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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

The "Morph My City" Challenge 2040 Prize was awarded to the Rosemont Innovation and Revitalization entry, submitted by: Mitchell Reardon, Sebastien Goethals, Daly Brown and Atsushi Hagihara. (From left) Mitchell Reardon, and John Longbottom, national program executive, Smarter Cities, IBM- 2040 Prize Moderator pose for a photo during the 2012 National Infrastructure Summit, held from Sept. 10 to 12 in Regina. Photo courtesy of City of Regina.
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Morphing cities at the 2012 National Infrastructure Summit

September 14, 2012 Andrew Snook

The top prizes for the Morph My City Challenge (MMCC) were awarded during the 2012 National Infrastructure Summit, held from Sept. 10 to 12 in Regina. The 2040 Prize competition for transforming the Regina neighbourhood of Rosemont, through the use

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Bondfield signs $80.5-M contract for Pan/Parapan Games venues

September 11, 2012 On-Site staff

Bondfield Construction Company Limited will build and finance three venues for the Toronto 2015 Pan/Parapan American Games. Infrastructure Ontario announced that the Concord, Ont.-based construction firm has signed an $80.5-million contract to build and finance the Markham Pan Am Centre,

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RFQ issued for new McMaster Children’s Treatment Centre

September 11, 2012 Staff Report

Infrastructure Ontario and Hamilton Health Sciences Corporation have issued a request for qualifications to design, build and finance the new McMaster Children’s Treatment Centre. The state-of-the-art facility will be built on Wellington Street across from the Regional Rehabilitation Centre. The

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National report card says Canada’s municipal infrastructure “at risk”

September 11, 2012 Staff Report

Canada’s municipal infrastructure is at risk, with more than half of municipal roads requiring significant repairs and one in four wastewater plants needing major upgrades. This was the key finding of the first-ever Canadian Infrastructure Report Card, a major study

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Building permit values down in July

September 7, 2012 On-Site staff

According to a recent Statistics Canada report, overall construction intentions fell in July 2012, with building permit values down 2.3 per cent from June 2012 to $6.8 billion. The decline was largely fuelled by lower construction intentions in Ontario. Non-residential

Minister of National Defence and Regional Minister for Nova Scotia Peter McKay and Nova Scotia Minister of Transportation and Infrastructure Renewal Maurice Smith pose for a photo during the groundbreaking ceremony for Phase 2 of the Highway 104 project, held on Aug. 31 in Antigonish, N.S.  Image: Transport Canada.
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Phase 2 of Highway 104 project underway in Nova Scotia

September 6, 2012 On-Site staff

A groundbreaking ceremony was recently held for the second phase of the Highway 104 project in Antigonish, N.S. The second phase of the project will include: the building of eight kilometers of four-lane, divided highway between Beech Hill Road and

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Shortlist announced for Kingston hospital

September 4, 2012 On-Site staff

The EllisDon Corporation, PCL Contractors Canada Inc. and Carillion Construction Inc. are all in the running to construct the Providence Care Hospital in Kingston. Infrastructure Ontario recently announced the shortlist of companies in the running for the contract to build

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Bird Construction Inc. announces cancellation of $95M contract

August 31, 2012 On-Site staff

Bird Construction Inc. recently issued a statement saying that the company has been verbally notified that its $95-million contract with Alberta Infrastructure to build the Alberta Public Safety and Law Enforcement Training Centre in Fort Macleod, Alta. has been cancelled. The

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Mierau Contractors Ltd. to build new firefighting centre in B.C.

August 30, 2012 On-Site staff

Firefighters in the Village of Valemount, B.C. will be better equipped to battle blazes in the 2013 fire season. Starting this week, Mierau Contractors will begin construction on a $1.2-million firefighting centre, which will replace the Wildfire Management Branch’s current

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Historic B.C. bridge to be rehabilitated

August 22, 2012 On-Site staff

The Hagwilget Bridge near New Hazelton, B.C. is the recipient of a multi-million dollar rehabilitation contract. The contract for the rehabilitation of the single-lane, steel suspension bridge was awarded to Forbes Industrial Contractors Ltd., based out of Prince George, B.C.

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Pure Technologies wins contract in Mexico

August 21, 2012 On-Site staff

Pure Technologies Ltd. recently announced it has been awarded a $2.4-million contract with the Organismo de Cuenca Aguas del Valle de Mexico, Cutzamela, Mexico. The Calgary-based asset management technology and services company will be providing SoundPrint Acoustic Fiber Optic (AFO)