Monthly Archive:: May 2014

Quebec’s CSST launches fall prevention campaign

The Commission de la santé et de la sécurité du travail (CSST) in Quebec  recently launched a new campaign that aims to prevent falls on construction sites. Falls are an important part of the injuries recorded in this industry, and those injuries are often severe — even fatal.

Canada named top LEED country

The U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) has named Canada the top country for Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) certified projects as of April 2014.

Saskatchewan Roughriders’ new stadium to be “roof ready”

Plans for the Saskatchewan Roughriders’ new Mosaic Stadium have been announced, revealing a “roof-ready” design that allows for the installation of either a fixed roof or retractable roof down the road.

Report: Canada’s soft job market a result of retiring baby boomers, not discouraged workers

Canada’s aging workforce may already be affecting the country’s labour market. So says economist Nathan Jansen in a new Royal Bank of Canada (RBC) report that suggests soft job growth and a slip in labour participation rates may not be a result of Canadians giving up the job hunt, but rather the fact that baby

Identifying Canada’s long-term job growth

CanaData‘s chief economist Alex Carrick recently pooled employment statistics from across Canada to provide a snapshot of the country’s labour trends from 1976 to 2013.

CMHC report predicts support for new building activity

The Canadian Mortgage and Housing Corporation (CMHC) released its second quarter 2014 Housing Market Outlook, Canada Edition, predicting healthy support for new building activity now and in the year ahead.

Report: More than half of Canadians not interested in moving for employment

A report by the Canadian Employee Relocation Council (CERC) suggests more than half of Canadians have no interest in moving within Canada for employment opportunities, regardless of incentives.

Members in the news: Carlisle SynTec Systems wins IRE product award

Carlisle SynTec Systems’ Sure-Flex™ KEE HP PVC was honoured with the Best New Product award at the 2014 International Roofing Expo Product Showcase. A panel of industry experts selected Carlisle’s KEE HP PVC as the roofing industry’s Best New Product for its excellent performance characteristics.

Case study: Drone used for US roof inspections

A roofing company out of Lincoln, Nebraska, is experimenting with unmanned aircrafts for roofing estimates. The aircraft (aka “drone”) is being used to conduct safer and simpler analysis of clients’ roofs using on-board technology that allows crews to record and watch high-resolution video.

Report: April 2014 housing starts in Canada

Housing starts in Canada were trending at 183,515 units in April compared to 184,602 in March, according to Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation (CMHC). The trend is a six-month moving average of the monthly seasonally adjusted annual rates (SAAR)(1) of housing starts.