Monthly Archive:: August 2014
The Canadian Standards Association (CSA) is preparing to update the standards surrounding one of construction’s most iconic pieces of equipment: the hard hat.
Alan De Sousa, mayor of Montreal’s Saint-Laurent area, is pressing Quebec’s housing authority to move forward on its pledge to publish construction guidelines for green roofs.
According to the Canadian Mortgage and Housing Corporation‘s (CMHC) third quarter 2014 Housing Market Outlook, Canada Edition, housing activity will continue to be supported by economic and demographic fundamentals for the rest of 2014 and into 2015.
The biggest buzzword in technology today is “big data.” What does it mean, why is it important, and why is everyone talking about it? Big data is nothing more than a collection of records. It can be a collection list, a list of past customers, accounting numbers, time sheets, or any list with similar fields.
CRCA recently issued two advisory bulletins; one highlighting the potential hazards of roof loading and the second outlining the need for preventative maintenance in order to protect the long term performance of a roof system.
Reed Construction Data released a report analyzing construction activity within two of Canada’s major, non-residential building categories: total ICI (industrial, commercial, and institutional) starts and engineering work.
The town of Gravenhurst is planning to invest over $375,000 in roof repairs for several major public buildings. According to city officials, a bulk of the the funds will be used to make critical repairs to the Muskoka Boat and Heritage Centre, with the remainder spent on key facilities throughout the Muskokan region.
There is a world of new roofing-oriented enterprise systems, GPS apps, energy-saving roofing systems, and aerial imaging systems. While these technologies may be new, there is nothing new about this topic.
To sell or not to sell: that is the question for CRCA members. Should you be taking advantage of the hot used vehicle market by selling some of the vehicles in your fleet?
Cindott Inc. has announced that Rick Pollard has officially taken over the role of one of the main instructors for the Roofing Technology, Maintenance and Inspection Training Course. Pollard takes over from Peter Zahradnik, who recently retired from the instructor role.