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Feature 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,

Feature 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

Product Concrete

Chicago Pneumatic introduces electronic pokers to concrete lineup

September 19, 2017 On-Site Magazine

  Chicago Pneumatic Construction Equipment now offers a new concept in its vibration equipment lineup with the launch of electronic pokers. The quiet, safe and efficient Vektor 12K electronic pokers provide high centrifugal force, making them suitable for use across

News BridgesConcrete

VIDEO: The world’s first 3D-printed reinforced concrete bridge is almost complete

September 12, 2017 inhabitat.com

Eindhoven University of Technology has a massive 3D printer capable of printing immense objects – and it’s currently creating the world’s first 3D-printed reinforced concrete bridge. The bridge will be installed this month in the small Dutch town of Gemert,

Feature Article ConcreteConstruction MaterialsGreen Construction

Boehmers uses captured CO2 to make stronger concrete blocks

September 7, 2017 Nate Hendley

Boehmers is a concrete block producer in Cambridge, Ont. with a new, carbon-dioxide (CO2) infused product said to be great for the environment and superior to traditional concrete blocks. The company has been selling the Carboclave block, as the product

News ConcreteSkills Development

PCL celebrates connection of Canada’s Great Trail

September 5, 2017 PCL

PCL Constructors Canada Inc. (Toronto) is pleased to commemorate the connection of The Great Trail through a donation to the Trans Canada Trail Foundation and with the support of its employees who virtually walked the trail in celebration of Canada’s

News Concrete

Lafarge to receive Metro Vancouver’s residuals as alternative raw materials

August 4, 2017 On-Site Magazine

Lafarge Canada Inc. and Metro Vancouver have reached a three-year agreement that will see drinking water treatment residuals from the Seymour Capilano Filtration Plant be used as a material in cement manufacturing, and thus become part of the circular economy.

News ConcreteGreen Construction

VIDEO: RDH senior building science specialist John Straube on the thermal performance of buildings

July 25, 2017 RDH Building Science Laboratories

In a series of three short videos, RDH principal and senior building science specialist John Straube, Ph.D., P.Eng., talks about the key early design decisions that drive energy performance, the paths to code compliance, and the impact of thermal bridging

News ConcreteGreen Construction

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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