Addressing the Ongoing Labour Shortage

For years, the construction industry across North America has seen fewer skilled tradespeople enter the workforce, creating challenges in getting projects completed on time and within budget. While the labour shortage is not new, it is reaching a breaking point.

March 25, 2019, 12:59 PM EDT

In Focus

Channeling Sunshine »

Solatube International, Inc. has built a thriving business around the principle that access to natural light is a human right. While indoor artificial light might sometimes be necessary, company officials say natural daylight offers unmatched physical, mental and environmental benefits and can reduce energy costs.

Solatube International

The Future of Canada’s Green Energy Movement »

For years, Canadian businesses have been striving to find creative ways to reduce carbon emissions while fulfilling customer needs. For a number of these customers, geothermal energy has proven to be an innovative solution that is expected to continue to grow. The cost-effective, renewable resource uses the energy of the earth below the surface to heat or cool homes and buildings, and to provide h

GeoSource Energy

Innovation, Dedication, and Top-Quality Equipment »

Most people view scaffolding as simply a sign that a building is being constructed or renovated. For Skyline Scaffold, Ltd., of Delta, British Columbia, scaffolding is something of an art form that, if done properly, will ensure the safety of those on or near the jobsite and create efficiencies on a project that save both time and money.

Skyline Scaffold

Quality Cranes for Every Application »

How many corporations can boast two hundred years of excellence in product and service? Not many, but Demag Cranes is just such an organization and specializes in cranes, drives, and handling technologies. The company works within a host of industries including construction, steel and mining and is known for its quality and level of service. It boasts premium products and highly innovative solutio

Demag Cranes

Leading the Industry with Second-to-None Service »

Earthmoving and mining work require industrial machinery, and Peed Equipment Co. answers the call as a heavy equipment rental specialist. Its head office is in Temecula, California, but it works in many states with recent work in Florida, Idaho, and Texas, as well as across the border in Canada, and even Mexico.

Peed Equipment

Three Generations of Excellence in Natural Stone »

Wisconsin-based Buechel Stone Corporation is about to celebrate fifty-five years of supplying stone products. The company primarily fabricates natural stone for residential and commercial projects, which involves cutting stone for full and thin building stone veneers, architectural details, patio and paving stone, along with all types of natural landscape stone for encouraging holistic, sustainabl

Buechel Stone

Earth-Friendly Foam Manufacturing »

From take-out containers to construction insulation, packing material and architectural accents, expanded polystyrene (EPS) can be found all around us. The product – made from heat-expanded, molded, polystyrene foam beads – has applications that are seemingly endless.

Benchmark Foam

A Culture of Caring, and a Commitment to Quality »

Thirty-nine years ago, California roofer Pete Scudder started his career working at a local roofing company. After a while, he figured that there just might be a better way to run a business, so he and his wife Karen decided to open their own roofing business, and Scudder Roofing was born.

Scudder Roofing

Through-The-Roof Quality »

G. Fedale Roofing & Siding is not a typical contractor. Here, things are done differently. Just like a building envelope is only as good as its roof, a company is only as good as its team. For this formidable team, success is based on reputation, and any possible errors are corrected quickly and efficiently.

G. Fedale Roofing & Siding

Modern and Sustainable Railing Solutions »

In 2005, Huzefa Tinwala launched VIVA Railings, a business on a corporate mission to provide sustainably produced railings to building owners, architects, designers, and contractors at an affordable price. All of VIVA Railing’s stainless steel products are LEED, HUB, SBE, and MBE certified and are composed of a minimum of 65 percent recycled content. Repurposing something valuable and transformi

VIVA Railings

A Seventy-Year Legacy of Promoting Tile with Style »

The use of ceramics can be traced back to the ancient worlds of the Assyrians and Babylonians, but these versatile materials still hold an unrelenting appeal in the modern day world for their strikingly artistic and visual presentation and durability. Perhaps most importantly, ceramic tiles add beauty to any living space with a plethora of colours, finishes, shapes, and styles. New production tech


Fibreglass Windows and Doors for the Energy Efficient Construction Industry of the Future »

Cascadia Windows and Doors manufactures fibreglass windows, doors, and cladding support systems for large-scale projects. Its products are beautifully designed without compromising the essential detail: performance.

Cascadia Windows and Doors