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April 28, 2014

The Working Dead: construction meets a zombie infested world

John Fore has built bridges, hospitals, prisons and farms - and that's just in the last four years as construction coordinator for the AMC TV series The Walking Dead.

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 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.

March 24, 2014

Concrete spacer confirmed as culprit in guideway shift

Structural engineers have confirmed that the failure of a concrete spacer on the Evergreen Line project in Coquitlam, B.C. caused a large beam to shift during the construction of the elevated guideway.

March 19, 2014

Elevated guideway shifts during construction

Structural engineers are investigating an incident on the Evergreen Line project in Coquitlam, B.C. in which a large beam shifted during the construction of an elevated guideway.

March 19, 2014

UPDATE: Line spacer to blame for Evergreen Line beam shift on elevated guideway

Structural engineers have confirmed that the failure of a concrete spacer on the Evergreen Line project in Coquitlam, B.C. caused a large beam to shift during the construction of the elevated guideway.

March 12, 2014

The robot-powered construction revolution

It's probably safe to say that the development of robot technology is likely to change the face of the construction industry more than any other single technology that's in the pipeline.

March 10, 2014

Modular workforce housing meets Alberta Building Code standard

B.C.-based BigSteelBox has secured much-desired approval in Alberta.

February 12, 2014

Design innovation tackles corrosion

Structural steel in bridge design has one fatal flaw - bridges are usually over water, often over salt water, making failure through corrosion almost inevitable.

February 10, 2014

Alberta fabricator pushes steel design envelope

When engineers and architects talk steel, they're usually referring to the structural components of their designs, but an Alberta business is pushing them to see steel for its aesthetic qualities.

October 13, 2009

Alberta Highway Services installing new type of barrier

The Alberta government is hoping to increase safety with the installation of North Amercia’s longest post-and-cable median barrier system along 119 kilometres of the Queen Elizabeth II (QEII) Highway.

October 13, 2009

Canadian Steel Producers Association promotes steel as innovative green product

Canada’s steel sector is putting the pedal to the metal in a campaign to highlight the importance of both the product and the industry to the national economy.

October 13, 2009

David Foster Arts Centre will feature exposed steel trusses inside

When the David Foster Arts Centre opens in April 2011, there’s a good chance the famed musician and producer will be on hand to unveil the $4-million facility in his old hometown of Saanich, B.C.

October 13, 2009

LMS Reinforcing Steel Group rides construction boom and bust

It started with two guys and a pick-up truck. It is now one of two companies that dominate the rebar steel sector of the B.C. construction industry.

October 13, 2009

Steel prices expected to remain stable in short term

After recent increases, steel prices are expected to remain relatively stable in the next three to six months.


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