Monthly Archive:: December 2014

Roofing seminar: Empower employees with a culture of appreciation

After he took over as president of L. Marshall Roofing and Sheet Metal, Larry Marshall found out his hard-charging, Type A style was not the most effective way to lead his company. “I had to figure out a way to change,” he said. “I did it by putting other people first.”

2014 CRCA president’s holiday message

On behalf of CRCA and the Board of Directors, I would like to wish all of our members, provincial affiliates, and everyone involved in the roofing and construction industry a very merry Christmas and a happy New Year. I hope that each of you will relax and spend some quality time with your families and

CAF report: Educators call for better tools to teach skilled trades

With 91% of educators convinced skilled tradespeople will always be in demand, there is a strong case for connecting students to hands-on activities and accurate employment data, suggests a report released by the Canadian Apprenticeship Forum (CAF-FCA).

Report: 2015 construction forecast

Canadian Construction Association president Michael Atkinson, Bird Construction president Tim Talbott, and Ontario General Contractors Association president Clive Thurston were among the industry leaders who leant their insights and predictions to On-Site Magazine’s “2015 construction forecast” report.

CRCA’s Roofing Canada magazine available online

The latest issue of CRCA’s Roofing Canada magazine is now online. The 2014 Fall / Winter edition features discussions on key industry issues, the latest roofing news, CRCA updates, industry profiles, and much more.

Preparing for the arrival of Express Entry

With one month left to go before the launch of Canada’s Express Entry program, Citizenship and Immigration Minister Chris Alexander has announced updates to online program information and is encouraging employers to take notice of this incoming labour initiative.

Report: 20 upcoming private and government office building construction projects

The CMD Group published a list of the 10 largest upcoming private office building construction projects and the 10 largest upcoming government office building construction projects – totalling 20 significant builds slated for construction.

BuildForce Canada attracts new generation of skilled workers one click at a time

The first step to a new career in one of Canada’s fastest growing industries is just a few clicks away with the launch of a new, improved Careers in Construction website, announced this December by BuildForce Canada.

Entries for CRCA’s Roofing Canada Award close December 31

These are the final weeks to submit your entry for CRCA’s Roofing Canada Award. The Roofing Canada Award recognizes CRCA members for outstanding workmanship, innovation, service to the community, and service to the industry.

RCABC Report: Taking ownership of safety

The Roofing Contractors Association of British Columbia (RCABC)’s latest Roofing BC magazine issue is out, and with it a look at some of the workplace safety tools and programs available to roofers within the region. Check out writer Paddy Tennant’s analysis of WorkSafeBC, BC Construction Safety Alliance (BCCSA), and RCABC’s safety initiatives in “Taking Ownership of