Accelerated infrastructure spending on roads and public transit is an effective way to ease the effects of the worldwide credit crisis.
January 2, 2009 - The premiers of Nova Scotia and New Brunswick have emphasized the importance of infrastructure spending in year-end interviews with The Canadian Press.
Dec 11, 2008 - With a federal budget due on January 27, Canadian transportation agencies and municipalities are being advised to have a list of infrastructure projects at the ready.
December 5, 2008 - Data released today by Statistics Canada shows that employment growth in the construction sector exceeded all others goods producing sectors.
November 20, 2008 - The construction equipment manufacturing industry expects continued business declines in the United States through year-end 2008 of 8.6 percent, followed by flat growth in 2009 of 0.04 percent, according to the annual “outlook” survey of the Association of Equipment Manufacturers (AEM).
November 5, 2008 - An article by David Pett in yesterday’s Financial Post, “Wheels coming off equipment stocks,” quoted expert opinion on the prospects for construction equipment stocks.
Given the recent apocalyptic descriptions of the U.S. financial crisis, one might think the end is indeed nigh with terms such as “turmoil”, “meltdown”, “cataclysm” “19/9” and “disaster” in daily use across all media.
Oct 27, 2008 - Take a few minutes to look at the digital version of Aggregates & Roadbuilding Magazine, just to the right of this column. This digital issue includes our 23rd Annual Buyers’ Guide, Canada’s only directory of aggregates and roadbuilding equipment, machinery and wear components.
October 12, 2008 - According to the Ontario Stone Sand & Gravel Association (OSSGA), over 440 tonnes of aggregate are used in the construction of every house. With that in mind, aggregate producers may take some comfort from housing starts data released by the Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation (CMHC).
September 24, 2008 - A new regulation for the construction industry in Canada’s biggest employment market took effect on September 1, 2008. The regulation relates to return to work and re-employment, promising fairness and clarity for both construction employers and injured workers.
Residents of Calgary will be well aware that the city’s growth has been accompanied by the seemingly inevitable growing pains of traffic congestion.
When the first bridge was opened in 1958, the designers of what is now formally known as the Burlington Bay James N. Allen Skyway Bridge probably did not envisage the unrelenting growth in traffic volume that would follow.
September 9, 2008 - Data released by the Milwaukee, Wisconsin based Association of Equipment Manufacturers (AEM) once again underscores the importance of the Canadian market to U.S. exporters of construction machinery.
Exports of U.S.-made construction machinery gained 24 percent at mid-year 2008 compared to the first half of 2007, for a total of more than $10 billion dollars worth of equipment shipped to global markets, according to data released by the Milwaukee, Wisconsin based Association of Equipment Manufacturers (AEM).
When the ﬁrst bridge was opened in 1958, the designers of what is now formally known as the Burlington Bay James N. Allen Skyway Bridge probably did not envisage the unrelenting growth in trafﬁc volume that would follow.
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