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Quebec construction projects grind to a halt as workers stage general strike

May 24, 2017 by Corinne Lynds

The CBC reports major construction projects around Quebec are on hold this morning after the union representing 175,000 construction workers launched a general unlimited strike. Construction companies and union representatives negotiated through the night and into Wednesday morning, but were unable to

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Caterpillar’s Sustainability Report highlights focus on building better around the world

May 23, 2017 Caterpillar

Caterpillar Inc. has released its 2016 Sustainability Report, highlighting the company’s focus for more than 90 years on building better – better lives, better communities and, ultimately, a better world. Titled “Building Better,” the report showcases how Caterpillar customers use

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Terex introduces RT 100US rough terrain crane

May 23, 2017 On-Site Magazine

Terex Cranes expands its rough terrain crane product family with the U.S. introduction of the latest model in the Terex rough terrain lineup. The 100-ton capacity, Terex RT 100US model offers a five-section, full-hydraulic boom that extends 154 ft. A 56

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18th annual Canstruction competition aims to raise awareness of hunger gap

May 17, 2017 On-Site Magazine

Toronto, ON – Visitors to Toronto’s financial district may be wondering why there’s an avocado made out of canned fish around the corner from the Energizer Bunny built from canned chili tuna in the lobby of the TD Centre. They’re just

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Kubota unveils its first-ever diesel engine above 100hp

May 9, 2017 by Corinne Lynds

  Kubota, known worldwide for its compact diesel engines, unveiled a groundbreaking product. For the first time in its history, the company is expanding its lineup to include engines up to the 200hp class. The first model in its new

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ORBA hosts 3rd annual Queen’s Park Reception

May 9, 2017 by Corinne Lynds

Mississauga, ON – Over 100 Ontario leaders and decision makers joined the Ontario Road Builders’ Association (ORBA) in Toronto for its third Annual Queen’s Park Reception. Held May 1 at downtown’s iconic legislative building, the event brought together ORBA reps and

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The Canada Prompt Payment Act passes 3rd reading in the Senate

May 9, 2017 On-Site Magazine

Ottawa, ON – The Senate Passed Bill S-224, the Canada Prompt Payment Act, Senator Don Plett’s Bill addressing the systemic problem of delays in the construction industry. The Act will ensure contractors and sub-contractors on federal government construction work are

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Bob Hildenbrandt to Co-Chair Lean Construction Institute of Canada

May 9, 2017 by Corinne Lynds

Toronto, ON – The Lean Construction Institute of Canada (LCI-C), a special committee of the Canadian Construction Association (CCA), has appointed Bob Hildenbrandt as co-chair of its council at its annual general meeting, held in conjunction with the 2017 conference.

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Canadian Steel construction industry applauds Senate passage of Bill S-224, the Canada Prompt Payment Act

May 8, 2017 CNW Group

MARKHAM, ON – The Canadian Institute of Steel Construction (CISC) applauds and thanks all Senators for their leadership in passing Bill S-224 after third reading in the Senate on May 4. “The passage of Bill S-224 in the Senate marks

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Soil from Ontario construction projects would fill 16 Rogers Centres

May 3, 2017 Residential and Civil Construction Alliance of Ontario

VAUGHAN, ON – Ontario’s robust construction activity generated enough excess soil in one year to fill 16 Rogers Centres in Toronto, according to a report released by the Residential and Civil Construction Alliance of Ontario (RCCAO). In the “2017 Update: Quantification

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Work on the Gordie Howe International Bridge project progresses with millions of dollars in contract awards

May 2, 2017 by Corinne Lynds

WINDSOR, ON – Windsor-Detroit Bridge Authority (WDBA) and its partners are kicking off the 2017 construction season with Phase Two of the Preparatory Activities at the Canadian Port of Entry (POE). Three contracts have been awarded for High Voltage Cabling and

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PCL Construction joins Ontario’s Green Leaf Challenge

May 2, 2017 by Corinne Lynds

TORONTO – Today, Forests Ontario welcomes PCL Constructors Canada Inc. (Toronto) as a major supporter of Ontario’s Green Leaf Challenge. Launched in partnership with the Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources & Forestry, the Green Leaf Challenge celebrates Ontario150 by inviting Ontarians

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EllisDon awarded contract for 81 Bay at Bay Park Centre

May 2, 2017 On-Site Magazine

MISSISSAUGA, ON – Set to break ground this spring, EllisDon is preparing for the first of two buildings and a new Metrolinx GO Bus Terminal as part of the 2.9-million-square-foot Bay Park Centre office complex – soon to be renamed

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Landmark waterfront development for Port Credit unveiled

May 2, 2017 West Village Partners

MISSISSAUGA, ON – West Village Partners (“WVP”) has concluded the purchase of the 72-acre former industrial site at 70 Mississauga Road South in Port Credit. WVP is planning to work with the Port Credit residents and stakeholders on a plan to transform

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PCL achieves substantial completion on Milton District Hospital

May 1, 2017 PCL

Toronto – PCL Constructors Canada Inc. (Toronto) announced it has achieved substantial completion on the Milton District Hospital expansion project. “The Milton District Hospital project is a tremendous example of the power of collaborative team work,” says PCL Toronto district

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Canada Green Building Council supports Ontario’s investments towards GHG reductions

April 28, 2017 Canada Green Building Council

OTTAWA, ON – The Canada Green Building Council (CaGBC) commends the Ontario Provincial Government on the release of a budget that stayed true to its commitments to the Climate Change Action Plan. The CaGBC views investments in improving building energy

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Ontario Budget: Hospital projects highlight $30B increase in infrastructure spending

April 28, 2017 Ontario Construction Secretariat

The 2017 Ontario Budget committed an additional $30 billion in infrastructure investment over the next 11 years. This brings the government’s total infrastructure investment over 13 years (2014-15 to 2026-27) to $190 billion, up from $160 billion. So far, three

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Governments of Quebec and Canada invest in Portneuf region

April 21, 2017 Infrastructure Canada

DONNACONA, QC – The governments of Canada and Quebec will each invest more than $2.2 million for four projects in the Portneuf region. This financial support comes from the New Building Canada Fund, Small Communities Fund–Provincial-Territorial Infrastructure Component. The project

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EllisDon named a winner of Canada’s Greenest Employers competition

April 21, 2017 EllisDon

Mississauga, ON — Today, EllisDon was announced as one of the winners of Canada’s Greenest Employers competition by the editors of Canada’s Top 100 Employers. Now entering its 10th year, Canada’s Greenest Employers is an annual competition that recognizes organizations that lead

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Drones provide new perspective on job sites

April 19, 2017 Jacob Stoller

When PCL Construction needed to assess the condition of an Edmonton rooftop in mid-winter, they chose an alternative approach. “Instead of sending somebody up there to walk on the roof in icy conditions, we flew a UAV (unmanned aerial vehicle)