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Saskatchewan has committed $5.8 billion over four years to build schools, healthcare facilities, highways, municipal infrastructure and roads and bridges.
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Saskatchewan budget invests $3.3B in infrastructure

March 25, 2015 STAFF REPORT

P3 looked at for power transmission, court, highway, school, hospital, communication network projects

Replacing the 250,000 skilled labour retirees is an ongoing challenge faced by the construction sector. Industry can't afford to let up on recruitment, whether it's attracting young people, workers from other industries, or from outside the country.
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Canada’s construction sector needs to adjust to changing conditions: BuildForce

March 18, 2015 STAFF REPORT

250,000 construction workers will retire over next 10 years

New safety manual for aggregates sector
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New safety manual for aggregates sector

February 26, 2015 STAFF REPORT

The Infrastructure Health and Safety Association has created a new a new Safe Work Practices for the Aggregates Industry. This manual, based on resources from the former Mines and Aggregates Safety and Health Association, provides workers in the aggregates industry

Lehigh Hanson's cement plant in Delta B.C. will be one the beneficiaries of the province's proposed carbon tax rebate that was announced in yesterday's budget.
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Cement industry applauds B.C. government action on carbon tax

February 18, 2015 STAFF REPORT

Changes will help protect B.C. jobs, economic development, and the environment: CAC

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Names in Construction News

February 17, 2015 STAFF REPORT

KBC Tools, Fort Mac CA, Textura, McInnis Cement, eBay and Proxibid

The National Research Council of Canada is looking for construction experts to review building and fire codes.
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National Research Council looking for construction experts

February 13, 2015 STAFF REPORT

Building, Fire Code review

Walmart plans to invest $305M to build and renovate 29 retail stores and distribution centres
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Walmart expansion plans create 3,700 construction jobs

February 11, 2015 STAFF REPORT

$305M investment in 29 retail, distribution centre projects

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