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A generally upbeat economic forecast from the Conference Board might bring some welcome relief to those in the battered construction equipment business.
There are a number of good reasons why the Aggregates & Roadbuilding 2010 Buyers’ Guide is a useful tool in your information toolkit. Here are just a few.
Along with the construction season comes, unfortunately, the risk of construction related injuries and fatalities. But under what circumstances do construction accidents most often occur? Some years ago, 3,496 construction fatalities were investigated by the U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration and many of its conclusions appear to be just as relevant today.
After decades of complacency by governments at all levels, there are growing signs that this nation’s second great infrastructure boom is upon us. Whether it will be a boom of historic nation-building proportions like the first one has yet to be seen, but the opportunity exists right now for Canada to rebuild and reposition its public core infrastructure to meet the social and economic challenges of the 21st century.
This issue features the Susan Lake sand & gravel operation, located in Alberta’s oil sands development region north of Fort McMurray. There are a number of interesting aspects to this operation, not least of which is its unusual business model. The property is owned by the Alberta Government and managed by Athabasca Minerals Inc. in accordance with the Alberta Aggregate (Sand and Gravel) Allocation Policy for Commercial Use on Public Land.
In the competitive, tight-margin business of quarrying and aggregate production, cost management has long been one of the keys to success.
Asphalt cement used in the road construction industry is semi-solid at ambient temperatures.
Keynote speaker Gerry Huber began the 2008 seminar’s presentation session by noting how sensitive the public has become to environmental issues, beginning with environmental concern taught at school and frequent doomsday media reaction to environmental stories.
A new section of the Calgary ring road demonstrates how today’s road builders are involved with a lot more than just construction in our current environmental, cost and employee climates.
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