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Government of Canada invests in Nova Scotia’s clean technology sector

July 4, 2017 Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada 

OTTAWA – Canadians will benefit from a new innovation that reduces carbon dioxide emissions, conserves fresh water and leads to greener buildings as a result of a $510,000 investment by the Government of Canada. This investment will foster innovation in carbon

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Husqvarna DC 200 drum cutter offers versatility

June 21, 2017 by Corinne Lynds

The DC 200 is a versatile attachment made for surface profiling rock or concrete, trenching, excavating frozen soil, soft rock excavation in quarries, demolition and dredging. The 56 tungsten carbide-tipped picks on each side of the machine rotate and chip

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VIDEO: How to lower the carbon in concrete

June 21, 2017 UK Sustainable Concrete Forum

Concrete is one of the best materials for resilient, durable and energy efficient structures and buildings over their life cycle. But concrete can become a significant source of carbon. Andy Spencer, Sustainability Director for CEMEX UK and Chair of the

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Pacific Blasting & Demolition Ltd. awarded challenging project at Point Grey Private Hospital

June 6, 2017 On-Site Magazine

Pacific Blasting & Demolition Ltd. has been awarded a challenging demolition project at the Point Grey Private Hospital in Vancouver for the McIntosh Construction Group. This project includes the abatement of hazardous materials and complete demolition of the adjacent St.

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Topcon announces next generation concrete paving system

June 6, 2017 On-Site Magazine

  Topcon Positioning Group announced the next generation of automated concrete paving — the ZPS system — with the new Z-Robot and Z-Stack sensor. Using enhanced Topcon Millimeter GPS technology, the ZPS system is designed to bring unmatched accuracy to

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Industry government partnership boosts Canadian clean technology’s reach

April 20, 2017 CarbonCure

San Jose, California – Yesterday, CarbonCure Technologies and Central Concrete Supply Co. Inc. , a business unit of U.S. Concrete, Inc. welcomed Canada’s Minister of Environment and Climate Change, Minister Catherine McKenna, at Central Concrete’s ready-mix plant in San Jose,

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PCL’s upper terminal renovation elevates Banff’s top attraction

April 19, 2017 by Corinne Lynds

It’s not everyday you get to enjoy a breath-taking view of the Rocky Mountains on your commute to work, let alone ride a gondola high above the treetops of Banff National Park. But, that’s exactly what PCL project manager Cole

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CarbonCure’s CO2-infused process strengthens concrete

April 19, 2017 Nate Hendley

CarbonCure Technologies of Dartmouth, N.S. is looking to make concrete stronger and greener by infusing it with recycled carbon dioxide (CO2). The concept isn’t new, but CarbonCure’s process is. The company’s patented technology has been used in several recent construction

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APECQ nominates first woman chair in 120 year history

April 11, 2017 Association patronale des entreprises en construction du Québec

MONTREAL – The Association patronale des entreprises en construction du Québec announced the nomination of Rose Fierimonte as chair of the board of directors of the APECQ. She is the first woman to be appointed chair of this organization since it was founded 120

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Con Cast Pipe acquires Hy-Grade Precast Concrete

April 10, 2017 by Corinne Lynds

PUSLINCH, ON – Con Cast Pipe, a manufacturer of precast concrete drainage products including concrete pipe, manholes, catch basins, and box units, as well as a wide range of bridge and specialty precast products in Canada, has announced the recent

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Yorkville luxury rental property topped off

April 4, 2017 On-Site Magazine

Toronto – On March 31, 2017, representatives from two Canadian real estate companies gathered to celebrate a major milestone in the creation of Yorkville’s newest purpose-built luxury rental development. “Along with our valued project partners, we are honoured to celebrate completion

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Case Study: Derry Road and CN Rail grade separation

March 16, 2017 Vireak Hinh & Jennifer Trimble

Back in 2006, the Derry Road/CN Rail Grade Separation was identified as part of the 2006 Environmental Study Report (ESR) completed for the Derry Road corridor. The report recommended that Derry Road be reconstructed from 2 lanes to 4, including

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OPS revises standard to allow recycled concrete

March 2, 2017 Aggregate Recycling Ontario

In 2014, the Canadian Standards Association amended its concrete materials standard (A23.1) to allow the use of reclaimed concrete material as an aggregate in unshrinkable backfill. At the request of Aggregate Recycling Ontario, the Ontario Provincial Standards for Roads and

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Future engineers slide into Winnipeg for the 2017 Great Northern Concrete Toboggan Race

February 21, 2017 On-Site Magazine

PCL Construction was pleased to once again be the title sponsor of the 2017 Great Northern Concrete Toboggan Race (GNCTR), hosted this year by the University of Manitoba and Red River College’s schools of Engineering at Adrenaline Adventures in Winnipeg.

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BURNCO acquires Bestway Concrete of Colorado

February 17, 2017 by Corinne Lynds

Calgary’s BURNCO Rock Products Ltd. has acquired Bestway Concrete Company, a leading ready mix concrete and aggregate producer in the metro Denver and northern Colorado regions.   “We are extremely pleased that Bestway is joining the BURNCO family” said Michael Powell,

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CarbonCure named in the 2017 Global Cleantech Top 100

January 25, 2017 On-Site Magazine

CarbonCure’s retrofit technology chemically sequesters waste carbon dioxide during the concrete manufacturing process to make greener and stronger concrete. Halifax’s CarbonCure Technologies, one of the world’s leading CO2-utilization technology providers, has been named in the prestigious 2017 Global Cleantech 100, produced by

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Daily Report from World of Concrete: 20 Vegas Fun Facts on a travel day

January 16, 2017 by Corinne Lynds

World of Concrete, taking place in Las Vegas this week is kicked off today with education sessions a plenty. To get the latest schedule on various information and certification programs visit: https://worldofconcrete.com/Attendee/Schedule/Index If you’re still en-route to the show, enjoy these

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Save on labour costs with Amvic’s panel for radiant heating

January 13, 2017 On-Site Magazine

The Amvic insulated panel for radiant heating has been specifically designed to provide the most cost effective installation and performance characteristics for hydronic radiant floor heating systems. It is available in both residential and commercial styles and is designed to

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Drill four ways with Minnich’s A-1 Series

January 13, 2017 On-Site Magazine

  Minnich Manufacturing’s A-1 Series drills can be configured to drill four ways – horizontally, vertically, into a wall, or six inches from a corner – eliminating the need to purchase additional equipment or conversion kits. The A-1 Series makes

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VIDEO: Castle is 3D printed in concrete

January 12, 2017 by Corinne Lynds

Two years ago, Minnesota native Audrey Rudenko began experimenting with 3D printers. He built one that can print houses. His first project was this concrete castle. Check out the video: