Education system is key to Canada’s skilled trade shortages: Opinionby Casey Edge
Coordinated awareness programs and post-secondary electives needed
Summer heat: Too much of a good thing?by John Bleasby
Workers and supervisors must work together to understand and mitigate the risks
All About Fasteners, Episode 4: Thermal bridging solutions (VIDEO)by canadiancontractor
Using traditional anchoring systems to attach exterior foam insulation to concrete can create a significant thermal bridging problem!
Recruiting tomorrow’s skilled trades workforce starts todayby John Bleasby
A small town career showcase demonstrates the importance of the long game
Enter our NEW Contractor Dilemma contest and you could win TWO prizes from DEWALT!by John Bleasby
What should contractor Jeremy Pudney do about these young homeowners who insist on “helping” out around the job site? Tell us, and a DeWalt prize package could be on it’s way to YOU!
Mike Holmes blasts 4-year-old for poorly constructed pillow fort, Beaverton ‘fake news’ reportsby Canadian Contractor staff
“This could collapse at any time,” claims celebrity contractor critic
‘Love It or List It’ producers sued for “numerous defects and deficiencies”by John Bleasby
Actor substituted as a contractor in the filming the show
Site Tips, Episode 5: Contractor uses for zip tiesby canadiancontractor
Got a trick or tip to make things go a little easier on your job site? Email it to us. If we use it in a video like this one, we will send you a $50 gas card
California mandates solar roofs on new homes starting 2020by John Bleasby
U.S. West Coast “collective madness” is a warning to Canada
Got a faster, better way to do something on site? Let us know, and you could win a $50 gas card!by Steve Payne
To see some of the great tips we have already done videos for, just type Site Tips in the search bar.
Confused by “Net Zero,” “Near Zero” and TRUE “Zero Energy” housing?by Paul Duffy
There’s a lot of confusion around these terms. We asked building science expert Paul Duffy to sort it all out for us.
Cordless power tools so good that the Amish use themby Steve Maxwell
Steve Maxwell talks admiringly of the Amish carpenters who have recently moved into his community on Manitoulin Island
Skills Canada’s Ontario Competition gets the “Wow!” factorby John Bleasby
Housing industry notably absent at this showcase of young talent
Just in time for Ontario’s election! Rebates for residential solar!by John Bleasby
$90 million in giveaways for solar generation and storage systems
Corrugated steel shipping containers as modular house componentsby Steve Payne
Contractor Glen Donaldson’s new home in the west end of Toronto is 8.5-feet wide on a 12.5-feet wide lot. It’s built out of three 53-foot long shipping containers.
Ontario WSIB: Your top 5 questions answeredby Sean Baird, VP Employer Service, WSIB
This article from the WSIB contains important links to key information sources
New skilled workers are out there! Do you know where to look?by John Bleasby
It’s time to get proactive about building your future workforce
The March to Net Zero Energy Building: Episode 3 (VIDEO)by canadiancontractor
Rob Koci continues his discussion with Gary Meine, architectural technologist at ICF leader NUDURA. This video focuses on ways to attach building components to Nudura ICFs using floor joist hangers and fastening strips.