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ORBA urges motorists to slow down in construction zones
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ORBA calls for safe driving in construction zones

May 13, 2015 STAFF REPORT

Summer getaway traffic starts this weekend

Ontario's Auditor General questions highway maintenance contracts
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Contractor procurement process questioned by Ontario Auditor General

May 1, 2015 STAFF REPORT

Savings achieved as winter highway maintenance deteriorated in Ontario

Steve Smith, OHMPA President 2015
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OHMPA names its new president

April 21, 2015 STAFF REPORT

Steve Smith, from the Miller Group, takes over association leadership

Trade contractors have a high dependence on cash flow and right now the money isn't trickling down to pay people who've completed work even when there is no dispute about the work that's been done, says John Blair, NTCCC Director and Executive Director of the Canadian Masonry Contractors Association.
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Trade contractors’ coalition continues lobby for prompt payment legislation

April 15, 2015 STAFF REPORT

NTCCC summit paves the way for increased trade contractor advocacy

Bike lanes will be added to Highway 137 and the Thousand Island Bridge this year as part of a $25M cycleON infrastructure program. The highway connects the northern end of Interstate 81 in New York with Highway 401, via the Canadian span of the Thousand Islands Bridge. The bridge was opened in August 1938.
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Ontario investing $25M in cycling infrastructure

April 7, 2015 STAFF REPORT

CycleON program adds highway bike lanes across Ontario

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

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Doing Asphalt Right

April 1, 2015 David Godkin

Pay attention to subgrades, surfaces for the best pavement

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

$20M investment includes projects to restore and rehabilitate assets in Fundy National Park and Kouchibouguac National Park.
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Feds provide $20M for New Brunswick parks infrastructure upgrades

March 18, 2015 STAFF REPORT

National parks and national historic sites across New Brunswick will receive $20 million worth of capital work this year. The investment includes projects to restore and rehabilitate assets in Fundy National Park and Kouchibouguac National Park. The projects are part of the $2.8 billion announced by

New safety manual for aggregates sector
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New safety manual for aggregates sector

February 26, 2015 STAFF REPORT

The Infrastructure Health and Safety Association has created a new a new Safe Work Practices for the Aggregates Industry. This manual, based on resources from the former Mines and Aggregates Safety and Health Association, provides workers in the aggregates industry

Walmart plans to invest $305M to build and renovate 29 retail stores and distribution centres
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Walmart expansion plans create 3,700 construction jobs

February 11, 2015 STAFF REPORT

$305M investment in 29 retail, distribution centre projects

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Burlington Canal Lift Bridge contract awarded

February 10, 2015 STAFF REPORT

The federal government has awarded a $9.4-million contract to The State Group Inc. of Mississauga, Ontario to replace key components in the  Burlington Canal Lift Bridge. The four-lane bridge spans the Burlington Bay Canal, which connects Lake Ontario to the

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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Asphalt mixes made easy

February 1, 2015 Patrick Callan

The Ontario Hot Mix Producers Association (OHMPA) liaison committee has created a spreadsheet to simplify measur­ing asphalt mixes to ensure they meet Ontario Provincial Standard Specification (OPSS) 310. The OHMPA says current testing processes can be cumbersome and result in

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Recycling: New crushers punch above weight class

February 1, 2015 David Godkin

Great hands, but can’t move his feet. Big and slow. And that jaw? Nothin’ but glass. That last word is about the worst thing you can say about a professional boxer. But strength, mobility and durability are just as important

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

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Aecon rebrands South Rock division

January 20, 2015 STAFF REPORT

Aecon Group Inc has formally rebranded South Rock Ltd, which will now be known as Aecon Transportation West (ATW). The rebranding follows Aecon’s purchase of South Rock five years ago. At the time, the acquisition enhanced Aecon’s ability to deliver

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

BC Roadbuilders and Heavy Construction Association
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B.C. Road Builders & Heavy Construction name new Board

January 8, 2015 STAFF REPORT

The B.C. Road Builders and Heavy Construction Association has elected its Board of Directors for 2015 including new Chair, John Ryan of the Nechako Group of Companies. “It is exciting to serve on the board of directors of the B.C.