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Editorial: Take care of your tools, big and small

March 16, 2017 by Corinne Lynds

It’s difficult to put an exact number on the total cost of theft to construction companies in Canada, but according to a report from Zurich Canada, it’s safe to say the amount exceeds $46 million per year in insurance claims

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Lafarge completes modernization, reduces environmental footprint

September 12, 2016 On-Site Magazine

Today, Lafarge Canada Inc. in Exshaw, Alberta, announced the completion of major modernization and environmental upgrades. Physical construction began in 2013, with more than 600 contracted employees on site at construction peak in addition to 160 permanent employees. The team

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How to prep your wheel loaders for winter

August 31, 2016 Nate Hendley

If you want to use your wheel loaders in winter for removing snow or anything else, you need to ensure your machines can handle cold-weather conditions. An obvious way to protect your equipment in wintertime is to park it in

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Komatsu introduces D85EXi/PXi-18 intelligent crawler dozer

August 29, 2016 On-Site Magazine

  Komatsu America Corp.’s 264HP D85EXi/PXi-18 crawler dozer is the smart choice for any machine owner looking for intelligence and efficiency beyond what is typically available in machine control systems. Eliminating the need to install and remove blade-mounted sensors each day

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Former Bird Construction CEO establishes $1.2-million endowment fund at Centennial College

April 19, 2016 On-Site Magazine

TORONTO — Former Bird Construction CEO and president Paul Charette and his wife Gerri have made a record donation to Centennial College to help establish a $1.2-million endowment to fund new scholarships in the college’s School of Engineering Technology and

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Video: Excavator operator rescues baby deer

April 1, 2016 by Patrick McConnell

Sometimes the best acts of kindness happen when no one is there to see them. Fortunately, when this excavator operator rescued a deer fawn that was trapped in a mud bog, there was someone there to capture it on video

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Construction product manufacturer Canam receives $50M loan

April 1, 2016 On-Site Magazine

Fonds de solidarité FTQ to support the St-Georges-based company’s growth

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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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US cement consumption to rise 3.4% this year

March 30, 2016 On-Site Magazine

PCA downgrades its forecast

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Schwing Concrete Pump

March 29, 2016 On-Site Magazine

The Schwing SP 500 stationary concrete pump is now equipped with a Tier IV compliant Caterpillar diesel engine. The CAT® C3.4B diesel is rated at 74.5 hp while providing durability and fuel efficiency. The SP 500 is a versatile machine

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The 3 Rs of aggregate recycling

March 18, 2016 by Corinne Lynds

Efforts to launch a certification program for aggregate recycling facilities in Ontario stalled last month when partner associations and producers raised concerns at the 11th hour. Aggregate Recycling Ontario (ARO) has spent the last year and a half implementing a

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New National Energy Code for buildings

March 15, 2016 On-Site Magazine

New buildings in Canada will become more energy efficient with the introduction of some 90 changes to the National Energy Code of Canada for Buildings 2015. “As Canada’s go-to research and technology organization, the National Research Council is providing Canadians

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First LEED Gold hospital in Quebec

March 15, 2016 On-Site Magazine

McGill University Health Centre’s Glen site certified by green building council

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UBC builds 18-storey wood construction student residence

March 9, 2016 On-Site Magazine

World’s tallest wood structure ever built

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Three teams shortlisted for CAMH redevelopment

February 25, 2016 On-Site Magazine

Video: How CAMH will be transformed

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CRH Canada’s Dufferin Aggregates Acton Quarry certified as socially, environmentally responsible

February 23, 2016 On-Site Magazine

The Cornerstone Standard’s Council (CSC) has officially recognized CRH Canada’s Dufferin Aggregates Acton Quarry as the first quarry in the world to receive certification as a supplier of responsibly sourced stone, sand and gravel. “CRH Canada and Dufferin Aggregates are

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PCL raises the roof on BMO Field

February 22, 2016 On-Site Magazine

VIDEO: South roof canopy lifted into place by two crawler cranes

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World of Concrete hits 7 year high

February 17, 2016 On-Site Magazine

World of Concrete 2016, which took place in Las Vegas from February 1 to 5, exceeded expectations across the board. This signature event for the concrete industry drew 60,110 registered professionals, up from 55,779 in 2015, and featured more than

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Cement production up 10% year-over-year

February 16, 2016 On-Site Magazine

Cement manufacturers produced 0.82 million tonnes of cement products in December, down 26.1% from November, according to the most recent numbers from Statistics Canada. However the year-over-year numbers for December are up 10.3% over 2014. Shipments of domestic cement decreased 27.1% from November to 0.79 million

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Green Buildings drive economic growth in Canada, study shows

February 12, 2016 On-Site Magazine

Green building sector employed 300,000, generated $23.45B in GDP in 2014