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EllisDon receives slew of LEED certifications

November 9, 2012 Staff Report

EllisDon celebrated six LEED certifications over the past few months. The projects contained a few firsts for EllisDon, including the first LEED Platinum project for the company in Eastern Canada. All projects were certified under CaGBC’s LEED Canada for New

ACCE building in Ottawa, Ont. Photo courtesy of Algonquin College.
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Algonquin construction centre LEEDing Eastern Canada

November 9, 2012 On-Site staff

The Algonquin Centre for Construction Excellence (ACCE) recently obtained LEED Platinum certification from the Canada Green Building Council (CaGBC), the first building to obtain LEED Platinum status in Eastern Canada. The $79-million facility built on Algonquin College’s Woodroffe Campus in

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EllisDon launches Uprising

October 29, 2012 On-Site staff

EllisDon has launched Uprising, a crowdsourcing platform that has the potential to revolutionize construction problem solving. Uprising was created by EllisDon to “push problem-solving beyond the boundaries of any one company and into the collective intelligence of the world’s brightest

Algonquin College held a ribbon-cutting ceremony to mark the opening of its $52-million Robert C. Gillett Student Commons Building. (From left) Deborah Rowan-Legg. former vice-president of student services, Barbara Farber, member of the Algonquin College Board of Governors, Algonquin College president Kent MacDonald, Students' Association president David Corson, past-president Robert C. Gillett and former Students' Association president Jacob Sancartier. Photo courtesy of Algonquin College.
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Algonquin College opens $52M student commons building

October 19, 2012 On-Site staff

Algonquin College held a ribbon-cutting ceremony to mark the opening of the $52-million Robert C. Gillett Student Commons on Oct. 18 at its Woodroffe campus in Ottawa. The facility was designed as a non-academic space for students and features a

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RFQ issued for Toronto public health laboratory

October 12, 2012 On-Site staff

Infrastructure Ontario (IO) has issued a request for qualifications for the construction of Public Health Ontario’s (PHO) Toronto public health laboratory at MaRS Centre Phase 2, located in the city’s Discovery District. The facility will be designed as a flexible

Telus House Toronto at 25 York St. in Toronto. Photo courtesy of Menkes Devleopment Ltd.
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Telus House Toronto earns LEED Platinum

October 10, 2012 On-Site staff

Telus House Toronto continued to build on its collection of awards and certifications with its recent achievement of LEED Platinum certification in the LEED for Existing Buildings (EB): Operations and Maintenance category. The 781,236 sq. ft., downtown commercial building is

Aerial view of the Earth Rangers Centre. Photo courtesy of Earth Rangers.
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Earth Rangers Centre goes platinum

October 3, 2012 On-Site staff

The Earth Rangers have gone from gold to platinum, after being awarded LEED Platinum certification by the Canada Green Building Council (CaGBC), through the LEED for Existing Buildings (EB) green building rating system for its Earth Rangers Centre in Woodbridge, Ont.

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Rediscover concrete this fall

September 28, 2012 On-Site staff

The Cement Association of Canada (CAC) is looking to get members of the construction industry throughout Canada better acquainted with concrete. The CAC will host seminars and meetings titled, Rediscover Concrete in every province where they will discuss the material’s

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RFQ issued for GO Transit maintenance facility P3 project

September 26, 2012 On-Site staff

Infrastructure Ontario (IO) and Metrolinx have released a request for qualifications to design, build, finance and maintain GO Transit’s East Rail Maintenance Facility. The new 600,000-plus sq. ft. facility will provide daily maintenance for upwards of 22 12-car passenger trains.

PCL recently won the Design-Build Institute of America's (DBIA) National Award in the Rehabilitation/Renovation/Restoration category for its work on LEGOLAND Florida. Photo courtesy of PCL Construction Services Inc.
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PCL recognized for working with LEGO

September 21, 2012 On-Site staff

Edmonton-based PCL Construction Services, Inc. was awarded the Design-Build Institute of America’s (DBIA) National Award in the Rehabilitation/Renovation/Restoration category for its work on LEGOLAND Florida, located in Winter Haven, Fla. PCL completed the project in 15 months, working with Morris Architects

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Stuart Olson Dominion wins $147M contract for WCC

September 20, 2012 On-Site staff

Stuart Olson Dominion Construction Ltd., the general contracting segment of The Churchill Corporation, recently announced it has been awarded a design-build contract for the expansion of the Winnipeg Convention Centre (WCC). The $147-million contract will involve expanding the downtown Winnipeg

The "Morph My City" Challenge 2040 Prize was awarded to the Rosemont Innovation and Revitalization entry, submitted by: Mitchell Reardon, Sebastien Goethals, Daly Brown and Atsushi Hagihara. (From left) Mitchell Reardon, and John Longbottom, national program executive, Smarter Cities, IBM- 2040 Prize Moderator pose for a photo during the 2012 National Infrastructure Summit, held from Sept. 10 to 12 in Regina. Photo courtesy of City of Regina.
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Morphing cities at the 2012 National Infrastructure Summit

September 14, 2012 Andrew Snook

The top prizes for the Morph My City Challenge (MMCC) were awarded during the 2012 National Infrastructure Summit, held from Sept. 10 to 12 in Regina. The 2040 Prize competition for transforming the Regina neighbourhood of Rosemont, through the use

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Construction for TD Centre Halifax redevelopment underway

September 11, 2012 On-Site staff

On Sept. 10, EllisDon began construction on the TD Centre Halifax development project. It’s designed to transform the building into the city’s largest Class A, LEED Gold (CS) certified, smart building. The redevelopment will double the centre’s current floor space to

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Better bids

August 1, 2012 Jim Barnes

Clarity, accurate risk allocation are keys to effective contracts

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Preparing for Pan-Am

August 1, 2012 Andrew Snook

Getting the Athletes’ Village ready for the Toronto 2015 Pan/Parapan Games

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Advisory panel: Turn Ontario Place into a mixed-use facility

July 26, 2012 Andrew Snook

The final report on the fate of Ontario Place was released today and the message is clear: park it, all year round. Turning Ontario Place into a multi-use site that features waterfront and parkland for the public to enjoy was

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Back on track: LEED Canada certification backlog eliminated

July 13, 2012 Andrew Snook

The Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Canada’s certification process experienced a significant backlog in 2010, but since that time the CaGBC have implemented a variety of initiatives to get the process back on track. “I’m happy to say

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International Power Canada’s $50M solar project underway in Brockville, Ont.

July 11, 2012 Andrew Snook

Sunnier days may be ahead for Brockville, Ont. residents, courtesy of International Power Canada (IPC). The independent power generation company announced on July 6 that construction began at the Brockville Solar project in the Township of Elizabethtown-Kitley in Leeds County,

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Vale Breaks Ground on Historic $2B Clean AER Project

June 25, 2012 by On-Site Magazine

Joined by Ontario Premier Dalton McGuinty, government cabinet ministers, community leaders, local residents and employees, Vale officially broke ground on its $2-billion “Clean AER Project”, one of the largest single environmental investments in Ontario’s history. The Clean AER Project, where

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Langara recognized as a LEED-er in sustainability

June 20, 2012 by On-Site Magazine

Two “green” building complexes at Langara College were awarded special recognition for sustainability late last week. The Library/Classroom Building and the Students’ Union/Building C complex, both at the College’s main campus, have been awarded LEED Canada Gold Certification by the