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The National Research Council of Canada is looking for construction experts to review building and fire codes.
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National Research Council looking for construction experts

February 13, 2015 STAFF REPORT

Building, Fire Code review

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

The billion dollar Hwy 407 eastward expansion in Ontario is in the home stretch
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Highway 407 Drives East

February 1, 2015 Jim Barnes

Billion-dollar Phase 1 extension will be complete this year

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Asphalt mixes made easy

February 1, 2015 Patrick Callan

The Ontario Hot Mix Producers Association (OHMPA) liaison committee has created a spreadsheet to simplify measur­ing asphalt mixes to ensure they meet Ontario Provincial Standard Specification (OPSS) 310. The OHMPA says current testing processes can be cumbersome and result in

Preferred bidder selected for phase 2 of Highway 407's east expansion
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Hwy 407 expansion contract awarded to Holcim, Cintra, Dufferin

January 21, 2015 STAFF REPORT

Blackbird Infrastructure Group will design, build, finance and maintain the Highway 407 East Phase 2 project, Infrastructure Ontario announced this morning. The Blackbird Infrastructure Group has been selected as the preferred bidder and final financial details are still to be

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Aecon rebrands South Rock division

January 20, 2015 STAFF REPORT

Aecon Group Inc has formally rebranded South Rock Ltd, which will now be known as Aecon Transportation West (ATW). The rebranding follows Aecon’s purchase of South Rock five years ago. At the time, the acquisition enhanced Aecon’s ability to deliver

Non-Residential building permit volume dropped across Canada in November, Statistics Canada reports
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Non-res building permit volumes drop in November: StatsCan

January 12, 2015 STAFF REPORT

Double digit monthly decreases in all ICI sectors

Rendering of the built-out Site C project
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British Columbia approves $8.3B Site C hydro development

January 2, 2015 STAFF REPORT

The final green light has been given to the $8.335 billion Site C Clean Energy Project in northern British Columbia. The Site C Clean Energy Project is a third dam, reservoir and hydroelectric generating station on the Peace River, approximately

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OHMPA’s 2014 fall asphalt seminar award winners

December 17, 2014 STAFF REPORT

The Ontario Hot Mix Producers Association (OHMPA) recently held the 40th anniversary edition of its annual Fall Asphalt Seminar in Niagara Falls, Ont. Road-building and asphalt industry leaders gave presentations on cutting-edge research and innovation to more than 400 seminar

The tanker MV Thalassa Desgagnes recently transported 7,500 tons of bulk liquid asphalt from Montreal to the Port of Hamilton.
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7,500 tons of bulk liquid asphalt arrives at Port of Hamilton

September 4, 2014 STAFF REPORT

Yellowline Asphalt Products Ltd. recently welcomed the terminal’s first vessel, which was carrying 7,500 tons of bulk liquid asphalt. The asphalt will be used for road construction projects throughout Ontario. The vessel load is the equivalent to about 100 rail

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OHMPA hands out Trillium Awards at Fall Asphalt Seminar

January 6, 2014 STAFF REPORT

The Ontario Hot Mix Producers Association (OHMPA) recognized nine asphalt plants with Trillium Awards, and recertified four others, at its 22nd annual Fall Asphalt Seminar in December 2013. Aecon Construction & Materials (Brampton, Goderich and Orangeville plants), G. Tackaberry &

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Ready Mixed Concrete Association of Ontario to launch new pavement design assistance program

November 27, 2013 STAFF REPORT

The Ready Mixed Concrete Association of Ontario will unveil its new pavement design assistance program (PDAP) at Concrete Canada, which is taking place from Dec. 4-6 at the Metro Toronto Convention Center in conjunction with Construct Canada. PDAP provides engineers

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The road ahead for foamed asphalt

April 1, 2013 Jim Barnes

Asphalt roadbuilding costs are under pressure and pretty much everyone – from owners to contractors – agrees on the need to get them under control. Foamed asphalt, first developed in the U.S. about 50 years ago, holds potential to keep

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OHMPA names Colin Burpee president for 2013

March 19, 2013 Staff Report

Colin Burpee has been elected president of the Ontario Hot Mix Producers Association (OHMPA). Burpee, general manager at Aecon Construction and Materials Ltd., was handed the ceremonial gavel by former OHMPA president Murray Ritchie during OHMPA’s 39th annual general meeting,

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Petrowest wins $78M contract for completion of Highway 43 twinning

January 16, 2013 On-Site staff

Petrowest Corporation has been awarded a contract for the construction of the final section of the twinning of Highway 43 by Sturgeon Lake Cree Nation. The final section of the twinning runs 19.9 kilometres between Valleyview and Grand Prairie, Alta.

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Pomerleau acquires Neilson Inc.

September 25, 2012 On-Site staff

Pomerleau Inc. recently expanded its reach in the construction industry, with the purchase of Neilson Inc., a Saint-Nicolas, Que.-based firm that specializes in civil engineering and infrastructure in Quebec and Western Canada, Pomerleau president and CEO Pierre Pomerleau stated that

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National report card says Canada’s municipal infrastructure “at risk”

September 11, 2012 Staff Report

Canada’s municipal infrastructure is at risk, with more than half of municipal roads requiring significant repairs and one in four wastewater plants needing major upgrades. This was the key finding of the first-ever Canadian Infrastructure Report Card, a major study

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Lights, camera, action!

August 1, 2012 Corinne Lynds

If a picture is worth a thousand words, then a video must be worth at least a million. Last month in conjunction with our annual Top Contractors report, we launched On-Site Interviews. This series of short videos will feature one-on-one conversations with Canada’s leading industry

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Volvo Construction Equipment forms alliance with Carlson Paving Products

March 21, 2012 Andrew Snook

Volvo Construction Equipment and Carlson Paving Products have entered into an agreement that will increase the number of screed options available for Volvo pavers. Carlson will update the design to the Wedge-Lock screed in addition to offering manufacturing and field

The World of Asphalt Show & Conference and AGG1 Aggregates Forum & Expo both took place from March 13 to 15 at the Charlotte Convention Center in Charlotte, N.C.
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Record numbers at World of Asphalt and AGG1 2012

March 16, 2012 Andrew Snook

Two tradeshows recently teamed up and paved their way to record numbers for attendee registrations, exhibit space, exhibitors and education session tickets sold. The World of Asphalt Show & Conference and AGG1 Aggregates Forum & Expo both took place from