Paradox Blog

You Deserve More Durable Roads—Tough Cell Technology Is Here to Make That Happen

Posted by Marc Breault on August 20, 2020

Roads, like all engineered structures, must stand up to the punishment of the elements and traffic. According to the 2019 Canadian Infrastructure Report Card (CIRC), “there are enough Canadian roads in poor condition to build a road almost halfway to the moon.”

But just because this is the way things are, doesn’t mean it’s the way things must continue to be. Today, we’re going to explore how advancements in roadbuilding and geotechnical engineering technologies are enabling companies and governments around the world to build roads in ways that offer:

  1. Significant reductions in carbon emissions from construction activities;
  2. Long-term cost savings thanks to reduced material required and maintenance, and;
  3. Longer-lasting, more durable roads.
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Building New Routines: The Five Key Aspects of Physical Wellness

Posted by Leanne McLeer on June 19, 2020

“If you always put limit on everything you do, it will spread into your work and into your life. There are no limits. There are only plateaus, and you must not stay there, you must go beyond them.” — Bruce Lee

For many of us, returning to the office means adopting new habits: Sanitizing our hands before and after touching objects, practicing physical distancing by staying six feet away from others, limiting the number of people in offices and boardrooms… the list goes on.

While these changes are aimed at minimizing the risks associated with the COVID-19 pandemic, it’s also a great opportunity to practice prioritizing our wellbeing by incorporating healthy habits into our new routines—a practice that begins with a solid understanding of what "wellness" means.

Today, we're going to look at the five key aspects of physical wellbeing so that you can use this knowledge as a foundation for building long-term healthy habits in the "new normal".

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World Environment Day 2020: Building a Biodiverse Future

Posted by Marc Breault on June 05, 2020

From the air we breathe to the food we eat, the clothes we wear to the shelters in which we reside, nature is what grants us the luxury of living on this planet we all call home. Beyond the intrinsic good of caring for our planet, it's in our best interest to do so. So what do we need to do to ensure our planet's health for generations to come, both as individuals and organizations?

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6 Tips to Help You Spot Quality (and Subpar) Access Mats Like a Pro

Posted by Duncan Sutherland on May 22, 2020

Acquiring access mats for a project is an expensive endeavour, so making sure you get high-quality matting the first time around is important. To do so, you need to know what you're looking for.

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6 Easy Ways to Maintain Health and Wellbeing During COVID-19

Posted by Leanne McLeer on May 08, 2020

These are truly unprecedented times for everyone. Staying indoors, physical distancing, home schooling, and working from home—none of these things would have been considered to be the “new normal” of our lives a month ago.

We know staying home, whether for self-quarantine or social distancing purposes, is the right thing to do to help stop the spread. During these times, mindset plays a vital role in getting through this pandemic, both physically and mentally.

Here are some tips I’ve put together to help all of us maintain our mental wellbeing during this unfamiliar time.

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Access Granted in Buffalo Creek: A Trailer from Paradox

Posted by Taylor Doll on April 24, 2020

In a remote northern corridor of Alberta, Paradox worked around the clock to build an 11-kilometre access road for a large North American energy company. And this wasn’t your typical road build—this road needed to be built across extremely challenging terrain, made up largely of muskeg in a sensitive wetland area.

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Earth Day 2020: 8 Ways to Celebrate Earth Day and Support Climate Action from Home

Posted by Taylor Doll on April 22, 2020

Today marks the 50th anniversary of Earth Day, and this year's theme is climate action. It will be a unique celebration, as many countries around the world are observing stay-at-home orders to help flatten the COVID-19 curve. Positive environmental effects of these orders are already evident, notably bluer skies and increased wildlife activity in Canada and around the world. Sadly, adverse effects are also showing up, most significantly in the form of increased use of single-us plastics. The good and the bad all remind us that there are actions we can take to care for the earth, and what better day to reflect on these lessons than Earth Day?

Here are eight fun ways we can all participate in Earth Day 2020 from the comfort of home.

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The Hudson Bay Rail Line Repair Story (and Other Good News)

Posted by Kelly Meyers on April 14, 2020

With our non-essential services teams working from home over the last few weeks, and our critical operations field teams on sites and in compliance with government regulations, we’ve been thinking a lot about good news stories—and we want to share this very special one with you.

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How to Maximize Safety and Minimize Incidents During Spring Break-up

Posted by Christina Schroff on March 27, 2020

Spring break-up — that lovely time of year when freeze-thaw cycles abound, transforming what was once solid ground into muddy messes — is officially upon us.

In this blog post, we'll review the basics of spring break-up, how it impacts companies and workers, and — most importantly — best practices to help you maximize workplace safety when faced with these extreme conditions.

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Q&A with Neil Sheehan, Paradox's New CFO

Posted by Kelly Meyers on March 13, 2020

Although we're still early on in 2020, this year has already been full of positive change and growth at Paradox. In February, we introduced you to our new VP Business Development, Michael Ford. Now, we're celebrating the well-deserved appointment of Neil Sheehan as Paradox's new Chief Financial Officer (CFO).

Neil originally joined the Paradox family in 2017 as our Financial Controller and was promoted to CFO in January 2020. We recently sat down with Neil to learn more about his history, professional journey, and guiding principles and motivations.

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