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Artist's conception of the a station on Edmonton's Valley Line LRT expansion project
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Financial close reached on Edmonton’s $1.8B transit expansion

February 11, 2016 by On-Site Magazine

EllisDon part of TransEd P3 consortium

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Contractor fined $150K following fatal accident

February 11, 2016 by On-Site Magazine

Worker run over during portable toilet move

Concrete excavation began this week in the Rogers Centre as crews prepare the site to install a dirt infield cutout. (Photo Stephen R Brooks @sbrooksbaseball)
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Excavation begins at Rogers Centre for dirt infield

February 10, 2016 by On-Site Magazine

Rogers Centre will have a different look this season, as the Toronto Blue Jays begin installing a traditional dirt infield for the 2016 season. Work began this week and the field will be ready for the start of the regular season

Renovations to the National Arts Centre in Ottawa are to be complete by July 1st 2017.
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New National Arts Centre breaks ground

February 9, 2016 by On-Site Magazine

The National Arts Centre in Ottawa today marked the start of its architectural rejuvenation with a groundbreaking ceremony. The $110-million project is one of the largest capital investments by the Government of Canada to celebrate the country’s 150th anniversary. The

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Edmonton’s Walterdale bridge arch hoisted into place: Video

February 8, 2016 by Canadian Consulting Engineer

Signature structure to change city skyline

Federal infrastructure Spending
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Feds cut strings on infrastructure money

February 7, 2016 by On-Site Magazine

Canada’s Big City Mayor Caucus lobbied for more autonomy

Ontario's second issuing of green bonds will raise $750 million for infrastructure investment
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Ontario raises $750M in Green Bonds for infrastructure

February 6, 2016 by On-Site Magazine

Eight Ontario infrastructure projects will receive additional funding as a result of the province insuing its second Green Bond worth $750 million in capital. The eight infrastructure projects include improving transit, education, health care and creating jobs in communities across

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Cement firm fined $60,000 following quarry accident

February 6, 2016 by On-Site Magazine

Colacem Canada Inc., which operates a cement plant in Wendover, Ontario, pleaded guilty and has been fined $60,000 after a worker was injured by a conveyor. The incident occurred on December 18, 2014 at the company’s quarry located at 250

Falling oil prices has resulted in the Conference Board of Canada to issue a modified 2016 economic outlook
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Sluggish economy in 2016, but no recession: Conference Board of Canada

February 5, 2016 by On-Site Magazine

Construction, equipment spending losing confidence for 2016

From right to left: Martina McIsaac (Hilti), John Mollenhauer (TCA), Eric Pelve (Hilti), and Romeo Milano (TCA).
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Hilti Canada winner of the TCA 2015 Innovation Award

February 5, 2016 by On-Site Magazine

Hilti (Canada) Corp. was awarded the 2015 “Best of the Best” Innovation Award by the Toronto Construction Association (TCA).  This award is in recognition of the innovative Hilti X-Change Module (X-CM) core bit.   The Hilti X-Change Module is a breakthrough

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Cat Financial revenues, profits down in 2015

February 4, 2016 by On-Site Magazine

Cat Financial reported revenues of $2.67 billion for 2015, a decrease of $212 million, or 7 percent, compared with 2014, according a recent company release. Profit after tax was $460 million, a $75 million, or 14 percent, decrease from 2014. The decrease in revenues was

Toronto received the Hardest Working Cities award for having one of the largest construction, manufacturing, and transportation workforces in North America.
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Freightliner announces 2016 “Hardest Working Cities” recipients at WOC

February 4, 2016 by Corinne Lynds

Following the successful launch of Freightliner Trucks’ Hardest Working Cities recognition program, Freightliner announced four new cities will be recognized with the award in 2016. The company released the full list of cities at the World of Concrete trade show

Canada was named top country for LEED projects in 2015.
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Final 2015 LEED certification numbers show steady growth in Canadian green building

February 4, 2016 by On-Site Magazine

The Canada Green Building Council (CaGBC) saw a steady increase in LEED certifications in 2015, a result of green building’s growing impact as one of the most effective solutions to climate change. A total of 527 LEED projects certified between

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Bird awarded contract to construct Seton Recreational Facility

February 4, 2016 by On-Site Magazine

The City of Calgary has awarded Bird Construction Inc. a fixed-price contract to construct the Seton Recreational Facility located in southeast Calgary. The 30,940-square-metre facility will offer leisure, sports, arts, cultural and recreational amenities for individuals and families, as well

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January 29, 2016 by Concrete Ontario

Concrete Ontario rolled out of its pedestrian and cyclist safety awareness campaign Thursday. The campaign centers around educating the public on various blind spots that are present to a concrete mixer driver when it comes to being able to see

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Construction employment growth to slow down: BuildForce

January 25, 2016 by On-Site Magazine

ICI sector will still need 35,700 new workers across Canada

Oil and gas sector drove increase in equipment rental sector, Statistics Canada reports.
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Oil drove equipment rental market rise: StatsCan

January 25, 2016 by On-Site Magazine

Operating revenue for the commercial and industrial machinery and equipment rental and leasing industry grew 10.6% from 2013 to $11.5 billion in 2014, according the latest analysis released Friday by Statistics Canada. This increase was partly due to continued growth in 2014 stemming from the oil industry, which

A modern and efficient core infrastructure - road, rail, air, marine - is fundamental to Canada’s long-term prosperity in an ever-more competitive global economy.
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Canada’s infrastructure investment not meeting needs: CCA

January 25, 2016 by Michael Atkinson, President, Canadian Construction Association

For over 20 years the Canadian Construction Association (CCA) in collaboration and partnership with many other regional and national stakeholders has been pursuing changes in federal public policy to help modernize our aging infrastructure. Why? Because it is imperative that

Cost overruns and schedule delays on infrastructure megaprojects are a common in Canada and around the world, according to a new report funded by the Institute on Municipal Finance & Governance.
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The bigger the project, the bigger the overruns, suggests report on building infrastructure

January 22, 2016 by On-Site Magazine

Cost overruns and schedule delays on infrastructure mega projects are common in Canada and around the world, according to a new report funded by the Institute on Municipal Finance & Governance. “Millions of dollars here, months of delay there. International

The Windsor Detroit Bridge project includes a six-lane bridge, providing three Canada-bound lanes and three US-bound lanes over the Detroit River. Two bridge types were considered under the DRIC study - cable stayed and suspension. The bridge will have a clear span of 850 metres/2788 feet across the Detroit River with no piers in the water.
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3 teams shortlisted for Windsor-Detroit Bridge

January 21, 2016 by On-Site Magazine

Bidding teams include Aecon, EllisDon, SNC Lavalin