December 2, 2016 - In the ongoing quest to create greener aggregate operations that produce less carbon emissions, Volvo Construction Equipment (Volvo CE) has partnered with its customer Skanska Sweden, the Swedish Energy Agency and two Swedish universities to create an electric site research project designed to electrify certain transport stages in quarry operations from excavation to primary crushing and transport to secondary crushing.
November 29, 2016 - The aggregate extracted from pits and quarries is a key building material used in the construction industry, and where extraction happens, there exists the possibility of occasional noise. Aggregate producers, through site design and the use of berms are generally able to effectively mitigate the noise to acceptable levels. But some designs and locations make it necessary to look for enhanced ways to mitigate noise.
November 24, 2016 - Bill 39 is "enabling" legislation that will provide new powers to the Minister, with the details of those powers to be addressed through regulation, standards and policies to be developed at a later date. Given this phased approach, OSSGA’s submission proposes changes to the legislation to include language and enough detail to help forestall any unintended consequences in the future.
November 22, 2016 - CEMEX, one of the leading building materials companies in the world, and IBM, today announced that CEMEX will undertake a sweeping digital transformation designed to improve its operations, substantially improve its customer experience and increase business efficiencies.
November 11, 2016 – Haver & Boecker, a leading equipment manufacturer and solutions provider in aggregates and mining applications, introduces its own brand of Haver Exciters.
November 1, 2016 - Screening and crushing industry leader McCloskey International today announced the launch of McCloskey Washing Systems (MWS), a new business division focused on washing and classifying across multiple applications. The new unit will design and manufacture a full range of mobile, modular and static material and mineral washing equipment.
October 20, 2016 - Volvo Construction Equipment (Volvo CE) presented its electric site solution and unveiled the new concept HX1 autonomous, battery electric, load carrier at the Xploration Forum in Eskilstuna, Sweden. The prototype machine is one element of an electric site research project that predicts up to a 95% reduction in carbon emissions and up to a 25% reduction in total cost of ownership.
October 20, 2016 - It’s important for producers to use the best tools for the job. The right choice is especially important when choosing screen media for vibrating screens.
October 18, 2016 – Johnson Crushers International showcased the Kodiak K500+, their 500-hp, remote-adjust cone crusher, at the MINExpo tradeshow in Las Vegas, Nev.
October 6, 2016 - Companies across Alberta have felt the economic impact of the downturn in the oil and gas industry. With such a vital piece of the province’s economy in a depressed state due to low oil prices, companies from dozens of sectors have been forced to look for alternative markets for their goods and services.
September 22, 2016 - The level of danger with conveying equipment can be deceiving because the conveyor doesn’t make a lot of noise and is only moving material from one end to another. However, statistics show that conveying equipment is responsible for more injuries than most all other quarry equipment combined. This is exactly why conveyor guarding is so important.
September 22, 2016 - Changes are coming to Ontario’s Aggregate Resources Act (ARA), and this has left some members of Ontario’s aggregates industry with some serious concerns. The changes outlined in Ontario’s Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry’s (MNRF) A Blueprint for Change: A proposal to modernize and strengthen Aggregate Resources Act policy framework, while positive, are missing key components according to the Ontario Stone, Sand & Gravel Association (OSSGA).
December 1, 2016 - The Ontario Hot Mix Producers’ Association (OHMPA) has responded to Auditor General Bonnie Lysyk’s report released yesterday that substandard asphalt on major highways is fuelling millions in additional road maintenance costs for taxpayers due to premature cracking.
December 1, 2016 - The Ontario Hot Mix Producers Association’s (OHMPA) 25th Anniversary Fall Asphalt Seminar focusing on producing quality hot mix asphalt kicked off this morning in Vaughan with approximately 425 people in attendance.
November 29, 2016 - With the cut of a ribbon, Alberta’s Northeast Anthony Henday Drive ring road project was officially opened this fall. That innocuous snip signalled something momentous for Edmonton and Alberta’s surrounding northern communities – something that has been talked about, planned and in progress for more than 60 years.
November 25, 2016 - The Inuvik Tuktoyaktuk Highway is entering its final season of winter construction.
November 24, 2016 - The Ontario Road Builders’ Association (ORBA) is pleased to hear of Mayor John Tory’s intention to create dedicated funding to invest in vital transportation infrastructure for the City of Toronto. Bold and decisive leadership is urgently needed to relieve congestion that has negatively affected Torontonians for too long.
November 18, 2016 - Manitoba’s new government is proud to move forward with strategic investments in infrastructure, beginning with planned improvements to highways, provincial roads and bridges for the 2017-18 construction season, Infrastructure Minister Blaine Pedersen announced today as he released the year’s construction tendering schedule.
November 16, 2016 - The B2W Software application for equipment maintenance and repairs links heavy civil construction shop, field and management teams and helps them maximize uptime and cut maintenance costs.
November 11, 2016 - The Government of Canada and the Province of Nova Scotia have announced that more than $15 million in joint funding will go towards the Highway 101 Granite Drive interchange project between Hortonville and Coldbrook, N.S.
November 11, 2016 - Ontario continues to make progress on the expansion of Highway 7, which will improve traffic flow, create jobs and support local economic growth in the Waterloo Region.
November 3, 2016 - The Government of Alberta recently announced that it is naming the portion of King Street where it crosses Highway 63 as “Responders Way”.
November 3, 2016 - Properly compacted asphalt is a major factor in the lifespan of roads, since inadequately compacted asphalt deteriorates at a more rapid rate than properly compacted material. With the billions spent on road construction and repairs each year, it has become a matter of urgency to find new technologies that can ensure the integrity of asphalt on newly paved roads. New radio wave technology is now available to non-destructively determine asphalt density during application.
October 26, 2016 - The Government of Canada and the Province of British Columbia have announced that more than $37 million will be invested in Highway 16.
December 2, 2016 — As contractors increasingly use 3D digital models and GPS technology when grading a job site, John Deere is joining forces with AGTEK — one of the civil construction industry’s leading providers of takeoff and 3D modelling software — to increase efficiency and ease the takeoff and modelling process across job sites of all shapes and sizes. The data integration simplifies the process of utilizing 3D design files when grading, enabling John Deere dealers everywhere to support customers implementing grade-control software into machinery.
December 2, 2016 – Atlas Copco’s intelligent telematics system, FleetLink, provides road construction contractors with a convenient and efficient tool to monitor and manage their equipment fleet. The system allows users to optimize fleet usage, reduce maintenance costs and save time and money.
November 25, 2016 - A look at some of the latest concrete road construction equipment that will be on display at the 2017 World of Concrete taking place from January 17 to 20, 2017 in Las Vegas, Nev.
November 22, 2016 - The LOADRITE H2250 haul truck monitor from Trimble allows the user to automate all of their haul truck productivity data.
November 16, 2016 - Liebherr’s L 538 wheel loader features a Z-bar linkage for standard operations, achieves a tipping load straight of 22,485 lb. (10,199 kg) at an operating weight of 30,205 lb. (13,700 kg) and is driven by a 153hp (l)/114 kW.
Novmeber 11, 2016 - The new Galaxy Severe Duty Solid (SDS) line of solid tires offers contractors a wide range of outstanding Galaxy design and engineering in solid tires sized for the most popular skid steers, loaders and forklifts.
November 8, 2016 - Komatsu America Corp. recently introduced the new HD465-8 and HD605-8 off-highway trucks.
Nov. 1, 2016 – Atlas Copco Construction Equipment’s XATS 900E electric portable air compressor features four preset flow and pressure selections to give contractors versatility and rental centres greater flexibility in their fleet offering.
October 28, 2016 - Terex Finlay recently hosted an Americas customer open day in San Antonio, Texas.
October 28, 2016 - Superior Industries, Inc., a U.S. based manufacturer and global supplier of bulk material processing and handling systems, has released new road portable models of its extended size 170-foot and 190-foot Telestacker Conveyors.
October 25, 2016 - Worksaver, Inc. has released the new 42” SARG (Sweep Action Rock Grapple) for mini skid steers/compact tool carriers for handling rocks, brush, logs, stumps, debris, scraps and more. The patent pending design allows operators to sort large or small rocks and debris with just one tool.
October 18, 2016 - In many areas of the country, colder temperatures have started setting in — and with them, a need to prepare equipment for colder morning starts. Here are some tips to help prepare your equipment for the cold season ahead.
December 2, 2016 - On January 10, 2017, the Manitoba Heavy Construction Association and the Winnipeg Construction Association will co-host a Manitoba Infrastructure electronic bidding information session & webinar which will focus on electronic bidding and electronic bonding. Further information regarding Manitoba Infrastructure’s electronic bidding initiative will be shared at that time.
December 1, 2016 - Readers of Rock to Road have recently contacted us with questions and concerns about the Extractive Sector Transparency Measures Act (ESTMA).
November 21, 2016 - The International Slurry Surfacing Association (ISSA) is excited to announce the full agenda for the 2017 Slurry Systems Workshop.
November 11, 2016 - For the past 25 years OHMPA’s annual Fall Asphalt Seminar has been a hub of asphalt education as Canada’s largest single-day asphalt seminar.
November 11, 2016 - Bosch Rexroth is accepting registration for all courses in its popular training program designed for industrial hydraulic and mobile hydraulic users, designers and engineers. Rexroth’s Hydraulic Technical Training is targeted toward individuals who maintain hydraulic systems, design new systems or want to upgrade existing systems with new technology.
November 3, 2016 - This complimentary webinar considers the various ways energy savings can be measured directly or indirectly.
October 5 ,2016 - OSSGA's Common Core Surface Miner Program will take place at the OSSGA office - Training Room located at 5720 Timberlea Blvd., Unit 103 in Mississauga, Ont.
October 4, 2016 – Thunder Creek Equipment has announced a free webinar focused on Diesel Exhaust Fluid (DEF) handling and best practices for the construction industry. The webinar, scheduled for Tuesday, December 6th at 1:30pm CST, will cover important topics related to the construction industry, such as how DEF can become contaminated in transit or on a jobsite, as well as the many types of risks to high-horsepower equipment associated with improper DEF handling.
September 30, 2016 - Once again, the Alberta Sand and Gravel Association has partnered with Nielsen Consulting to bring our membership a series of half-day training courses on exposure, health impacts and risk management related to working with silica.
September 22, 2016 - British Columbia is at a crossroads, so to speak. There are many important infrastructure projects that are needed to improve and expand the province’s transportation network. Roads, highways, bridges, railways, ports and airports are all essential for moving people and goods. An efficient transportation network is the key foundation of a strong economy and it allows our businesses to be more competitive, creates jobs and stimulates economic growth.
August 19, 2016 - If you are wondering exactly how your financial advisor is paid, you are not alone. With many advisors and the clients, the fee question is like the elephant in the living room: it’s always there but clients and their advisors gingerly step around it to avoid disturbing it. It’s like asking someone how much he or she earns. Most people aren’t comfortable asking or answering that question. But where investing is concerned, people have every right to know how much their advisor is paid – and what they do to earn their pay.
August 8, 2016 - The word concrete traces back to the Latin word “concrescere” which means, “to grow together” − an apt descriptor of both the chemistry and use of a material that has helped define the built environment for thousands of years. Some of the earliest examples of concrete and masonry are still standing, the almost 2000-year-old Pantheon and the Roman aqueducts being among the most famous.
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Webinar on DEF handlingTue Dec 06, 2016 @ 2:30pm - 03:30pm
OSSGA ESTMA workshopWed Dec 07, 2016 @ 9:00am - 12:00pm
N.B. RBHCA AGMTue Jan 10, 2017 @ 8:00am - 05:00pm
ASGA AGM 2017Wed Jan 11, 2017 @ 8:00am - 05:00pm
HCANL AGMThu Jan 12, 2017 @ 8:00am - 05:00pm