In  the Know

Craig Berninger helped found Western Equipment Solutions four years ago. A long-time driller himself, it’s clear Berninger has the right credentials for the job.

By Mark Halsall


Western Equipment Solutions is a distributor for numerous leading foundation brands, such as TEI Rock Drills, Soilmec, Intric, PTC, Junttan and Leffer. The company’s sales manager, Craig Berninger, is a trained geologist with 20 years of experience as a driller and hydrologist – so when he’s discussing drilling options with clients, they know they’re getting the real deal.

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COVID-19 Key Considerations

For construction contracts and disputes

By Elliot Smith and Lia Bruschetta, Osler Hoskin & Harcourt LLP


Industry is facing unprecedented times. The COVID-19 pandemic has forced every stakeholder in the construction pyramid to adapt to new challenges resulting from a shifting landscape of site closures, weakened supply chains and intensive new health and safety requirements. Construction may become more expensive and slower as new procedures are followed, and uncertainties are clouding the industry as the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic continue to evolve – including possible future waves and governmental action.

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Business Insurance Policies

For the Coronavirus-era

By Travis McElvany, HUB International


It’s common knowledge that COVID-19 has dramatically changed the face of business. However, what’s less commonly known is that business insurance is struggling to keep up. With so much uncertainty, business owners and operators need to be prepared when positioning their business ahead of this year’s renewal.

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Time to Take Another Look at EHS Programs

Bringing technology into safety culture

By Deb Draper


An up-to-date and effective Environmental Health and Safety (EHS) program is integral to the success of any business, but in the construction industry particularly, achieving such a program can be complex, time-consuming and despite the best of intentions, is all too often lacking.

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Settlement Control

Geopier Rammed Aggregate Pier® Armorpact® System

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


The Armorpact® system allows for dramatically increased load-carrying capacity in very soft clays/silts or organic soil, and has proven to be a very cost-effective solution for supporting structures of all shapes and sizes in some of the softest soils found in Canada.

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Making a Difference

The Alberta Roadbuilders and Heavy Construction Association has been standing up for members for more than 60 years

By Mark Halsall


As in other areas across Canada, the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic had a major dampening effect on construction in Alberta. Many projects were delayed or forced to incur extra costs, leaving contractors to bear much of the financial burden. The road-building industry in Alberta was no exception.

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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.