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January: Sexton Group’s Frank Bayuk announces retirement

Eric Palmer, Vice President and General Manager is pleased to announce that Frank Bayuk has retired after 15 years with Sexton Group. Frank joined the Sexton Group in 2007 and has been in the building materials industry for over 35 years.

February: Residential permits surge in 2021

The total value of building permits in the fourth quarter of 2021 jumped 10.3 per cent to a new high of $33.1 billion. This surpassed the previous record of $31.5 billion set in the first quarter of 2021.

March: Alberta passes prompt payment law

Provincial act sets out timelines and rules for payments and liens.

April: 2020 National Model building code released

The 2020 version provides an updated set of model construction codes that will make Canadian homes and buildings safer and more accessible, while responding to climate change.

May: 15,000 residential construction workers on strike in Ontario

Members of Liuna Local 183 in Ontario have gone on strike following expiration of their collective bargaining agreement on April 30.

June: Saint-Gobain plans to create first zero-carbon wallboard manufacturing site in North America

Saint-Gobain has announced plans to invest $91 million to upgrade equipment at its wallboard manufacturing facility in Montreal.
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January: Home of the future

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February: Installing the smart home

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March: Creative Eye: Millwork Magic

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April: Chain of mistrust – Gaps in enforcement of asbestos rules


May: Leading Edge: Lessons learned from BC


June: Hot stuff: Basic facts about hot water supply

The Hammer 

January: The Hammer Episode #23: Trading Up – Hon. Monte McNaughton, Ontario Minister of Labour, Training and Skills Development

The Ontario Minister of Labour, Training and Skills Development, Monte McNaughton, joins The Hammer to explain the newly formed Skilled Trades Ontario agency, which replaces the Ontario College of Trades as the apprenticeship and skilled trades regulator for the province. » Listen now...

February: 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. » Listen now...

March: The Hammer Episode #25: The Case Against Tax Fraud – Mike Yorke, Carpenters District Council of Ontario

Mike Yorke, director of public affairs for the Carpenters District Council of Ontario joins The Hammer to talk about the CDCO’s No Tax Fraud awareness raising campaign and make his argument for contractors playing it above board, especially when it comes to larger projects and payroll taxes. » Listen now...

April: The Hammer Episode #26: The Other Pandemic

Last year in Ontario, 30 percent of all the working people who died from opioid overdose worked in the construction industry. Jan Chappel, a senior occupational health and safety specialist with CCOHS, joined The Hammer to give us some advice on what to look for in employee behaviour that might indicate a problem; how to address the issue; and where to find the resources both you and your employee might need. » Listen now...

May: The Hammer Episode #27: What’s In The NBC? – Gord Cooke, Building Knowledge

Gord Cooke of Building Knowledge joins The Hammer to explain what’s in the 2020 National Building Code, especially the tiered energy efficiency requirements that will probably soon be the law throughout the land. We’ve known about much of this for some time, but now it’s here to inform our product designs for years to come. » Listen now...

June: The Hammer Episode #28: Building Ontario – Luca Bucci, Ontario Home Builders Association

Recorded the day after Ontario returned Doug Ford’s Progressive Conservatives to majority government, Luca Bucci, CEO of the OHBA, joined The Hammer to register the association’s official reaction to the new government and share his thoughts on what should happen and what might happen going forward. » Listen now...

National Field Support Manager

PuroClean, a Mississauga-based company that specializes in water and fire damage restoration, mould remediation, biohazard cleanup and emergency work is seeking a national field support manager. The manager will be responsible for providing operational support and technical guidance for the company’s locations across Canada. » Apply now

Project Manager

Catlin, a Burlington-based construction company is seeking a project manager for custom homes, additions and full-home renovations. Applicants should have construction knowledge, project management education and capability to travel to job sites for inspections. » Apply now

Industrial Mechanic Millwright

CMM Maintenance and Millwright Services is currently seeking experienced Industrial Maintenance Millwrights to join its team. Applicants must be mechanically inclined, with a previous background in the mining sector. The company is based in Northern Ontario. » Apply now