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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

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Infrastructure funding given to 5 Nunavut projects

March 16, 2016 On-Site Magazine

Five infrastructure projects have received joint federal funding under Canada’s Small Communities Fund. The projects involve key community infrastructure in the territory, including a new cultural centre in Cape Dorset, repairs for the Cambridge Bay Arena and the Iqaluit Aquatic

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Hilti cut-off saws

March 16, 2016 On-Site Magazine

Hilti’s new hand-held gas-powered cut-off saws DSH 700-X and DSH 900-X now have Easy Start that automatically sets the proper amount of choke for more first-pull starts. Good for cutting concrete slabs, asphalt, sewage pipes, the saws include Hilti’s Cyclone Air

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Ground broken on first Eglinton Crosstown LRT station

March 15, 2016 On-Site Magazine

Construction has begun on Keelesdale Station, the first of 25 stations to be built for the Eglinton Crosstown Light Rail Transit (LRT). The Eglinton Crosstown LRT is the largest public transit project currently under construction in Canada and represents the

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‘Big Box’ store construction remains strong

March 9, 2016 On-Site Magazine

Toronto market one of the strongest in North America

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Skilled labour shortage could stall infrastructure construction

March 9, 2016 On-Site Magazine

A shortage of skilled labour could bring a challenge to delivering infrastructure projects in Ontario, warns the association representing the masonry, block and stone industry. The industry association MasonryWorx says it is happy to see that the Ontario government committed

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Teams shortlisted for Hwy. 427 extension project

March 3, 2016 On-Site Magazine

Three teams have been shortlisted to bid on the 6.6 km extension of Highway 427 north of Toronto, according to an announcement made this morning in Vaughan. Included in the roadwork that will extend the highway north from Highway 7

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Three teams shortlisted for CAMH redevelopment

February 25, 2016 On-Site Magazine

Video: How CAMH will be transformed

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CRH Canada’s Dufferin Aggregates Acton Quarry certified as socially, environmentally responsible

February 23, 2016 On-Site Magazine

The Cornerstone Standard’s Council (CSC) has officially recognized CRH Canada’s Dufferin Aggregates Acton Quarry as the first quarry in the world to receive certification as a supplier of responsibly sourced stone, sand and gravel. “CRH Canada and Dufferin Aggregates are