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January 14, 2021  

Report shares methods for measuring loss of labour productivity

White Paper commissioned by MCAA, NECA and SMACNA presents ways contractor firms can quantify loss of productivity on contract work due to
COVID-19 or other unforeseen causes.

January 13, 2021  

The Troubles I Have Seen

Sharp eyesight, an inquisitive mind and deductive reasoning are all required when solving HVAC problems.

December 2, 2020  

Be Heard: Ontario is replacing its College of Trades – What would you like to see?

HRAI is inviting individuals related to the HVAC/R industry to online sessions on Wednesday, December 16th to share their thoughts on how Ontario’s skilled trades sector should be governed.

September 10, 2020  

Why Subs Can’t Afford to Leave Data Behind

When it comes to data ownership in the construction

August 18, 2020  

Building Readiness Guide Update from ASHRAE

The Building Readiness Guide includes additional information and clarifications so that owners can avoid operating their HVAC systems 24/7.

June 3, 2020  

New Rep for Weil-McLain in Manitoba/Thunder Bay

Winnipeg-based Hydron-Aire Ltd. has taken on the representation of the Weil-McLain Canada territory from Fernando Carreiro who is retiring after 15 years as the region’s agent.

May 21, 2020  

NRCan offers limited time 25% subsidy on HRAI virtual training courses

The NRCAN subsidy is being offered for a limited time between May 19th and June 30th, 2020 or until the subsidy is exhausted.

May 12, 2020  

Technical Safety BC moves to all digital design registration

Design registration can now be submitted online for boilers and pressure equipment, welding, procedures, and gas technologies.

May 7, 2020  

In Conversation: Helping the homeless and adapting to new realities during the pandemic

We spoke with Michael Storfer and Carolina Lorenz of NEXT Supply, the plumbing and hydronics wholesaler in the Greater Toronto Area, about maintaining its commitments to its customers, co-workers and community in these challenging times.

April 30, 2020  

In Conversation: Community Outreach During Covid-19

Calgary’s Ace Plumbing and Heating is offering free pick-up and delivery of groceries and complimentary replacement furnace filters and water softener salt to comfort clients during COVID-19. We speak with company owner Jack Devetten.

April 22, 2020  

In Conversation: Managing the Curveballs During the COVID-19 Pandemic

In conversation with Justin Boisvert, owner of Bi-Temp Ltd. In Belleville, Ont., a residential and commercial HVAC contractor and service provider.

April 2, 2020  

Feds release details of the Canada Emergency Wage Subsidy

The subsidy will apply at a rate of 75% of the first $58,700 normally earned by employees (up to $847/week) lasting for a 12-week period, from March 15 to June 6, 2020. Employers must suffer a drop in gross revenues of at least 30% in March, April or May, compared to 2019, to be eligible.

March 30, 2020  

Feds announce further support for small businesses during COVID-19 crisis

New measures include a 75% wage subsidy for qualifying businesses, for up to three months, retroactive to March 15, 2020.

March 17, 2020  

Understanding adjudication

What construction stakeholders need to know to navigate Ontario’s new adjudication system.

March 4, 2020  

Right Time acquires London, Ont.-based M&K Climate Care

This is the second acquisition completed by Right Time since announcing its 50/50 partnership with Toronto-based private equity firm Clairvest Group.

February 11, 2020  

Cleaner restrooms increase customer spending, Bradley survey says

Survey states that the state of a public washroom can make or break a customer’s experience.

February 3, 2020  

CIPH hosts relevance panel to discuss the future workplace

“It’s not plumbing, we’re shaping the future of water.”

January 21, 2020  

A tale of four cities: Building Benchmark BC pilot project kicks off

Burnaby, Richmond, Surrey and Vancouver are engaged in a pilot project that tracks and discloses the energy emissions of participating commercial buildings as of Jan. 21

January 17, 2020  

Prompt Payment and a proper invoice

What all parties to a construction project need to know going forward in Ontario.

December 16, 2019  

Viega manager headed to Rwanda after winning World Plumbing Council Scholarship

Dan Rademacher will use the $10,000 WPC Education and Training Scholarship award to travel to Rwanda to help plumbers.

December 10, 2019  

GROHE sets the date for carbon-zero production

In July 2019, the global brand converted all of its production plants to run on green electricity. They plan to be entirely carbon-free by April 2020.

November 22, 2019  

Johnson Controls acquires EasyIO Building and Energy Management System

Johnson Controls has closed an agreement to purchase the

November 13, 2019  

West Coast Consolidation

Vancouver-based design-build-operate mechanical contractor Enersolv has acquired Craftsman Mechanical, a Surrey-based plumbing systems specialist.

November 8, 2019  

O’Reilly named general manager for Rheem Canada

Barbara O’Reilly takes over the GM role from Dave McPherson, who will be retiring at the end of the year.

November 7, 2019  

Atlas Copco acquires Calgary-based WestRon

With branches in Alberta, Ontario and B.C., WestRon provides municipal, industrial and commercial pump and compressor solutions.

October 29, 2019  

‘They really hate us:’ New prompt payment rules may help mend relationship between GC’s, subtrades

“It’s not dislike, it’s not that they’re upset– they really hate us.”