specifiers

May 4, 2021

Alternative Sources During Shortages and Rising Costs of Building Materials.

The lumber industry is in full spring swing, but with the prices of lumber rising two fold, the construction season may hit a major snag. Current […]
January 27, 2021

What’s Old is New Again with Charred Wood Siding.

It took centuries and the fine skills of craftsmen to perfect the art of charring. The art of charring wood take’s time and knowledge and the […]
September 30, 2020

Trusting the reliability of online information.

Trusting online information as to whether it’s reliable can sometimes seem overwhelming. Social media and other online platforms have gotten better at demanding the information posted […]
July 8, 2020

Laneway Homes the Future of our Cities?

The University of Toronto Campus and Facilities Planning has embarked on a significant redevelopment project by incorporating a creative solution that may go along way in […]
March 4, 2020

Architectural finishes for wood. What to consider early in the design phase.

In my continuing pursuit to seek out wood finishes that perform to my customers expectations when applied to our thermally modified wood I thought it would […]
July 2, 2019

California specifiers gather for social event at Newport Beach.

I had the pleasure of attending this “mix & mingle” event hosted by Fabrice Spies and his company SoCal Building Solutions. It was a great opportunity […]
March 6, 2019

Urban Wood Forum. A peak into the future of wood structures in urban centers.

I had the pleasure of attending a discussion forum on the advancement of wood structures being specified in urban areas such as the City of Toronto. […]