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April 21, 2014

Dive tower pushes formwork forward

After 18 years in the business of concrete forming, civil engineer Dennis Schincariol still comes across the occasional job that throws a new curveball his way.

April 14, 2014

Future of 77-year-old Pattullo Bridge is still up in the air

The venerable Pattullo Bridge marks its 77th birthday this year and recent reports in Lower Mainland media suggest the old fellow is not in good shape.

April 14, 2014

Building green with the help of concrete

The building sector, both here and worldwide, is facing an enormous challenge to address our environmental footprint and impact on climate change.

April 14, 2014

Insulating concrete forms hailed as efficient solution

A new report shows that insulating concrete forms (ICFs) can be used effectively as walls in building structures.

April 14, 2014

Carbon tax may give unfair advantage to foreign cement

The Cement Association of Canada (CAC) is disappointed that the B.C. government has failed to address industry concerns about whether the provincial carbon tax is giving foreign cement producers the upper hand.

April 14, 2014

Reports delve into concrete's role in infrastructure renewal

A recent report by the Winnipeg-based International Institute for Sustainable Development (IISD) on the role of concrete in Canadian infrastructure adaptation to changing climatic conditions was scheduled to be delivered to the Cement Association of Canada in early April.

April 14, 2014

Arctic concrete pour defies subzero work conditions

No contractor likes to pour concrete in the middle of winter. For Nahanni Construction of Yellowknife, N.W.T., pouring concrete when it's -50 degrees Celsius outside is par for the course.

April 14, 2014

Concrete toboggans take the plunge

The 40th anniversary of the Great Northern Concrete Toboggan Race (GNCTR) featured innovative engineering from some of the top university students in the country.

April 14, 2014

Concrete industry unites to spread sustainability message

A comprehensive collection of groups have formed the Concrete Council of Canada (CCC), a 14-member bloc that intends to educate the public about the concrete advantage.

April 14, 2014

Concrete eating robot could render rubble recyclable

A robot that "erases" concrete buildings got a thumbs-up from the Industrial Designers Society of America, who gave its designer a gold award in the student category.

October 2, 2010

Laforce Construction replaces sewer line in Legal, Alberta

Laforce Construction workers pour concrete for a sewer line replacement project on Main Street in Legal, Alberta, a small community located 40 minutes north of Edmonton.

October 2, 2010

Get ready for National Precast Day

The Canadian Precast/Prestressed Concrete Institute (CPCI) is co-ordinating National Precast Day events across the country from Oct. 4 to Oct. 8.

October 2, 2010

Column: From the Romans to the Jetsons, concrete is versatile

As long ago as the Greek and Roman empires, concrete helped shape the built environment.

October 2, 2010

Cement Association of Canada pushes for harmonized climate change legislation

The patchwork of climate change regulatory initiatives in each of the five provinces, where cement is produced, is the most significant threat to the competitiveness of the nation’s cement industry, says the Cement Association of Canada (CAC).

October 2, 2010

Edmonton aggregate recycling program reduces capital project costs

For more than three decades Edmonton’s concrete and asphalt aggregate recycling program has been making new roads out of old, providing an in-house resource for infrastructure materials.

October 2, 2010

Concrete integral to construction of Canadian Museum of Human Rights in Winnipeg

Even on the very darkest coldest days last winter, construction crews building the Canadian Museum of Human Rights in Winnipeg continued to pour and install concrete.

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