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Alberta welcomes B.C.’s decision on Kinder Morgan

January 17, 2017 by On-Site Magazine

Premier Rachel Notley issued the following statement regarding the B.C. government’s environmental approval of the Kinder Morgan pipeline: “The Government of Alberta welcomes the Trans Mountain pipeline announcement made January 11 by the Government of British Columbia. “With British Columbia

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Massey replacement preliminary works go to tender

January 17, 2017 by On-Site Magazine

Two contracts for preliminary construction work on the George Massey Tunnel Replacement Project went to tender last week. The contracts are for site preparation in order to improve ground conditions for future lane widening. The ministry will award one contract

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Improving roads and bridges in Eastern Ontario

January 17, 2017 by Corinne Lynds

Ontario is helping to connect communities in Eastern Ontario, keep people moving, create jobs and boost local economic growth by supporting upgrades to roads, bridges and other community infrastructure. Minister of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs Jeff Leal made the

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Infrastructure investments helping to build Ottawa up

January 17, 2017 by On-Site Magazine

Ontario released a report today highlighting how the province’s infrastructure investments are building Ottawa up, with projects including schools, child care spaces, hospitals and public transit. Bob Chiarelli, Minister of Infrastructure, made the announcement at the University of Ottawa Heart Institute

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PCL’s Paul Douglas named to Alberta Business Hall of Fame

January 17, 2017 by Corinne Lynds

The PCL family of companies is pleased to announce that its chairman, and former president and CEO, Paul Douglas, has been named to the Alberta Business Hall of Fame, sponsored by Junior Achievement. The announcement was made in front of

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WOC Product Launch: Mack Trucks mDRIVE transmissions gain new performance, safety features

January 17, 2017 by On-Site Magazine

Mack Trucks introduced the Mack mDRIVE rolling start and auto neutral, two new features designed to improve jobsite performance and safety of trucks equipped with Mack’s mDRIVE and mDRIVE HD automated manual transmissions. Both features are standard on all Mack mDRIVE and

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Daily Report from World of Concrete: 20 Vegas Fun Facts on a travel day

January 16, 2017 by Corinne Lynds

World of Concrete, taking place in Las Vegas this week is kicked off today with education sessions a plenty. To get the latest schedule on various information and certification programs visit: https://worldofconcrete.com/Attendee/Schedule/Index If you’re still en-route to the show, enjoy these

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Plan Group Inc. achieves COR certification in Ontario

January 16, 2017 by Corinne Lynds

Plan Group believes that protecting the health and safety of its workers at all times is not only the right thing to do but is at the forefront of what the company stands for. Furthermore, the COR program, administered in Ontario

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VIDEO: Castle is 3D printed in concrete

January 12, 2017 by Corinne Lynds

Two years ago, Minnesota native Audrey Rudenko began experimenting with 3D printers. He built one that can print houses. His first project was this concrete castle. Check out the video:

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Open source tool aims to reduce emissions in construction supply chain ​

January 11, 2017 by On-Site Magazine

The Carbon Infrastructure Transformation Tool project (CITT) started from the need to solve two key problems facing the construction industry – the pressing need to reduce GHG emissions, and the highly fragmented nature of supply chains. “In large infrastructure projects

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CCIL estimates testing and inspection of all highway construction could save tax payers $2B over 10 years

January 10, 2017 by Canadian Council of Independent Laboratories

The Canadian Council of Independent Laboratories (CCIL) is urging the Ontario government to restore and strengthen independent oversight of all highway construction projects in the province. CCIL estimates this initiative would reduce provincial expenditures by hundreds of millions of dollars

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EllisDon’s Geoff Smith has taken up blogging: The Problem With Gretzky

January 10, 2017 by Geoff Smith

“There are fifty ways to screw up any decent crime, and if you can think of twenty-five of them, you’re a genius.  And you ain’t no genius.” — Mickey Rourke to William Hurt, in the ’82 film noir classic ‘Body

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Ontario invests in innovative learning facilities for Windsor students

January 10, 2017 by On-Site Magazine

Ontario is investing in renewed and renovated facilities and equipment at St. Clair College’s main campus that will better equip students with the skills they need for the jobs of today and tomorrow. The investment from the province and the

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Canada and Ontario invest in infrastructure at Georgian College

January 10, 2017 by Corinne Lynds

The Government of Canada is investing $10.79 million for a total combined investment of nearly $30 million in Georgian College. The funding was announced by the Honourable Navdeep Bains, Minister of Innovation, Science and Economic Development, and Ann Hoggarth, MPP for

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B.C.’s apprenticeship system is succession planning at its finest

January 9, 2017 by B.C. Government News

With almost one million job openings anticipated between now and 2025, British Columbia wants to encourage employers to sponsor apprentices and help build and expand the province’s skilled workforce to meet this growing labour demand. One way to achieve the

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BLG report: Top 10 legal risks for business in 2017

January 5, 2017 by On-Site Magazine

Borden Ladner Gervais LLP (BLG) has released its annual thought leadership report, forecasting the top 10 legal risks for business in 2017. The firm expanded the report this year to provide deeper insight into the key trends and regulatory changes that

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Scientist probes ways to turn cement’s weakness to strength

January 3, 2017 by Corinne Lynds

Scientists at Rice University are studying atomic-level computer analysis to better understand the internal structure of cement, leading to the ability to make concrete stronger and better able to deform without cracking under stress, according to a report on phys.org. Read

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On-Site’s Top 10 headlines from 2016

January 3, 2017 by Corinne Lynds

2017 Forecast: “Avalanche” of construction to come 2. Top 40 Contractors by revenue 8 innovations in road surface products and techniques Top 40 Contractors: The right stuff Teams shortlisted for Hwy. 427 extension project Aurora begins construction of 800,000-sq.-ft. cannabis

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Ontario Concrete Awards include complex Milton interchange

January 3, 2017 by Canadian Consulting Engineer

Contractors, architects and engineers gathered for the 2016 Ontario Concrete Awards dinner on November 30 to celebrate the success of their joint efforts. The event was held at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre downtown in conjunction with Construct Canada. The awards

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International Concrete Repair Institute announces new Toronto Chapter

January 3, 2017 by On-Site Magazine

The International Concrete Repair Institute (ICRI) has announced the formation of its third chapter in Canada, with the new Toronto chapter open for membership. The Toronto chapter will join members of the British Columbia and Quebec Province chapters in serving