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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

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 16, 2014

Fort McMurray airport terminal getting ready for take off

Construction of a new terminal building at Fort McMurray Airport in northern Alberta is nearing completion, after the project was delayed several times.

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 16, 2014

B.C. government forms liquefied natural gas working group

Construction unions in B.C. are supporting a new Liberal government initiative to supply an adequate number of skilled labourers to build a new Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) industry in the province by 2020, but some say it's too little, too late.

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 16, 2014

Precast concrete enables net-zero homes

Constructing buildings that produce at least as much energy as they use is still a new concept, especially when working in a cold climate.

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.

April 14, 2014

Design-Build High School

Work on the new three-storey Belmont High School is progressing on schedule.

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

Alberta worker dies

Alberta Occupational Health and Safety (OH&S) is investigating after a man was crushed and killed while delivering building materials to a hardware store in southern Alberta.

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

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

Concerns abound as government forms review panel for oilsands project

Some First Nation groups are skeptical about the environmental process for the proposed Frontier Oilsands Mine project in northern Alberta, as the federal government asks the public to comment on a draft agreement to establish a joint review panel.

April 14, 2014

Lafarge, Holcim in talks to merge the world's two largest cement companies

Lafarge and Holcim say they are in advanced discussions on a "merger of equals" to create the world's largest cement company with $47 billion in annual sales.

April 16, 2014

Ex construction boss admits to collusion in government contracts

A former Quebec construction boss says his firm was involved in systemic collusion on provincial government contracts over a period of several years.

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 9, 2014

P3 proponent named for North Island Hospitals project

Tandem Health Partners has been named as the selected proponent for the North Island Hospitals project on Vancouver Island.

April 16, 2014

Kitimat residents vote against Northern Gateway pipeline

The citizens of Kitimat B.C. recently voted against The Northern Gateway Project in a non-binding plebiscite.

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