Last time I checked there was NOT a hammer and sickle on our flagby Steve Payne
The last of our “bash the MTO” series. That wasn’t our intent, but wow, are some of you seriously angry at the Ontario’s vehicle safety cops.
(Ministry of Transportation cops) ARE vulturesby Steve Payne
“$1,500 of tickets (from the MTO) one day… and then a month later, another $1,000 in tickets for things they apparently didn’t catch the previous time.”
Strategies for competing with Fly-By-Nightersby Steve Payne
Fly-By-Nighters, Trunk Slammers, Cash Guys, The Underground… whatever you call them, they are everywhere these days – trying to outbid you by 30 to 40 per cent. Here are some ways that established, above-board, legitimate contractors are competing with this hidden marketplace.
From commercial pilot to general contractor (3): Half-load restrictions, Half-speed constructionby John Bleasby
Retired pilot John Bleasby gives us his third of a series of blogs about the home he is building north of Toronto. In this blog, he talks about the delays he experienced this spring waiting for building materials to arrive in trucks hampered by half-load restrictions on township roads.
500 of Canada's best young trades students and apprentices head to Skills Canada National Competitionby Steve Payne
Construction is just one of the six different sectors of the competition. The winners will head to the 43rd World Skills Competition in Sao Paulo, Brazil
BONE Structure's light steel frame house in Caledon, Ont. "inspired from LEGO and Meccano"by Steve Payne
There are currently more than 150 Bone Structure homes in Quebec and a few more across the country. The company has big plans to become a household name in the construction industry.
Smokey bear returns and bites again: Part 2by Alec Caldwell
If you are driving a commercial vehicle or truck, the consequences for having an expired license sticker can be severe. Once the Ministry of Transport inspector gets you pulled over by the side of the road, you are going to get a lesson on all the hundreds of rules and regulations for commercial vehicles, many of which you may not know about. And it can cost you thousands of dollars in fines.
Home Hardware rolling out its contractor trade showsby Robert Koci
Home Hardware’s contractor shows are now rolling out across Canada. They offer a chance to see hot new products, watch demos, and network with your fellow construction professionals
Smokey Bear lies in waitby Alec Caldwell
The Ministry of Transportation can derail your day with a fine. And they can even derail your livelihood if they impound your vehicle.
The Big Orange goes Greenby Robert Koci
The Home Depot has partnered with the U.S. Green Building Council to provide a Green Home Products Database.