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Key differences highlighted: backshoring vs. reshoring in drop-head slab formwork systems

November 21, 2017 by Corinne Lynds

Richmond, B.C. — Backshoring and reshoring systems both work to support the weight of newly poured concrete slabs and look extremely similar, but using the wrong one can lead to structural collapse. WorkSafeBC has recently published two safety bulletins: an overview

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Cement and concrete industry poised to converge on Parliament Hill

October 17, 2017 Cement Association of Canada

OTTAWA – The Canadian cement and concrete industry is converging on Parliament Hill over the next two days, meeting with Ministers, Members of Parliament, Senators and senior civil servants to convey the importance of its contribution to the economic prosperity of

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World of Concrete

October 4, 2017 by Corinne Lynds

World of Concrete is the largest annual international event dedicated to concrete and masonry professionals. Leave with the core knowledge and latest equipment you need to win more jobs and strengthen your business. This is your world. Introduced to the commercial

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VIDEO: The world’s first 3D-printed reinforced concrete bridge is almost complete

September 12, 2017 inhabitat.com

Eindhoven University of Technology has a massive 3D printer capable of printing immense objects – and it’s currently creating the world’s first 3D-printed reinforced concrete bridge. The bridge will be installed this month in the small Dutch town of Gemert,

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Canadian Concrete Expo

September 12, 2017 by Corinne Lynds

20/20 Show Productions Inc. is excited to launch the only national trade show in Canada serving companies, individuals and professionals within the concrete industry. Whether you build with concrete, manufacture, transport, place, drill or finish it, CCE aims to keep

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Boehmers uses captured CO2 to make stronger concrete blocks

September 7, 2017 Nate Hendley

Boehmers is a concrete block producer in Cambridge, Ont. with a new, carbon-dioxide (CO2) infused product said to be great for the environment and superior to traditional concrete blocks. The company has been selling the Carboclave block, as the product

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VIDEO: RDH senior building science specialist John Straube on the thermal performance of buildings

July 25, 2017 RDH Building Science Laboratories

In a series of three short videos, RDH principal and senior building science specialist John Straube, Ph.D., P.Eng., talks about the key early design decisions that drive energy performance, the paths to code compliance, and the impact of thermal bridging

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Lafarge supports Habitat for Humanity’s Jimmy and Rosalynn Carter work project in Canada

July 18, 2017 On-Site Magazine

In celebration of Canada’s 150th anniversary, Lafarge Canada Inc. became a Gold sponsor of Habitat for Humanity Canada’s biggest build project ever. Habitat for Humanity’s 34th Jimmy and Rosalynn Carter Work Project took place in every province and territory across

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Government of Canada invests in Nova Scotia’s clean technology sector

July 4, 2017 Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada 

OTTAWA – Canadians will benefit from a new innovation that reduces carbon dioxide emissions, conserves fresh water and leads to greener buildings as a result of a $510,000 investment by the Government of Canada. This investment will foster innovation in carbon

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Husqvarna DC 200 drum cutter offers versatility

June 21, 2017 by Corinne Lynds

The DC 200 is a versatile attachment made for surface profiling rock or concrete, trenching, excavating frozen soil, soft rock excavation in quarries, demolition and dredging. The 56 tungsten carbide-tipped picks on each side of the machine rotate and chip

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VIDEO: How to lower the carbon in concrete

June 21, 2017 UK Sustainable Concrete Forum

Concrete is one of the best materials for resilient, durable and energy efficient structures and buildings over their life cycle. But concrete can become a significant source of carbon. Andy Spencer, Sustainability Director for CEMEX UK and Chair of the

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Topcon announces next generation concrete paving system

June 6, 2017 On-Site Magazine

  Topcon Positioning Group announced the next generation of automated concrete paving — the ZPS system — with the new Z-Robot and Z-Stack sensor. Using enhanced Topcon Millimeter GPS technology, the ZPS system is designed to bring unmatched accuracy to

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CarbonCure’s CO2-infused process strengthens concrete

April 19, 2017 Nate Hendley

CarbonCure Technologies of Dartmouth, N.S. is looking to make concrete stronger and greener by infusing it with recycled carbon dioxide (CO2). The concept isn’t new, but CarbonCure’s process is. The company’s patented technology has been used in several recent construction

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Con Cast Pipe acquires Hy-Grade Precast Concrete

April 10, 2017 by Corinne Lynds

PUSLINCH, ON – Con Cast Pipe, a manufacturer of precast concrete drainage products including concrete pipe, manholes, catch basins, and box units, as well as a wide range of bridge and specialty precast products in Canada, has announced the recent

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Yorkville luxury rental property topped off

April 4, 2017 On-Site Magazine

Toronto – On March 31, 2017, representatives from two Canadian real estate companies gathered to celebrate a major milestone in the creation of Yorkville’s newest purpose-built luxury rental development. “Along with our valued project partners, we are honoured to celebrate completion

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Case Study: Derry Road and CN Rail grade separation

March 16, 2017 Vireak Hinh & Jennifer Trimble

Back in 2006, the Derry Road/CN Rail Grade Separation was identified as part of the 2006 Environmental Study Report (ESR) completed for the Derry Road corridor. The report recommended that Derry Road be reconstructed from 2 lanes to 4, including

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OPS revises standard to allow recycled concrete

March 2, 2017 Aggregate Recycling Ontario

In 2014, the Canadian Standards Association amended its concrete materials standard (A23.1) to allow the use of reclaimed concrete material as an aggregate in unshrinkable backfill. At the request of Aggregate Recycling Ontario, the Ontario Provincial Standards for Roads and

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Future engineers slide into Winnipeg for the 2017 Great Northern Concrete Toboggan Race

February 21, 2017 On-Site Magazine

PCL Construction was pleased to once again be the title sponsor of the 2017 Great Northern Concrete Toboggan Race (GNCTR), hosted this year by the University of Manitoba and Red River College’s schools of Engineering at Adrenaline Adventures in Winnipeg.

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BURNCO acquires Bestway Concrete of Colorado

February 17, 2017 by Corinne Lynds

Calgary’s BURNCO Rock Products Ltd. has acquired Bestway Concrete Company, a leading ready mix concrete and aggregate producer in the metro Denver and northern Colorado regions.   “We are extremely pleased that Bestway is joining the BURNCO family” said Michael Powell,

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CarbonCure named in the 2017 Global Cleantech Top 100

January 25, 2017 On-Site Magazine

CarbonCure’s retrofit technology chemically sequesters waste carbon dioxide during the concrete manufacturing process to make greener and stronger concrete. Halifax’s CarbonCure Technologies, one of the world’s leading CO2-utilization technology providers, has been named in the prestigious 2017 Global Cleantech 100, produced by