On-Site Magazine

Software / Hardware

News ConstructionHeavy EquipmentSoftware / Hardware

World’s first 3-D printed excavator will be on display at CONEXPO-CON/AGG and IFPE

April 25, 2016 On-Site Magazine

CONEXPO-CON/AGG and IFPE 2017 are teaming up to unveil the world’s first fully-functional 3-D printed construction excavator and the first large-scale use of steel in 3-D printing, known as additive manufacturing. The excavator, which will be on display at the

Product ConstructionSoftware / Hardware

Trimble adds GNSS positioning to Field Link

April 19, 2016 On-Site Magazine

Trimble’s construction layout software, Field Link, can now be used with the Trimble R8s GNSS receiver. This addition extends Trimble’s portfolio of positioning and scanning solutions that enable general contractors to take advantage of Global Navigation Satellite System (GNSS) technology

Product Heavy EquipmentMachine ControlSoftware / Hardware

Cummins Datalink Adapter

March 30, 2016 On-Site Magazine

Cummins Inc has released its Inline 7, a wired and wireless datalink adapter. Inline 7 is the only adapter offering Wi-Fi(R) and Bluetooth wireless connectivity while also providing traditional wired functionality via USB. Inline 7 supports several protocols, such as

Product Machine ControlSoftware / Hardware

Topcon and Deere Unite

March 30, 2016 On-Site Magazine

The John Deere 700K SmartGrade™ crawler dozer has now integrated the Topcon 3D-MC2 Grade Control System for improved grading accuracy. The system is fully integrated into the machine cabin and structures, eliminating vulnerable external masts and cables. Combining Topcon technology

News ConstructionSkills DevelopmentSoftware / Hardware

BIM agencies join forces

March 18, 2016 On-Site Magazine

Two groups driving the use of building information modeling in Canada have joined forces to further the interests of the national BIM community. CanBIM and IBC/buildingSMART Canada are bringing together two of their key committees to work hand-in-hand.  Their respective

Article ConstructionGreen ConstructionLEEDSoftware / Hardware

Software: Green construction – Mastering the art of keeping track

March 18, 2016 Jacob Stoller

Whether a project is a high-profile green office tower or a cost-efficient single family dwelling, environmental is gradually becoming the norm. While contractors own only a segment of the environmental pie, their ability to deliver on eco-friendly projects is becoming

Product ConstructionSoftware / Hardware

Sokkia SHC5000 field controller

February 23, 2016 On-Site Magazine

The Sokkia SHC5000 is the latest addition of field controllers for use with construction and surveying applications. Operating MAGNET® Field, Site and Layout software, the newest field controller is designed to provide a more versatile and faster handheld computer for

News ConstructionSkills DevelopmentSoftware / Hardware

‘Smart helmet’ could revolutionize construction site workflows

January 20, 2016 On-Site Magazine

Topcon Positioning Group has partnered with DAQRI, a world leader in enterprise augmented reality, to collaborate on wearable technology designed to change the way construction and survey professionals interface with the job site. Topcon and DAQRI — creator of the

Fort York pedestrian and cycling bridge
News BridgesConstructionInfrastructureLEEDSoftware / Hardware

Fort York bridge to be first in duplex stainless steel

December 11, 2015 STAFF REPORT

A new pedestrian and cycle bridge near the waterfront in Toronto will be the first in North America to have a structure built entirely of duplex stainless steel, according to a report in Canadian Consulting Engineer. Duplex stainless steels have

UAV drone use in construction no longer a novelty
Article Software / Hardware

Drone use takes off

December 1, 2015 JEAN BURROWS

Flying construction equipment won’t be a novelty for long

News ConstructionHealth & SafetySoftware / Hardware

Ontario adopts Dean Report on College of Trades

November 22, 2015 STAFF REPORT

Recommendations will impact construction trades

Building Information Modelling
News ConstructionSoftware / Hardware

Do owners understand advantages of BIM?

October 18, 2015 by On-Site Magazine

The design and construction industry continues to move more and more into the Building Information Modeling (BIM) realm, with benefits ranging from fast delivery, reduced costs and an overall efficient process. But sometimes, there’s a concern that owners don’t always

Peterbilt platinum cab
Article Skills DevelopmentSoftware / HardwareTrucks

Trucks: Cab Rules

October 1, 2015 JEAN BURROWS

Driver retention spurs improvement to vocational trucks

New web portal connects construction innovators with solutions seekers
News ConstructionConstruction MaterialsInfrastructureSoftware / Hardware

Construction Innovation clearinghouse connects innovators and solution seekers

September 4, 2015 STAFF REPORT

New web portal fosters idea, invention exchange

As the first tall wood building in Canada built beyond current building codes, WIDC is a demonstration project for the future of building in wood.
News ConstructionInfrastructureLEEDSoftware / Hardware

Two BC projects win Innovation in Architecture award

April 20, 2015 STAFF REPORT

Two British Columbia projects that demonstrate new ways to use wood and steel have garnered the Royal Architectural Institute of Canada (RAIC) Innovation in Architecture award for 2015. The Wood Innovation Design Centre in Prince George is a centre of

News AsphaltConstructionSkills DevelopmentSoftware / Hardware

Feds invest research funding to build better roads, train skilled trade workers

April 9, 2015 STAFF REPORT

The federal government will fund  hundreds of students and dozens of faculty at Algonquin College and La Cité collégiale to develop new cutting-edge construction technology. Included in the research grants was funding to develop a new pavement that will resist

Article BridgesInfrastructureSoftware / Hardware

Bridges: From the site to BIM

April 1, 2015 JACOB STOLLER

Site measurement goes on steroids

Contractors need to be in Social Media space with realistic ROI expectations
Article Software / Hardware

Social Media and the Contractor

March 1, 2015 Jacob Stoller

Managing your expectations

News ConcreteConstructionConstruction MaterialsFinancingHeavy EquipmentInfrastructureSoftware / Hardware

Names in Construction News

February 17, 2015 STAFF REPORT

KBC Tools, Fort Mac CA, Textura, McInnis Cement, eBay and Proxibid

ACPA launches Wikipave.org
News ConcreteConstructionSoftware / Hardware

‘Wikipave’ app launched by concrete paving association

February 11, 2015 STAFF REPORT

The American Concrete Pavement Association (ACPA) has launched its Wikipave.org website, placing information related to concrete pavement at the fingertips of anyone, anywhere in the world.     “Wikipave is the largest scale technology transfer, knowledge transfer, and educational initiative