Construction industry-focused job board goes live
“As we exit the COVID pandemic, the need for qualified talent in this sector will be greater than ever.”
Smart Buildings: Connecting components and the trades
From rendering, to ribbon cutting, to operations, Canadian building…
Right Time Group acquires AtlasCare
AtlasCare is the fifth acquisition completed by Right Time, and the first following the Group’s acquisition by San Francisco-based private equity firm Gryphon Investors in December 2020.
StatsCan Report: regional income disparities for newly certified journeypersons
New study finds that starting incomes of newly-certified journeypersons in Alberta, Saskatchewan, and Newfoundland & Labrador have fallen since 2014, while the incomes in Central Canada have risen.
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.
The Troubles I Have Seen
Sharp eyesight, an inquisitive mind and deductive reasoning are all required when solving HVAC problems.
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.
Why Subs Can’t Afford to Leave Data Behind
When it comes to data ownership in the construction…
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
What construction stakeholders need to know to navigate Ontario’s new adjudication system.
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.
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.
CIPH hosts relevance panel to discuss the future workplace
“It’s not plumbing, we’re shaping the future of water.”
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
Prompt Payment and a proper invoice
What all parties to a construction project need to know going forward in Ontario.
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.
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.
Johnson Controls acquires EasyIO Building and Energy Management System
Johnson Controls has closed an agreement to purchase the…
West Coast Consolidation
Vancouver-based design-build-operate mechanical contractor Enersolv has acquired Craftsman Mechanical, a Surrey-based plumbing systems specialist.
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.
Atlas Copco acquires Calgary-based WestRon
With branches in Alberta, Ontario and B.C., WestRon provides municipal, industrial and commercial pump and compressor solutions.
‘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.”