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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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Mitsubishi Electric Sales Canada Inc. joins EllisDon’s Carbon Impact Initiative

May 1, 2017 On-Site Magazine

Mississauga, ON —EllisDon announced last week that Mitsubishi Electric Sales Canada – world leader in the manufacture, marketing, and sales of high efficiency HVAC technology – has become the latest partner to join the Carbon Impact Initiative. “EllisDon is thrilled

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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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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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Industry government partnership boosts Canadian clean technology’s reach

April 20, 2017 CarbonCure

San Jose, California – Yesterday, CarbonCure Technologies and Central Concrete Supply Co. Inc. , a business unit of U.S. Concrete, Inc. welcomed Canada’s Minister of Environment and Climate Change, Minister Catherine McKenna, at Central Concrete’s ready-mix plant in San Jose,

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Tech and innovation front and centre at CONEXPO-CON/AGG & IFPE

April 20, 2017 by Corinne Lynds

A forward-looking vision for construction and infrastructure took centre stage at CONEXPO-CON/AGG and IFPE 2017, from the unveiling of the world’s first 3D-printed excavator and the new Tech Experience to the largest show floor in history and a stellar education

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CarbonCure’s CO2-infused process strengthens concrete

April 19, 2017 Nate Hendley

CarbonCure Technologies of Dartmouth, N.S. is looking to make concrete stronger and greener by infusing it with recycled carbon dioxide (CO2). The concept isn’t new, but CarbonCure’s process is. The company’s patented technology has been used in several recent construction

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Maple Reinders Consortium reaches financial close on Hamilton Biosolids Public-Private Partnership Project

April 5, 2017 by Corinne Lynds

Mississauga, ON – Maple Reinders Group Ltd. announced that the Harbour City Solutions (HCS) consortium – in which it has a 50 per cent interest for design, construction and capital works – has reached financial close and has subsequently been awarded

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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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EllisDon set to complete second pilot project under Carbon Impact Initiative

February 23, 2017 On-Site Magazine

On Wednesday March 1, EllisDon will begin redevelopment of the historic kiln building at Evergreen Brick Works. Conversion of the 53,000-square-foot, Building 16, will create a year-round hub for thought leaders and citizen city builders to collaborate in building sustainable

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George Massey Tunnel Replacement project granted Environmental Assessment approval

February 15, 2017 On-Site Magazine

Environment Minister Mary Polak and Community, Sport and Cultural Development Minister Peter Fassbender issued an Environmental Assessment Certificate to the Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure for the George Massey Tunnel Replacement project, which includes: building a new 10-lane, clear span

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Bird Construction Inc. selected as preferred proponent on Hamilton biosolids project

January 31, 2017 Bird Construction Inc.

Bird Construction Inc. announced today that it is part of the Harbour City Solutions consortium selected as the preferred proponent to design, build, finance, operate and maintain, a biosolids management project for the City of Hamilton, Ontario. Bird has a

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CarbonCure named in the 2017 Global Cleantech Top 100

January 25, 2017 On-Site Magazine

CarbonCure’s retrofit technology chemically sequesters waste carbon dioxide during the concrete manufacturing process to make greener and stronger concrete. Halifax’s CarbonCure Technologies, one of the world’s leading CO2-utilization technology providers, has been named in the prestigious 2017 Global Cleantech 100, produced by

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Open source tool aims to reduce emissions in construction supply chain ​

January 11, 2017 On-Site Magazine

The Carbon Infrastructure Transformation Tool project (CITT) started from the need to solve two key problems facing the construction industry – the pressing need to reduce GHG emissions, and the highly fragmented nature of supply chains. “In large infrastructure projects

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2017 Forecast: “Avalanche” of construction to come

December 9, 2016 by Jim Barnes

    The crystal ball for Canadian construction next year was already cloudy before Donald Trump was elected the 45th president of the United States. That one event has thrown a lot of forecasts into the trash bin. It’s difficult

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Government of Canada announces pipeline plan that creates jobs and protects the environment

November 30, 2016 by On-Site Magazine

Canada’s Minister of Natural Resources, the Honourable Jim Carr, and Canada’s Minister of Transport, the Honourable Marc Garneau, have announced several important decisions that will create more good, middle-class jobs while protecting environmentally-sensitive areas. Trans Mountain Expansion Project: the Government has

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Ledcor uses modern technology to preserve heritage building

October 31, 2016 On-Site Magazine

The Ledcor Group of Companies celebrated the grand opening of Enbridge Centre last month, the first office tower to be constructed in downtown Edmonton’s Financial District in more than 20 years. Ledcor applied several specialized construction methods in order to

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Portable air compressor gives contractors flexibility

October 19, 2016 by Corinne Lynds

Atlas Copco Construction Equipment’s XATS 900E electric portable air compressor features four preset flow and pressure selections to give contractors versatility, and rental centers greater flexibility in their fleet offering for improved ROI. The compressor features a high-efficiency 160-kilowatt WEG

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New Champlain Bride is construction showpiece

October 14, 2016 Jim Barnes

Canada has been home to a variety of megaprojects in recent years. None will be more visually stunning than the new Champlain Bridge (NCB) in Montreal, which will replace the existing Champlain Bridge in 2018. The existing bridge crosses the

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EllisDon’s Andrew Bowerbank to be recognized for low carbon initiatives at Clean50 Awards

September 21, 2016 On-Site Magazine

Canada’s Clean50 Awards are announced annually by Delta Management Group and the Clean50 organization to recognize 50 individuals or small teams, from 16 different categories, who have done the most to advance the cause of sustainability and clean capitalism in