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The bigger the project, the bigger the overruns, suggests report on building infrastructure

January 22, 2016 On-Site Magazine

Cost overruns and schedule delays on infrastructure mega projects are common in Canada and around the world, according to a new report funded by the Institute on Municipal Finance & Governance. “Millions of dollars here, months of delay there. International

The Windsor Detroit Bridge project includes a six-lane bridge, providing three Canada-bound lanes and three US-bound lanes over the Detroit River. Two bridge types were considered under the DRIC study - cable stayed and suspension. The bridge will have a clear span of 850 metres/2788 feet across the Detroit River with no piers in the water.
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3 teams shortlisted for Windsor-Detroit Bridge

January 21, 2016 On-Site Magazine

Bidding teams include Aecon, EllisDon, SNC Lavalin

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Satellite GPS technology to determine infrastructure stability

January 21, 2016 On-Site Magazine

China Railway Group teams with U of Nottingham on research project

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Feds eye fast infrastructure spend in Alberta: report

January 20, 2016 On-Site Magazine

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has decided to focus initial stimulus efforts in oil-producing Alberta and Saskatchewan, while waiting to assess whether further stimulus is needed nationwide, Bloomberg News reported this week. The government is in talks to quickly allocate $1 billion

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2016 Canadian Infrastructure Report Card demonstrates need for strategic investment

January 19, 2016 On-Site Magazine

The 2016 Canadian Infrastructure Report Card released today, demonstrates the urgent need for sustained strategic infrastructure investment across Canadian municipalities, according to the Canadian Construction Association. The 2016 report card found almost 60 per cent of Canada’s core public infrastructure,

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International News: Egypt to build new capital city

January 13, 2016 Canadian Consulting Engineer

Egypt has plans to build a new capital 45 kilometres east of the existing capital Cairo. Announced last March, the ambitious master plans are for a 700-square kilometre city of five million people. It will include a new administrative and

The Pillars of Justice stand in a Toronto park not far from the future site of a new courthouse. AECOM has been awarded the planning, design, and compliance contract. An RFP for the AFP project will be issued in the spring.
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Courthouse design team selected

January 4, 2016 STAFF REPORT

RFQ for the P3 project expected in Spring, 2016

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P3 model saves SaskBuilds $90M on hospital project

December 18, 2015 STAFF REPORT

Using a P3 model to build the Saskatchewan Hospital North Battleford project will cost $90 million, or 18 per cent, less than a traditional model, according to a new report from Ernst and Young. A total investment of $407 million

Global heavy equipment purchases and construction volumes rising according to the SaMoTer outlook report
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Global earthmoving, construction equipment purchases on the rise

December 14, 2015 STAFF REPORT

Global growth in non-res construction volumes

Aecon sells interest in Quito International Airport which the company helped build as a P3 partner
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Aecon sells P3 interest in Quito International Airport

December 14, 2015 STAFF WRITER

Aecon Group has completed the sale of its 45.5 per cent interest in the Quito International Airport concessionaire, Corporaciσn Quiport S.A. (Quiport), for US$232.6 million to Grupo Odinsa S.A. and CCR S.A. Together with its partners, Aecon developed and financed the airport and held

3 firms shortlisted to bid on Hwy 427 expansion
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Teams shortlisted for P3 Hwy 427 expansion

December 4, 2015 STAFF REPORT

Three teams have been shortlisted to submit proposals to design, build, finance and maintain the Highway 427 expansion project. From a request for qualifications process that began in July 2015, six interested bidders submitted proposals that outlined their qualifications for the

Bruce Power will spend $13B to refurbish six of eight reactors
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Bruce Power to spend $13B refurbing reactors

December 3, 2015 STAFF REPORT

15-year project to start in 2020

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2016 Construction Forecast

December 1, 2015 JIM BARNES

The road ahead

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Provincial Forecasts

December 1, 2015 JIM BARNES

British Columbia, Ontario and Manitoba will lead the nation in growth, as they are well-positioned to capitalize on rising export demand, notes TD Economics. BRITISH COLUMBIA: Real GDP growth is estimated at 2.5 per cent in 2015 – more than

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Infrastructure: The perfect storm

December 1, 2015 JIM BARNES

Not that long ago, when people at a party asked me what On-Site was about, I’d say “construction.” They would nod diplomatically. Now, I say “infrastructure,” and I get their full attention. Infrastructure, a concept that most people grasped only

Rendering of the built-out Site C project
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Main civil works contract awarded for BC Hydro Site C project

November 25, 2015 STAFF REPORT

Contract worth $1.8 billion

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Procurement exec named among Canada’s most powerful women

November 25, 2015 by On-Site Magazine

One of Infrastructure Ontario’s senior executives has been recognized as one of Canada’s most powerful women. Marni Dicker, Executive Vice President, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary for IO, has been recognized by the Women’s Executive Network (WXN) top 100 awards

P3 model will save $380M on Regina Bypass project
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P3 model saves Regina Bypass project $380M: Study

November 24, 2015 by On-Site Magazine

Using a P3 model to build the Regina Bypass will save the Saskatchewan government $380 million, according to a new Ernst & Young study released this week. A total investment of $1.88 billion (in today’s dollars) is being made in

St Thomas Elgin Hospital expansion rendering
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St. Thomas Elgin Hospital contract awarded

November 13, 2015 STAFF REPORT

EllisDon to lead the P3 team

Eglinton Crosstown final contract, worth $9.1B, signed with Crosslinx consortium
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Final contract signed for Eglinton Crosstown LRT

November 12, 2015 by On-Site Magazine

Crosslinx consortium to build, maintain Canada’s largest P3 transit project