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Alberta passes prompt payment law

Alberta has amended its Builders’ Lien Act to include a 28-day period for project owners to pay general contractors and a seven-day period for contractors to pay subcontractors once they are paid. It also puts in place an adjudication process allowing payment disputes to be resolved more quickly than through courts.

Wolseley Canada donates a portion of toilet sales to support clean water initiatives

To celebrate World Plumbing Day on Friday March 11, 2022, and World Water Day on March 22, Wolseley Canada announces a portion of all toilet sales will be donated to Water First, an organization dedicated to working collaboratively with Indigenous communities in Canada to address water challenges through education and training.

Value of building permits falls in January: StatsCan

The total value of building permits decreased 8.8% to $10.1 billion in January. The residential sector fell 11.6% to $6.7 billion, while the non-residential sector declined 2.7% to $3.4 billion.
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SFA Saniflo

Non-clogging Above-the-Floor Vortex Lift Stations!

Simplex and duplex vortex systems for residential and commercial applications. Our Sanicubic range provides superior performance and absolute reliability. The easy installation of Saniflo lifting stations allows you to add multiple fixtures and bathrooms to a residence or building in a timely manner, without breaking concrete or finished floor, eliminating any possible mess and without compromising structural integrity of the home or building. A cost-effective way to install extra bathroom facilities and plumbing fixtures virtually anywhere.
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The Hammer Podcast

The Hammer Episode #24: All In This Together: Jennifer Khan, EllisDon

Jennifer Khan is EllisDon’s director of diversity and inclusion. She joined The Hammer to talk about why one of Canada’s largest general contractors has devoted serious resources to furthering the cause of greater acceptance of all identify groups in workplaces and the industry. We touch on just what diversity and inclusion means and how EllisDon is trying to advance the cause. We get into some assessment of the scale of the problem of intolerance in Canada and where the industry could improve. We discuss hiring quotas and whether they are a part of a diversity and inclusion strategy. And we talk about some things that contractors smaller than EllisDon can do to make their workplaces more inclusive. » Listen now...
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One Tough Sandpaper. One Smooth Finish.

GATOR Finishing Products are designed for both professional and DIY customers. GATOR offers a wide variety of performance designed, durable, and high-quality abrasives including sandpaper sheets, fiber discs, sanding belts, sanding sponges, and our unique line of Zip® sanding products. GATOR products are easy to use, durable and 100% made in North America.

Whether you are hand or power sanding, cutting & grinding or even refinishing your floors … you are sure to find just the right combination of abrasives and tools to help you Sand With Confidence™ from Gator® Finishing.
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Restitution for loss of licenses under OCOT?

“Questo” wants to know if he’s going to be reimbursed for the business he lost after he refused to sign on with the old Ontario College of Trades, now that the province has admitted it had problems and replaced it with Skilled Trades Ontario. » Read more...

Former educator suspects bureaucratic agenda

“Sparky” is unimpressed with the new Skilled Trades Ontario organization and suspects more of the same as long as government is involved in regulating and subsidizing apprentices. » Read more...

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...
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In-Floor Heating with Nudura HYDROFOAM®

Nudura HYDROFOAM® is a 4 ft x 4 ft (1219mm x 1219mm) molded expanded polystyrene insulation board with a multi-directional anchoring design for radiant in-floor heating. HYDROFOAM is a 2-in-1 product to insulate under concrete slabs and offers efficient installation of radiant heat tubing. HYDROFOAM allows for faster installation times and a secure fit. » Learn more

Architectural Designer/Architectural Design Technician

Quantum Passivhaus is a Designer and Prefabricator of high-performance passive house buildings. We are a team based, forward thinking company and constantly focused on building innovation. » 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...

Carpenter / Renovator

Hughes Brothers Construction is looking to hire an experienced Carpenter to join our team. We offer a positive work environment while ensuring the workmanship our clients receive is the best product. » Apply now...