Promoting Research and Innovation in the Canadian Construction Industry

The Canadian construction industry needs more innovation. In 2009, Canadian Construction Association (CCA) released a report on research and innovation in construction and found the nation was falling far short of innovation goals, preventing the industry from realizing its full potential.

Canadian Construction Innovations (CCI)

Keeping America Moving

Owned by its valued employees, Short Elliott Hendrickson Inc. – known to many of its clients as SEH® – is a company on a mission: Building a Better World for All of Us®.

SEH

Bringing Tankless Water Heaters to North America

We all know the frustration of standing in the shower, shivering with cold because the rest of the family ran through all the hot water. Noritz America offers a solution to this common dilemma. The company’s tankless water heaters heat water on demand, so that you always have hot water when you want it. When there is no demand for hot water, the system simply turns off, saving money and resources – a win for consumers and for the environment.

Noritz America

Partnership, Excellence, Ethics, and Commitment

DECCO has been delivering mechanical contracting services to New England since 1934. Known for its quality and innovation, the Brookline, New Hampshire, based business specializes in utility piping installation, process and laboratory plumbing, specialty gas and chemical piping installation, turnkey tool/equipment installation, and a wide range of support services.

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Over Eighty Years of Comfort

For over eighty years, Reiner Group Inc. has been installing and maintaining commercial and residential heating and air conditioning systems to keep customers comfortable. The comprehensive heating and air conditioning contractor also performs related engineering, electrical and plumbing work to support its HVAC projects. We spoke with Vice President Tony Gasparovich to learn more.

Reiner Group

Playing it Safe

Many facilities cannot afford to cease operations while construction work is taking place, making coordination of projects a must. Tackling a large-scale construction project, such as a renovation or addition to an existing structure in spaces occupied by the public presents challenges. However, many parameters can – and should – be addressed far in advance.

Construction Sites and the Public

A Century of Skill

Based in Aurora, Illinois, Olsson Roofing is one of the leading roofing contractors in the U.S. Although it has been in operation for over one hundred years, the last few have seen incredible growth due to its new foray into furthering to develop its sheet metal division. It is also one of the safest companies for which to work and has an employee retention rate that is the envy of the industry.

Olsson Roofing

Building a Strong Family Firm

Welliver is a family-run construction firm originally founded in 1898 in Ridgebury, Pennsylvania. The company does construction for both private and public sector clients, primarily in New York state and northern Pennsylvania. In the past, it has also worked on projects in Ohio and North Carolina.

Welliver

25 Years of Success

HAKS is celebrating a quarter century in business and has come a very long way since it was founded by Indian immigrant Husam Ahmad. Ahmad arrived in Queens, New York with a background in civil engineering and a dream of creating his own company…

HAKS

Celebrating Safety

A strong housing and construction market are key indicators of economic wellbeing as they are reflective of healthy levels of employment and consumer confidence. Growth in the construction market drives additional demand for workers and materials, further reinforcing the strength of the economy in the process.

Strategies for Safety in Construction

Under the Sea

Marine construction – a combination of harsh environment and special considerations. North America has plenty of coastline and the demand for construction in the marine environment isn’t going away any time soon. Yet we don’t often consider or even think about what goes into the design and construction of the structures that bridge our waterways, line our shores and allow the docking of our largest cargo ships.

September 25, 2018, 8:02 AM EDT