February 21, 2012
VIDEO: Lafarge's Harbour plant emphasizes conservation and sustainability
Lafarge Canada's Harbour plant is situated very near to a metro Vancouver residential community, and its unique placement means a different design is necessary to maintain harmony with its surroundings.
The plant is largely self-contained in order to reduce noise, emissions and integrate with the largely residential area surrounding the plant. But one unique feature distinguishes the plant from other industrial sites; it features a nest of bald eagles.
Lafarge has made efforts to preserve the eagle nest and accommodate their winged neighbours, and won an Environmental Excellence award from the National Ready Mixed Concrete Association which recognizes “outstanding contribution in protecting the environment and maintaining sound environmental management practices.”
Jeff Lyth of the British Columbia Construction Safety Alliance was the final speaker at Bridging the Gap 2013, held recently in Richmond, British Columbia.
In this week's update, we look at some of the stories we'll be covering in the Journal of Commerce for the week of December 2nd, 2013.
Werner Hofstatter, the products and markets advisor for the Canadian Wood Council's Wood Works! BC Program, spoke to the Journal of Commerce at the Wood Solutions Fair, recently held at the Vancouver Convention Centre.
In this week's update, we look at some of the stories we'll be covering in the Journal of Commerce for the week of November 25th, 2013.
Canadian Institute of Steel Construction president Ed Whalen was on hand at the Converge 2013 conference in Vancouver to offer his thoughts on B.C.'s Wood First policy and other industry concerns.