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November 21, 2017 — Backshoring and reshoring systems both work to support the weight of newly poured concrete slabs and look extremely similar, but using the wrong one can lead to structural collapse.
November 6, 2017 - The BCIT Department of Civil Engineering – Alternate Delivery is pleased to offer ACI’s Aggregate Technician 1 course: November 17/18 - CIVL 0010 Aggregate Testing Technician Level 1 – an ACI (American Concrete Institute) sponsored, certified course in AASHTO/ASTM standard testing protocols.
October 11, 2017 - GSSI, a world leading manufacturer of ground penetrating radar (GPR) equipment, offers comprehensive training programs for new and existing customers on how to use GSSI equipment safely and effectively in the field. Classes are available for the complete range of GSSI products and is conducted by a team of four full time trainers.
July 28, 2017 - As compared to conventional concrete products, polymer concrete products have been shown to display a superior compressive strength as well as impact strength.
June 26, 2017 - The Association of Equipment Manufacturers (AEM) has updated its Digger Derrick Safety Manual with new and expanded content on safe equipment operation, start-up and shutdown, and maintenance precautions.
May 8, 2017 – The Ontario Road Builders’ Association (ORBA) is now offering a full range of online courses in construction through its partnership with Buildforce Canada to members and non-members.
April 10, 2017 – Ontario Road Builders’ Association (ORBA) is now accepting applications for its 2017 Civil Engineering and Civil Engineering Technology Scholarships, each valued at $2,000.00.
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.
August 4, 2016 - The massive forest fire that caused the evacuation of Fort McMurray on May 3 must have been cause for frayed nerves among transportation officials in Alberta.
June 28, 2016 – “Turn off your cell phone while operating off-road equipment” is the key message from the Association of Equipment Manufacturers (AEM) and the Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) in a new jointly developed safety alert that emphasizes the hazards of distracted driving while on the worksite.
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 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.
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