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POLL QUESTION: How does your company minimize traffic congestion?

The construction industry is taking a lot of flak for traffic delays and unmanned worksites. Toronto Sun columnist Sue-Ann Levy says the city's downtown core resembles a war zone "with construction debris, half-dug holes, old construction...
Nov 20, 2014 11:19AM


New forming technologies and materials help save time and money

Forms and forming technology have been the basis for advancements in concrete construction and the design of buildings for decades. New techniques and materials have allowed for greater flexibility in design and construction, resulting in...
Nov 19, 2014 1:25PM


CRMCA's concrete bible

The most recent version of the concrete standard for Canadian construction has been released. The CSA A23.1/2-2014 Concrete Materials and Methods of Concrete Construction/Test Methods and Standard Practices for Concrete is essentially the...
Nov 19, 2014 1:13PM


McInnis Cement awards $150M cement plant contract to ThyssenKrupp Industrial Solutions

McInnis Cement has selected ThyssenKrupp Industrial Solutions for a $150-million contract to manufacture and supply a full cement production line.
Nov 19, 2014 12:40PM


CAC supports renewed Gas Tax Fund for municipal infrastructure projects

The Cement Association of Canada (CAC) is commending the federal government for supporting local infrastructure with the renewed Gas Tax Fund.
Nov 19, 2014 11:17AM


CCPPP honours Canada's 2014 P3 leaders

The Canadian Council for Public-Private Partnerships (CCPPP) recently handed out its 2014 National Awards for Innovation and Excellence in public-private partnerships (P3s), including the C.W. Chuck Wills Award for outstanding achievement in...
Nov 11, 2014 3:09PM


SNC-Lavalin to cut 1,000 jobs in Canada; 4,000 worldwide

SNC-Lavalin plans to reduce its global workforce by nine per cent – 4,000 jobs – over the next 18 months as the company undergoes extensive “restructuring and right-sizing.”
Nov 11, 2014 1:25PM


Peel-Halton Partnership selected for $163M ErinoakKids Centre project

The Peel-Halton Partnership (PHP) has been selected to design, build and finance three new children’s treatment facilities in the Greater Toronto Area for a fixed-price contract of $163.33 million.
Nov 11, 2014 11:59AM


George Brown College opens Green Buildings Centre

Toronto’s George Brown College officially opened its new Green Building Centre on November 10. The applied research facility will train students in green energy, advanced construction systems and computer-enabled, efficient buildings. It...
Nov 11, 2014 11:20AM


Idiots on Ladders contest reaches new heights

The Ladder Association’s Idiots on Ladders contest is in the midst of its most popular year ever, having received more than 50 pictures from around the world highlighting dangerous examples of ladder misuse.
Nov 5, 2014 2:27PM


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