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Mirka Canada

Modestly optimistic outlook for 2023

Labour shortages, technology and the impact of net-zero policies remain hot topics as panel looks at Canadian construction forecast for 2023.

Ontario resident fined for wrongful installation

The director of Lucky Air Systems was fined $7,000 plus a 25 per cent victim surcharge for installing a natural gas furnace without the proper authorization.

Waterloo construction business wins WSIB award

Just Working Construction won $10,000 in the WSIB’s 2022 awards honouring leadership in health and safety.

OSTA appoints new chair

Steven Crombie set to guide organization representing skilled tradespeople in Ontario for the coming year.
The Answer Company

Cloud technology can help you recession-proof your construction business.

Are you seeking for guidance on how to survive the predicted 2023 recession? Are you having trouble managing the financial pressures? We have the solution for you!

On February 14, 2023, at 10:00 am PT / 1:00 pm ET, join The Answer Company Tech expert, Darren Redies, to learn how a cloud-based tech stack can improve productivity, harmonize workflows, and boost profitability for your construction business.

See how your business can benefit from Acumatica Construction Edition in light of the present financial difficulties the construction sector is facing.
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The Hammer 

The Hammer Episode #18: It’s Easy to be Greener – Ruth Talbot, Natural Resources Canada

After years of discussions, roadmaps, studies and conferences, NRCan has settled on the route it wants to take to encourage Canadians to upgrade their homes for higher energy efficiency. The Greener Homes initiative was announced in 2020. In this episode from 2021, senior director for the program, Ruth Talbot, joins The Hammer to explain the rebate program, what homeowners can get back in rebates, what projects might qualify, how the Energuide evaluations work and more. Green Homes Grants could be a powerful tool in our sales toolbox for years to come. » Listen now...

The Hammer Episode #35: The Application of ICF – Brian Corder, BuildBlock Building Systems and the ICFMA

In Case You Missed It: 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. To learn more about the possibilities, 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...

Construction Project Manager

Edge Group in Woodbridge, Ont. Is seeking a construction project manager with three to five years’ experience in a similar role. The company is a full-service general contracting and building restoration company that specializes in curtainwall, masonry, balcony and parking structure for commercial institutional and residential properties. » Apply now

Lead Carpenter

Eagleview Construction in Kitchener, Ont., is seeking a lead carpenter for a crew of two to three carpenters working on high-end residential projects. The ideal candidate has three to five years’ experience in residential renovations/construction and experience leading junior level labourers/carpenters (considered an asset). » Apply now

Site Supervisor

Eagleview Construction in Kitchener, Ont., is seeking a site supervisor for a crew of two to three carpenters working on high-end residential projects. The ideal candidate has minimum five years’ experience in residential renovations and experience leading a team. The company promises a great salary with a generous bonus structure. » Apply now