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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

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

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Contractors need to be prepared for a visit from Ontario College of Trades

May 3, 2015 STAFF REPORT

Briefing note prepares for enforcement officer visit

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Bridges: The ABCs of ABC

April 1, 2015 Jim Barnes

Accelerated bridge construction cuts long term costs

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

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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

Project-specific insurance can reduce your risk
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Risk: Project-Specific Insurances

March 1, 2015 DAVID BOWCOTT

What are the right limits?

3Ps come with both advantages and challenges.
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Editorial: Pondering P3s

March 1, 2015 JIM BARNES

One thing is for sure: whenever this publi­cation covers a successful Public/Private Partnership project, we get a strong protest from the P3 naysayers. Just to clarify – no, I am not the starry-eyed mouthpiece of Big Infrastructure. P3s are one

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

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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

Problems with document management are a major source of delays and overruns on construction projects
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Poor document management cause project delays: survey

February 5, 2015 STAFF REPORT

Problems with document management are a major source of delays and overruns on construction projects, according to a recent survey of contractors, architects and consulting engineers. “Documents are the principal mode of communication across the various trades and disciplines in

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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What is the ideal procurement model?

February 1, 2015 David Bowcott

The debate continues…

Non-Residential building permit volume dropped across Canada in November, Statistics Canada reports
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Non-res building permit volumes drop in November: StatsCan

January 12, 2015 STAFF REPORT

Double digit monthly decreases in all ICI sectors

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Counter-party risk: Is there enough margin in the tank?

December 17, 2014 DAVID BOWCOTT

We are at a crossroads within the economy. On the one hand the U.S. is beginning to fire up. On the other hand China is starting to slowdown. Which path will the Canadian economy follow? Nobody can say for certain,

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Entire agreement clauses: You get what you bargain for

December 17, 2014 MATTHEW SWANSON & ERIC LITTLE

Contracting parties want at least two things in every case: certainty as to the terms of their agreement and assurance the agreement will be enforceable according to those terms. Where the parties have reduced their agreement to writing, they improve

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Breakthrough: Liquid surety precedence

October 1, 2014 DAVID BOWCOTT

A watershed moment within the performance security industry took place several weeks ago when the first liquid surety products were accepted by some lenders as a replacement for the previous liquid instrument of choice—the letter of credit (LC). For several