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January 17, 2019

Maintenance isn't 'sexy': Underfunding, bad repairs, cited for why Canadian roads are breaking down

Across the country there's a disconnect between constructing new infrastructure and keeping what we have in working order, but finding a solution is no simple task

Construction of $1.4B Calgary Cancer Centre on time, on budget as PCL continues below-grade work

With four cranes overhead and 300 workers on-site, the largest infrastructure project in Alberta has begun taking shape. Work will start this year on the complex radiation department

Volvo ditching diesel for electric, will launch line of compact electric excavators, wheel loaders

Diesel combustion remains the best power source for larger equipment, but electric propulsion and battery technology has proved well-suited for compacts, the company said
Concrete Canada


Feds fund country’s first geothermal electricity plant; $51.3M project will create 100 construction jobs

In what could be the first of numerous Canadian geothermal plants, the funding will assist the company in building a facility with capacity to produce five megawatts of power » Read More

Big chunk of New York's Tappan Zee Bridge demolished with explosives [WATCH]

Eight simultaneous explosions felled a section of the old bridge that was replaced in 2017 with an adjacent structure » Read More

Freightliner offers lightweight engine to pair with 114SD concrete mixer

The engine delivers up to 500-hp and 1,700 lb-ft of torque. Weighing 2,050 pounds, it is designed to increase payload and productivity » Read More

John Deere introduces 244L and 324L compact wheel loaders

The 244L achieves an 8-foot, 3-inch full-lift dump height and a full-turn tip load of 8,157 pounds, while the 324L with high lift reaches 10 feet, 3 inches » Read More

World of Concrete 2019

Date: January 22-25
Location: Las Vegas, NV
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Canadian Concrete Expo

Date: Feb. 6-7
Location: Toronto, ON
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BUILDEX Vancouver

Date: February 13-14
Location: Vancouver, BC
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