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New rules, taking effect July 1, require apprentices on BC infrastructure projects valued at $15M or more, the government recently announced.
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Apprentices required on B.C. infrastructure projects

June 12, 2015 STAFF REPORT

New policy takes effect July 1

Infrastructure Ontario and Metrolinx have awarded the second phase of the Eglinton Crosstown LRT transit line to Crosslinx Transit Solutions consortium to design, build, finance and maintain
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Canada’s largest P3 contract awarded for Eglinton Crosstown LRT

June 9, 2015 STAFF REPORT

EllisDon, Aecon, SNC-Lavalin, ACS Infrastructure, Dragodos part of consortium

Aecon was one of the P3 partners to build Quito International Airport and has now sold its interests for $232 million
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Aecon sells interests in Quito International Airport for $232M

June 8, 2015 STAFF REPORT

Aecon Group Inc has signed agreements with Grupo Odinsa S.A. and CCR S.A. to sell its 45.5 per cent interest in the Quito International Airport concessionaire, Corporaciσn Quiport S.A.(Quiport), for US$232.6 million. “The monetization of this asset is a testament to the value

Calgary is building Canada's first P3 organic processing facility, similar to the currently operating in Edmonton. Maple Reinders Group has a 50 per cent stake in the project.
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Maple Reinders consortium selected in P3 deal for Calgary organics composting facility

June 5, 2015 STAFF REPORT

Maple partners with Bird Construction for the build

The Lean Construction Institute-Canada has been formed and endorsed by the Canadian Construction Association
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Lean Construction Institute – Canada established

June 5, 2015 STAFF REPORT

The Canadian Construction Association (CCA) has endorsed the establishment of the recently-formed Lean Construction Institute – Canada (LCI-Canada) as a special committee of the CCA. The Lean Construction Institute – Canada is committed to transforming the built environment through the development

The redevelopment of Vaughan's Mackenzie Health facility is just one of the $7.5 billion worth of projects in Infrastructure Ontario's pipeline, says CEO Bert Clark
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Infrastructure Ontario releases annual update summary of projects

June 4, 2015 STAFF REPORT

IO pipeline includes $7.55 billion worth of projects

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Top Contractors Evolve, Adapt

June 1, 2015 JIM BARNES

It is interesting to compare the Top Contractors list of 25 years ago with the one in this issue. There have been changes, but a surprising number of the companies that were on the list then still dominate it. It

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