The need for site safety regulations explained in 5 videosby John Bleasby
We’re lucky to have rules that protect workers!
Matching certification programs to your energy-efficiency commitment (New Series)by John Bleasby
Part One: Passive House heads the chart of energy-efficiency programs
Business cards: Your chance to make a good first impressionby John Bleasby
You can say a lot about your company in a small space
Set yourself up for hiring successby John Bleasby
It’s as much about you and your company as it about the candidate
31 Lowe’s and RONA locations to be closed across Canadaby canadiancontractor
Click on the link within this story to see if your local store is affected
Radon gas causes more deaths than cars, say cancer prevention advocatesby John Bleasby
November is “Radon Action Month.” Scientists say radon is the leading cause of lung cancer among non-smokers.
CertainTeed announces call for project submissions for the 5th Gypsum National Trophy Awardby canadiancontractor
Leading building materials manufacturer to host 5th national award ceremony honouring excellence in drywall design and beyond
“We’re from the government and we’re here to help!”by John Bleasby
CRA tries to turn a punch line into a pitch line
The illusion of tax credits, rebates and tariffsby Casey Edge
Casey Edge offers up a Hallowe’en trick or treat of magic and deception
We have a Contractor Dilemma winner!by John Bleasby
Let love take its own course, suggests Don Tolma of Edmonton AB
Insuring the big stuff is critical for contractorsby John Bleasby
Losing drill or a chop saw is annoying enough, but what about a backhoe?
All About Fasteners, Episode 9: Four common complaints about fasteners (and their solutions) VIDEOby canadiancontractor
Head stripping, screws breaking, head snapping and time-consuming pre-drilling… all cost contractors time and money
Site Tips #10: The correct use of backer rod and bond breaker tape in caulking applications (VIDEO)by canadiancontractor
The extremes of the Canadian climate test caulking installations to the limit. Give your work a better chance to stand up over time by using both of these materials.
Few tears shed over PCs’ announcement that Ontario College of Trades will be wound downby John Bleasby
“OCOT was a red tape monster” — Ontario Skilled Trades Alliance
Ontario government to revamp apprenticeship system and “wind down” Ontario College of Tradesby John Bleasby
The “Making Ontario Open for Business Act” will reset Ontario’s journeyperson to apprentice ratio at one-to-one
What Canadian builders can learn from Hurricane Michaelby John Bleasby
Building to code minimums is not enough
45 per cent of renovating home owners are now incorporating smart home systems, CEDIA report saysby canadiancontractor
Renovation contractors looking for education in smart home technology might want to check out CEDIA: the Custom Electronic Design & Installation Association. Smart home tech is now a $2-billion industry south of the border.
Heads up, it’s the Hard Hat Challenge! (Funny video links)by John Bleasby
We do NOT recommend you try these tricks on your own job sites – but if you’re looking for a smile or a laugh at the end of a tough week, watch these videos