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Lower carbon cement gaining popularity in BC

September 19, 2013 STAFF REPORT

A cement that reduces carbon dioxide emissions by 10 per cent is becoming the leading choice for the bulk of new concrete construction projects in British Columbia. And it is contributing to a better quality air shed in the province’s

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New Bobcat dealer opens in Central Ontario

September 19, 2013 STAFF REPORT

Bobcat Company has expanded its dealer network with the addition of an authorized sales, service and rental provider of equipment in Nobel, Ont. The Bobcat of Parry Sound dealership opened on Sept. 9 and offers a range of equipment such

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Ritchie Bros. Auctioneers swarming Eastern Canada in September

September 9, 2013 STAFF REPORT

Ritchie Bros Auctioneers are hosting six unreserved public auctions in four eastern Canadian provinces during the month of September. And with more than 6,500 pieces of equipment up for grabs – from construction and transportation to agriculture and forestry –

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Global construction equipment sales booming

August 14, 2013 STAFF REPORT

The global construction equipment market is forecasted to grow by about $50 billion by 2017, according to a report by Transparency Market Research. The report, Construction Equipment Market – Global and China Forecast, Market Share, Size, Growth and Industry Analysis,

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Lafarge adds new packaged cement to the mix

July 10, 2013 STAFF REPORT

Lafarge Canada Inc. has introduced three new additions to its packaged cement offerings in eastern Ontario, Quebec and Atlantic Canada. Lafarge is now selling 20-kilogram contempra, 20-kilogram high early cement and 30-kilogram silica fume cement bags in building supply outlets

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Canada continues to tread water as a mid-level performer in science, technology, and innovation

May 22, 2013 Science, Technology and Innovation Council

A major report released May 21st by Canada’s Science, Technology and Innovation Council (STIC) concludes that Canada continues to tread water as a mid-level performer in science, technology, and innovation (STI) and is calling for Canada to aim higher and

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Cement Association of Canada: “Proposed building code changes could jeopardize Ontarians’ safety”

May 22, 2013 Cement Association of Canada

The Cement Association of Canada (CAC) has expressed tremendous disappointment with those members of the building and construction industry who have called for changes to the Ontario Building Code (OBC) to allow construction of six-storey wood-frame buildings. The CAC is

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The Government of Canada launches refocused National Research Council

May 7, 2013 Staff Report

The National Research Council of Canada (NRC) has transformed into an industry-focused research and technology organization. The refocused NRC will work with Canadian industries to bridge technology gaps, helping build a more innovative Canadian economy. “NRC plays a pivotal role

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Canadian Wood Council announces opportunity for high-rise wood demonstration projects

May 7, 2013 by On-Site Magazine

The Canadian Wood Council (CWC) has issued a request for an Expression of Interest (EOI) for Canadian developers, institutions, organizations and design teams willing to undertake an innovative approach to designing and building high-rise wood demonstration projects. With funding support

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Canadian forest products industry sets sights on global construction industry

February 12, 2013 Staff Report

On Wednesday, February 14, the Forest Products Association of Canada (FPAC) and its partners will be releasing their landmark Construction Value Pathways initiative, exploring new and unique opportunities for the Canadian forest products industry to gain a larger share of

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Aggregates: Growing pains

February 1, 2013 Andrew Snook

As access to aggregates sources continues to move farther away from growing cities, larger municipalities looking to expand and grow their services and populations may find themselves between a rock and a hard place financially. The cost of moving aggregates

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SNC-Lavalin wins golden contract in Quebec

January 18, 2013 On-Site staff

SNC-Lavalin has won a contract for work on the Éléonore gold project in the James Bay region of northeastern Quebec. The Montreal-based engineering firm will provide project management, detailed engineering, procurement and construction management (EPCM) services, including: the engineering and design

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Vaughan Mills to undergo $87-M expansion and redevelopment

January 16, 2013 On-Site staff

The Vaughan Mills shopping centre will be receiving an $87-million upgrade courtesy of Ivanhoé Cambridge. The Montreal-based property owner, manager, developer and real estate investor announced that announced its shopping centre in Vaughan, Ont. will feature 250 stores, 19 major tenants

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Petrowest wins $78M contract for completion of Highway 43 twinning

January 16, 2013 On-Site staff

Petrowest Corporation has been awarded a contract for the construction of the final section of the twinning of Highway 43 by Sturgeon Lake Cree Nation. The final section of the twinning runs 19.9 kilometres between Valleyview and Grand Prairie, Alta.

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Building permit values down in November

January 15, 2013 On-Site staff

According to a recent Statistics Canada report, building permit values dropped 17.9 per cent, to approximately $6.2 billion in November, when compared to October. The decline follows a 15.9-per-cent increase in October. The decrease was largely fuelled by a drop

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CDBI’s new website is up and running

January 9, 2013 On-Site staff

The Canadian Design-Build Institute (CDBI) recently launched a new website (www.cdbi.org), designed to improve the site’s functionality and ability to update important information. The site offers users details on design-build documents, upcoming CDBI events and tutorials and the benefits of

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Chilliwack East Dike to receive more than $2M in upgrades

December 28, 2012 On-Site staff

The Chilliwack East Dike in Chilliwack, B.C. will be receiving $2.34 million worth of upgrades, courtesy of the provincial and federal governments. The upgrades are designed to increase flood protection for more than 40,000 residents living in the flood plain,

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Construction underway for $132M York Region transit facility

December 19, 2012 On-Site staff

Politicians at the federal, provincial and municipal levels came out to celebrate the start of construction for a $132 million York Region transit facility being built in Richmond Hill, Ont. The facility will maintain and store York Region Transit/Viva transit

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Bird Construction buys Nason Contracting Group

December 13, 2012 On-Site staff

Bird Construction announced it is acquiring Nason Contracting Group Ltd. for $12.8 million, plus $500,000 in closing costs. Nason, a multi-discipline construction company operating throughout Western Canada, has focused on the municipal water and wastewater treatment market for more than

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Building permit values up in October

December 11, 2012 On-Site staff

According to a recent Statistics Canada report, building permit values jumped 15 per cent, to approximately $7.5 billion in October, when compared to the previous month. The increase follows a 12.7-per-cent decline in September. Non-residential construction intentions were up 50.3