Concrete Ontario is hosting a seminar on Insulating Concrete Form - complimentary for CFBA members. Details and registration information:
IHSA Safety Talk: Traffic Control — Public Roads 2
Preventing fatalities in high-hazard work
Fall date announced for COR™ Internal Auditor Conference
Health and Safety Advisory: WAH - Site-Specific Training
IHSA announces new employer-recognition programs
Recently released Statistics Canada numbers showing apprenticeship registration has declined in every province and territory has construction industry leaders concerned about the future of skilled trades across the country.
The Associated General Contractors of America (AGC) say tariffs imposed by the United States government has already led to “dramatic increases” in the cost of construction materials.
The term “innovation” conjures up images of drones, virtual reality, state-of-the-art sensing technology and leading-edge building materials. These products, however, are only enablers—the real innovation is in the changes companies have to make to adopt them.
Briefing Note from Sherrard Kuzz LLP - June 2018
Ian Cunningham of COCA: Construction Industry stakeholders comment on PC Leader Doug Ford’s victory and what it could mean for the future of construction in the province.
Canadian steel stakeholders are gravely concerned about how those tariffs will affect their business.
Video prepared by Ted Dreyer of Madorin, Snyder LLP with the assistance and support of other COCA members. Ted is a member of COCA's Board of Directors and Chair of their Construction Lien Act Taskforce.
CFBA's Gary van Bolderen speaks to the Daily Commercial News
Farm insurance expert Jim Zyta speaks at the CFBA's Annual Conference
Read Gary van Bolderen's report - COCA working on behalf of members.
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
Truss plate corrosion can be an issue in barns - but it doesn’t have to be. The life span of truss plates, hangers, screws and nails in the truss system depends on the materials used, barn design and maintenance. The CFBA partnered with MiTek Canada to deliver the following information to CFBA Members.
Main causes of barn fires. What can you do? New technologies. Resources.
Many everyday products, such as cars, cans and washing machines, are made of steel. Once these products reach the end of their useful lives, the steel is recycled. Recycling reduces the consumption of raw materials and energy and is therefore good for the environment.
Recommendations for new barns and retrofitting existing broiler barns as recommended by The Association of Ontario Chicken Processors (AOCP), The Poultry Services Association (PSA), and the Chicken Farmers of Ontario (CFO) effective August 31, 2016
With the Haven fire suppression unit, fires could be extinguished before anyone even knew they had started. We are sharing this article from the recent Ontario Farmer magazine about the HAVEN Fire Safety Device. This is an additional way to protect property from fire loss. This is especially applicable to rural areas where “ seconds count “. Strategically located HAVEN fire suppression devices have the potential to prevent major fire loss. A simple idea that can save lives and property.
The CFBA is pleased to report that effective March 2016, the Canadian Farm Builders Association has representation on the Task Group that is reviewing the National Farm Building Code of Canada.