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New report calls for putting solar on 1/3 of all Canadian homes to help achieve net-zero

The Canadian Renewable Energy Association (CanREA) has published a national market outlook for rooftop and on-site solar—also known as behind-the meter (BTM) solar—which calls for scaling up rooftop solar by 20-40 times to help Canada achieve net-zero targets.

Federal government launches housing design catalogue initiative

This new initiative will help accelerate the delivery of homes by standardizing housing designs, starting with low-rise construction. It will explore a potential catalogue to support higher density construction, such as mid-rise buildings, and different forms of housing construction, such as modular and prefabricated homes.

B.C. adopts building codes aimed at enhancing safety, accessibility and climate resiliency

B.C. has adopted the British Columbia Building and Fire Codes (BC Codes 2024), which are designed to enhance building safety and make new structures more sustainable, resilient and accessible. Updates to the building code include a focus on accessibility, mass-timber construction and radon safety.


Best practices in Net-Zero home design

The Canadian construction industry is uniquely poised to assert itself as a leader in high-performance construction for cold climates. The present housing situation is ripe for the opportunity to use novel approaches and model a greener future. Net-zero building is one of the dominant approaches in sustainable construction right now and will undoubtedly become more widespread in the near future as it brings together a reduction in energy consumption and renewable power generation. By Mike Anderson. » Read more...

Construction industry must embrace technology and digital tools

The Canadian construction industry is presently living in a golden era of change – a time of accelerated technological progress. It is critical that we embrace new digital tools, technical aids, artificial intelligence, digital twinning, and virtual reality software, as other industries have done. New technologies won’t suddenly solve all of our immediate problems, but they could play a pivotal role in addressing the housing supply and affordability crisis. By Richard Lyall. » Read more...
The Hammer podcast 

The Hammer Episode #42: Let’s talk support – with Melanie Winter and Lea Valcourt, Support Ontario Youth

Facing a dynamic shift in every facet, the construction industry find itself in need of a revamping when it comes to the future of its workforce. From Support Ontario Youth, interim executive director Melanie Winter and program management lead Lea Valcourt join this episode of the Hammer to chat about their organization and its initiatives in supporting the future of construction labour. Winter and Valcourt touch on the crucial role that relationship building plays in progressing in the industry and share success stories of their boot camps. They also discuss adaptability and the key goals, priorities and future of Support ... » Listen now!

The Hammer Epsiode #41: Cyber-security on site – with Wayne Dorris, Axis Communications

Cyber-attacks in construction are on the rise. Bad actors are finding this an attractive industry to target as they can access data and cause business interruptions, and even demand payment of a ransom. As construction companies and their construction sites become increasingly connected, any device connected to the network presents a potential cybersecurity risk, and a robust approach to reducing this exposure is essential. In this episode of the Hammer, Wayne Dorris, program manager for cyber security at Axis Communications, talks strategies for mitigating security risks on the construction site. » Listen now!

Industry news 

Construction sector sees an increase in employment through November

Statistic Canada's Labour Force Survey found the employment increased in construction by 16,000 workers, a one per cent increase. While employment declined in construction through the spring and summer of 2023, gains in October and November brought employment levels in the sector to within 15,000 of the peak reached in January 2023. » Read more...

New federal prompt payment legislation to protect construction workers

Canada's federal prompt payment legislation has come into effect, as announced by  Jean-Yves Duclos, Minister of Public Services and Procurement. The legislation aims to  address long-standing construction industry concerns, including the timeliness of payments, protecting vital construction jobs and making it easier to do business with the Government of Canada. » Read More...


Carpenter Foreman

Beam Craft, located in North Vancouver, B.C., are seeking a foreman to manage projects in British Columbia. » Apply now

Skilled Labourer - Carpentry

T&T Building Products Inc., located in the south part of London, Ont., is seeking a skilled labourer who will be responsible for assisting with the production of PVC/Vinyl Columns and Garage Door Frames. » Apply now


Homestar Inc., located in Quispamsis, N.B., is seeking a licensed plumber. » Apply now

HVAC Manager

JJ&A Mechanical Ltd. is looking for an Experienced HVAC Manager to join their team in Metro Vancouver, Fraser Valley, and surrounding areas. » Apply now