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March 12, 2010

Workers reinstall original bricks from 1925 car dealership on the face of a new Toronto condo

Cameras are a masonry heritage contractor’s best friend when dismantling, cataloguing and storing historic building faades and architectural details.

March 12, 2010

Artist transforms his land into a gallery of concrete sculptures

About 50 kilometes north of Huntsville, Ont., Peter Camani is perfecting his castle — a real-life concrete structure the artist and sculptor has been working on for almost three decades.

March 12, 2010

A ballet of tight timing and logistics on Hospital for Sick Children Research Tower in Toronto

The concrete component of the new $419 million Hospital for Sick Children’s Research Tower in downtown Toronto is a tightly choreographed team effort. Construction by EllisDon Corp. is scheduled for completion in 2013.

March 12, 2010

Institute for Research in Construction tests new concrete mix

A new high-performance concrete mix developed by researchers at the Institute for Research in Construction holds out the possibility of extending the life of bridge decks by as much as 20 years over decks fabricated from ordinary high-strength concretes.

March 12, 2010

Century limestone landmark at St. Michael Catholic School in Belleville being restored

The Algonquin Lakeshore Catholic District School Board is going the extra mile to restore its early 20th century limestone school, a landmark on the main street of Belleville.

March 12, 2010

Boring machine ‘Big Becky’ nears completion on Niagara Tunnel project

Excavation of the tunnel by Big Becky, a Tunnel Boring Machine (TBM) with a 14.44-metre-diameter drill profile, has been underway since 2006 and is scheduled for completion at an Ontario Power Generation facility near Niagara Falls this April.

March 12, 2010

Dome, sweet dome: going back to the future

The Great Lakes Dome Company has more than a dozen construction projects under its belt, most of them residential. The technology used to build the domes allows for the construction of buildings up to 1,000 feet in diameter.

March 12, 2010

Graduate took a shine to polishing concrete

For Lucas Rolland of Grimsby, Ont.-based Contemporary Concrete Solutions, each concrete polishing job is a business card for the company’s next project.

March 12, 2010

War Memorial arch in Woodstock, Ontario is restored

Mississauga-based Roof Tile Management spent over three months restoring and rebuilding a First World War memorial in Woodstock, Ontario about five metres away from its original location. Pow Petermann Consulting Engineers was the consultant and the city received a grant from the Department of National Defence.

March 12, 2010

Going green makes green sense for Ready Mixers as demand grows

Taking green-friendly design seriously is smart business for member plants of the Ready Mixed Concrete Association of Ontario (RMCAO) these days.

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