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Ottawa’s newest landmark takes first place for CDBI

October 12, 2012 Submitted by Canadian Construction Association (CCA)

St. John’s, Nfld. – The Canadian Design Build Institute (CDBI) announced today the winners of its 10th Award of Excellence in design-build at the 2012 National Design-Build Conference, held this year from October 11-12 in St. John’s, Nfld. The 2012 Award

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Building permits climb in August

October 5, 2012 On-Site staff

According to a recent Statistics Canada report, construction intentions jumped 7.9 per cent to an overall value of $7.3 billion in the month of August after dropping 2.8 per cent in July. The increase was fuelled by a 25.2-per cent

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Aecon joint venture wins $100M pipeline contract

October 1, 2012 On-Site staff

Aecon Group Inc. and Robert B. Somerville Co. Limited will work together on a contract to work on facilities related to the Cold Lake and Polaris pipelines in Alberta. The $100-million joint venture contract, awarded by Inter Pipeline Fund, will

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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Making the cut in Canada’s demolition industry

October 1, 2012 David Godkin

It’s a moment Ryan Priestly dreads every time he does a job like this. Peering down through the windshield of his high reach excavator, carefully leaning into the controls and inching the collapsed concrete slab below him upward—the sight of

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RFQ issued for GO Transit maintenance facility P3 project

September 26, 2012 On-Site staff

Infrastructure Ontario (IO) and Metrolinx have released a request for qualifications to design, build, finance and maintain GO Transit’s East Rail Maintenance Facility. The new 600,000-plus sq. ft. facility will provide daily maintenance for upwards of 22 12-car passenger trains.

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SNC-Lavalin to work on iron ore project in Chile

September 26, 2012 On-Site staff

SNC-Lavalin has won a contract to provide overall management, detailed engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) services to Compañía Minera del Pacífico S.A. (CAP Minería) for a thickened mine tailings disposal system at the Cerro Negro Norte iron ore project in

PCL recently won the Design-Build Institute of America's (DBIA) National Award in the Rehabilitation/Renovation/Restoration category for its work on LEGOLAND Florida. Photo courtesy of PCL Construction Services Inc.
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PCL recognized for working with LEGO

September 21, 2012 On-Site staff

Edmonton-based PCL Construction Services, Inc. was awarded the Design-Build Institute of America’s (DBIA) National Award in the Rehabilitation/Renovation/Restoration category for its work on LEGOLAND Florida, located in Winter Haven, Fla. PCL completed the project in 15 months, working with Morris Architects

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Building permit values down in July

September 7, 2012 On-Site staff

According to a recent Statistics Canada report, overall construction intentions fell in July 2012, with building permit values down 2.3 per cent from June 2012 to $6.8 billion. The decline was largely fuelled by lower construction intentions in Ontario. Non-residential

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KBR to build phase two of B.C. processing plant

August 27, 2012 On-Site staff

KBR has been awarded a general works contract for phase two construction of a raw gas processing plant in Dawson Creek, B.C. The global engineering, construction and services company’s Canadian subsidiary, KBR Wabi, will perform the construction and related site

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Composite price index for non-residential construction up 0.6 per cent

August 20, 2012 On-Site staff

According to a recent Statistics Canada report, the composite price index for non-residential building construction was up 0.6 per cent in the second quarter of 2012 (Q2 2012), when compared to Q1 2012. The jump was fuelled largely by increased labour

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Building permits down following five-year high

August 7, 2012 On-Site staff

Building permit values fell 2.5 per cent to $6.8 billion in June, after hitting a five-year high in May. The decline was mainly fuelled by decreases in non-residential and residential construction in Alberta and B.C. The value of building permits

Aecon crews working on the Milton replacement Phase 2B, which involves the installation of approximately 1,500 metres of 26-in. steel and 1,500m of 34-in. steel gas main in Milton. Ont. Aecon, in a joint venture, was recently awarded a $600-million contract for the installation of 560 kilometres of underground pipeline running from Edmonton, Alta. to Fort McMurray, Alta. Photo courtesy of Aecon Group Inc.
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Aecon joint venture awarded $600M contract

August 3, 2012 On-Site staff

Aecon Group Inc. recently announced that its Aecon Utilities division won a $600-million contract in a 50/50 joint venture with Robert B. Somerville Co. Ltd. to finish the Cold Lake and Polaris pipeline expansions in Alberta. The contract includes the

The Vale Clean AER Project is designed to reduce sulphur dioxide emissions at Vale's smelter in Sudbury by 70 per cent from current levels, in addition to dust and metals emissions reduced by an additional 35 to 40 per cent. Image courtesy of Vale.
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Aecon awarded $85M contract

August 2, 2012 Andrew Snook

Aecon Group Inc. announced today that it has been awarded an $85 million contract for the site preparation and foundation construction for the Vale Clean Atmospheric Emissions Reduction Project in Sudbury, Ont. The contract includes the construction of reinforced concrete

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August 1, 2012 Andrew Snook

Toronto LRT project’s excess construction soils costs could reach $100 million

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GDP down slightly in construction sector in April

June 29, 2012 Andrew Snook

The gross domestic product (GDP) by industry report from Statistics Canada for April shows the construction sector down 0.1 per cent for the month, following a gain of 0.8 per cent in March. The decline was due to a drop

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Canadian Institute of Steel Construction Announces Winners of the 2012 CISC National Steel Design Awards

June 21, 2012 by On-Site Magazine

The Canadian Institute of Steel Construction (CISC) announced the winners of its biennial National Steel Design Awards competition during its Annual General Meeting & Convention in Ottawa last week. The prestigious CISC National Steel Design Awards are open to architects,

St Marys Cement Inc.'s Bowmanville plant in Bowmanville, Ont. held an official celebration for obtaining the first ISO 50001 certification in North America - a voluntary international standard developed by ISO that offers industrial plants, commercial, institutional and governmental facilities requirements for energy management systems and establishes a framework for managing energy. Photo courtesy of St. Marys Cement Inc.
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Cement plant celebrates first ISO 50001 certification in North America

June 11, 2012 Andrew Snook

St Marys Cement Inc. is enjoying its 100th year in the construction industry this year and took the time to celebrate another historic milestone in the company’s history on June 7. Company executives, local politicians and community leaders, travelled to

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Canadian construction companies top 2011 American equipment export list

February 24, 2012 Andrew Snook

Canadian construction companies were buying American in 2011, according to the Association of Equipment Manufacturers (AEM). The AEM recently released the top-10 countries the U.S. exported construction equipment to in 2011, and Canada topped the list with purchases totalling $7.2

Graham Group Ltd. has announced that its president and CEO Bill Flaig will retire this coming July.
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Graham Group CEO Bill Flaig to retire in July 2012

January 30, 2012 Andrew Snook

Graham Group Ltd. has announced that its president and CEO Bill Flaig will retire this coming July. Flaig has been with Graham Group for 32 years and began his career with the company as a project manager. He was named