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Scientist probes ways to turn cement’s weakness to strength

January 3, 2017 by Corinne Lynds

Scientists at Rice University are studying atomic-level computer analysis to better understand the internal structure of cement, leading to the ability to make concrete stronger and better able to deform without cracking under stress, according to a report on phys.org. Read

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Ontario Concrete Awards include complex Milton interchange

January 3, 2017 Canadian Consulting Engineer

Contractors, architects and engineers gathered for the 2016 Ontario Concrete Awards dinner on November 30 to celebrate the success of their joint efforts. The event was held at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre downtown in conjunction with Construct Canada. The awards

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International Concrete Repair Institute announces new Toronto Chapter

January 3, 2017 On-Site Magazine

The International Concrete Repair Institute (ICRI) has announced the formation of its third chapter in Canada, with the new Toronto chapter open for membership. The Toronto chapter will join members of the British Columbia and Quebec Province chapters in serving

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WOC PRODUCT PREVIEW: Here’s what WOC 2017 has on tap

December 20, 2016 by Corinne Lynds

To be held January 17 to 20 at the Las Vegas Convention Centre, World of Concrete will spotlight innovative products, construction machinery, safety training courses and new technologies designed to help grow your business. Here is a sneak peek of

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New products and regulations are on tap for the concrete anchoring sector

December 20, 2016 Nate Hendley

The next few months will see new concrete anchoring product releases and new U.S. regulations about using such products. Power tool companies that sell concrete anchoring solutions will be displaying their wares at World of Concrete, scheduled January 17 –

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VIDEO: Friday Funny

December 9, 2016 by On-Site Magazine

How many construction workers does it take to stop one machine? This just keeps getting funnier and funnier!

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Putzmeister concrete transit mixer features updated controls

December 7, 2016 On-Site Magazine

  Putzmeister America, Inc. has enhanced the design of both of its concrete transit mixer models, the Pro Series and the Bridge Maxx Series. The updated models offer improved ease-of-operation, updated controls, and enhanced engineering. For improved operator ergonomics and

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ORBA commends John Tory for taking action to commit investment for transportation infrastructure

November 25, 2016 ORBA

The Ontario Road Builders’ Association (ORBA) is pleased to hear of Mayor John Tory’s intention to create dedicated funding to invest in vital transportation infrastructure for the City of Toronto. Bold and decisive leadership is urgently needed to relieve congestion

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Wacker Neuson M motors provide optimum concrete consolidation

November 22, 2016 On-Site Magazine

  Wacker Neuson’s newest motors are part of the HMS flex shaft vibration system. The M motors, M1500 and M2500, combined with a variety of heads and shafts, provide optimum concrete consolidation for every type of application. The new M

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Doosan mobile generators offer extended run time

November 22, 2016 On-Site Magazine

  Doosan Portable Power’s G250, G50 and G70 mobile generators incorporate numerous innovations based on customer input and are aimed at improving operator experience. The newly packaged Tier 4 Final compliant generators offer improved fuel efficiency, extended runtimes and the

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Contractors get more uptime with John Deere G-Series

November 9, 2016 On-Site Magazine

  Contractors that understand the value of compact equipment can now expect even more power, productivity and uptime on the job with John Deere large-frame G-Series skid steers (330G, 332G) and compact track loaders (331G, 333G). The biggest improvements on

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Updated Putzmeister transit mixers

November 9, 2016 On-Site Magazine

  Putzmeister America, Inc. has enhanced the design of both of its concrete transit mixer models, the Pro Series and the Bridge Maxx Series. The updated models offer improved ease-of-operation, controls, and enhanced engineering. For improved operator ergonomics and functionality,

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Ledcor uses modern technology to preserve heritage building

October 31, 2016 On-Site Magazine

The Ledcor Group of Companies celebrated the grand opening of Enbridge Centre last month, the first office tower to be constructed in downtown Edmonton’s Financial District in more than 20 years. Ledcor applied several specialized construction methods in order to

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Video: Atrio project moves forward with raft slab pour

September 14, 2016 EllisDon

The Atrio project in Bogota, Colombia reached a construction milestone this summer after it went through a massive raft slab pour. The process took 38 non-stop hours and 24 mixers per hour. The mixed-use commercial development features two towers and

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Lafarge completes modernization, reduces environmental footprint

September 12, 2016 On-Site Magazine

Today, Lafarge Canada Inc. in Exshaw, Alberta, announced the completion of major modernization and environmental upgrades. Physical construction began in 2013, with more than 600 contracted employees on site at construction peak in addition to 160 permanent employees. The team

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Milwaukee introduces industry’s first cordless SDS Max Rotary Hammer

September 6, 2016 On-Site Magazine

  Milwaukee Tool’s SDS Max Rotary Hammer is the first cordless solution of its kind that provides the performance required for more demanding, heavy-duty drilling and chipping applications. With the launch of the new SDS Max, Milwaukee is now the only

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Waterproofing products keep Ontario hospital above water

September 6, 2016 W. R. MEADOWS

When the Hawkesbury District & General Hospital (HGH) decided to build two large additions to its community hospital in Hawkesbury, Ont., construction officials knew there was a big problem to solve. Below ground level was a substrate composed of solid

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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