The Ontario legislature has given Bill 142, the Construction Lien Amendment Act, unanimous second reading approval, sending the bill that would introduce a new prompt payment regime in the province to the committee stage for consideration.
Canada's impending Cannabis Act is going to drastically affect safety at construction sites
All 13 construction Rate Groups will experience reductions next year. See '2018 premium rates & more announced at Annual General Meeting' article (click on 2017 AGM), select 'premium rates', and view page 5 Rate Groups # 704 - # 764 for rate details of specific construction groups
Old-fashioned barn raisings are pretty much gone – today you need a team of experts when building an equipment shed or barn. Read interview with CFBA Vice President - Steven Adema of Tacoma Engineers and CFBA Director - Gary van Bolderen of Dutch Masters
Diaphragm bracing has been key as farm buildings become larger and larger. Read interview with CFBA Vice President - Steven Adema of Tacoma Engineers and CFBA Director - Gary van Bolderen of Dutch Masters
Bill 142 Update, Bill 148 Update, Gosen Appointed OCoT Chair, Gritziotis Appointed New Registrar & CEO of OCoT......
There has been much talk and speculation over the oncoming legalization of marijuana and what its impact on our society will be.
Though deaths from construction-related injuries are relatively rare, given the size and scope of the industry, emerging data about these incidents offer long-lasting lessons for structuring and gauging the effectiveness of contractor safety programs.
Ontario has lent significant support to beef production in the province with a large-scale investment in the construction of a new world-class beef research facility.
While there have been various efforts to attract women into the skilled trades, BuildForce Canada is trying to tackle the task of retaining them once they make the decision to join.
The WSIB has developed a draft policy to support legislation (Bill 127) passed by the Ontario government on May 17, 2017, as part of its 2017 Budget that allows compensation for work-related chronic mental stress. Stakeholders were invited to submit comments and feedback on WSIB's draft policy. Read on for the submission made by COCA (Council of Ontario Construction Associations)
A PhD student in the University of BC's Civil Engineering Department has developed a coating material that she says extends the life span of concrete pipes that have been damaged by biodeterioration
UBC engineers have developed a more resilient type of concrete incorporating recycled tires that could be used for concrete structures
Suspended access equipment on construction projects - Consultations on trade classification review regulations - Positions available on the Ontario College of Trades’ governing boards - Supervisor awareness and accountability blitz - Protecting outdoor workers - thinkmentalhealth.ca a one-stop shop for workplace mental health - Safe and fair workplaces 2017: Small business outreach initiative
Congratulations to CFBA members - Agway Metals Inc., Westman Steel, Steelway Building Systems, and Behlen Industries LP for their winning entries in CSSBI's annual photo contest!