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Ditch Witch introduces most powerful skid steer to lineup

September 19, 2017 by Corinne Lynds

  Designed to conquer a variety of complex landscape and irrigation projects, Ditch Witch, introduced the SK1550 – the company’s largest and most powerful mini skid steer model to date. The SK1550 is powered by a 44-hp (32.8-kW) Tier 4 Yanmar diesel

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EBC to construct tunnels and shafts for Montreal’s Lavigne Retention Pond

September 19, 2017 EBC

EBC is delighted to announce a new $39M contract for the City of Montreal, namely the Lavigne Retention Pond Phase 1: Construction of tunnels and shafts located in the Ahuntsic-Cartierville and St-Laurent districts. The purpose of this project is to

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Carillion Partners with Mississaugas of the New Credit First Nation to Support the 2017 Invictus Games

September 19, 2017 Carillion Canada

TORONTO, Ontario – In support of wounded warriors from around the world, Carillion is pleased to be a Games Supporter of the Invictus Games Toronto 2017 presented by Jaguar Land Rover. Working with the Mississaugas of the New Credit First Nation,

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Graham set to deliver Town of Oakville’s newest IPD project

September 19, 2017 Graham Construction

Graham continues to be Canada’s leader in integrated project delivery (IPD), recently winning its fourth IPD project, and second with the Town of Oakville – the Southeast Community Centre. The new facility will be built on the 14 acre site

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EllisDon announces Buildings Group succession

September 19, 2017 EllisDon

EllisDon is pleased to announce its recent Senior Management succession within its ICI/Buildings Group. Through this management structure, EllisDon is enabling the next generation of young leaders to step forward and continue the company’s mission to redefine the construction industry.

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PCL recognized as finalist for 2017 Ingenious Awards

September 19, 2017 PCL Construction

Edmonton, AB – PCL’s Project Analytics initiative has been recognized by the Information and Technology Association of Canada (ITAC) as a Large Private Sector finalist for the 2017 Ingenious Awards. PCL’s Project Analytics is an innovative analytics/dashboard solution that provides

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NEB releases pre-construction audit report of Trans Mountain and corrective action plan

September 15, 2017 National Energy Board

CALGARY – The National Energy Board (NEB) has released its pre-construction audit of Trans Mountain Pipeline ULC (Trans Mountain). The audit evaluated Trans Mountain’s preparedness to manage construction of its Trans Mountain Expansion Project in a way that assures worker safety and prevents

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Bird Construction Inc. Acquires 50% of Stack Modular Group of Companies

September 14, 2017 Bird Construction Inc.

TORONTO – Bird Construction Inc. has acquired 50 per cent of the outstanding shares of Stack Modular Structures Ltd. and 50 per cent of Stack Modular Structures Hong Kong Limited. The undisclosed purchase price and related transaction expenses were funded

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PCA disappointed by George Massey Tunnel Review

September 7, 2017 Progressive Contractors Association of Canada

Vancouver – The Progressive Contractors Association of Canada (PCA) is disappointed by the BC government’s decision to rethink plans to replace the George Massey Tunnel with a 10-lane bridge. “Our members have invested considerable time and effort in planning what

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Canada’s construction sector up ‘for sale’ as Aecon looks for bidder

September 7, 2017 canadianmanufacturing.com

A number of global companies could be in the running to buy Aecon, which has worked on major Canadian projects, such as Toronto’s CN Tower and Vancouver’s SkyTrain

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From the editor: 5 ways to modernize skills training

September 6, 2017 Corinne Lynds

How do we prepare the next generation for construction jobs that don’t even exist yet? That’s a tough one. According to a recent report entitled An Apprenticeship Skills Agenda, we had better figure it out soon – 65 per cent

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KODIAK’s Journey safety boot offers comfort and endurance

September 6, 2017 by Corinne Lynds

  Endurance is essential in safety footwear where workers expect their equipment to not just show up but perform at peak function for just as many hours as they do. This is why KODIAK created the Journey (#302123DW) hiker-style safety

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VIDEO: Construction worker salary ranges across Canada

September 6, 2017 Canada Immigrants

Ever wonder how your province measures up on the salary front? Check out this video from Canada Immigrants to see the average low/medium/high salary ranges for construction trade helpers and labourers across the country.  

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Pomerleau delivers Place Bell ahead of schedule and under budget

September 5, 2017 Pomerleau

Pomerleau was present at the official opening of its Place Bell project in Laval, Quebec last week. The multipurpose complex was completed ahead of the projected three-year timeline and came in under the original $200-million budget. Some of the features

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Canada and Quebec support construction and restoration of tourism infrastructure in Batiscan

September 5, 2017 by Corinne Lynds

The governments of Canada and Quebec will each invest more than $130,000 in the construction of a multipurpose pavilion and the restoration of the maritime museum in Batiscan. This financial assistance comes from the New Building Canada Fund, Provincial-Territorial Infrastructure Component—Small

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Canada and Quebec Governments investing in major works on Autoroute Henri-IV

September 5, 2017 by Corinne Lynds

Quebec City, Quebec — The governments of Canada and Quebec have announced funding to widen Autoroute Henri-IV and refurbish the concrete pavement, mainly between the Charest/Henri-IV and Félix-Leclerc/Henri-IV interchanges. The Government of Canada is contributing $173.6 million to this project, which

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Canada’s existing buildings hold key to climate targets

September 5, 2017 Pembina Institute

VANCOUVER and TORONTO — Governments at all levels in Canada are moving toward requiring new homes and buildings to be constructed to low-carbon, ultra energy-efficient standards by 2030. But Canada still lacks a comprehensive strategy to achieve the significant reductions

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VIDEO: Halifax businesses struggling to survive through construction season

August 25, 2017 CTV News Atlantic

CTV News Atlantic reports that some Halifax businesses aren’t sure how much longer they can stay afloat with the massive amount of construction projects happening in the region. “It’s been a real struggle,” says restaurant owner Lil MacPherson. “We’ve been

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Atlas Copco introduces new QAS generator range

August 24, 2017 by Corinne Lynds

  Atlas Copco Construction Equipment North America has introduced a completely redesigned range of eight QAS mobile generators for prime applications. Covering power ratings from 25 to 330 kVA, the fuel-efficient lineup offers the latest Tier 4 Final engines, footprints

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Connecting students to trades training throughout B.C.

August 24, 2017 BC Gov News

The Province is supporting increased access to trades training with 562 additional seats at 13 public post-secondary institutions throughout British Columbia that offer foundation and apprenticeship programs. “It’s been inspiring for me to visit our public post-secondary institutions, and to