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Research group from Austria breaks rock with microwaves

August 21, 2017 scilog

In a project funded by the Austrian Science Fund FWF, a research group from Leoben investigated how excavation methods for hard rock could be improved by using microwave irradiation so as to make classical mechanical excavation easier and save energy.

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Scientist probes ways to turn cement’s weakness to strength

January 3, 2017 by Corinne Lynds

Scientists at Rice University are studying atomic-level computer analysis to better understand the internal structure of cement, leading to the ability to make concrete stronger and better able to deform without cracking under stress, according to a report on phys.org. Read

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SNC-Lavalin awarded contract by University of Alberta for SLOWPOKE research reactor decommissioning

April 6, 2016 On-Site

SNC-Lavalin has been awarded a multimillion dollar contract by the University of Alberta for the decommissioning of its Safe Low-Power Kritical Experiment (SLOWPOKE®) research reactor. SNC-Lavalin will perform and manage the decommissioning work, including waste management. Along with providing the

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BC construction industry hiring workers back from Alberta

February 23, 2016 On-Site Magazine

Industry survey provides snap shot of BC construction, labour market

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The bigger the project, the bigger the overruns, suggests report on building infrastructure

January 22, 2016 On-Site Magazine

Cost overruns and schedule delays on infrastructure mega projects are common in Canada and around the world, according to a new report funded by the Institute on Municipal Finance & Governance. “Millions of dollars here, months of delay there. International

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Driving on glass being studied by Quebec researchers

January 19, 2016 On-Site Magazine

Recycled glass could be added to hot mix asphalt for multiple benefits

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Study to benchmark construction workplace safety

January 14, 2016 On-Site Magazine

Construction firms in Ontario’s industrial, commercial and institutional (ICI) sector may soon be able to benchmark their workplace health and safety policies and practices with each other, if the Institute for Work & Health (IWH) has its way. IWH, a