CHBA Fall Meetings
Ottawa Marriott Hotel, ON
Quebec Building Expo
Centre de Foires ExpoCite
Canadian Building Science and Technology Conference
Hyatt Regency Hotel, Vancouver
Paris Nord Villepinte Exhibition center
NKBA Ontario 2018 Design Competition entry deadline
November 29 – December 1
Metro Toronto Convention Centre
January 9 - 11, 2018
Landscape Ontario Congress
Toronto Congress Centre, ON
Legal pot spooks apartment landlords
Landlord BC and other landlord groups across the country are worried about the legal and safety aspects that may follow the legalization of marijuana in Canada next year.
Mortgage costs could rise faster than incomes
The average Canadian homeowner should see their household income rise by 2.5 per cent next year - but Scotiabank says average mortgage costs could increase by 8 per cent.
Three smart home gadgets that are actually stupid
The Internet, Bluetooth, and smartphones are allowing manufacturers to create many connected smart items for homes, but some of the smart inventions are just plain stupid.
Nova Scotia Reno Expo celebrates spending surge
As residential renovation spending in Nova Scotia surges, the Canadian Home Builders’ Association of Nova Scotia is celebrating with Reno Expo 2017 on October 29 in Dartmouth.
Stepper Homes named Calgary builder of the year
Stepper Homes of Calgary has won the Canadian Home Builders’ Association (CHBA) prestigious Ralph Scurfield Award, recognized as Calgary’s home builder of the year in the annual 2017 Alberta Awards of Excellence.
Credit scores rise for mortgage holders
Even as the federal government plans to further tighten rules for mortgage lending, a new study shows average credit scores of Canadian mortgage holders continue to improve.
Building product exports improve
While Canada continues to be a net importer of building products, the country exported $24 billion worth of building materials in 2016, up 3 per cent from a year earlier.
Vancouver developer plans world’s tallest Passive towers
A China-linked Vancouver developer is planning to build the tallest Passive House buildings in the world: two high-rise condominium towers of 43 storeys and 48 storeys in downtown Vancouver.
Tools of the trade: pros steal from handymen
Jon Eakes explains differences between tools for homeowner handymen, tradesmen, and renovators.
COMMON CENTS CONSTRUCTION:
Even Contractors Are a Target: The Reality of Cyber Crime
Hackers now have their sights set on small- to medium-sized businesses as well.
Renovation spending wanes but remains strong.
Rethinking roofs as solar-powered living spaces.
TOOL TALK: Dust Control — No Longer Just a Shop Vac
With growing awareness and legislation relating to silica dust and worker health, vacuum systems are changing radically.
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