Yuneec Commercial Drone System
If you think a drone flying around your jobsite is only good for high-drama aerial videos, think again.
Delta Cruzer Sliding Compound Mitre Saw
Delta’s new 10″ and 12″ corded saws get stable, space-saving action with a different approach. Instead of rails, the saws have hinged, industrial robot-style arms that fold out.
Video: Rockin’ The Tools
Chinese manufacturer Aeropro has cranked it to 11 in this clip.
Videos: A Penny For Your Thoughts
Apparently, making “penny” floors, tables, and the like is a thing.
World Cup Final on Sunday
The World Cup Final match is being held in Moscow on Sunday.
Skilsaw Super Sawsquatch Circular Saw
The Super Sawsquatch ships with a 16 5/16″ blade, making it “the biggest worm drive saw on earth,”
From the Archives: The Doh! Moment
Using safety equipment is important. But using it properly is even more important, as Allan McPherson almost found out the very hard way.
Recall Roundup: Briggs & Stratton Pressure Washer
The spray bar can detach, damage the housing, and send pieces of plastic flying. One related injury has been reported in the U.S.
If you’re a landscaper, you’ve likely laid down more than a few rolls of sod in your career.
Calgary Stampede opens
Billing itself as “The Greatest Outdoor Show on Earth,” the annual Stampede includes wagon racing, cowboy challenges, and live music, including headliner Brad Paisley.
Recall Roundup: Makita Line Trimmer
Potential Problem: A grommet can come loose, allowing fuel to leak from the tank.
Video: RC Jobsite
These remote controlled enthusiasts have a full construction site running.
Happy Canada Day
Canada Day falls on Sunday, so celebrate your country’s birthday, and enjoy a well-deserved long weekend!
Recall Roundup: Really Hot Tub
Models affected: Various Maxx Spas Industries Corp. models with a Delta UV Model EA-4H-5 generator
Happy Saint Jean Baptiste Day
Our colleagues in la belle province get the day off today to celebrate the feast of Saint Jean Baptiste
If you’re already a bit worried about your long-term job stability, you might now want to watch this video of robots building custom furniture.
After years of steady price escalation across the country, government efforts to curtail the risk of a real estate bubble seem to be putting the brakes on things.
Health and Safety: High Times
How to handle legal and medicinal weed on the jobsite.
Recall Roundup: The Chain Gang
Kobalt and Greenworks 80-volt 18” Cordless Electric Chainsaws
Video: Boring Billboard
Swedish-based Sioo:x Wood Protection recognizes that they don’t exactly have the sexiest product in the world. So they decided to embrace it
THE INDUSTRY LEADER: Housing policies must focus on supply
Not enough new housing is being built for sale or rent and this results in higher prices, higher rents and long waits lists.
THE LAWYER: The problem with inclusionary zoning regulation
The promise of inclusionary zoning in the draft of the regulation and the reality of what was actually passed by the province is radically different.
THE BRANDER: Make your amenities right for your buyers
Condo amenities that meet the needs of the market’s evolving demographics are a great way to rise above the competition while avoiding excessive cost.
THE REALTY SPECIALIST: Ottawa a hot market for investors
Ottawa has always enjoyed a good and stable housing market, and right now the market is heating up.
THE AD EXECUTIVE: The marketing rules are ever changing
This is a brave new world – the world of Facebook, Google and Instagram, of short attention spans and instant gratification.
Happy Father’s Day
This Sunday is Father’s Day.
THE ANALYST : The answer to affordable housing: Supply, supply, supply
If we don’t address the supply issue now the future pressure from millennials will continue to drive prices upward. READ MORE
THE BUILDER : Separating fact from fiction
Government policies have penalized the hard-working individuals trying to climb onto the homeownership ladder. READ MORE
THE COUNCIL : U.S. tariffs on steel will hurt Canadian real estate
A hike in rebar and construction steel costs could have a serious impact on the highrise construction sector, condo projects and housing costs. READ MORE
THE MARKETER : To open or not to open?
When trying gauging the market, try test marketing and use that data to determine site opening and pricing. READ MORE