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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...

Design-Build Evolution: Paul Lafrance on the importance of charging for designs

March 6, 2017

February 27, 2017 by John Bleasby Paul and Janna Lafrance make no bones about charging for designs right up front. In fact, the Paul Lafrance Design website goes so far as to outline  four different levels of work for both interior and exterior projects, and estimated design and construction budgets for ea...

Three reasons why Canadians spend big money on basements

February 1, 2017

January 18, 2017 by John Bleasby An analysis of 2016 renovation projects by the national referral firm TrustedPros gives insight into the type of work and the budgets assigned to a wide range of renovation projects across the country, region-by-region. One inte...

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October 4, 2017

Autumn is a great time for you or your homeowner clients to do annual maintenance and get ready for winter. Outdoor Maintenance...

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September 14, 2017

Last month, the International Construction Measurement Standards Coalition (ICMSC) launched the International Construction Measurement...

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September 11, 2017

Let the light in New windows are an excellent way for your clients to improve energy efficiency and enhance the look of their homes....

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