Andrew Snook

Andrew Snook

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At Quarry Tech Vancouver on March 6, Frontline Machinery will be providing a comprehensive overview on technological advancements in hybrid mobile track-mounted crushing and screening equipment.
Aggregate production is a low margin business and those in the business have little power to influence the price of their products. These facts drive the need for constant cost reduction and the most effective way to reduce costs over time is through a smart system of measurements that give you the information you need to make wise decisions for plant options.
In 2005 Noah Dolgoy founded a construction company in Alberta, where he discovered that heavy equipment was being subcontracted and managed through archaic dispatch processes: phone calls, spreadsheets, and paper tickets. Seven years after leaving the company – earning a JD/MBA and supporting corporate due diligence in mining and infrastructure – Noah returned to the problem with a belief that common technology could solve the problems he experienced. Noah created a web and mobile platform that connected contractors, suppliers and haulers – TREAD.
The acceptance of Intelligent Compaction (IC) continues to grow in North America. In the U.S., many states have already written IC into specifications and requirements. There are also contractors using the technology in states without specific requirements.
Synthetic fibres have been used to improve the performance of asphalt concrete pavements for many years. Different types of fibres have been used to enhance asphalt mixture properties and to improve the long-term performance of asphalt concrete pavements. One of the more recent materials to be used for this purpose has been aramid fibres.
More than 1,500 professionals from sectors ranging from aggregates production and hauling to road and bridge building, general construction, surveying and many more, flocked to the Trimble Dimensions 2018 International User Conference in Las Vegas this past November to check out Trimble’s latest technologies for optimizing efficiencies on jobsites around the world.
Hackers have been in existence almost as long as computers. Some of them are, in fact, quite harmless. People looking to test their skills against the strongest security systems strictly for the intellectual challenge - many of these bright minds are hired by governments and private companies to test their own systems against those who look to do harm.
The agenda is officially set for Rock to Road’s first-ever PaveTech: A Smart Roads Conference taking place in Vancouver on March 5.
Uwe Müller, chief project manager for the Electric Site at Volvo CE has graciously agreed to answer the questions submitted in advance by Rock to Road’s readers related to the $30-million electrified quarry test site and the recent results from its 10-week field test, which surpassed expectations. 
Producers across the country are after user-friendly automation technologies as a way to increase uptime and reduce the load on operators. Etheridge Automation vice-president Jon Etheridge has overseen more than 50 successful automation projects in Canada and the U.S. Listen to Jon as he walks you through examples of Canadian quarries already benefiting from automation technologies, and describes the various automated options from simple crusher automation to full plant options. 
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