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WSIB updates financial relief package

To continue to help reduce the financial burden on businesses during the COVID-19 pandemic, the Workplace Safety and Insurance Board has announced any repayment of deferred WSIB premiums will not begin before January 2021.

Fenestration Conversations episode #12: A Fork in the Road: Ben Francis and Nick Schock of Red Pelican Building Science

For decades, fabricators, standards writers and code authorities have preferred prescriptive rules: here are the minimum characteristics your product must have in order to comply. That may be about to change as code writers look for ways to introduce energy efficiency standards into building codes.

EMC launches pandemic recovery coaching program for Canadian manufacturers

Excellence in Manufacturing Consortium (EMC) recognizes the importance of maintaining high level resources, services and support for Canadian manufacturers. In partnership with National Research Council of Canada Industrial Research Assistance Program (NRC IRAP), and as a result of the pandemic, JP Giroux, President of Excellence in Manufacturing Consortium stated, “EMC is launching a Canada-wide initiative that will leverage knowledge from subject matter experts to support the entire Canadian manufacturing sector in their pandemic recovery. This program will help manufacturers better understand the current situations they face, and identify and deploy a clear path forward. It is imperative that we come together and support the expanse of our manufacturing network.”

2020 CDBI Virtual Conference announced

The Canadian Design-Build Institute will be hosting its annual conference on October 22, 28, and 29 virtually due to the COVID-19 pandemic. This virtual event will be attended by and accessible to members of all sectors of the Canadian construction industry – including owners, consultants, contractors, and providers of allied services. The conference is intended to further promote the use of the design-build method of project delivery.
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