On-Site Magazine

Construction Materials

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 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

January 27, 2020  

Alberta jumps federal gun, will allow 12-storey wood buildings

Alberta won’t await changes to Canada’s national building code

January 21, 2020  

Canam Group founders, Quebec investor group buying back Canadian operations of steelmaker

The deal comes less than three years after the company was taken private with the help of a U.S. private equity firm

January 7, 2020  

Fredericton-based L.S.W. Wear Parts starts distributing Metso products

A significant parts supplier in Atlantic Canada is now

January 6, 2020  

Federal scientists study how to adapt building codes to climate change

Canada’s building codes are modernized every five years. The next update is due this year and is likely to be the first to address climate change realities