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Local development processes affecting housing affordability

CHBA 2022 Municipal Benchmarking Report outlines how municipal processes, fees and charges are impacting housing affordability and supply in Canada.

Residential building construction leads November decrease

Investment in building construction declined in November, with the biggest decrease seen in the single-family homes component.

Construction titles trending on 2023 top jobs list

Randstad Canada ranks construction project manager and mechanical engineer among the top 15 most in-demand jobs for 2023.

CREA updates resale housing market forecast

The Canadian Real Estate Association now forecasts a decline in national home price and purchases in 2023, with a turnaround going into 2024.
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The Hammer Episode #35: The application of ICFs – Brian Corder, BuildBlock Building Systems

Insulating Concrete Forms (ICFs) have been around for more than 40 years. In addition to their use for basements and foundation walls, Canadian builders are now using the technology to go up several storeys as well. The Hammer staff caught up with Brian Corder, CEO and president of BuildBlock Building Systems and chair of the Marketing Committee of the Insulating Concrete Forms Manufacturers Association (ICFMA), to get him to share some great insights, and some technical details. » Listen now...

The Hammer Episode #34: Meet The New Guy – Adam Freill, Canadian Contractor editor

Patrick Flannery, editor of the Canadian Contractor B2B channels for the past 2 ½ years bid farewell to us last month. He sat down to welcome Adam Freill, the new editor of Canadian Contractor. Freill is a veteran media professional with background in a variety of construction sectors. Freill joins The Hammer to introduce himself and talk about the role of B2B media in our businesses; the big trends he sees in the industry; and his plans for 2023 and beyond. » Listen now...


Burlington, Ont.,-based construction company, Catlin Inc. is seeking a Red Seal/journeyman carpenter for custom homes, additions and full-home renovations. Key responsibilities include managing the jobsite when the site supervisor is not on site and accurately framing structures. Compensation ranges between $30 to $35 per hour. » Apply now

Fleet Manager

Henderson Construction in Port Hope, Ont., is also seeking a fleet manager to assist the team. The fleet manager will be responsible for assisting in the recruitment of quality drivers into the fleet as well as vehicle inspection, servicing and maintenance scheduling. » Apply now

Dispatch/Accounting Admin

Henderson Construction in Port Hope, Ont., is also seeking a dispatch/accounting administrator to support its growing team. The administrator will be asked to drive to and from the jobsite/office, located in Port Hope and is expected to assist HR with training and for employee clearances for work sites. » Apply now