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Keeping workers warm through the winter months

Bosch Power Tools, a world market leader for power tools and power tool accessories has announced its newest heated gear: the GHJ12V Heated Jacket and the GHH12V-20 Heated Hoodie.

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Differentiation in Foundation Construction

The importance of differentiating a business amid uncertainty

By Mark Tigchelaar, P.Eng., GeoSolv Design/Build


Everyone is pretty tired from it all, but the lesson of changing-to-adapt to these “challenging times” is one worth learning, however painful it may be. The background noise in the industry has been very loud since the pandemic became the new “how’s the weather today?”

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Restructuring Companies or Restructuring Contracts

Lessons from Chandos Construction Ltd. v Deloitte Restructuring Inc.

By David A. de Groot, Partner, and Yang Guo, Associate, Durnet, Duckworth & Palmer LLP


In an October 2020 decision, the Supreme Court of Canada affirmed the common law anti-deprivation rule. This rule prevents parties from agreeing to contractual provisions that, upon insolvency, remove property that would otherwise vest in the trustee of a bankrupt’s estate.

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Virtual Reality in the Real World of Piling

The BAUER Foundation Simulator

By Deb Draper


Safety is important on any construction site, but never more so than in piling operations involving powerful equipment than can cause major damage above and below the ground.

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Connected Workspaces

By bringing the ‘big room’ planning and scheduling environment online, visual collaboration software for distributed teams can save time and money on any construction project

By Barb Feldman


It seems very risky in today’s world that projects with budgets of millions of dollars are dependent on old-fashioned paper and whiteboard, says Stein Revelsby, CEO at Hoylu, a maker of visual collaboration software for distributed teams.

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Need to hire an engineer?

Make sure they’re licensed first

By Duff McCutcheon, Professional Engineers Ontario


Need to hire an engineer? The first step in the hiring process is ensuring the potential engineer is a “P.Eng.” or professional engineer. A quick search of Professional Engineers Ontario’s (PEO) directory of practitioners ( will tell if the potential hire is licensed, in good standing with the regulator and authorized to provide engineering services to the public.

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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.