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WorkSafe Bulletin: Best practices for tower crane inspection

September 26, 2016 by Corinne Lynds

A tower crane operator had just finished hoisting formwork from the upper level of a concrete residential high-rise to its first level, and was hoisting the load block while advancing the trolley toward the mast. Without warning, the empty hook,

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Air Canada breaking ground on $90M hangar project today

September 22, 2016 by On-Site Magazine

Air Canada today broke ground on a new $90-million aircraft hangar project at Toronto Pearson Airport that will support the airline’s ongoing expansion of its Toronto global hub. Once complete, the new Hangar 5 building will cover an area equal

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Connecting students with skills training opportunities

September 21, 2016 by Corinne Lynds

Students need to connect with the skills required in our changing world – and two Ministry of Education programs aim to do just that by helping school districts connect kids with opportunities in skilled trades and tech training. Applications are

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Canada and B.C. invest in skilled trades at Thompson Rivers University

September 21, 2016 by On-Site Magazine

Canadians will be better equipped for the well-paying, middle-class jobs of today and tomorrow as a result of a $30-million investment in a new Industrial Training and Technology Centre at Thompson Rivers University. The joint federal-provincial investment was announced by

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Stuart Olson Buildings Group awarded $105M in new contracts

September 21, 2016 by On-Site Magazine

Stuart Olson Inc.’s Buildings Group has been awarded approximately $105 million in new contracts. These awards encompass both public infrastructure and private commercial projects in Western Canada, and includes $40 million of construction work for a large post-secondary institution. The balance

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EllisDon’s Andrew Bowerbank to be recognized for low carbon initiatives at Clean50 Awards

September 21, 2016 by On-Site Magazine

Canada’s Clean50 Awards are announced annually by Delta Management Group and the Clean50 organization to recognize 50 individuals or small teams, from 16 different categories, who have done the most to advance the cause of sustainability and clean capitalism in

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Inauguration of new wastewater treatment facilities in Chelsea

September 21, 2016 by Infrastructure Canada

Families in Chelsea will now benefit from a new sewer line and wastewater treatment system, thanks to joint funding from the governments of Canada and Quebec. These upgrades will improve the quality of life for residents and promote economic growth

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Inquest into the death of construction worker Justin Wilson scheduled for October

September 21, 2016 by On-Site Magazine

David Cameron, regional supervising coroner for North Region, Sudbury Office, announced September 20th that an inquest will be held into the death of Justin Wilson. Wilson, 29, died on June 21, 2013, from injuries received during the course of his

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Manulife announces $100M redevelopment of Manulife Centre in Toronto

September 21, 2016 by On-Site Magazine

On September 20th, Manulife Real Estate announced plans for a $100-million redevelopment of Manulife Centre, its premier mixed use complex in the heart of Toronto’s Yorkville. The project will add 35,000 sq. ft. of new retail space with construction beginning

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The Federal Bridge Corp. announces completion of new CBSA traffic building

September 21, 2016 by Corinne Lynds

On September 20th, the Federal Bridge Corporation Limited (FBCL) announced the completion and opening of the new Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) Traffic Building, which provides modern and expanded facilities for border operations at the Sault Ste. Marie International Bridge.

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Southwest Calgary Ring Road moves forward

September 18, 2016 by Mountain View Partners

The Alberta government signed a 35-year contract with Mountain View Partners to design, build, operate, and partially finance the Southwest Calgary Ring Road. The Design-Build-Finance-Operate (DBFO) contract is worth $1.42 billion in 2016 dollars. The Province will fund 60 per

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Two Ledcor projects awarded silver in VRCA Awards of Excellence

September 14, 2016 by Ledcor

Each year, the Vancouver Regional Construction Association (VRCA) hosts their annual Awards of Excellence. This year, 43 award winners were selected based on innovation, selection of materials, and project management expertise. On October 5th, one Silver winner from each category

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Graham makes Alberta Venture’s V250 List for the ninth consecutive year

September 14, 2016 by On-Site Magazine

For the ninth consecutive year, Graham has been named to Alberta Venture’s V250 list, ranking 29th out of 250 companies, and climbing 15 spots over its number 44 position in 2015. Each September, Alberta Venture ranks the largest companies, reflecting

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Video: Atrio project moves forward with raft slab pour

September 14, 2016 by EllisDon

The Atrio project in Bogota, Colombia reached a construction milestone this summer after it went through a massive raft slab pour. The process took 38 non-stop hours and 24 mixers per hour. The mixed-use commercial development features two towers and

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KPMG report: Construction companies struggle to gain full benefits of technology

September 13, 2016 by KPMG

Despite substantial investments, the construction industry is struggling to gain the full benefits of technologies including advanced data and analytics, mobility, automation and robotics. That’s the key finding from Building a technology advantage – Global Construction Survey 2016, the annual

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PCL Construction celebrates opening of Rogers Place

September 12, 2016 by On-Site Magazine

PCL Construction Management Inc. celebrated the opening of Rogers Place in the heart of downtown Edmonton’s new ICE District. An opening ceremony was held in Ford Hall, the main entrance to Rogers Place, with over 900 guests in attendance. The

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Ontario supporting critical municipal and First Nation infrastructure projects

September 12, 2016 by On-Site Magazine

Ontario and the federal government are investing more than $88 million in 35 municipal and First Nation projects to build and repair critical infrastructure, help create jobs, and spur economic growth across the province through the Small Communities Fund. Patricia A.

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Lafarge completes modernization, reduces environmental footprint

September 12, 2016 by On-Site Magazine

Today, Lafarge Canada Inc. in Exshaw, Alberta, announced the completion of major modernization and environmental upgrades. Physical construction began in 2013, with more than 600 contracted employees on site at construction peak in addition to 160 permanent employees. The team

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OpenLot launches Canada’s largest online equipment rental marketplace

September 12, 2016 by On-Site Magazine

For the first time, construction professionals in the Greater Toronto Region (GTA) can rent construction equipment online from many of the region’s leading equipment rental companies. OpenLot’s online marketplace and smartphone apps make it possible to find, compare and book

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SNC-Lavalin reaches agreement with Commissioner of Canada Elections

September 8, 2016 by On-Site Magazine

SNC-Lavalin has announced that it has reached a compliance agreement with the Commissioner of Canada Elections (the “Commissioner”) in relation with an investigation by the Commissioner regarding the reimbursement, to people associated with the company, of contributions made to federal