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Construction unions sign deal to create greater job opportunities for members

June 20, 2012 by On-Site Magazine

Two major unions in the construction industry in Western Canada and Quebec have joined forces to create greater job opportunities for the 27,000 members of the two organizations across Canada. CMAW, which has members working in the four western provinces,

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Keyera Corp. announces construction of South Cheecham Terminal and agreement with Statoil

June 20, 2012 by On-Site Magazine

Keyera Corp. will be proceeding with construction of the Keyera South Cheecham Rail and Truck Terminal (the “Terminal”), located approximately 75 km southeast of Fort McMurray. The Terminal will be a multi-purpose hydrocarbon rail and truck terminal, designed to support

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Support grows for campaign to shut down the Ontario College of Trades

June 20, 2012 by On-Site Magazine

The Ontario Construction Employers Coalition campaign to urge the McGuinty government to shut down its newly formed Ontario College of Trades gained momentum June 19 with four more associations joining the fight. The new campaign members are: •    Conestoga Heavy

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Langara recognized as a LEED-er in sustainability

June 20, 2012 by On-Site Magazine

Two “green” building complexes at Langara College were awarded special recognition for sustainability late last week. The Library/Classroom Building and the Students’ Union/Building C complex, both at the College’s main campus, have been awarded LEED Canada Gold Certification by the

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Rubicon expands into Canada

June 20, 2012 by On-Site Magazine

Rubicon Professional Services, a provider of full-service energy management, consulting, engineering, and construction management for mission-critical facilities, has been awarded Canadian business registration and licensing rights. The company’s successful completion of licensing requirements will enable Rubicon to offer its full

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Golder Associates re-establishes permanent offices in Atlantic Canada

June 20, 2012 by On-Site Magazine

Golder Associates Ltd. has re-established permanent offices in St. John’s and Halifax to better serve its clients throughout Atlantic Canada. A Canadian, employee-owned engineering, consulting, design, and construction services firm, Golder Associates has a history in the region dating back

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CCA applauds $1B bridge-building partnership

June 16, 2012 Andrew Snook

The Government of Canada is building bridges with its neighbours south of the border, an effort applauded by the Canadian Construction Association (CCA). Prime Minister Stephen Harper announced the conclusion of an agreement between Canada and the State of Michigan

Algonquin College's Algonquin Centre for Construction Excellence (ACCE) was awarded the Canadian Green Building Council's (CaGBC) 2012 Academic Leadership Award at the CaGBC National Conference and Expo, held from June 11 to 13, at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre. Photo courtesy of Algonquin College.
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Algonquin building ACCE’s CaGBC Leadership Awards

June 14, 2012 Andrew Snook

The Algonquin Centre for Construction Excellence opened in late 2011, and it is already building a name for itself in sustainability. Algonquin College’s new home for skilled trades students was awarded the Canadian Green Building Council’s (CaGBC) 2012 Academic Leadership

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New construction unions council awaiting final approval

June 13, 2012 Andrew Snook

A new council has been proposed by two Canadian unions to assist in the recruitment of skilled labourers nation-wide in times of shortages.  FTQ-Construction and the Communications, Energy and Paperworkers Union of Canada (CEP) proposed the Canadian Construction Unions Council

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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Construction employment down in May

June 11, 2012 Andrew Snook

According to a recent Statistics Canada report, employment in the construction industry dropped 2.1 per cent (27,000 jobs) in May, while the overall unemployment rate remained steady at 7.3 per cent.  The decline in the construction sector offset similar gains

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Three companies shortlisted for Humber College commons building

June 9, 2012 Andrew Snook

Infrastructure Ontario (IO) recently announced the shortlist of companies for the design, building and financing of Humber College Institute of Technology & Advanced Learning’s new Learning Resource Commons, a facility designed to offer academic support and a variety of other

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PCL launches new client-centered website

June 7, 2012 Andrew Snook

The PCL family of companies recently launched its new website, designed to offer a more user-friendly site with links to social media platforms; an easy-to-use careers section; a broad portfolio with more than 500 detailed project profiles and more. PCL

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Bird Construction Inc. to build meat processing facility for Maple Leaf Foods in Hamilton

June 6, 2012 Andrew Snook

Bird Construction Inc. was recently awarded a contract to construct a new prepared meat processing facility for Maple Leaf Foods in Hamilton, Ont. Construction has already begun on the state-of-the art, 402,000 sq. ft. plant. It is expected to be built

Qualico's head office, located at One Dr. David Friesen Drive in Winnipeg, Man. has been awarded LEED Silver certification.
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Qualico’s headquarters obtains LEED Silver status

June 5, 2012 Andrew Snook

Qualico’s head office building in Winnipeg, Man. has been awarded LEED Silver certification. The real estate development company’s three storey, 65,000 sq. ft. building achieved the silver status for a variety of features, including: energy-efficient windows, a geothermal mechanical system,

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Aecon AGM to be held on June 12 in Calgary

June 5, 2012 On-Site

Aecon Group Inc. has scheduled its annual general meeting to take place on Tuesday, June 12 at 9:30 a.m. (11:30 a.m. EST) in the Imperial Ballroom of the Hyatt Regency Hotel in Calgary, Alta. A live webcast will be available at:http://event.on24.com/r.htm?e=453897&s=1&k=57CE21DCE939CEB52BB6B5850077D66E

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Building permits down 5.2 per cent in April

June 5, 2012 Andrew Snook

According to a recent Statistics Canada report, building permits fell 5.2 per cent to $6.5 billion in April 2012. The drop follows two consecutive monthly increases and was mainly due to lower construction intentions for institutional buildings and multi-family dwellings

Ryerson University students, staff and government officials took part in the official groundbreaking ceremony for the school's new 155,463 sq. ft. Student Learning Centre in downtown Toronto on May 30, 2012. From left: Sheldon Levy, president, Ryerson University; Coun. Kristyn Wong-Tam; Alan Shepard; Julia Hanigsberg; Kevin Flynn, parliamentary secretary and Minister of Training, Colleges and Universities; and Marwa Hamad (Ryerson University students in background).
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Ryerson University staff and students celebrate groundbreaking for $112M Student Learning Centre

June 4, 2012 On-Site staff

Ryerson University students, staff and government officials took part in the official groundbreaking ceremony for the school’s new 155,463 sq. ft. Student Learning Centre in downtown Toronto on May 30, 2012. The $112-million project is expected to be complete by

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New director of Vicwest Inc. appointed

June 1, 2012 Andrew Snook

Neil Manning has been appointed the new director of Vicwest Inc. The Oakville, Ont.-based building construction product manufacturer announced the decision on June 1, 2012. Manning has 40 years of leadership experience in serving infrastructure, construction and gas markets and

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Construction wages up 5 per cent for 12-month average weekly earnings

May 31, 2012 Andrew Snook

Average weekly earnings for workers in the construction sector increased to $888.34, for a 5.0 per cent gain for the 12-month period to March 2012.  According to a recent Statistics Canada report, the boost in average wages was due to