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$oil Storage

August 1, 2012 Andrew Snook

Toronto LRT project’s excess construction soils costs could reach $100 million

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Better bids

August 1, 2012 Jim Barnes

Clarity, accurate risk allocation are keys to effective contracts

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Contracts totalling $5.6M awarded for improvements to Highways 2 and 97

July 30, 2012 Andrew Snook

Two contracts were recently awarded for improvement projects on Highway 2 and Highway 97 in B.C. Knelsen Rock Products Ltd., based in Grand Prairie, Alta. obtained a $2.4-mllion contract to construct a two-kilometre northbound passing lane on Highway 97 at

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Advisory panel: Turn Ontario Place into a mixed-use facility

July 26, 2012 Andrew Snook

The final report on the fate of Ontario Place was released today and the message is clear: park it, all year round. Turning Ontario Place into a multi-use site that features waterfront and parkland for the public to enjoy was

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Two Canadians make shortlist for the Morph My City challenge

July 25, 2012 Andrew Snook

The shortlist for the Morph My City challenge is out, and Canada will have local representation when the winners are announced at the 2012 National Infrastructure Summit in Regina, Sask., which takes place from September 10 to 12. Six finalists

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BEL Contracting awarded early works contract

July 24, 2012 Andrew Snook

A $2-million early works contract was recently awarded to relocate railway tracks for the Evergreen Line in B.C., a rapid transit service that will connect Coquitlam, to Vancouver, via Port Moody and Burnaby. The contract went to Burnaby-based BEL Contracting,

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Bert Clark named president and CEO for Infrastructure Ontario

July 20, 2012 Andrew Snook

Infrastructure Ontario (IO) recently announced Bert Clark as its new president and CEO. He will begin his new role on Aug. 7, 2012 and was also nominated to the IO’s board of directors. Clark spent the past four years as

Manitoba Heavy Construction Association (MHCA) president Chris Lorenc poses for a photo alongside Minister of State for Transport Steven Fletcher and infrastructure stakeholders at the LTIP roundtable meeting in Winnipeg, Man. Photo courtesy of the MHCA.
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MHCA emphasizes importance of infrastructure programs

July 19, 2012 Andrew Snook

Permanent, long-term infrastructure programs (LTIP) are good for Canada. That was the message from the Manitoba Heavy Construction Association (MHCA) at a recent roundtable meeting in Winnipeg, Man. Industry stakeholders discussed the possibility of a permanent LTIP, which would extend beyond

New Brunswick's Transportation and Infrastructure Minister Claude Williams, along with other local politicians and school district officials recently took part in a sod-turning ceremony to mark the construction of a $22.7-million francophone school in Moncton, N.B. (From left) Marc Pelletier, future principle of the school; Moncton Mayor Georges LeBlanc; Ernest Thibodeau, chair of the District 1 Education Council; Transportation and Infrastructure Minister Claude Williams; Adle Landry, Lonie Post and Madeleine Landry, three future students of the school; Moncton-Crescent MLA John Betts; Wade AuCoin, a member of the parent's committee; and Justice Minister and Attorney General Marie-Claude Blais. Photo courtesy of New Brunswick Department of Transportation and Infrastructure.
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Foulem Construction Lte wins bid to build $22.7-M francophone school in Moncton, N.B.

July 17, 2012 Andrew Snook

The City of Moncton, N.B. will have a new school for the 2013-14 school year. New Brunswick’s Transportation and Infrastructure Minister Claude Williams, along with Moncton Crescent MLA John Betts, Mayor of Moncton Georges LeBlanc, and various school district officials

Agrium Inc. president and CEO Michael Wilson helps kick off the sod-turning ceremony for the construction of the new Agrium Western Event Centre at the Stampede Park in Calgary, Alta. on July 8. (From L to R) Michael Casey, Calgary Stampede chairman and president, Ted Menzies, Minister of State (Finance), Michael Wilson, Premier of Alberta Alison Redford, Vern Kimball, Calgary Stampede CEO. Photo courtesy of Agrium Inc.
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$42.6M Agrium Western Event Centre set for construction at Stampede Park

July 13, 2012 Andrew Snook

Members of the Calgary Stampede, the Government of Canada, the Government of Alberta and Agrium Inc. assembled for a ceremonial sod turning to mark the start of construction of the Agrium Western Event Centre in Calgary, Alta. on July 8.

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Canada and U.K. team up to upgrade CFB Suffield

July 10, 2012 Andrew Snook

Canada and the United Kingdom are working together to upgrade Canadian Forces Base (CFB) Suffield in southeastern Alberta. The two countries are investing a total of $17.3 million to build a fire hall building, range control facility and various other

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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