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The pedestrian tunnel will link Billy Bishop Airport to the mainland terminal and provide predictable, enhanced service for airport users. (CNW Group/Toronto Port Authority)
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Billy Bishop tunnel halfway complete

August 29, 2013 STAFF REPORT

The pedestrian tunnel project to link mainland Toronto with the Billy Bishop Airport has reached its halfway point. The Toronto Port Authority (TPA) announced the core of the pedestrian tunnel is now fully excavated as tunneling equipment recently broke through

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SNC-Lavalin announces Rainbow Hospital Partnership’s successful debt refinancing

August 6, 2013 STAFF REPORT

Rainbow Hospital Partnership (RHP) has completed an agreement with lenders to refinance its project debt for the Restigouche Hospital Centre for psychiatric care in New Brunswick. SNC-Lavalin holds a 100 per cent interest in RHP.  The agreement refinances an aggregate

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Saskatchewan government approves P3 long-term care facility

July 8, 2013 STAFF REPORT

The Government of Saskatchewan announced the Swift Current Long-Term Care Centre will be procured as a public-private partnership (P3). Located beside the regional hospital in Swift Current, the new 225-bed long-term care facility will be developed under a design-build-finance-maintain model.

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PPP Canada launches round five of the P3 Canada Fund

April 15, 2013 Staff Report

On April 15, PPP Canada launched the Round Five call for proposals for the P3 Canada Fund. Canada has become a world leader in P3 procurement and the Government of Canada is committed to supporting the further development of the

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AECOM nabs $350M USAID contract

January 29, 2013 Mike Ouellette

AECOM Technology Corp. is one of seven companies awarded an indefinite delivery/indefinite quantity (IDIQ) contract worth up to a total of US$350 million by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) to provide clean energy technical assistance. The five-year

'Chip' being readied to begin boring the second of seven drift tunnels. Image from CNW Group/Toronto Port Authority.
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PCL preparing to “Chip” into second drift tunnel at Toronto airport

January 11, 2013 On-Site staff

PCL Constructors has lowered “Chip,” a $2-million tunnel boring machine, into a tunnel shaft to begin work on the second of seven drift tunnels for the Billy Bishop Toronto City Airport (BBTCA) Pedestrian Tunnel project. The tunnel shafts will form

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CDBI’s new website is up and running

January 9, 2013 On-Site staff

The Canadian Design-Build Institute (CDBI) recently launched a new website (www.cdbi.org), designed to improve the site’s functionality and ability to update important information. The site offers users details on design-build documents, upcoming CDBI events and tutorials and the benefits of

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RFQ issued for St. Michael’s Hospital redevelopment project

December 14, 2012 On-Site staff

A request for qualifications has been issued by Infrastructure Ontario and St. Michael’s Hospital to design, build and finance a new 17-storey patient-care tower at the corner of Queen Street and Victoria Street, as well as renovate approximately 150,000 sq.

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RFQ issued for Peel Memorial Centre for Integrated Health and Wellness

November 1, 2012 On-Site staff

A request for qualifications has been issued to design, build, finance and maintain the new Peel Memorial Centre for Integrated Health and Wellness in Brampton, Ont. Infrastructure Ontario (IO) and William Osler Health System issued the RFQ for the facility,

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EllisDon launches Uprising

October 29, 2012 On-Site staff

EllisDon has launched Uprising, a crowdsourcing platform that has the potential to revolutionize construction problem solving. Uprising was created by EllisDon to “push problem-solving beyond the boundaries of any one company and into the collective intelligence of the world’s brightest

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RFQ issued for GO Transit maintenance facility P3 project

September 26, 2012 On-Site staff

Infrastructure Ontario (IO) and Metrolinx have released a request for qualifications to design, build, finance and maintain GO Transit’s East Rail Maintenance Facility. The new 600,000-plus sq. ft. facility will provide daily maintenance for upwards of 22 12-car passenger trains.

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National report card says Canada’s municipal infrastructure “at risk”

September 11, 2012 Staff Report

Canada’s municipal infrastructure is at risk, with more than half of municipal roads requiring significant repairs and one in four wastewater plants needing major upgrades. This was the key finding of the first-ever Canadian Infrastructure Report Card, a major study

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Lights, camera, action!

August 1, 2012 Corinne Lynds

If a picture is worth a thousand words, then a video must be worth at least a million. Last month in conjunction with our annual Top Contractors report, we launched On-Site Interviews. This series of short videos will feature one-on-one conversations with Canada’s leading industry

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Better bids

August 1, 2012 Jim Barnes

Clarity, accurate risk allocation are keys to effective contracts

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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

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

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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

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Top 40 Contractors: The right stuff

June 1, 2012 Corinne Lynds

Running a multi-billion dollar contracting business is not for the faint of heart. Financial, technical and even political challenges are business as usual for this select group of individuals; but at the end of the day, it’s a simple concept

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Editorial: Southern hospitality at its finest

April 1, 2012 Corinne Lynds

Now that I have experienced the Canadian Construction Association’s annual conference for myself, I can confirm that this is indeed an industry that works hard, loves its families and knows how to have fun! Embracing all of the southern charm and hospitality that Savannah, Ga. is

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What’s keeping EllisDon CEO Geoff Smith up at night?

March 13, 2012 Corinne Lynds

Part of a discussion panel at the 94th annual Canadian Construction Association conference in Savannah, Ga., Geoff Smith CEO of EllisDon identified several key issues that are scaring the sh– out of him!