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Royal Victoria Regional Health Centre finishes new addition

May 22, 2012 Andrew Snook

The expansion of the Royal Victoria Regional Health Centre (RVH) in Barrie, Ont. is complete. The addition includes a variety of new services that will be offered to the residents of Simcoe County and the District of Muskoka, including the

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Q1 composite price index for non-residential construction up 1 per cent

May 18, 2012 Andrew Snook

According a recent report by Statistics Canada, the composite price index for non-residential building construction increased one per cent in the first quarter of 2012, when compared to the previous quarter. The increase was largely due to continued strength within

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Bird Construction Inc. announces $235M in awarded contracts

May 11, 2012 Andrew Snook

Bird Construction Inc. announced that it has been awarded seven construction contracts throughout western and eastern Canada, with a total value of approximately $235 million. The contracts awarded include the following: –  Work for the Early Works Civil Program at

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International Road Dynamics hires new CFO and VP of finance

May 8, 2012 Andrew Snook

Edward Mahood has been named the new chief financial officer (CFO) and vice-president of finance for International Road Dynamics Inc. (IRD). The Saskatoon, Sask.-based, highway traffic management technology company made the announcement on May 8. Mahood will start his new

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Building permits jump 4.7 per cent in March

May 7, 2012 Andrew Snook

According to a recent report by Statistics Canada, increased construction intentions in institutional and commercial buildings helped push building permit values up to $6.8 billion in March, up 4.7 per cent from February. The non-residential sector was up 13.9 per

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Federal Government accepts recommendations on nuclear project

May 3, 2012 Corinne Lynds

The Government of Canada has accepted recommendations from a Federal Joint Review Panel on the new nuclear project at the Darlington site. The project will provide up to 60 years of base load electricity for the people of Ontario and

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SNC-Lavalin awarded contract to provide EPC to AltaLink

May 1, 2012 by On-Site Magazine

SNC-Lavalin has been awarded a contract by AltaLink L.P. to provide engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) for portions of upcoming transmission infrastructure projects in Alberta. Previous to this award, SNC-Lavalin was providing EPC services to AltaLink under a Master Services

B.C. Premier Christy Clark announces the approval of the North Island Hospitals Project in Budget 2012 on April 26, 2012. The project involves the construction of new hospitals in Comox Valey, B.C., and Campbell River, B.C., at an estimated cost of $600 million.  (From left) Don McRae, Minister of Agriculture and MLA Comox Valley, Alan Dack, practical nursing instructor at North Island College, Alice Grasby, maternity nurse at St. Joseph's Hospital, and Premier Clark.
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B.C. approves $600M hospital construction project

April 30, 2012 Andrew Snook

British Columbia’s North Vancouver Island residents will be receiving improved health care services in the form of two new hospitals. The province’s budget for 2012 includes the approval for the North Island Hospitals Project – the building of the Comox

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Bridge linking Port Renfrew, B.C. and Victoria, B.C. to be replaced by October

April 28, 2012 Andrew Snook

The Province of British Columbia will be replacing the Sombrio No. 1 Bridge, an important link between Victoria, B.C. and Port Renfrew, B.C.  The $12.6-million project will involve replacing the 55-year-old, single-lane structure for a two-lane concrete and steel bridge

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B.C. commits to 18 infrastructure improvement projects in northwest

April 25, 2012 Andrew Snook

The Province of British Columbia recently announced it is investing $25.8 million to improve various highways in northwestern B.C. The highway infrastructure funding will be spread across 18 different projects, with the largest one being the resurfacing of approximately 34

Glenn Case, the Port Hope Area Initiative's manager of project engineering, speaks at the site of the new long-term waste management facility in Port Hope, Ont. during a media day on April 18, 2012. The facility is expected to have a containment capacity of 1.9 million cubic metres of low-level radioactive waste.
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Port Hope water treatment plant bidding begins in May

April 24, 2012 Andrew Snook

Bidding for Port Hope’s new water treatment plant, one of several multi-million dollar contracts for the Port Hope Area Initiative (PHAI), is set to kick-off this May. According to Glenn Case, PHAI’s manager of project engineering, the contract for the

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Bot Construction Group wins ORBA Green Leadership and Sustainability Award

April 22, 2012 Andrew Snook

Bot Construction Group has likely made other construction companies within Ontario’s transportation infrastructure industry green with envy. The Oakville, Ont.-based company was recently named the 2012 Ontario Road Builders’ Association (ORBA) Green Leadership and Sustainability Award winner. The award is

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Non-residential construction up 0.7 per cent in Q1 2012

April 20, 2012 Andrew Snook

According to Statistics Canada, non-residential building construction investment rose by 0.7 per cent to $11.1 billion in the first quarter of 2012, when compared to the previous quarter. The increase follows two consecutive quarters of decline, driven by increases in

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$589M in Manitoba’s 2012 budget committed to roads and bridges

April 18, 2012 Andrew Snook

A 2.5-per-cent hike in gasoline taxes will help fuel a sizeable portion of the Province of Manitoba’s budget this year, committed to renewing and improving roads and bridges across the province. On April 18, Manitoba Premier Greg Selinger announced that

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Round four for PPP Canada proposals underway

April 16, 2012 Andrew Snook

Public-Private Partnerships Canada launched its fourth call for proposals for the P3 Canada fund today. The organization is hoping to encourage provinces, territories, First Nations and municipalities to consider the P3 model in delivering their public infrastructure priorities. In this

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VIA Rail’s Vancouver Station restoration project is complete

April 13, 2012 Andrew Snook

All aboard! A celebration for the completion of the $6.9-million VIA Rail restoration project for its heritage train station in Vancouver, B.C., took place on April 13, with Minister of State (Transport) Steven Fletcher, Wai Young, MP South Vancouver and

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Graham Group Ltd. awarded Moose Jaw Regional Hospital contract

April 5, 2012 Corinne Lynds

Graham Group Ltd.’s Regina operating branch was recently awarded the $103.8-million regional hospital project in Saskatchewan. Graham will work with a consortium of firms in lean design and integrated project delivery to design-build the patient and family-centred hospital. The facility

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Feds issue RFP for a new bridge for the St. Lawrence

April 3, 2012 Andrew Snook

The Government of Canada officially sent out a request for proposals (RFP) for the construction of a new bridge for the St. Lawrence River in Quebec. The bridge will replace the Champlain Bridge in Montreal, Que., which is the busiest

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CCA supports feds deficit reduction measures

April 2, 2012 Andrew Snook

The Canadian Construction Association (CCA) has offered its support for recent measures taken by the federal government to eliminate the federal and infrastructure deficits. The CCA recently stated it was pleased with announcements made by the federal government regarding budget

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CDAO fears cuts to infrastructure funding in upcoming budget

March 20, 2012 Andrew Snook

The Construction and Design Alliance of Ontario (CDAO) recently voiced concerns over comments from Minister of Finance Dwight Duncan stemming from questions regarding the Ontario Liberal government’s budget, set to be tabled on March 27, 2012. Duncan had told reporters