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November 16, 2017 - Drop head slab formwork systems are becoming more prevalent in B.C.’s construction industry. When working with drop head formwork systems, construction workers and supervisors must understand the differences between backshoring and reshoring; failure to understand the differences could create a life-threatening hazard to workers.
November 14, 2017 - The inaugural edition of the Canadian Concrete Expo (CCE) will be coming to the Toronto area on Feb. 7 and 8, 2018 at The International Centre in Mississauga, Ont.
November 9, 2017 – The Association of Equipment Manufacturers (AEM) has recognized 11 companies for achieving “milestone member” status in 2017, a designation that highlights their off-road equipment industry support through longtime and continuous participation in AEM.
November 8, 2017 - With its fifth and final Grande Prairie, Alta. auction of the year on November 21 to 22, Ritchie Bros. will be selling equipment for close to 200 companies, including a complete dispersal for the unrelated Ritchie Bros. Construction Inc. Based in Silver Valley, Alta., Ritchie Bros. Construction has been in the earthmoving and road lease construction business for 36 years.
November 7, 2017 - The legalization of marijuana next year has obvious implications for a construction company’s safety and health program and its human resources policies. And, readying HR policies to meet these implications makes abundant financial sense, a gathering of company owners and senior managers at the MHCA Wednesday was told.
November 7, 2017 – The Association of Equipment Manufacturers (AEM) announces its 2018 officers as well as directors elected to the AEM Board of Directors and AG and CE Sector Boards at its recent annual business meeting.
November 4, 2017 - Registration to attend Hillhead 2018 is now open and visitors can register for their free entry badge here.
November 4, 2017 - September's new home sales data delivered some positive news for a housing market that has recently shown signs of sluggishness. Sales contracts for newly built single-family homes grew 18.9% in September and are running 8.6% higher on a year-to-date basis.
October 31, 2017 – Work has completed on a safety improvement project at the Highway 97 and 254 Road intersection.
October 31, 2017 – Construction of a new two-kilometre eastbound passing lane has been completed near Tyhee Lake on Highway 16, improving safety and efficiency for motorists.
October 27, 2017 - Toromont Industries Ltd. today announced that it has completed its previously announced acquisition of the businesses and net operating assets of the Hewitt Group of companies.
October 27, 2018 - The heavy construction industry continues to make strides in cutting the time lost due to injuries on the job, the MHCA executive was told at a meeting Wednesday.
October 20, 2017 - New housing construction investment rose 5.8% from August 2016 to $5.0 billion in August, with gains reported for all building types.
October 16, 2017 - Investment in non-residential building construction totalled $12.9 billion in the third quarter, up 3.6% from the previous quarter, and up from $12.44 billion in Q3 2016. At the national level, spending increased in all three components (institutional, industrial, and commercial), led by commercial (+$186.5 million) and institutional buildings (+$158.2 million).
October 18, 2017 - Unless you’ve been living on the moon, you’ve likely heard the concerns echoing around the world regarding climate change. With the majority of U.N. member countries signing on to the Paris climate accord, we can expect to see a wide variety of initiatives rolling out in an effort to battle rising temperatures.
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