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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

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Ottawa’s newest landmark takes first place for CDBI

October 12, 2012 Submitted by Canadian Construction Association (CCA)

St. John’s, Nfld. – The Canadian Design Build Institute (CDBI) announced today the winners of its 10th Award of Excellence in design-build at the 2012 National Design-Build Conference, held this year from October 11-12 in St. John’s, Nfld. The 2012 Award

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RFQ issued for Toronto public health laboratory

October 12, 2012 On-Site staff

Infrastructure Ontario (IO) has issued a request for qualifications for the construction of Public Health Ontario’s (PHO) Toronto public health laboratory at MaRS Centre Phase 2, located in the city’s Discovery District. The facility will be designed as a flexible

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Building permits climb in August

October 5, 2012 On-Site staff

According to a recent Statistics Canada report, construction intentions jumped 7.9 per cent to an overall value of $7.3 billion in the month of August after dropping 2.8 per cent in July. The increase was fuelled by a 25.2-per cent

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VIDEO: Montreal suspends $75M in contracts following corruption allegations

October 4, 2012 On-Site staff

The City of Montreal has suspended approximately $75 million in new infrastructure contracts to allow the provincial government time to make changes to Bill 35, the law that states how public contracts are awarded, according to a recent CBC News

The Deh Cho Bridge will replace the Merv Hardle ferry in the summer months and the Mackenzie River Ice Crossing during the winter. Photo courtesy of the Government of the Northwest Territories.
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Bridge over icy waters

October 1, 2012 Andrew Snook

Crews battle Great White North to build permanent crossing over Mackenzie River

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RFQ issued for GO Transit maintenance facility P3 project

September 26, 2012 On-Site staff

Infrastructure Ontario (IO) and Metrolinx have released a request for qualifications to design, build, finance and maintain GO Transit’s East Rail Maintenance Facility. The new 600,000-plus sq. ft. facility will provide daily maintenance for upwards of 22 12-car passenger trains.

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Supermtal to supply energy producers in Ontario and Alberta

September 25, 2012 On-Site staff

Supermétal has signed contracts for work on two of the four hydroelectric generating stations of the Lower Mattagami River Project, located on the Mattagami River in Ontario; and for work on a synthetic oil producing facility in Alberta. The Lévis,

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Pomerleau acquires Neilson Inc.

September 25, 2012 On-Site staff

Pomerleau Inc. recently expanded its reach in the construction industry, with the purchase of Neilson Inc., a Saint-Nicolas, Que.-based firm that specializes in civil engineering and infrastructure in Quebec and Western Canada, Pomerleau president and CEO Pierre Pomerleau stated that

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IO releases RFP for vendor of record for general contractors

September 17, 2012 On-Site staff

Infrastructure Ontario (IO) recently released a request for proposals (RFP) for its Vendor of Record (VOR) for general contractors for real estate construction projects estimated between $100,000 and $5 million. The VOR is designed to enhance service quality and procurement