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The construction industry needs to attract more women to the trades - one Canadian partnership is attempting to bridge this gap

By Heather Hudson

We don’t need to tell you that it takes a certain kind of grit to work in the piling industry. Operating oversized equipment and being physical in often harsh conditions is a demanding career. Skilled workers who want to get into this line of work need to know their trade inside and out and be prepared to work hard on a crew.

The top three challenges Canadian contractors face on deep foundation construction sites across the country, and how to solve them

By Lisa Kopochinski

In a country as vast as Canada and with terrain that varies greatly from coast to coast and up north, it’s little surprise that deep foundation contractors share similar challenges – with site conditions ranking the most common.

Focus on: The HaloTM

By Kim Biggar

The HaloTM 360-degree personal safety and task light is much what you’d expect, given its name. It’s a ring that attaches to a hardhat and wraps the head in light, illuminating both the person who wears it and the person’s workspace. It can be seen from over a quarter-mile away.

Illumagear, Inc. launched its first product, the Halo Light, at CONEXPO 2014. At this year’s CONEXPO, from March 7 to 11 in Las Vegas, Illumagear is revealing HaloTM, its next-generation product. Halo is cord-free and does not require a battery pack, unlike the Halo Light.

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Piling Canada is the premier national voice for the Canadian deep foundation construction industry. Each issue is dedicated to providing readers with current and informative editorial, including project updates, company profiles, technological advancements, safety news, environmental information, HR advice, pertinent legal issues and more.