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Wacker Neuson adds to battery-powered lineup with new backpack vibrator

April 2, 2020 On-Site Staff

  A backpack concrete vibrator is the newest addition to Wacker Neuson’s line of battery-powered equipment. The company introduced the new cordless ACBe at Conexpo. It says it’s “ideal for the consolidation of thick interior concrete slabs with and without

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New deicing pad at Calgary airport marks largest use of clean concrete tech in Canada

February 4, 2020 by David Kennedy

With temperatures routinely falling into the negative double digits, deicing planes flying out of the Calgary International Airport is a major priority through much of the winter. Mobile deicing crews previously shuffled from gate to gate to prepare planes ahead

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Liebherr introduces new truck-mounted concrete pump to North American market

February 3, 2020 by David Kennedy

  Switzerland-based equipment manufacturer Liebherr is pulling back the curtain on a new truck-mounted concrete pump at World of Concrete this week in Las Vegas. The company’s new 42 M5 XXT becomes the latest pump truck in its lineup, offering

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BASF sells Construction Chemicals unit to U.S. private equity firm Lone Star for $4.6B

December 23, 2019 On-Site Staff

The chemical giant had been shopping for a buyer for the business that employs 7,000 people worldwide for more than a year

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Concrete Awards showcase diverse building projects across the province

December 10, 2019 by Megan Hoegler

The Concrete Awards celebrate the efforts of suppliers, designers, contractors and owners in Ontario. Held during the Buildings Show at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre, this year’s winners were diverse, representing building projects from transit stations to modern condo complexes.

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Lehigh studying carbon capture at Alberta cement plant, targeting up to 95 per cent of CO2 emissions

December 5, 2019 by David Kennedy

A new study into the feasibility of commercial-scale carbon capture technology got underway last week at the Lehigh Cement plant in Edmonton. Lehigh has teamed up with International CCS Knowledge Centre, a group founded by Saskatchewan utility SaskPower and mining

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Cortec MCI 2020 Gel aims to protect embedded rebar from corrosion

November 29, 2019 On-Site Staff

  Corroding rebar can be a big problem for reinforced concrete. Topical inhibitors can counter the issue when a surface can be properly prepared, but corrosion control specialist Cortec Corp.’s MCI-2020 Gel is designed to work even when concrete can’t

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Power Curbers introduces next generation of 5700 Series curb machine

November 25, 2019 On-Site Staff

  Early next year, the Power Curbers 5700-D will replace its predecessor the 5700-C as the “one machine solution” for concrete slipform applications, the North Carolina-based manufacturer has announced. With a number of enhancements and new features, such as the

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EllisDon completes 10-hour concrete pour for new utilities building at Vancouver airport [WATCH]

November 14, 2019 On-Site Staff

It took 10 hours of work and just short 300 loads of concrete, but EllisDon smoothly wrapped up a massive concrete pour at the Vancouver International Airport (YVR) last month. Their booms crisscrossing the job site, four separate concrete pump

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PCL tops off new 32-storey tower built alongside, over existing mixed-use building in downtown Toronto

October 28, 2019 On-Site Staff

PCL Constructors Inc. has wrapped up work on the concrete skeleton for a complicated building project in downtown Toronto. The contractor, along with the building’s owner KingSett Capital, held a topping off celebration for the multifaceted job at 700 Bay

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Cemen Tech rolls out Utility Package for volumetric concrete mixers

October 2, 2019 On-Site Staff

  Volumetric concrete mixer manufacturer Cemen Tech has released a new package designed specifically for utility contractors. Unveiled at the International Construction and Utility Equipment Exposition (ICUEE) in Louisville, Ky. this week, the package adds capabilities such as the ability

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Graham completes big concrete pour as work progresses on new Vancouver tower [WATCH]

September 25, 2019 On-Site Staff

VANCOUVER—After about two years of pre-construction, demolition and excavation work, crews at the site of a future 43-storey tower in Vancouver’s west end are inching their way upward. More than 100 workers from Graham Group Ltd. spent 14 hours earlier

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Concrete pump market gaining ground as cities grow upward, contractors see time and safety benefits

August 26, 2019 by David Kennedy

Cities across North America are on an upward trajectory, literally, as more and more mid- and high-rise developments take root to accommodate an increasing number of people moving to urban centres. As skylines in places such as Toronto, Seattle, Montreal,

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Getting on track: Urban transit projects roar to life, creating opportunity for Canada’s construction sector

August 21, 2019 Jillian Morgan

Working in tandem along a stretch of highway in Montreal, a pair of launching gantry cranes hoist 50-ton concrete segments into the air off flatbeds below. The gantries slide the prefabricated segments into place, steadily forming a single 30-metre span

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Adding to the mix: Using admixtures to get your concrete to do what you want it to

August 19, 2019 David Kennedy

Looking up at the coffered dome of the Roman Pantheon, several thousand tonnes of ancient concrete overhead, the majesty of the nearly 2,000-year-old temple is lost on few. The building’s dome, still the largest unreinforced concrete dome in the world,

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Drilling down: Concrete cutting and coring equipment advances on the job site

August 13, 2019 Jillian Morgan

Scarcely any structure can be built without concrete, leaving no shortage of work for the crews that cut, core and demolish the ubiquitous building material on a diversity of job sites. The labour-intensive process is necessary to deliver most projects,

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Shotcrete firm fined after worker killed falling into hopper on Toronto job site

July 10, 2019 On-Site Staff

TORONTO—A British Columbia-based shotcrete service company is facing a $130,000 fine for an incident that left one worker dead on a Toronto condo construction site in January 2017. While there were no eyewitnesses to the incident in the city’s Beaches

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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