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Infrastructure funding given to 5 Nunavut projects

March 16, 2016 On-Site Magazine

Five infrastructure projects have received joint federal funding under Canada’s Small Communities Fund. The projects involve key community infrastructure in the territory, including a new cultural centre in Cape Dorset, repairs for the Cambridge Bay Arena and the Iqaluit Aquatic

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Hilti cut-off saws

March 16, 2016 On-Site Magazine

Hilti’s new hand-held gas-powered cut-off saws DSH 700-X and DSH 900-X now have Easy Start that automatically sets the proper amount of choke for more first-pull starts. Good for cutting concrete slabs, asphalt, sewage pipes, the saws include Hilti’s Cyclone Air

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Ground broken on first Eglinton Crosstown LRT station

March 15, 2016 On-Site Magazine

Construction has begun on Keelesdale Station, the first of 25 stations to be built for the Eglinton Crosstown Light Rail Transit (LRT). The Eglinton Crosstown LRT is the largest public transit project currently under construction in Canada and represents the

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‘Big Box’ store construction remains strong

March 9, 2016 On-Site Magazine

Toronto market one of the strongest in North America

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Skilled labour shortage could stall infrastructure construction

March 9, 2016 On-Site Magazine

A shortage of skilled labour could bring a challenge to delivering infrastructure projects in Ontario, warns the association representing the masonry, block and stone industry. The industry association MasonryWorx says it is happy to see that the Ontario government committed

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Teams shortlisted for Hwy. 427 extension project

March 3, 2016 On-Site Magazine

Three teams have been shortlisted to bid on the 6.6 km extension of Highway 427 north of Toronto, according to an announcement made this morning in Vaughan. Included in the roadwork that will extend the highway north from Highway 7

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Three teams shortlisted for CAMH redevelopment

February 25, 2016 On-Site Magazine

Video: How CAMH will be transformed

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CRH Canada’s Dufferin Aggregates Acton Quarry certified as socially, environmentally responsible

February 23, 2016 On-Site Magazine

The Cornerstone Standard’s Council (CSC) has officially recognized CRH Canada’s Dufferin Aggregates Acton Quarry as the first quarry in the world to receive certification as a supplier of responsibly sourced stone, sand and gravel. “CRH Canada and Dufferin Aggregates are

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Ontario expands infrastructure funding programs

February 23, 2016 On-Site Magazine

Ontario is providing small, rural and northern municipalities with expanded access to predictable, stable, annual funding to build and repair roads, bridges, water and wastewater infrastructure. Premier Kathleen Wynne announced the expansion of the Ontario Community Infrastructure Fund (OCIF) and

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Three teams shortlisted for P3 Finch West LRT bid process

February 22, 2016 On-Site Magazine

Three teams have been shortlisted to bid on Toronto’s Finch West Light Rail Transit (LRT) project, according to a release from Infrastructure Ontario. The teams were selected based on criteria identified in the Request for Qualifications process that began in September,

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Canada needs Infrastructure Bank to support $125B federal program: report

February 18, 2016 On-Site Magazine

A federal infrastructure bank is a viable option to finance, evaluate and deliver the country’s next wave of infrastructure investment as well as giving Canada’s economy a much-needed boost, according to a report released yesterday. “Roads, bridges and water-treatment facilities

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World of Concrete hits 7 year high

February 17, 2016 On-Site Magazine

World of Concrete 2016, which took place in Las Vegas from February 1 to 5, exceeded expectations across the board. This signature event for the concrete industry drew 60,110 registered professionals, up from 55,779 in 2015, and featured more than

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B.C. gets $73M federal gas tax funding for infrastructure

February 17, 2016 On-Site Magazine

Water treatment plants, bridges, roads and recreational centres included

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Tower cranes dance 265 meters over Rottwiel, Germany

February 16, 2016 On-Site Magazine

Two tower cranes are working in very tight quarters 225 meters above the German town of Rottwiel. A Liebherr tower crane was erected on Baden-Württemberg’s tallest building, the elevator test tower in Rottweil, with the aid of a 280 EC-H

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Cement production up 10% year-over-year

February 16, 2016 On-Site Magazine

Cement manufacturers produced 0.82 million tonnes of cement products in December, down 26.1% from November, according to the most recent numbers from Statistics Canada. However the year-over-year numbers for December are up 10.3% over 2014. Shipments of domestic cement decreased 27.1% from November to 0.79 million

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Financial close reached on Edmonton’s $1.8B transit expansion

February 11, 2016 On-Site Magazine

EllisDon part of TransEd P3 consortium

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Excavation begins at Rogers Centre for dirt infield

February 10, 2016 On-Site Magazine

Rogers Centre will have a different look this season, as the Toronto Blue Jays begin installing a traditional dirt infield for the 2016 season. Work began this week and the field will be ready for the start of the regular season

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Time to act: 2016 Infrastructure Report Card

February 9, 2016 Michael Atkinson

Decline in municipal infrastructure threatens our quality of life

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Concrete fix to save Region of Waterloo $365,000

February 9, 2016 Ross Monsour

There is a constant battle in the roadbuilding industry to keep up with growth in traffic volumes. A greater variety of material options, and new techniques are saving municipalities time and money. The concrete industry has long been promoting concrete

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Edmonton’s Walterdale bridge arch hoisted into place: Video

February 8, 2016 Canadian Consulting Engineer

Signature structure to change city skyline