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ACCE building in Ottawa, Ont. Photo courtesy of Algonquin College.
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Algonquin construction centre LEEDing Eastern Canada

November 9, 2012 On-Site staff

The Algonquin Centre for Construction Excellence (ACCE) recently obtained LEED Platinum certification from the Canada Green Building Council (CaGBC), the first building to obtain LEED Platinum status in Eastern Canada. The $79-million facility built on Algonquin College’s Woodroffe Campus in

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EllisDon launches Uprising

October 29, 2012 On-Site staff

EllisDon has launched Uprising, a crowdsourcing platform that has the potential to revolutionize construction problem solving. Uprising was created by EllisDon to “push problem-solving beyond the boundaries of any one company and into the collective intelligence of the world’s brightest

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Making the cut in Canada’s demolition industry

October 1, 2012 David Godkin

It’s a moment Ryan Priestly dreads every time he does a job like this. Peering down through the windshield of his high reach excavator, carefully leaning into the controls and inching the collapsed concrete slab below him upward—the sight of

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SNC-Lavalin to work on iron ore project in Chile

September 26, 2012 On-Site staff

SNC-Lavalin has won a contract to provide overall management, detailed engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) services to Compañía Minera del Pacífico S.A. (CAP Minería) for a thickened mine tailings disposal system at the Cerro Negro Norte iron ore project in

PCL recently won the Design-Build Institute of America's (DBIA) National Award in the Rehabilitation/Renovation/Restoration category for its work on LEGOLAND Florida. Photo courtesy of PCL Construction Services Inc.
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PCL recognized for working with LEGO

September 21, 2012 On-Site staff

Edmonton-based PCL Construction Services, Inc. was awarded the Design-Build Institute of America’s (DBIA) National Award in the Rehabilitation/Renovation/Restoration category for its work on LEGOLAND Florida, located in Winter Haven, Fla. PCL completed the project in 15 months, working with Morris Architects

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Lights, camera, action!

August 1, 2012 Corinne Lynds

If a picture is worth a thousand words, then a video must be worth at least a million. Last month in conjunction with our annual Top Contractors report, we launched On-Site Interviews. This series of short videos will feature one-on-one conversations with Canada’s leading industry

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Taking the LEED in landfill diversion

April 1, 2012 Andrew Snook

As the pressure to reduce waste on the jobsite steadily increases, contractors are turning to sorting and recycling facilities to achieve more sustainable building practices, and help building owners collect LEED points. Also known as construction waste management credits, these LEED

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Canadian construction companies top 2011 American equipment export list

February 24, 2012 Andrew Snook

Canadian construction companies were buying American in 2011, according to the Association of Equipment Manufacturers (AEM). The AEM recently released the top-10 countries the U.S. exported construction equipment to in 2011, and Canada topped the list with purchases totalling $7.2

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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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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