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Teri McKibbon will take over as CEO of Aecon this June.
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Aecon to appoint new CEO in June

March 12, 2014 by STAFF REPORT

Aecon Group Inc. announced that its board of directors will name Teri McKibbon, currently president and chief operating officer, as the company’s president and CEO on June 11 at its annual general meeting.  Current CEO, John M. Beck, will become

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Request for qualifications released for new Mackenzie Vaughan Hospital

March 11, 2014 by STAFF REPORT

Infrastructure Ontario and Mackenzie Health have issued a request for qualifications to design, build, finance and maintain a new hospital in Vaughan, Ont. The request for qualifications is the first step in the process to select a team for the

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CCA awards Canada’s construction leaders in 2013

March 11, 2014 by STAFF REPORT

The Canadian Construction Association (CCA) recognized 12 individuals, associations and firms for their outstanding achievements and contributions to the industry, their communities and to Canada. The awards ceremony took place on March 11 in Panama City, Panama as part of

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SCC, CHRSC seek standardization for crane and hoisting industry

March 11, 2014 by STAFF REPORT

The Standards Council of Canada (SCC) and the Canadian Hoisting and Rigging Safety Council (CHRSC) have joined forces on a project to find a solution to the differing crane and hoisting reference standards across Canada. Canadian industry sectors that are

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Canam Group announces $191M in structural steel projects

March 11, 2014 by STAFF REPORT

Structal-Heavy Steel Construction, a business unit of Canam Group Inc., will take part in four major North American projects worth more than $191 million. Structal’s role in the scope of these projects – one in Edmonton, three in New York –

A Sonsray CX350C excavator puts on a demonstration at CONEXPO-CON/AGG 2014 on March 4, 2014 in Las Vegas, Nev.
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CONEXPO steals show in Las Vegas

March 10, 2014 by STAFF REPORT

A confluence of international construction professionals took the desert by storm last week during CONEXPO-CON/AGG 2014 in Las Vegas, Nev. The five-day mega construction conference, held every third year, is North America’s largest gathering for the construction, construction materials, and

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PCA welcomes Ontario signing of Canada Job Grant agreement in principle

March 6, 2014 by STAFF REPORT

The Progressive Contractors Association of Canada (PCA) approves the Government of Ontario and the Government of Canada’s announcement that the province of Ontario has signed an agreement in principle on the Canada Job Grant. PCA has been a staunch supporter

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GrandLinq partnership recommended for Waterloo Region LRT project

March 5, 2014 by STAFF REPORT

The GrandLinq consortium has been recommended to the Region of Waterloo Council as the preferred proponent for the development of the Region of Waterloo Stage 1 Light Rail Transit (LRT) project in southwestern Ontario. Regional Council is expected to make

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PCL selected for McMaster Children’s Health Centre project

March 5, 2014 by STAFF REPORT

Infrastructure Ontario and Hamilton Health Sciences have chosen PCL Partnerships as the preferred bidder to design, build and finance the new McMaster Children’s Health Centre in Hamilton, Ont. The PCL Partnerships team consists of PCL as constructor, TD Securities as

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Aecon, SNC-Lavalin joint venture awarded John Hart Generating Station project in BC

March 5, 2014 by STAFF REPORT

Aecon Group Inc. and SNC-Lavalin Constructors Pacific Inc. are teaming up for a civil construction project to replace the John Hart Generating Station in British Columbia. The project involves the construction of a water bypass facility, a new underground generating station,

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SNC-Lavalin consortium awarded John Hart Project in BC

February 28, 2014 by Staff Report

SNC-Lavalin Inc. has announced that InPower BC signed an agreement with BC Hydro to design, build, partially finance and rehabilitate the John Hart Generating Station Replacement Facility under a 20-year contract. BC Hydro will continue to operate the facility. Built

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Lafarge Canada launches corporate social responsibility platform

February 28, 2014 by Staff Report

Lafarge Canada Inc. (Eastern Canada), has launched of its corporate social responsibility platform. The new initiative, called Deep Roots – Part of our communities: past, present, and future, supports Lafarge’s global Sustainability Ambitions for 2020. “Our commitment to building better

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CAWIC calls on construction industry to promote women’s advancement

February 25, 2014 by STAFF REPORT

The Canadian Association of Women in Construction (CAWIC) is actively seeking partners in the construction industry to work together on addressing the shortage of skilled trades in Canada by promoting the advancement of woman in leadership roles. The Government of

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SNC-Lavalin appoints chief compliance officer

February 24, 2014 by STAFF REPORT

Looking to reinforce its commitment to ethics and compliance, SNC-Lavalin hired David Wilkins as its chief compliance officer. Wilkins’s career includes overseeing ethics and compliance at the Dow Chemical Co. since 2008, serving as general counsel of Union Carbide Co.

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6 companies invited to bid on Casey House redevelopment project

February 24, 2014 by STAFF REPORT

Infrastructure Ontario and Casey House released a request for proposals to the six companies shortlisted to build and finance the Casey House redevelopment project. Renovation and expansion of the downtown Toronto facility, which is scheduled to begin in late 2014,

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Cement Association upset carbon tax not addressed in B.C. budget

February 21, 2014 by STAFF REPORT

The Cement Association of Canada (CAC) is disappointed with the B.C. provincial government’s decision not to change how the carbon tax is applied to the cement sector in its 2014 budget. The B.C. cement industry has traditionally provided more than

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Shortlist released for University of Ottawa Heart Institute redevelopment project

February 21, 2014 by STAFF REPORT

Infrastructure Ontario and the University of Ottawa Heart Institute have shortlisted five companies to build and finance the Heart Institute Cardiac Life Support Services redevelopment project. The project will expand the facility to improve access to high quality specialized cardiac

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Deadline approaching to register for Holcim’s sustainable construction awards

February 21, 2014 by STAFF REPORT

Submissions for the Holcim Awards for Sustainable Construction are being accepted until March 24.  Now in its fourth cycle, the competition recognizes innovative projects, community plans, buildings, technologies and ideas from around the world that deliver economic and social performance

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Hamilton International Airport issues RFP for design of Air Cargo Logistics Facility

February 20, 2014 by Staff Report

John C. Munro Hamilton International Airport has issued a Request for Proposal for Professional Design Service of its new Air Cargo Logistics Facility. The $12-million Air Cargo Logistics Facility, slated to open in 2015, is being funded through a joint

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Construction hiring begins as K2 Wind Power project moves forward

February 20, 2014 by Staff Report

1,000 Ontario jobs and over $5 million injected into local economy each year