Visible Timbers: Three practical ways to expose the beauty of structural wood in your next project
Canada probably grows more big trees than any other country in the world, but you’d never know it by looking at Canadian houses. Even though wood is always involved in construction, it’s typically sawn into boring, uniform 1-1/2” planks, spiked together with no thought for appearance, then hidden under drywall.
March 11, 2021
How to Control Moisture: Building Science Rules for Contractors
The enemy of buildings is moisture. In the presence of moisture: wood rots, concrete spalls, steel rusts and gypsum turns to mush. For building contractors, controlling moisture is job one.
March 11, 2021
Innovative ways members are connecting with customers
Many of our members were already exploring new ways to connect with their customers before Covid-19 restrictions hit. The pandemic has sped up the need for innovation and disrupted the traditional channels of reaching customers.
March 04, 2021
Top 3 resources to help your employees cope with stress during the pandemic
The construction industry faced significant workplace health, safety and well-being challenges even before the problems generated by Covid-19. In the construction industry, the number two cause of dea
February 19, 2021
How to Avoid Fence and Deck Nightmares
Three steps prevent profit-sapping outdoor wood finishing disasters. Depending on when during the life cycle of a project you see a particular client call in on your cell, it can fill you with joy, indifference or panic.
February 08, 2021