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Work on the Wellington Building, located at 180 Wellington Street in Ottawa, was one of two contracts recently awarded to the EllisDon Corporation for rehabilitation work on core Parliament Buildings. Photo courtesy of M. Therrien, Parks Canada and the Canadian Register of Historic Places.
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EllisDon awarded $209M in contracts for work on Wellington Building and former BMO Building

January 11, 2012 Andrew Snook

OTTAWA – The EllisDon Corporation has been awarded $209 million in contracts to help extend the life of two heritage buildings in Canada’s capital, the Wellington Building and the former Bank of Montreal Building. The construction giant beat out six

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Carillion Canada wins $156M maintenance contract in London, Ont.

January 5, 2012 Andrew Snook

Carillion Canada Inc. will be looking after London’s highways for the next 12 years. The construction firm recently announced it was named the preferred bidder for the Area Maintenance Contract  2011-12 London.¿¿The contract will begin in May 2012, and will

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Construction in Canada: Bright light amid global gloom

January 5, 2012 On-Site

Diversification and continued strong investment in the transportation, energy, mining and healthcare sectors will help keep construction workloads steady with low escalation in 2012, according to BTY Group’s annual Market Intelligence Report on construction costs across Canada.“Even with lower than

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PCL, EllisDon, Bondfield shortlisted for Toronto 2015 Pan/Parapan American Games projects

January 4, 2012 Andrew Snook

The New Year has already brought good tidings and potential joy to a few construction companies hoping to cash in on the construction projects planned for the Toronto 2015 Pan/Parapan American Games. PCL Constructors Canada Inc., EllisDon Corporation and Bondfield

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Aecon and Dufferin $129M Pearson project takes off

December 19, 2011 Andrew Snook

Aecon Group Inc. and Dufferin Construction Company, a division of Holcim (Canada) Inc., have joined forces to build the Air Rail Link (ARL) “spur line” and passenger station at Pearson International Airport. Aecon announced the financial close of the $128.6-million

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RCCAO: province needs to stay the course in public infrastructure investment

December 9, 2011 Andrew Snook

The Residential and Civil Construction Alliance of Ontario has a message for the province regarding investment in infrastructure: keep it coming. The RCCAO commissioned RiskAnalytica, a risk management firm, to evaluate the link between sustained investments in the infrastructure sector

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CCA applauds feds for successor program to Building Canada Plan

December 1, 2011 Andrew Snook

The Building Canada Plan will have a successor program, and that is news the Canadian Construction Association can dig. On Nov. 30, the federal government announced its plans and strategy to develop a successor program to the Building Canada Plan,

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Shamelessly optimistic

November 1, 2011 Corinne Lynds

As I wrap up my second full year in  the driver’s seat here at On-Site, I can’t help but feel fortunate for all the great experiences I’ve had, and all the truly inspiring people that I have met along the

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A tale of two bridges

November 1, 2011 David Godkin

In a city already struggling with road and highway congestion, the Fraser River and the barges that course up and down its length, have come to play a key role in local construction

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November 1, 2011 Jim Barnes

Economy hits the “pause” button, but construction prospects are strong