Canadian Contractor


April 18, 2018 News

“Look, ma! No harness!”

by John Bleasby

Working at heights has changed since the CN Tower was topped off in 1975

April 17, 2018 News

Alberta goes green before our eyes

by John Bleasby

PACE energy-efficiency financing is the latest in green initiatives aimed at home owners and businesses

April 16, 2018 Video

Busting Myths About Skylights (VIDEO): Part 2

by canadiancontractor

Rob Koci continues his discussion with skylight experts Mark Taylor and Russell Ibbotson from VELUX

April 13, 2018 News

Contractor association warned governments about legalizing pot and here come the consequences

by Steve Payne

What happened Wednesday, with the shutdown of Toronto’s $5.3-billion Crosstown LRT project because of workers smoking weed, may be just be the beginning

April 12, 2018 News

The inevitability of residential prefabrication (Part 1)

by John Bleasby

Three factors that point to a dramatic change in the future of Canadian home building

April 11, 2018 News

Simpson Tower in downtown Toronto gets an exterior refit

by canadiancontractor

The building was clad with masonry panels whose ties, after 50 years, were beginning to fail. A CINTEC Reinforcing Anchor System came to the rescue.

April 10, 2018 Video

All About Fasteners, Episode 3: The Strength of Screws (VIDEO)

by canadiancontractor

If a screw fails to hold two pieces of material together on your job site, it has failed in one of five principle ways. Learn those ways in this video.

April 10, 2018 News

Skills Canada National Competition spotlights country’s top young trade talent

by John Bleasby

Kate Campbell and Paul Lafrance will watch youths compete in 40 different trades

April 6, 2018 News

Rents so high, contractors now camping under the Skytrain tracks in East Vancouver

by canadiancontractor

And you thought the rents were high in your home town?

April 6, 2018 News

GE Appliances to sponsor Mike Holmes

by Steve Payne

Just in time for National Laundry Day on April 15! (Seriously, there is a National Laundry Day…)

April 5, 2018 News

Western home builders dominate CHBA national awards

by John Bleasby

Alberta and BC take over half of the country’s award categories

April 4, 2018 Video

The March to Net Zero Energy Building: Episode 2 (VIDEO)

by canadiancontractor

Canada is headed toward a Net Zero Energy future when it comes to building envelopes. Do you understand how much this will change the way you build? Watch this video to learn more.

April 2, 2018 Video

Busting Myths About Skylights (VIDEO): Part 1

by canadiancontractor

Rob Koci interviews Mark Taylor and Russell Ibbotson from VELUX about how the company has developed a loyal contractor following by taking the fear out of skylight installation.

April 1, 2018 News

HGTV cancels all Bauemler TV productions

by John Bleasby

“They simply ran out of funny faces to pull at each other.”

March 29, 2018 News

BILD renovation awards highlight design-build business model

by John Bleasby

Two big winners for 2017 had one thing in common

March 28, 2018 News

Smoke detector recall could leave thousands unprotected

by John Bleasby

Contractors should help spread the word about this potential product failure

March 28, 2018 News

Ontario Housing Minister vows to investigate evictions for renovations

by John Bleasby

Whose building is it anyway? “Reno-victions” are in the spotlight

March 27, 2018 News

Income sprinkling and your taxes – what’s changed?

by John Bleasby

The Federal Budget in February has tweaked some of the rules