Code changes that could save thousand$ Why they can’t—or won’t—get done even when they are smart, cost effective and timelyby canadiancontractor
“It’s a small wonder that many manufacturers of innovative products privately feel they are held hostage to the approvals agencies perpetuating their existence along with numerous fees, delays and other impediments to innovation.”
The problem employee: “He is stuck, running at about 60 per cent efficiency, dreading every day but doing the best he can.”by Robert Koci
“He is stuck, running at about 60 per cent efficiency, dreading every day but doing the best he can.”
Perfectionism versus excellenceby Steve Maxwell
“Don’t spend your time lookin’ around for something you want that can’t be found.”
Carpenters unions against the cash-deal industry? They are creating the problem in the first place, he arguesby canadiancontractor
“Unpaid taxes are only secondary to them. Most important is their salaries.”
Are the unions really interested in legit workplaces – or their job security?by canadiancontractor
Surely it’s both, no?
Comment about Bleasby’s article “kicking our addiction to A/C”by canadiancontractor
Casey Edge of the Victoria Residential Builders Association sends us some interesting links
Before you frame a shower enclosure, do this…by canadiancontractor
“It is not worth it any more to just fly blind,” says Mark Bernier
Two words that can improve your business – and your life – beyond measureby Steve Maxwell
“I consider it a privilege to work for clients, and you should, too.” These two words should be said as much as possible.
Passive House building is great buildingby Robert Koci
Here at Canadian Contractor, we are big fans of building tight, smart and well. No matter what you believe about Climate Change.
Quebec contractors in six trades can work in Ontario without bothering with OCOT, Questo points outby canadiancontractor
The Ontario College of Trades is supposed to be on the way out. But while we all wait for that, Quebec contractors can work in Ontario unhindered by OCOT, it appears
Water leaking in from the highest part of a basement built on bedrock?by canadiancontractor
Bedrock is great to build on, right? Not so fast. The water control issues can be challenging.
Sub trade asks for advice on how to get paid by his GCby canadiancontractor
The quote was fine. The P.O. was issued. The site foreman saw the job being successfully completed. Now the GC won’t pay up. What gives?
Can you open two companies to minimize WSIB premiums, reader asksby canadiancontractor
One would operate with a single contractor doing only residential jobs. The other company would take on commercial work as well, and pay its full share of WSIB.
A cousin of one of Mike Holmes’ crews has a message to all the critics…by canadiancontractor
“Mike loves his family, loves his friends and co-workers… and he is one of the best and most trustworthy contractors in Canada, if not the world.”
Not everyone thought all of our April Fool’s articles were funny. For example…by canadiancontractor
“What would it take to get this article removed?”
Even veteran construction safety expert Alec Caldwell got taken in by our April Fool’s fake news story on Mike Holmesby canadiancontractor
“It’s not what you’d expect from a so-called TV personality,” Alec writes
Our fake Mike Holmes story for April 1st ruffled feathers of a resident near Meadow Lake, SKby canadiancontractor
Eldon Gaw thought that the (joke) story about Mike Holmes creating a public disturbance ignored all the really great things about the real Meadow Lake, SK.
Reply from Casey Edge on how to educate public officials on housing factsby canadiancontractor
Boosting permit fees, etc. will only put housing further out of reach