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Amendments strengthen Nova Scotia’s Occupational Health and Safety Act

May 3, 2016 by On-Site Magazine

NOVA SCOTIA – Amendments introduced April 26, will strengthen the Occupational Health and Safety Act and help keep Nova Scotians safe at work. The changes give government additional tools and authority to enforce safety requirements for those who repeatedly violate

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Ontario to improve local roads and water supply in Hastings County

May 3, 2016 by Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs

Ontario is providing more than $7.6 million to the communities of Bancroft, Centre Hastings, Limerick, Marmora and Lake, Tweed and Wollaston, through the Ontario Community Infrastructure Fund. As part of 59 approved projects across the province that will receive funding

More than 10,200 items sold for CA$240+ million at Ritchie Bros.' largest Canadian auction ever, in Edmonton, AB (April 26 - 30, 2016) (CNW Group/Ritchie Bros. Auctioneers)
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CA$240+ million of equipment sold at record-breaking Edmonton auction

May 3, 2016 by On-Site

EDMONTON – Selling more than 10,000 equipment items and trucks in five days is a massive undertaking, and last week Ritchie Bros.’ Edmonton team showed it was up for the challenge. From April 26 to 30, 2016, Ritchie Bros. sold 10,200+

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Saskatchewan’s first P3 project completed on-time and on-budget

May 2, 2016 by P3

Construction of a new regional long-term care facility located in Swift Current known as “The Meadows” is complete, on-time and on-budget. Premier Brad Wall was on hand May 2, as builders officially handed keys over to the Cypress Health Region, who

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Generate better construction leads with these 3 types of website content

May 2, 2016 by Joe Sullivan

In a long-sales cycle industry like construction, lots of information gathering happens throughout the buying process. Whether you realize it or not, your prospects are learning about you before they ever pick up the phone. And that learning process will

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St. Lawrence Erectors lands two contracts for major infrastructure projects in Montreal

May 2, 2016 by Corinne Lynds

SAINT-GEORGES, QC— St. Lawrence Erectors Inc., a Canam Group Inc. subsidiary, announced that it has signed agreements totalling $35M for the rehabilitation of the Jacques Cartier Bridge and the installation of the Lachine Canal Bridge as part of the Turcot reconstruction

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OHMPA unveils Student Resume Portal and awards Roads Scholars at Spring Operations Seminar

April 27, 2016 by On-Site Magazine

The Ontario Hot Mix Producers Association (OHMPA) unveiled its Student Resume Portal at the annual Spring Operations seminar on April 20 in Cambridge, Ont. Students from Georgian and Conestoga Colleges who participated in OHMPA’s Road Scholars program, were also recognized

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Construction industry making headway towards recovery

April 27, 2016 by On-Site Magazine

Despite contracting by 1.7 per cent in 2015, the construction industry in Canada is forecast to improve over the next five years — to reach US$321 billion by 2020 — according to a report by Timetric’s Construction Intelligence Center (CIC).

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Ledcor Group promotes Tom Lassu and Ron Stevenson

April 26, 2016 by On-Site Magazine

Canadian construction leader, the Ledcor Group of Companies, realigned its senior executive team April 21, promoting Tom Lassu to president, Ledcor Industries Inc., and Ron Stevenson to president, Ledcor Group of Companies. “On behalf of Ledcor’s Board of Directors, I

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Ontario allocating $10M in local cycling infrastructure

April 26, 2016 by Ministry of Transportation

Ontario is helping 37 municipalities build new, or improve existing, cycling infrastructure through the Ontario Municipal Cycling Infrastructure Program. Last year, Ontario announced $10 million to help municipalities across the province invest in cycling infrastructure and improve cycling safety. Ontario

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Request for Proposals stage closed for Mackenzie Vaughan Hospital project

April 26, 2016 by Infrastructure Ontario

VAUGHAN, ON — The request for proposals stage has closed for shortlisted teams to submit bids to design, build, finance and maintain the new Mackenzie Vaughan Hospital. Following a fair, open and transparent request for qualifications process, three shortlisted teams were invited

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World’s first 3-D printed excavator will be on display at CONEXPO-CON/AGG and IFPE

April 25, 2016 by On-Site Magazine

CONEXPO-CON/AGG and IFPE 2017 are teaming up to unveil the world’s first fully-functional 3-D printed construction excavator and the first large-scale use of steel in 3-D printing, known as additive manufacturing. The excavator, which will be on display at the

2016 Ontario Consulting Engineering Awards Willis Chipman Award Winners: CH2M Hill Canada, Hatch Mott MacDonald and AECOM (From left to right).
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AECOM, CH2M Hill and HMM win big at Ontario Consulting Engineering Awards

April 22, 2016 by On-Site Magazine

TORONTO – Consulting Engineers of Ontario (CEO) hosted the 2016 Ontario Consulting Engineering Awards Gala April 16 at the International Centre. CEO presented awards to 14 engineering firms whose projects contributed to improving Ontario’s social, economic and environmental well-being. The premier award of

Telus Garden Office Tower in Vancouver is certified LEED Platinum.
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Canadian LEED buildings have reduced over 1 million tonnes of CO2e in GHG emissions since 2005

April 21, 2016 by On-Site Magazine

Ottawa – Green building in Canada has reached a significant milestone, as the Canada Green Building Council (CaGBC) announced April 21st. Canadian LEED certified projects have now led to a cumulative reduction of over one million tonnes of CO2e in greenhouse

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PCA welcomes new Manitoba Government and its commitment to open tendering

April 21, 2016 by On-Site Magazine

EDMONTON — On April 20th, the Progressive Contractors Association of Canada (PCA) welcomed Brian Pallister as Premier of Manitoba, the first new government in Manitoba since Gary Doer first won in 1999. “We think Premier Pallister will bring great leadership

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Get listed in the 2016 edition of On-Site’s Top Contractors report

April 19, 2016 by On-Site Magazine

Over the years our annual survey and report has grown in size and complexity. With this in mind, we are very pleased to announce that Aon has partnered with us to deliver what will be the industry’s most comprehensive listings

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Former Bird Construction CEO establishes $1.2-million endowment fund at Centennial College

April 19, 2016 by On-Site Magazine

TORONTO — Former Bird Construction CEO and president Paul Charette and his wife Gerri have made a record donation to Centennial College to help establish a $1.2-million endowment to fund new scholarships in the college’s School of Engineering Technology and

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Request for Qualifications issued for new Toronto courthouse project

April 19, 2016 by On-Site Magazine

TORONTO — Infrastructure Ontario (IO) and the Ministry of the Attorney General have issued a request for qualifications (RFQ) for a consortium to design, build, finance and maintain a new Toronto courthouse. Located steps from St. Patrick subway station, directly north of the

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B.C. provides $4M for flood mitigation in Abbotsford

April 19, 2016 by Corinne Lynds

ABBOTSFORD – As part of the public safety funding announced in the 2016 provincial budget, the Province of British Columbia is committing $4 million in funding for shoreline flood mitigation projects in Abbotsford. If left un-repaired, the shoreline could undermine

Past OHMPA President Doug Woods (2005) hands Raymond F. Legault, owner of Canadian Asphalt Industries Inc., OHMPA's 2016 Honorary Life Membership Award.
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OHMPA awards outstanding service to key industry leaders

April 18, 2016 by On-Site Magazine

The Ontario Hot Mix Producers Association (OHMPA) recognized outstanding service to the association and industry at its 42nd annual general meeting and awards luncheon at the Westin Harbour Castle Hotel in Toronto on March 31st. During the luncheon the association