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Aecon withdraws financial guidance as it weighs impact of slow downs, stoppages tied to coronavirus

April 1, 2020 by David Kennedy

Aecon Group Inc. has withdrawn its financial guidance for 2020 as it evaluates the ramifications of the COVID-19 pandemic on its business. The Canadian contractor joins a long list of Canadian companies to pull their 2020 outlooks — typically used

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On-Site launches 2020 Top Contractors survey: Make sure your company is on the list!

March 31, 2020 by David Kennedy

  The 2020 edition of On-Site’s Top Contractors report is just around the corner. Make sure your company is a part of the definitive report that tracks Canada’s construction industry — from family-owned and regional builders, to contractors that span

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TC Energy to go ahead with construction of US$8B Keystone XL pipeline project

March 31, 2020 Dan Healing, The Canadian Press

CALGARY—A final investment decision March 31, clearing the way for construction of the long-delayed Keystone XL Pipeline, was greeted with relief by an Alberta oilpatch where production has outgrown pipeline capacity. The decision by Calgary-based TC Energy Corp. to go

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Construction crews complete refurbishment of first of four units at Ontario’s Darlington nuclear plant

March 27, 2020 On-Site Staff

Refurbishment work has wrapped up the first of four units at Ontario’s Darlington Nuclear Generating Station. Ontario Power Generation said March 27 that construction crews had completed a rebuild of the plant’s Unit 2 reactor after about three and a

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Podcast: The job site ‘isn’t what it used to be’

March 26, 2020 On-Site Staff

Women are making up a larger percentage of the Canadian construction workforce each year. As companies, governments and industry groups focus on inclusivity, job sites that have been stuck in the past are evolving. On-Site recently sat down with Alexandra

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Construction on Woodfibre LNG project in B.C. delayed a year as virus slows component deliveries

March 25, 2020 The Canadian Press

CALGARY—Construction on the Woodfibre LNG project southwest of Squamish, B.C., on the West Coast has been delayed for a year due in part to affects of the COVID-19 pandemic. Project spokeswoman Rebecca Scott says substantial construction expected to start this

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‘No time for half measures’: Ontario, Quebec order shutdown of non-essential businesses

March 23, 2020 David Kennedy

While both provinces vowed to shut down all but “essential” businesses, exemptions create far different situations for construction in Ontario and Quebec

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Not so subtle words — Women in construction

March 23, 2020 Marie Foley, MRICS

I’ve been a construction finance consultant (quantity surveyor) for nearly 20 years. My career began as a co-op placement student at Helyar & Associates in Toronto with a focus on construction cost and risks for healthcare projects, and 20 years

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Husky Energy pauses construction on West White Rose Project in Newfoundland in response to coronavirus

March 23, 2020 On-Site Staff

Husky Energy is suspending construction on a new offshore platform in response to the COVID-19, or coronavirus, pandemic. The Calgary-based energy firm said March 22 it will start a “systematic and orderly suspension” of construction activities for its West White

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PCL to partner with Eddy Solutions on water damage detection software

March 23, 2020 On-Site Staff

PCL Construction is stepping up its water damage prevention capabilities through a new partnership with Toronto-based Eddy Solutions. Earlier this month, the Canadian contractor said it will merge its in-house Job Site Insights smart construction platform with the water monitoring

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Contractors, governments formulate coronavirus response, but construction sites remain open, for now

March 17, 2020 by David Kennedy

Construction companies have begun implementing crisis response plans focused on keeping staff safe. Some sites have closed or are reducing staff

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Ontario looking for build teams to dig tunnels for two new Toronto transit projects

March 17, 2020 On-Site Staff

Infrastructure Ontario and Metrolinx took a first step toward construction earlier this month on both the Scarborough Subway Extension and Eglinton Crosstown West Extension. Two new Toronto transit tunnels — together, more than a dozen kilometres long — are needed

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List of construction events cancelled or postponed due to coronavirus

March 17, 2020 On-Site Staff

Governments have responded to the pandemic by severely limiting the size of gatherings and encouraging Canadians to work from home

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Grocery chain Metro to invest $420M to build new high-tech distribution centre outside Montreal

March 16, 2020 On-Site Staff

Ontario and Quebec grocery chain Metro Inc. has set aside $420 million to put toward construction of a new distribution centre on the outskirts of Montreal, as well as an expansion to an existing facility in Laval, Que. The company

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Coronavirus and its impact on Canadian construction

March 14, 2020 On-Site Staff

COVID-19, or coronavirus, was first identified in Wuhan, China late last year. The virus has since spread around the globe, with the World Health Organization officially declaring it a pandemic March 11. Governments across Canada have taken extreme steps to

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Alberta’s Jaus Neigum wins Cat’s Global Operator Challenge, earning title of world’s best

March 11, 2020 by David Kennedy

After a year of hard-fought competitions around the world, Caterpillar Inc. has crowned the winner of its inaugural Global Operator Challenge. Nine equipment operators from North and South America, Europe and Asia stepped into the dirt March 10 to face

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New shareholder agreement will see EllisDon employees take full control of contractor

March 10, 2020 On-Site Staff

EllisDon will soon be entirely employee-owned. In a move designed to protect company growth, the big-name Canadian contractor said March 2 it’s reached a deal that will see 100 per cent of the company’s equity transferred to its employees. Up

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Four construction teams shortlisted for next stage of Toronto’s Union Station expansion

March 9, 2020 by David Kennedy

Part of GO Transit’s push to increase capacity and run trains more frequently, the job includes construction of a new platform and concourse at the south end of the station

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Work on new $60.7M transmission line to link Manitoba, Saskatchewan grids to start this summer

March 6, 2020 On-Site Staff

A major new transmission line designed to transfer up to 215 megawatts of electricity from Manitoba’s power grid to neighbouring Saskatchewan’s is set to get underway this summer. The federal government announced $18.7 million in funding for the 230-kilovolt transmission

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EllisDon reaches substantial completion on new Ontario hospital just north of Guelph

March 5, 2020 On-Site Staff

A new hospital in Ontario’s Wellington County is set to open in late spring or early summer as the construction team hands over the keys to the new 152,000 sq. ft. facility to the province. Infrastructure Ontario (IO) and Groves