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For more than 30 years BUILDEX Vancouver has played an important role in advancing Vancouver’s building industry by providing a platform for industry dialogue, and the event this year will be no exception. This week’s Western Exteriors Blog takes a look at what BUILDEX Vancouver 2019 has to offer its participants and speaks about why you really need to attend.
Achieving a laid back atmosphere in your house takes careful planning and a meticulous balancing of all the elements already in your space, as well as the little design elements that you bring in yourself. Fortunately, star of HGTV’s Best House on the Block, Lauren Liess is here to help. This week’s Blog is a review of Liess’ beautiful new book, Down to Earth: Laid-Back Interiors for Modern Living, which showcases examples of how you can transform your space and hides the hard work it takes to make something appear casual.
Drug and alcohol use on the jobsite has become an increasingly hot issue for employers across Canada in the wake of the federal Cannabis Act being passed in 2018. And not only a topic of conversation, substance abuse has also been proven to drastically reduce productivity in the workplace, as well as have a significant impact on your company’s bottom line. This week’s Blog takes a look at the seven ways and drug and alcohol policy can save you and your company both time and money.
With roughly one in five Canadians having experienced a substance use disorder at some point in their lifetime, workplaces are finding that a little planning goes a long way in being prepared to deal with substance abuse on the job site. This week’s Blog tackles the issue of substance abuse on the jobsite and details some of the steps you can take to head off the problem before it comes to a head.
After many years of experience and a million miles of travel speaking with industry’s movers and shakers, noted business advisor Mark Breslin has a particular insight into the evolution of this business. This week’s Blog takes a look at some of hard lessons he’s learned about what it takes to become a good leader and the benefits of not being an a**hole.
Living in a small space can be tricky, especially if you don’t really know how to design the space to fit both your personal style and lifestyle. This week’s Blog opens the pages of Small Space Style: Because You Don’t Need to Live Large to Live Beautifull, written by Whitney Leigh Morris, who shows how to multipurpose to reduce clutter and to reassure that your small space doesn’t have to feel like one.
Over the last half-century, Canadian architecture has gone through many shifts and changes that have impacted how Canadians live, work, and play within the built environment. This week’s Blog takes a look at the new book, Canadian Modern Architecture; a collection of essays from some of Canada’s greatest architectural thinkers that detail how architecture across the country has evolved since the Sixties.
Are you looking for excellent resources that will help to expand your knowledge in the fields Digital Quality Management and Offside Manufacturing in the construction industry. This week’s blog takes a look at two books that act as fantastic information hubs that those in construction should most definitely have in their toolboxes.
In her new book, The Art of Looking Up, history of art expert Catherine McCormack takes us through the stories behind the art that graces adorning the ceilings of the world’s greatest architecture, and then – through outstanding photography- breaks it all down into the social themes of Religion, Culture, Power, and Politics. This week’s blog takes us on a world-tour that answers the question, ‘Why do we look up?’
Have you ever wondered what to do with the treasures you’ve brought back from your distant travels? Or, have you wanted to travel around the world and bring back a world of textures and textiles into your home?
This week’s Blog is a review of ‘Travel Home: Design with a Global Spirit’, written by mother/daughter team Caitlin Flemming and Julie Goebel. This beautiful book helps to guide readers through the steps to incorporate different global design elements into their homes, without causing an international incident.