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Saskatoon Civic Operations Centre reaches substantial completion

January 3, 2017 CNW

Construction of the Saskatoon Civic Operations Centre (COC) successfully reached substantial completion on December 31, 2016. The new facility relocates the City of Saskatoon’s Transit Operations and houses the City’s first permanent Snow Management Facility. The facility officially opened its

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Bird selected as preferred proponent for mental health facility in B.C.

January 3, 2017 On-Site Magazine

Fraser Health has selected Bird Design-Build Construction Inc. as the preferred proponent to design and build a new mental health facility and energy centre at Royal Columbian Hospital in New Westminster, B.C.    The 75-bed Mental Health and Substance Use

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Ron Joyce Children’s Health Centre Earns LEED Gold Certification

December 7, 2016 On-Site Magazine

Hamilton Health Sciences has achieved another significant milestone in its path to environmental sustainability, earning LEED Gold Certification for the new Ron Joyce Children’s Health Centre (RJCHC). “The Ron Joyce Children’s Health Centre is a reflection of years of thoughtful,

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Ryerson Student Learning Centre achieves LEED gold status

November 22, 2016 by Corinne Lynds

Ryerson University’s award winning Student Learning Centre (SLC) has achieved LEED Gold status after surpassing the original goal of LEED Silver compliancy. The building encapsulates a number of features that have contributed to LEED Gold status including three green roofs,

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Ledcor uses modern technology to preserve heritage building

October 31, 2016 On-Site Magazine

The Ledcor Group of Companies celebrated the grand opening of Enbridge Centre last month, the first office tower to be constructed in downtown Edmonton’s Financial District in more than 20 years. Ledcor applied several specialized construction methods in order to

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Blackwood Partners earns Canada’s first LEED v4 certification for an existing building

October 27, 2016 The Canada Green Building Council

Canada has its first LEED v4 certified commercial project with  270 Albert Street in Ottawa earning Gold under the LEED for Building Operations and Maintenance: Existing Buildings (LEED O+M: Existing Buildings) rating system. Asset managed by Blackwood Partners Inc. and

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Construction kicks off for Carré Saint-Laurent

October 25, 2016 Ontario Construction Secratariate

This morning marked a momentous occasion as construction kicked off for Carré Saint-Laurent, a mixed-use development that will revitalize the intersection of Montreal’s two traditional main streets, Saint-Laurent and Sainte-Catherine. The new development is located at the heart of the

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Teams prequalified for new Toronto courthouse project

October 12, 2016 On-Site Magazine

Infrastructure Ontario (IO) and the Ministry of the Attorney General (MAG) have announced two prequalified teams to design, build, finance and maintain a new Toronto courthouse. The teams were selected based on criteria identified in the request for qualifications (RFQ)

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York University’s student body secures innovative capital project financing for Student Centre

October 12, 2016 York University Student Centre

The York University Student Centre, a student levy funded organization overseeing the operation of the existing Student Centre building, has successfully secured innovative financing for the construction of a second Student Centre building on York University’s Keele campus. The 126,000-sq.-ft.

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First Woman in Quebec awarded most prestigious title in sustainable construction

October 11, 2016 On-Site Magazine

At the recognition gala of the Greenbuild International Conference in Los Angeles, Josée Lupien – LEED AP BD+C & ID+C – was awarded the status of LEED Fellow. This title is the most prestigious distinction in the sustainable building industry.

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2016 CISC National Steel Design Awards celebrate excellence in steel construction

October 11, 2016 On-Site Magazine

The Canadian Institute of Steel Construction (CISC) announced the winners of the biennial CISC National Steel Design Awards of Excellence in Toronto last week. The Awards were the culmination of a two-year competition that brought together regional winners from across

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

September 21, 2016 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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Request for qualifications issued for West Park Healthcare Centre

September 6, 2016 On-Site Magazine

Infrastructure Ontario (IO) and West Park Healthcare Centre (WPHC) have issued a request for qualifications (RFQ) for a team to design, build, finance and maintain (DBFM) the facility’s hospital development project in Toronto. The development project will see the construction

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Eleven organizations urge national plan for energy-efficient buildings

August 23, 2016 On-Site Magazine

Eleven organizations, including the Royal Architectural Institute of Canada (RAIC), are calling on the federal government to implement a bold national plan for improving the energy efficiency of Canada’s buildings.  They offer 14 recommendations for key policies and programs for

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Contract awarded for Seneca College King Campus expansion

August 8, 2016 On-Site Magazine

Seneca College and Infrastructure Ontario (IO) have awarded a fixed-price contract to EllisDon Corporation to design, build and finance Seneca College’s King Campus Expansion. The contract between EllisDon and Seneca College is for $70.9 million. Payment will be made by

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EllisDon wins Seneca College expansion project

July 19, 2016 On-Site Magazine

Infrastructure Ontario (IO) and Seneca College have selected EllisDon to design, build, and finance their King Campus expansion project. Working with the EllisDon team will also be MJM Architects & Montgomery Sisam Architects Inc. The expansion will enhance the quality of

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Two million dollar sustainable construction competition open

July 12, 2016 by Corinne Lynds

  The LafargeHolcim Awards is the most significant global competition in sustainable design. It seeks leading projects of professionals as well as bold ideas from the next generation that combine sustainable construction solutions with architectural excellence. Organized by the LafargeHolcim

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EllisDon selected for Seneca College’s King Campus Expansion

July 6, 2016 On-Site Magazine

EllisDon has been selected as the preferred proponent to design, build and finance Seneca College’s King Campus Expansion. Infrastructure Ontario (IO) and Seneca selected EllisDon after extensive evaluations following an open, fair and competitive request-for-proposals process that began in August

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Ontario celebrates reopening of Women’s College Hospital

June 13, 2016 On-Site Magazine

Premier Kathleen Wynne helped mark the official reopening of Women’s College Hospital in downtown Toronto on June 10. Ontario has invested nearly $1 billion in the new hospital, which replaces existing, outdated buildings and consolidates most services in a single

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EllisDon launches The Carbon Impact Initiative Action Plan in support of Canada’s international climate change commitments

June 10, 2016 On-Site Magazine

EllisDon has partnered with six of the most influential companies in Canada to develop an industry-led action plan in support of Canada’s international climate change commitments. The Carbon Impact Initiative Action Plan was released on June 15 , 2016. Through this initiative industry