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Producing quality HMA incorporating RAP

March 16, 2017 Lisa Fattori

Since the 1970s, Reclaimed Asphalt Pavement (RAP) has been a proven high quality product used in the design and production of asphalt mixes. According to a 2011 report by the U.S. Federal Highway Administration (FHWA), the performance of pavements containing up

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EX Series asphalt plant from Asphalt Drum Mixers

February 28, 2017 On-Site Magazine

  Asphalt Drum Mixers, Inc. offers its EX Series asphalt plants with single-drum counterflow technology. The compact plants boast the longest aggregate drying and mixing times in the industry. The EX Series asphalt plants produce 100 to 425 tons of

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CCIL estimates testing and inspection of all highway construction could save tax payers $2B over 10 years

January 10, 2017 Canadian Council of Independent Laboratories

The Canadian Council of Independent Laboratories (CCIL) is urging the Ontario government to restore and strengthen independent oversight of all highway construction projects in the province. CCIL estimates this initiative would reduce provincial expenditures by hundreds of millions of dollars

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OHMPA presents Trillium and Bleeds Black Awards at 2016 Fall Asphalt Seminar

December 9, 2016 On-Site Magazine

A record number of nine asphalt plants received the Ontario Hot Mixed Producers Association’s (OHMPA) 2016 Trillium Award. A further 14 plants were re-certified at the 25th annual Fall Asphalt Seminar. Hosted December 1st at the Universal Eventspace Conference and Event

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Ont. Liberals blasted for mismanaging road infrastructure

December 2, 2016 canadianmanufacturing.com

Ontario’s government watchdog says taxpayers spend millions of dollars paying repair bills for shoddy work by contractors hired for road maintenance and public transit projects, including part of one bridge that was installed upside down. Auditor General Bonnie Lysyk also

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OHMPA releases statement on Auditor General’s report

December 1, 2016 by Corinne Lynds

First order of business at today’s 25th annual OHMPA Fall Seminar was addressing Auditor General, Bonnie Lysyk’s annual report. Released yesterday, the report states that sub-standard asphalt has led to early pavement cracking on provincial highways in Ontario, costing taxpayers

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ORBA commends John Tory for taking action to commit investment for transportation infrastructure

November 25, 2016 ORBA

The Ontario Road Builders’ Association (ORBA) is pleased to hear of Mayor John Tory’s intention to create dedicated funding to invest in vital transportation infrastructure for the City of Toronto. Bold and decisive leadership is urgently needed to relieve congestion

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Prof develops asphalt compactor that improves longevity and resilience of pavement

June 22, 2016 Nate Hendley

The Ontario Ministry of Transportation (MTO) is wrapping up a research study that began two years ago to test the performance of a cutting-edge asphalt compactor called the Asphalt Multi-Integrated Roller (AMIR). AMIR is the brainchild of Abd El Halim,

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Versatile pneumatic breaker

May 18, 2016 On-Site Magazine

Atlas Copco’s RTEX pneumatic breaker offers rental centers and contractors a cost effective and powerful solution for a variety of demolition projects. The RTEX requires just 37 cfm to operate, about 50 per cent less air energy than conventional breakers in the

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OHMPA unveils Student Resume Portal and awards Roads Scholars at Spring Operations Seminar

April 27, 2016 On-Site Magazine

The Ontario Hot Mix Producers Association (OHMPA) unveiled its Student Resume Portal at the annual Spring Operations seminar on April 20 in Cambridge, Ont. Students from Georgian and Conestoga Colleges who participated in OHMPA’s Road Scholars program, were also recognized

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OHMPA awards outstanding service to key industry leaders

April 18, 2016 On-Site Magazine

The Ontario Hot Mix Producers Association (OHMPA) recognized outstanding service to the association and industry at its 42nd annual general meeting and awards luncheon at the Westin Harbour Castle Hotel in Toronto on March 31st. During the luncheon the association

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Donn Bernal named 2016 OHMPA president

April 14, 2016 by Corinne Lynds

The Ontario Hot Mix Producers Association elected Donn Bernal, general manager of Hamilton-based Yellowline Asphalt Products Ltd., as its president during OHMPA’s 42nd annual general meeting on March 31st at the Westin Harbour Castle Hotel in Toronto. Bernal is taking

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Atlas Copco GPS compaction

April 13, 2016 On-Site Magazine

Atlas Copco uses a global navigation satellite system on the CC6200 asphalt roller to ensure superior soil and asphalt compaction. Dyn@Lyzer uses a global navigation satellite system, such as GPS, to track the number of completed passes and the precise position

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Ontario helping York Region expand cycling and improve safety

April 4, 2016 On-Site

Ontario is providing $1.3 million to York Region over the next two years to help build new, or improve existing, cycling infrastructure through the Ontario Municipal Cycling Infrastructure Program.Markham will receive $325,000 to upgrade two kilometres of cycling and walking

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$3.5B Massey Tunnel replacement project gets support

March 30, 2016 On-Site Magazine

There is strong public support to replace the Massey Tunnel with a $3.5 billion, 10-lane bridge,  according a recently released report on the public consultation process done by the Government of British Columbia. The report confirms residents are in favour of capacity improvements

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Video: Concrete vs asphalt paving, which one wins?     

March 28, 2016 On-Site Magazine

The Portland Cement Association recently released a new video outlining the results of a study comparing concrete paving and asphalt perpetual paving technologies. The test involved paving the same length of highway, US-30 in Ohio going eastbound and westbound. The

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Husqvarna Flat Saw

March 24, 2016 On-Site Magazine

Husqvarna has updated its FS 3500 G – a self-propelled walk-behind flat saw with a 37 hp (27.5 kW) Kohler gasoline engine. It has a cutting depth capacity of up to 12-3/8″ (311 mm) with a 30″ (750 mm) diamond

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Construction leaders applaud federal budget initiatives

March 23, 2016 On-Site Magazine

New infrastructure commitments provide critical funding

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Construction-related federal budget highlights

March 23, 2016 On-Site Magazine

Here is a brief summary of some of the construction-sector related items in the 2016 federal budget. This is compilation from a number of different industry and online sources: $60 billion plus in new federal infrastructure investments in two phases,

$30 million in government funding has been committed to build the Freedom Road that will connect the Shoal Lake No. 40 First Nation with the Manitoba Trans-Canada highway
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‘Freedom Road’ construction costs rise $16.5M

March 23, 2016 Canadian Consulting Engineer

The city of Winnipeg is due to decide this week whether to increase funding for the so-called “Freedom Road” to the First Nations Community of Shoal Lake 40. The Shoal Lake community was isolated long ago by the construction of