Roads & Paving

May 16, 2017 - The MHCA has asked for details from the Pallister government on its plans for the Building Manitoba Fund. Budget 2017 gave no clear details on the BMF, which is funded through retail sales tax revenues.
May 12, 2017 - The Province of Manitoba is now accepting 2017 proposals through a single-window application intake for the Municipal Road and Bridge Program, Indigenous and Municipal Relations Minister Eileen Clarke recently announced, along with Chris Goertzen, president of the Association of Manitoba Municipalities (AMM).
May 10, 2017 - Three years ago, Cruickshank Construction had a real problem with its idling time. In August 2014, the Kingston, Ont.-based company’s fleet was running upwards of 40 per cent idle time. Jason Makin, vice-president of materials and logistics with the firm knew this was not a sustainable practice, so he began researching ways to improve operator efficiencies.
May 8, 2017 - The feds are looking for leaders to run the Canada Infrastructure Bank.
May 5, 2017 - Premier Brian Pallister sent a clear sign his government is open for and to business this week, sending out a request for proposals for a business case on using P3s to construct four public schools across the province.
April 20, 2017 - The governments of Canada and Alberta are investing in well-planned infrastructure that will make it easier to move people and products across the country, while supporting sustained economic growth and productivity for years to come.
April 12, 2017 - GSSI has announced an updated version of BridgeScan, an affordable and flexible GPR system ideal for assessing concrete condition on bridge decks, parking structures, and balconies. 
March 23, 2017 — The latest survey of asphalt pavement mix producers documents the industry’s continued success in improving the sustainability of America’s roads through the incorporation of recycled materials and the use of energy-saving warm-mix asphalt technologies.
March 16, 2017—Trimble and K-Tec Earthmovers Inc. have announced the introduction of a Trimble Ready factory option for K-Tec Scrapers. Scrapers that ship from the factory are now ready to install the Trimble GCS900 2D or 3D Grade Control System, which can significantly reduce the cost for the contractor. The Trimble Ready K-Tec Scraper includes an enhanced joystick, a computer software upgrade, wiring harnesses and brackets, allowing a more seamless installation.
March 10, 2017 - Bomag's Tim Hoover discusses some of the features of the RS 500 Recycler & Soil Stabilizer at CONEXPO-CON/AGG 2017.
March 10, 2017 - Trimble New Zealand's Stuart Ralston shows Rock to Road its new 3D printed SiteVision prototype, which is equipped with a Trimble catalyst receiver and uses Google Tango technology.
March 7, 2017 - The world’s first 3D-printed excavator was unveiled during the opening of CONEXPO-CON/AGG & IFPE 2017 in Las Vegas.
May 3, 2017 - Windsor-Detroit Bridge Authority (WDBA) and its partners are kicking off the 2017 construction season with Phase Two of the preparatory activities at the Canadian Port of Entry (POE). Three contracts have been awarded for high voltage cabling and accessories, transmission and distribution line relocation works totalling approximately $86 million.
April 27, 2017 - Modern and efficient roadways are crucial to encouraging and supporting economic activity, facilitating trade, and creating good paying, middle class jobs. The governments of Canada and Manitoba recognize this, and continue to make investments in roads across Winnipeg in an effort to also make them safer and more reliable for the residents that depend on them every day.
April 19, 2017 - A project to resurface Highway 16 from West Twin Creek to Bell Mountain Road has gone to tender, announced MLA for Prince George-Valemount Shirley Bond, on behalf of Transportation and Infrastructure Minister Todd Stone.
April 11, 2017 - Ontario’s Ministry of Transportation has announced the widening of 18 kilometres of Highway 401 from the Credit River in Mississauga, Ont. to Regional Road 25 in Milton, Ont.  
April 4, 2017 - Construction tenders for three projects will be posted on BC Bid this spring to expand the Trans-Canada Highway to four lanes. 
April 3, 2017 - Like mice amongst elephants, contractors tiptoed around live traffic at the Victoria International Airport as they built a new aircraft parking/de-icing facility, rebuilt old parking stands, shifted a taxiway and resurfaced many acres of asphalt surfaces, between August 2015 and October 2016.
January 26, 2017- Silvio Bot (receiving the award posthumously) and Robert Taylor will be inducted into the Ontario Road Building Hall of Fame on Tuesday, February 7, 2017 at ORBA’s 90th Convention and Annual General Meeting. 
December 5, 2016 - When Fred J. Dawson opened his contractor business and started work on his first contract in 1922 – the construction of a waterline in the Kootenays – it’s hard to imagine that he would have expected Dawson Construction to grow into the company it is today.
October 4, 2016 - The equipment train creeps along as it continuously heats and grinds off 50 millimetres of old asphalt surface. A conveyor passes it back into a twin-shafted pug mill where it is thoroughly mixed with a rejuvenating agent and 20 per cent virgin asphalt. Another conveyor dumps it into a paving hopper. It is laid down and compacted to the correct density. Twenty minutes later, the freshly recycled layer of pavement is ready to drive on.
July 29, 2016 - As in other industries, asphalt companies are not immune to the advances of multi-nationals interested in expanding operations through the acquisition of successful businesses. Multi-generational, family-run companies, however, offer a particular level of experience, expertise and efficiency that is difficult to ramp up in a larger organization.
Nearly three decades after leaving the paving side of road construction, Nova Construction, an Antigonish, Nova Scotia-based asphalt business, is back.
In life, taking that first step in a new direction is often the hardest.  To do it right requires knowledge and guts.

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