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A shocking video by the Electrical Safety Authority

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The Electrical Safety Authority is trying to promote safety around powerlines, and created these graphic videos demonstrating why it’s so important to be aware of what’s overhead. There were more than 1,200 powerline contacts reported in the past decade, leading to 19 jobsite fatalities. Here are the ESA’s five tips for jobsite safety.

Five Tips to #RespectThePower at Work

  1. Look up, look out! Identify all powerlines on site and make sure people and equipment stay at least three metres away to prevent an incident. Electricity can jump to you or your equipment if you’re too close to a powerline.
  1. Drivers of dump trucks and other high-reach vehicles must get a signaller to ensure equipment doesn’t come within three metres of overhead powerlines. This is outlined in the Occupational Health and Safety Act.
  1. Ensure that dump trucks on site drop their box after dumping the load. It’s good practice to have a raised box indicator installed in the truck to remind the driver the box is raised.
  1. Stay alert! Many incidents happen at the end of the day when workers are tired or rushing to finish a job.
  1. If wires fall down on the truck or the ground, always assume they are still energized. Stay in the vehicle, call 911 and keep everyone back at least 10 metres – the length of a school bus. Only the local utility worker on-site can confirm when the power is off and tell you when it’s safe to exit the vehicle.

The Electrical Safety Authority is trying to promote safety around powerlines, and created these graphic videos demonstrating why it’s so important to be aware of what’s overhead.

Mizrahi Developments and Clark Construction Management found Procore to build The One

Using the latest technology to manage and build skyscrapers is a must have these days. Mizrahi Developments and Clark Construction Management saw themselves looking for a solution to help them build the tallest residential building in Toronto. The solution was Procore, a construction project management software, to help ease the complex, multi-faceted building.

Mizrahi Developments and Clark Construction Management saw themselves looking for a solution to help them build the tallest residential building in Toronto. The solution was Procore.

Mile High Skyscrapers

The CN Tower, standing head and shoulders about all of the surrounding highrise condos and office towers, helps Toronto’s skyline stand out as one of the most easily recognizable in the country, if not the world. While it lost its (somewhat suspect) status the “world’s tallest freestanding structure” a few years ago, it’s still impressive to look at – or look down upon the city from its 346-metre high observation platform. But can you image the view from the top of a mile-high (1,600 metre) building? This short TedTalk video looks at what limited building height in the past, and why one day the sky may really be the limit.

Can you image the view from the top of a mile-high (1,600 metre) building?

Install a bathroom anywhere with Saniflo

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Install your dream bathroom anywhere, without breaking concrete!

Install your dream bathroom anywhere, without breaking concrete!

Mini Materials Cinder Block Building Guide

Can’t get enough work at the office? Then how about playing with these mini cinder blocks on your desk at home? Why not pick up a few sets as gifts?

Check out our video to see how they work!

Can’t get enough work at the office? Then how about playing with these mini cinder blocks on your desk at home?

VIDEO – HOMES Publishing Group celebrating 34 years in 2019

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A new year is always exciting, and as 2018 comes to a close and we look forward to 2019, HOMES Publishing Group prepares to celebrate its 34th year in business next year!

From Homes Magazine to Condo Life, to Reno & Decor, Renovation Contractor and Ontario Design and more, HOMES Publishing is the leading publisher of award-winning home related publications and digital products.

Whether you’re searching for a new home or condo, or planning a renovation and decor project, we can help. Check out our video:

A new year is always exciting, and as 2018 comes to a close and we look forward to 2019, HOMES Publishing Group prepares to celebrate its 34th year in business next year!

Video: World’s worst roofing job?!?

There’s shoddy work, and then there’s this. Luckily the homeowner’s spidey senses were tingling and he decided to call these guys in for an inspection.

There’s shoddy work, and then there’s this.

Video: Quartersawn lumber

Sticking with our lumber theme this week…here’s an interesting video of how to maximize the board feet of lumber with a quartersawn log.

Sticking with our lumber theme this week…here’s an interesting video of how to maximize the board feet of lumber with a quartersawn log.

Homesharing V2.0

A pilot project in Toronto, HomeShare, aims to combat two housing issues in the city: a lack of affordable spaces for young people, and companions for seniors living on their own.

 

Video: A pilot project in Toronto, HomeShare, aims to combat two housing issues in the city: a lack of affordable spaces for young people, and companions for seniors living on their own.

Video: DIY Cement

You think mixing bags of cement is a pain? Try making it from scratch.

You think mixing bags of cement is a pain? Try making it from scratch.

Video: Rockin’ The Tools

Over the years we’ve noticed that tool companies tend to use hard rock soundtracks on their product launch videos. Chinese manufacturer Aeropro has cranked it to 11 in this clip. You’ll want to turn the volume down…

Chinese manufacturer Aeropro has cranked it to 11 in this clip.

Video: Rough Up Your Cup Contest

Hey everyone, the @renorunapp #roughupthecup contest is almost done and they are down to the last batch of prizes! You could win @snickersworkwear  you could win @renovation_contractor subscription and passes to the annual Renovators’ Roundtable Conference in October 2018.  you could win @grisport_shoes you could win @mechanix_wear  you could win @homedepotcanada gift cards  you could win tools. Place an order in for material, the great folks at Reno Run will deliver it within 2 hours and give you and your whole crew coffees. Each coffee gives you a chance to scratch and win.  All the details or online at www.roughupyourcup.ca.

Hey everyone, the @renorunapp #roughupthecup contest is almost done and they are down to the last batch of prizes! You could win

Videos: A Penny For Your Thoughts

This clip shows how to make a copper floor – using about 27,000 copper pennies. Apparently, making “penny” floors, tables, and the like is a thing.


Apparently, making “penny” floors, tables, and the like is a thing.

Video: RC Jobsite

It seems that everyone likes playing with big boy toys. These remote controlled enthusiasts have a full construction site running.

These remote controlled enthusiasts have a full construction site running.

Video: RoboCarp

If you’re already a bit worried about your long-term job stability, you might now want to watch this video of robots building custom furniture.

If you’re already a bit worried about your long-term job stability, you might now want to watch this video of robots building custom furniture.

Video: Boring Billboard

Swedish-based Sioo:x Wood Protection recognizes that they don’t exactly have the sexiest product in the world. So they decided to embrace it, by installing what they’ve dubbed “The World’s Most Boring Billboard.” To show how durable their finish is, they erected a three-sided billboard filled with silver-grey hued deck boards in Malmo, Sweden, that will be up for 12 years, the length of their warranty.

Swedish-based Sioo:x Wood Protection recognizes that they don’t exactly have the sexiest product in the world. So they decided to embrace it

Video: Dig this pollen bomb

A digger operator in New Jersey bumped his machine into a tree to see how much pollen  would come off. The results are enough to make you sneeze.

A digger operator in New Jersey bumped his machine into a tree to see how much pollen would come off

Kids, don’t try this at home

Anyone can throw a brick in a machine and watch it self-destruct. It takes a mad genius to think of putting the washing machine on a trampoline first. If you’ve got 30 seconds to waste, you’re welcome!

Anyone can throw a brick in a machine and watch it self-destruct

Video: Freaky Floor

A Manchester, England-based tile company posted this quick clip of their trippy front entrance.

The optical illusion floor at Casa Ceramica in Manchester is actually flat, but you’re forgiven if you’re worried about wobbling down an imaginary incline and being sucked into another dimension.

This floor in a British tile company is enough to make you seasick on land.

Pool Fool

Indoor pools are usually built in the basement, for a number of reasons. One of them is well illustrated in this YouTube clip. High winds are jostling a highrise condo so much that the water is sloshing out of the pool and throughout the unit. Good thing someone put down a towel to sop up the water!

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Indoor pools are usually built in the basement, for a number of reasons.