August 2023

August 2023 | In Focus | Workforce DevelopmentThe Long Game – Building Construction’s FutureThe National Center for Construction Education and Research (NCCER)

August 2023 | In Focus | Workforce Development

The Long Game – Building Construction’s Future

The National Center for Construction Education and Research (NCCER)

Offering programs for career and technical education designed to bring together the range of construction industry needs and the life choices of new entrants, The National Center for Construction Education and Research (NCCER) trains and certifies students at every skill level, and bridges the gap between industry and school.

August 2023 | In Focus | OHBAA Shortage of Homes, a Shortage of Homebuilders—and an AnswerOntario Home Builders’ Association (OHBA)

August 2023 | In Focus | OHBA

A Shortage of Homes, a Shortage of Homebuilders—and an Answer

Ontario Home Builders’ Association (OHBA)

Across Canada, the lack of housing remains a challenge for all levels of government. A key issue during political campaigns such as Toronto’s recent mayoral by-election, inadequate housing supply was one of the few topics which saw all candidates share common ground. As our population keeps growing, and hundreds of thousands of immigrants call Canada home every year, so does the demand for places to live.

August 2023 | In Focus | OHBAExtraordinary and Elegant SurfacesMarble Trend

August 2023 | In Focus | OHBA

Extraordinary and Elegant Surfaces

Marble Trend

For 40 years, Marble Trend Ltd., Canada’s largest supplier of fine natural and sintered stone and porcelain products, has been bringing the look of luxury to residential and professional spaces. The company sources its stone from around the world and offers its products in the form of slabs, flooring, tiles, and mosaics for both interior and exterior use. The company supplies its products not only to Canadian clients but to U.S. ones as well and can ship anywhere in the world.

August 2023 | In Focus | OHBAExcelling in ServicePanelized Building Solutions

August 2023 | In Focus | OHBA

Excelling in Service

Panelized Building Solutions

Panelized Building Solutions (PBS) of Toronto, Ontario was launched in 2013, and has made great strides in growing the business. Vice President of Operations Paul Marchesani started running the company with the founder, Vince Leto, in 2020 and it has seen greater strength and diversification ever since, as well as increased capacity and new builders added to its roster.

August 2023 | Construction ServicesBuilding TrustGalaxy Builders

August 2023 | Construction Services

Building Trust

Galaxy Builders

A business success for over 30 years, San Antonio-headquartered Galaxy Builders is still clearly anything but complacent. Under the leadership of CEO Neilesh Verma, this prestigious general contractor is active in affordable housing, luxury construction, multifamily and commercial projects, adaptive reuse, renovation, and more.

August 2023 | Construction ServicesAll Iced Up and Ready to RollHVAC Rentals

August 2023 | Construction Services

All Iced Up and Ready to Roll

HVAC Rentals

Known especially in the food and outdoor events industries for having the largest fleet of temperature-controlled transport in Canada, HVAC Rentals does much more than its name suggests. Fast expanding into British Columbia and the Maritime provinces of Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, and Prince Edward Island, its offering is as dynamic as the depth of its service is generous.

August 2023 | Construction ServicesFulfilling Demand for “Barndominium” Building KitsWorldwide Steel Buildings

August 2023 | Construction Services

Fulfilling Demand for “Barndominium” Building Kits

Worldwide Steel Buildings

Worldwide Steel Buildings is a leader in the fast-growing residential ‘barndominium’ sector. From its base in Peculiar, Missouri, the company designs, engineers, fabricates, and distributes customized steel building kits for garages, agricultural, industrial, recreational structures, and horse arenas, to name a few applications. In recent years, ‘barndo’ kits have become one of the company’s most popular offerings.

August 2023Help WantedShoring Up the Construction Workforce

August 2023

Help Wanted

Shoring Up the Construction Workforce

It’s no secret that construction companies are struggling to find workers to fill vital job openings. The workforce shortage has officially surpassed half a million in 2023. In order to meet labour demands this year, the construction industry must attract 546,000 new employees on top of the normal hiring pace, Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) determined using a proprietary model to estimate the numbers.


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