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Economic impacts of the Fort McMurray wildfires

The Conference Board of Canada released today a briefing that assesses the impact of the Fort McMurray wildfires on the economies of Alberta and Canada. » Read full article

Global construction industry executives remain confident about prospects for growth

According to the latest study by Timetric’s Construction Intelligence Center (CIC), construction industry executives remain confident about the prospects for growth in the industry and for their companies over the next six months. » Read full article

New Halifax Convention Centre update

To date, the Halifax Convention Centre has booked 50 national and international events, with more than 40,000 visitors that will generate an estimated $59 million in direct spending. » Read full article
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Atlas Copco

Versatile pneumatic breaker

Atlas Copco’s RTEX pneumatic breaker offers rental centers and contractors a cost effective and powerful solution for a variety of demolition projects. The RTEX requires just 37 cfm to operate, about 50 per cent less air energy than conventional breakers in the same weight class. » read more

Dual pressure and dual flow compressors

Doosan Portable Power has expanded its lineup of dual pressure and dual flow air compressors with the introduction of the Tier 4 Final–compliant P425/HP375 and HP450/VHP400 air compressors. Operating at either 425 cfm at 100 psi or 375 cfm at 150 psi, the P425/HP375 delivers the pressure and flow options typical of two units in a single air compressor. » read more

Canadian Design-Build Institute Conference

Date: Oct. 13-14
Location: Fairmont Winnipeg Hotel, Winnipeg, MB » more info

Construct Canada

Date: Nov. 30-Dec. 2
Location: Metro Toronto Convention Centre, Toronto » more info