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Request for Qualifications issued for Union Station Enhancement project

February 24, 2017 by On-Site Magazine

Infrastructure Ontario (IO) and Metrolinx have issued a Request for Qualifications (RFQ) for interested parties to design, build and finance the Union Station Enhancement project. The infrastructure upgrades are required to accommodate the planned expansion of GO Transit rail service,

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EllisDon set to complete second pilot project under Carbon Impact Initiative

February 23, 2017 by On-Site Magazine

On Wednesday March 1, EllisDon will begin redevelopment of the historic kiln building at Evergreen Brick Works. Conversion of the 53,000-square-foot, Building 16, will create a year-round hub for thought leaders and citizen city builders to collaborate in building sustainable

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Statement from the Minister of Transportation on improving Ontario road construction

February 21, 2017 by On-Site Magazine

On February 17, Steven Del Duca, Minister of Transportation, issued the following statement: “Ontario is committed to maintaining the safest roads in North America. Since the Auditor General released her report last November, Ministry of Transportation staff have been hard

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Bird Construction to construct new mental health facility and energy centre in B.C.

February 21, 2017 by On-Site Magazine

Bird Construction Inc. executed a contract with Fraser Health through Bird Design-Build Construction Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary, to design and build a new mental health facility and energy centre at Royal Columbian Hospital in New Westminster, B.C. This news

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Highway 1 expansion and upgrades will bring safer and more efficient transportation corridor through B.C.

February 21, 2017 by On-Site Magazine

On February 17, the Honourable Amarjeet Sohi, Minister of Infrastructure and Communities, and B.C. Transportation and Infrastructure Minister Todd Stone, were in Kamloops to announce $469.4 million to expand and upgrade two major sections of the TransCanada Highway. Out of

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Future engineers slide into Winnipeg for the 2017 Great Northern Concrete Toboggan Race

February 21, 2017 by On-Site Magazine

PCL Construction was pleased to once again be the title sponsor of the 2017 Great Northern Concrete Toboggan Race (GNCTR), hosted this year by the University of Manitoba and Red River College’s schools of Engineering at Adrenaline Adventures in Winnipeg.

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BURNCO acquires Bestway Concrete of Colorado

February 17, 2017 by Corinne Lynds

Calgary’s BURNCO Rock Products Ltd. has acquired Bestway Concrete Company, a leading ready mix concrete and aggregate producer in the metro Denver and northern Colorado regions.   “We are extremely pleased that Bestway is joining the BURNCO family” said Michael Powell,

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Request for Proposals issued for Highway 401 rail tunnel

February 17, 2017 by Corinne Lynds

Infrastructure Ontario (IO) and Metrolinx have issued a Request for Proposals (RFP) to three shortlisted teams to design, build, and finance the Highway 401 Rail Tunnel project. Work is required at the Highway 401/409 intersection to accommodate GO Transit expansion

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Partnership launch promotes a safer and more productive workplace for women

February 15, 2017 by Corinne Lynds

In construction, safety is not only a priority but a core value for all workers and employers, because everyone deserves to come home at the end of the workday. This value was reflected at a launch event on February 8,

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Construction starts on new trades centre at TRU

February 15, 2017 by Corinne Lynds

Ground was officially broken February 9 to mark the start of construction for the new $30-million Industrial Training and Technology Centre at Thompson Rivers University (TRU). Kamloops-South-Thompson MLA and Transportation Minister Todd Stone was joined by Cloverdale-Langley City MP John Aldag,

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George Massey Tunnel Replacement project granted Environmental Assessment approval

February 15, 2017 by On-Site Magazine

Environment Minister Mary Polak and Community, Sport and Cultural Development Minister Peter Fassbender issued an Environmental Assessment Certificate to the Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure for the George Massey Tunnel Replacement project, which includes: building a new 10-lane, clear span

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Bird Construction executed a fixed-price contract to construct new mental health facility and energy centre

February 15, 2017 by On-Site Magazine

Bird Construction Inc. has executed a contract with Fraser Health through Bird Design-Build Construction Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary, to design and build a new mental health facility and energy centre at Royal Columbian Hospital in New Westminster, B.C. This

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Consortium selected as preferred proponent to design, build, finance, operate and maintain the Hamilton Biosolids project

February 14, 2017 by On-Site Magazine

Bird Construction Inc. announced late last month that it is part of the Harbour City Solutions consortium selected as the preferred proponent to design, build, finance, operate and maintain, a biosolids management project for the City of Hamilton, Ontario. Bird has

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Governments of Canada and Ontario invest in public transit in Kingston

February 14, 2017 by On-Site Magazine

Mark Gerretsen, Member of Parliament for Kingston and the Islands announced 12 newly approved projects that will benefit Kingston under the Public Transit Infrastructure Fund (PTIF). The federal government is providing up to 50 per cent of funding for these

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Better wastewater treatment in Grand Falls-Windsor to protect Exploits River and support tourism

February 14, 2017 by On-Site Magazine

Modern wastewater infrastructure is integral to the health and wellbeing of our communities. Improvements to the Grand Falls–Windsor Wastewater Treatment Facility will mean cleaner water flows into one of Newfoundland and Labrador’s most cherished bodies of water, the Exploits River,

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The Federal Bridge Corporation commemorates James L. McIntyre

February 14, 2017 by Federal Bridge Corporation Limited

FBCL announced that the new Service Building located on the Canadian plaza at the Sault Ste. Marie International Bridge will be dedicated to the memory of James L. McIntyre. McIntyre was a long-standing Chair of the Sault Ste. Marie Bridge

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Silvio Bot and Robert Taylor inducted into ORBA’s Hall of Fame

February 8, 2017 by On-Site Magazine

Silvio Bot (receiving the award posthumously) and Robert Taylor were inducted into the Ontario Road Building Hall of Fame on Tuesday, February 7, 2017 at ORBA’s 90th Convention and Annual General Meeting. Silvio Bot – Bot Construction Limited Silvio Bot

ORBA is pleased to see that transportation infrastructure continues to be a top priority in the 2015 Ontario budget.
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ORBA releases early tender calls advocacy paper

February 8, 2017 by Ontario Road Builders Association

Over the past several years, early tender calls have been identified as a top priority issue by the Ontario Road Builders’ Association (ORBA). ORBA has worked with its members to release an advocacy paper showing the clear benefits of early

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Maple Reinders Consortium selected as preferred proponent on Hamilton biosolids project

February 8, 2017 by On-Site Magazine

Maple Reinders Group Ltd., today announced that the Harbour City Solutions (HCS) consortium – in which it has a 50 per cent interest for design, construction and capital works – has been selected as the preferred proponent to build the

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Construction Spotlight: Halifax Central Library

February 6, 2017 by Corinne Lynds

THE PROJECT Client – Halifax Regional Municipality Budget – $46 Million Size – 145,000 sq. ft Delivery Model – Construction Management Year Complete – 2014 Market – Culture & Recreation THE STORY The Halifax Central Library is the municipality’s centre