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 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.
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.
In January of 2014, I made a presentation at the Alberta Sand and Gravel Association AGM discussing the types of proactive measures companies can use to educate community stakeholders on the importance of aggregates operations.
In a politically stunning reversal of fortune, Justin Trudeau’s Liberals moved from distant third place in seats in the House of Commons to strong majority during a 78 day campaign (the longest in Canadian history). To put that in perspective, the last time an opposition party moved from third to government in the course of one election happened in 1923.
December 18, 2015 - The 2015 Ontario auditor general's annual report raises concerns about the fact that the Wynne government doesn't have a long-term infrastructure plan that includes an accurate description of the current condition of the Province's assets, including roads and buildings.
It hasn’t been an easy few years for heavy equipment manufacturers in the U.S. Production volumes have decreased thanks to slower construction starts and a declining mining industry.
As workplace safety issues have grown more complex, joint health and safety committees (JHSC) can be an effective means of controlling hazards. But a JHSC will only be effective if it is given the tools to succeed. Employers should be reviewing the JHSC findings in the same way as they would review profits, quality control or down time.
While most of the aggregates and road construction industry works tirelessly to meet production deadlines, an important trial awaits its final verdict.
No matter where I go or what business owner I talk to, the question remains the same: how will I replace my skilled labourers in the next five to 10 years?
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