On-Site Magazine

Green Construction

June 10, 2019  

It’s not easy going green: For contractors, embracing the sustainable building ‘paradigm shift’ isn’t optional

With exposed concrete on all sides and piping from

February 18, 2019  

Assessing the future: Job site robotics are quickly gaining ground

In the 1959 sci-fi novel Starship Troopers, Robert Heinlein

February 8, 2019  

Green buildings must do more to fix our ‘climate emergency’

This article was originally published on The Conversation, an

January 11, 2019  

Feds fund country’s first geothermal electricity plant; $51.3M project will create 100 construction jobs

REGINA—Thousands of small-scale geothermal boreholes have been drilled across

January 2, 2019  

Construction industry embraces unlikely source of growth: shifting work off the job site

Modular building comes into its own as timeline and labour issues squeeze builders

November 23, 2018  

B.C. earmarks $1.1B to retrofit its stock of social housing

VICTORIA—British Columbia has set aside $1.1 billion over the

November 16, 2018  

Green light for $40M wind power project in remote Inuvik, N.W.T.

INUVIK, N.W.T.—A wind turbine project worth tens of millions

October 31, 2018  

Contractors complete 70-metre high foundation for B.C.’s Site C hydro project

VANCOUVER—The foundation for Site C hydroelectric project has been

August 15, 2018  

Construction of first Canadian pumped hydro station built since 1950s planned for next year

CALGARY—A hydro power storage project proposed at the site

August 9, 2018  

Starting small: Hybrid and electric equipment looks to earn its place

A new breed of compact equipment is starting to

July 24, 2018  

Construction 2.0: Technology is changing construction, the industry must change with it

The construction industry in Canada is experiencing a transformation.

July 17, 2018  

Unassuming industrial building in Prince George, B.C., earns record for most airtight

PRINCE GEORGE, B.C.—The Wood Innovation Research Lab in Prince

July 4, 2018  

Hyperloop construction awaits political support as Canadian company threatens relocation to Europe

A Canadian hyperloop company is threatening to relocate its

June 22, 2018  

Liberals set hiring, procurement stipulations for federally funded projects

The so-called community benefits program aims to give Indigenous Peoples, veterans and recent immigrants a larger stake in Ottawa’s major infrastructure spending plan

June 14, 2018  

Consortium approved for $140M waterfront redevelopment project in Hamilton, Ont.

HAMILTON, Ont.—The City of Hamilton has approved Waterfront Shores

June 12, 2018  

Tall wood buildings on the rise for Canadian universities

The University of Toronto has unveiled plans to construct

June 11, 2018  

Construction innovation: Shedding the old paradigms

The term “innovation” conjures up images of drones, virtual

June 4, 2018  

Feds to put new transit, water projects through green construction test

OTTAWA—The Trudeau Liberals have laid out the environmental test

April 30, 2018  

CarbonCure, Airgas partner to offer CO2 concrete technology in U.S.

DARTMOUTH—Nova Scotia-based CarbonCure Technologies has partnered with Airgas, an

April 24, 2018  

Waterloo office building earns Canada’s first zero carbon certification

The Cora Group has earned Canada’s first Zero Carbon