Think Different’ approach

As advertisers, marketers and builders, we can take a lot from Apple’s direction, especially in today’s new real estate climate.

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October 23, 2018  

THE SAFETY PROS : Will legal cannabis threaten workplace safety?

We would be naïve if we thought the use of recreational cannabis was a new issue for the construction industry. READ MORE

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October 19, 2018  

Under Pressure, Part 1 of 2: The danger of depressurization

As our customers get their houses ready for winter or decide to make their houses more energy efficient, it is appropriate to have a discussion about depressurization – a situation that can make a house dangerous.

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October 17, 2018  

Lego toying with new materials for its iconic bricks

Lego is trying to reinvent its iconic product.

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October 17, 2018  

Nova Scotia Municipal Election Day

Get out and vote!

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October 16, 2018  

Home construction and renovation the largest contributor to Canada’s underground economy

Looking to custom-build a home or do your dream renovation – and save a few bucks by using unlicensed contractors? One, you’re not alone

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October 15, 2018  

For the dogs

A Danish developer is building a three-storey, 18-unit complex exclusively for tenants with canine companions.

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October 11, 2018  

Renovators’ Remix: A playlist that pays off

We’re still accepting suggestions for our contest seeking out song titles and band names that relate to construction and homebuilding.

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October 10, 2018  

Hurricane season has hit: How you and your clients can protect yourself

In mid-October, 1954, the remnants of tropical Hurricane Hazel settled over Toronto, dumping 3.5 inches of rain on an already soggy city. Rivers across the area flooded, knocking out bridges and more.

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October 9, 2018  

Recall Roundup: Chain Gang

The chain brake may not properly engage in a kickback situation, potentially limbing the user instead of a tree.

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October 5, 2018  

Sneak peek: Pickup Trucks

Here’s an excerpt from Herb Ellis’ review of the 2019 pickup trucks running in our Oct/Nov issue.

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October 4, 2018  

Video: World’s worst roofing job?!?

There’s shoddy work, and then there’s this.

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October 3, 2018  

Sneak Peek: Tools

Here’s an excerpt from our feature on the latest hand tools, work wear, and safety in our October/November issue

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October 1, 2018  

Regrettably, we had to cancel the Renovators’ Roundtable

In case you haven’t already heard, we regrettably have to inform you that we’ve made the decision to cancel the Renovators’ Roundtable.

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September 27, 2018  

Contest Renovators’ Remix

Renovators’ Remix: Help us build a playlist worthy of a jobsite radio

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September 26, 2018  

Recall Roundup: Pool Trap

The recall notice reads, “Children’s limbs can be entrapped in the side openings, posing a drowning hazard.”

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September 24, 2018  

Re-Crafting Craftsman: The iconic brand has been re-launched by Stanley Black & Decker

With the slow and ongoing demise of the Sears retail empire, it was inevitable that the company’s iconic tool brand, Craftsman, would be up for grabs.

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September 21, 2018  

Reno Contractor Announcement

While we have made the decision to cancel (rather than postpone) the event…

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September 19, 2018  

Grenfell Tower Fire

On June 24, 2017 a fire broke out in an apartment complex in London. It quick spread, via the building’s exterior, due to a highly combustible cladding material.

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September 18, 2018  

THE MOVER: What else can we do for you?

A reliable professional mover will welcome your questions and help you figure out your best plan of action.

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September 18, 2018  

THE MARKETER: Mixed-use communities are looking up

Ottawa is following in the footsteps of other large urban centres such as Toronto, where these neighbourhoods are proving tremendously successful.

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September 18, 2018  

THE ARCHITECT: Design should pay tribute to location

When it comes to designing buildings, architects need to balance numerous considerations, as well as the client’s vision and budget.

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September 18, 2018  

THE RESEARCHER: Are developers properly managing risk?

With land prices skyrocketing across the GTA and zoning approval timelines growing, the upfront financial investment required by developers has increased substantially in recent years.

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September 18, 2018  

Homes Publishing Group Golf Tournament

Mother Nature wasn’t cooperating back in August so today is the rain date for our annual charity golf tournament.

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September 17, 2018  

THE INDUSTRY LEADER: Where did the money go?

Did you realize that when you sell and buy a new home in the GTA, as much as a quarter of the price consists of fees, taxes and charges imposed by the three levels of government?

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September 17, 2018  

Contest: Would you like to win wood?!?

That contest is up and running again, so if you’d like to win $1,000 in MicroPro Sienna treated lumber, enter your best work in the 2018 contest.

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September 13, 2018  

Video: Quartersawn lumber

Sticking with our lumber theme this week…here’s an interesting video of how to maximize the board feet of lumber with a quartersawn log.

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September 12, 2018  

Too much wood

Back in July, Peel Regional Police Tweeted out this image of a DIYer with some 10’ or 12’ foot lengths of lumber hanging out of the drivers’ side windows!

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September 10, 2018  

Welcome to our Robot Overlords

The Building Excellence team is working on a piece about home automation and connectivity for the Fall issue. During the research they stumbled upon some pretty amazing videos of robots

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September 6, 2018  

NFL season kicks off

The NFL kicks off its 99th season tonight.