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EllisDon to build trades facility in Haiti

January 22, 2014 STAFF REPORT

EllisDon’s chief estimator is heading to Haiti to help a Canadian charity build a trades facility that will provide skilled training for local residents. EllisDon’s Jason Walker, along with experts from six related businesses, will be working with Empower Global,

The last of 48 vertical steel columns that will support the glass atrium over the GO Transit train shed roof has been installed.
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Union Station revitalization project makes significant progress

January 21, 2014 STAFF REPORT

A major milestone in Toronto’s Union Station revitalization project has been reached as the last of 48 vertical steel columns that will support the glass atrium over the GO Transit train shed roof was put in place. The revitalization of

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Shortlisted companies invited to bid on Joseph Brant Hospital project

January 17, 2014 STAFF REPORT

Infrastructure Ontario and Joseph Brant Hospital have released a request for proposals for the design, build and finance of the hospital’s redevelopment and expansion project. Following a request for qualifications issued in April 2013, three teams have been shortlisted with

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Conception Bay South Bypass extension officially now open

January 15, 2014 Staff Report

With construction now complete, the Honourable Nick McGrath, Minister of Transportation and Works cut the ribbon and officially opened the Conception Bay South (CBS) Bypass extension. The $25.3-million project spans from Legion Road to Seal Cove representing a total distance of

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Aftermath of Alberta floods

January 15, 2014 MELANIE COLLISON

Hardest hit town of High River still treading water

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Six companies shortlisted for Casey House replacement project

January 6, 2014 STAFF REPORT

Infrastructure Ontario and Casey House have shortlisted half a dozen companies to build and finance Casey House’s replacement project, which will improve care and support services for people living with HIV/AIDS.  Based on a request for qualifications process that began

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Toronto’s largest transit project continues moving forward

January 2, 2014 Staff Report

Metrolinx and Infrastructure Ontario announced Dec. 20 the Eglinton Crosstown LRT Project is one-step closer with the release of a request for proposals to the consortia pre-qualified to deliver the balance of the Crosstown project, an integrated system consisting of

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Progressive Contractors Association of Canada welcomes NEB approval of Northern Gateway Pipeline

December 20, 2013 Progressive Contractors Association of Canada

The Progressive Contractors Association of Canada (PCA) welcomed the announcement by the National Energy Board that it is recommending approval of the Northern Gateway Pipeline. Sean Reid, director (Federal and Ontario), issued the following statement in reaction to the announcement:

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Bird announces $400M in new contract awards

December 20, 2013 Staff Report

Bird Construction Inc. has recently been awarded new contracts totalling approximately $400 million. The projects involve civil and building construction activity to serve the needs of industrial and institutional clients across the country, including a large project to design and

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Contract awarded for Providence Care Hospital Project

December 13, 2013 STAFF REPORT

Integrated Team Solutions have signed a 30-year, $810-million contract to design, build, finance and maintain the new Providence Care Hospital in Kingston, Ont. Services and programs from the St. Mary’s of the Lake Hospital site and the Mental Health Services

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Key exchange takes place at Waypoint Centre for Mental Health Care

December 10, 2013 by On-Site Magazine

Construction of the major portion of the Waypoint Centre for Mental Health Care has been completed and the facility has been turned over to the hospital.  Built on Waypoint’s existing site in Penetanguishene, Ont. (about 150 km north of Toronto),

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Champlain bridge reopens after lengthy delay

December 3, 2013 STAFF REPORT

Click here for a CBC video and story about the Champlain Bridge’s nine-hour delay as a superbeam was installed over the weekend.

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Preparation holds key to success

December 1, 2013 PATRICK CALLAN

Despite harsh northern climate, joint venture constructs award-winning $237M hospital and residential care facility in northern B.C.

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Sustainable construction: building tomorrow’s world

December 1, 2013 Lyse Teasdale

From providing greater resilience in the face of more extreme weather events, to reducing emissions, to new, greener products, the cement and concrete industry is helping redefine the way we think about the construction of our roads, bridges, and buildings.

Multi-Unit Wood Design Award Winner - Woodland Village Stacked Townhomes, London, ON; Architect: Orchard Design Studio Inc. and GB Architect Inc.; Engineer: Strik Baldinelli & Associates Ltd. (CNW Group/Ontario Wood WORKS!)
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Ontario Wood Works! recognizes outstanding wood construction projects

November 27, 2013 STAFF REPORT

A select group of Ontario’s leading architects, engineers and project teams recently received Wood Design Awards at the 13th annual Wood WORKS! celebration. The awards program recognizes people and organizations that are advancing the use of wood in all types

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Champlain Bridge to undergo emergency repairs after major crack discovered

November 22, 2013 STAFF REPORT

A massive support beam will be installed on Montreal’s Champlain Bridge after a significant crack was found on Nov. 12 following regular inspections of the girder reinforcement. Two traffic lanes above the girder have since been closed. The first phase

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CCIL concerned about lack of government oversight in dozens of Ontario construction projects

November 21, 2013 STAFF REPORT

The Canadian Council of Independent Laboratories (CCIL) is urging the Ontario government to require that all public infrastructure projects are independently tested and inspected. Arising from concerns in recent weeks over the Herb Gray Parkway – a $1.4-billion highway project under

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Canadian government supports First Nation infrastructure in Winnipeg

November 20, 2013 STAFF REPORT

The federal government is providing the Long Plain First Nation with $185,400 for economic infrastructure on its urban reserve in Winnipeg, Man. Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development Canada will issue the money through its Community Economic Opportunities Program. The Long

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Five companies invited to bid on Cambridge Memorial Hospital redevelopment project

November 19, 2013 STAFF REPORT

Infrastructure Ontario and Cambridge Memorial Hospital have released a request for proposals to five prequalified companies to build and finance the hospital’s expansion and redevelopment project. The companies deemed to have the construction and financial capacity to take on the

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LANDinc chosen to design Ontario Place urban park, waterfront trail

November 12, 2013 STAFF REPORT

LANDinc has been selected to transform 7.5 acres of the east island at Ontario Place into a vibrant urban park and waterfront trail.  Chosen for their extensive local and international experience in planning and designing large waterfront projects, such as