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Brokk launches new lineup of hydraulic breakers ranging from 500to 700-kilograms

February 27, 2019 On-Site Staff

Remote-controlled demolition machine maker Brokk brought a new lineup of hydraulic breakers to this year’s show. The Brokk Hydraulic Breaker series includes eight models, ranging from the 50-kilogram BHB 55 to the 700-kilogram BHB 705. With bodies machined from a

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Bosch introduced new rotary hammer for heavy-duty concrete applications

February 27, 2019 On-Site Staff

For heavy-duty concrete drilling, Bosch has introduced its GBH18V-36C SDS-max 18V 1-3/8 In. Rotary Hammer. Strong enough to take of tough jobs, the hammer weighs less than 15 pounds and delivers 5.5-ft.-lb. of impact energy. The hammer includes an interface

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BASF aims help builders match product to application with new VDC center

February 27, 2019 On-Site Staff

Taking advantage of its BIM portfolio, BASF launched a new Virtual Design and Construction resource center at World of Concrete 2019. The construction chemical supplier aims to provide builders with a wealth of knowledge to help them find the right

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High-climbing silo repairs

February 14, 2019 Mapei

Officials at a Canadian cement plant devised a unique plan for inspecting and repairing the plant’s storage silos. Rather than using traditional scaffolding, installers rappelled down the outside of the silos (each 100 feet [30.5 m] high) in order to

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Ontario man edges out the competition to win ‘Super Bowl’ of masonry at World of Concrete

January 28, 2019 by David Kennedy

LAS VEGAS—A 30-year-old mason from Hamilton, Ont. spent 60 tense minutes Jan. 23 locked in a battle of speed, skill and stamina with more than two dozen rivals from across the U.S., Canada and Australia. Dexterously throwing down brick to

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Products making a splash at World of Concrete 2019

January 26, 2019 On-Site Staff

North American construction is still going strong. World of Concrete 2019 was the annual event’s largest since the 2008 recession dented industry sentiment more than a decade ago. Spread across three full halls at the Las Vegas Convention Center, plus

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Aquajet unveils the 410V compact hydrodemolition robot

January 7, 2019 by On-Site Magazine

From Aquajet Systems AB, the Aqua Cutter 410V hydrodemolition robot uses 15,000- to 40,000-psi water jets to remove as much as 9 cubic feet per hour of concrete. Contractors can adjust the robot’s stroke to control the depth of cuts,

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Silica dust on the job site: Inconsistent regulations force the industry to play catch up

December 5, 2018 Jillian Morgan

It takes decades of breathing in the fugitive dust created by drilling, cutting and grinding concrete, stone and other materials containing crystalline silica for silicosis to scar and harden the lungs. The incurable disease is one of a handful caused

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SmartRock™ Wireless Concrete Sensor Now Integrates with Procore

November 15, 2018 Procore

Procore users can now access the SmartRock™ integration from the Procore App Marketplace, allowing teams to share real-time reports from major concrete projects. SmartRock™ is the first concrete sensor and first materials testing solution to integrate with Procore software. READ

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Kiewit consortium selected to construct all-season road in N.W.T

November 15, 2018 by Jillian Morgan

WHATI, N.W.T—A consortium has been selected to construct a 97-kilometre roadway connecting Highway 3 to the fly-in community of Whati, located about 160 kilometres northwest of Yellowknife. North Star Infrastructure, comprised of Kiewit Canada Development Corp., Peter Kiewit and Sons,

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Concrete tech firm CarbonCure earns backing of high-profile investment fund that includes Bill Gates, Jeff Bezos

September 26, 2018 by David Kennedy

The Halifax-based company’s bolt-on technology injects carbon dioxide into the abundant construction material during the production process

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Ottawa tech firm takes on ‘primitive’ concrete testing

August 9, 2018 Jillian Morgan

With a little resistance from an industry sometimes seen as being set in its ways, Giatec Scientific Inc. is working to bring the world’s second most consumed material into the 21st century. Its smart concrete testing products offer an alternative

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Formless: How shotcrete is changing timelines, concrete crews and the jobsite

August 9, 2018 David Kennedy

Formwork has been a mainstay on construction sites for generations. The familiar timber, metal or plastic forms that support freshly-placed concrete as it sets aren’t about to go extinct, but they’re facing increased pressure from a method that can shave

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Graham time-lapse video captures 22 million pounds of concrete poured over 20 hours

July 31, 2018 by Jillian Morgan

KINGSTON, Ont.—Graham Construction poured a staggering 22 million pounds of concrete – its largest pour to date – in less than 24 hours as part of a $200 million project to build Canada’s first wet infant formula facility in Kingston.

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N.B. residents fight to save beloved “kissing bridges” from concrete or steel replacements

July 30, 2018 Alex Cooke, The Canadian Press

RIVERVIEW, N.B.—Raymond Boucher says if you haven’t shared a kiss beneath the beams of a covered bridge, you’re missing out. A longtime New Brunswick resident, Boucher has fond memories of travelling through two covered bridges with the woman who would

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Can concrete roads be king in Atlantic Canada?

May 4, 2018 Jillian Morgan

A stretch of Nova Scotia’s Highway 101 connects the town of Mount Uniacke – about 40 kilometres North of Halifax – to the community of Ellershouse. The 11-kilometre highway is one of three concrete roads in the province, tendered in

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CarbonCure, Airgas partner to offer CO2 concrete technology in U.S.

April 30, 2018 by Jillian Morgan

DARTMOUTH—Nova Scotia-based CarbonCure Technologies has partnered with Airgas, an Air Liquide company, to increase adoption of its CO2 utilization technology in the Gulf Coast of the United States. CarbonCure’s solution injects CO2 sourced from refineries of industrial emitters into wet

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Nova Scotia’s CarbonCure Technologies named finalist in $20M competition

April 10, 2018 by Jillian Morgan

Nova Scotia-based CarbonCure Technologies has been named one of ten finalists in the global $20 million NRG Cosia Carbon Xprize. Carbon Xprize challenges competitors to convert CO2 emissions into valuable products. CarbonCure’s technology converts carbon dioxide into concrete. The competition

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First Canadian Concrete Expo a hit

March 1, 2018 Jillian Morgan

Canada’s first all-concrete construction exposition exceeded expectations, according to Stuart Galloway, president of the show’s organizer, 20/20 Show Productions. Canadian Concrete Expo, held at the International Centre in Toronto, Ont. from Feb. 7-8, featured over 200 exhibitors and 200,000 square

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Volumetric mixer offers increased accuracy

February 5, 2018 by On-Site Magazine

Cemen Tech launched the latest addition to its C Series volumetric concrete mixer lienup with the introduction of the C60. The new model includes enhanced ACCU-POUR capabilities and Automated Gates as a standard option. ACCU-POUR is the nerve center for