On-Site Magazine


News ConstructionInfrastructure

EBC to construct tunnels and shafts for Montreal’s Lavigne Retention Pond

September 19, 2017 by EBC

EBC is delighted to announce a new $39M contract for the City of Montreal, namely the Lavigne Retention Pond Phase 1: Construction of tunnels and shafts located in the Ahuntsic-Cartierville and St-Laurent districts. The purpose of this project is to

News Construction

Carillion Partners with Mississaugas of the New Credit First Nation to Support the 2017 Invictus Games

September 19, 2017 by Carillion Canada

TORONTO, Ontario – In support of wounded warriors from around the world, Carillion is pleased to be a Games Supporter of the Invictus Games Toronto 2017 presented by Jaguar Land Rover. Working with the Mississaugas of the New Credit First Nation,

News ConstructionInfrastructure

Graham set to deliver Town of Oakville’s newest IPD project

September 19, 2017 by Graham Construction

Graham continues to be Canada’s leader in integrated project delivery (IPD), recently winning its fourth IPD project, and second with the Town of Oakville – the Southeast Community Centre. The new facility will be built on the 14 acre site

News Construction

EllisDon announces Buildings Group succession

September 19, 2017 by EllisDon

EllisDon is pleased to announce its recent Senior Management succession within its ICI/Buildings Group. Through this management structure, EllisDon is enabling the next generation of young leaders to step forward and continue the company’s mission to redefine the construction industry.

News Construction

PCL recognized as finalist for 2017 Ingenious Awards

September 19, 2017 by PCL Construction

Edmonton, AB – PCL’s Project Analytics initiative has been recognized by the Information and Technology Association of Canada (ITAC) as a Large Private Sector finalist for the 2017 Ingenious Awards. PCL’s Project Analytics is an innovative analytics/dashboard solution that provides

News ConstructionInfrastructure

NEB releases pre-construction audit report of Trans Mountain and corrective action plan

September 15, 2017 by National Energy Board

CALGARY – The National Energy Board (NEB) has released its pre-construction audit of Trans Mountain Pipeline ULC (Trans Mountain). The audit evaluated Trans Mountain’s preparedness to manage construction of its Trans Mountain Expansion Project in a way that assures worker safety and prevents

News Construction

Bird Construction Inc. Acquires 50% of Stack Modular Group of Companies

September 14, 2017 by Bird Construction Inc.

TORONTO – Bird Construction Inc. has acquired 50 per cent of the outstanding shares of Stack Modular Structures Ltd. and 50 per cent of Stack Modular Structures Hong Kong Limited. The undisclosed purchase price and related transaction expenses were funded

News Skills Development

Workplace culture and career progression outshine paycheque in evolving Canadian workforce

September 13, 2017 by Hays Canada

Survey finds 74 per cent of Canadians willing to take a pay cut for their ideal job

News BridgesConcrete

VIDEO: The world’s first 3D-printed reinforced concrete bridge is almost complete

September 12, 2017 by inhabitat.com

Eindhoven University of Technology has a massive 3D printer capable of printing immense objects – and it’s currently creating the world’s first 3D-printed reinforced concrete bridge. The bridge will be installed this month in the small Dutch town of Gemert,

News Risk Management

BIM drives productivity gains in construction sector

September 7, 2017 by David Bowcott

Everyone has seen the graphs that show construction on a downward productivity trend while other industries boast solid productivity gains. The following is a productivity graph that was produced by McKinsey & Co. that compares productivity in construction to that

News Construction Materials

VIDEO: Why is sand in short supply?

September 7, 2017 by The Economist

According to The Economist, the world uses 40 billion tonnes of sand each year to build cities and towns, but global reserves are running low. Here’s why:  

News ConstructionInfrastructure

PCA disappointed by George Massey Tunnel Review

September 7, 2017 by Progressive Contractors Association of Canada

Vancouver – The Progressive Contractors Association of Canada (PCA) is disappointed by the BC government’s decision to rethink plans to replace the George Massey Tunnel with a 10-lane bridge. “Our members have invested considerable time and effort in planning what

News Construction

Canada’s construction sector up ‘for sale’ as Aecon looks for bidder

September 7, 2017 by canadianmanufacturing.com

A number of global companies could be in the running to buy Aecon, which has worked on major Canadian projects, such as Toronto’s CN Tower and Vancouver’s SkyTrain

News ConstructionSkills Development

VIDEO: Construction worker salary ranges across Canada

September 6, 2017 by Canada Immigrants

Ever wonder how your province measures up on the salary front? Check out this video from Canada Immigrants to see the average low/medium/high salary ranges for construction trade helpers and labourers across the country.  

News Green ConstructionInfrastructureLEED

Carbon pricing alone can’t meet Canada’s GHG emission reduction targets

September 6, 2017 by Conference Board of Canada  

OTTAWA – Carbon pricing will help Canada reduce emissions but the reductions will fall short of the government’s goal of a 30 per cent reduction from 2005 levels by 2030, according to a joint report by The Conference Board of Canada and The Canadian Academy of Engineering. Trillions of

News Construction

Pomerleau delivers Place Bell ahead of schedule and under budget

September 5, 2017 by Pomerleau

Pomerleau was present at the official opening of its Place Bell project in Laval, Quebec last week. The multipurpose complex was completed ahead of the projected three-year timeline and came in under the original $200-million budget. Some of the features

News Infrastructure

The Edmonton Project aims to foster new ideas and innovation in the city

September 5, 2017 by Corinne Lynds

EllisDon is changing the face of Alberta’s capital and who better to inspire their ideas than Edmonton’s own citizens “I completely believe that there is one idea out there, in Edmonton, probably sitting in the head of a stranger to

News ConcreteSkills Development

PCL celebrates connection of Canada’s Great Trail

September 5, 2017 by PCL

PCL Constructors Canada Inc. (Toronto) is pleased to commemorate the connection of The Great Trail through a donation to the Trans Canada Trail Foundation and with the support of its employees who virtually walked the trail in celebration of Canada’s

News ConstructionInfrastructure

Canada and Quebec support construction and restoration of tourism infrastructure in Batiscan

September 5, 2017 by Corinne Lynds

The governments of Canada and Quebec will each invest more than $130,000 in the construction of a multipurpose pavilion and the restoration of the maritime museum in Batiscan. This financial assistance comes from the New Building Canada Fund, Provincial-Territorial Infrastructure Component—Small

News Infrastructure

Newfoundland and Labrador to receive government funding for public infrastructure projects

September 5, 2017 by Infrastructure Canada

Botwood, Newfoundland and Labrador — On September 1st, the Government of Canada announced more than $29.3 million in joint funding for 77 infrastructure projects across the province. This support will help upgrade the Pleasant Avenue water and sewer systems in