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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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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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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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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

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Vaughan Mills to undergo $87-M expansion and redevelopment

January 16, 2013 On-Site staff

The Vaughan Mills shopping centre will be receiving an $87-million upgrade courtesy of Ivanhoé Cambridge. The Montreal-based property owner, manager, developer and real estate investor announced that announced its shopping centre in Vaughan, Ont. will feature 250 stores, 19 major tenants

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Building permit values down in November

January 15, 2013 On-Site staff

According to a recent Statistics Canada report, building permit values dropped 17.9 per cent, to approximately $6.2 billion in November, when compared to October. The decline follows a 15.9-per-cent increase in October. The decrease was largely fuelled by a drop

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New Port Mann Bridge opens to public

December 5, 2012 On-Site staff

On Dec. 1, commuters in the Coquitlam, B.C. area began enjoying their drive across eight-lanes of the 10-lane Port Mann Bridge, designed to significantly reduce commute times and accommodate regular transit service across the bridge for the first time in

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Market challenges for concrete technologies

December 1, 2012 by On-Site Magazine

Concrete is generally thought of as a commodity, but it’s slowly gaining acceptance in a number of new and revived applications: Roads – Concrete paving for roads in Canada is a good example of one area that is making a

Members of the Toronto International Film Festival team pose for a photo after being awarded the Ontario Concrete Award for the Mid to High Rise Residential category on Nov. 28 at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre.
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Concrete champions

November 30, 2012 Andrew Snook

The Ontario Concrete Awards took place on Nov. 28, 2012 at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre during Construct Canada and honoured innovative concrete-related design and construction across the province. Award winners Architectural Merit – Rotman School of Management Expansion Location:

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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: