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How is CCInnovations helping contractors to innovate

November 20, 2017 by Corinne Lynds

On-Site caught up with Canadian Construction Innovations’ chair John Bockstael at the organizations’ inaugural conference in Toronto on November 3rd. Watch the video to find out more about the organization and its role in helping contractors to innovate.

News Infrastructure

The Edmonton Project aims to foster new ideas and innovation in the city

September 5, 2017 by Corinne Lynds

EllisDon is changing the face of Alberta’s capital and who better to inspire their ideas than Edmonton’s own citizens “I completely believe that there is one idea out there, in Edmonton, probably sitting in the head of a stranger to

News Infrastructure

Innovation 2050 – A Digital Future for the Infrastructure Industry

July 11, 2017 Balfour Beatty

Balfour Beatty’s Vision of Future Infrastructure: The construction site of 2050 will be human-free. Robots will work in teams to build complex structures using dynamic new materials. Elements of the build will self-assemble. Drones flying overhead will scan the site

Article ConstructionSoftware / Hardware

Top construction firms embrace technology, finally

June 20, 2017 Jacob Stoller

The construction industry has
a reputation for being slow to
adopt innovative technology. Many
contractors believe this is about
to change.

News Software / Hardware

CanBIM conference speaker envisions computers doing design

October 20, 2016 Bronwen Parsons

The Canada BIM Council held its 2nd Technology Built Innovation event in Toronto on October 5 and 6. The first day was devoted to tours of two BIM-designed buildings at York University in the northwest of the city: the university’s

Article ConstructionSkills DevelopmentSoftware / Hardware

Don’t be like weird old Uncle Charlie

October 14, 2016 Corinne Lynds

Maybe it’s your brother, your mom, or even your weird-old-Uncle Charlie. And it doesn’t matter if you live in Vancouver, Toronto or Labrador – every family has its own technophobe. You know the person I’m talking about. They’re still using

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Dalhousie University announces transformational $64M investment for its downtown campus

October 4, 2016 On-Site Magazine

Dalhousie University has announced the IDEA Project (Innovation and Design in Engineering and Architecture Project) – a transformational $64M investment to Dalhousie’s Engineering and Architecture campus in the heart of Halifax’s emerging innovation district. Thanks to the generous support of the Government of

News ConstructionLEED

Canada and B.C. invest in skilled trades at Thompson Rivers University

September 21, 2016 On-Site Magazine

Canadians will be better equipped for the well-paying, middle-class jobs of today and tomorrow as a result of a $30-million investment in a new Industrial Training and Technology Centre at Thompson Rivers University. The joint federal-provincial investment was announced by

Article Construction

Innovation conversation is heating up in Canadian construction

June 22, 2016 Jim Barnes

It’s no secret that Canada’s construction industry has been taking a beating for lagging in innovation. Major global studies have flagged the country as an innovation laggard, and the construction sector has been further singled out as underperforming even those

Article AsphaltConstructionRoads

Prof develops asphalt compactor that improves longevity and resilience of pavement

June 22, 2016 Nate Hendley

The Ontario Ministry of Transportation (MTO) is wrapping up a research study that began two years ago to test the performance of a cutting-edge asphalt compactor called the Asphalt Multi-Integrated Roller (AMIR). AMIR is the brainchild of Abd El Halim,

Article Risk Management

Invest in innovation to drive productivity and lower risk

April 26, 2016 David Bowcott

For as long as I can remember the construction industry has been hammered by academics, government and business leaders for having low productivity measures compared to other industries. The sector has also been criticized for poor productivity – being amongst

News ConstructionLabourTrucks

Freightliner announces 2016 “Hardest Working Cities” recipients at WOC

February 4, 2016 by Corinne Lynds

Following the successful launch of Freightliner Trucks’ Hardest Working Cities recognition program, Freightliner announced four new cities will be recognized with the award in 2016. The company released the full list of cities at the World of Concrete trade show