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Taking shape: 3D printing revolution on the horizon

April 24, 2019 Jillian Morgan

At Sika AG’s research facility in Widen, Switzerland, the nozzle of a 3D printer pumps out billowy concrete at one metre per second. The material cures almost instantly, just in time for the machine’s printing arm to deposit the next

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On the Perimeter: Major Winnipeg project brings concrete solution to longstanding bottleneck

April 23, 2019 David Kennedy

Infrastructure rarely ages gracefully. When there isn’t much elegance to the original design, 20 or 30 years can be particularly cruel. The junction of a pair of provincial trunk highways northeast of Winnipeg was just such a case. For years,

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Toronto compromises on changes to noise bylaw that threatened construction

April 18, 2019 by David Kennedy

TORONTO—Continuous concrete pours and heavy crane work will continue to be permitted overnight throughout Toronto, but will be subject to new restrictions following a vote at city hall April 17. The change represents a compromise between councillors pushing for a

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Mississauga, Ont. kicks off road construction season as it paves way for major LRT job

April 18, 2019 by David Kennedy

MISSISSAUGA, Ont.—More than 30 new and continuing road construction jobs are on the books this year in Ontario’s third largest city as Mississauga construction crews and commuters brace themselves for years of work on the Hurontario Light Rail Transit project.

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Wood construction renaissance may not be quite all it’s built up to be, report says

April 4, 2019 On-Site Staff

WINNIPEG—Sustainability has taken on an increasingly important role in Canadian construction in recent years. The energy-intensive processes required to manufacture concrete and steel have, at least in part, propelled another age-old building material back to the fore. In numerous projects

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Sika to buy Ontario-based concrete maker King Packaged Materials

March 7, 2019 by David Kennedy

OAKVILLE, Ont.—Sika AG is making a major move into the Canadian concrete market. The Switzerland-based chemical company and building materials supplier said March 7 that it has agreed to buy Oakville, Ont.’s King Packaged Materials Co. for an undisclosed price.

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Wirtgen introduces new 3D control system for slipform pavers that make string lines obsolete

February 27, 2019 On-Site Staff

Among a range of new products, Wirtgen introduced a new 3D control system at the Las Vegas show that make setting up string lines unnecessary. Designed for slipform pavers, AutoPilot 2.0 can produce any kind of offset and inset profiles

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Topcon launches new workflow bundle to help operators refine concrete floors

February 27, 2019 On-Site Staff

Shining the spotlight on technology, Topcon introduced a new workflow bundle this January. Designed to reduce costs by modernizing concrete floor flatness and levelness applications, operators can find mistakes in near real-time, while project teams can easily visualize different elevations

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Putzmeister introduces new series of pickup-mounted pumps

February 27, 2019 On-Site Staff

Concrete pump maker Putzmeister introduced a new series of pickup-mounted pumps. It showed off the VSP 70 – a Thom-Katt TK 70 mounted on a Dodge Ram 5500 chassis – that features a gross vehicle weight rating of 8,845 kilograms

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Mack brings mDRIVE AMT to cabover pumpers

February 27, 2019 On-Site Staff

The mDRIVE is coming to cabover pumpers. Following the World of Concrete announcement, Mack’s versatile 13- and 14-speed automated manual transmission will be available in the company’s TerraPro concrete pumper models. The AMT delivers improved performance and durability to maximize

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Ligchine aims to modernize high-rise upper deck work with new SpiderScreed

February 27, 2019 On-Site Staff

Introducing a compact, lightweight and manoeuvrable screeding machine at World of Concrete, Ligchine is looking to take high-rise upper deck work to the next level. The drive-in SpiderScreed offers an industry-best power to weight ratio of 25-kilograms per horsepower and

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Husqvarna introduces new lightweight, battery-powered power cutter

February 27, 2019 On-Site Staff

Injecting some lithium-ion into a new power cutter at this year’s show, Husqvarna gave attendees a look at its new K 535i. With low vibration, user-friendly ergonomics and side-placed battery, the lightweight cutter requires little maintenance. It can be used

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Gomaco’s new Xtreme GT-3600 improves tight radius paving, accuracy

February 27, 2019 On-Site Staff

Displayed on a show floor for the first time, Gomaco’s new Xtreme GT-3600 curb and gutter machine builds on the success of its predecessor, the GT-3600. The Xtreme package improves tight radius paving, adds G+ radius software with slew drives

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Brokk launches new lineup of hydraulic breakers ranging from 500to 700-kilograms

February 27, 2019 On-Site Staff

Remote-controlled demolition machine maker Brokk brought a new lineup of hydraulic breakers to this year’s show. The Brokk Hydraulic Breaker series includes eight models, ranging from the 50-kilogram BHB 55 to the 700-kilogram BHB 705. With bodies machined from a

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Bosch introduced new rotary hammer for heavy-duty concrete applications

February 27, 2019 On-Site Staff

For heavy-duty concrete drilling, Bosch has introduced its GBH18V-36C SDS-max 18V 1-3/8 In. Rotary Hammer. Strong enough to take of tough jobs, the hammer weighs less than 15 pounds and delivers 5.5-ft.-lb. of impact energy. The hammer includes an interface

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BASF aims help builders match product to application with new VDC center

February 27, 2019 On-Site Staff

Taking advantage of its BIM portfolio, BASF launched a new Virtual Design and Construction resource center at World of Concrete 2019. The construction chemical supplier aims to provide builders with a wealth of knowledge to help them find the right

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High-climbing silo repairs

February 14, 2019 Mapei

Officials at a Canadian cement plant devised a unique plan for inspecting and repairing the plant’s storage silos. Rather than using traditional scaffolding, installers rappelled down the outside of the silos (each 100 feet [30.5 m] high) in order to

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Ontario man edges out the competition to win ‘Super Bowl’ of masonry at World of Concrete

January 28, 2019 by David Kennedy

LAS VEGAS—A 30-year-old mason from Hamilton, Ont. spent 60 tense minutes Jan. 23 locked in a battle of speed, skill and stamina with more than two dozen rivals from across the U.S., Canada and Australia. Dexterously throwing down brick to

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Products making a splash at World of Concrete 2019

January 26, 2019 On-Site Staff

North American construction is still going strong. World of Concrete 2019 was the annual event’s largest since the 2008 recession dented industry sentiment more than a decade ago. Spread across three full halls at the Las Vegas Convention Center, plus

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Aquajet unveils the 410V compact hydrodemolition robot

January 7, 2019 by On-Site Magazine

From Aquajet Systems AB, the Aqua Cutter 410V hydrodemolition robot uses 15,000- to 40,000-psi water jets to remove as much as 9 cubic feet per hour of concrete. Contractors can adjust the robot’s stroke to control the depth of cuts,