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The Site C Clean Energy Project is a third dam, reservoir and hydroelectric generating station on the Peace River, approximately 7 km southwest of Fort St. John in northeast B.C.
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Chetwynd contractor awarded BC Hydro Site C south bank clearing contract

May 14, 2015 STAFF REPORT

BC Hydro awarded a contract for clearing the south bank of the Site C dam construction area to Paul Paquette and Son’s Contracting Ltd. The Site C clearing work on the south bank is required to prepare the dam site

Federal Finance Minister Joe Oliver receives applause from his party colleagues after presenting the budget to the house on April 21.
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Infrastructure, skills training funding in federal budget

April 22, 2015 STAFF REPORT

CCA endorses transit funding program

This state-of-the-art facility was designed to meet LEED Silver standards with environmentally-friendly, and energy-efficient features.
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Construction complete on new transit facility in York Region

April 17, 2015 STAFF REPORT

A new transit operations, maintenance and storage facility is complete in the Town of Richmond Hill that will support transit in the Greater Toronto and Hamilton Area. The facility has been built to store and maintain York Region Transit/Viva bus rapid transit vehicles, and is

Federal government will announce a number of infrastructure funding projects in the Apr 21 budget.
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Infrastructure funding announcements coming in federal budget Apr. 21, minister confirms

April 6, 2015 by On-Site Magazine

Large-scale projects for all regions in Canada

Saskatchewan has committed $5.8 billion over four years to build schools, healthcare facilities, highways, municipal infrastructure and roads and bridges.
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Saskatchewan budget invests $3.3B in infrastructure

March 25, 2015 STAFF REPORT

P3 looked at for power transmission, court, highway, school, hospital, communication network projects

Replacing the 250,000 skilled labour retirees is an ongoing challenge faced by the construction sector. Industry can't afford to let up on recruitment, whether it's attracting young people, workers from other industries, or from outside the country.
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Canada’s construction sector needs to adjust to changing conditions: BuildForce

March 18, 2015 STAFF REPORT

250,000 construction workers will retire over next 10 years

Rosemont-les-Quartiers is one of the flagship projects in Rseau Slection's expansion program. This multipurpose complex is being built on the close to 500,000-sq-ft revitalized site of the former Norampac plant in the borough of Rosemont-la-Petite-Patrie.
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Rseau Slection investing $2B to build 30 new projects in Quebec

March 16, 2015 STAFF REPORT

Réseau Sélection will invest $2 billion over the next five years to build 30 new seniors housing projects in Quebec. The Greater Montreal region is the focus of this investment, which will see 25 projects developed, eight of them on Montreal Island.

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Companies shortlisted for Etobicoke General Hospital project

March 10, 2015 STAFF REPORT

Three construction consortium teams have been shortlisted to design, build, finance and maintain the new phase 1 patient tower project at Etobicoke General Hospital in north west Toronto. The three teams will be invited to respond to a request for

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Shortlisted companies to bid on St. Thomas Elgin hospital project

March 10, 2015 STAFF REPORT

Infrastructure Ontario and St. Thomas Elgin General Hospital have released a request for proposals to companies shortlisted to build and finance the hospital’s emergency, ambulatory and mental health redevelopment project. A request for qualifications process that began in August 2014

Bird Construction will build a 58,000 square-foot addition attached to the heritage building that is currently home to Casey House in Toronto.
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Bird to rebuild Casey House for $32M

March 6, 2015 STAFF REPORT

Bird Construction has signed a $32 million contract to finance, redevelop and expand Casey House in Toronto. The 58,000-sq.-ft. project involves renovating an existing heritage property and the construction of a new facility that provides HIV/AIDS health care services. The

The construction industries in the Middle East and Africa region are predicted to be the fastest growing in 2016-2020, overtaking the Asia-Pacific region, which held the top spot in 2011-2015.
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Global construction outlook is bright, Timetric predicts

February 27, 2015 STAFF REPORT

Middle East, Africa regions growing fastest

EllisDon will build new Emily Carr campus in Vancouver
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‘Applied Arts Partners’ to build new Emily Carr University campus

February 18, 2015 STAFF REPORT

$123M project built to LEED Gold under Wood First Act

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Planning work begins on the Toronto East General Hospital tower project

February 10, 2015 STAFF REPORT

Includes 8-storey patient care tower, 3-storey addition, underground parking, existing building renos

The billion dollar Hwy 407 eastward expansion in Ontario is in the home stretch
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Highway 407 Drives East

February 1, 2015 Jim Barnes

Billion-dollar Phase 1 extension will be complete this year

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Editorial: Consistent inconsistency on infrastructure

February 1, 2015 Jim Barnes

Government’s hot-and-cold relationship with infrastructure is a topic that makes many in our industry groan. Infrastructure spending has always been a political football in Canada and it has usually been difficult to tell which way it is going to bounce

Bird Construction set to play a key role in GO Transit's East Rail Maintenance Centre in Whitby, ON.
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Bird plays key role in 2 ‘significant’ contracts

January 30, 2015 STAFF REPORT

Whitby East Rail Maintenance Facility, BC’s Hamilton Transit Centre

Rendering of the new St. Michael's Hospital tower in Toronto
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Bondfield Construction signs $301M St. Michael’s Hospital contact

January 29, 2015 STAFF REPORT

Bondfield Construction will design, build and finance the St. Michael’s Hospital redevelopment project in downtown Toronto, the hospital and Infrastructure Ontario announced yesterday. The $301-million contract includes the construction of a new 17-storey patient care tower at the corner of Queen and Victoria

Preferred bidder selected for phase 2 of Highway 407's east expansion
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Hwy 407 expansion contract awarded to Holcim, Cintra, Dufferin

January 21, 2015 STAFF REPORT

Blackbird Infrastructure Group will design, build, finance and maintain the Highway 407 East Phase 2 project, Infrastructure Ontario announced this morning. The Blackbird Infrastructure Group has been selected as the preferred bidder and final financial details are still to be

Artist's rendering of the Milton hospital redevelopment project
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Plenary Health awarded Milton Hospital expansion project

January 20, 2015 STAFF REPORT

PCL is the project’s general contractor

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Guide to Public Private Partnerships provides framework for leaders considering P3s

January 15, 2015 STAFF REPORT

A new report from the Brooking Institution’s Metropolitan Policy Program presents nine recommendations for public leaders considering infrastructure public private partnerships (PPPs). The report, “Private Capital, Public Good: Drivers of Successful Infrastructure Public Private Partnerships,” is intended to serve as