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Canada ranks second worldwide for certified LEED projects

February 5, 2018

Canada has come in second place for the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) annual Top 10 Countries and Regions for LEED list. The list recognizes markets outside of the U.S. that use LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) green building program, created by USGBC. Canada has a total of 2,970 LEED certified projects totalling 40.77 million gross square meters. “Canada's green building industry has consistently proven that we are among the most i...

Canada introduces new asbestos rules

January 9, 2018

Proposal prohibits use, sale, import and export of toxic material, products  Canada is moving ahead with its promised asbestos ban by proposing the prohibition of the use, sale, import and export of asbestos and products containing the hazardous material. The federal health and environment departments are both sponsoring the proposed changes aimed at eliminating the market for asbestos products in this country. The government now acknowledges t...

Government spending on infrastructure is slowly making its way down the pipe

November 7, 2017

by Saul Chernos  Road construction workers work together to quickly shovel asphalt into a loaders bucket on a road renewal project. Road construction workers work together to quickly shovel asphalt into a loaders bucket on a road renewal project. Rome wasn't built in a day. A trite e...

Achieving infrastructure savings by setting global standards

September 14, 2017

Last month, the International Construction Measurement Standards Coalition (ICMSC) launched the International Construction Measurement Standard, which is intended to harmonize cost, classification, and benchmarking definitions across the construction industry. With significant portions of the world's spending each year focusing on infrastructure construction, it is becoming increasingly critical to ensure consistent communication reg...

Self-employed tax return date is June 15

May 10, 2017

Here are some tips on minimizing your tax owed, as a renovation contractor or home builder by Steve Payne Birds partnering up and building their nests, crocuses poking their lovely petals through the snow… Time to take off the snow tires! Time to do your taxes! Just to make Canadian spring that much more enjoyable, here is another article from our friends at Canada Revenu...

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