On-Site Magazine

Construction Materials

February 24, 2021  

The hired fleet: New tech helps contractors manage deliveries from numerous haulers

According to an infographic published by the Ontario Sand

January 5, 2021  

Wood products price surge likely to persist in 2021, raising home, renovation costs

CALGARY—An unexpected rebound in wood product prices last month

January 4, 2021  

Top 10 Canadian construction trends to watch in 2021

After a turbulent 2020, which forced the industry to

November 19, 2020  

West Fraser Timber to acquire Norbord in deal valued at $4B

TORONTO—A $4-billion all-stock deal to take over Norbord Inc.

November 16, 2020  

Home Depot reunites with HD Supply in deal valued at US$8B

Home Depot is reuniting with former subsidiary HD Supply,

November 3, 2020  

Lafarge buys Alberta aggregates producer Mixcor

Lafarge Canada Inc. is expanding its reach in the

October 29, 2020  

Slimming project pipeline a big concern for construction supply chain as frantic 2020 nears end

Construction materials suppliers have spent much of 2020 digging

October 16, 2020  

Design firm Dialog shows prototype of 105-storey hybrid wood tower

As the Canadian building industry and industry regulators gain

October 15, 2020  

Staying at the forefront: How Canada’s Top Contractors are preparing for the job sites of the future

Failing fast has become something of a mantra in

October 5, 2020  

A timber revival: Code changes and evolving priorities give contractors opportunity in wood building

By the middle of the 20th century, tall wood

September 14, 2020  

Cement and concrete industry targets carbon neutrality by 2050

More than three dozen major cement and concrete producers

September 8, 2020  

Record high lumber, panel prices drive Alberta stumpage fees to new heights

CALGARY—Record high prices for lumber and construction panelling are

August 19, 2020  

Record lumber prices adding thousands of dollars to new home building costs

CALGARY—Soaring lumber and wood panel prices are adding thousands

August 7, 2020  

Canada vows retaliatory measures as Trump restores tariff on Canadian aluminum

OTTAWA—The Trudeau government is promising to impose retaliatory tariffs

July 21, 2020  

Command Alkon, Ruckit partnership to help digitize heavy material deliveries

A new partnership between a pair of construction technology

July 16, 2020  

Green building products start-up Nexii expanding across Canada, into U.S. with three factory deals

A Canadian cleantech company that’s developed a novel lightweight

July 8, 2020  

Alberta won’t require full environmental assessments for sandpits

EDMONTON—Alberta is moving to change the legal definition of

June 22, 2020  

Off-site shift: Momentum for modular construction keeps building, pandemic an added catalyst

At the peak of the Alberta’s oil boom in

June 8, 2020  

Construction supply chain holds up through pandemic, helped by contractors adopting digital delivery options

Contractors and haulers are turning to more advanced contactless options as COVID-19 upends job site delivery protocols

February 19, 2020  

Aiming to disrupt construction, building products start-up Nexii to open new production plant in Squamish, B.C.

A British Columbia building products start-up looking to upend