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SmartRock™ Wireless Concrete Sensor Now Integrates with Procore

November 15, 2018 by On-Site Magazine

Procore users can now access the SmartRock™ integration from the Procore App Marketplace, allowing teams to share real-time reports from major concrete projects. SmartRock™ is the first concrete sensor and first materials testing solution to integrate with Procore software. READ

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Kiewit consortium selected to construct all-season road in N.W.T

November 15, 2018 by Jillian Morgan

WHATI, N.W.T—A consortium has been selected to construct a 97-kilometre roadway connecting Highway 3 to the fly-in community of Whati, located about 160 kilometres northwest of Yellowknife. North Star Infrastructure, comprised of Kiewit Canada Development Corp., Peter Kiewit and Sons,

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Concrete tech firm CarbonCure earns backing of high-profile investment fund that includes Bill Gates, Jeff Bezos

September 26, 2018 by David Kennedy

The Halifax-based company’s bolt-on technology injects carbon dioxide into the abundant construction material during the production process

Article ConcreteSoftware / Hardware

Ottawa tech firm takes on ‘primitive’ concrete testing

August 9, 2018 Jillian Morgan

With a little resistance from an industry sometimes seen as being set in its ways, Giatec Scientific Inc. is working to bring the world’s second most consumed material into the 21st century. Its smart concrete testing products offer an alternative

Article Concrete

Formless: How shotcrete is changing timelines, concrete crews and the jobsite

August 9, 2018 David Kennedy

Formwork has been a mainstay on construction sites for generations. The familiar timber, metal or plastic forms that support freshly-placed concrete as it sets aren’t about to go extinct, but they’re facing increased pressure from a method that can shave

News ConcreteConstruction

Graham time-lapse video captures 22 million pounds of concrete poured over 20 hours

July 31, 2018 by Jillian Morgan

KINGSTON, Ont.—Graham Construction poured a staggering 22 million pounds of concrete – its largest pour to date – in less than 24 hours as part of a $200 million project to build Canada’s first wet infant formula facility in Kingston.

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N.B. residents fight to save beloved “kissing bridges” from concrete or steel replacements

July 30, 2018 Alex Cooke, The Canadian Press

RIVERVIEW, N.B.—Raymond Boucher says if you haven’t shared a kiss beneath the beams of a covered bridge, you’re missing out. A longtime New Brunswick resident, Boucher has fond memories of travelling through two covered bridges with the woman who would

Article ConcreteRoads

Can concrete roads be king in Atlantic Canada?

May 4, 2018 Jillian Morgan

A stretch of Nova Scotia’s Highway 101 connects the town of Mount Uniacke – about 40 kilometres North of Halifax – to the community of Ellershouse. The 11-kilometre highway is one of three concrete roads in the province, tendered in

CarbonCure Technologies Airgas partnership Air Liquide
News ConcreteGreen Construction

CarbonCure, Airgas partner to offer CO2 concrete technology in U.S.

April 30, 2018 by Jillian Morgan

DARTMOUTH—Nova Scotia-based CarbonCure Technologies has partnered with Airgas, an Air Liquide company, to increase adoption of its CO2 utilization technology in the Gulf Coast of the United States. CarbonCure’s solution injects CO2 sourced from refineries of industrial emitters into wet

Jennifer Wagner Carbon Cure Xprize
News ConcreteGreen Construction

Nova Scotia’s CarbonCure Technologies named finalist in $20M competition

April 10, 2018 by Jillian Morgan

Nova Scotia-based CarbonCure Technologies has been named one of ten finalists in the global $20 million NRG Cosia Carbon Xprize. Carbon Xprize challenges competitors to convert CO2 emissions into valuable products. CarbonCure’s technology converts carbon dioxide into concrete. The competition

Canadian Concrete expo
News Concrete

First Canadian Concrete Expo a hit

March 1, 2018 Jillian Morgan

Canada’s first all-concrete construction exposition exceeded expectations, according to Stuart Galloway, president of the show’s organizer, 20/20 Show Productions. Canadian Concrete Expo, held at the International Centre in Toronto, Ont. from Feb. 7-8, featured over 200 exhibitors and 200,000 square

Cemen Tech volumetric concrete mixer
Product ConcreteHeavy Equipment

Volumetric mixer offers increased accuracy

February 5, 2018 by On-Site Magazine

Cemen Tech launched the latest addition to its C Series volumetric concrete mixer lienup with the introduction of the C60. The new model includes enhanced ACCU-POUR capabilities and Automated Gates as a standard option. ACCU-POUR is the nerve center for

Putzmeister HPD Pump Cell
Product Concrete

Long-lasting pump kit

February 5, 2018 by On-Site Magazine

Putzmeister America, Inc.’s .13 HPD Pump Cell has been designed to work with the brand-new 39Z-Meter Truck-Mounted Concrete Boom Pump. The BSA-grade pump kit is designed to be the highest-performing, longest-lasting pump cell on the market with a Rod Side

BASF Master X 55 admixture
Product Concrete

Strength-enhancing admixture

February 5, 2018 by On-Site Magazine

BASF’s Master X-Seed 55 admixture improves early- and late-age strength development in concrete. This technology is a stable suspension of synthetically produced crystalline calcium silicate hydrate (CSH) nanoparticles that facilitate the growth of CSH crystals between cement grains and improve

Terek FDC300 Charger
Product ConcreteHeavy Equipment

Game changing mixer truck

February 5, 2018 by On-Site Magazine

Terex unveiled the Advance Charger FDC300 front discharge mixer, a first-in-its-class truck design for delivering ready mix concrete to jobsites in congested urban areas. The new 3-axle city-class front discharge mixer offers a shorter concrete charge height, and delivers the

Product Concrete

Milwaukee Tool concrete screed levels offer 3-in-1 solution

January 22, 2018 by Jillian Morgan

From Milwaukee Tool, REDSTICK concrete screed levels allow the user to screed, smooth and level. The tool is available in three models: MILCON24 (24 in.), MILCON48 (48 in.) and MILCON72 (72 in.). Each model features a magnesium base and core,

Article Concrete

First annual Canadian Concrete Expo is coming to Toronto February 2018

December 15, 2017 by On-Site Magazine

The Canadian Concrete Expo (CCE) is an industry only trade show that will feature more than 250 exhibiting companies on 200,000 sq. ft. of exhibition space. CCE will foster commerce, partnerships, education, and face-to-face meetings. Exhibitors from across the country will be able to

News ConcreteConstructionGreen Construction

Lafarge files application for industrial approval

November 29, 2017 Government of Nova Scotia

Lafarge Canada Inc. has filed an application for an industrial approval to use tires as a low-carbon fuel. The project is a one-year pilot for one of the company’s kilns in Brookfield, Colchester Co. It requires both an environmental assessment

News ConcreteConstruction

Key differences highlighted: backshoring vs. reshoring in drop-head slab formwork systems

November 21, 2017 by Corinne Lynds

Richmond, B.C. — Backshoring and reshoring systems both work to support the weight of newly poured concrete slabs and look extremely similar, but using the wrong one can lead to structural collapse. WorkSafeBC has recently published two safety bulletins: an overview

Product ConcreteConstruction

Husqvarna’s new vac attachment for masonry cutting

October 4, 2017 On-Site Magazine

  The Husqvarna MS 360 Vac Attachment enables dust to be collected the moment it is created and pulled into a vacuum, creating a cleaner work environment. The vac attachment affixes to the conveyor cart by lining up two pins



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