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March 26, 2018 Video

The March to Net Zero Energy Building: Episode 1 (VIDEO)

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An interview with Gary Meine, architectural technologist for NUDURA, manufacturer of Insulated Concrete Forms (ICFs).

March 23, 2018 Video

Contractor Talk (VIDEO): Rob interviews RenoRun CEO Eamonn O’Rourke

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RenoRun is both an app and a delivery service. From your phone, you can order up to 50,000 different building materials items and have them delivered to your job site within 2 hours.

March 22, 2018 News

Ground mats prevent you slip-sliding away!

by John Bleasby

Spring thaw is sloppy time, making safety under foot important

March 21, 2018 News

Canada plans to ban asbestos products. What do you think?

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We’re looking for your feedback on this proposed legislation

March 21, 2018 Video

Site Tips, Episode 3: How to perfectly fit crown moulding; PLUS Triple studs for electrical switches

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Canadian Contractor Site Tips are brought to you by Home Hardware

March 21, 2018 News

Are residential contractors missing the boat on the refugee hiring opportunity?

by John Bleasby

Many new arrivals have construction experience but can’t connect with the industry

March 15, 2018 News

Best practices for managing income, expenses and cash flow

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As we head into the summer building season, it’s the perfect time of the year to review your business’s financial management practises.

March 15, 2018 News

A new look at concrete means revisiting the old

by John Bleasby

Environmental concerns are driving concrete innovation

March 13, 2018 News

Reading the Tesla tea leaves

by John Bleasby

The future of Tesla’s solar roof tiles is murky and uncertain

March 12, 2018 News

Golden Bee Homes named Renovator of the Year in the GTA

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The awards are presented annually by BILD, the voice of the home building, land development and professional renovation industry in the Greater Toronto Area

March 9, 2018 News

Built Green Canada reaches milestone in certified homes

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The energy rating agency says they have certified 33,830 single family projects by the end of 2017

March 9, 2018 News

Towards the Passive House: A short history of energy-efficient housing in Canada (Part 5 of 5)

by Joseph Hough

Alexander Maurer, a Passive House and NZE consultant in Vancouver, wonders why Canada didn’t become a world leader in extremely efficient residential building, given our early lead with the Saskatchewan Conservation House as far back as 1977.

March 7, 2018 News

Reid’s Heritage Homes now 3-time NZE Builder of the Year winner

by John Bleasby

The EnerQuality Awards honour some of Ontario’s best green builders

March 6, 2018 Video

All About Fasteners, Episode 2: Concrete Pins (VIDEO)

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Rob Koci talks with Gustavo Angola, Technical Specialist at ITW, about the correct installation of concrete pins in bottom plate applications.

March 6, 2018 News

Alberta puts contractors in the cross hairs

by John Bleasby

Fraud Prevention Month attack is bad publicity for the contracting industry

March 5, 2018 News

We have a winner in our latest Contractor Dilemma Contest!

by John Bleasby

Eric Elford of Habidex Renovations in New Westminster, BC wins a DeWalt 20V LED Tripod Light

March 1, 2018 News

Towards the Passive House: A short history of energy-efficient housing in Canada (Part 4 of 5)

by Joseph Hough

This part of our story features a couple of large Passive House structures in Peterborough, Ontario and Vancouver.

March 1, 2018 News

Federal budget pulls back from a full small business tax assault

by John Bleasby

It’s more a punch in the nose than two broken legs