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Federal budget notes for contractors

The federal government released its 2021 budget on April 19. Here are some highlights of special interest to the window and door industry.

IKO roofing products now available on BSD SpecLink

IKO has announced that its steep-slope product lineup is now available on the Building Systems Design (BSD) SpecLink platform.

Building materials update for LBM industry & WRLA partners

In response to feedback from various industry partners,the Western Retail Lumber Association has prepared the following update on the current situation facing the building materials industry.
Owens Corning

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The Hammer Podcast

The Hammer Episode #13: The Afro-Canadian Contractors Association – Sephton Spence, ACCA

Black Canadians have been part of our construction industry for as long as there’s been one, including many Black-owned contracting businesses. Now, a new organization known as the Afro-Canadian Contractors Association has come along to raise awareness of the good work they do, promote their inclusion and fair treatment and to help its members take advantage of the opportunities out there in our industry. Some grotesque incidents at Ontario jobsites last year attracted revulsion across the country, promoting construction leaders as high up as Geoff Smith at EllisDon to call for a focus on eliminating racism in Canadian construction. So it seemed like a good time to invite the president of the ACCA, Sephton Spence, to join The Hammer to tell us all about the new association and the proud history of Black construction work in Canada. » Listen now

Begin your journey to become a trained Nudura ICF Installer

To cater to our customer's training needs, we are excited to announce the launch of the Nudura Online Training Course!

The NEW Nudura Insulated Concrete Form (ICF) Online Training Course provides participants basic Nudura ICF installation skills for building concrete homes and light commercial structures. The course includes design considerations, prescriptive design tables and exercises, installation, construction practices, and more.

It consists of 6 MODULES that can be completed on your own time and is FREE of cost.

To begin your journey to become a trained Nudura ICF Installer. » Register today

Project Manager

Powell Contracting is looking to add a Project Manager to its team based out of their Aurora office. » Read more

Architectural Technician or Technologist

Amsted Design-Build is in search of an experienced residential Architectural Technician or Technologist with a minimum of 5 years of residential experience, who will work collaboratively with our design-build team in preparing detailed Revit or AutoCAD concept and finished construction drawings. » Read more

Carpenters, Apprentices, Labourers & First Aid Attendant

IWCD is currently hiring for the following positions in the Victoria area: Carpenters, Apprentice Carpenters, Labourers, Level 3 First Aid Attendant. » Read more

Paint Smarter With Rust-Oleum® ULTIMATE Turbo Enamel

This innovative product sprays up to 25 cm (10") wide allowing for faster project completion making it ideal for large projects and applies 4 times faster than traditional spray paints. Available in Gloss Black & Gloss White, this ULTIMATE formula provides the best-possible corrosion protection with easy application, long-lasting colour, gloss and durability. Save time and money on your next project, choose Rust-Oleum ULTIMATE Turbo Enamel. » Learn more

The Buildings Show

Dates: Dec. 1 - 3, 2021 » More info