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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

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Concrete On-Site: Big project, big rewards

March 1, 2012 Andrew Snook

At $167 million, the Ministry of Transportation of Ontario (MTO) 2007-2027 QEW Niagara Widening was the largest single highway contract ever awarded by the MTO

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Canadian contractor wins Case Triple Threat Rodeo

January 25, 2012 On-Site

Case Construction Equipment crowned the champion of its Triple Threat Rodeo series, following an exciting day-long competition among 59 of the United States and Canada’s most talented equipment operators at the 2012 World of Concrete show in Las Vegas. Case

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New group encourages use of recycled aggregates

January 24, 2012 Andrew Snook

Increased use of recycled aggregates is the focus of a new Ontario-based group. Aggregate Recycling Ontario (ARO) recently launched its campaign in an effort to remove large amounts of concrete and asphalt from demolition sites and road construction projects. The

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World of Concrete Preview: What happens in Vegas, could improve your business

January 13, 2012 Staff Report

World of Concrete 2012 will be returning to the Las Vegas Convention Centre, January 24 to 27, 2012-and for us Canadians, who will no doubt be up to our eyeballs in snow by that point-it won’t be a moment too