On-Site Magazine

Construction Materials

November 29, 2019  

Cortec MCI 2020 Gel aims to protect embedded rebar from corrosion

  Corroding rebar can be a big problem for

September 30, 2019  

Non-permanent construction materials and rental equipment: To lien or not to lien

A number of construction industry participants subscribe to the

August 19, 2019  

Adding to the mix: Using admixtures to get your concrete to do what you want it to

Looking up at the coffered dome of the Roman

June 25, 2019  

Sidewalk releases grand vision for controversial Toronto development

Expanding on the project’s initial scope, the subsidiary of Google parent company Alphabet has mapped out an elaborate urban development project that could cost $38 billion over the next 20 years

June 12, 2019  

From the editor… The tariffs are gone, but don’t hold out for cheaper steel and aluminum

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, with several cabinet ministers in

June 10, 2019  

It’s not easy going green: For contractors, embracing the sustainable building ‘paradigm shift’ isn’t optional

With exposed concrete on all sides and piping from

May 17, 2019  

Long awaited end to Canada’s tariff standoff with U.S. finally at hand

The U.S. imposed the tariffs nearly a year ago, souring relations with Ottawa, which has blasted them as illegal and absurd

May 15, 2019  

Freeland leaves D.C. with no tariff deal, despite early optimism from U.S.

OTTAWA—Close, maybe, but no cigar. Foreign Affairs Minister Chrystia

April 24, 2019  

Taking shape: 3D printing revolution on the horizon

At Sika AG’s research facility in Widen, Switzerland, the

April 22, 2019  

Breaking it down: Crusher evolution prompts contractors to rethink aggregates

The steep cost of hauling off and disposing of

April 12, 2019  

Canadian construction costs balloon as steel and aluminum tariffs exact a heavy price

The trade battle was expected to be brief, but nearly a year after the U.S. imposed duties on Canadian steel and aluminum, the tariffs remain firmly in place

April 8, 2019  

Engineered wood to be put to use in two B.C. megaprojects, Horgan says

VANCOUER, B.C.—British Columbia is moving to help revive the

April 4, 2019  

Wood construction renaissance may not be quite all it’s built up to be, report says

WINNIPEG—Sustainability has taken on an increasingly important role in

March 14, 2019  

B.C. building code adjusted upwards to allow 12 storey wood buildings

OKANAGAN FALLS, B.C.—The height limit for wood buildings in

March 13, 2019  

Under lock and key: Guarding job sites from thieves and thrill-seekers saves contractors down the line

Sprawling construction sites, swarming with workers during the day,

February 5, 2019  

Feds dismiss Ontario’s call to drop retaliatory U.S. steel, aluminum tariffs as ‘unilateral surrender’

Ottawa said Canada’s reciprocal tariffs are “critical” in pressuring the U.S. to call an end to the trade dispute “once and for all”

January 21, 2019  

Almost non-existent a decade ago, tall timber towers taking root across Canada

Defying the skeptics, towers that use cross-laminated timber are digging in in cities such as Vancouver and Toronto, with more to come

December 19, 2018  

U.S. steel, aluminum tariffs ‘contradict’ new NAFTA deal and have to go, Freeland says

OTTAWA—Donald Trump’s steel and aluminum tariffs contradict a key

November 30, 2018  

Canada signs onto new NAFTA despite lack of detente on steel, aluminum tariffs

Canadian officials had insisted Ottawa would not sign the deal unless the punitive tariffs were lifted, but ultimately Trudeau put pen to paper in a decision that could have long-term implications for construction

October 24, 2018  

Steel relief? U.S. ‘might’ lift tariffs once new trade deal is signed, incoming Mexican minister says

OTTAWA—Mexico’s future foreign minister says he thinks biting U.S.