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Invest in innovation to drive productivity and lower risk

April 26, 2016 David Bowcott

For as long as I can remember the construction industry has been hammered by academics, government and business leaders for having low productivity measures compared to other industries. The sector has also been criticized for poor productivity – being amongst

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Hydro Ottawa fined over fatal accident

March 30, 2016 On-Site Magazine

Hydro Ottawa has been convicted and ordered to pay $225,000 following the death of a worker and two others being injured when a boom truck came in contact with a live wire. In March, 2012, workers employed by a subcontractor

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Never pass on the opportunity to look yourself in the mirror

March 18, 2016 By David Bowcott

The primary difference between an average company and a great company is that the great company will check its ego at the door. Throughout my years, no matter the size, location, or type of work performed, the companies that excel

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PCL raises the roof on BMO Field

February 22, 2016 On-Site Magazine

VIDEO: South roof canopy lifted into place by two crawler cranes

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Three teams shortlisted for P3 Finch West LRT bid process

February 22, 2016 On-Site Magazine

Three teams have been shortlisted to bid on Toronto’s Finch West Light Rail Transit (LRT) project, according to a release from Infrastructure Ontario. The teams were selected based on criteria identified in the Request for Qualifications process that began in September,

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Improper site sanitation can spread disease: Video

February 19, 2016 On-Site Magazine

Clean-up and toilet facilities are probably the last place you would look for hazards on construction sites. Inadequate facilities are a major cause of the spread of diseases to construction workers and their families, according to the Ontario Ministry of

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Taking advantage of a global capital glut

February 10, 2016 David Bowcott

Multiple economic factors are converging globally to create one of history’s greatest gluts of capital. Much of this capital is looking for a home where it can make a return. With government quantitative easing programs supplementing economic growth, negative interest

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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

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Research Council to examine broken bridge bolts

January 18, 2016 On-Site Magazine

NRC engineers to help determine cause Nipigon River Bridge mechanical failure

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

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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

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2016 Construction Forecast

December 1, 2015 JIM BARNES

The road ahead

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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Corruption in Quebec construction sector included gangs, mafia: Charbonneau

November 25, 2015 by On-Site Magazine

Corruption in the Quebec construction industry was far more widespread than originally feared, with organized crime, including biker gangs and the Mafia, infiltrating much of the sector, a long-awaited report from the Charbonneau Commissionrevealed on Tuesday. The 1,600 page report

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Quebec’s municipal auditors’ association to study Commission report

November 25, 2015 by On-Site Magazine

The Association of Municipal Auditors General of Quebec (AVGMQ) will study and comment on the report from the Commission of Inquiry into the awarding and managing of public contracts in the construction industry. AVGMQ filed a brief with the Commission on July 7,

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

The Quebec government has released a plan to revamp construction procurement procedures and contracts
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Quebec to revamp construction contract bidding

November 11, 2015 STAFF REPORT

Quebec construction association supports changes

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Local Saskatchewan contractors busy on largest school build

November 6, 2015 STAFF REPORT

Mega project recognized by P3 council

New study finds investing in infrastructure has an 8-times return in real GDP
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Public infrastructure provides massive ROI: Report

October 28, 2015 STAFF REPORT

Infrastructure investment provides 8 times return on real GDP

Graham Construction took home the General Contractor over $40 Million Award for the YVR Airside Operations Building, the Member of the Year Award, and a Safety Award for achieving a zero frequency injury rate in the category of General Contractor 50,000 to 99,999 person hours.
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Graham Construction feted with BC gold

October 26, 2015 STAFF REPORT

Best of BC’s construction industry honoured by VRCA