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Alternative financing and procurement recommended to repair Ontario’s bridges

October 17, 2013 STAFF REPORT

A joint study by the Ontario Good Roads Association (OGRA) and the Residential & Civil Construction Alliance of Ontario (RCCAO) recommends exploring Alternative Financing and Procurement (AFP) to maintain Ontario’s bridges and culverts. The County of Wellington Bridge Study analyzed

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Major bridge overhaul in Newfoundland

October 1, 2013 PATRICK CALLAN

Provincial government dishes out handful of tenders to revamp infrastructure

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Acrow supporting Canadian logging

September 25, 2013 STAFF REPORT

Acrow Bridge is supplying AV Group New Brunswick with a 79-m clear span bridge for logging operations.  When installed, the prefabricated modular steel bridge will be the longest clear span vehicular bridge Acrow has ever supplied in Canada. It will

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Government of Canada takes next step in new bridge for the St. Lawrence project

September 19, 2013 Staff Report

The Honourable Denis Lebel, Minister of Infrastructure, Communities and Intergovernmental Affairs, and Minister of the Economic Development Agency for the Regions of Quebec, today announced that the Government of Canada has issued a request for proposals for preparatory studies and

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Structal-Bridges lands five major contracts in Canada and the US

September 4, 2013 Staff Report

Structal-Bridges, a division of Canam Group Inc., has been awarded five contracts totaling nearly to $33 million for the rehabilitation or replacement of highway infrastructures in Canada and the United States. Structal-Bridges will fabricate 1,300 tons of steel components for

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Structal-Bridges lands major contracts in Newfoundland and Labrador and Massachusetts

April 25, 2013 Staff Report

Structal-Bridges, a division of Canam Group Inc., has secured two large contracts totaling close to $60 million for the fabrication of the steel structures that will replace the Sir Ambrose Shea Lift Bridge in Placentia, located in the province of

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St. Lawrence bridge talks progress

February 7, 2013 Staff Report

In the work leading to construction of a new bridge for the St. Lawrence to replace the Champlain Bridge, the federal government continues to work with its partners, including the Government of Québec. The Honorable Denis Lebel, Minister of Transport,

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New Port Mann Bridge opens to public

December 5, 2012 On-Site staff

On Dec. 1, commuters in the Coquitlam, B.C. area began enjoying their drive across eight-lanes of the 10-lane Port Mann Bridge, designed to significantly reduce commute times and accommodate regular transit service across the bridge for the first time in

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