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Toronto Eaton Centre Bridge
News Construction

Cadillac Fairview, PCL awarded for Toronto Eaton Centre bridge

February 20, 2018 by Jillian Morgan

Toronto Construction Association (TCA) presented the Cadillac Fairview (CF) Toronto Eaton Centre Bridge project with its Best of the Best Project Achievement Award (medium size) for 2017. PCL Constructors Canada accepted the award at the TCA’s annual general meeting. The association’s

Walsh Canada
News Construction

TCA awards Walsh Canada for Toronto subway station, safety culture

February 20, 2018 by Jillian Morgan

Walsh Canada has won two Best of the Best awards at the Toronto Construction Association (TCA) Annual General Meeting. The company was recognized for Project Achievement – Large Projects (over $50 million) and Outstanding Safety Culture. The project achievement award

Canadian Concrete expo
News Concrete

First Canadian Concrete Expo a success

February 20, 2018 by Jillian Morgan

The Inaugural Canadian Concrete Expo took place at the International Centre in Toronto from Feb. 7-8 and featured nearly 200 exhibitors. The event was organized by 20/20 Show Productions. “Attendance was strong over the two days,” said expo president Stuart

News Skills Development

Alberta policy supports apprenticeship training on public projects

February 16, 2018 by Jillian Morgan

Alberta has introduced a new bidding policy for contractors to utilize apprentices in construction-related trades on large-scale, public infrastructure projects. The policy requires apprentices in the 11 trades to participate on major public projects valued over $15 million, or those

REM Montreal
News Construction

Montreal REM transportation network launches

February 16, 2018 by Jillian Morgan

The Reseau Express Metropolitain (REM) project in Montreal, Que. has launched. It will be the largest public transportation network developed in the city in 50 years. Construction is expected to begin in April 2018. Initial tests will be conducted at

News ConstructionLaw

Share your thoughts: Aecon takeover

February 15, 2018 by On-Site Magazine

The proposed takeover of Canadian construction giant Aecon by state-owned China Communications Construction Company (CCCC) has garnered national attention and debate. On-Site has its finger on the pulse for this nation’s contractors – and that’s why we want to hear

Aecon Acquisition China Communications Construction
News Law

Cabinet orders deeper security review of proposed Chinese takeover of Aecon Group

February 14, 2018 by Ross Marowits

Canadian security agencies are voicing their concern about the proposed takeover of Aecon Group Inc. by a Chinese state-owned business, prompting Ottawa to order a full national security review of the deal. “Based upon the advice we have received from

Mack Trucks North American Dealer of the Year
News Construction

Nova Scotia, Ontario truck dealerships awarded by Mack Trucks

February 14, 2018 by Jillian Morgan

Mack Trucks – part of Volvo Group – has named its 2017 North American award winners. MacKay’s Truck Center, located in Truro, N.S., was named the regional sales division winner for Canada. Cambridge, Ont.-based Vision Truck Group was named the

Aecon Acquisition China Communications Construction
News Law

Aecon extends takeover, responds to opposition

February 14, 2018 by Jillian Morgan

A national security review has extended the takeover of Aecon by state-owned China Communications Construction Company (CCCC). The federal government ordered the review under the Investment Canada Act. The outside date for the acquisition has been pushed to March 30

Howland Green Homes Net Zero Office Building
News Green Construction

Ontario homebuilder to construct Canada’s first net-zero office building

February 14, 2018 by Jillian Morgan

Markham, Ont.-based Howland Green Homes announced plans to construct the first net positive (net-zero) energy office building in Canada. A net-zero building generates its own energy needs through renewable on-site or remote power generation. The Howland Green Business Centre will

News Construction

Hartland wastewater facility reaches financial close

February 13, 2018 by Jillian Morgan

The contract for a water treatment facility project at the Hartland Landfill in Saanich, B.C., has reached a financial close. Bird Construction, as part of the Hartland Resource Management Group consortium, executed the contract to design, build, finance, operate and

News ConstructionLaw

PCA raises concerns over Aecon acquisition

February 13, 2018 by Jillian Morgan

The Progressive Contractors Association of Canada (PCA) has called on the federal government to halt the sale of Aecon to state-owned China Communications Construction Company (CCC). “We are adding our voice to a growing group of builders, safety and public

CNL Chalk River Campus Upgrades
News Construction

CNL to construct three new facilities at Chalk River campus

February 8, 2018 by Jillian Morgan

Three new facilities will be constructed at Canadian Nuclear Laboratories (CNL) Chalk River campus in Renfrew County, Ont. A new logistics complex, business hub and support facility at the site represent $100 million in new infrastructure, combined with a federal

Dawson City Yukon Water Treatment Facility
News Infrastructure

Dawson, Y.T. water treatment facility receives federal investment

February 7, 2018 by Jillian Morgan

A new pump house with water treatment equipment will be constructed in Dawson, Y.T. The $15 million project received joint federal-territorial funding under the Small Communities Fund. It will replace the current water distribution pump house. The project intends to

Rothesay Park Upgrade Canada 150
News Construction

Park improvements in Rothesay, N.B., commemorate Canada 150

February 6, 2018 by Jillian Morgan

A park infrastructure improvement project in Rothesay, N.B, received $150,000 in provincial funding. It involved the construction of a picnic and viewing centre at East Riverside-Kingshurt Park, and the creation of electronic community notice boards. The town of Rothesay also

LNG Canada BC facility
News Construction

LNG Canada shortlists two contractors for B.C. export facility

February 6, 2018 by Jillian Morgan

LNG Canada has shortlisted two engineering, procurement and construction (ECP) contractors to build a proposed LNG export facility in Kitimat, B.C. Finalists include the partnerships of TechnipFMC plc-KBR and JGC-Fluor. Negotiations between the two contractors to determine the most commercially

$30 million in government funding has been committed to build the Freedom Road that will connect the Shoal Lake No. 40 First Nation with the Manitoba Trans-Canada highway
News Roads

Phase two of Freedom Road project underway

February 5, 2018 by Jillian Morgan

Construction will soon start on the second phase of the Shoal Lake Band 40 all-weather road. The $30 million road construction will link the community to the Trans-Canada Highway through the construction of a bridge over the City of Winnipeg

Bowmanville hospital redevelopment
News Construction

Bowmanville, Ont. hospital to undergo redevelopment project

February 5, 2018 by Jillian Morgan

A hospital in Bowmanville, Ont. – part of the province’s Durham region – will undergo a redevelopment project. A new hospital wing will be construction, which will include an emergency department, surgical services, critical care unit, inpatient units and diagnostic

News LabourSkills Development

250,000 construction workers to retire this decade

February 5, 2018 by Jillian Morgan

Over 250,000 construction workers are expected to retire this decade, according to the latest labour market forecast from BuildForce Canada. Those workers account for 21 per cent of Canada’s construction workforce. To meet labour requirements, 277,000 construction workers will need

News ConstructionFinancing

Fairfax to acquire some Carillion Canada assets

February 5, 2018 by Jillian Morgan

Fairfax Financial has agreed to acquire certain assets and assume certain liabilities of Carillion Canada. Under the transaction, Fairfax will acquire the services business carried on by Carillion Canada and over 4,500 Carillion employees will move to Fairfax. Services include:



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