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Over $150M available for water, wastewater and public transit systems in Newfoundland and Labrador

July 27, 2016 by On-Site Magazine

Over $150 million in cost-shared municipal funding has been made available to communities in Newfoundland and Labrador to support water, wastewater and public transit systems, as the result of an agreement to implement the Public Transit Infrastructure Fund and the

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VIDEO: Original Port Mann Bridge demolition in time lapse

July 27, 2016 by On-Site Magazine

The original Port Mann Bridge stood tall in British Columbia for nearly 50 years before officials decided to replace it with a wider bridge of the same name. Built in 1964, the bridge was four-lanes wide and, at the time

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Hundreds of bridges, culverts not being inspected properly: Manitoba auditor

July 27, 2016 by Canadian Manufacturing Onlline

Manitoba’s auditor general says hundreds of bridges and culverts across the province are not being inspected as frequently as required—if at all. A report released July 21 by Norm Ricard blames staff shortages, inconsistent procedures and infrastructure that, much as

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JUL 21, 2016 Prime Minister Justin Trudeau Visits EllisDon’s 180 Wellington Street Site

July 27, 2016 by On-Site Magazine

On Wednesday, July 20th, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau made an impromptu visit to EllisDon’s 180 Wellington Street site in Ottawa, a Beaux Art historical federal government building. The Prime Minister stopped by to look at the newly-renovated building, which features

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StormTrap and Lafarge license agreement for stormwater solutions

July 25, 2016 by On-Site Magazine

StormTrap, a provider of stormwater management systems, and Lafarge Canada, Inc. announced today that they have entered into a licensing and manufacturing agreement. StormTrap has granted an exclusive license to Lafarge to develop and commercialize StormTrap’s detention and retention products

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The value of commercial building permits was down 15.6%

July 19, 2016 by Statistics Canada

The value of commercial building permits was down 15.6 per cent to $1.2 billion in May, a third consecutive monthly decline. The drop was largely the result of lower construction intentions for office buildings, recreational facilities and distribution warehouses. Decreases were reported in

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Investment in non-residential building construction increased in the second quarter

July 19, 2016 by Statistics Canada

Investment in non-residential building construction increased 0.2% to $12.6 billion in the second quarter, following five consecutive quarterly declines. Nationally, the growth was a result of higher spending on the construction of commercial buildings and, to a lesser extent, industrial buildings. Overall,

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EllisDon wins Seneca College expansion project

July 19, 2016 by On-Site Magazine

Infrastructure Ontario (IO) and Seneca College have selected EllisDon to design, build, and finance their King Campus expansion project. Working with the EllisDon team will also be MJM Architects & Montgomery Sisam Architects Inc. The expansion will enhance the quality of

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Funding has been announced to control erosion along Athabasca River

July 19, 2016 by On-Site Magazine

The governments of Canada and Alberta and the Town of Whitecourt are committed to making smart investments in public infrastructure that protect Canadians and mitigate the potential damage from natural events like erosion and flooding, to build the safe communities

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Better public transit for the Central Fraser Valley thanks to federal and provincial funding

July 19, 2016 by On-Site Magazine

Safe, modern and efficient public infrastructure ensures the well-being of British Columbia communities. The governments of Canada and British Columbia are committed to supporting infrastructure that helps get people to good paying jobs and back to their families after a

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How to enable today’s mobile workers for success

July 18, 2016 by Ken Van Aelst

According to a Ryerson University survey, 70 per cent of Canadian employees are mobile in some way (physically) and this is expected to increase to 73 per cent in 2016. As enterprises move to an increasingly mobile workforce, they face

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The Prime Minister of Canada and the Premier of Alberta announce new major infrastructure funding

July 18, 2016 by Corinne Lynds

The Prime Minister of Canada, Justin Trudeau, and the Premier of Alberta, Rachel Notley, have announced funding to construct the southwest portion of the Calgary Ring Road. The new highway will reduce congestion and commute times, so Alberta families can spend

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Federal, provincial and municipal funding for water and wastewater infrastructure in Saskatchewan

July 15, 2016 by On-Site Magazine

Having access to clean, reliable drinking water is critical to the health and prosperity of Canadian communities and for attracting economic opportunities for the middle class and those trying to join it. And by ensuring water and wastewater systems are

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Ontario investing more than $5M for health hub in Orléans

July 15, 2016 by On-Site Magazine

As part of the province’s $51.8 billion investment in health care this year, Ontario is investing more than $5 million in one-time capital planning funding for a new health hub in Orléans. The new health hub will consolidate selected services from

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Construction begins on building patient care in Penticton

July 13, 2016 by On-Site Magazine

Premier Christy Clark and MLA Dan Ashton led the official groundbreaking for the new patient care tower and parkade at Penticton Regional Hospital (PRH) with hospital staff, community members and health-care partners. “We all know someone who has needed hospital

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Next step begins for expansion at Dartmouth General Hospital

July 13, 2016 by On-Site Magazine

The province is taking another step to expand and modernize the Dartmouth General Hospital and enhance its role in Nova Scotia’s health-care system. A request for proposals for construction management services for the planned expansion and renovations at Dartmouth General

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500 vehicle charging stations to be built across Ontario

July 13, 2016 by On-Site Magazine

Ontario is building almost 500 electric vehicle charging stations at more than 250 locations across the province to help reduce greenhouse gas pollution and fight climate change. The province is working with 24 public- and private-sector partners to create a network of public

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CCA’s infrastructure report calls for investment in Canada’s trade infrastructure

July 13, 2016 by CCA

Introduction from The Infrastructure That Matters Most: The Need for Investment in Canada’s Trade Infrastructure What follows is an argument for enhanced trade infrastructure investment, not simply as a “nice to have” when we get around to it but as a

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Federal parliamentary building design approved

July 12, 2016 by On-Site Magazine

The design by Diamond Schmitt Architects/KWC Architects in Joint Venture to transform Ottawa’s century-old train station to become an interim home for The Senate of Canada has been approved by the National Capital Commission (NCC). The grand Beaux-Arts structure on

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Two million dollar sustainable construction competition open

July 12, 2016 by Corinne Lynds

  The LafargeHolcim Awards is the most significant global competition in sustainable design. It seeks leading projects of professionals as well as bold ideas from the next generation that combine sustainable construction solutions with architectural excellence. Organized by the LafargeHolcim