Monthly Archive:: August 2014

CSA reevaluating hard hat standards

The Canadian Standards Association (CSA) is preparing to update the standards surrounding one of construction’s most iconic pieces of equipment: the hard hat.

Montreal’s Saint-Laurent borough pushing for green roof policy

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.

CMHC forecasts “soft landing” for Canadian housing market

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.

Seven ways to use big data in the roofing industry

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 publishes new advisory bulletins

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.

Report: Construction trends in Canada

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.

Roof repairs planned for Muskoka public buildings

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. 

New roofing technology is changing the game

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.

Keeping CRCA members rolling

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 announces Rick Pollard as new roofing training instructor

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.