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RFP stage for aquatics and athletics facility closed

February 7, 2012 Andrew Snook

Ladies and gentlemen, no more bids. Infrastructure Ontario recently announced that the requests for proposalsstage for short-listed building teams to submit bids to design, build and finance a high-performance aquatics and athletics facility for the Toronto 2015 Pan/Parapan American Games

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Saskatchewan’s St. Louis Bridge delayed until 2013

February 3, 2012 Andrew Snook

Completion of the $30-million St. Louis Bridge on Highway 2 that crosses over the Saskatchewan River has been delayed. The Ministry of Highways and Infrastructure of Saskatchewan recently stated the project has suffered a setback due to a delay in

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How mobile mapping can save you money

February 1, 2012 Richard Rybka

You may not be familiar with mobile mapping systems, but the fact is you probably use the information they produce every day. Each time you access the Internet to map a driving route or find a restaurant near your destination,

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MTO attempts first “hot-on-hot” project in North America

February 1, 2012 Andrew Snook

This past September, the Ministry of Transportation of Ontario (MTO) paved its way into North America’s history books, by testing out a new asphalt technology. The MTO’s hot-on-hot trial run on Highway 12 near Midland, Ont. was the first commercial

Graham Group Ltd. has announced that its president and CEO Bill Flaig will retire this coming July.
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Graham Group CEO Bill Flaig to retire in July 2012

January 30, 2012 Andrew Snook

Graham Group Ltd. has announced that its president and CEO Bill Flaig will retire this coming July. Flaig has been with Graham Group for 32 years and began his career with the company as a project manager. He was named

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Local companies awarded first Evergreen Line construction contracts in B.C.

January 28, 2012 Andrew Snook

The first contracts for the Evergreen Line rapid transit line in B.C. have been awarded to two local companies; Langley, B.C.-based Pedre Contractors Ltd. and Surrey, B.C.-based Hans Demolition and Excavating. The two companies were chosen for the first pre-construction

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Non-residential building construction down 0.6 per cent in 4Q 2011

January 20, 2012 Andrew Snook

Investment in non-residential building construction decreased 0.6 per cent, to $11 billon, in the fourth quarter of 2011. According to a report by Statistics Canada, the decline in investment was largely due to lower spending in institutional building construction across

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Nanaimo to construct $11.2-million drinking water reservoir

January 19, 2012 Andrew Snook

The residents of Nanaimo, B.C. will have a new drinking water reservoir in 2014. The city is building a 14-million-litre drinking water reservoir that will replace its existing open-air reservoir on Nanaimo Lakes Road. The $11.2-million reservoir will be able

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MTO earns ECO Award for burning rubber and building cells

January 17, 2012 Andrew Snook

Ontario’s Ministry of Transportation (MTO) has been awarded two green thumbs up for tearing up the asphalt, burning rubber and building cells. The MTO was awarded the Environmental Commissioner of Ontario’s (ECO) 2011 Recognition Award for using two environmentally beneficial

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Dundee Kilmer awarded $514M contract for 2015 Pan/Parapan American Games

January 13, 2012 by On-Site Magazine

Dundee Kilmer Developments have agreed on a fixed-price contract with the Province of Ontario worth more than half a billion dollars to design, build and finance the Athletes’ Village development for the Toronto 2015 Pan/Parapan American Games. The $514-million project

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Aecon awarded nuclear accreditation

January 11, 2012 Andrew Snook

Aecon Group Inc. has been given the U.S. nuclear stamp of approval. The construction and infrastructure development company announced that its Cambridge, Ont.-based fabrication facility has been granted nuclear accreditation from the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME), also known

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