Canadian Contractor


December 14, 2018 News

The Singing Contractors: Indiana carpenters become unlikely internet stars

by John Bleasby

Aaron and Josh are as surprised as anyone to have compiled online views of more than 100 million

December 13, 2018 News

DEWALT spreads holiday joy during ‘Pay-It-Forward Day’

by canadiancontractor

DEWALT employees visited a grocery store and randomly chose customers in the checkout line to pay for their groceries

December 13, 2018 News

Do you have work site insurance for your tools?

by John Bleasby

Stolen tools mean downtime, financial loss and headaches all round

December 11, 2018 News

A super-insulated Toronto semi demonstrates a leading edge approach to energy performance

by John Bleasby

A homeowner puts his building science profession into personal practice

December 7, 2018 News

Christmas comes early? Ottawa agrees to make National Building Code (online version) FREE

by Steve Payne

Having to pay for the NBC has been a ridiculous policy for years. Now the Federal Government is making it free.

December 6, 2018 Video

Answering readers’ questions on ICFs, Part 2 (VIDEO)

by canadiancontractor

Gary Meine from NUDURA answers Canadian Contractor readers’ questions about ICFs

December 6, 2018 News

The benefits of hiring a qualified home inspector prior to renovations

by John Bleasby

It’s a small price to pay to avoid expensive surprises later

December 5, 2018 News

Don’t forget to enter our new Dilemma Contest! Dr. Jekyll and Mrs. Hyde

by John Bleasby

You could win a DeWalt 20V MAX cordless jigsaw!

December 4, 2018 Video

Answering readers’ questions on ICFs, Part 1 (VIDEO)

by canadiancontractor

Gary Meine, architectural technologist for NUDURA, discusses why builders usually find the switch to ICFs over stick-frame houses relatively easy

December 4, 2018 News

Ensuring a safe workplace for everyone

by John Bleasby

Sexual harassment is very much in the news – and construction job sites are not immune to it

November 30, 2018 News

We have the technology in this industry. Why aren’t we using it? Report from The Buildings Show

by Steve Payne

Nov. 27, Canadian Contractor hosted a panel discussion on Residential Construction Technology. Here is a brief report.

November 29, 2018 Video

Site Tips Episode 11 (VIDEO): FOUR things (most) tape measures can do – that you may not know about

by canadiancontractor

A tape measure can be used as a “slide rule” and three other cool things you can do with a good quality model of tape

November 29, 2018 News

Make it a Construction Christmas for your favourite little one!

by John Bleasby

Son, daughter, niece or nephew — gifts to inspire the next generation

November 28, 2018 News

When it comes to building codes, we get what we tolerate

by Casey Edge

Casey Edge questions Canada’s building code review process

November 27, 2018 News

Finding a path through Canada’s energy-efficiency certification programs: Part Three

by John Bleasby

Is BuiltGreen the home building certification Canada is looking for?

November 23, 2018 News

New Brunswick to raise Workers Comp rates by 70 per cent next year

by canadiancontractor

The average 2019 rate paid by employers in NB will be $2.92 per $100 of payroll, up from $1.70 in 2018.

November 22, 2018 News

Previously convicted contractor Calvin Gordon, facing legal actions from clients, countersues them

by John Bleasby

Gordon and his partner claim damages from their clients for “assault, intentional infliction of distress, nuisance, breach of privacy, conspiracy to injure, loss of income, and defamation of character.” The matter is headed for trial in Orillia, Ontario, early in 2019

November 20, 2018 News

Finding a path through Canada’s energy-efficiency certification programs: Part Two

by John Bleasby

NR Canada teams up with the CHBA team up to help builders navigate their way