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Wearable device helps operators manage fatigue

July 24, 2017 by On-Site Magazine

We wear fitness bands to track our workouts, count our steps and tell us how much we sleep. But in the working world, measuring sleep quantity and quality can be used to save lives. Cat Connect is giving customers an easy

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Geoff Smith’s Blog: Nobody Has A Clue (Except Maybe You)

July 24, 2017 by EllisDon

My predictive abilities are zero. But it’s not so bad, so are everyone else’s. It took me about four decades to figure out that nobody at all really has any clue about what’s coming. The most useful thing seems to

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VIDEO: Extreme precision and collaboration needed to erect new CF Toronto Eaton Centre bridge

July 24, 2017 by Cadillac Fairview

In an operation of extreme precision and collaboration, the new CF Toronto Eaton Centre bridge was transported from its pre-assembly location on James Street using a self-propelled modular transport vehicle that lifted the bridge into place for installation on Queen

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Southwestern Ontario to get better water and wastewater infrastructure

July 21, 2017 by Corinne Lynds

OTTAWA – Fifteen new projects in southwestern Ontario have been approved under the Government of Canada’s Clean Water and Wastewater Fund. The federal government is providing up to 50 per cent of funding for these projects—$2,766,994. The provincial government is providing up

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Shovels hit the dirt for Lévis’ largest affordable housing construction project

July 21, 2017 by Corinne Lynds

LÉVIS, QC – The governments of Canada and Quebec today marked the start of construction of the Espace Marie-Victorin in Lévis. This is the largest affordable housing construction project ever carried out in Lévis. Once completed, the three buildings will provide 104

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Are safety helmets going to replace hardhats on Canadian job sites?

July 21, 2017 by Corinne Lynds

Bloomberg BNA says contractors in the US are ditching hardhats for a safer option – helmets. Will Canadians follow suit? For 40-plus years the design of construction hard hats hasn’t changed much—a brimmed shell attached to a suspended, adjustable headband.

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

July 19, 2017 by Statistics Canada

Investment in non-residential building construction totalled $12.4 billion in the second quarter, up 0.3 per cent from the previous quarter. This increase follows three consecutive declines. Nationally, the gain was the result of an increase in spending on the construction of industrial

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Alberta commits to Calgary’s Green Line LRT

July 19, 2017 by Corinne Lynds

On the eve of the kick-off to the Calgary Stampede, the province of Alberta announced it will provide one-third of the total project cost, up to $1.53 billion over eight years to support Stage 1 of Calgary’s Green Line LRT project.  The LRT will

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AECOM’s Douglas Allingham named Chair of U of Ontario’s Board

July 19, 2017 by Canadian Consulting Engineer

The University of Ontario Institute of Technology in Oshawa, Ont. has announced that Douglas Allingham, P.Eng., an executive vice president with AECOM has been appointed Chair of the University’s Board of Governors for the 2017-2018 academic year. Based in Whitby,

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RFP coming soon for rehabilitation of Supreme Court of Canada Building

July 19, 2017 by Public Services and Procurement Canada

GATINEAU, QC – Public Services and Procurement Canada (PSPC) is committed to preserving its heritage assets. In doing so, PSPC is protecting the health and safety of occupants and visitors, greening its buildings and creating jobs and economic growth. The

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New training facility supports safe rebuilding efforts in Fort McMurray

July 18, 2017 by On-Site Magazine

The Alberta Construction Safety Association (ACSA) is celebrating the opening of a brand new training facility in Fort McMurray tomorrow, with honoured guest Mayor Melissa Blake, and hundreds of construction industry representatives, expected to explore the new ACSA Space. ACSA

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Lafarge supports Habitat for Humanity’s Jimmy and Rosalynn Carter work project in Canada

July 18, 2017 by On-Site Magazine

In celebration of Canada’s 150th anniversary, Lafarge Canada Inc. became a Gold sponsor of Habitat for Humanity Canada’s biggest build project ever. Habitat for Humanity’s 34th Jimmy and Rosalynn Carter Work Project took place in every province and territory across

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Viewpoint acquisition of Dexter + Chaney heralds major advance in digital future for construction

July 17, 2017 by Viewpoint

As a part of a comprehensive strategy to transform the construction industry through improved digital process in all phases of the project lifecycle, Viewpoint today announced the signing of a definitive agreement to acquire Dexter + Chaney, a market leader

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Better stormwater management for Sault Ste. Marie residents

July 17, 2017 by Infrastructure Canada

SAULT STE. MARIE, ON – Terry Sheehan, Member of Parliament for Sault Ste. Marie today announced a new stormwater project in Sault Ste. Marie has been approved under the Government of Canada’s Clean Water and Wastewater Fund. The federal government is providing up

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Bird Construction Inc. to be part of a consortium selected as preferred proponent to design, build, finance and maintain the Niagara Falls Entertainment Centre

July 12, 2017 by Bird Construction Inc.

MISSISSAUGA, ON – Bird Construction Inc. announced that it is part of the Niagara Falls Entertainment Partners consortium selected as the preferred proponent to design, build, finance and maintain an entertainment facility for the Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corporation in the

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Lamb Development Corp. unveils Hamilton’s Television City

July 12, 2017 by Lamb Development Corp.

HAMILTON, ON – Brad Lamb, CEO of Lamb Development Corp., in partnership with Aaron Collina of Movengo Developments, revealed Television City, a large scale  development site to be built in Hamilton for residential and retail purposes. Designed by Peter Clewes of

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New CF Toronto Eaton Centre Bridge is lifted into place

July 11, 2017 by Corinne Lynds

The CF Toronto Eaton Centre Bridge, a roughly 35m long footbridge weighing approx. 200t, was lifted into its final position on July. Located at third-floor level, it spans over Queen Street West between the Hudson’s Bay building and CF Toronto

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Innovation 2050 – A Digital Future for the Infrastructure Industry

July 11, 2017 by Balfour Beatty

Balfour Beatty’s Vision of Future Infrastructure: The construction site of 2050 will be human-free. Robots will work in teams to build complex structures using dynamic new materials. Elements of the build will self-assemble. Drones flying overhead will scan the site

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Maple Reinders Consortium reaches substantial close on Canada’s first P3 biosolids project

July 11, 2017 by Maple Reinders

Mississauga, Ontario –  On June 29th, the Chinook Resource Management Group, a special purpose company of which Maple Reinders PPP Ltd. is a partner, achieved substantial completion on time and on budget for the City of Calgary’s Source Separated Organics (SSO)

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Funding will improve capacity of Peace River Bridge

July 11, 2017 by Corinne Lynds

PEACE RIVER, AB – Government funding will improve the capacity and flow of traffic over the Peace River by constructing a second bridge to accommodate westbound traffic. Once completed, the existing bridge will be used solely for eastbound traffic. Funding will also