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Langston Construction — By Georgie Downes

Moving Earth in Sweet Carolina

Their mission statement sets an ambitious tone. In short, they promise to consistently deliver a trouble-free project experience; to be responsible and accountable for (…)

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Deep Roots in the Carolinas

Blythe Development — By Dan Scanlon

The modern world is replete with attempts at efficiency. Hacks, shortcuts, and productivity apps are peddled at every aspect of life. Whatever we need (…)

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If It’s Tech on The Roof, It’s RoofTek

RoofTek — By Aoife Chaney

The roofs we live under today are a far cry from the straw-thatched roofs of the mid eighteenth century. Often equipped now with durable (…)

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The Future Is Foam

Airfoam — By Aoife Chaney

It is often said that once we’ve got a roof over our heads and food on the table, everything else will fall into place. While (…)

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Focusing on Growth Through Adversity

JR & Co. — By Emma Kilcawley Hemani

JR & Co. install, service, and maintain the exterior envelope of commercial buildings including roofing, roofing metal, wall panels, solar arrays, and more. In (…)

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A Lifetime Commitment to Industry Success

Carolinas AGC — By Aoife Chaney

“Nobody represents the construction industry in the Carolinas like Carolinas AGC,” says Dave Simpson, President & CEO of the award-winning trade association. It takes (…)

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What We Learned at The Buildings Show 2021

The Buildings Show — By David O'Neill

The Buildings Show 2021 took place at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre from December 1st – 3rd. The event was billed as an opportunity (…)

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Material Shortages, Price Volatility and Lack of Work...

National Roofing Contractors Association — By Emma Kilcawley Hemani

The National Roofing Contractors Association (NRCA) is a membership driven advocacy organization, working in the interests of the roofing industry in America. The NRCA (…)

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The Education Flywheel

Heidler Roofing — By Dan Scanlon

The bottom line can be an unforgiving master in business. Laser focus on black and red can seem like the most sensible modus operandi, especially in a rapidly changing (…)

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Spreading the Word

Construction & Demolition Recycling Association — By David O'Neill

When it comes to sustainability, construction can occasionally get a bad rep. As a result of the ever-growing knowledge base around carbon emissions, coupled (…)

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The Concrete Cutters

Advanced Concrete Cutting & Coring — By Georgie Downes

QUESTION: What do you do with an unwanted swimming pool? Maybe it’s the size or the color or the shape that doesn’t suit, or (…)

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Skilled Worker Shortage – Can Education Help Construc...

By David O'Neill

An industry is only ever as good as its workforce and construction is no different in this regard. Going right back to the formation (…)

Collectively Changing the Climate

By David O'Neill

Change takes time. Not only that, it needs a delicate balance of innovation, hard work and luck. However, the unfortunate truth is that with (…)

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Construction for Change – Innovation Through Equality

By David O'Neill

Recent history, both economic and environmental, has been dramatic to say the least. As external pressures are crushing the fragile recovery being experienced across (…)

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Diversity in Construction

By David O'Neill

As construction continues to rebound from the wider economic damage caused by the pandemic, challenges remain. Resulting from the ongoing supply issues, postponements and (…)

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Skyline Building Blocks

RC Structures — By Joanne Kelter

Superstructure Contractor in New York City New York, New York: port of arrival and emblem of the New World, new beginnings and where dreams (…)

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Just Getting On With It

Hady Construction — By Joanne Kelter

“We’re not hoity-toity or high falutin’,” says Peter Naccarato, the down-to-earth Director of Construction at Hady Construction Associates. This is one of the factors (…)

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The Infrastructure Bill – Construction Waits at...

By David O'Neill

The United States is approaching its tenth month of the Biden Administration and, given the fanfare that surrounded the mission to Build Back Better (…)

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Gimme Shelter

Preservation Services — By Georgie Downes

Roofs are the Cinderella of the architectural world. While facias and facades garner attention and praise, roofs rarely get so much as an honorable (…)

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Built on Family Values

J.C. Steel — By Anthony O'Keeffe

Cindy Adams-Amplo, President of J.C. Steel, sits behind her desk in a large but functional office. Next to her is her husband and the (…)

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In the Trenches Together

Chicago Fire Protection — By David O'Neill

“An overwhelmingly huge part of our successes comes from our employees, and the day to day, hard work that they do and also our (…)

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Construction in the Crucible

JGM — By Dan Scanlon

It requires people of a particular mindset to get excited by the prospect of taking on a fast-track construction project, that if you fail to execute, could result in (…)

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Every Great Piece of Art Needs Its Frame

US Framing — By Aoife Chaney

In North America, where trees are plentiful and lumber remains the dominant material used in new-builds throughout the nation, the construction industry depends heavily (…)

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The People Are the Business

Cooling Tower Maintenance — By Emma Kilcawley Hemani

Founded in 1976, Cooling Tower Maintenance Inc. (CTM) is the largest and oldest independent maintenance and service company for cooling towers in Canada. With (…)

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Bridges to Prosperity

Bridges to Prosperity — By David O'Neill

The construction industry is one that is borne from necessity; a simple equation that has served its customers and the wider world very well (…)

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Tilt-Up’s Northern Exposure

Tilt Wall Ontario — By Dan Scanlon

There are, as they say, many ways to skin a cat. An antiquated aphorism to be sure, but the kernel of truth behind it (…)

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Breaking New Ground With HDPE Pipe

Pipeline Plastics — By Martin Foran

Talking to Mike Leathers, CEO of Pipeline Plastics, (PLP), on the occasion of their tenth anniversary, it’s clear that the organization has come a (…)

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Passionate about Natural Stone

Select Stone Supply — By David O'Neill

“There is a lot to learn about. When you are just buying and selling a product that has been shipped to you; to me (…)

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Family Foundations

Fernandes Masonry — By Dan Scanlon

There’s a general adage when it comes to getting into business with friends and family; maybe think twice. Money has a pernicious ability to wend its way (…)

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Water, Cement, Aggregate and Alchemy

Rainbow Concrete Industries — By Joanne Kelter

The name Rainbow Concrete might strike the casual reader as something of a contradiction in terms. Rainbows always seem to be a colorful source (…)

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The Personal Touch from Big-Thinking Luxton

Luxton Construction — By Martin Foran

You might call it the “sweet spot”. A company that is easy to work with, where the organizational style ensures clients receive that “personal (…)

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Staying Ahead Through Innovation

Ewing Fabricators — By Eric O'Callaghan

For almost all businesses, innovation is key to being successful. This is especially important for Ewing Fabricators, who have continuously pushed themselves to not (…)

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Trusting in Experience

M CON Products — By David O'Neill

The precast concrete market is one where competition is fierce. This is neither a ground-breaking or surprising statement. What may come as a surprise, (…)

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Modernizing Through Stability

OGCA — By David O'Neill

Every aspect of modern society now seems to be striving for greatness,  momentum, and  innovation. From every vantage point, the message is the same: (…)

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Growth Within the Community

Pegah Construction — By Ross Walsh

“At one point we were concerned about having to shut down, but because we were considered essential work we always kept working.” The COVID19 (…)

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Innovative Building Solutions, Ultimately Redefined

Renokrew — By Martin Foran

Renokrew has experienced rapid growth as they take on and continue to complete a series of successful projects, ranging from emergency housing initiatives, women’s (…)

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Bioconstruction – Building the Natural Way

By David O'Neill

In the past number of years, business owners have become ever more accepting of the need for accountability, particularly in the area of emissions (…)

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Building Communities, One Relationship at a Time

Aveiro Constructors — By David O'Neill

The construction world is a thrilling and fast-paced place. Literally and figuratively, it is ground-breaking territory where problem solving and product development can lead (…)

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Passive House – Innovation with Comfort

By David O'Neill

The creative ingredients involved in an external design are manifold. Location and climate, materials and vision; all of these factors combine to form an (…)

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Culture at Massive Scale

BEAR Construction — By Dan Scanlon

The Old Chicago Post Office is a massive building spanning 2.5 million square feet across three city blocks, all of which stood unused and (…)

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A Green Response to the Housing Crisis

By David O'Neill

In March and April of 2020, the US economy lost almost 22 million jobs across all sectors, leaving the unemployment rate at 14.7%. Almost (…)

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Solid Foundations for a Long Lasting Legacy: Respect,...

Shannon Construction — By Joanne Kelter

Among all the hype about technological developments in construction, an important point about how the industry actually works cannot be overstated: it all begins (…)

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Built to Last

Forterra — By Dan Scanlon

Sustainability needs to be more than just a vague goal for a company – it has to become part of its ethos. It is (…)

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Pipe Material Selection Greatly Reduces Excess Soil C...

CCPPA — By Paul Imm, P.Eng

In December 2019, the Province of Ontario announced that they were phasing in a new regulation under the Environmental Protection Act that, in addition (…)

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Simplified Supply Chain Solutions

Command Alkon — By Dan Scanlon

Logistics has long been the Gordian knot of the construction industry. A wild tangle of processes, the inherent complexity of supply chains and their iron-clad importance to every aspect (…)