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Trio of developers table plans for mixed-use Toronto neighbourhood

February 5, 2014 by STAFF REPORT

RioCan REIT, Allied Properties REIT and Diamond Corp. are teaming up for a mixed-use project to revitalize a downtown Toronto neighbourhood. Currently under review by the City of Toronto, if approved, “The Well” neighbourhood will span seven acres south of

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$1B cement plant to be built in Quebec

February 5, 2014 by STAFF REPORT

McInnis Cement has announced plans to go ahead with its Port-Daniel-Gascons cement plant project this spring along the south shore of the St. Lawrence River in Quebec. Planning for the $1-billion project in Gaspésie, Que. has been in the works

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Construction companies, First Nations sign agreement for mining in Ontario

February 4, 2014 by STAFF REPORT

SNC-Lavalin, Cementation Canada Inc., Morris Group Ltd., Flying Post First Nation, Lac Seul First Nation, Mattagami First Nation and Wahgoshig First Nation have signed a memorandum of understanding to capitalize the First Nations Mining Corp. (FNMC). FNMC will form joint

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Feds support three-year women in construction project

February 3, 2014 by STAFF REPORT

The Canadian Association of Women in Construction (CAWIC) has received $249,000 in funding from the Government of Canada through Status of Women Canada to promote women into leadership roles within the Canadian construction industry. The money will be used for

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PCL closing in on $10B revenue

February 3, 2014 by On-Site Magazine

With PCL Construction quickly approaching the $10 billion in annual revenue mark, the company announced the evolution of its senior executive management with the unveiling of the Office of the CEO. Office members include: Paul Douglas (president and CEO), Dave

World of Concrete featured many competitions such as MCAA's Fastest Trowel on the Block & International Masonry Skills Challenge.
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World of Concrete celebrates 40 years of industry excellence

January 31, 2014 by STAFF REPORT

World of Concrete 2014 boasted another strong turnout as more than 48,000 attendees and 1,250 exhibitors were on hand for the show at the Las Vegas Convention Center in Las Vegas, Nev. from Jan. 20 to 24. Since relocating to

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Lafarge to ramp up precast operations and automation in Alberta

January 30, 2014 by STAFF REPORT

Lafarge Canada Inc. is investing $60 million to double capacity and add more automation to its Alberta precast operations to keep up with growing customer demand in the energy, infrastructure, commercial and residential markets. Construction of a new plant in

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Shortlist unveiled for Milton District Hospital redevelopment

January 30, 2014 by STAFF REPORT

Infrastructure Ontario and Halton Healthcare Services have announced the three teams in the running to design, build, finance and maintain the Milton District Hospital expansion project. The project will significantly increase the size of the hospital, with a focus on

Vistal I and II are the first residential highrise buildings to achieve LEED Gold in Quebec.
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Montreal highrise building achieves LEED gold standard

January 29, 2014 by STAFF REPORT

Proment Corp. has announced that its Vistal II highrise building in Montreal, Que. has been certified LEED Gold by the Canada Green Building Council, following on the heels of the Vistal I tower which received the same certification in 2011. 

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Teens to the rescue?

January 28, 2014 by STAFF REPORT

Exhibition targets youth to help fill job shortages in Ontario’s construction industry

Stephen Carpenter, founder of Enermodal Engineering, has been awarded the Order of Canada for his work in the green building industry.
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Green building guru awarded Order of Canada

January 28, 2014 by PATRICK CALLAN

Stephen Carpenter, founder of Enermodal Engineering in Waterloo, ON – Canada’s largest green buildings consulting firm – has been awarded with the nation’s highest civilian honour: the Order of Canada. A founding father of green building in Canada, Carpenter was

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Lafarge acquires eight ready-mix plants from James Dick Construction

January 24, 2014 by STAFF REPORT

Lafarge Canada Inc. has acquired eight manufacturing plants from James Dick Construction Ltd. in an effort to bolster its ready-mix concrete business in Ontario. Located in Alliston, Bolton, Brampton, Caledon, Hamilton, Oshawa and Scarborough, the plants will operate as a

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Sound absorptive noise barriers to be installed for $1.4B Windsor highway project

January 23, 2014 by STAFF REPORT

Armtec Infrastructure Inc. has begun a contract with Parkway Infrastructure Constructors Group to design, engineer, supply and install more than six kilometers of sound absorptive noise barriers for the Rt. Hon. Herb Gray Parkway (formerly the Windsor-Essex Parkway) in southern

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Canam Group purchases 66 per cent share of Massif Technologies

January 22, 2014 by STAFF REPORT

Canam Group, a maker of steel construction components, has acquired a 66 per cent interest of Massif Technologies, an engineering firm that specializes in wood structures. Financial deals were not disclosed. Massif Technologies consists of a group of engineers and

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EllisDon to build trades facility in Haiti

January 22, 2014 by STAFF REPORT

EllisDon’s chief estimator is heading to Haiti to help a Canadian charity build a trades facility that will provide skilled training for local residents. EllisDon’s Jason Walker, along with experts from six related businesses, will be working with Empower Global,

The last of 48 vertical steel columns that will support the glass atrium over the GO Transit train shed roof has been installed.
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Union Station revitalization project makes significant progress

January 21, 2014 by STAFF REPORT

A major milestone in Toronto’s Union Station revitalization project has been reached as the last of 48 vertical steel columns that will support the glass atrium over the GO Transit train shed roof was put in place. The revitalization of

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Shortlisted companies invited to bid on Joseph Brant Hospital project

January 17, 2014 by STAFF REPORT

Infrastructure Ontario and Joseph Brant Hospital have released a request for proposals for the design, build and finance of the hospital’s redevelopment and expansion project. Following a request for qualifications issued in April 2013, three teams have been shortlisted with

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CCCPP lauds feds decision to use P3 model for new St. Lawrence bridge

January 17, 2014 by STAFF REPORT

The Canadian Council for Public-Private Partnerships (CCPPP) has put its stamp of approval on the federal govenerment’s decision to build the new St. Lawrence bridge through a public-private-partnership (P3). The Government of Canada recently released the PricewaterhouseCoopers business case confirming

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Strongco opens new larger facility in Quebec City

January 15, 2014 by Staff Report

Strongco announcd the grand opening of its newest location in Saint-Augustin-de-Desmaures, a suburb of Quebec City on January 13. The $8.6-million investment in the new facility will replace the old Sainte-Foy branch, better positioning the company as a leader in

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Conception Bay South Bypass extension officially now open

January 15, 2014 by Staff Report

With construction now complete, the Honourable Nick McGrath, Minister of Transportation and Works cut the ribbon and officially opened the Conception Bay South (CBS) Bypass extension. The $25.3-million project spans from Legion Road to Seal Cove representing a total distance of