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Bird Construction Inc. subsidiary awarded contract with Nalcor Energy

January 11, 2013 On-Site staff

H.J. O’Connell, a St.John’s, Nfld.-based wholly-owned subsidiary of Bird Construction Inc., is part of a consortium that was recently awarded an excavation and civil works contract with Nalcor Energy. The IKC-ONE Earthworks Constructors consortium won a bulk excavation and civil

The facility's current features include a full-size ice surface built to Hockey Canada specifications. Photo courtesy of the Town of Kindersley.
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Saskatchewan government offers up $3.4M for redevelopment project

January 3, 2013 On-Site staff

The Town of Kindersley, Sask. received a multimillion-dollar helping hand for the redevelopment of its Kindersley Exhibition Stadium and Multi-Use Facility. The first phase of the redevelopment project will cost $12 million, with the Province of Saskatchewan offering up $3.4

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Pure Technologies awarded $1.2M contract

January 2, 2013 On-Site staff

Pure Technologies Ltd. has been awarded a contract by the Regional Municipality of York in Ontario for condition assessment and project management services for a water main that provides drinking water to the region. The contract is worth approimxately $1.2

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Chilliwack East Dike to receive more than $2M in upgrades

December 28, 2012 On-Site staff

The Chilliwack East Dike in Chilliwack, B.C. will be receiving $2.34 million worth of upgrades, courtesy of the provincial and federal governments. The upgrades are designed to increase flood protection for more than 40,000 residents living in the flood plain,

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SNC-Lavalin wins contract for U.S. power plant, debooks project in Alberta

December 27, 2012 On-Site staff

SNC-Lavalin, in a joint venture with Skanska, was recently awarded a contract for the Newark Energy Center in New Jersey. The Montreal-based firm will provide engineering, procurement, start-up and commissioning services for the 655-MW, gas-fired combined cycle power plant. Skanska

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Construction underway for $132M York Region transit facility

December 19, 2012 On-Site staff

Politicians at the federal, provincial and municipal levels came out to celebrate the start of construction for a $132 million York Region transit facility being built in Richmond Hill, Ont. The facility will maintain and store York Region Transit/Viva transit

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RFQ issued for St. Michael’s Hospital redevelopment project

December 14, 2012 On-Site staff

A request for qualifications has been issued by Infrastructure Ontario and St. Michael’s Hospital to design, build and finance a new 17-storey patient-care tower at the corner of Queen Street and Victoria Street, as well as renovate approximately 150,000 sq.

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Bird Construction buys Nason Contracting Group

December 13, 2012 On-Site staff

Bird Construction announced it is acquiring Nason Contracting Group Ltd. for $12.8 million, plus $500,000 in closing costs. Nason, a multi-discipline construction company operating throughout Western Canada, has focused on the municipal water and wastewater treatment market for more than

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New Port Mann Bridge opens to public

December 5, 2012 On-Site staff

On Dec. 1, commuters in the Coquitlam, B.C. area began enjoying their drive across eight-lanes of the 10-lane Port Mann Bridge, designed to significantly reduce commute times and accommodate regular transit service across the bridge for the first time in

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buildingSMART alliance to collaborate with Canadian chapter on BIM Standards

November 26, 2012 Institute for BIM in Canada

OTTAWA, November 26, 2012 – In an effort to collaborate on the development of building information modeling (BIM) standards, the National Institute of Building Sciences buildingSMART alliance and buildingSMART Canada, a Council of the Institute for BIM in Canada (IBC),

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IO to modify bundling process and RFQ competitions

November 23, 2012 Andrew Snook

Infrastructure Ontario (IO) and the Construction and Design Alliance of Ontario (CDAO) have developed a framework document that offers guidelines to help protect local segments of the design and construction sector in regard to the bundling process. The document comes

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Twenty-year plan for Canada’s infrastructure

November 20, 2012 On-Site staff

How much time does Canada need to fix its current infrastructure? Twenty years, according to the Federation of Canadian Municipalities (FCM). The FCM recommended that a 20-year plan with “predictable funding” is required to fix the country’s infrastructure. “A long-term

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RCCAO offers alternatives to landfilling soil

November 12, 2012 On-Site staff

According to the Residential and Civil Construction Alliance of Ontario (RCCAO), between 20-25 million cubic metres of excess soil are being excavated annually from construction sites across Ontario. The landfilling of this soil puts more trucks on the road increasing greenhouse gas emissions

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Building permit values down in September

November 6, 2012 On-Site staff

According to a recent Statistics Canada report, total building permit values dropped 13.2 per cent to $6.5 billion in September, after experiencing a 9.5-per cent increase in August. Non-residential sector building permit values fell 30.8 per cent to $2.2 billion

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RFQ issued for Peel Memorial Centre for Integrated Health and Wellness

November 1, 2012 On-Site staff

A request for qualifications has been issued to design, build, finance and maintain the new Peel Memorial Centre for Integrated Health and Wellness in Brampton, Ont. Infrastructure Ontario (IO) and William Osler Health System issued the RFQ for the facility,

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B.C. reaches agreements for highway maintenance through 2018-19

October 23, 2012 On-Site staff

B.C.’s Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure recently reached agreements with the B.C. Road Builders and Heavy Construction Association (BCRB) and the B.C. Government and Service Employees’ Union (BCGEU) for a five-year extension of 27 of the 28 provincial service area

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Non-residential building construction up in Q3 2012

October 22, 2012 On-Site staff

According to a recent Statistics Canada report, investment in non-residential building construction increased 0.6 per cent in the third quarter of 2012 (Q3 2012) to $12.1 billion, when compared to the previous quarter. This marked the third consecutive quarterly increase.

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Bridge and shoreline construction law changes proposed

October 18, 2012 On-Site staff

The Government of Canada introduced amendments to the Navigable Waters Protection Act designed to reduce “red tape” for bridge work, a move that is music to the ears of the Canadian Construction Association (CCA). The CCA stated that the amendments

Mott MacDonald's concept design for a new 33,000-seat stadium in Regina.
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Mott MacDonald releases concept for $278M stadium in Regina

October 17, 2012 Staff Report

The City of Regina has released Mott MacDonald’s concept design for a new 33,000-seat stadium in Regina. The consultancy was hired by the City of Regina in June 2012 to provide engineering, architectural and public private partnership advisory services on

Hamilton Pan Am Soccer Stadium.
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TO2015 unveils stadium for host of Pan Am soccer

October 15, 2012 Staff Report

Hamilton’s storied Ivor Wynne Stadium will rise again as a state-of-the-art sport legacy to Steel Town, the sole host of soccer competitions during the upcoming TORONTO 2015 Pan Am Games. The brand new $145.7-million stadium, renamed Hamilton Pan Am Soccer