Monthly Archive:: March 2014

Governments of Canada and British Columbia sign agreement in principle on Canada Job Grant

Jason Kenney, Minister of Employment and Social Development; and Shirley Bond, Minister of Jobs, Tourism and Skills Training and Minister Responsible for Labour, this month signed an agreement in principle on the Canada Job Grant.

COR coming to various transit projects

A Certificate of Recognition (COR) will be required for even more companies working for Ontario Infrastructure (IO) project owners, according to Infrastructure Health & Safety Association (IHSA) representatives at the recent COR Open House and Ontario General Contractors Association Leadership Conference.

CaCGB celebrates record year for LEED certifications

The Canada Green Building Council (CaGBC) announced that in 2013, there were more Canadian projects certified to LEED than in any prior year: a total of 574. This brings the total projects certified in Canada to 1484.

GRHC to host Toronto Green Roof Gathering on April 9

Green Roofs for Healthy Cities (GRHC) is inviting roofing professionals to attend its next Green Roof Gathering this April. These events provide an opportunity to network with green roof and wall professionals and get the latest information about industry developments.

Vancouver’s Bloedel Conservatory to get roof replacement

Vancouver’s Bloedel Floral Conservatory, a domed attraction that is home to over 200 free-flying birds and 500 exotic plants, will soon be fitted with a new roof.

New LTTR values and what they mean for roofing Industry professionals

The ASTM C1289 Standard Specification for Faced Rigid Cellular Polyisocyanurate Thermal Insulation Board (ASTM C1289-13) was recently updated and features important improvements regarding the prediction of long-term thermal resistance (LTTR) R-values (R) for polyiso roof insulation boards.

Prompt Payment Act scheduled for committee hearings

It’s been eight months since Bill 69, the Prompt Payment Act, passed second reading in parliament in May 2013, and now the high profile initiative has been scheduled for two public hearings at the Standing Committee on Regulations and Private Bills this March.

IBISWorld updates Roofing Contractors in Canada Market Research Report

Over the past five years, suppressed housing start levels and lower residential renovation expenditures hindered demand from the residential construction market. For these reasons, industry research firm IBISWorld has updated a report on the Roofing Contractors industry in its growing industry report collection. Recent environmental concerns have helped shed light on the importance of using

55th Annual Conference a “win” in Las Vegas

CRCA’s 55th Annual Conference in Las Vegas marked another big win for the North American roofing industry. Held in conjunction with the National Roofing Contractors Association (NRCA) 127th Annual Convention and International Roofing Expo, the event ran February 26 to 28 and welcomed delegates from both sides of the border for a three-day expo showcasing

BuildForce Canada: Mobility key to Canadian labour forecast

According to BuildForce Canada’s February 2014 report, Construction and Maintenance Looking Forward, mobilizing the country’s construction workers will be essential for filling labour gaps left by retirees. The study predicts the retiring workforce will increase replacement demands to 235,000 between 2014 and 2013, and that the industry will only attract 167,000 first-time entrants to the