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Milwaukee Tool concrete screed levels offer 3-in-1 solution

January 22, 2018 by Jillian Morgan

From Milwaukee Tool, REDSTICK concrete screed levels allow the user to screed, smooth and level. The tool is available in three models: MILCON24 (24 in.), MILCON48 (48 in.) and MILCON72 (72 in.). Each model features a magnesium base and core,

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First annual Canadian Concrete Expo is coming to Toronto February 2018

December 15, 2017 by On-Site Magazine

The Canadian Concrete Expo (CCE) is an industry only trade show that will feature more than 250 exhibiting companies on 200,000 sq. ft. of exhibition space. CCE will foster commerce, partnerships, education, and face-to-face meetings. Exhibitors from across the country will be able to

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Lafarge files application for industrial approval

November 29, 2017 Government of Nova Scotia

Lafarge Canada Inc. has filed an application for an industrial approval to use tires as a low-carbon fuel. The project is a one-year pilot for one of the company’s kilns in Brookfield, Colchester Co. It requires both an environmental assessment

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Key differences highlighted: backshoring vs. reshoring in drop-head slab formwork systems

November 21, 2017 by Corinne Lynds

Richmond, B.C. — Backshoring and reshoring systems both work to support the weight of newly poured concrete slabs and look extremely similar, but using the wrong one can lead to structural collapse. WorkSafeBC has recently published two safety bulletins: an overview

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Husqvarna’s new vac attachment for masonry cutting

October 4, 2017 On-Site Magazine

  The Husqvarna MS 360 Vac Attachment enables dust to be collected the moment it is created and pulled into a vacuum, creating a cleaner work environment. The vac attachment affixes to the conveyor cart by lining up two pins

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Chicago Pneumatic introduces electronic pokers to concrete lineup

September 19, 2017 On-Site Magazine

  Chicago Pneumatic Construction Equipment now offers a new concept in its vibration equipment lineup with the launch of electronic pokers. The quiet, safe and efficient Vektor 12K electronic pokers provide high centrifugal force, making them suitable for use across

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VIDEO: The world’s first 3D-printed reinforced concrete bridge is almost complete

September 12, 2017 inhabitat.com

Eindhoven University of Technology has a massive 3D printer capable of printing immense objects – and it’s currently creating the world’s first 3D-printed reinforced concrete bridge. The bridge will be installed this month in the small Dutch town of Gemert,

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Boehmers uses captured CO2 to make stronger concrete blocks

September 7, 2017 Nate Hendley

Boehmers is a concrete block producer in Cambridge, Ont. with a new, carbon-dioxide (CO2) infused product said to be great for the environment and superior to traditional concrete blocks. The company has been selling the Carboclave block, as the product

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PCL celebrates connection of Canada’s Great Trail

September 5, 2017 PCL

PCL Constructors Canada Inc. (Toronto) is pleased to commemorate the connection of The Great Trail through a donation to the Trans Canada Trail Foundation and with the support of its employees who virtually walked the trail in celebration of Canada’s

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Lafarge to receive Metro Vancouver’s residuals as alternative raw materials

August 4, 2017 On-Site Magazine

Lafarge Canada Inc. and Metro Vancouver have reached a three-year agreement that will see drinking water treatment residuals from the Seymour Capilano Filtration Plant be used as a material in cement manufacturing, and thus become part of the circular economy.

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VIDEO: RDH senior building science specialist John Straube on the thermal performance of buildings

July 25, 2017 RDH Building Science Laboratories

In a series of three short videos, RDH principal and senior building science specialist John Straube, Ph.D., P.Eng., talks about the key early design decisions that drive energy performance, the paths to code compliance, and the impact of thermal bridging

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Government of Canada invests in Nova Scotia’s clean technology sector

July 4, 2017 Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada 

OTTAWA – Canadians will benefit from a new innovation that reduces carbon dioxide emissions, conserves fresh water and leads to greener buildings as a result of a $510,000 investment by the Government of Canada. This investment will foster innovation in carbon

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Husqvarna DC 200 drum cutter offers versatility

June 21, 2017 by Corinne Lynds

The DC 200 is a versatile attachment made for surface profiling rock or concrete, trenching, excavating frozen soil, soft rock excavation in quarries, demolition and dredging. The 56 tungsten carbide-tipped picks on each side of the machine rotate and chip

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VIDEO: How to lower the carbon in concrete

June 21, 2017 UK Sustainable Concrete Forum

Concrete is one of the best materials for resilient, durable and energy efficient structures and buildings over their life cycle. But concrete can become a significant source of carbon. Andy Spencer, Sustainability Director for CEMEX UK and Chair of the

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Pacific Blasting & Demolition Ltd. awarded challenging project at Point Grey Private Hospital

June 6, 2017 On-Site Magazine

Pacific Blasting & Demolition Ltd. has been awarded a challenging demolition project at the Point Grey Private Hospital in Vancouver for the McIntosh Construction Group. This project includes the abatement of hazardous materials and complete demolition of the adjacent St.

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Topcon announces next generation concrete paving system

June 6, 2017 On-Site Magazine

  Topcon Positioning Group announced the next generation of automated concrete paving — the ZPS system — with the new Z-Robot and Z-Stack sensor. Using enhanced Topcon Millimeter GPS technology, the ZPS system is designed to bring unmatched accuracy to

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Industry government partnership boosts Canadian clean technology’s reach

April 20, 2017 CarbonCure

San Jose, California – Yesterday, CarbonCure Technologies and Central Concrete Supply Co. Inc. , a business unit of U.S. Concrete, Inc. welcomed Canada’s Minister of Environment and Climate Change, Minister Catherine McKenna, at Central Concrete’s ready-mix plant in San Jose,

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PCL’s upper terminal renovation elevates Banff’s top attraction

April 19, 2017 by Corinne Lynds

It’s not everyday you get to enjoy a breath-taking view of the Rocky Mountains on your commute to work, let alone ride a gondola high above the treetops of Banff National Park. But, that’s exactly what PCL project manager Cole

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CarbonCure’s CO2-infused process strengthens concrete

April 19, 2017 Nate Hendley

CarbonCure Technologies of Dartmouth, N.S. is looking to make concrete stronger and greener by infusing it with recycled carbon dioxide (CO2). The concept isn’t new, but CarbonCure’s process is. The company’s patented technology has been used in several recent construction

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APECQ nominates first woman chair in 120 year history

April 11, 2017 Association patronale des entreprises en construction du Québec

MONTREAL – The Association patronale des entreprises en construction du Québec announced the nomination of Rose Fierimonte as chair of the board of directors of the APECQ. She is the first woman to be appointed chair of this organization since it was founded 120