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Neil Bruce takes over leadership at SNC-Lavalin
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Agreement concluded between engineers and ex-engineers of SNC-Lavalin

May 27, 2016 by On-Site Magazine

After a process in which SNC-Lavalin has participated and collaborated, the Ordre des ingénieurs du Québec (OIQ) announced a settlement agreement was concluded with a group of 107 engineers and former engineers of SNC-Lavalin and its subsidiaries. They were targeted

Barry Steinberg
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New contract provides municipalities the means to deliver much needed core infrastructure

May 26, 2016 by Barry Steinberg

The conversation highlighting the dilemma of how governments, especially municipalities, are going to deliver on much needed core infrastructure is well known; even well worn. It is no mystery that Ontario communities, large and small, rural and urban are in

Algonquin College's Algonquin Centre for Construction Excellence (ACCE) was awarded the Canadian Green Building Council's (CaGBC) 2012 Academic Leadership Award at the CaGBC National Conference and Expo, held from June 11 to 13, at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre. Photo courtesy of Algonquin College.
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CaGBC announces agreement with Urban Green to deliver Green Professional Building Skills Training across Canada

May 26, 2016 by On-Site Magazine

In order to meet growing demand for skilled workers in the green building field, today the Canada Green Building Council (CaGBC) and Urban Green Council (the New York Chapter of the U.S. Green Building Council) have announced a strategic partnership

(left to right) Geoff Wilkinson, ORBA Executive Director, Raymond Chan, Government Relations Specialist at CAA South Central Ontario, Stephen Buckley, General Manager of Transportation Services at City of Toronto.
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ORBA’s Worst Roads campaign highlights importance of further investment

May 26, 2016 by Corinne Lynds

The technical analysis performed by member companies of Ontario Road Builders’ Association (ORBA) on the Top 10 Worst Roads in Ontario announced today, reaffirms the need for more investment in municipal infrastructure across the province.  As technical experts, 15 ORBA

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PCL projects awarded 2016 Governor General’s medals in architecture

May 26, 2016 by Corinne Lynds

Five projects that various PCL districts have built across Canada have been honoured as outstanding buildings in Canada. The Royal Architectural Institute of Canada and the Canada Council for the Arts have announced the recipients of Governor General’s Medals in

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2016 Governor General’s Medals in Architecture honour outstanding buildings across Canada

May 26, 2016 by Canadian Architect

The Royal Architectural Institute of Canada (RAIC) and the Canada Council for the Arts today announced the recipients of the Governor General’s Medals in Architecture. The biennial awards celebrate outstanding design in recently completed projects by Canadian architects. The jury

Coquihalla Highway.
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30th anniversary pays tribute to workers who built the Coquihalla Highway

May 26, 2016 by Province of British Columbia

May 2016 marks 30 years since the opening of one of British Columbia’s largest infrastructure projects – the Coquihalla highway. This 324-kilometre project opened up the interior to economic development and improved access to the west coast of British Columbia,

The city of Montreal has released a 3-year, $5.2 billion infrastructure budget plan that includes billions in road improvements
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Ontario drivers ignore road rules, threatening safety of construction workers

May 25, 2016 by ORBA

A new survey released by the Ontario Road Builders’ Association (ORBA) found one in every three drivers (28%) admits that they are not always focused on the road while driving. This can lead to speeding, weaving or failing to notice

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Ledcor Group promotes Jeff Watt and Bill Partington

May 25, 2016 by On-Site Magazine

Canadian construction leader, the Ledcor Group of Companies, announced the promotion of two key executives, Jeff Watt to president, Energy, Mining and Infrastructure and Bill Partington to president, Ledcor Pipeline Group. “The appointments of Bill and Jeff to these roles

PHOTO CAPTION: Brian Scott, Wolseley Canada’s Ontario waterworks general
manager (second from right), poses with employees from Underground
Specialties Inc.’s location in Cambridge, Ont. On March 1, Wolseley Canada Inc.
acquired Underground Specialties Inc.
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Wolseley Canada Inc.’s Waterworks Division acquires Underground Specialties Inc.

May 25, 2016 by On-Site Magazine

Richard Ayuen, vice-president, waterworks, Wolseley Canada Inc. (Wolseley), has acquired all of the assets of Underground Specialties Inc. (Underground Specialties), including its three locations in Windsor, Chatham and Cambridge, Ont. Established in 1983, Underground Specialties is a distributor of water, sewage and

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Families, industry professionals flock to TRUXPO 2016

May 25, 2016 by On-Site Magazine

The Tradex complex was the site for TRUXPO 2016, Western Canada’s largest commercial trucking show, held on Friday, May 13th and Saturday, May 14th. Approximately 9,000 industry professionals visited the show over two days to source and compare new products

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Walsh Canada reaches commercial and financial close on new data centre

May 25, 2016 by Corinne Lynds

Walsh Canada has achieved commercial and financial close on the Enterprise Data Centre Borden Expansion project agreement with Defence Construction Canada and Shared Services Canada. Commercial and financial close signal the fulfillment of the contractual requirements prior to the start

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Ledcor shows the way with First Nations partnership

May 25, 2016 by Danna O'Brien

Last spring, the British Columbia government announced a $30-million training fund for programs to help First Nations with the skills they need to build careers in the LNG and natural resources sectors in Northern and Northeastern BC. As funding rolls

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Halifax Convention Centre Update

May 18, 2016 by On-Site Magazine

To date, the Halifax Convention Centre has booked 50 national and international events, with more than 40,000 visitors that will generate an estimated $59 million in direct spending. “The new convention centre is attracting first-time visitors to Nova Scotia from

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Ledcor employees step up in Fort McMurray’s time of need

May 18, 2016 by On-Site Magazine

Edmonton – Ledcor employees continue to show their true spirit, demonstrating that Ledcor cares about its local communities by donating time, money, labour, and professional skills to those impacted by the Fort McMurray wildfires. “Our hearts are with the families

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PCL reveals new dome at Saskatchewan Legislature

May 18, 2016 by On-Site Magazine

Regina, Saskatchewan – At dusk on May 16, 2016, PCL Construction Management Inc. and the Saskatchewan Ministry of Central Services were proud to unveil the finished restoration of the copper dome on the Saskatchewan Legislative Building. PCL Regina district manager

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Canada’s Building Trades Unions and Build Together pleased to support Bill C-243

May 17, 2016 by Building & Construction Trades Department, AFL-CIO

OTTAWA – Canada’s Building Trades Unions & Build Together, Women of the Building Trades are pleased to support Bill C-243, an Act respecting the development of a national maternity assistance program strategy and amending the Employment Insurance Act (maternity benefits)

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Economic impacts of the Fort McMurray wildfires

May 17, 2016 by Conference Board of Canada

OTTAWA – The Conference Board of Canada released today a briefing that assesses the impact of the Fort McMurray wildfires on the economies of Alberta and Canada. The briefing estimates that the impact to overall GDP in Alberta will be slightly

The construction industries in the Middle East and Africa region are predicted to be the fastest growing in 2016-2020, overtaking the Asia-Pacific region, which held the top spot in 2011-2015.
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Global construction industry executives remain confident about prospects for growth

May 16, 2016 by On-Site Magazine

According to the latest study by Timetric’s Construction Intelligence Center (CIC), construction industry executives remain confident about the prospects for growth in the industry and for their companies over the next six months. However, confidence levels have been in decline

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Bird donates $50,000 in support of Fort McMurray wild fires

May 13, 2016 by On-Site Magazine

The devastating wildfire that has swept through Fort McMurray and the surrounding area, forcing the evacuation of the city and numerous project sites and camps, is one that touches the Bird family deeply. “While countless homes and businesses have been