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The smelliest hazard of all

March 18, 2016 by Corinne Lynds

Potential danger lurks around every corner on the jobsite. Whether it is working at height, in a confined space, or even the seemingly simple chore of navigating heavy equipment on foot. It is for this reason that contractors spend millions

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Taking advantage of a global capital glut

February 10, 2016 David Bowcott

Multiple economic factors are converging globally to create one of history’s greatest gluts of capital. Much of this capital is looking for a home where it can make a return. With government quantitative easing programs supplementing economic growth, negative interest

Article ConstructionHeavy Equipment

Big Iron: What’s the next big thing?

February 10, 2016 Jim Barnes

Big iron has seen a steady procession of technological innovation in recent years, from grade control to advanced Tier 4 engines to sophisticated machine control to ergonomic seats in the cab. With the World of Concrete trade show coming up

Article ConstructionLaw

Contractor claims for owner interference

February 10, 2016 By: John Pratt and Lauren Kristjanson

Regardless of its size or scope, two elements are essential to a contractor’s ability to successfully complete any construction project: access to the work site; and the freedom to carry out the work without interference. An owner’s attempt to constrain

Article ConstructionInfrastructureSkills Development

Editorial: Take the bull by the horns

February 10, 2016 by Corinne Lynds

We are off to a good start in 2016. Lots of big projects are slated to break ground this year, and there’s a palpable sense of optimism amongst Canadian contractors. However, we still have one fairly sizeable obstacle to overcome:

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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

Article Compact EquipmentHeavy Equipment

Telehandlers: A little give and take

December 1, 2015 DAVID GODKIN

10,000-lb. telehandler under the microscope

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Article Trucks

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
Article Software / Hardware

Drone use takes off

December 1, 2015 JEAN BURROWS

Flying construction equipment won’t be a novelty for long

Article FinancingInfrastructureP3s

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.
Article Compact EquipmentFinancingHeavy EquipmentTrucks

Leasing: Tips & Tricks

October 1, 2015 JIM BARNES

Knowing your real needs, gets you the best lease

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Article Skills DevelopmentSoftware / HardwareTrucks

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

Article Compact Equipment

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

Article Compact EquipmentHeavy Equipment

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