BILD to host CAWIC networking/membership event

The Building Industry & Land Development Association and the Canadian Association of Women in Construction have joined forces to host a special event where existing BILD members can find out more about the many benefits of CAWIC membership. The event will be hosted at BILD and happens to take place, quite appropriately, on the 100th anniversary of International Women’s Day,…






BILD members honoured at EnerQuality Awards

There was a good number of familiar names thrown around as EnerQuality presented its 2010 Awards of Excellence earlier this month. Empire Communities was awarded three trophies for its commitment to building high-performance, energy-efficient, sustainable new housing, including the esteemed Green Builder of the Year award, as well as ENERGY STAR for New Homes Builder of the Year (large volume…






Last chance to register for BILD Industry Luncheon

Nearly 300 members have already registered for the BILD Industry Luncheon this Friday February 18th and our capacity is 350, so if you want to hear Ontario Progressive Conservative Party Leader Tim Hudak speak and/or find out the winners of our annual Renovation and Custom Building Awards, sponsored by Reno & Décor magazine, please act quickly. If those two reasons…






RenoMark coming soon to eighth Province

BILD has just received the exciting news that the Halifax-based Canadian Home Builders’ Association of Central Nova Scotia has voted to climb aboard the RenoMark™ train, bringing RenoMark™ program participation up to 32 locals in eight Provinces (PEI currently under the New Brunswick umbrella). 

 “This particular local, lead by CEO Paul Pettipas, has a very high-profile Renovators Council already,…






Best Renovation $150,000 – $300,000

With just days to go before the BILD luncheon and the National Home Show, We continue our coverage of potential award-winners with a roundup of renovation finalists in the $150,000 – $300,000 category. Eurodale Developments                                                    …






Submissions for the 2011 BILD Awards End

Thank you to all who submitted their entries for the 2011 BILD Awards. The nomination period has now closed as we prepare for this year’s event. Each year, the industry celebrates the success of its most outstanding builders, communities and individuals, with 2011 promising to be the best one yet. BILD is rolling out the Red Carpet on April 29, 2011…






National Home Show Trends to look out for in 2011

While you’re soaking in the latest and greatest for the home during the upcoming National Home Show, it’s a good idea to keep some key trends in mind. From the ecological to the economical, and trends that reflect cultural change, here are three ideas to look into.     Solar Panels It’s time to stop dreading your energy bill. When…






Stephen Dupuis: Renovations full of inspiration

From today’s edition of The Toronto Sun Online If renovating your unfinished basement, outdated kitchen or tired bathroom seems daunting, you need to take a look at the before-and-after photos submitted by this year’s finalists for BILD’s Renovation and Custom Home Building awards. The photos are so inspirational that we decided to enlarge them and create a Destination Renovation display at the upcoming National Home…






Renovation and Custom Building Awards Finalists: Best Renovation $75,000 – $150,000

The BILD luncheon and the National Home Show are exactly one week away!  We continue our coverage of potential award-winners with a roundup of renovation finalists in the $75,000 – $150,000 category.  But first, we would like to announce that we have some tickets to the Home Show to give away. Check our Twitter and Facebook pages on Monday for…






The Chair’s Message with Paul Golini

Awards season is upon us! If you follow BILD or at least have a slight interest in the industry, you’ve no doubt heard about our Renovation and Custom Home Builder Awards. Not only is this an exciting time for the renovators, but it’s sure to get some attention from homeowners as well. Why? Because we’ll have a beautiful display of some before…