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Clean construction gaining traction
Dec. 17, 2010 –When American sociologist Alvin Toffler wrote Future Shock back in 1970, it took an overworked, overstressed North American society by storm.
Hot mix asphalt committee aims to get owners, contractors on same page
Dec. 20, 2010 –The newly formed municipal HMA (hot mix asphalt) liaison committee is set to regroup in January with an eye to getting owners and contractors on the same page for standards and practices.
Pillars of the global economy a bit shaky
Dec. 20, 2010 – The global economy has come to depend on three pillars: the U.S., China and its satellites, and Europe. All three have “issues” right now, says RCD Canada chief economist Alex Carrick.
Massive sinkhole damages watermain, gas line in Metro Vancouver
Dec. 20, 2010 – Construction repair crews were busy fixing a massive sinkhole recently after an overflow main broke away and undermined the sub-base of SE Marine Drive in Vancouver.
Lafarge quarry gets Eastenders visit
Dec. 22, 2010 – A Hertfordshire quarry hit the small screen as the backdrop to a saucy scene in BBC flagship soap, Eastenders
Windsor Essex Parkway deal in place
Dec. 22, 2010 – Officials from Infrastructure Ontario and Ontario Ministry of Transportation (MTO) have reached financial close earlier than planned with the consortium building the Windsor Essex Parkway.
N.S. highway overpass costs more than planned
Dec. 30, 2010 – MILFORD, N.S. A Nova Scotia highway overpass has ended up costing $6 million, about $2 million more than was budgeted under a federal-provincial infrastructure program.
Ontario’s construction outlook
Dec. 24, 2010 – Ontario is presented with significant challenges heading into 2011. The economic framework may be more uncertain than ever before in the province’s history.
Holcim acquires eight Lafarge units
Dec. 29, 2010 – Holcim has acquired eight pits and quarries and four ready-mix concrete plants in France and Switzerland from rival Lafarge.
Construction story of year
Dec. 30, 2010 – It’s government infrastructure stimulus by a nose when it comes to Ontario’s 2010 “construction story of the year.” Government stimulus efforts edged out an expert panel review of Ontario’s occupational health and safety system, in a photo finish, to determine the industry’s top 2010 newsmaker.