Patent-Pending Coatings Technology Increases Accessibility to Environmentally Friendly Paint

This new coating enables isocyanate/formaldehyde-free technology to be used in metal applications, as well as over wood and a wide variety of primers.

1,000-Word Chart: Canadian Construction Material Costs

Due to its complexity, much of the subject matter concerning the economy requires detailed editorial commentary, often supported by relevant tables and graphs. At the same time, though, there are many topics (e.g., relating to demographics, housing starts, etc.) that cry out for compelling ‘shorthand’ visualizations. Whichever path is followed,

Asphalt roofing material, October 2021

Shipments of asphalt shingles totalled 3.8 million metric bundles in October, up 8.4% from the previous month and down 0.3% from October 2020.

Giant TBM launched in Midlands for HS2

A 2,000-tonne tunnel boring machine (TBM) has been launched in the Midlands to dig a one-mile tunnel under Long Itchington Wood in Warwickshire. Around 170 engineers have been working on the 125m-long TBM during its construction and assembly. A tunnelling team will now work around the clock in shifts to

Barentz Acquires Gangwal in India

Gangwal Chemicals, located in Mumbai, India, is a high-end distributor and specialty solutions provider.

Cabot Corporation Looks to Achieve Net Zero Carbon Emissions Globally by 2050

Aligns sustainability agenda with the Paris Climate Agreement and furthers its sustainability journey.

BASF Expands Apprenticeship Program in Clemson, Seneca

BASF is seeking applicants for a new apprenticeship program at its Clemson, South Carolina site,

Nouryon Begins Production at Advanced Organic Peroxide Greenfield Site in Tianjin

New plant will support the polymer industry in Asia.

Pipeline documents case headed to North Dakota high court

BISMARCK, N.D. — A legal battle is headed to North Dakota’s Supreme Court over access to thousands of documents related to the developer of the Dakota Access Pipeline and the company that oversaw security during construction. Pipeline developer Energy Transfer and its subsidiary Dakota Access LLC last year sued the

Feds shortchanging First Nations on operating cash for water systems, PBO says

OTTAWA — The parliamentary budget officer (PBO) has put a price tag on providing clean drinking water in First Nations, saying in a new report that the federal government still has a shortfall to make up. Yves Giroux’s report said the government has set aside more than enough money to

Edmonton Smart Cities plan hailed by proptech experts

Two panellists at a recent Ontario-based proptech conference made a convincing case that Smart Cities are more than the sum of their parts, with Edmonton offered up as a prime example of how an enlightened Smart City policy incorporates a breadth of participants. Roopesh Patel, director of IoT with Rogers

HHCA Legacy Build creates new home and possibilities for families

It’s taken five years but the Hamilton-Halton Construction Association (HHCA) Legacy Build project with Habitat Hamilton is complete and the new homeowners will be moving in just in time for the holidays. The keys were handed over in a ceremony at the site Nov. 24. “The two families were just

Iron Workers Local 721 training centre’s evolution helps meet labour demands

The Iron Workers Local 721 training centre has evolved to reflect the changes the trades themselves have experienced from recruitment to curriculum. The training centre in Toronto is the largest of 15 training facilities operated across Canada by the International Association of Bridge, Structural, Ornamental and Reinforcing Iron Workers. The

Armand Ajdari Appointed Arkema’s Chief Technology Officer

Since 2017, he has been executive vice president R&D of the Saint-Gobain group.

Ontario using frequent Minister’s Zoning Orders to fast-track development: auditor

TORONTO—The Ontario government is employing a previously little-used land-planning tool to fast-track development and circumvent normal planning processes, the auditor general said in her annual report. An audit by Bonnie Lysyk’s office released Dec. 1 said the government issued 44 Minister’s Zoning Orders (MZO) between March 2019 and March 2021,

Crime family guilty of trafficking construction workers

Five members of an organised crime family have been found guilty of luring victims to the UK for construction work before trapping them in modern slavery. The family made false promises to victims of £50 a day to work plus free food and accommodation. But instead 16 victims from Romania

Chromaflo’s Tellman Achieves Certified Composites Technician Instructor Status

Keith Tellman, technical service representative for thermosets at Chromaflo Technologies, recently achieved the Certified Composites Technician–Instructor certification through the American Composites Manufacturers Association. 

Hexion Announces Agreement to Sell Epoxy Businesses to Westlake Chemical

Hexion Holdings Corp. recently announced that, as a result of its ongoing strategic review, it has entered into a definitive agreement to sell its epoxy-based Coatings and Composite businesses.

“We Have Big Ambitions”: How Willful’s Erin Bury Is Building an Industry for End-of-Life Planning

Erin Bury and her husband, Kevin Oulds, launched Willful in 2017, a digital estate planning start-up, after a family member unexpectedly died without a will. Now, their plan is to become the go-to resource for all end-of-life planning in Canada. I worked at my first start-up in 2008, but I’m

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