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Algonquin College receives CFI Research Award to help contractors, business owners and homeowners

April 16, 2013 Staff Report

The construction process is very complex and its intricacies can cause delays, cost inefficiencies and waste. For example, manual change order systems hinder productivity and increase costs as requests travel up the line of authority to the client, and then

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PPP Canada launches round five of the P3 Canada Fund

April 15, 2013 Staff Report

On April 15, PPP Canada launched the Round Five call for proposals for the P3 Canada Fund. Canada has become a world leader in P3 procurement and the Government of Canada is committed to supporting the further development of the

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City Infrastructure Improvements Underway via Toronto Port Authority’s Airport Pedestrian Tunnel Project

April 12, 2013 Staff Report

Construction is set to start next week on the final two of seven support tunnels on the pedestrian tunnel project at Billy Bishop Toronto City Airport. Part of this construction will include a new City water main and the replacement

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SNC-Lavalin chosen as construction manager for new Shriners Hospitals for Children

April 12, 2013 Staff Report

Shriners Hospitals for Children has officially been signed with SNC-Lavalin, stating that it has been chosen as construction manager for the new hospital project in Montréal. Working closely with Shriners Hospitals for Children, SNC-Lavalin’s responsibilities include the procurement, installation and

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Ajax baseball diamonds to be upgraded for 2015 Pan Am Games

April 4, 2013 Staff Report

The diamonds in Ajax, Ont. will shine a little brighter in the summer of 2015 thanks to upgrades necessary to host the Toronto 2015 Pan Am Games. The major capital upgrades at Ajax Pan Am Ballpark, located at the Audley

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Request for qualifications issued for Joseph Brant Hospital project

April 4, 2013 Staff Report

Infrastructure Ontario and Joseph Brant Hospital have issued a request for qualifications to design, build and finance the hospital’s expansion and modernization project, the first expansion in more than 40 years. The project includes the construction of a new six-storey

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Harper Government awards major construction contract for Port Granby project

April 3, 2013 Staff Report

The Harper Government today announced a $28.8-million contract for construction of a waste water treatment plant at the site of the planned Port Granby long-term, low-level radioactive waste management facility. The contract was awarded to Maple Reinders Engineering and Construction

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VIDEO: New animated video reveals how Elliot Lake mall collapsed

April 2, 2013 CBC

A video has been posted on YouTube showing a forensic engineering explanation of how the Algo Centre mall collapsed in Elliot Lake, Ont., last June. To watch the video, click here. The animated computer-generated video takes you over, around and

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Metrolinx releases short list of proposed investment tools for consultation

April 2, 2013 Staff Report

Metrolinx released a short list of investment tools for consultation that will help decide how transit expansion is funded in the years ahead. Metrolinx is developing an investment strategy to help finance The Big Move and the next wave of

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RES Canada starts construction on Samsung-Pattern Wind Project

April 1, 2013 Staff Report

Renewable Energy Systems Canada Inc. (RES Canada), a leader in the construction of wind and solar projects in Canada,  has started construction on the 270MW South Kent Wind project. Located within the Municipality of Chatham-Kent, Ont., the project is being

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How global warming will impact your business

April 1, 2013 Jim Barnes

“There’s no question that the world’s climate is changing. It doesn’t matter why… It’s going to change, and that means we have to change with it,” says Clive Thurston, president, Ontario General Contractors Association, Mississauga, Ont. Everyone in this industry

"The Ridley Island Industrial Site, at the Port of Prince Rupert, will be ringed by a road, rail and utility corridor that links proposed terminal developments to existing rail and port infrastructure. (CNW Group/Prince Rupert Port Authority)".
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Construction begins on $90M road, rail and utility corridor at Port of Prince Rupert

March 14, 2013 Staff Report

A groundbreaking at the Port of Prince Rupert March 8 marked the start of construction of the port’s $90-million road, rail and utility corridor project, which will support billions in new terminal developments and boost Canada’s trade capacity and exports

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Next stage of tunnel construction underway for the Toronto-York Spadina Subway Extension

March 14, 2013 Staff Report

On March 13, at the site of the future Highway 407 Station, the Honourable Lisa Raitt, Minister of Labour and Member of Parliament for Halton; the Honourable Kathleen Wynne, Premier of Ontario; the Honourable Glen Murray, Ontario Minister of Transportation

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Construction union and contractors call on all political parties to end labour monopolies

February 28, 2013 Staff Report

The Progressive Contractors Association of Canada (PCA) and the Christian Labour Association of Canada (CLAC) are calling on all political parties to work together to pass legislation that would end construction labour monopolies.  PCA and CLAC have met with Kitchener-Conestoga

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Canadian-led partnership celebrates commencement of commercial flight operations

February 21, 2013 Staff Report

Commercial flight operations commenced this week at the state-of-the-art New Quito International Airport in Ecuador. A Canadian-led initiative, the project has significant Canadian contributors including: Aecon as partner of both the construction joint venture and the concessionaire; Canadian Commercial Corporation

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Barriers to Competitiveness report identifies issues the construction industry now faces

February 12, 2013 Staff Report

The Top 10 Barriers to Competitiveness report, released February 12 by the Canadian Chamber of Commerce,  stressed the importance of ongoing infrastructure investment, the need for increased innovation and productivity. The report also ranked the number one issue impacting Canada

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Ontario Construction Secretariat welcomes new leadership at Queen’s Park

February 12, 2013 Staff Report

New Premier Kathleen Wynne is taking over the helm of a province with exciting opportunities in the construction sector, but it is vital that her administration continues to invest in construction and infrastructure, says the Ontario Construction Secretariat (OCS). Ontario

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Steel integrated swimmingly for new Windsor pool

February 7, 2013 EllisDon

The City of Windsor is working against the clock to complete construction of a competitive pool by April, in time for the International Children’s Games on Aug. 14. While massive 42-metre steel trusses will support the pool building’s roof, the

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St. Lawrence bridge talks progress

February 7, 2013 Staff Report

In the work leading to construction of a new bridge for the St. Lawrence to replace the Champlain Bridge, the federal government continues to work with its partners, including the Government of Québec. The Honorable Denis Lebel, Minister of Transport,

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Video: Infrastructure investment drives productivity

February 7, 2013 Canadian Construction Association/Canada West Foundation

The latest research from the Canada West Foundation concludes that Canada’s governments should not hesitate when it comes to maintaining a high level of investment in public infrastructure because it is a key driver of economic productivity. Click here to