Issue #73  News & Information Sources December 12, 2007


Contents: Issue #73  News & Information Sources

  1. Publishers Of Industry Magazines & Related Web Sites
  2. Lists Of Free & Paid Subscription Magazines
  3. Directories Of Links To Web Sites & Online Resources
  4. Newsletters With Industry News, Products & Information
  5. Providers Of Market Data & Project Information
  6. Trade Associations For Building & Construction Industry
  7. Trade Shows & Events, BC Government, Statistics
  8. Ken’s Top Pick: If you have time to surf only one site

1. Publishers Of Magazines & Related Web Sites

Canadian Home Builder 
Home Builder Magazine, from the Canadian Home Builders' Association, has feature articles on industry issues, products, companies, technology and more. Back issues are archived online.

Reed Business Information 
Housing Zone is the Reed Business Information home of Professional Builder, Professional Remodeler, Custom Builder, and Housing Giants magazines and Web Sites. 

Hanley Wood 
Publisher Hanley Wood offers a number of home building and construction industry Web sites and magazines with industry news, events, business management, products, and more.

McGraw Hill 
McGraw Hill publishes large construction industry magazines and Web sites with business resources and information on projects, products, equipment, jobs, and industry news.


2. Lists Of Free & Paid Subscription Magazines

Free Construction Magazines 
This subscription site from Free Construction Magazines offers free industry magazines, some for US only, accessible either alphabetically, by building type, or by product category.

Free & Paid Industry & Trade Publications 
Your Trade Pubs is a subscription agent site with listings for both free and paid publications on building, remodeling, construction, product suppliers, trades, and more.

Free Construction Magazines & White Papers 
Trade Pub lists free construction magazines, white papers, downloads, and podcasts on contracting, HVAC, landscaping, roofing and buildings. All are free to professionals who qualify.

Links To Journals & Magazines
Construction Web Links supplies listing and links to journals, books, magazines, news, reference, and other publications and information tools for the building & construction industry.


3. Directories Of Links To Web Sites & Online Resources

Search Engine For Construction News & Suppliers 
Zibb, the Reed Business Information search engine, will help you scour the Internet to find building industry news, products, and information content, all organized by industry category.

Links To Organizations & Sources Of Information 
Construction Weblinks directory, with site search, gives you links to reviewed sites that are organized in categories such as organizations, industry topics, resources, and guides.

Links To Architecture & Building Sites 
University of Nevada has links to sites on architecture, design, housing, building & construction, planning, preservation, facilities, energy & environment, and landscape architecture.

BC Links To Construction & Landscaping Sites 
BCdex gives you listings of links to BC industry organizations, cities & towns, government sites, construction & landscaping education, construction magazines, glossaries, and more.

Links To Construction Business Resources & Suppliers 
AEC Daily provides links to suppliers and resources on building & construction products, hardware, software, business support services, companies, and associations.

Links To Construction Suppliers & Resources 
The Info Grid directory has links to construction and maintenance companies and resources, with short descriptions of their products & services, and direct links to their sites.  


4. Newsletters With Industry News, Products, Information

BC Newsletter For HPO Licensed Residential Builders 
Homeowner Protection Office of BC allows online access to past issues of Building BC, their periodic newsletter containing industry news and topics of interest to licensed builders in BC.

Canadian Building Industry Newsletter 
Canadian Home Builders Association has online archives of their quarterly newspaper that covers home building industry developments and association activities across Canada.

Canadian Building Industry & Product News
Construction Links Newsletter is a free, monthly newsletter covering Canadian building and construction industry news, events, issues, product information, and business tips.

US Nation's Home Building News 
US National Association of Home Builders offers free online access to back issues of their newsletter containing articles on building industry news, issues, resources, and design trends.

Newsletter On New Building Products & Industry News
Building Online eUpdate is a free e-mail news service with company information, industry news, new products, trade shows, and residential building industry information.

Home Building Industry Newsletters 
Hanley Wood offers free e-mail newsletters, including Big Builder News, Business Update, Custom Home, Product News, JLC Update, Multifamily, Remodeling, and more.

Building Industry Newsletters 
Housing Zone from Reed Business Information provides free newletters for builders, remodelers, products, education, decking, architects, and siding. Free registration required.


5. Market Data & Project Information Providers

BC Real Estate Projects & Housing Market Data
BC’s own MPC Intelligence surveys & analyzes real estate developments and sub-markets, and offers their subscribers data covering Greater Vancouver, Greater Victoria, and Calgary.

Lower Mainland Permit & Project Data
BC’s Green Sheet provides subscribers with project development and building permit information for Greater Vancouver, the Fraser Valley, Whistler, Squamish, and Pemberton.

Reed Construction Project & Market Data
Reed Business Information produces project information and market data & content for both residential and non-residential construction, plus a number of other business sectors. 

McGraw Hill Commercial Construction Project Reports
McGraw Hill Construction Network provides their subscribers with a commercial construction project news database, plus online access to the plans and specs.


6. Trade Associations: Building & Construction Industry

Home Builder Associations Across Canadian 
Canadian Home Builders’ Association lists their provincial and local builder associations from across Canada, with direct links to each of their Web sites.

Canadian Building Industry Associations & Groups 
Construction Canada lists, and provides links to, national & provincial associations, government agencies, institutions, organizations, foundations, and councils & groups.

BC Business Associations 
Small Business BC has both summary and full listings of BC business associations with contact information and Web sites. They also have listings and details of BC trade shows.

Building Product & Manufacturer Associations 
Arcat lists building products, plus related trade & industry associations in each of the product categories. Click on “Related Associations” link (top right) after opening a category.

North American Construction Associations 
4Specs Directory provides an alphabetical listing of North American building and construction industry trade associations, and industry reference organizations.


7. Trade Shows & Events, BC Government, Statistics

BC Trade Show Directory 
Small Business BC provides both summary and full listings of BC trade shows with places, dates, contact information, plus listings of BC business associations, with their Web sites.

World Trade Show Directory 
Trade Show Week, from Reed Business Information, is an online international trade show search engine where you can find trade shows by industry, country, city, and date.

BC Local Governments & Agencies 
At Civic Info BC you can search local and regional BC governments and related agencies for various types of information on people, documents, events, resources, and more.

BC Provincial Government, Office Of Housing 
The BC Office Of Housing & Construction Standards, which governs construction of safe & healthy buildings, is composed of the Housing Policy Branch, Building & Safety Policy Branch, and Residential Tenancy Office.

BC Statistics 
BC Stats, our provincial government site, has stats on business & industry, economy, environment, exports & mports, labour & income, population & demographics, census data, and more.

Canadian Housing & Market Statistics 
CMHC provides data on Canadian housing markets including housing stock, demographics, residential construction activity, owner & rental market trends, mortgage lending, and housing affordability.

Canadian Construction Industry Statistics 
Statistics Canada has data tables & publications of statistics for both the residential & non-residential construction industry, building permits, materials, machinery & equipment, and more.

Canadian Construction Companies Statistics 
Industry Canada provides construction industry statistics including definition, companies & establishments, GDP, labour productivity, company directories, and other Information.


8. Ken’s Top Pick: The Construction Web Links Site

Links To Organizations & Sources Of Information 
Construction Weblinks is a large directory that offers links to reviewed Web sites. These are organized into categories such as organizations, industry topics, resources, and guides.




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