Monthly Archive:: March 2015

CCA forms prompt payment task force

The Canadian Construction Association (CCA) is putting Prompt Payment legislation in its cross-hairs through the formation of a special task force that will provide feedback for Ontario’s Construction Lien Act review.

2015 IRE a success in New Orleans

The NRCA’s 2015 International Roofing Expo (IRE) took place this February in New Orleans, welcoming 9,337 guests—42% of which were first-time registrants.

Drones pave the way for easier roof inspections

The unmanned aerial vehicle (UAVs, aka drone) is fast becoming a popular and effective tool in the roofing industry. This was most recently demonstrated out west, where drone technology was used to inspect the roof of the British Columbia Legislature.

2015 RoofTech product showcase

You’re invited to join 1,000 industry professionals at ROOFTech 2015 to experience 100+ exhibits at Canada’s largest roofing exposition. Here’s a peek at some of the leading-edge products you’ll see at ROOFTech…

Women becoming construction industry’s biggest boosters

A rising number of female role models are stepping up to pave the way for more young women,” according to BuildForce Canada, in recognition of March’s International Women’s Day and the difference women are making in the construction industry.

ROOFTech 2015 exhibitor spotlight

Considering the importance of roofing in constructing a new building or maintaining an existing one, you cannot afford to miss ROOFTech 2015. At the show you will have an opportunity to meet with technical experts from the leading companies that will be providing advice on how to improve efficiencies, solve problems, and retain clients.

Measuring the ROEE of sustainable roof insulation

Given today’s low energy prices, driven in part by excess supplies of oil and natural gas, it’s become a little more difficult to sell the value of high-R roof insulation based solely on traditional Return on Investment, or ROI. You can find a variety of studies that have examined the cost of additional roof insulation

Countdown to CRCA’s National Conference and AGM

CRCA’s 56th National Conference & Annual General Meeting is just around the corner! This spring, CRCA is welcoming to roofing world to the Pan Pacific Vancouver Hotel in BC from May 2-4 for three days of industry presentations, showcases, entertainment, and other event surprises.

Flynn Group’s Stephen Teal to represent CRCA on NRCA board

The National Roofing Contractors Association (NRCA) recently announced its 2015-16 board of directors, appointing Stephen Teal, manager of Flynn Group of Companies, as CRCA’s representative.

4 reasons young people should consider a career in the trades

One of the best ways into the trades is apprenticeship training, which offers advanced technical skills by combining on-the-job experience with intensive technical instruction leading to certification.