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AEM survey: stronger 2011 sales expected and slower growth through 2014

December 16, 2011 by Andrew Snook

Construction equipment manufacturers are expected to end 2011 with double-digit growth worldwide, and continued growth through 2014, according to the Association of Equipment Manufacturers’ (AEM) annual business “outlook” survey. The AEM survey expects the U.S. to have the biggest increase

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Partnership pays off for PCL and SNC-Lavalin

December 15, 2011 by Andrew Snook

 A partnership in potash has paid off for the PCL family of companies and SNC-Lavalin. The two companies, involved in a joint venture, were awarded a $1.5-billion mine facility expansion contract in Vanscoy, Sask. The owner of the mine, Agrium

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RCCAO: province needs to stay the course in public infrastructure investment

December 9, 2011 by Andrew Snook

The Residential and Civil Construction Alliance of Ontario has a message for the province regarding investment in infrastructure: keep it coming. The RCCAO commissioned RiskAnalytica, a risk management firm, to evaluate the link between sustained investments in the infrastructure sector

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Ritchie Bros. Auctioneers surpasses $1 billion in 2011

December 8, 2011 by Andrew Snook

One billion dollars. That’s the figure recently reached and surpassed by Ritchie Bros. Auctioneers for its 2011 online equipment sales. The Vancouver-based company is the largest on-site and online auctioneer of heavy equipment and trucks. In 2002, Ritchie Bros. started

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SNC-Lavalin acquires Harder Associates

December 6, 2011 by Andrew Snook

SNC Lavalin recently announced its acquisition of Harder Associates Engineering Consulting, an engineering consulting firm located in Fort St. John, B.C. Representatives for SNC Lavalin stated that the purchase would reinforce its geo-technical and geo-environmental expertise. Harder Associates offers consulting

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The 2011 National Energy Code of Canada for Buildings now 25% more energy efficient

December 5, 2011 by NRC

Some 245 technical changes have been made to the 2011 National Energy Code of Canada for Buildings to accommodate new technologies and construction practices that have emerged in Canada over the past 15 years.  “We are working with the provinces

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CCA applauds feds for successor program to Building Canada Plan

December 1, 2011 by Andrew Snook

The Building Canada Plan will have a successor program, and that is news the Canadian Construction Association can dig. On Nov. 30, the federal government announced its plans and strategy to develop a successor program to the Building Canada Plan,

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Algonquin Centre for Construction Excellence opens in Ottawa

November 28, 2011 by Andrew Snook

The Algonquin Centre for Construction Excellence (ACCE) is ready to build a brighter future for Canada’s skilled trades workers. Representatives from the college held an official ribbon-cutting ceremony on Friday, Nov. 25, celebrating the 190,000 square-foot centre of learning. Officially

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May 1, 2011 by On-Site Magazine

The 2013 edition of On-Site¹s Top Contractor survey is coming soon. To participate in this valuable industry document and have your company listed (no charge) in the June issue, please fill out the attached survey and return it to the editor, Corinne Lynds



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