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Sept. 23, 2014 - EACOM Timber Corporation welcomes the announcement from the Government of Ontario to implement changes to the Ontario Building Code (OBC) to allow the use of wood-frame construction in buildings of up to six-storeys.
Sept. 3, 2014 - A record 1.3 million Canadians, or 1 in 14 workers, now make their living in construction, BuildForce Canada announced today, as the country gets set to celebrate Labour Day and the contribution of its workers.
Aug. 19, 2014 - Premier Kathleen Wynne was in Stratford along with Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs Minister Jeff Leal on Monday to announce how the Ontario government is going to provide small, rural and northern municipalities with stable, annual funding needed to build and repair essential core infrastructure.
Glazing contractors in Ontario beware, and be proactive.  On July 1, 2014, Ontario Regulation 297/13 took effect as part of the Occupational Health and Safety Act (OHSA) under the heading “Occupational Health and Safety Awareness and Training.”
I suspect that by the time you read this you will have seen a number of headlines about climate change and, more specifically, the new carbon emission tax recently introduced in the U.S.
The federal CASL laws go too far.
July 10, 2014 - Municipalities issued building permits worth $6.9 billion in May, up 13.8 per cent from April. This followed a 2.2 per cent rise in the previous month. The increase in May resulted primarily from higher construction intentions for commercial buildings in Ontario and Manitoba, as well as multi-family dwellings in British Columbia. The total value of permits has been on a slight upward trend since the beginning of 2014.
June 19, 2014 - The Canadian green building market is poised to see strong growth over the next three years, with surveyed Canadian firms expecting to grow their green practices from one third in 2014, to one half by 2017. These findings are part of a new report prepared by McGraw Hill Construction and commissioned by the Canada Green Building Council.
June 6, 2014 - Canada stands as the largest international market for LEED green buildings and boasts more square meters of LEED-certified space than any other nation outside the United States, according to a new report released today by the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC). 
I’m really getting tired of paying bills and seriously considering just not paying them any more.
A new North-American trade association was formed early this year, and it immediately attracted my attention because of its focus on controlling the impact of moisture on buildings.
The window/wall ratio (WWR) controversy in the ICI building community is an ongoing one and a proposal to reduce the percentage was defeated last January.
Your responses to our reader survey raises great points.
May 21, 2014 - Come this July, your ability to use email as a marketing or fundraising tool will be significantly restricted. Canada’s Anti-Spam Legislation (CASL) comes into effect July 1 and with it some of the world’s strictest anti-spam rules. For a better idea of how these new rules will affect your email marketing campaigns to both consumers and other businesses, download the Anti-Spam Toolkit or a checklist for CASL-compliant email marketing here.
May 6, 2014 - The American Architectural Manufacturers Association (AAMA) has released the AAMA 2013/2014 Study of the U.S. Market for Windows, Doors and Skylights. This annual report delivers timely information on residential and nonresidential market trends and product relationships for windows, doors, skylights, curtain walls and storefronts.
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