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Portable concrete analyzer nets Giatec $150K in funding

November 20, 2012 On-Site staff

Giatec Scientific has found a concrete solution for bringing its portable concrete analyzer to market. The Ottawa-based structural integrity technology company recently received $150,000 from the Ontario Centres of Excellence (OCE), awarded through OCE’s Market Readiness program. The money will be used to

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Building construction booming in Halifax

November 14, 2012 On-Site staff

Construction costs of materials and labour increased substantially in the Maritime provinces’ largest city in the third quarter of 2012. According to a recent Statistics Canada survey, Halifax experienced a 0.7-per cent increase (from 143.4 to 144.4) in the non-residential

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RMCAO social media campaign underway

November 7, 2012 On-Site staff

The Ready Mixed Concrete Association of Ontario (RMCAO) officially launched its social media campaign on Nov.7 to extend its reach within the construction industry and better serve its members. The RMCAO now offers industry professionals a chance to network with

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EllisDon launches Uprising

October 29, 2012 On-Site staff

EllisDon has launched Uprising, a crowdsourcing platform that has the potential to revolutionize construction problem solving. Uprising was created by EllisDon to “push problem-solving beyond the boundaries of any one company and into the collective intelligence of the world’s brightest

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Non-residential building construction up in Q3 2012

October 22, 2012 On-Site staff

According to a recent Statistics Canada report, investment in non-residential building construction increased 0.6 per cent in the third quarter of 2012 (Q3 2012) to $12.1 billion, when compared to the previous quarter. This marked the third consecutive quarterly increase.

Algonquin College held a ribbon-cutting ceremony to mark the opening of its $52-million Robert C. Gillett Student Commons Building. (From left) Deborah Rowan-Legg. former vice-president of student services, Barbara Farber, member of the Algonquin College Board of Governors, Algonquin College president Kent MacDonald, Students' Association president David Corson, past-president Robert C. Gillett and former Students' Association president Jacob Sancartier. Photo courtesy of Algonquin College.
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Algonquin College opens $52M student commons building

October 19, 2012 On-Site staff

Algonquin College held a ribbon-cutting ceremony to mark the opening of the $52-million Robert C. Gillett Student Commons on Oct. 18 at its Woodroffe campus in Ottawa. The facility was designed as a non-academic space for students and features a

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Building permits climb in August

October 5, 2012 On-Site staff

According to a recent Statistics Canada report, construction intentions jumped 7.9 per cent to an overall value of $7.3 billion in the month of August after dropping 2.8 per cent in July. The increase was fuelled by a 25.2-per cent

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College of Trades releases apprenticeship ratio reviews

October 1, 2012 On-Site staff

The Ontario College of Trades has published its first grouping of apprenticeship ratio review reports. Group A reports looked at journeyperson to apprentice ratios for the following compulsory trades:  Group A – 1: Floor covering installer Group A – 2:

The Deh Cho Bridge will replace the Merv Hardle ferry in the summer months and the Mackenzie River Ice Crossing during the winter. Photo courtesy of the Government of the Northwest Territories.
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Bridge over icy waters

October 1, 2012 Andrew Snook

Crews battle Great White North to build permanent crossing over Mackenzie River

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Rediscover concrete this fall

September 28, 2012 On-Site staff

The Cement Association of Canada (CAC) is looking to get members of the construction industry throughout Canada better acquainted with concrete. The CAC will host seminars and meetings titled, Rediscover Concrete in every province where they will discuss the material’s

PCL recently won the Design-Build Institute of America's (DBIA) National Award in the Rehabilitation/Renovation/Restoration category for its work on LEGOLAND Florida. Photo courtesy of PCL Construction Services Inc.
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PCL recognized for working with LEGO

September 21, 2012 On-Site staff

Edmonton-based PCL Construction Services, Inc. was awarded the Design-Build Institute of America’s (DBIA) National Award in the Rehabilitation/Renovation/Restoration category for its work on LEGOLAND Florida, located in Winter Haven, Fla. PCL completed the project in 15 months, working with Morris Architects

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National report card says Canada’s municipal infrastructure “at risk”

September 11, 2012 Staff Report

Canada’s municipal infrastructure is at risk, with more than half of municipal roads requiring significant repairs and one in four wastewater plants needing major upgrades. This was the key finding of the first-ever Canadian Infrastructure Report Card, a major study

The Vale Clean AER Project is designed to reduce sulphur dioxide emissions at Vale's smelter in Sudbury by 70 per cent from current levels, in addition to dust and metals emissions reduced by an additional 35 to 40 per cent. Image courtesy of Vale.
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Aecon awarded $85M contract

August 2, 2012 Andrew Snook

Aecon Group Inc. announced today that it has been awarded an $85 million contract for the site preparation and foundation construction for the Vale Clean Atmospheric Emissions Reduction Project in Sudbury, Ont. The contract includes the construction of reinforced concrete

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Lights, camera, action!

August 1, 2012 Corinne Lynds

If a picture is worth a thousand words, then a video must be worth at least a million. Last month in conjunction with our annual Top Contractors report, we launched On-Site Interviews. This series of short videos will feature one-on-one conversations with Canada’s leading industry

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Calling all crews: show off your best project in concrete or masonry to win a trip to WOC 2013

July 17, 2012 Andrew Snook

Commercial construction and masonry crews have another chance at bragging rights for the Crews That Rock competition, which will honour the winners at World of Concrete 2013 (WOC). Concrete construction and masonry workers’ submit their most outstanding projects to the

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Niagara Tunnel lines Ontario homes with power

June 1, 2012 Andrew Snook

The Province of Ontario is constantly looking for new ways to meet its growing energy demands. One such venture is the Ontario Power Generation’s (OPG) Niagara Tunnel Project, a 10.2-kilometre long, 12.7-metre diameter, water diversion tunnel that will deliver an

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Canadian Museum for Human Rights demonstrates design excellence

June 1, 2012 CRMCA

The Canadian Museum for Human Rights exemplifies the best of design excellence, and demonstrates what can be accomplished when concrete and steel material are married together to create a truly one-of-a kind structure. There are many stories surrounding the development

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eTools for concrete

April 12, 2012 Ross Monsour

The world is changing as fast as you can send an email. Technology is pushing the boundaries on accounting, social media, project management, cell phones, data transfer, maintenance and applications too numerous to mention. In order to keep abreast of these

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eTools for concrete

April 9, 2012 Ross Monsour

The world is changing as fast as you can send an email. Technology is pushing the boundaries on accounting, social media, project management, cell phones, data transfer, maintenance and applications too numerous to mention. In order to keep abreast of these

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Recycled concrete pipes find new home…for tourists

March 29, 2012 Andrew Snook

A hotel in the village of Tepozitan, Morelos, Mexico has found a new home for recycled concrete pipes. The Tubohotel offers 20 rooms to Tepozitan tourists made entirely from the recycled pipes and come equipped with a queen-sized bed, desk