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Building permit values hit five-year high in May

July 6, 2012 Andrew Snook

Municipalities issued $7.0 billion worth of building permits in the month of May, for an increase of 7.4 per cent when compared to April 2012, when permits declined by 4.4 per cent. According to a recent Statistics Canada report, the

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Bird Construction Inc. wins $95 Million Alberta Public Safety and Law Enforcement Training Centre contract

July 6, 2012 Staff Report

Alberta Infrastructure has awarded Bird Construction with a contract to construct the new Alberta Public Safety and Law Enforcement Training Centre located in Fort Macleod, Alberta.  The centre will be built on 320 acres of land in the southeast corner

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PCL wins bid for sports complex for 2015 Pan/Parapan American Games

July 5, 2012 Andrew Snook

The PCL Aquatics Centre 2012 team will design, build and finance the construction of a facility that will house the aquatics centre and field house and the Canadian Sport Institute Ontario (CSIO); all in time for the Toronto 2015 Pan/Parapan

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RFP issued to three companies for Humber College project

July 5, 2012 Andrew Snook

Infrastructure Ontario sent out a request for proposals (RFP) to Integrated Team Solutions, PCL Contractors Canada Inc. and SNC Lavalin Capital for the design, build and finance of the Learning Resource Commons for Humber College Institute of Technology & Advanced

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Keyera Corp. announces construction of South Cheecham Terminal and agreement with Statoil

June 20, 2012 by On-Site Magazine

Keyera Corp. will be proceeding with construction of the Keyera South Cheecham Rail and Truck Terminal (the “Terminal”), located approximately 75 km southeast of Fort McMurray. The Terminal will be a multi-purpose hydrocarbon rail and truck terminal, designed to support

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Rubicon expands into Canada

June 20, 2012 by On-Site Magazine

Rubicon Professional Services, a provider of full-service energy management, consulting, engineering, and construction management for mission-critical facilities, has been awarded Canadian business registration and licensing rights. The company’s successful completion of licensing requirements will enable Rubicon to offer its full

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Golder Associates re-establishes permanent offices in Atlantic Canada

June 20, 2012 by On-Site Magazine

Golder Associates Ltd. has re-established permanent offices in St. John’s and Halifax to better serve its clients throughout Atlantic Canada. A Canadian, employee-owned engineering, consulting, design, and construction services firm, Golder Associates has a history in the region dating back

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CCA applauds $1B bridge-building partnership

June 16, 2012 Andrew Snook

The Government of Canada is building bridges with its neighbours south of the border, an effort applauded by the Canadian Construction Association (CCA). Prime Minister Stephen Harper announced the conclusion of an agreement between Canada and the State of Michigan

Algonquin College's Algonquin Centre for Construction Excellence (ACCE) was awarded the Canadian Green Building Council's (CaGBC) 2012 Academic Leadership Award at the CaGBC National Conference and Expo, held from June 11 to 13, at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre. Photo courtesy of Algonquin College.
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Algonquin building ACCE’s CaGBC Leadership Awards

June 14, 2012 Andrew Snook

The Algonquin Centre for Construction Excellence opened in late 2011, and it is already building a name for itself in sustainability. Algonquin College’s new home for skilled trades students was awarded the Canadian Green Building Council’s (CaGBC) 2012 Academic Leadership

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Three companies shortlisted for Humber College commons building

June 9, 2012 Andrew Snook

Infrastructure Ontario (IO) recently announced the shortlist of companies for the design, building and financing of Humber College Institute of Technology & Advanced Learning’s new Learning Resource Commons, a facility designed to offer academic support and a variety of other

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Building permits down 5.2 per cent in April

June 5, 2012 Andrew Snook

According to a recent Statistics Canada report, building permits fell 5.2 per cent to $6.5 billion in April 2012. The drop follows two consecutive monthly increases and was mainly due to lower construction intentions for institutional buildings and multi-family dwellings

Ryerson University students, staff and government officials took part in the official groundbreaking ceremony for the school's new 155,463 sq. ft. Student Learning Centre in downtown Toronto on May 30, 2012. From left: Sheldon Levy, president, Ryerson University; Coun. Kristyn Wong-Tam; Alan Shepard; Julia Hanigsberg; Kevin Flynn, parliamentary secretary and Minister of Training, Colleges and Universities; and Marwa Hamad (Ryerson University students in background).
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Ryerson University staff and students celebrate groundbreaking for $112M Student Learning Centre

June 4, 2012 On-Site staff

Ryerson University students, staff and government officials took part in the official groundbreaking ceremony for the school’s new 155,463 sq. ft. Student Learning Centre in downtown Toronto on May 30, 2012. The $112-million project is expected to be complete by

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Building better communities

June 1, 2012 Corinne Lynds

Some of you may have noticed this by now, but just in case you missed it: I’m a girl! More specifically, I’m a girl in the construction industry, which has prompted many questions from the curious. I’m often asked: “How

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Top 40 Contractors: The right stuff

June 1, 2012 Corinne Lynds

Running a multi-billion dollar contracting business is not for the faint of heart. Financial, technical and even political challenges are business as usual for this select group of individuals; but at the end of the day, it’s a simple concept

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Winnipeg’s Union Station receives $6.5M for renovations and upgrades

May 28, 2012 Andrew Snook

Passengers of Winnipeg’s Union Station will enjoy $6.5-million worth of upgrades, courtesy of the federal government. The investment in the century-old, Broadway Avenue building will be used to renovate the public washrooms, exterior improvements, and upgrade the station’s security systems.

The groundbreaking ceremony for the Elliott Road contract, the first major construction contract for the Port Granby Project, one of two projects of the Port Hope Area Initiative took place on May 24, 2012. (Left to right)  Dave Smith, Port Granby project director; Christine Fahey, Port Hope Area Initiative general manager; Coun. Wendy Partner, Municipality of Clarington;  Louanne Clitsome, A/Regional Director - professional technical services; Rupert Ambler, president, Ambler and Co. Photo courtesy of PHAI.
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First major PHAI Port Granby project contract awarded

May 24, 2012 Andrew Snook

Ambler and Co. Inc. have been chosen for the first key construction contract of the Port Granby Project in Clarington, Ont. The Mississauga, Ont.-based company will upgrade a 1.6-kilometre stretch of Elliott Road, between Concession Road 1 and the site

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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