Our Top 5 jobsite stories of 2018


Throughout the year, Equipment Journal reports on stories from the jobsite, whether its equipment used on site, features on construction companies or notable people from the industry.

Here are the five stories that generated the most pageviews in 2018 from out on the job category:


Securing The One: Canada’s tallest building

Located at Yonge Street and Bloor Street West in Toronto, The One will reach 306 metres tall and feature 85 storeys. The cost of building The One has been pegged at more than $1 billion, with construction wrapping up in 2022.

GFL Infrastructure – Shoring & Foundations is kelly drilling 1,180 mm diameter secant piles for the shoring wall to allow for the deep excavation for the project.

Read the story here.


Pushysix: How a love of heavy equipment became a brand

Scott Colclough wanted to show the world the equipment he loves to operate. And by shining a light into his world of construction, he built Pushysix, a Canadian-based brand that has grown to deliver heavy equipment images and videos around the world.

Read the story here.


How Aim Recycling hits its target

After more than 80 years in business, the company has established itself as a world leader in recycled metals, processing more than 3 million tonnes of material a year.

AIM Recycling’s footprint spans five continents with 2,500 employees at its 70 locations around the world.

Read the story here.


Schouten Excavating finds its calling 

The business began by tackling general excavation, property line clearing and some farm demolition with a single excavator.

By the end of their first year, they purchased a second excavator, and by the following spring they hired their first employee.

Read the story here.


The 2018 Olympic bobsled track 

The Winter Olympics facility was required to host bobsleigh, luge and skeleton events. Construction of the long and winding sliding track was so unique that it was recognized with Honourable Mention 2016 as an Outstanding Shotcrete Project of the Year by the American Shotcrete Association.

Working behind the scenes to place a highly specialized concrete mix for the extremely complex jobsite was a Putzmeister Thom-Katt TK 10 and TK 20 trailer-mounted concrete/shotcrete pumps.

Read the story here.