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The "Morph My City" Challenge 2040 Prize was awarded to the Rosemont Innovation and Revitalization entry, submitted by: Mitchell Reardon, Sebastien Goethals, Daly Brown and Atsushi Hagihara. (From left) Mitchell Reardon, and John Longbottom, national program executive, Smarter Cities, IBM- 2040 Prize Moderator pose for a photo during the 2012 National Infrastructure Summit, held from Sept. 10 to 12 in Regina. Photo courtesy of City of Regina.
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Morphing cities at the 2012 National Infrastructure Summit

September 14, 2012 Andrew Snook

The top prizes for the Morph My City Challenge (MMCC) were awarded during the 2012 National Infrastructure Summit, held from Sept. 10 to 12 in Regina. The 2040 Prize competition for transforming the Regina neighbourhood of Rosemont, through the use

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Construction for TD Centre Halifax redevelopment underway

September 11, 2012 On-Site staff

On Sept. 10, EllisDon began construction on the TD Centre Halifax development project. It’s designed to transform the building into the city’s largest Class A, LEED Gold (CS) certified, smart building. The redevelopment will double the centre’s current floor space to

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Bondfield signs $80.5-M contract for Pan/Parapan Games venues

September 11, 2012 On-Site staff

Bondfield Construction Company Limited will build and finance three venues for the Toronto 2015 Pan/Parapan American Games. Infrastructure Ontario announced that the Concord, Ont.-based construction firm has signed an $80.5-million contract to build and finance the Markham Pan Am Centre,

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RFQ issued for new McMaster Children’s Treatment Centre

September 11, 2012 Staff Report

Infrastructure Ontario and Hamilton Health Sciences Corporation have issued a request for qualifications to design, build and finance the new McMaster Children’s Treatment Centre. The state-of-the-art facility will be built on Wellington Street across from the Regional Rehabilitation Centre. The

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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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Ritchie Bros. to host KidSport fundraiser

September 10, 2012 On-Site staff

Olympians and local celebrities will be participating in a sports day challenge during the third annual Corporate Kids Challenge and live charity auction on Sept. 15, hosted by Ritchie Bros. Auctioneers in support of KidSport BC. The B.C.-based industrial auctioneer

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Construction employment down in August

September 10, 2012 On-Site staff

According to a recent Statistics Canada report, employment within the construction sector was down 3.4 per cent, or 44,000 jobs, in the month of August when compared to July. Construction employment over the 12-month period was also down, experiencing a

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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

Minister of National Defence and Regional Minister for Nova Scotia Peter McKay and Nova Scotia Minister of Transportation and Infrastructure Renewal Maurice Smith pose for a photo during the groundbreaking ceremony for Phase 2 of the Highway 104 project, held on Aug. 31 in Antigonish, N.S.  Image: Transport Canada.
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Phase 2 of Highway 104 project underway in Nova Scotia

September 6, 2012 On-Site staff

A groundbreaking ceremony was recently held for the second phase of the Highway 104 project in Antigonish, N.S. The second phase of the project will include: the building of eight kilometers of four-lane, divided highway between Beech Hill Road and

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Terex announces supplier for Newfoundland and Labrador

September 5, 2012 On-Site staff

Terex Construction has named S & S Supply Ltd. as a new distributor for Newfoundland and Labrador. The Mount Pearl, Nfld.- based company will distribute the full line of Terex compact construction equipment; which is comprised of 45 product models,

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Shortlist announced for Kingston hospital

September 4, 2012 On-Site staff

The EllisDon Corporation, PCL Contractors Canada Inc. and Carillion Construction Inc. are all in the running to construct the Providence Care Hospital in Kingston. Infrastructure Ontario recently announced the shortlist of companies in the running for the contract to build

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Bird Construction Inc. announces cancellation of $95M contract

August 31, 2012 On-Site staff

Bird Construction Inc. recently issued a statement saying that the company has been verbally notified that its $95-million contract with Alberta Infrastructure to build the Alberta Public Safety and Law Enforcement Training Centre in Fort Macleod, Alta. has been cancelled. The

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Average weekly earnings up in June

August 30, 2012 On-Site staff

According to a recent Statistics Canada report, average weekly earnings within the construction sector were up 1.1 per cent to $1,145.20 in June, when compared to the previous month. Over the 12-month period from June 2011 to June 2012, average

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Mierau Contractors Ltd. to build new firefighting centre in B.C.

August 30, 2012 On-Site staff

Firefighters in the Village of Valemount, B.C. will be better equipped to battle blazes in the 2013 fire season. Starting this week, Mierau Contractors will begin construction on a $1.2-million firefighting centre, which will replace the Wildfire Management Branch’s current

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How to select a wheel loader

August 28, 2012 Debbie McClung

Five ways to evaluate your next purchase

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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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SNC-Lavalin awarded $135M contract in Saudi Arabia

August 23, 2012 On-Site staff

SNC-Lavalin will be operating and maintaining the King Abdullah Petroleum Studies and Research Center (KAPSARC) in Riyadh, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, for the next decade. The Montreal, Que.-based engineering and construction firm recently announced that it has signed a 10-year

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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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Pure Technologies wins contract in Mexico

August 21, 2012 On-Site staff

Pure Technologies Ltd. recently announced it has been awarded a $2.4-million contract with the Organismo de Cuenca Aguas del Valle de Mexico, Cutzamela, Mexico. The Calgary-based asset management technology and services company will be providing SoundPrint Acoustic Fiber Optic (AFO)

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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