Canadian Contractor


September 21, 2018 News

Today is… National Tradesmen Day!

by Steve Payne

IRWIN announces an exciting new contest as part of the day’s events

September 20, 2018 News

Brad Pitt teaches contractors an important lesson

by John Bleasby

The actor’s New Orleans housing project is a moisture control nightmare

September 19, 2018 News

Radon and B.C.’s Step Code – A perfect storm (Guest Column)

by Casey Edge

Add radon gas to the unintended consequences of increased energy efficiency

September 18, 2018 News

Radon gas risks are real, but action and reaction is inconsistent

by John Bleasby

Health Canada recommendations for radon mitigation could cause deaths, CHBA says

September 14, 2018 Video

All About Fasteners, Episode 7: How ITW tests its fasteners, Part 1 (VIDEO)

by canadiancontractor

Technical specialist Andrea Galindo of ITW shows Rob Koci how the firm tests the tensile strength of its fasteners.

September 13, 2018 News

Tesla solar roof tiles: More fizzle than steak

by John Bleasby

Production delays leave employees and customers in limbo

September 11, 2018 News

Bring your construction skills to the world stage

by John Bleasby

The Canadian Red Cross is looking for disaster ‘surge support’

September 6, 2018 News

Employers can be liable for their employees’ distracted driving

by John Bleasby

Massive fines in the U.S. are finding their way to Canada

September 4, 2018 News

CertainTeed fails to gain tariff protection for 54-inch drywall board

by John Bleasby

No injury, retardation or injury to the domestic gypsum board industry, CITT finds

August 30, 2018 News

We have a Dilemma Contest winner!

by John Bleasby

Howard van Esch of Guelph, ON wins a great prize from DeWalt

August 30, 2018 News

Abandoned house lost in Vancouver zoning maze for 13 years

by John Bleasby

Frustrated owner says to City, “Why don’t YOU buy it?”

August 29, 2018 Video

Site Tips, Episode 8: Three ways to cut studs

by canadiancontractor

Let us know if you prefer worm drive saws or sidewinders. We will pick one comment at random and send you a $50 gas card.

August 28, 2018 News

Will Doug Ford’s Ontario PCs finally slay the Ontario College of Trades? Opinion

by John Bleasby

Now’s the time to abolish this reviled government bureaucracy

August 24, 2018 News

Toronto hydronics firm says their recent fines from Ontario College of Trades are unfair and punitive to small businesses

by Steve Payne

The firm received two OCOT fines totalling $750 after installing a simple air handler that, it claims, should never require installation by OCOT-member heating and air conditioning mechanics

August 23, 2018 News

Renovation contractors remain a popular media punching bag

by John Bleasby

Is it time for industry regulation or more homeowner responsibility?

August 21, 2018 News

Phase One of Ontario’s new Construction Lien Act is in effect

by John Bleasby

Here are Q & A’s contractors like you might be asking

August 17, 2018 Video

Understanding Thermal Mass: NUDURA ICF expert Gary Meine (VIDEO)

by canadiancontractor

Ever notice how your driveway, after a hot summer day, keeps radiating heat well into the evening? That’s thermal mass at work.

August 17, 2018 News

Craftsman leaps from the starting gate under new ownership

by John Bleasby

New products and new retail availability combines with a rich brand history