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As the weather turns pleasant, the whole business of making and keeping New Year’s resolutions may be a distant memory for many investors.
Roadbuilding software has come a long way in the last few years – and is evolving every day.
Since taking over the editor’s desk at Aggregates & Roadbuilding magazine about nine months ago, I have had a whirlwind tour of the businesses we cover.
If the turnout in March for two major events in the aggregates, roadbuilding and construction businesses is any indication of what direction the economy is heading, we may be in for some long awaited good times.
Statistics showing a continuing decline in lost-time workplace injuries, along with a stabilization of workplace fatalities, are an encouraging sign that workplace safety initiatives are beginning to take hold throughout Canada.
There are too many associations serving contractors and suppliers in Ontario.
Positioning itself as a completely integrated materials and construction company has helped the Karson Group of Carp, Ontario (near Ottawa) develop into a key player in the Eastern Ontario construction sector.
Based on WorkSafe BC statistics the Aggregate Producers Association of BC (APABC), had always believed that the aggregate industry was one of the safest heavy industries in the province.
You’ve probably been in that family conversation about what will happen to your business when you retire.
Things are starting to look a little different in the downtown core of Hamilton, Ontario, as a revitalization and beautification plan takes shape.
As we all know, working in the aggregates or the roadbuilding industry can be dangerous. So what is being done to reduce injury rates and to improve safety standards?
The Ready Mixed Concrete Association of Ontario (RMCAO) is pushing hard for more concrete on Ontario highways, but the Ministry of Transportation (MTO) is standing firmly behind its decision-making process on the cost-effective use of concrete or asphalt for roads with differing traffic volumes.
The Ontario construction industry, especially the civil sector, eagerly awaits the imminent unveiling of the provincial government’s 10-year Infrastructure Plan. 
When you buy a product, you expect it to perform as well on day 365 as it did on the first day you installed it. You don’t have time to spend wondering if or when it will break, and you certainly don’t have time to buy a new one. The truth is that maintenance can make all the difference with equipment, and this is especially true with belt conveyor cleaners.
The civil construction industry is working full tilt this year trying to complete municipal projects funded by the federal infrastructure stimulus program, before the taps are turned off on March 31, 2011.

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