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The bigger the project, the bigger the overruns, suggests report on building infrastructure

January 22, 2016 On-Site Magazine

Cost overruns and schedule delays on infrastructure mega projects are common in Canada and around the world, according to a new report funded by the Institute on Municipal Finance & Governance. “Millions of dollars here, months of delay there. International

The Windsor Detroit Bridge project includes a six-lane bridge, providing three Canada-bound lanes and three US-bound lanes over the Detroit River. Two bridge types were considered under the DRIC study - cable stayed and suspension. The bridge will have a clear span of 850 metres/2788 feet across the Detroit River with no piers in the water.
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3 teams shortlisted for Windsor-Detroit Bridge

January 21, 2016 On-Site Magazine

Bidding teams include Aecon, EllisDon, SNC Lavalin

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Feds eye fast infrastructure spend in Alberta: report

January 20, 2016 On-Site Magazine

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has decided to focus initial stimulus efforts in oil-producing Alberta and Saskatchewan, while waiting to assess whether further stimulus is needed nationwide, Bloomberg News reported this week. The government is in talks to quickly allocate $1 billion

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2016 Canadian Infrastructure Report Card demonstrates need for strategic investment

January 19, 2016 On-Site Magazine

The 2016 Canadian Infrastructure Report Card released today, demonstrates the urgent need for sustained strategic infrastructure investment across Canadian municipalities, according to the Canadian Construction Association. The 2016 report card found almost 60 per cent of Canada’s core public infrastructure,

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SNC-Lavalin, Aecon awarded $2.75B reactor rebuild project

January 13, 2016 On-Site Magazine

A joint venture between SNC-Lavalin and the Aecon Group has been awarded the $2.75-billion contract to refurbish and replace components of the four Darlington nuclear reactors. The joint venture has spent the past four years in the definition phase of

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International News: Egypt to build new capital city

January 13, 2016 Canadian Consulting Engineer

Egypt has plans to build a new capital 45 kilometres east of the existing capital Cairo. Announced last March, the ambitious master plans are for a 700-square kilometre city of five million people. It will include a new administrative and

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Cement production drops in November: StatsCan

January 13, 2016 On-Site Magazine

Cement manufacturers produced 1.11 million tonnes of cement products in November, down 12.2 per cent from October, according to the lastest report from StatsCan Domestic shipments of cement fell 15.0 per cent from October to 1.08 million tonnes in November. Including imports, shipments were down 19.9 per cent to 1.10 million tonnes.

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Expansion joint gives way on Nipigon River bridge

January 13, 2016 On-Site Magazine

Broken bolts allowed expansion joint to release: MTO

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North American Precast Concrete Industry issues environmental product declarations

January 12, 2016 by Corinne Lynds

The North American Precast Concrete industry announced the release of Environmental Product Declarations (EPDs) in three key precast concrete product categories today. The EPDs will allow architects, engineers, building owners, and other specifiers to better understand the environmental impacts of

Artist's rendering of the new Shoppes at Galway. Construction to start mid-2016
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New plaza project coming to St. John’s

December 14, 2015 STAFF REPORT

700,000 sq ft of retail space to be built

TOD Quartier project includes $1B worth of ICI and res components
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Green light given $1B TOD Quartier project

December 10, 2015 STAFF REPORT

Includes transit, rec facilities, commercial, residential

Rendering of the built-out Site C project
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Main civil works contract awarded for BC Hydro Site C project

November 25, 2015 STAFF REPORT

Contract worth $1.8 billion

P3 model will save $380M on Regina Bypass project
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P3 model saves Regina Bypass project $380M: Study

November 24, 2015 by On-Site Magazine

Using a P3 model to build the Regina Bypass will save the Saskatchewan government $380 million, according to a new Ernst & Young study released this week. A total investment of $1.88 billion (in today’s dollars) is being made in

Production of cement drops in September, StatsCan reports
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Cement production down in September: StatsCan

November 18, 2015 STAFF REPORT

Canadian cement production was down in September, according to the most recent report from Statistics Canada released this week. Cement manufacturers produced 1.2 million tonnes of cement products in September, down 2.8 per cent from August. On the up-side, shipments of domestic cement

Drop in construction material costs in the structural trades sector has resulted in a drop in ICI building costs
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Materials drive non-res construction costs down, Stats Can reports

November 10, 2015 STAFF REPORT

First quarter-over-quarter drop in 6 years

The Alberta government has included increased funding in its capital budget plan for flood control and mitigation programs
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Alberta government to increase infrastructure spending

November 6, 2015 STAFF REPORT

Budget calls for $34B in new money over five years

Investment in non-residential building construction amounted to $12.9 billion in the third quarter, down 0.5% from the previous quarter, according to Statistics Canada.
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Non-res construction dips in third quarter

October 27, 2015 STAFF REPORT

Commercial, Industrial building sector leads decline

The city of Montreal has released a 3-year, $5.2 billion infrastructure budget plan that includes billions in road improvements
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Montreal releases $5.2 billion infrastructure spending plan

October 21, 2015 STAFF REPORT

Capital budget document outlines projects for three years

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Cement industry applauds impact of the federal election

October 20, 2015 STAFF REPORT

Focus put on sustainable infrastructure by all parties

The Montreal redevelopment project, Technople Angus, has been named the best overall brownfield project for 2015.
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Technople Angus best ‘Brownie’ in Canada for 2015

October 14, 2015 by On-Site Magazine

Canadian Urban Institute hands out brownfield awards during gala event