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Members of the Toronto International Film Festival team pose for a photo after being awarded the Ontario Concrete Award for the Mid to High Rise Residential category on Nov. 28 at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre.
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Concrete champions

November 30, 2012 Andrew Snook

The Ontario Concrete Awards took place on Nov. 28, 2012 at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre during Construct Canada and honoured innovative concrete-related design and construction across the province. Award winners Architectural Merit – Rotman School of Management Expansion Location:

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Twenty-year plan for Canada’s infrastructure

November 20, 2012 On-Site staff

How much time does Canada need to fix its current infrastructure? Twenty years, according to the Federation of Canadian Municipalities (FCM). The FCM recommended that a 20-year plan with “predictable funding” is required to fix the country’s infrastructure. “A long-term

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B.C. reaches agreements for highway maintenance through 2018-19

October 23, 2012 On-Site staff

B.C.’s Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure recently reached agreements with the B.C. Road Builders and Heavy Construction Association (BCRB) and the B.C. Government and Service Employees’ Union (BCGEU) for a five-year extension of 27 of the 28 provincial service area

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Bridge and shoreline construction law changes proposed

October 18, 2012 On-Site staff

The Government of Canada introduced amendments to the Navigable Waters Protection Act designed to reduce “red tape” for bridge work, a move that is music to the ears of the Canadian Construction Association (CCA). The CCA stated that the amendments

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College of Trades releases apprenticeship ratio reviews

October 1, 2012 On-Site staff

The Ontario College of Trades has published its first grouping of apprenticeship ratio review reports. Group A reports looked at journeyperson to apprentice ratios for the following compulsory trades:  Group A – 1: Floor covering installer Group A – 2:

The Deh Cho Bridge will replace the Merv Hardle ferry in the summer months and the Mackenzie River Ice Crossing during the winter. Photo courtesy of the Government of the Northwest Territories.
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Bridge over icy waters

October 1, 2012 Andrew Snook

Crews battle Great White North to build permanent crossing over Mackenzie River

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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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Historic B.C. bridge to be rehabilitated

August 22, 2012 On-Site staff

The Hagwilget Bridge near New Hazelton, B.C. is the recipient of a multi-million dollar rehabilitation contract. The contract for the rehabilitation of the single-lane, steel suspension bridge was awarded to Forbes Industrial Contractors Ltd., based out of Prince George, B.C.

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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

Canada's "Big Hooks"
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Canada’s “Big Hooks”

August 1, 2012 David Godkin

Why crane operators are a breed apart

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CCA applauds $1B bridge-building partnership

June 16, 2012 Andrew Snook

The Government of Canada is building bridges with its neighbours south of the border, an effort applauded by the Canadian Construction Association (CCA). Prime Minister Stephen Harper announced the conclusion of an agreement between Canada and the State of Michigan

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Q1 composite price index for non-residential construction up 1 per cent

May 18, 2012 Andrew Snook

According a recent report by Statistics Canada, the composite price index for non-residential building construction increased one per cent in the first quarter of 2012, when compared to the previous quarter. The increase was largely due to continued strength within

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Bridge linking Port Renfrew, B.C. and Victoria, B.C. to be replaced by October

April 28, 2012 Andrew Snook

The Province of British Columbia will be replacing the Sombrio No. 1 Bridge, an important link between Victoria, B.C. and Port Renfrew, B.C.  The $12.6-million project will involve replacing the 55-year-old, single-lane structure for a two-lane concrete and steel bridge

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B.C. commits to 18 infrastructure improvement projects in northwest

April 25, 2012 Andrew Snook

The Province of British Columbia recently announced it is investing $25.8 million to improve various highways in northwestern B.C. The highway infrastructure funding will be spread across 18 different projects, with the largest one being the resurfacing of approximately 34

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Bot Construction Group wins ORBA Green Leadership and Sustainability Award

April 22, 2012 Andrew Snook

Bot Construction Group has likely made other construction companies within Ontario’s transportation infrastructure industry green with envy. The Oakville, Ont.-based company was recently named the 2012 Ontario Road Builders’ Association (ORBA) Green Leadership and Sustainability Award winner. The award is

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$589M in Manitoba’s 2012 budget committed to roads and bridges

April 18, 2012 Andrew Snook

A 2.5-per-cent hike in gasoline taxes will help fuel a sizeable portion of the Province of Manitoba’s budget this year, committed to renewing and improving roads and bridges across the province. On April 18, Manitoba Premier Greg Selinger announced that

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CDAO has “grave concerns” about Ontario’s infrastructure funding cancellation

February 29, 2012 Andrew Snook

The Construction and Design Alliance of Ontario (CDAO) is disturbed by comments made by Ontario Premier Dalton McGuinty, at the Rural Ontario Municipal Association/Ontario Good Roads Association conference on Monday, Feb. 27. He stated that billions of dollars earmarked for

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B.C. invests $6M in Highway 3 and awards Dawson Creek bridge tender

February 16, 2012 Andrew Snook

The province of B.C. recently announced it would invest $6 million to resurface a section of Highway 3 between Hope and Nicolum Creek Bridge. The project will be completed in two sections; the first part will be a 6.6-km stretch

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Saskatchewan’s St. Louis Bridge delayed until 2013

February 3, 2012 Andrew Snook

Completion of the $30-million St. Louis Bridge on Highway 2 that crosses over the Saskatchewan River has been delayed. The Ministry of Highways and Infrastructure of Saskatchewan recently stated the project has suffered a setback due to a delay in