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Update on 2020 NBC release

The Canadian Commission on Building and Fire Codes (CCBFC) has recently concluded its code development process for the next edition of the National Building Code of Canada, and has approved all final updates for the next editions of the national model codes.

Valspar releases 2022 Colours of the Year

Valspar has announced its 2022 Colours of the Year with 12 trend-worthy and forward-thinking natural shades that evoke warmth, calm and comfort.

The Hammer episode #22: 2021 in the rearview – Navneet Matharu, Canadian Contractor brand manager

Now for something completely different. Our brand manager, Navneet Matharu, joins The Hammer to take a look back at 2021, a look ahead to 2022 and a peek behind the curtain at what the Canadian Contractor B2B channel does and how it does it. Nav spends her days talking to your suppliers across the industry and thinking about how to help them communicate with you, so no one is better positioned to talk about the concerns and trends driving our business today. Happy New Year and all the best from the team at Canadian Contractor!
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5 Tips on Optimizing Your Growth Plan Post-Pandemic

As the year draws to a close, it’s time for you to start thinking about how your business can grow in 2022. If you’re like most contractors, the pandemic has brought your business a lot of unprecedented challenges in the form of changed consumer behaviour as well as supply chain and logistics issues. Luckily, we’ve put together five tips that will help you get ahead of your competitors and enjoy growth post-pandemic in 2022.
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Limit the role of regulators

Mark would like to see the new Skilled Trades Ontario take on a simple role as a training administrator rather than a certifier. » Read more...

What’s the point of the ESA?

Paul wonders what function the ESA serves, since contractors remain liable for accidents even if a job has a permit. » Read more...

Drip cap caveat

Richard agrees with our window installation experts in “Window and Door Installation Done Right” for the most part, but points out that drip cap and membrane can cause more problems than they solves under some circumstances. » Read more...

Intermediate Project Manager & Estimator

COPCAN Civil LP. is seeking a Project Manager & Estimator to join our team. The ideal candidate would have anywhere between 2-10 years of experience in the construction or engineering industry. » Apply now...

Building Serviceperson 1 - Carpenter

The Building Serviceperson 1 performs general repair, maintenance, renovation and alterations of University buildings, furnishings and structures, contributing towards providing a safe and accessible, invitingly clean and comfortable, functionally-enriched and well-maintained campus environment through service excellence. » Apply now...

Senior Construction Estimator

The newly created Senior Construction Estimator role is for an active, hands-on individual who has field experience in the industrial, commercial, or institutional industries (ICI). » Apply now...