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July 31, 2019 News

The fun — and the necessity — of letting go

by Robert Koci

For effective “letting go,” the owner will have modeled good character for a few years beforehand

July 31, 2019 News

Five Principles of Passive House Design and Construction Part 5

by canadiancontractor

“Buildings without humidification in winter can leave the interior spaces at low interior humidity, which leads to discomfort and damage to interior materials.”

July 24, 2019 News

Getting your staff to show up on time

by canadiancontractor

“When I told my team “Today’s meeting is particularly important. Don’t be late”… NO ONE was late… except for me!”

July 23, 2019 Video

Home Hardware Site Tips #19 Video: Adding manifolds for more control of your plumbing system

by Robert Koci

“Circular pipe manifolds make the plumbing system simpler, more responsive and easier to maintain.”

July 20, 2019 News

Five Principles of Passive House Design and Construction Part 4

by canadiancontractor

“One of the most impactful thermal bridges on a project can be window-to-wall interfaces”

July 17, 2019 News

Five Principles of Passive House Design and Construction Part 3

by canadiancontractor

“It is important not only to make sure to specify high-performance windows, but also to carefully consider how they are incorporated into the building design”

July 16, 2019 News

Building Winnipeg!

by Robert Koci

“Having taken over the position of president in 2009 with the mandate to revitalize its operations, Rolfe was not prepared to rest on past performance”

July 15, 2019 News

The Paul Gallop Story Part 3: The long view of customer satisfaction

by canadiancontractor

“Gallop has made a serious effort to communicate his outlook to ensure that it’s understood throughout the company”

July 10, 2019 News

Five Principles of Passive House Design and Construction Part 2

by canadiancontractor

“Achieving this degree of airtightness requires careful planning in the design stage”

July 8, 2019 News

The Paul Gallop Story Part 2: Gaining control and leading by example

by canadiancontractor

“I’m walking a managerial tight rope.”

July 3, 2019 Video

Home Hardware Site Tips #18 VIDEO: The benefits of additional electrical service panels on upper floors of a house

by canadiancontractor

In fact, this house built by Hugh Yalden of Harvest Home Restorations, Toronto, has THREE service panels. Huge explains why…

July 3, 2019 News

The Paul Gallop Story Part 1: Expansion, ups and downs and the terrible 90’s

by canadiancontractor

“It was an example of checking off virtually every box for doing things wrong”

July 3, 2019 News

Five Principles of Passive House Design and Construction Part 1

by canadiancontractor

“Achieving Passive House levels of heat resistance is not just about how much insulation you have”

June 27, 2019 News

Realizing the big potential of compact earth moving equipment

by John Bleasby

Compact equipment is a great business add-on, but safety and training are crucial

June 25, 2019 News

An innovative approach to renovation presentation centres finds neighborhood acceptance

by John Bleasby

“We become an integral part of the fabric of the community”

June 24, 2019 News

A Conservative government would offer Green Home Tax Credits

by John Bleasby

Annual savings of $2850 per year are possible under the proposed 2-year plan

June 21, 2019 News

Art your builds. Build your profit

by Robert Koci

“Customers understand immediately upon entering the show home that the sensibilities behind building a Maric home go beyond the logistics, planing and economics.”

June 21, 2019 News

Union electrical contractor pleads guilty to multiple ESA charges

by John Bleasby

“This isn’t an ‘Ooops, I forgot.’ It’s a paramount rule in the industry.”