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    bauma 2019

    November 9, 2017 by Doug Picklyk

    The world’s leading trade fair for construction machinery. building material machines, mining machines, construction vehicles and construction equipment,  bauma allows visitors to experience the most important new developments from around the world. This is the place to meet international market leaders.

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    Cement industry upset by B.C. carbon tax

    February 25, 2014 by Canadian Consulting Engineer

    The cement industry is calling a foul by the British Columbia provincial government after the province’s recent budget did not change how the carbon tax is applied to cement.

  • Infrastructure and buildings win at Ontario Concrete Awards

    December 4, 2012 by Canadian Consulting Engineer

    The Ontario Concrete Awards took place on November 28 at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre during Construct Canada. They honoured innovative concrete-related design and construction projects across the province, with consulting engineering…

  • News Buildings

    Atlantic provinces promote wood construction

    January 17, 2012 by Canadian Consulting Engineer

    Most of the Atlantic provinces have joined the WoodWORKS! program to encourage the use of wood in commercial and municipal construction projects.

  • Towers, parking garage, park, road widening among innovation awards

    December 13, 2011 by Canadian Consulting Engineer

    The Ontario Concrete Awards were announced on December 1. The nine winners were:

  • News Buildings

    Study advocates burning garbage to make cement

    September 19, 2011 by Canadian Consulting Engineer

    A study of academic and industry research over the last 10 years suggests that burning municipal solid waste to manufacture cement would produce an overall benefit to the environment compared to using fossil fuels in the cement manufacturing…

  • Research shows environmental impacts of concrete over 60 years

    August 15, 2011 by Canadian Consulting Engineer

    The Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) has just published two major studies looking at the environmental and cost impacts of concrete pavements and buildings, comparing them to other materials.

  • News Buildings

    Tunnel segments get chipped

    June 28, 2011 by Canadian Consulting Engineer

    Precast tunnel liner segments destined for the Toronto Transit Commission’s York-Spadina Subway extension are being manufactured with Radio Frequency Identification Tags (RFID) embedded in the units.

  • New concrete could last 40 years longer

    May 30, 2011 by Canadian Consulting Engineer

    NRC’s Institute for Research in Construction reports that it has been developing a durable concrete that will increase the average lifespan of bridge decks by more than 20 years compared to typical high-strength concrete, and by more than 40…

  • Search is on for a better steel reinforcement

    April 4, 2011 by Canadian Consulting Engineer

    In the quest for steel reinforced concrete that will not succumb to the salts and other corrosive forces in the Canadian environment, the National Research Council of Canada in Ottawa is pursuing tests on new types of stainless steel…

  • Portland-limestone cement adopted in building codes

    March 7, 2011 by Canadian Consulting Engineer

    A new class of cement known as Portland-limestone cement is being referenced in the Ontario Building Code. As well, in Quebec, the Régie du Bâtiment has approved the limestone cement as an “alternative solution” to General Use…

  • Limestone cement concrete holds hope for future

    December 6, 2010 by Canadian Consulting Engineer

    Concrete is “precious” and should be used wisely, said John Archer, at Construct Canada in Toronto on December 1. Archer is the former director of sustainability with the Cement Association of Canada, and he urged the audience to look on…

  • Straw and Earth

    December 1, 2010 by Canadian Consulting Engineer

    Anthony Spick, P. Eng. of Blackwell Bowick structural engineers of Toronto has been involved with many “natural building” projects over the past decade. They involved techniques such as straw bale wal…

  • Rusty Morgan

    March 1, 2010 by Canadian Consulting Engineer

    Rusty Morgan, P. Eng. is chief materials engineer with AMEC in Burnaby, B.C. He is also a renowned expert in shotcrete and has helped to share the technology with countries around the world. He is an …

  • B.C. engineering rides high in Public-Private Partnership Awards

    December 7, 2009 by Canadian Consulting Engineer

    Awards for outstanding infrastructure projects were handed out by the Canadian Council for Public-Private Part…