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Caterpillar statement on the passing of Glen Barton

October 25, 2016 by Caterpillar

Glen Barton, former Caterpillar Inc. chairman and chief executive officer (CEO), died today in Peoria, Illinois, at age 77. Barton retired in 2004 after nearly 43 years of Caterpillar service, spending the last five as chairman and CEO. “The Caterpillar

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Additional funding for electric cable project provides affordable, cleaner energy in PEI

October 25, 2016 by On-Site Magazine

An additional $18.9 million in federal funding for the Northumberland Strait Submarine Transmission System project was announced October 21st. This brings the Government of Canada’s total contribution to the project up to a maximum of $68.9 million, representing 50 per cent of

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Important upgrades coming to BC Transit Facility in Whistler

October 25, 2016 by Corinne Lynds

Pamela Goldsmith-Jones, Member of Parliament for West Vancouver, on behalf of the Honourable Amarjeet Sohi, Minister of Infrastructure and Communities, and Jordan Sturdy, Member of Legislative Assembly of West Vancouver Sea to Sky, were at the BC Transit Facility in

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Governments celebrate opening of the Terwillegar Park Footbridge and West End Trails

October 25, 2016 by Government of Canada

Preserving, protecting and enhancing our natural landscapes while promoting regional connectivity is critical for the health and well-being of Canadians and our environment. It allows families to access parks and other amenities, share unique experiences, create fond memories and have

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Construction kicks off for Carré Saint-Laurent

October 25, 2016 by Ontario Construction Secratariate

This morning marked a momentous occasion as construction kicked off for Carré Saint-Laurent, a mixed-use development that will revitalize the intersection of Montreal’s two traditional main streets, Saint-Laurent and Sainte-Catherine. The new development is located at the heart of the

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BC Construction Association reports healthy workforce trends

October 25, 2016 by Corinne Lynds

The BC Construction Association (BCCA) is reporting better than expected results for BC’s skilled workforce, in key figures released today for the province’s industrial, commercial, and institutional construction sector. One of the biggest gains comes in the ratio of BC

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Improving roads and bridges in Niagara Region

October 21, 2016 by Corinne Lynds

Ontario is supporting upgrades to roads, bridges and other local community infrastructure in Niagara Region, helping to connect communities and keep people moving while creating jobs and economic growth. “Investments in critical infrastructure projects through the Ontario Community Infrastructure Fund

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Caterpillar chairman and CEO elects to retire in 2017

October 20, 2016 by On-Site Magazine

After more than 41 years with Caterpillar Inc., chairman and CEO Doug Oberhelman has elected to retire, effective March 31, 2017. According to a company press release: “During his time as chairman and CEO, Oberhelman has reinvigorated the company’s focus

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LINK condominiums construction nears 50% completion

October 20, 2016 by On-Site Magazine

Fortress Real Developments Inc. (“Fortress”) and Adi Development Group (Adi) have announced that construction at the LINK project is almost 50 per cent complete. Full construction began earlier this year with Caliber Structures contracted to build this multi-phase project in Burlington.

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CanBIM conference speaker envisions computers doing design

October 20, 2016 by Bronwen Parsons

The Canada BIM Council held its 2nd Technology Built Innovation event in Toronto on October 5 and 6. The first day was devoted to tours of two BIM-designed buildings at York University in the northwest of the city: the university’s

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Investment in non-residential building construction down in the third quarter

October 19, 2016 by Statistics Canada

Investment in non-residential building construction totalled $12.5 billion in the third quarter, down 0.5 per cent from the previous quarter. This was the sixth decrease in seven quarters dating back to the first quarter of 2015. The decline in the third quarter reflected

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Request for qualifications issued for Hurontario LRT

October 19, 2016 by Infrastructure Ontario

Infrastructure Ontario (IO) and Metrolinx have issued a Request for Qualifications (RFQ) for interested parties to design, build, finance, operate and maintain the Hurontario Light Rail Transit (LRT) project. “With today’s announcement we are taking the next steps needed to

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EllisDon’s stellar safety record earns multiple awards

October 18, 2016 by Corinne Lynds

EllisDon has once again been recognized as one of the safest places to work in the industry. This past week, the Ontario General Contractor Association (OGCA) and Ministry of Labour (MOL) recognized EllisDon with three accolades, further demonstrating that it is an

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Canada BIM Council announces 2016 CanBIM Award Winners

October 18, 2016 by CanBIM

The Canada BIM Council (CanBIM) held its 2nd Annual CanBIM Awards on October 5th in Toronto at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre. Eight award categories were presented. The awards and winners included: Academic Award presented by Global eTraining, Anne Carpenter, Account Executive

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Fortress selects EllisDon as builder for SkyCity Centre Winnipeg

October 14, 2016 by On-Site Magazine

Fortress Real Developments has announced that EllisDon has been awarded the contract to build SkyCity Centre Winnipeg, the iconic 45-storey mixed-use condominium apartment and office tower located in downtown Winnipeg. As Manitoba’s tallest structure, SkyCity will be a postcard-worthy skyscraper that

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Law Column: Provide notice of intention to bring a claim

October 14, 2016 by John Pratt & Kristen Withers

Many construction contracts include a provision requiring parties to the contract to provide reasonable notice of potential claims they might bring for delays, defects in the work or other damages. These provisions often include time limits for giving notice, and

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Four projects recognized with 2016 CDBI Design-Build Awards of Excellence

October 14, 2016 by Canadian Design Build Institute

The Canadian Design-Build Institute (CDBI) announced the winners of its 2016 Design-Build Awards of Excellence October 14th at the National Design-Build Conference in Winnipeg. Award recipients were recognized in four categories: Special Uses, Civil, Institutional and overall Grand Winner. And the winners

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Samuel (Uel) McFall elected Canadian Design-Build Institute chair

October 14, 2016 by On-Site Magazine

The Canadian Design-Build Institute (CDBI) has elected Samuel (Uel) McFall as its new chair, with past-chair Roy Timms ending his two-year term. The election took place at the CDBI annual general meeting, held in conjunction with its 2016 National Design-Build Conference October

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Teams prequalified for new Toronto courthouse project

October 12, 2016 by On-Site Magazine

Infrastructure Ontario (IO) and the Ministry of the Attorney General (MAG) have announced two prequalified teams to design, build, finance and maintain a new Toronto courthouse. The teams were selected based on criteria identified in the request for qualifications (RFQ)

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Ontario marks groundbreaking of Seneca’s King Campus expansion

October 12, 2016 by On-Site Magazine

Ontario is investing in a new facility at Seneca’s King Campus that will help prepare students for the jobs of today and tomorrow, with new classrooms, state-of-the-art labs, a library, a learning centre and more study spaces. Deb Matthews, Minister