April 26, 2016 - Limestone has been in the ground for hundreds of millions of years and its use in building construction dates back at least to the pyramids in ancient Egypt.
April 11, 2016 - Cement manufacturers produced 521,482 tonnes of cement products in February, up 5.5 per cent from January and up 5.3 per cent from the 495,272 tonnes produced in February 2015.
April 1, 2016 – A major hurdle has been cleared in the development of a new 180-acre gravel pit in Adjala-Tosorontio.
A new credit course - PLAN 474/674 – aggregate resources planning, development and management – was introduced in the fall term of 2015 at the University of Waterloo as an elective in the school of planning. The course exposes participants to a variety of topics associated with aggregate resources – important but contentious issues in planning and resource management in Ontario and elsewhere.
March 17, 2016 – A Nova Scotia-based construction company is hoping to get approval for an expansion project that would see the footprint of its quarry operation increase by nearly 20 times its current size.
March 17, 2016 – A proposal for a gravel pit near Windy Lake Provincial Park will not move forward after the landowners have decided not to proceed with the plan.
March 7, 2016 - Since its early days screening and hauling gravel in the 1950s, the Conrad family has grown their Dartmouth, N.S.-based quarrying operations to an average output of about a million tonnes annually, with trucking and soil remediation complementing its core operations.
February 23, 2016 – After years of planning and preparation, the Cornerstone Standards Council announced that the Dufferin Acton quarry has become the first to produce aggregates based on CSC standards.
February 16, 2016 - Screen Machine Industries LLC has delivered a new-patented design for their model CST track mounted portable cone crusher.
January 25, 2016 – Cornwall Gravel is going ahead with its expansion plans after receiving final approval at an Ontario Municipal Board decision.
January 13, 2016 – Cement production in November was 1,111,121 tonnes, down 3.8 per cent from the previous year. Production fell over 150,000 from the previous month.
January 12, 2016 – Sureway Contracting is again applying to excavate gravel from a 22-hectare site adjacent to its current pit in Parkland County, Alta.
April 29, 2016 - The $3.67 billion reconstruction of the Turcot Internchange is currently Canada's third largest road construction project. The massive project is being undertaken by a consortium of companies, including Kiewit Construction.
April 27, 2016 - Every perfect, low-visibility touchdown at the St. John’s International Airport since late January this year is thanks to a three-year effort to upgrade both ends of its main runway (11/29) to a Category III instrument landing system.
April 27, 2016 - Nechako Northcoast Construction, a road and highway maintenance company, needed a solution that could streamline call logging, road inspection reports, maintenance job tracking, and communication with its stakeholders.
April 26, 2016 - This video shows the complete time lapse of the first deck replacement on the Macdonald Bridge in Halifax. The video has been provided courtesy of Halifax Harbour Bridges.
The B.C. Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure has created a video to give people a glimpse of a proposed design for the new 10-lane bridge that will be constructed to replace the aging Massey Tunnel.
March 29, 2016 - Connecting residents in Canada’s northern communities has always been a challenge. From expensive and unreliable supply chains to a lack of employment opportunities and social, recreational and medical services, remote northern communities have had no choice but to adapt to tougher climates than their Canadian neighbours in the southern regions of the country.
March 24, 2016 – The partnership between Ontario Road Builders’ Association (ORBA) and the Province of Ontario in an Ontario Open for Business Roundtable, will help to remove barriers and burdens to businesses in the road building industry by reducing the time and effort that ORBA members spend complying with provincial requirements.
March 10, 2016 - The Ontario Ministry of Transportation (MTO) replaces or rehabilitates many culverts each year. During a regular culvert maintenance inspection in 2010, it was determined that an existing corrugated steel pipe culvert under Highway 11, a major north-south corridor, had deteriorated, displaying excessive deformations. The ministry replaced the culvert in 2012 using an innovative new contract delivery model and a state-of-the art installation method.
February 26, 2016 - A common gravel road repair and road building approach is to remove oversize rocks and bury subgrade problems, such as potholes or protruding rock, under additional gravel. But this “band aid” approach, which does not deal with underlying problems, is costly. It can require hauling in 200-300 per cent more material than truly necessary to resurface a gravel road, only to have the problems resurface.
February 2, 2016 - The Ontario Road Builders’ Association kicked off its Transportation Infrastructure Day for its annual conference by honouring Carol Layton, former Ontario Deputy Minister of Transportation who recently retired.
January 27, 2016 – The tender for the $173 million four-laning of a stretch of Highway 69 has been awarded.
January 21, 2016 – The remaining portion of the Inuvik to Tuktoyaktuk highway will be built with less gravel in order to keep costs under control.
May 20, 2016 - The Athena Sustainable Materials Institute has released a web version of Pavement LCA, its popular and free life cycle assessment (LCA) tool for roadways.
May 19, 2016 - Komatsu America Corp. introduced the new D39PXi-24 crawler dozer to its lineup of Tier 4 Final dozer options.
May 18, 2016 – The first of several anticipated product announcements by the Goodyear Tire and Rubber Co. has been made, with the introduction of the three new scraper tires.
May 18, 2016 - Superior Industries Inc. launched a new set of standard designs for its portable processing plants including a Guardian Screen Plant, Twin Screw Wash Plant and Aggredry Wash Plant. The standard features, including new elements exclusive to Superior, are designed to speed setup, improve processing efficiencies and reduce maintenance.
May 17, 2016 - The undercarriage of tracked heavy equipment, such as crawler excavators, consists of many moving components that need to be maintained for them to function properly. If the undercarriage is not routinely inspected and maintained, it can easily cost you valuable time, money and potentially decrease the track’s lifespan.
May 13, 2016 - Western Star Truck Sales, Inc., announced its new Extreme Duty (XD) Offroad package and the launch of the MBT-40 Transformer chassis.
May 9, 2016 - Komatsu America Corp. has introduced the new WA320-8 wheel loader. Equipped with an EPA Tier 4 Final certified engine, this latest addition to the wheel loader family combines high production with low fuel consumption and improved operator comfort.
May 9, 2016 - Sandvik Construction has launched its new HX900 wear segments, which includes bars, buttons, and runners.
May 5, 2016 - Flexco has added Modular Impact Beds to its line of load zone solutions. Engineered with maximum capacity in mind, while ensuring full containment, the modular beds are designed with universal components that offer effective and affordable load zone protection.
May 4, 2016 - CASE Construction Equipment announced the release of the 4-in-1 Systemgard Fluid Analysis Kit. The preventative maintenance tool provides a picture of fluid and internal system conditions without users having to dissemble the machine. It monitors system cleanliness and filtration efficiency, which helps extend the life of the machine and reduce replacement costs, and helps ensure equipment reliability and uptime.
May 3, 2016 - Komatsu America Corp. has introduced the new WA500-8 Wheel Loader, equipped with an EPA Tier 4 Final certified engine. This latest addition to the wheel loader family combines an enhanced lockup torque converter function and SmartLoader logic to achieve low fuel consumption and high travel speeds.
May 2, 2016 - Superior Industries, Inc. offers a new solution for removing carryback material from the return side of a conveyor belt system. Carryback material is one of the leading causes of extraordinary conveyor maintenance.
April 26, 2016 - The 2016 edition of World of Concrete provided plenty of opportunities to discover the newest equipment, technology and innovations available for the Canadian concrete road construction industry.
April 18, 2016 - Training… why do it? The short and simple answer to the question of why bother with construction training is twofold: safety and productivity.
April 4, 2016 - In my limited four years of experience covering the industry, this has always been something that seemed brutally obvious to me: you recycle aggregates from road and building sites and find secondary uses for the resources once you crush it.
March 28, 2016 – World of Asphalt/AGG1 has come and gone, smashing previous attendance and exhibitor space records in the process.
March 7, 2016 - Infrastructure investment is crucial to the prosperity of a region – it supports the quality of life of its residents and the productive capacity of its industries. Federal, provincial and municipal underinvestment in infrastructure over the past few decades is arguably the biggest hindrance to Ontario’s economic competitiveness.
March 1, 2016 - How do you build a better road? I don’t think I truly grasped the complexity of that question until I stepped into a room with 400 asphalt industry professionals in December.
February 5, 2016 – Drone technology is making its official entrance into the construction industry that to an agreement between a military equipment superpower and one of North America's leading technology solutions distributors.
February 3, 2016 – It's only fitting that two companies with such strong ties shared the spotlight on day two of World of Concrete in Las Vegas.
February 2, 2016 – The Canadian road construction industry will soon see some new big iron that made its debut on the show floor at World of Concrete.
February 2, 2016 – Looking to work with Infrastructure Ontario (I.O.), Toronto or Vaughan on upcoming construction projects in 2016?
February 2, 2016 - Bruce McCuaig, president and CEO of Metrolinx, offered attendees a look at Metrolinx’s current and future projects during the Ontario Road Builders’ Association’s Transportation Infrastructure Day during its annual conference held on Feb. 1 and 2 at The Fairmont Royal York Hotel in Toronto.
January 21, 2016 - Ontario Road Builders' Association (ORBA) unveiled its courses for its 2016 Road Building Academy. The 17 exclusive, Gold Seal accredited courses in the subject areas of Leadership, Business Management and Technical have been designed to educate more staff, including new courses for sales, human resource and health and safety professionals. Fourteen of the courses will take place during Academy Week, February 29 to March 4 at Sheridan College (Davis Campus) in Brampton.
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