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New Edmonton International Airport terminal open for business

February 13, 2012 Andrew Snook

Edmonton International Airport’s (EIA) new terminal expansion for travellers flying to the U.S. officially opened on Feb. 11. The 41,340-sq.-metre terminal expansion was built to accommodate record growth for U.S. travel at the EIA. The terminal was designed and built by

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CAWIC launches online career centre and mentorship program

February 11, 2012 Andrew Snook

The Canadian Association of Women in Construction (CAWIC) made an announcement on Feb. 10, regarding increased benefits for members. Two of the benefits were an online self-service career centre and a new mentorship program. The self-service career centre offers CAWIC

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PCL partners with Red Cross

February 10, 2012 Andrew Snook

In events held simultaneously in Denver, CO and Edmonton, Alta., the PCL family of companies announced partnerships with the American and Canadian Red Cross on Feb. 9. PCL has offered $600,000 worth of disaster relief services in Canada and the

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Pomerleau wins $38M bid for Westmount Recreation Centre

February 9, 2012 Andrew Snook

Pomerleau Inc. has been awarded a design-build contract from the City of Westmount for the construction of its new recreation centre. The cost of the project is $38 million, with Pomerleau’s design-build contract coming in at a cost of $33.5

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Building permits up 11.1 per cent in December

February 7, 2012 Andrew Snook

Building permit values hit their highest level since June 2007, with municipalities issuing $6.8 billion worth of permits in December, an 11.1-per cent increase from November. According to a recent report by Statistics Canada, the jump in permit values was largely

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RFP stage for aquatics and athletics facility closed

February 7, 2012 Andrew Snook

Ladies and gentlemen, no more bids. Infrastructure Ontario recently announced that the requests for proposalsstage for short-listed building teams to submit bids to design, build and finance a high-performance aquatics and athletics facility for the Toronto 2015 Pan/Parapan American Games

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Saskatchewan’s St. Louis Bridge delayed until 2013

February 3, 2012 Andrew Snook

Completion of the $30-million St. Louis Bridge on Highway 2 that crosses over the Saskatchewan River has been delayed. The Ministry of Highways and Infrastructure of Saskatchewan recently stated the project has suffered a setback due to a delay in

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Wacker Neuson ends contract with Gehl Corporation

February 2, 2012 Andrew Snook

Wacker Neuson has ended its long-standing agreement with the Gehl Corporation. The Menomonee Falls, Wis.-based company recently decided to cease manufacturing Gehl-branded compact excavators and wheel-steer loaders to focus resources and products on further development of the Wacker Neuson brand.

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Golder Associates named a top-10 employer in Canada

February 2, 2012 Andrew Snook

The Financial Post and Mediacorp Canada Inc. have named Golder Associates Ltd. one of the Ten Best Companies To Work For 2012. This marks the second time the employee-owned engineering, consulting, design and construction services firm have made the Financial

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Doosan equipment now available at Bobcat of Whitehorse

February 1, 2012 Andrew Snook

Bobcat of Whitehorse was recently appointed the distributor for Doosan equipment in the Whitehorse, Yukon area. It will distribute Doosan heavy excavators, wheel loaders, wheel excavators and articulated dump trucks from its facility located at 117 Copper Road in Whitehorse.

PCL was awarded one of 10 Outstanding Employer awards from The Learning Partnership for Take Our Kids to Work Day. From left: PCL superintendent Paul Rodrigues, PCL executive vice-president Chris Gower, The Learning Partnership's Maureen Deery, PCL vice-president and district manager Bob Martz, and PCL human resources manager Michelle Arthurs.
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PCL wins Outstanding Employer Award from The Learning Partnership

February 1, 2012 Andrew Snook

The PCL family of companies recently won The Learning Partnership’s Outstanding Employer Awards in the Take Our Kids to Work program. The award is handed out to 10 companies annually across Canada. Grade 9 students who visited PCL took site

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The Globe and Mail building new headquarters in Toronto for 2015

January 31, 2012 Andrew Snook

The Globe and Mail will have a new base of operations in Toronto. The Canadian media giant announced on January 31 its plans to construct a 480,000-sq. ft. building, located at the north-west corner of Front Street and Spadina Avenue.

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

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Local companies awarded first Evergreen Line construction contracts in B.C.

January 28, 2012 Andrew Snook

The first contracts for the Evergreen Line rapid transit line in B.C. have been awarded to two local companies; Langley, B.C.-based Pedre Contractors Ltd. and Surrey, B.C.-based Hans Demolition and Excavating. The two companies were chosen for the first pre-construction

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Canadian contractor wins Case Triple Threat Rodeo

January 25, 2012 On-Site

Case Construction Equipment crowned the champion of its Triple Threat Rodeo series, following an exciting day-long competition among 59 of the United States and Canada’s most talented equipment operators at the 2012 World of Concrete show in Las Vegas. Case

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New group encourages use of recycled aggregates

January 24, 2012 Andrew Snook

Increased use of recycled aggregates is the focus of a new Ontario-based group. Aggregate Recycling Ontario (ARO) recently launched its campaign in an effort to remove large amounts of concrete and asphalt from demolition sites and road construction projects. The

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SNC-Lavalin Nuclear awarded $48M contract for venting systems in Romania

January 24, 2012 Andrew Snook

Montreal-based SNC-Lavalin announced today that it has been awarded a $48 million contract with Societatea Nationala “Nuclearelectrica” (SNN) for the installation of reactor containment filtered venting systems (CFVS) at the Cernavoda Nuclear Power Plant in Romania. Patrick Lamarre, executive vice-president for

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Non-residential building construction down 0.6 per cent in 4Q 2011

January 20, 2012 Andrew Snook

Investment in non-residential building construction decreased 0.6 per cent, to $11 billon, in the fourth quarter of 2011. According to a report by Statistics Canada, the decline in investment was largely due to lower spending in institutional building construction across

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Nanaimo to construct $11.2-million drinking water reservoir

January 19, 2012 Andrew Snook

The residents of Nanaimo, B.C. will have a new drinking water reservoir in 2014. The city is building a 14-million-litre drinking water reservoir that will replace its existing open-air reservoir on Nanaimo Lakes Road. The $11.2-million reservoir will be able

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Structal-Bridges awarded more than $20M in new contracts

January 18, 2012 Andrew Snook

Structal-Bridges, a division of Canam Group Inc., was recently awarded more than $20 million in contracts for work on the replacement for the Memorial Bridge on U.S. 1 and the North Channel Bridge in Cornwall, Ont. The Quebec-based company’s work