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Ontario celebrates grand opening of new Sheridan College Facility

March 27, 2017 On-Site Magazine

The province is celebrating the grand opening of the Sheridan College Hazel McCallion campus, which will provide high-quality postsecondary education to 3,200 more students in Ontario. Deb Matthews, Minister of Advanced Education and Skills Development, was joined by Charles Sousa,

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Federal Budget 2017: Momentum stalls on infrastructure commitments

March 23, 2017 Ontario Construction Secretariat (OCS)

Federal Finance Minister Bill Morneau presented a much more cautious budget on March 22nd than he did in 2016. While the 2016 Budget and 2016 Fall Economic Statement both overflowed with infrastructure funding announcements (totalling $180 billion), 2017`s budget repeated

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CBTU applauds Government for a budget that supports the middle class

March 23, 2017 Building & Construction Trades Department, AFL-CIO

OTTAWA – Canada’s Building Trades Unions are pleased with the continued support this government has demonstrated for middle class families in the 2017 budget, “Building a Strong Middle Class.” Programs supported in this budget will facilitate the inclusion of under-represented demographics in

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Canada Green Building Council supports Federal Government investment in a robust innovation agenda

March 23, 2017 CaGBC

OTTAWA – The Canada Green Building Council (CaGBC) was pleased to see Budget 2017 support a low-carbon innovation agenda. The CaGBC views innovation in green building as key to accelerating the move to a low-carbon economy and meeting Canada’s 2030

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Pomerleau refocuses its vision and values following coast-to-coast expansion

March 23, 2017 Pomerleau

Montreal, QC — Pomerleau Inc., one of Canada’s leading builders in the institutional, industrial, commercial, infrastructure and civil works sectors, unveiled its new corporate vision and new values today. After a coast-to-coast expansion and the celebration of its 50th anniversary,

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Canadian Construction Association’s reaction to the 2017 Federal Budget

March 23, 2017 CCA

OTTAWA – The Canadian Construction Association (CCA) sees the federal government’s Budget 2017 announcement as a reiteration of previous commitments made to the renewal of Canada’s infrastructure.  “While we expected to see greater detail regarding the Canada Infrastructure Bank and

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Request for qualifications issued for Lakeshore East – East Corridor Expansion project

March 22, 2017 CNW

TORONTO – Infrastructure Ontario (IO) and Metrolinx have issued a Request for Qualifications (RFQ) for interested parties to build and finance the Lakeshore East – East Corridor Expansion project. The infrastructure upgrades are required to accommodate the planned expansion of GO

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2017-18 federal budget: some relevant investment intentions but few specific and short-term commitments

March 22, 2017 Conseil du patronat du Québec

MONTRÉAL – “With the tabling of its budget today, the Canadian government shows some good intentions in making relevant investments, especially in the area of innovation, training and infrastructures,” remarked Conseil du patronat du Québec (CPQ) president Yves-Thomas Dorval. “But

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Progressive Contractors Association of Canada welcomes initiatives for skills training and the Canada Infrastructure Bank in Budget 2017

March 22, 2017 PCA

Today, the Progressive Contractors Association of Canada (PCA) welcomed the federal government’s budget commitments in the area of skills training but also cautioned against consistent deficit spending and increased payroll taxes. The government’s support for skills training is focused on

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CCA highlights accomplishments of 12 recipients with 2016 CCA Awards

March 22, 2017 On-Site Magazine

Hosted today in Riviera Maya, Mexico, the Canadian Construction Association’s (CCA) awards recognize the important contributions of individuals, organizations and projects that promote and enhance the Canadian construction industry, whether through innovation, projects, or dedication to the industry. The 2016

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Contract awarded to construct and operate waste management facility

March 17, 2017 Canadian Nuclear Laboratories

Port Hope, ON – Canadian Nuclear Laboratories (CNL) has awarded the Port Hope Area Initiative (PHAI) contract to complete construction of the remaining storage cells at the Port Hope Project Long-Term Waste Management Facility. The contractor will also operate the facility

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Ontario construction industry expects growth in 2017 despite low-growth economy

March 16, 2017 Ontario Construction Secratariat

TORONTO – The economic outlook for Ontario’s construction industry is positive and confidence is up across the province, according to findings from the 2017 Construction Confidence Indicator, an annual survey of construction contractors conducted by the Ontario Construction Secretariat (OCS).

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Producing quality HMA incorporating RAP

March 16, 2017 Lisa Fattori

Since the 1970s, Reclaimed Asphalt Pavement (RAP) has been a proven high quality product used in the design and production of asphalt mixes. According to a 2011 report by the U.S. Federal Highway Administration (FHWA), the performance of pavements containing up

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Case Study: Derry Road and CN Rail grade separation

March 16, 2017 Vireak Hinh & Jennifer Trimble

Back in 2006, the Derry Road/CN Rail Grade Separation was identified as part of the 2006 Environmental Study Report (ESR) completed for the Derry Road corridor. The report recommended that Derry Road be reconstructed from 2 lanes to 4, including

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Editorial: Take care of your tools, big and small

March 16, 2017 by Corinne Lynds

It’s difficult to put an exact number on the total cost of theft to construction companies in Canada, but according to a report from Zurich Canada, it’s safe to say the amount exceeds $46 million per year in insurance claims

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Canada’s top lean construction event to gather practitioners in Toronto

March 16, 2017 by Corinne Lynds

Ottawa – Registration is now open for the Lean Construction Institute of Canada (LCI-C) annual conference and training day, being held at the Toronto Marriott Downtown Eaton Centre Hotel May 3 – 5. The event will see practitioners from across

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Optimism fuels brisk sales activity at CONEXPO-CON/AGG and IFPE 2017

March 15, 2017 CONEXPO-CON/AGG

CONEXPO-CON/AGG and IFPE 2017 attendees came to Las Vegas ready to buy as exhibitors said they enjoyed tremendous sales activity throughout the week. As multiple construction and manufacturing industry segments converged on the Las Vegas Convention Center from March 7-11,

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Contractors and engineers travel to Bolivia to build suspension footbridge

March 15, 2017 Walsh Construction

CHALLOMA CHICO, BOLIVIA – An established partnership between Walsh Construction, Bridges to Prosperity and International Bridge Technologies resulted in the construction of a new 160-foot suspended footbridge for a remote village in Bolivia. Challoma Chico, located in the country’s La

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Know someone that’s interested in a career in civil construction?

March 15, 2017 On-Site Magazine

If you know someone, or are someone, that’s interested in pursuing a career within the civil construction field, check out the Canadian Construction Association’s Careers in Civil Construction site. You will find information on potential careers, schools, salary vs. investment and

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Animated safety video: Worker crushed by lowering dump box

March 14, 2017 WorkSafeBC

WorkSafeBC’s new slide show, Worker Crushed by Lowering Dump Box, illustrates how one worker was fatally injured while lowering a dump truck’s elevated box. The slide show illustrates many of the hazards of working under a dump truck’s raised box,