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Smoke detector recall could leave thousands unprotected

April 2, 2018

Contractors should help spread the word about this potential product failure  by John Bleasby One of North America's largest manufacturers of smoke detectors has issued a major recall of one its most popular units. North Carolina-based company Kidde, along with Health Canada and the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, have recalled nearly 500,000 smoke detectors that might not be able to detect smoke. In Canada, some 40,000 models PI2010 and PI9010 hav...

March e-News Porch to Pier

March 1, 2018

What's under your floor? Subfloors can make or break an interior flooring project. The focus for clients is often on the surface material, but what's underneath the tile, carpet or wood really counts. Stabledge panels by Goodfellow are strong, solid, consistent in size and uniform from sheet to sheet. They can also save you time and money on installatio...

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...

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