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CarbonCure’s CO2-infused process strengthens concrete

April 19, 2017 Nate Hendley

CarbonCure Technologies of Dartmouth, N.S. is looking to make concrete stronger and greener by infusing it with recycled carbon dioxide (CO2). The concept isn’t new, but CarbonCure’s process is. The company’s patented technology has been used in several recent construction

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Maple Reinders Consortium reaches financial close on Hamilton Biosolids Public-Private Partnership Project

April 5, 2017 by Corinne Lynds

Mississauga, ON – Maple Reinders Group Ltd. announced that the Harbour City Solutions (HCS) consortium – in which it has a 50 per cent interest for design, construction and capital works – has reached financial close and has subsequently been awarded

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Canada Green Building Council supports Federal Government investment in a robust innovation agenda

March 23, 2017 CaGBC

OTTAWA – The Canada Green Building Council (CaGBC) was pleased to see Budget 2017 support a low-carbon innovation agenda. The CaGBC views innovation in green building as key to accelerating the move to a low-carbon economy and meeting Canada’s 2030

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EllisDon set to complete second pilot project under Carbon Impact Initiative

February 23, 2017 On-Site Magazine

On Wednesday March 1, EllisDon will begin redevelopment of the historic kiln building at Evergreen Brick Works. Conversion of the 53,000-square-foot, Building 16, will create a year-round hub for thought leaders and citizen city builders to collaborate in building sustainable

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George Massey Tunnel Replacement project granted Environmental Assessment approval

February 15, 2017 On-Site Magazine

Environment Minister Mary Polak and Community, Sport and Cultural Development Minister Peter Fassbender issued an Environmental Assessment Certificate to the Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure for the George Massey Tunnel Replacement project, which includes: building a new 10-lane, clear span

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Bird Construction Inc. selected as preferred proponent on Hamilton biosolids project

January 31, 2017 Bird Construction Inc.

Bird Construction Inc. announced today that it is part of the Harbour City Solutions consortium selected as the preferred proponent to design, build, finance, operate and maintain, a biosolids management project for the City of Hamilton, Ontario. Bird has a

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CarbonCure named in the 2017 Global Cleantech Top 100

January 25, 2017 On-Site Magazine

CarbonCure’s retrofit technology chemically sequesters waste carbon dioxide during the concrete manufacturing process to make greener and stronger concrete. Halifax’s CarbonCure Technologies, one of the world’s leading CO2-utilization technology providers, has been named in the prestigious 2017 Global Cleantech 100, produced by

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Open source tool aims to reduce emissions in construction supply chain ​

January 11, 2017 On-Site Magazine

The Carbon Infrastructure Transformation Tool project (CITT) started from the need to solve two key problems facing the construction industry – the pressing need to reduce GHG emissions, and the highly fragmented nature of supply chains. “In large infrastructure projects

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2017 Forecast: “Avalanche” of construction to come

December 9, 2016 by Jim Barnes

    The crystal ball for Canadian construction next year was already cloudy before Donald Trump was elected the 45th president of the United States. That one event has thrown a lot of forecasts into the trash bin. It’s difficult

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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