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Government of Canada announces pipeline plan that creates jobs and protects the environment

November 30, 2016 by On-Site Magazine

Canada’s Minister of Natural Resources, the Honourable Jim Carr, and Canada’s Minister of Transport, the Honourable Marc Garneau, have announced several important decisions that will create more good, middle-class jobs while protecting environmentally-sensitive areas. Trans Mountain Expansion Project: the Government has

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Ledcor uses modern technology to preserve heritage building

October 31, 2016 On-Site Magazine

The Ledcor Group of Companies celebrated the grand opening of Enbridge Centre last month, the first office tower to be constructed in downtown Edmonton’s Financial District in more than 20 years. Ledcor applied several specialized construction methods in order to

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Portable air compressor gives contractors flexibility

October 19, 2016 by Corinne Lynds

Atlas Copco Construction Equipment’s XATS 900E electric portable air compressor features four preset flow and pressure selections to give contractors versatility, and rental centers greater flexibility in their fleet offering for improved ROI. The compressor features a high-efficiency 160-kilowatt WEG

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New Champlain Bride is construction showpiece

October 14, 2016 Jim Barnes

Canada has been home to a variety of megaprojects in recent years. None will be more visually stunning than the new Champlain Bridge (NCB) in Montreal, which will replace the existing Champlain Bridge in 2018. The existing bridge crosses the

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EllisDon’s Andrew Bowerbank to be recognized for low carbon initiatives at Clean50 Awards

September 21, 2016 On-Site Magazine

Canada’s Clean50 Awards are announced annually by Delta Management Group and the Clean50 organization to recognize 50 individuals or small teams, from 16 different categories, who have done the most to advance the cause of sustainability and clean capitalism in

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Eleven organizations urge national plan for energy-efficient buildings

August 23, 2016 On-Site Magazine

Eleven organizations, including the Royal Architectural Institute of Canada (RAIC), are calling on the federal government to implement a bold national plan for improving the energy efficiency of Canada’s buildings.  They offer 14 recommendations for key policies and programs for

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500 vehicle charging stations to be built across Ontario

July 13, 2016 On-Site Magazine

Ontario is building almost 500 electric vehicle charging stations at more than 250 locations across the province to help reduce greenhouse gas pollution and fight climate change. The province is working with 24 public- and private-sector partners to create a network of public

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Construction of the tallest wood condo tower in North America officially begins

June 15, 2016 On-Site Magazine

A ground-breaking ceremony was held for the Origine green condo project on June 14th. It is set to become the tallest solid wood condo tower in North America. Quebec Premier Philippe Couillard and Quebec City Mayor Régis Labeaume both attended

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EllisDon launches The Carbon Impact Initiative Action Plan in support of Canada’s international climate change commitments

June 10, 2016 On-Site Magazine

EllisDon has partnered with six of the most influential companies in Canada to develop an industry-led action plan in support of Canada’s international climate change commitments. The Carbon Impact Initiative Action Plan was released on June 15 , 2016. Through this initiative industry

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Construction begins at Port Ryerse Wind Farm

June 10, 2016 On-Site Magazine

Construction of the Port Ryerse Wind Farm, developed by Boralex Inc., will begin June 13 and will last about five months. Located east of the hamlet of Port Ryerse in Norfolk County, Ontario, this project will have four turbines, with

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Ontario Power Generation investing $60M to refurbish Niagara reservoir

June 6, 2016 Ontario Power Generation

Construction is underway to refurbish Ontario Power Generation’s (OPG) reservoir at the Sir Adam Beck Pump Generating Station (PGS). The facility, which is the largest in Canada, can hold the equivalent of the water from 8,000 Olympic-sized swimming pools. It

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CaGBC announces agreement with Urban Green to deliver Green Professional Building Skills Training across Canada

May 26, 2016 On-Site Magazine

In order to meet growing demand for skilled workers in the green building field, today the Canada Green Building Council (CaGBC) and Urban Green Council (the New York Chapter of the U.S. Green Building Council) have announced a strategic partnership

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AECOM, CH2M Hill and HMM win big at Ontario Consulting Engineering Awards

April 22, 2016 On-Site Magazine

TORONTO – Consulting Engineers of Ontario (CEO) hosted the 2016 Ontario Consulting Engineering Awards Gala April 16 at the International Centre. CEO presented awards to 14 engineering firms whose projects contributed to improving Ontario’s social, economic and environmental well-being. The premier award of

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Interior Health and EllisDon finalize contract for Penticton’s patient care tower

April 11, 2016 Partnerships, B.C.

Interior Health and EllisDon Infrastructure finalized the contract for a new patient care tower and parkade at Penticton Regional Hospital (PRH) on April 7. Following the selection of EllisDon Infrastructure as Interior Health’s preferred proponent (announced January 20) teams from

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$330M law suit filed over McGill University Health Centre P3 contract

April 1, 2016 On-Site Magazine

McGill Healthcare Infrastructure Group (MHIG), a partnership composed of SNC-Lavalin (TSX: SNC) and Innisfree has filed a $330 million law suit against the McGill University Health Centre (MUHC) and the Government of Quebec over the P3 deal to build and operate the hospital’s Glen

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Walsh Canada part of team building Etobicoke hospital expansion

March 29, 2016 On-Site Magazine

Etobicoke Healthcare Partnership is the preferred proponent to design, build, finance and maintain the new Etobicoke General Hospital Phase 1 Patient Tower Project under an AFP model Infrastructure Ontario (IO) and William Osler Health System (Osler) selected Etobicoke Healthcare Partnership

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Why Canada leads in green building

March 18, 2016 Jim Barnes

Since the Canadian Green Building Council began operating in 2002 as an offshoot of the US Green Building Council, the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design program (LEED) has led Canada to a prominent position internationally in environmental construction. We

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The 3 Rs of aggregate recycling

March 18, 2016 by Corinne Lynds

Efforts to launch a certification program for aggregate recycling facilities in Ontario stalled last month when partner associations and producers raised concerns at the 11th hour. Aggregate Recycling Ontario (ARO) has spent the last year and a half implementing a

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Software: Green construction – Mastering the art of keeping track

March 18, 2016 Jacob Stoller

Whether a project is a high-profile green office tower or a cost-efficient single family dwelling, environmental is gradually becoming the norm. While contractors own only a segment of the environmental pie, their ability to deliver on eco-friendly projects is becoming

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New National Energy Code for buildings

March 15, 2016 On-Site Magazine

New buildings in Canada will become more energy efficient with the introduction of some 90 changes to the National Energy Code of Canada for Buildings 2015. “As Canada’s go-to research and technology organization, the National Research Council is providing Canadians