On-Site Magazine


News ConstructionRoads

CAA searching for Ontario’s worst roads


The Canadian Automobile Association (CAA) has launched its 10th annual Ontario’s Worst Roads Campaign to draw attention to infrastructure problems across the province. The CAA campaign encourages Ontarians to vote online during the month of May for roads that need

News ConstructionInfrastructureP3sRoadsSkills Development

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

Article AsphaltRoads

The road ahead for foamed asphalt

April 1, 2013 Jim Barnes

Asphalt roadbuilding costs are under pressure and pretty much everyone – from owners to contractors – agrees on the need to get them under control. Foamed asphalt, first developed in the U.S. about 50 years ago, holds potential to keep

Colin Burpee
News AsphaltConstructionRoads

OHMPA names Colin Burpee president for 2013

March 19, 2013 Staff Report

Colin Burpee has been elected president of the Ontario Hot Mix Producers Association (OHMPA). Burpee, general manager at Aecon Construction and Materials Ltd., was handed the ceremonial gavel by former OHMPA president Murray Ritchie during OHMPA’s 39th annual general meeting,

News ConstructionRoadsSkills Development

On-Site presents Al Reed with CCA’s Civil Infrastructure Award of Recognition

March 7, 2013 Staff Report

All of CCA’s award winners were honoured this week in La Malbaie, Que. at the Canadian Construction Association’s 95th annual conference. The Civil Infrastructure Award is particularly special to On-Site, as we sponsor this prestigious category every year.   This

Article ConcreteRoads

A concrete future for road repair

March 1, 2013 Staff Report

Road-maintenance projects are certainly not an uncommon site around the Greater Toronto Area, so the work that was done in September 2012 to repair the intersection of Courtney Park and Kennedy Road in Mississauga, Ont. would not seem unique to

Article Roads

8 innovations in road surface products and techniques

March 1, 2013 Tricia Radison

To the untrained eye, a road surface is just a layer of asphalt or concrete. But there is an abundance of products, techniques and treatments that can do everything from preventing pavement from cracking to lessening traffic noise to helping

News ConstructionRoads

Lavis Contracting Company Ltd. named 2012 MTO Paver of the Year

February 21, 2013 Staff Report

The Ontario Road Builders’ Association (ORBA), in partnership with the Ministry of Transportation (MTO), has announced Lavis Contracting Company Ltd. as the 2012 MTO Paver of the Year for their work on Highway 21 from Sheppardton north to Kingsbridge. The

News ConstructionRoads

Larry Tanenbaum inducted into the Road Building Hall of Fame

February 21, 2013 Staff Report

The Ontario Road Builders’ Association (ORBA) has inducted Larry Tanenbaum (OC) into the Road Building Hall of Fame. Tanenbaum was elected on February 12, 2013 by the ORBA board of directors, past presidents, and current Hall of Fame members, for

News ConstructionRoads

Coco Paving Inc. fined $170,000 after worker killed

January 23, 2013 Staff Report

Coco Paving Inc., a Tecumseh road constructor, was fined $170,000 for a violation of the Occupational Health and Safety Act after a worker was killed. On June 1, 2011, Coco Paving Inc. was installing sewer and water main connections on

News ConstructionRoads

CEO of OHMPA retires after 15 years

January 21, 2013 Andrew Snook

SourceURL:file://localhost/Users/lyndsc/Documents/Microsoft%20User%20Data/Saved%20Attachments/Mike%20O’Connor%20NEWS%20ITEM.doc Michael O’Connor has retired from his position at the Ontario Hot Mix Producers Association (OHMPA) and the Toronto & Area Road Builders Association (TARBA), ending a 15-year run as CEO of both organizations. O’Connor was involved in a variety

News AsphaltConstructionConstruction MaterialsInfrastructureRoads

Petrowest wins $78M contract for completion of Highway 43 twinning

January 16, 2013 On-Site staff

Petrowest Corporation has been awarded a contract for the construction of the final section of the twinning of Highway 43 by Sturgeon Lake Cree Nation. The final section of the twinning runs 19.9 kilometres between Valleyview and Grand Prairie, Alta.

News ConstructionConstruction MaterialsFinancingInfrastructureRoads

Construction underway for $132M York Region transit facility

December 19, 2012 On-Site staff

Politicians at the federal, provincial and municipal levels came out to celebrate the start of construction for a $132 million York Region transit facility being built in Richmond Hill, Ont. The facility will maintain and store York Region Transit/Viva transit

A contract launch event was held on Nov. 30 for Phase 2 of the Port Hope Project. From left: Sandra Young, regional director, acquisition and compensation for Public Works & Government Services Canada; Greg Stack, vice-president, business development and design for Kenaidan Contracting, Mississauga; Rick Norlock, MP Northumberland-Quinte West; Port Hope Mayor Linda Thompson and Port Hope Area Initiative Management Office Port Hope Project director Walter van Veen. Image courtesy of Port Hope Area Initiative management office.
News ConstructionDemolitionFinancingRoads

Phase 2 of Port Hope Project underway

November 30, 2012 On-Site staff

The second phase of the Port Hope Project recently began, with the construction of the $22-million Water Treatment Plant construction contract underway. The contract, which includes site clearing and road upgrades, was awarded to Mississauga, Ont.-based Kenaidan Contracting Ltd. The

Members of the Toronto International Film Festival team pose for a photo after being awarded the Ontario Concrete Award for the Mid to High Rise Residential category on Nov. 28 at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre.
News BridgesConcreteConstructionConstruction MaterialsRoadsSkills Development

Concrete champions

November 30, 2012 Andrew Snook

The Ontario Concrete Awards took place on Nov. 28, 2012 at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre during Construct Canada and honoured innovative concrete-related design and construction across the province. Award winners Architectural Merit – Rotman School of Management Expansion Location:

News BridgesConstructionFinancingInfrastructureRoads

Twenty-year plan for Canada’s infrastructure

November 20, 2012 On-Site staff

How much time does Canada need to fix its current infrastructure? Twenty years, according to the Federation of Canadian Municipalities (FCM). The FCM recommended that a 20-year plan with “predictable funding” is required to fix the country’s infrastructure. “A long-term

News BridgesConstructionConstruction MaterialsFinancingInfrastructureRoadsSkills Development

B.C. reaches agreements for highway maintenance through 2018-19

October 23, 2012 On-Site staff

B.C.’s Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure recently reached agreements with the B.C. Road Builders and Heavy Construction Association (BCRB) and the B.C. Government and Service Employees’ Union (BCGEU) for a five-year extension of 27 of the 28 provincial service area

News AsphaltBridgesConstructionFinancingInfrastructureRoads

Pomerleau acquires Neilson Inc.

September 25, 2012 On-Site staff

Pomerleau Inc. recently expanded its reach in the construction industry, with the purchase of Neilson Inc., a Saint-Nicolas, Que.-based firm that specializes in civil engineering and infrastructure in Quebec and Western Canada, Pomerleau president and CEO Pierre Pomerleau stated that

News AsphaltBridgesConcreteConstructionInfrastructureP3sRoads

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

Minister of National Defence and Regional Minister for Nova Scotia Peter McKay and Nova Scotia Minister of Transportation and Infrastructure Renewal Maurice Smith pose for a photo during the groundbreaking ceremony for Phase 2 of the Highway 104 project, held on Aug. 31 in Antigonish, N.S.  Image: Transport Canada.
News ConstructionFinancingInfrastructureRoads

Phase 2 of Highway 104 project underway in Nova Scotia

September 6, 2012 On-Site staff

A groundbreaking ceremony was recently held for the second phase of the Highway 104 project in Antigonish, N.S. The second phase of the project will include: the building of eight kilometers of four-lane, divided highway between Beech Hill Road and