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Holcim Foundation global award winners named

June 2, 2015 STAFF REPORT

Colombian, Sri Lankan, American projects win

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Top Contractors Evolve, Adapt

June 1, 2015 JIM BARNES

It is interesting to compare the Top Contractors list of 25 years ago with the one in this issue. There have been changes, but a surprising number of the companies that were on the list then still dominate it. It

The Site C Clean Energy Project is a third dam, reservoir and hydroelectric generating station on the Peace River, approximately 7 km southwest of Fort St. John in northeast B.C.
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Chetwynd contractor awarded BC Hydro Site C south bank clearing contract

May 14, 2015 STAFF REPORT

BC Hydro awarded a contract for clearing the south bank of the Site C dam construction area to Paul Paquette and Son’s Contracting Ltd. The Site C clearing work on the south bank is required to prepare the dam site

As the first tall wood building in Canada built beyond current building codes, WIDC is a demonstration project for the future of building in wood.
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Two BC projects win Innovation in Architecture award

April 20, 2015 STAFF REPORT

Two British Columbia projects that demonstrate new ways to use wood and steel have garnered the Royal Architectural Institute of Canada (RAIC) Innovation in Architecture award for 2015. The Wood Innovation Design Centre in Prince George is a centre of

This state-of-the-art facility was designed to meet LEED Silver standards with environmentally-friendly, and energy-efficient features.
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Construction complete on new transit facility in York Region

April 17, 2015 STAFF REPORT

A new transit operations, maintenance and storage facility is complete in the Town of Richmond Hill that will support transit in the Greater Toronto and Hamilton Area. The facility has been built to store and maintain York Region Transit/Viva bus rapid transit vehicles, and is

PCL earns distinction for Toronto Pan Am Aquatics Centre project
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PCL’s Toronto Pan Am Aquatics Centre named ‘best of the best’ in Ontario

April 16, 2015 STAFF REPORT

OGCA hands out annual builder awards

Trade contractors have a high dependence on cash flow and right now the money isn't trickling down to pay people who've completed work even when there is no dispute about the work that's been done, says John Blair, NTCCC Director and Executive Director of the Canadian Masonry Contractors Association.
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Trade contractors’ coalition continues lobby for prompt payment legislation

April 15, 2015 STAFF REPORT

NTCCC summit paves the way for increased trade contractor advocacy

Bike lanes will be added to Highway 137 and the Thousand Island Bridge this year as part of a $25M cycleON infrastructure program. The highway connects the northern end of Interstate 81 in New York with Highway 401, via the Canadian span of the Thousand Islands Bridge. The bridge was opened in August 1938.
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Ontario investing $25M in cycling infrastructure

April 7, 2015 STAFF REPORT

CycleON program adds highway bike lanes across Ontario

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Bridges: The ABCs of ABC

April 1, 2015 Jim Barnes

Accelerated bridge construction cuts long term costs

Cement Association of Canada supports Ontario's discussion paper on climate change
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Cement sector applauds Ontario’s climate change paper

March 26, 2015 STAFF REPORT

Government’s plan called refreshing for its pragmatism, inclusiveness and hope

Saskatchewan has committed $5.8 billion over four years to build schools, healthcare facilities, highways, municipal infrastructure and roads and bridges.
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Saskatchewan budget invests $3.3B in infrastructure

March 25, 2015 STAFF REPORT

P3 looked at for power transmission, court, highway, school, hospital, communication network projects

Replacing the 250,000 skilled labour retirees is an ongoing challenge faced by the construction sector. Industry can't afford to let up on recruitment, whether it's attracting young people, workers from other industries, or from outside the country.
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Canada’s construction sector needs to adjust to changing conditions: BuildForce

March 18, 2015 STAFF REPORT

250,000 construction workers will retire over next 10 years

$20M investment includes projects to restore and rehabilitate assets in Fundy National Park and Kouchibouguac National Park.
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Feds provide $20M for New Brunswick parks infrastructure upgrades

March 18, 2015 STAFF REPORT

National parks and national historic sites across New Brunswick will receive $20 million worth of capital work this year. The investment includes projects to restore and rehabilitate assets in Fundy National Park and Kouchibouguac National Park. The projects are part of the $2.8 billion announced by

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Companies shortlisted for Etobicoke General Hospital project

March 10, 2015 STAFF REPORT

Three construction consortium teams have been shortlisted to design, build, finance and maintain the new phase 1 patient tower project at Etobicoke General Hospital in north west Toronto. The three teams will be invited to respond to a request for

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Shortlisted companies to bid on St. Thomas Elgin hospital project

March 10, 2015 STAFF REPORT

Infrastructure Ontario and St. Thomas Elgin General Hospital have released a request for proposals to companies shortlisted to build and finance the hospital’s emergency, ambulatory and mental health redevelopment project. A request for qualifications process that began in August 2014

Pan Am Games athletes' village in Toronto (Photo courtesy of Infrastructure Ontario)
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EllisDon Ledcor PAAV Inc hand over $514M Pan Am Games village

March 3, 2015 STAFF REPORT

The CIBC Pan Am/Parapan Am Athletes’ Village has been turned over to games’ organizers, five months ahead of the hotly anticipated multi-sport event being hosted in the Greater Toronto Area. Built by EllisDon Ledcor PAAV Inc. — part of the

EllisDon will build new Emily Carr campus in Vancouver
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‘Applied Arts Partners’ to build new Emily Carr University campus

February 18, 2015 STAFF REPORT

$123M project built to LEED Gold under Wood First Act

Walmart plans to invest $305M to build and renovate 29 retail stores and distribution centres
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Walmart expansion plans create 3,700 construction jobs

February 11, 2015 STAFF REPORT

$305M investment in 29 retail, distribution centre projects

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Planning work begins on the Toronto East General Hospital tower project

February 10, 2015 STAFF REPORT

Includes 8-storey patient care tower, 3-storey addition, underground parking, existing building renos

Holcim has sold off Canadian assets, including Dufferin Construction and Demix Bton, as part of a $7.3B deal with Irish-based CRH
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Holcim, Lafarge assets sold to Irish-based CRH for $7.3B

February 2, 2015 STAFF REPORT

Dufferin Construction, Demix Bton included in the deal