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New piling and drilling rig from Liebherr

In June this year, Liebherr presented its new piling and drilling rig, type LRB 16, suitable for the diverse requirements of deep foundation work. It features a compact design as well as a range of available assistance systems, which ease the work on the jobsite. With a longer leader, the piling and drilling rig is also available as a LRB 18.

The LRB 16 gets its name from the sledge’s travel distance, which is approximately 16 metres. Special emphasis is on the compact design and an operating weight of barely 48t, which results in low ground pressure. The robust undercarriage offers excellent stability, which can be further increased with the optional rear supports.

The Perils of Social Media

When private becomes public

By Keith A. Senden, Fillmore Riley LLP

As social media becomes increasingly present in the workplace, employees and employers alike must educate themselves on the implications of social media use both in the workplace and outside of the workplace.

The line that divides an individual’s private life is blurred by society’s overwhelming use of social media. Platforms such as Instagram, Facebook, Snapchat and Twitter serve as revolutionary ways to communicate ideas, thoughts and files; however, users should remain conscious of the implications of posting certain content on their own time and during work hours.

International Attachments Inc.

Customer service focus starts at the top

By Kim Biggar

International Attachments sells and services demolition equipment in the U.S. and Canadian markets. Their top-selling products are hydraulic hammers and pile drivers; other products include crushers, excavator rail cutters, pile breakers, dredgers, demolition shears and pulverizers.

Based in Tampa, Fla., the company distributes attachments from Bell Dredging Pumps, EMS Group, OSA Demolition Equipment, SME Group and other manufacturers, maintaining a vast inventory to enable timely deliveries throughout North America and beyond. While it ships internationally, most of International’s sales are to companies in the U.S., Canada and the Caribbean.

Enaeria

A sky-high idea that’s really taken off

By Jim Timlick

An upstart Hamilton, Ont.-based company is using some sky-high technology to help provide construction crews with a more accurate picture of the work they do on deep foundation construction sites.

Enaeria uses unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs), or drones, to perform a variety of functions on construction sites, including visual inspections, surveying and mapping and monitoring. The technology can provide data on everything from the precise location of an individual pile to changes in volume measurement.

Rocscience

From its humble beginning more than two decades ago, this software company has morphed from a small spin-off company into a global enterprise

By Lisa Kopochinski

Rocscience is truly global. With a head office in Toronto, the company provides geotechnical software to its more than 7,000 customers around the world. Not bad for a company that was officially formed a little more than 20 years ago as a spin-off from the University of Toronto.

Situated in a beautiful home-like and cozy office in the heart of downtown Toronto, its exterior would never suggest that inside is a team of 33 developers, engineers, marketers and support staff that regularly communicates with more than 120 countries.

Pacific Pile & Marine Civil Constructors

PPM’s new subsidiary services Western Canada

By Lisa Kopochinski

Pacific Pile & Marine (PPM) may not be a household name, but if you’re in the marine or heavy civil industry, it’s a name you should get to know. PPM was formed in 2008 as a continuation of Hurlen Construction, which dates back nearly 50 years to provide best-in-class services to the Western United States and Canada.

Between 2010 and 2011, PPM partnered on a remote design-build run-of-river project northeast of Sechelt, B.C. involving two new greenfield hydro facilities. Following that project, PPM determined the market would be better serviced by establishing a larger presence in the area and in early 2017, made good on that decision by establishing a B.C.-based subsidiary, PPM Civil Constructors.

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