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Hilti laser offers high accuracy in all conditions

August 17, 2016 On-Site Magazine

The horizontal and slope Hilti Rotating laser PR 2-HS features shock absorbing head protection and innovative handles that provide cushion from 5-ft. tripod drops and 360 degree falls from 3 ft. With Hilti drop resistance technology, contractors receive an accuracy

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McInnis Cement announces plans for new cement ship

August 9, 2016 On-Site Magazine

McInnis Cement has announced plans to use a first-of-its-kind, ecologically efficient, self-discharging dry bulk cement carrier. The 15,000 ton vessel will be time chartered by the company under a long-term agreement. The ship, which was built in 2011, is currently undergoing conversion

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StormTrap and Lafarge license agreement for stormwater solutions

July 25, 2016 On-Site Magazine

StormTrap, a provider of stormwater management systems, and Lafarge Canada, Inc. announced today that they have entered into a licensing and manufacturing agreement. StormTrap has granted an exclusive license to Lafarge to develop and commercialize StormTrap’s detention and retention products

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Two million dollar sustainable construction competition open

July 12, 2016 by Corinne Lynds

  The LafargeHolcim Awards is the most significant global competition in sustainable design. It seeks leading projects of professionals as well as bold ideas from the next generation that combine sustainable construction solutions with architectural excellence. Organized by the LafargeHolcim

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Lafarge educates cyclists on blind spots around concrete trucks during bike-to-work week

June 13, 2016 On-Site Magazine

More than 11,500 cyclists who participated in the HUB’s Bike to Work week May 30 – June 5th in Metro Vancouver benefited from Lafarge Canada Inc.’s event sponsorship and safety education. Lafarge operates over 100 ready-mix concrete trucks which travel throughout

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PCL Presented Excellence in Concrete Construction Award

June 1, 2016 by Corinne Lynds

PCL Construction in Seattle was honored with the Excellence in Concrete Construction Award in the Public Works Transportation category by the Washington Aggregates and Concrete Association for the SR 520 Eastside Transit and HOV project. Established in 1968, the awards

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Versatile pneumatic breaker

May 18, 2016 On-Site Magazine

Atlas Copco’s RTEX pneumatic breaker offers rental centers and contractors a cost effective and powerful solution for a variety of demolition projects. The RTEX requires just 37 cfm to operate, about 50 per cent less air energy than conventional breakers in the

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Cement manufacturers produced 0.79 million tonnes of cement products in March

May 11, 2016 Statistics Canada

Cement manufacturers produced 0.79 million tonnes of cement products in March, an increase of 47.1 per cent compared with February, and a gain of 3.5 per cent from March 2015. Shipments of domestic cement rose 45.9 per cent from the previous month to 0.69 million tonnes in March.

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Edmonton scores with LEED silver arena

April 26, 2016 Ross Monsour

The Rogers Place Arena in Edmonton is a testament to the long-term durability of concrete, and the advantages that this material brings to mega structures. The arena will be unique in the sporting industry as the first NHL facility designed

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Contractor hits homer in Jays’ infield

April 26, 2016 Jim Barnes

While he is not being watched as closely as pitcher Marcus Stroman, contractor Vito Nardi definitely feels like he is squarely in the public spotlight. The job he is working on – preparing Toronto’s Rogers Centre stadium, home of the

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Ontario helping York Region expand cycling and improve safety

April 4, 2016 On-Site

Ontario is providing $1.3 million to York Region over the next two years to help build new, or improve existing, cycling infrastructure through the Ontario Municipal Cycling Infrastructure Program.Markham will receive $325,000 to upgrade two kilometres of cycling and walking

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$3.5B Massey Tunnel replacement project gets support

March 30, 2016 On-Site Magazine

There is strong public support to replace the Massey Tunnel with a $3.5 billion, 10-lane bridge,  according a recently released report on the public consultation process done by the Government of British Columbia. The report confirms residents are in favour of capacity improvements

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US cement consumption to rise 3.4% this year

March 30, 2016 On-Site Magazine

PCA downgrades its forecast

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Schwing Concrete Pump

March 29, 2016 On-Site Magazine

The Schwing SP 500 stationary concrete pump is now equipped with a Tier IV compliant Caterpillar diesel engine. The CAT® C3.4B diesel is rated at 74.5 hp while providing durability and fuel efficiency. The SP 500 is a versatile machine

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Video: Concrete vs asphalt paving, which one wins?     

March 28, 2016 On-Site Magazine

The Portland Cement Association recently released a new video outlining the results of a study comparing concrete paving and asphalt perpetual paving technologies. The test involved paving the same length of highway, US-30 in Ohio going eastbound and westbound. The

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Husqvarna Flat Saw

March 24, 2016 On-Site Magazine

Husqvarna has updated its FS 3500 G – a self-propelled walk-behind flat saw with a 37 hp (27.5 kW) Kohler gasoline engine. It has a cutting depth capacity of up to 12-3/8″ (311 mm) with a 30″ (750 mm) diamond

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Construction leaders applaud federal budget initiatives

March 23, 2016 On-Site Magazine

New infrastructure commitments provide critical funding

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Construction-related federal budget highlights

March 23, 2016 On-Site Magazine

Here is a brief summary of some of the construction-sector related items in the 2016 federal budget. This is compilation from a number of different industry and online sources: $60 billion plus in new federal infrastructure investments in two phases,

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The 3 Rs of aggregate recycling

March 18, 2016 by Corinne Lynds

Efforts to launch a certification program for aggregate recycling facilities in Ontario stalled last month when partner associations and producers raised concerns at the 11th hour. Aggregate Recycling Ontario (ARO) has spent the last year and a half implementing a

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Saskatchewan companies busy with Regina Bypass work

March 16, 2016 On-Site Magazine

Construction of the Regina Bypass continues on time and on budget with the assistance of Saskatchewan companies. At least 22 local companies are now playing significant roles in the massive transportation infrastructure project and that number will increase as construction