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Time to act: 2016 Infrastructure Report Card

February 9, 2016 Michael Atkinson

Decline in municipal infrastructure threatens our quality of life

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Concrete fix to save Region of Waterloo $365,000

February 9, 2016 Ross Monsour

There is a constant battle in the roadbuilding industry to keep up with growth in traffic volumes. A greater variety of material options, and new techniques are saving municipalities time and money. The concrete industry has long been promoting concrete

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Telehandlers: A little give and take

December 1, 2015 DAVID GODKIN

10,000-lb. telehandler under the microscope

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Pickups show their muscle

December 1, 2015 BILL ROEBUCK

Horsepower, torque remain the hallmarks with focus on fuel economy.

UAV drone use in construction no longer a novelty
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Drone use takes off

December 1, 2015 JEAN BURROWS

Flying construction equipment won’t be a novelty for long

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Provincial Forecasts

December 1, 2015 JIM BARNES

British Columbia, Ontario and Manitoba will lead the nation in growth, as they are well-positioned to capitalize on rising export demand, notes TD Economics. BRITISH COLUMBIA: Real GDP growth is estimated at 2.5 per cent in 2015 – more than

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2016 Construction Forecast

December 1, 2015 JIM BARNES

The road ahead

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Infrastructure: The perfect storm

December 1, 2015 JIM BARNES

Not that long ago, when people at a party asked me what On-Site was about, I’d say “construction.” They would nod diplomatically. Now, I say “infrastructure,” and I get their full attention. Infrastructure, a concept that most people grasped only

Before you even begin to think about whether to buy, obtain a capital lease or operating lease or rent, you have to define your needs in terms of both the machine and your business finances.
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Leasing: Tips & Tricks

October 1, 2015 JIM BARNES

Knowing your real needs, gets you the best lease

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Trucks: Cab Rules

October 1, 2015 JEAN BURROWS

Driver retention spurs improvement to vocational trucks

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Editorial: We Win

October 1, 2015 JIM BARNES

Construction & Infrastructure are the big federal election winners

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Compact Equipment Trends

October 1, 2015 DAVID GODKIN

Small is really big right now

Article Risk Management

Who should place project insurances?

August 1, 2015 David Bowcott

A long-debated topic in the construc­tion sector is the question of who should place the project-specific insurance policies – the owner of the asset being constructed or the contractor being hired to construct it. The most common term used for

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AWPs Reach for the Top

August 1, 2015 DAVID GODKIN

New designs bring AWPs roaring back from the recession

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Big Deals: A sampling of billion-dollar babies

August 1, 2015 by On-Site Magazine

LNG  Billion-dollar projects related to the energy industry have become commonplace, and two of the biggest are LNG terminals planned for B.C. Petronas’s $11-billion Pacific Northwest project is a proposed natural gas liquefaction and export facility on Lelu Island. The

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Billion Dollar Babies

August 1, 2015 JIM BARNES

Inventory of super-megaprojects reaches new heights

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Editorial: Megaprojects are a team sport

August 1, 2015 JIM BARNES

The steady procession of billion-dollar projects rolling down the Canadian construction pipeline these days has to give one pause for thought. How are the contractors who bid on these jobs different from the rest of us? What special tactics do

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Top Contractors Evolve, Adapt

June 1, 2015 JIM BARNES

It is interesting to compare the Top Contractors list of 25 years ago with the one in this issue. There have been changes, but a surprising number of the companies that were on the list then still dominate it. It

Article Infrastructure

Asset Management is the future of construction

April 1, 2015 David Bowcott

Asset Management! In past columns, I’ve referred to the concept of Asset Management and how a growing number of owners are more thoughtfully planning the implementation and interaction of all phases of their assets’ lives to optimize asset performance. Asset

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Contractors and the Law

April 1, 2015 Lauren E. Kristjanson and Jack Finn

Incorporation of main contract by reference in the subcontract