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ACPA launches Wikipave.org
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‘Wikipave’ app launched by concrete paving association

February 11, 2015 STAFF REPORT

The American Concrete Pavement Association (ACPA) has launched its Wikipave.org website, placing information related to concrete pavement at the fingertips of anyone, anywhere in the world.     “Wikipave is the largest scale technology transfer, knowledge transfer, and educational initiative

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American Concrete Institute launches online ‘university’ learning module

February 3, 2015 STAFF REPORT

The American Concrete Institute has launched the ACI University – a global, online learning resource, providing on-demand access to a wide range of topics on concrete materials, design, and construction, appealing to everyone from testing technicians to practicing engineers. ACI

Holcim has sold off Canadian assets, including Dufferin Construction and Demix Bton, as part of a $7.3B deal with Irish-based CRH
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Holcim, Lafarge assets sold to Irish-based CRH for $7.3B

February 2, 2015 STAFF REPORT

Dufferin Construction, Demix Bton included in the deal

The billion dollar Hwy 407 eastward expansion in Ontario is in the home stretch
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Highway 407 Drives East

February 1, 2015 Jim Barnes

Billion-dollar Phase 1 extension will be complete this year

Preferred bidder selected for phase 2 of Highway 407's east expansion
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Hwy 407 expansion contract awarded to Holcim, Cintra, Dufferin

January 21, 2015 STAFF REPORT

Blackbird Infrastructure Group will design, build, finance and maintain the Highway 407 East Phase 2 project, Infrastructure Ontario announced this morning. The Blackbird Infrastructure Group has been selected as the preferred bidder and final financial details are still to be

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Aecon rebrands South Rock division

January 20, 2015 STAFF REPORT

Aecon Group Inc has formally rebranded South Rock Ltd, which will now be known as Aecon Transportation West (ATW). The rebranding follows Aecon’s purchase of South Rock five years ago. At the time, the acquisition enhanced Aecon’s ability to deliver

Chris Conway is RMCAO President and CEO
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Conway takes lead role at RMCAO

January 13, 2015 STAFF REPORT

The Ready Mixed Concrete Association of Ontario has a new leader at the helm as Chris Conway joins the organization as President and CEO following the retirement of John Hull. Conway has more than 18 years of experience in industry

Non-Residential building permit volume dropped across Canada in November, Statistics Canada reports
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Non-res building permit volumes drop in November: StatsCan

January 12, 2015 STAFF REPORT

Double digit monthly decreases in all ICI sectors

Rendering of the built-out Site C project
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British Columbia approves $8.3B Site C hydro development

January 2, 2015 STAFF REPORT

The final green light has been given to the $8.335 billion Site C Clean Energy Project in northern British Columbia. The Site C Clean Energy Project is a third dam, reservoir and hydroelectric generating station on the Peace River, approximately

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Product testing and verification

December 8, 2014 ROSS MONSOUR

Industry calls for a shift in the way concrete specifications are handled

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New forming technologies and materials help save time and money

November 19, 2014 ROSS MONSOUR

Forms and forming technology have been the basis for advancements in concrete construction and the design of buildings for decades. New techniques and materials have allowed for greater flexibility in design and construction, resulting in overall time and cost savings

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CRMCA’s concrete bible

November 19, 2014 by On-Site Magazine

The most recent version of the concrete standard for Canadian construction has been released. The CSA A23.1/2-2014 Concrete Materials and Methods of Concrete Construction/Test Methods and Standard Practices for Concrete is essentially the industry’s bible. As such, it has been

Front: Christian Gagnon, CEO of McInnis Cement and Mark S. Terry, president of the resource technologies division of ThyssenKrupp Industrial Solutions (USA). Behind: Paul Perot, project manager of resource technologies, Gatan Vzina, senior vice-president of operations for McInnis Cement, and James Vogeley, senior vice-president of resource technologies. (CNW Group/McInnis Cement)
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McInnis Cement awards $150M cement plant contract to ThyssenKrupp Industrial Solutions

November 19, 2014 STAFF REPORT

McInnis Cement has selected ThyssenKrupp Industrial Solutions for a $150-million contract to manufacture and supply a full cement production line. The new 6,000-mtpd clinker production plant is currently under construction on a green field site in the Port-Daniel-Gascons area of

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Lafarge lowers carbon footprint at Alberta cement plant

October 16, 2014 PATRICK CALLAN

Recent upgrades to Lafarge Canada Inc.’s cement plant in Exshaw, Alta. have allowed the company to meet its targets of reducing sulphur dioxide (SO2) by 60 per cent, nitrous oxide (NOx) by 40 per cent, and overall dust levels from

SCC Under Pressure Teams (CNW Group/EllisDon Corporation).
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EllisDon treads new ground with construction sciences

September 23, 2014 STAFF REPORT

EllisDon’s construction sciences department has garnered attention by collaborating with research teams during SCC Under Pressure, a study on the effects of formwork pressure when using self-consolidating concrete (SCC). Over the past number of years, various models have been developed

Lafarge's cement plant in Exshaw, Alta. has met targeted environmental milestones in emissions reductions.
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Lafarge upgrades Alberta cement plant, achieves major environmental milestones

August 21, 2014 STAFF REPORT

Lafarge Canada’s cement plant in Exshaw, Alta. has met its target to reduce emissions of dust, sulphur dioxide (SO2) and oxides of nitrogen (NOx) from its existing cement kiln line, and achieved zero water discharge from its operations. As part

The Port-Daniel cement plant in Quebec's Gasp region has secured a $360 million loan from the National Bank of Canada.
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Port-Daniel cement plant secures $360M loan

August 1, 2014 STAFF REPORT

McInnis Cement announced that the financial structure of the Port-Daniel cement plant under construction in Quebec’s Gaspé region is now in place. The National Bank of Canada has confirmed the availability of a $360-million loan for the project, which is

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FUNNY VIDEO: 14 Construction Workers Can’t Seem To Stop This!

July 3, 2014 by On-Site Magazine

 Click here to watch this hilarious video of 14 construction workers trying to wrangle a rogue piece of construction equipment.  http://sfglobe.com/?id=969&src=share_fb_new_969

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Quebec government gives green light to $1B Gaspe cement plant

June 4, 2014 Canadian Manufacturing

QUEBEC—A plan to build a cement plant in Quebec’s Gaspe region will proceed after all. The new Liberal government has given its approval to the project, which will have a total investment of $450 million. To continue reading, click here.

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Carbon tax devastates B.C.’s cement industry

May 14, 2014 STAFF REPORT

The Cement Association of Canada (CAC) is again calling on the B.C. government to change how the carbon tax is applied to the cement sector. Local producers have lost nearly a third of the market share to imports since the