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New projects, outside competition and retirements impact demand for construction workers in Nova Scotia

March 27, 2012 CNW

The recent federal shipbuilding contract and other large non-residential projects are creating new opportunities for Nova Scotia’s construction industry. Industry leaders are taking steps now to deal with new opportunities in some industrial and engineering-related trades, basing their plans on

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New Brunswick construction industry prepares for next decade of building

March 27, 2012 CNW

With careful planning, the New Brunswick construction industry should be able to draw on its own workforce to meet labour requirements for most of the next decade. Construction Looking Forward, 2012 to 2020 Key Highlights for New Brunswick says the

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Strong employment opportunities for construction workers in Newfoundland and Labrador

March 27, 2012 CNW

The construction workforce in Newfoundland and Labrador will swell over the next several years as major resource projects get underway. Major projects in electric utilities, mining and offshore oil will be the key drivers of non-residential construction employment. Between 2012

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SNC-Lavalin signs $133-million contract with Petroleos de Venezuela S.A.

March 21, 2012 On-Site Magazine

Montreal, Que.-based SNC-Lavalin recently signed a $133-million project management contract with Petroleos de Venezuela S.A. (PDVSA) for the Delta Caribe Oriental Project, located in the Sucre State in northeastern Venezuela. The project is comprised of four offshore gas fields; Dragon, Patao, Mejillones and Rio

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Volvo Construction Equipment forms alliance with Carlson Paving Products

March 21, 2012 Andrew Snook

Volvo Construction Equipment and Carlson Paving Products have entered into an agreement that will increase the number of screed options available for Volvo pavers. Carlson will update the design to the Wedge-Lock screed in addition to offering manufacturing and field

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CDAO fears cuts to infrastructure funding in upcoming budget

March 20, 2012 Andrew Snook

The Construction and Design Alliance of Ontario (CDAO) recently voiced concerns over comments from Minister of Finance Dwight Duncan stemming from questions regarding the Ontario Liberal government’s budget, set to be tabled on March 27, 2012. Duncan had told reporters

The World of Asphalt Show & Conference and AGG1 Aggregates Forum & Expo both took place from March 13 to 15 at the Charlotte Convention Center in Charlotte, N.C.
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Record numbers at World of Asphalt and AGG1 2012

March 16, 2012 Andrew Snook

Two tradeshows recently teamed up and paved their way to record numbers for attendee registrations, exhibit space, exhibitors and education session tickets sold. The World of Asphalt Show & Conference and AGG1 Aggregates Forum & Expo both took place from

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And the CCA awards go to…

March 15, 2012 Corinne Lynds

Recipients of the Canadian Construction Association’s National Awards Program were recognized at the 94th annual conference in Savannah, GA. The awards program recognizes outstanding individuals, associations and firms that represent the Canadian construction industry. The following awards were presented at

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CSC expects strong growth for Manitoba over next decade

March 14, 2012 Andrew Snook

A recent report by the Construction Sector Council (CSC) states that the Province of Manitoba is currently entering a second decade of strong expansion. The report, titled Construction Looking Forward, 2012 to 2020 Key Highlights for Manitoba, shows construction continuing

Eve Adams, the MP for Mississauga-Brampton South and Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Veterans Affairs,  announces that the Government of Canada will fund $37.5 million of the estimated $77-million  Johnson Street Bridge project in Victoria, B.C. on March 3.
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Feds offer up $37.5 million in funding for new bridge in Victoria, B.C.

March 14, 2012 Andrew Snook

The City of Victoria will get a replacement for its Johnson Street Bridge; largely due to $37.5 million in funding to be received from the Government of Canada. The expected cost of the project is approximately $77 million, with the City of

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What’s keeping EllisDon CEO Geoff Smith up at night?

March 13, 2012 Corinne Lynds

Part of a discussion panel at the 94th annual Canadian Construction Association conference in Savannah, Ga., Geoff Smith CEO of EllisDon identified several key issues that are scaring the sh– out of him!

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Cornwall opens bids for Secondary Wastewater Treatment Plant Project

March 12, 2012 Andrew Snook

The City of Cornwall opened the bids it received for the Secondary Wastewater Treatment Plant Project on March 8. City staff stated they were happy that the five bids they received were below the project’s estimated costs. Norm Levac, general

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CCA 2012 annual conference: What you missed today

March 12, 2012 Corinne Lynds

CBC’s chief correspondent Peter Mansbridge kicked off the Canadian Construction Association’s annual conference in Savannah, Ga. today. His keynote address told tales of the people he has met around the world, how they overcame challenges and what exactly it means

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B.C.’s construction labour demands require mobility and training

March 9, 2012 Andrew Snook

The construction industry’s skilled workforce in B.C. may be migrating north to meet labour demands in the near future. A recent study by the Construction Sector Council (CSC) titled, Construction Looking Forward, 2012 to 2020 Key Highlights for British Columbia,

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Request for RFQs for Providence Care Hospital underway

March 7, 2012 Andrew Snook

The request for qualifications (RFQ) to design, build, finance and maintain the new Providence Care Hospital has been issued by Infrastructure Ontario and Providence Care in Kingston, Ont. The hospital will house Providence Care’s rehabilitation, complex continuing care, specialized geriatrics,

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Strongco expanding in Alberta

March 6, 2012 Andrew Snook

Strongco Corporation will be expanding its presence in northern Alberta. The company is planning on building a new branch in Fort McMurray, Alta. It has already entered into a contract to buy six acres of land in the city. Strongco

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KPMG Global Construction Survey: P3s most likely to focus on energy and transportation

March 5, 2012 Andrew Snook

The KPMG Global Construction Survey report for 2012 titled, The great global infrastructure opportunity, is now available online. The 44-page report surveyed 161 engineering and construction companies with revenues ranging from US$250 million to more than US$5 billion. A few

Jason Kenney gave a keynote speech at the National Metropolis Conference on Thursday, March 1, in Toronto, Ont. where he spoke about proposed reforms to speed up the processing of people looking to immigrate to Canada as skilled workers.
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CCA supports Kenney’s proposed immigration reforms to address labour shortages

March 2, 2012 Andrew Snook

Minister of Citizenship and Immigration Canada Jason Kenney gave a keynote speech addressing labour shortages that hit the nail on the head for the Canadian Construction Association (CCA). While giving his keynote address to the National Metropolis Conference in Toronto,

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SNC-Lavalin and Aecon awarded $600M contract at Darlington Generating Station

March 2, 2012 Andrew Snook

SNC-Lavalin Group Inc. and Aecon Group Inc. have roughly 600 million reasons to be happy about their recent joint venture for work on the Darlington Generating Station. The Ontario Power Generation (OPG) awarded the two companies a contract valued at

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John Deere teams up with Topcon

March 1, 2012 Andrew Snook

John Deere’s Construction & Forestry division announced it has formed an alliance with Topcon Positioning Systems. The deal will allow John Deere to sell, support and factory-install Topcon’s 3D-MC2 grade control solutions on its dozers and motor graders. John Deere