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PCL Toronto moving to the office of the future

November 22, 2017 by Corinne Lynds

Toronto – On December 22, 2017, PCL Constructors Canada Inc. (Toronto) is moving its district operations to adopt a new space that embraces the workplace of the future.  “Our new district office space reflects an important investment in our employees

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Bauma selects Canada as official partner country for 2019 show

November 21, 2017 by Corinne Lynds

Bauma, the world’s largest trade show for the international construction machinery, mining equipment, and building material machinery sectors, has named Canada as its official partner country for the April 2019 show. According to organizers Canada was chosen to “reflect the

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Key differences highlighted: backshoring vs. reshoring in drop-head slab formwork systems

November 21, 2017 by Corinne Lynds

Richmond, B.C. — Backshoring and reshoring systems both work to support the weight of newly poured concrete slabs and look extremely similar, but using the wrong one can lead to structural collapse. WorkSafeBC has recently published two safety bulletins: an overview

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Government of Canada announces Inaugural Board of Directors for the Canada Infrastructure Bank

November 19, 2017 by Infrastructure Canada

Ottawa—Amarjeet Sohi, Minister of Infrastructure and Communities, announced that 10 professionals have been appointed as the Board of Directors of the Canada Infrastructure Bank. Their appointments were made following an open, transparent, and merit-based selection process that attracted a range

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Lawyer wants workplace injury case thrown out for going over time

November 19, 2017 by CBC 

CBC Reports: A lawyer for Aecon Construction Inc. has argued that an occupational health and safety charge should be stayed because the case has gone over the time limit set by the Supreme Court of Canada. The case involves an incident

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One York Street achieves LEED Platinum certification, and breaks a record

November 19, 2017 by EllisDon

Mississauga — EllisDon’s landmark, One York Street project, achieved a LEED Platinum, the highest level of certification awarded by the Canada Green Building Council (CaGBC). Through the qualification process, One York Street earned 89 points, which also represents the highest score

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Southeast Collegiate celebrates construction of new state-of-the-art educational institute Français

November 17, 2017 by Indigenous and Northern Affairs Canada

WINNIPEG – The Government of Canada is committed to ensuring First Nation students have quality learning environments that celebrate Indigenous culture and promote academic achievement.Terry Duguid, Member of Parliament for Winnipeg South, along with the Southeast Resource Development Council (SERDC), toured the construction

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Trans Mountain Expansion detailed route hearings announced for interior B.C. Français

November 17, 2017 by National Energy Board

CALGARY – The National Energy Board (NEB) announced that detailed route hearings for Segments 3 & 4 of the Trans Mountain Expansion Project are expected to begin in February, 2018. Hearings will take place in Valemount and Clearwater, B.C. Previously, the NEB announced detailed

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Canada Science and Technology Museum opens its doors to the public

November 17, 2017 by On-Site

OTTAWA – The new Canada Science and Technology Museum opened its doors to the public today, following a three-year renewal. Originally opened as a centennial project in 1967, the museum celebrates its 50thanniversary this week – as part of the Canada 150 celebrations. Canada

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Alberta Premier to promote importance of the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion

November 15, 2017 by Alberta Government

The Conference Board of Canada estimates the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion project will create 15,000 construction jobs and 37,000 direct, indirect and induced jobs per year of operation. The project has approval from the federal and British Columbia governments, but continues

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Graham is one of Canada’s Top 100 Employers

November 15, 2017 by Graham Construction

For the third consecutive year, Graham has made Canada’s Top 100 Employers list. This accomplishment is made even more special by the current economic conditions facing Canadian companies. “We recognize that our competitive advantage is delivered by our employees,” says Jeff

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Vancouver development wins global award for excellence

November 15, 2017 by On-Site

Vancouver’s first major transit-oriented development integrated with a Canada Line rapid transit station won a global award today. Marine Gateway by PCI Developments was one of 13 developments worldwide selected by the Urban Land Institute for its 2017-2018 Global Award for Excellence. This prestigious award is

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PCL Receives 2017 Ingenious Award for Business Intelligence

November 14, 2017 by PCL Construction

Edmonton, AB – PCL’s Project Analytics initiative has been recognized by the Information and Technology Association of Canada (ITAC) with a 2017 Ingenious Award in the Large Private Sector category. PCL’s Project Analytics is an innovative analytics/dashboard solution that provides

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Ontario’s Autonomous Vehicle Innovation Network a good initiative for future mobility: infrastructure advocate

November 14, 2017 by Corinne Lynds

VAUGHAN, ON, Nov. 9, 2017 /CNW/ – Premier Kathleen Wynne has signalled a strong commitment by the province in the development of self-driving vehicles by launching the $80-million Autonomous Vehicle Innovation Network (AVIN) in Stratford, says the Residential and Civil Construction Alliance of Ontario (RCCAO). “Premier Wynne, Transportation Minister Steven

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Readership Study: Tell us what you think

November 14, 2017 by Corinne Lynds

On-Site Magazine, Canada’s leading publication for the commercial construction industry, is seeking input from its readers. As part of our continuous effort to improve print and digital products, we are conducting a survey to gain information about the magazine and

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Canada and Quebec support improved public transit service in Longueuil Français

November 14, 2017 by Infrastructure Canada

BROSSARD, QC – The governments of Canada and Quebec announced an investment of more than $63 million for 22 new projects by the Réseau de transport de Longueuil (RTL) under the Public Transit Infrastructure Fund. The Government of Canada will provide more than $35 million for these projects, and the Government of Quebec will contribute over $28

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Kenaidan wins silver at Canada’s Safest Employers Awards

November 9, 2017 by Corinne Lynds

TORONTO, ONTARIO – Kenaidan was recognized as one of Canada’s Safest Employers. The silver award, in the Building and Construction category, was presented to Kenaidan at Canada’s Safest Employers Awards Gala held on October 24, 2017 in Toronto. The company

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No need for national security review of Aecon takeover, China’s ambassador says

November 8, 2017 by CBC.ca

China’s ambassador to Canada says there is no need for a national security review of a Chinese firm’s $1.5-billion bid to take over Canadian construction giant Aecon. “The technology from the Chinese side is much higher than the Canadian side… it is

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Calgary Cancer Centre breaks ground

November 8, 2017 by CCE

L-R: Premier Rachel Notley, Dr. Francois Belanger, Will Morlidge with daughter Virginia, Minister Sandra Jansen and Minister Sarah Hoffman break ground on the Calgary Cancer Centre. Construction has started on the new Calgary Cancer Centre, a $1.4 billion project that will offer

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Case Study: Building in the Great White North

November 8, 2017 by Carillion Canada

The Nunavut Research Institute’s research lab, Igloolik, Nunavut. In the Canadian Arctic, resources are limited, weather is a challenge and community is key, especially when it comes to building. Through its joint-venture partnership with Tangmaarvik, Carillion was contracted by the