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Construction drives first quarter gains in Eurozone

Construction across the 19 countries that share the euro rose in March and in the first quarter as a whole, an indication that businesses and households are becoming more willing to invest after years of caution, MarketWatch reported this...
May 20, 2015 6:27AM


Halifax economy set for smooth sailing in 2015

Halifax joins Toronto and Vancouver as one of the fastest growing metropolitan economies this year. Halifax's economy is forecast to expand by 3.1 per cent in 2015 and 2.8 per cent next year, according to The Conference...
May 19, 2015 10:05PM


There's benefit of public register of skilled trades professionals, poll shows

Ontarians are virtually unanimous in their support of the Ontario College of Trades use of a Public Register of its members so that public can easily verify a skilled tradesperson's qualifications, according to a poll by Ipsos Reid.
May 19, 2015 9:44AM


American Concrete Institute releases 2015 manual of concrete practice

The American Concrete Institute (ACI) has released its 2015 edition of one of its best-selling publications, the Manual of Concrete Practice.
May 18, 2015 9:07AM


Lafarge Canada receives top employer awards

Lafarge Canada Inc. has received three awards through the Canada’s Top 100 Employers competition for 2015. This annual competition is run by the editors at Mediacorp Canada Inc., and it recognizes Canadian employers that offer exceptional...
May 15, 2015 8:22AM


Chetwynd contractor awarded BC Hydro Site C south bank clearing contract

BC Hydro awarded a contract for clearing the south bank of the Site C dam construction area to Paul Paquette and Son’s Contracting Ltd. The Site C clearing work on the south bank is required to prepare the dam site for construction.
May 14, 2015 10:35AM


Finning buys Kramer for $230M

Finning International Inc., a Canadian company and Caterpillar’s largest heavy equipment dealership globally, has reached an agreement to purchase the operating assets of the Cat dealership of Saskatchewan-based Kramer Ltd. for...
May 13, 2015 11:00AM


Former Quebec construction boss pleads guilty

A former construction entrepreneur who became a star whistleblower at Quebec's corruption inquiry has pleaded guilty to criminal charges, The Canadian Press reported Wednesday afternoon.
May 13, 2015 8:12AM


ORBA calls for safe driving in construction zones

The  Ontario Road Builders' Association (ORBA) is urging all drivers to slow down and drive safely, especially when travelling through construction zones, as we approach the Victoria Day long weekend getaway rush.
May 13, 2015 7:44AM


NRC receives $60M to improve construction research facility infrastructure

The construction division of the National Research Council of Canada has received a $60 million infrastructure project injection from the federal government to improve its research facilities.
May 12, 2015 11:21AM


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