The March to Net Zero Energy Building: Episode 1 (VIDEO)by canadiancontractor
An interview with Gary Meine, architectural technologist for NUDURA, manufacturer of Insulated Concrete Forms (ICFs).
Contractor Talk (VIDEO): Rob interviews RenoRun CEO Eamonn O’Rourkeby canadiancontractor
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.
Ground mats prevent you slip-sliding away!by John Bleasby
Spring thaw is sloppy time, making safety under foot important
Canada plans to ban asbestos products. What do you think?by Canadian Contractor
We’re looking for your feedback on this proposed legislation
Site Tips, Episode 3: How to perfectly fit crown moulding; PLUS Triple studs for electrical switchesby canadiancontractor
Canadian Contractor Site Tips are brought to you by Home Hardware
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
Best practices for managing income, expenses and cash flowby canadiancontractor
As we head into the summer building season, it’s the perfect time of the year to review your business’s financial management practises.
A new look at concrete means revisiting the oldby John Bleasby
Environmental concerns are driving concrete innovation
Reading the Tesla tea leavesby John Bleasby
The future of Tesla’s solar roof tiles is murky and uncertain
Golden Bee Homes named Renovator of the Year in the GTAby canadiancontractor
The awards are presented annually by BILD, the voice of the home building, land development and professional renovation industry in the Greater Toronto Area
Built Green Canada reaches milestone in certified homesby canadiancontractor
The energy rating agency says they have certified 33,830 single family projects by the end of 2017
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.
Reid’s Heritage Homes now 3-time NZE Builder of the Year winnerby John Bleasby
The EnerQuality Awards honour some of Ontario’s best green builders
All About Fasteners, Episode 2: Concrete Pins (VIDEO)by canadiancontractor
Rob Koci talks with Gustavo Angola, Technical Specialist at ITW, about the correct installation of concrete pins in bottom plate applications.
Alberta puts contractors in the cross hairsby John Bleasby
Fraud Prevention Month attack is bad publicity for the contracting industry
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
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.
Federal budget pulls back from a full small business tax assaultby John Bleasby
It’s more a punch in the nose than two broken legs