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Algonquin College's Algonquin Centre for Construction Excellence (ACCE) was awarded the Canadian Green Building Council's (CaGBC) 2012 Academic Leadership Award at the CaGBC National Conference and Expo, held from June 11 to 13, at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre. Photo courtesy of Algonquin College.
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Algonquin building ACCE’s CaGBC Leadership Awards

June 14, 2012 Andrew Snook

The Algonquin Centre for Construction Excellence opened in late 2011, and it is already building a name for itself in sustainability. Algonquin College’s new home for skilled trades students was awarded the Canadian Green Building Council’s (CaGBC) 2012 Academic Leadership

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Bird Construction Inc. to build meat processing facility for Maple Leaf Foods in Hamilton

June 6, 2012 Andrew Snook

Bird Construction Inc. was recently awarded a contract to construct a new prepared meat processing facility for Maple Leaf Foods in Hamilton, Ont. Construction has already begun on the state-of-the art, 402,000 sq. ft. plant. It is expected to be built

Qualico's head office, located at One Dr. David Friesen Drive in Winnipeg, Man. has been awarded LEED Silver certification.
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Qualico’s headquarters obtains LEED Silver status

June 5, 2012 Andrew Snook

Qualico’s head office building in Winnipeg, Man. has been awarded LEED Silver certification. The real estate development company’s three storey, 65,000 sq. ft. building achieved the silver status for a variety of features, including: energy-efficient windows, a geothermal mechanical system,

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Top 40 Contractors: The right stuff

June 1, 2012 Corinne Lynds

Running a multi-billion dollar contracting business is not for the faint of heart. Financial, technical and even political challenges are business as usual for this select group of individuals; but at the end of the day, it’s a simple concept

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Stepping up to Tier 4

June 1, 2012 David Godkin

We’ve still got time. That seems to be the failsafe view of contractors facing a mandatory shift in Canada to interim Tier 4 emission standards in some new off highway equipment at the end of 2014 and to full Tier

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Golder Associates to lease majority of new LEED Gold building at Broadway Tech Centre

May 10, 2012 Andrew Snook

Golder Associates Ltd. is relocating its Greater Vancouver office to a building with a golden future. The employee-owned engineering, consulting, design and construction services firm recently finalized a lease agreement for three full floors of the British Columbia Investment Management Corporation’s

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Request for RFQs for Providence Care Hospital underway

March 7, 2012 Andrew Snook

The request for qualifications (RFQ) to design, build, finance and maintain the new Providence Care Hospital has been issued by Infrastructure Ontario and Providence Care in Kingston, Ont. The hospital will house Providence Care’s rehabilitation, complex continuing care, specialized geriatrics,

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ecoTECH Energy prepares for site construction of eco-industrial complex in BC

February 23, 2012 On-Site

In preparation for what will be one of the most advanced complexes of its type in North America, ecoTECH Energy Group, Inc.has begun to clear the McBride, B.C. Lamming Mills site for its Aquaponics and Combined Heat and Power (CHP)

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New Edmonton International Airport terminal open for business

February 13, 2012 Andrew Snook

Edmonton International Airport’s (EIA) new terminal expansion for travellers flying to the U.S. officially opened on Feb. 11. The 41,340-sq.-metre terminal expansion was built to accommodate record growth for U.S. travel at the EIA. The terminal was designed and built by

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LEED for Neighbourhood Development 2009 now available to public

January 15, 2012 Andrew Snook

The LEED for Neighbourhood Development 2009 rating system is ready for the public. The Canada Green Building Council (CaGBC) recently finalized the Canadian Compliance Paths for the rating system and has made them available for viewing online. The CaGBC developed

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RBC Centre becomes largest LEED NC certified project in Canada

January 6, 2012 On-Site

Cadillac Fairview Corporation Limited’s RBC Centre has attained LEED Gold Certification, becoming the largest certified LEED for New Construction project in Canada. This award marks a special accomplishment for RBC Centre, a 1.2-million sq. ft. office tower located in downtown