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March 11, 2016
A company developing robots for construction applications has secured financial investment to continue its development work. Q-Bot specialises in robots that crawl into hard-to-reach areas of buildings, such as under floorboards for conducting...
March 7, 2016
Indoor heating and cooling accounts for half of Egypt’s energy consumption. And they’re not alone. In 2011, the provision of hot water, space heating and cooling were estimated to account for roughly half of global energy consumption in...
March 7, 2016
It took Jean-Andrew Mikesell 15 years to decide he wanted to be an electrician. Luckily for him, his timing was perfect. The Capistrano Beach man started as an apprentice electrician for International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Local 441 in...

Guest Columns

Selling is something everyone does each and every day. Every conversation is a selling moment and a perfect opportunity to leave an...
2015 leaves us with a definite taste of optimism on our tongues. Global economic crises are cooling off, we are inching closer to solving...
Construction foremen are bad asses. I have talked to thousands of them and most of them could kick my butt. But I know something about them...
Contractors understandably become frustrated when an exacting homeowner refuses to provide final payment because of seemingly...

Industry News

After a series of negotiations between the U.S. and Canada on a new softwood-lumber trade agreement, the countries’ top trade officials say “significant differences remain” between...
The US housing market is getting squeezed, but relief doesn't seem to be coming anytime soon. Stuart Miller, CEO of Lennar Homes, laid out the full picture of the US housing market in a post-...
WASHINGTON, D.C., JUNE 21– Construction backlog among the nation’s largest contractors now stands above 12 months, a record for the series, according to Associated Builders and...
WASHINGTON (June 22, 2016) — Existing-home sales sprang ahead in May to their highest pace in almost a decade, while the uptick in demand this spring amidst lagging supply levels pushed the...
U.S. housing starts slipped in May as the construction of multi-family housing units dropped, but further gains in building permits signaled a rebound that would support economic growth in the second...
The Province has announced today that it has invested, through the Industry Training Authority (ITA), $18 million in British Columbia Institute of Technology (BCIT) for trades training through to...