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Mott MacDonald's concept design for a new 33,000-seat stadium in Regina.
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Mott MacDonald releases concept for $278M stadium in Regina

October 17, 2012 by Staff Report

The City of Regina has released Mott MacDonald’s concept design for a new 33,000-seat stadium in Regina. The consultancy was hired by the City of Regina in June 2012 to provide engineering, architectural and public private partnership advisory services on

Hamilton Pan Am Soccer Stadium.
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TO2015 unveils stadium for host of Pan Am soccer

October 15, 2012 by Staff Report

Hamilton’s storied Ivor Wynne Stadium will rise again as a state-of-the-art sport legacy to Steel Town, the sole host of soccer competitions during the upcoming TORONTO 2015 Pan Am Games. The brand new $145.7-million stadium, renamed Hamilton Pan Am Soccer

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Ottawa’s newest landmark takes first place for CDBI

October 12, 2012 by Submitted by Canadian Construction Association (CCA)

St. John’s, Nfld. – The Canadian Design Build Institute (CDBI) announced today the winners of its 10th Award of Excellence in design-build at the 2012 National Design-Build Conference, held this year from October 11-12 in St. John’s, Nfld. The 2012 Award

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RFQ issued for Toronto public health laboratory

October 12, 2012 by On-Site staff

Infrastructure Ontario (IO) has issued a request for qualifications for the construction of Public Health Ontario’s (PHO) Toronto public health laboratory at MaRS Centre Phase 2, located in the city’s Discovery District. The facility will be designed as a flexible

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Construction companies make Top 100 employers list for 2013

October 10, 2012 by On-Site staff

Four construction companies made the cut to Canada’s Top 100 Employers list for 2013. Aecon Group Inc., EllisDon Corporation, Ledcor Group of Companies and PCL Constructors Inc. all made top 100 list for next year. Each company was graded on

Telus House Toronto at 25 York St. in Toronto. Photo courtesy of Menkes Devleopment Ltd.
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Telus House Toronto earns LEED Platinum

October 10, 2012 by On-Site staff

Telus House Toronto continued to build on its collection of awards and certifications with its recent achievement of LEED Platinum certification in the LEED for Existing Buildings (EB): Operations and Maintenance category. The 781,236 sq. ft., downtown commercial building is

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Building permits climb in August

October 5, 2012 by On-Site staff

According to a recent Statistics Canada report, construction intentions jumped 7.9 per cent to an overall value of $7.3 billion in the month of August after dropping 2.8 per cent in July. The increase was fuelled by a 25.2-per cent

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Construction employment up in September

October 5, 2012 by On-Site staff

According to a recent Statistics Canada report, employment in the construction sector was up 2.3 per cent, or 28,800 jobs in September when compared to the previous month. Over the 12-month period from September 2011 to September 2012, employment within

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VIDEO: Montreal suspends $75M in contracts following corruption allegations

October 4, 2012 by On-Site staff

The City of Montreal has suspended approximately $75 million in new infrastructure contracts to allow the provincial government time to make changes to Bill 35, the law that states how public contracts are awarded, according to a recent CBC News

Aerial view of the Earth Rangers Centre. Photo courtesy of Earth Rangers.
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Earth Rangers Centre goes platinum

October 3, 2012 by On-Site staff

The Earth Rangers have gone from gold to platinum, after being awarded LEED Platinum certification by the Canada Green Building Council (CaGBC), through the LEED for Existing Buildings (EB) green building rating system for its Earth Rangers Centre in Woodbridge, Ont.

Navistar International is looking to assert itself as the vocational truck market leader.
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Navistar bolsters vocational product line; puts dealers through boot camp

October 1, 2012 by By James Menzies

TEST DRIVE – SALT LAKE CITY, Utah – Navistar International is looking to assert itself as the vocational truck market leader and over a four-week period concluding this week, has put more than 700 dealer reps through a vocational boot

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Aecon joint venture wins $100M pipeline contract

October 1, 2012 by On-Site staff

Aecon Group Inc. and Robert B. Somerville Co. Limited will work together on a contract to work on facilities related to the Cold Lake and Polaris pipelines in Alberta. The $100-million joint venture contract, awarded by Inter Pipeline Fund, will

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College of Trades releases apprenticeship ratio reviews

October 1, 2012 by On-Site staff

The Ontario College of Trades has published its first grouping of apprenticeship ratio review reports. Group A reports looked at journeyperson to apprentice ratios for the following compulsory trades:  Group A – 1: Floor covering installer Group A – 2:

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Rediscover concrete this fall

September 28, 2012 by On-Site staff

The Cement Association of Canada (CAC) is looking to get members of the construction industry throughout Canada better acquainted with concrete. The CAC will host seminars and meetings titled, Rediscover Concrete in every province where they will discuss the material’s

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Average weekly earnings down slightly in construction sector

September 27, 2012 by On-Site staff

According to a recent Statistics Canada report, average weekly earnings for employees within the construction sector fell 0.6 per cent in July to $1,133.10, when compared to June 2012 ($1,139.38). On a year-over year basis, average weekly earnings in the

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RFQ issued for GO Transit maintenance facility P3 project

September 26, 2012 by On-Site staff

Infrastructure Ontario (IO) and Metrolinx have released a request for qualifications to design, build, finance and maintain GO Transit’s East Rail Maintenance Facility. The new 600,000-plus sq. ft. facility will provide daily maintenance for upwards of 22 12-car passenger trains.

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SNC-Lavalin to work on iron ore project in Chile

September 26, 2012 by On-Site staff

SNC-Lavalin has won a contract to provide overall management, detailed engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) services to Compañía Minera del Pacífico S.A. (CAP Minería) for a thickened mine tailings disposal system at the Cerro Negro Norte iron ore project in

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Supermtal to supply energy producers in Ontario and Alberta

September 25, 2012 by On-Site staff

Supermétal has signed contracts for work on two of the four hydroelectric generating stations of the Lower Mattagami River Project, located on the Mattagami River in Ontario; and for work on a synthetic oil producing facility in Alberta. The Lévis,

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Pomerleau acquires Neilson Inc.

September 25, 2012 by 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

PCL recently won the Design-Build Institute of America's (DBIA) National Award in the Rehabilitation/Renovation/Restoration category for its work on LEGOLAND Florida. Photo courtesy of PCL Construction Services Inc.
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PCL recognized for working with LEGO

September 21, 2012 by On-Site staff

Edmonton-based PCL Construction Services, Inc. was awarded the Design-Build Institute of America’s (DBIA) National Award in the Rehabilitation/Renovation/Restoration category for its work on LEGOLAND Florida, located in Winter Haven, Fla. PCL completed the project in 15 months, working with Morris Architects