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Concrete industry tackles sustainability challenges

April 21, 2014 by On-Site Magazine

The Canadian Ready Mixed Concrete Association (CRMCA) has joined forces with their cement and concrete partners across Canada to establish the Concrete Council of Canada (CCC). The formation of the group was formally announced in October 2013, and its inaugural

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Innocon acquires three ready mix concrete plants in GTA

April 1, 2014 STAFF REPORT

Ready mix concrete provider Innocon Inc. has acquired National East Ready Mix Corp. in a move designed to strengthen the company’s ready mix concrete business in the Greater Toronto Area. The acquisition also includes the Bolton Ready Mix Corp., a wholly

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Lafarge Canada launches corporate social responsibility platform

February 28, 2014 Staff Report

Lafarge Canada Inc. (Eastern Canada), has launched of its corporate social responsibility platform. The new initiative, called Deep Roots – Part of our communities: past, present, and future, supports Lafarge’s global Sustainability Ambitions for 2020. “Our commitment to building better

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$1B cement plant to be built in Quebec

February 5, 2014 STAFF REPORT

McInnis Cement has announced plans to go ahead with its Port-Daniel-Gascons cement plant project this spring along the south shore of the St. Lawrence River in Quebec. Planning for the $1-billion project in Gaspésie, Que. has been in the works

World of Concrete featured many competitions such as MCAA's Fastest Trowel on the Block & International Masonry Skills Challenge.
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World of Concrete celebrates 40 years of industry excellence

January 31, 2014 STAFF REPORT

World of Concrete 2014 boasted another strong turnout as more than 48,000 attendees and 1,250 exhibitors were on hand for the show at the Las Vegas Convention Center in Las Vegas, Nev. from Jan. 20 to 24. Since relocating to

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ICRI awards outstanding Canadian concrete repair projects

January 7, 2014 STAFF REPORT

Repair work completed at a water treatment plant in Alberta headed the winners of the International Concrete Repair Institute’s (ICRI) 2013 awards, recently given out to concrete repair projects in Canada, the U.S. and Poland. The project team at EPCOR’s

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Low carbon cement catches on in B.C.

December 5, 2013 PATRICK CALLAN

A low carbon cement that lowers carbon dioxide emissions by 10 per cent has become the leading choice for the bulk of new concrete construction projects in British Columbia.  The Contempra brand, made using Portland limestone cement (PLC), has now

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Ready Mixed Concrete Association of Ontario to launch new pavement design assistance program

November 27, 2013 STAFF REPORT

The Ready Mixed Concrete Association of Ontario will unveil its new pavement design assistance program (PDAP) at Concrete Canada, which is taking place from Dec. 4-6 at the Metro Toronto Convention Center in conjunction with Construct Canada. PDAP provides engineers

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Lafarge Canada celebrates 40 years at Bath plant

October 8, 2013 by On-Site Magazine

Lafarge Canada marked 40 years of city and community building at its cement plant in Bath, Ont. by inviting the public inside the facility to celebrate. Built in 1973 following a merger between Canada Cement and Lafarge, the Bath Cement

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Lafarge introducing new cement product in Eastern Canada

September 25, 2013 STAFF REPORT

Lafarge Canada Inc. is launching its latest landscaping product in Ontario, Quebec, New Brunswick and Nova Scotia. STABILIA, a cement-treated aggregate developed and engineered by Lafarge, is a sustainable alternative to traditional base methods used for interlock paving installation and

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Lower carbon cement gaining popularity in BC

September 19, 2013 STAFF REPORT

A cement that reduces carbon dioxide emissions by 10 per cent is becoming the leading choice for the bulk of new concrete construction projects in British Columbia. And it is contributing to a better quality air shed in the province’s

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From the CRMCA: Concrete on the Economy

June 1, 2013 by On-Site Magazine

The cement and concrete industries face the many challenges of any economic force driving the prosperity of the country today. These include being corporately responsible and profitable in an increasingly regulated marketplace influenced by government, media and public opinion. Land

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YMCA on Cherry Street “topped off”

May 29, 2013 Staff Report

YMCA of Greater Toronto partners, major donors, supporters and board members, and representatives from the West Don Lands community today witnessed the “topping off” of the new YMCA on Cherry Street, currently under construction as part of the CIBC Pan

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Cement Association of Canada: “Proposed building code changes could jeopardize Ontarians’ safety”

May 22, 2013 Cement Association of Canada

The Cement Association of Canada (CAC) has expressed tremendous disappointment with those members of the building and construction industry who have called for changes to the Ontario Building Code (OBC) to allow construction of six-storey wood-frame buildings. The CAC is

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Lafarge Canada Inc., partners invests $8M in innovative low-carbon fuels at its Bath cement plant

May 7, 2013 Staff Report

Lafarge Canada Inc, Natural Resources Canada, the Queen’s Institute for Energy and Environmental Policy and Carbon Management Canada are joining forces and investing more than $8 million to develop innovative solutions to power Lafarge Canada’s cement plant in Bath, Ont.,

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Canadian cement and concrete industry launches new portal rediscoverconcrete.ca

April 24, 2013 Staff Report

The Canadian cement and concrete industry has launched rediscoverconcrete.ca. The new web portal was created to provide comprehensive information on the sustainability of concrete – the world’s most commonly used material after water. The portal is designed as a platform

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Concrete faces increasing environmental demands

March 1, 2013 Canadian Ready Mixed Concrete Association

Materials supply companies are facing a new reality in obtaining access to markets and meeting the demands of the environmental consumer. Recent history has seen limitations on the construction of buildings and sites unless environmental assessments are conducted in order

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A concrete future for road repair

March 1, 2013 Staff Report

Road-maintenance projects are certainly not an uncommon site around the Greater Toronto Area, so the work that was done in September 2012 to repair the intersection of Courtney Park and Kennedy Road in Mississauga, Ont. would not seem unique to

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Steel integrated swimmingly for new Windsor pool

February 7, 2013 EllisDon

The City of Windsor is working against the clock to complete construction of a competitive pool by April, in time for the International Children’s Games on Aug. 14. While massive 42-metre steel trusses will support the pool building’s roof, the

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Bauma 2013: Sneak Peek

January 30, 2013 Corinne Lynds

On January 29th and 30th, journalists from all over the world were invited to attend the bauma media dialog at the Internationales Congress Center Munchen (ICM) in Munich, Germany. This pre-show meeting brought together more than 200 big name construction