April 22, 2009 – The U.S. construction industry accounts for less than one percent of all U.S. annual green house gas emissions, according to a new analysis.
April 20, 2009 – Last week, New Brunswick Environment Minister Roland Hache turned down Jamer Materials’ proposed Bayside Aggregate Facility at St Andrews. As is so often the case with aggregate applications, perceptions of the project’s potential impact on area water supplies were critical to the decision.
April 13, 2009 – Ontario’s new tire recycling program “includes the recycling of large industrial and off-road tires, which are currently not collected or recycled.”
April 9, 2009 – Anyone with any lingering doubts about the urgent need for a comprehensive national infrastructure package will probably find the latest employment data informative.
April 6, 2009 – Following last Thursday’s GDP report, today’s Statscan report indicates that the value of building permits fell 15.9% to $3.7 billion from January to February 2009, with the largest decreases coming from the non-residential sector in Ontario.
April 2, 2009 - In ‘The Daily’ of March 31st 2009, Statistics Canada’s reported on Gross Domestic Product (GDP) by industry. The news was not uplifting for the construction sector.
If you are feeling uncertain about the construction industry’s prospects, you are in good company.
March 28, 2009 - Recent editorial by Aggregates & Roadbuilding commented on the mixed fortunes of this year’s round of construction industry trade shows. Expo Grands Travaux, to be held on April 3-4, 2009 at Olympic Stadium in Montreal, looks all set to be added to the winners list.
March 25, 2009 - Ontario's infrastructure will get a $32.5 billion boost over the next two years, improving the roads, schools, and public transit, says the McGuinty Government in announcing the latest infrastructure investment package.
March 14, 2009 - Data just released by the Association of Equipment Manufacturers (AEM) once again underscores the importance of the Canadian market to manufacturers of American made construction machinery.
March 4, 2009 - Nobody could accuse the City of Calgary of being timid in its infrastructure program.
February 26, 2009 - Canada exports millions of tonnes of aggregates each year, mainly to the United States, from water based quarries on both coasts as well as the Great Lakes. Against this background, consider recent events in Vancouver where
February 22, 2009 – A question for you. In what year did the following article appear in a December issue of Time Magazine? (It wasn't 2008!) “Not for many years has a Christmas season begun with so many tidings of......
February 15, 2009 – According to the U.S. Department of Transportation, every $1 billion spent on transport infrastructure creates 35,000 jobs, but that figure is just the beginning.
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