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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,

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Silica dust on the job site: Inconsistent regulations force the industry to play catch up

December 5, 2018 Jillian Morgan

It takes decades of breathing in the fugitive dust created by drilling, cutting and grinding concrete, stone and other materials containing crystalline silica for silicosis to scar and harden the lungs. The incurable disease is one of a handful caused

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SmartRock™ Wireless Concrete Sensor Now Integrates with Procore

November 15, 2018 Procore

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

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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