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Champlain bridge reopens after lengthy delay

December 3, 2013 by STAFF REPORT

Click here for a CBC video and story about the Champlain Bridge’s nine-hour delay as a superbeam was installed over the weekend.

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2014 construction forecast

December 1, 2013 by JIM BARNES

Despite economic bumps in the road and regional disparities, Canadian construction remains feisty

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Irish eyes smile on B.C. construction industry

December 1, 2013 by PATRICK CALLAN

Recruiting campaigns in Belfast, Dublin net nearly 500 skilled trades workers

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Sustainable construction: building tomorrow’s world

December 1, 2013 by Lyse Teasdale

From providing greater resilience in the face of more extreme weather events, to reducing emissions, to new, greener products, the cement and concrete industry is helping redefine the way we think about the construction of our roads, bridges, and buildings.

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EllisDon president and CEO named Canada’s 2013 Entrepreneur Of The Year

November 29, 2013 by Staff Report

MISSISSAUGA, ON, Nov. 29, 2013 /CNW/ – Wednesday November 27th at The Ritz Carlton in Toronto, EllisDon president and CEO, Geoff Smith, was awarded Canada’s 2013 EY Entrepreneur Of The Year Award. He will represent Canada at the EY World

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6 companies invited to bid on Hawkesbury & District General Hospital redevelopment

November 27, 2013 by STAFF REPORT

Infrastructure Ontario and Hawkesbury & District General Hospital have released a request for proposals for the hospital’s expansion and redevelopment project to six pre-qualified companies. The request for qualifications was issued in May 2013 and the following companies have been

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Ontario Wood Works! recognizes outstanding wood construction projects

November 27, 2013 by STAFF REPORT

A select group of Ontario’s leading architects, engineers and project teams recently received Wood Design Awards at the 13th annual Wood WORKS! celebration. The awards program recognizes people and organizations that are advancing the use of wood in all types

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Ready Mixed Concrete Association of Ontario to launch new pavement design assistance program

November 27, 2013 by STAFF REPORT

The Ready Mixed Concrete Association of Ontario will unveil its new pavement design assistance program (PDAP) at Concrete Canada, which is taking place from Dec. 4-6 at the Metro Toronto Convention Center in conjunction with Construct Canada. PDAP provides engineers

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Champlain Bridge to undergo emergency repairs after major crack discovered

November 22, 2013 by STAFF REPORT

A massive support beam will be installed on Montreal’s Champlain Bridge after a significant crack was found on Nov. 12 following regular inspections of the girder reinforcement. Two traffic lanes above the girder have since been closed. The first phase

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EllisDon wins corporate culture award

November 21, 2013 by STAFF REPORT

EllisDon is part of a select group of companies to be recognized by Waterstone Human Capital Ltd. for its outstanding corporate culture.  The construction giant is one of 10 winners in the Enterprise category (revenues above $500 million) of Canada’s 10 Most

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CCIL concerned about lack of government oversight in dozens of Ontario construction projects

November 21, 2013 by STAFF REPORT

The Canadian Council of Independent Laboratories (CCIL) is urging the Ontario government to require that all public infrastructure projects are independently tested and inspected. Arising from concerns in recent weeks over the Herb Gray Parkway – a $1.4-billion highway project under

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Quebec engineer achieves LEED Fellow status

November 20, 2013 by STAFF REPORT

Engineer Martin Roy has become the first Quebec native to achieve the LEED Fellow designation – the most prestigious honour in the green building industry. So far, only seven Canadians have earned LEED Fellow status. A total of 51 individuals

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Canadian government supports First Nation infrastructure in Winnipeg

November 20, 2013 by STAFF REPORT

The federal government is providing the Long Plain First Nation with $185,400 for economic infrastructure on its urban reserve in Winnipeg, Man. Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development Canada will issue the money through its Community Economic Opportunities Program. The Long

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Five companies invited to bid on Cambridge Memorial Hospital redevelopment project

November 19, 2013 by STAFF REPORT

Infrastructure Ontario and Cambridge Memorial Hospital have released a request for proposals to five prequalified companies to build and finance the hospital’s expansion and redevelopment project. The companies deemed to have the construction and financial capacity to take on the

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Skilled trades employers call for thorough review of compulsory certification process

November 13, 2013 by STAFF REPORT

Employers from across Ontario are urging the provincial government and the Ontario College of Trades to conduct a comprehensive review of the compulsory certification process because of significant concerns with inconsistencies in the review criteria. The government is in the

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LANDinc chosen to design Ontario Place urban park, waterfront trail

November 12, 2013 by STAFF REPORT

LANDinc has been selected to transform 7.5 acres of the east island at Ontario Place into a vibrant urban park and waterfront trail.  Chosen for their extensive local and international experience in planning and designing large waterfront projects, such as

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Aecon, ACS Dragados awarded $177M contract for Toronto Crosstown LRT project

November 12, 2013 by STAFF REPORT

Metrolinx has awarded a $177-million tunneling contract for the construction of a section of the Eglinton Crosstown Light Rail Transit (LRT) project in Toronto to a joint venture between Aecon/ACS Dragados Canada Inc. The project involves building two parallel 6.5-m

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Construction industry leaders support worker mobility legislation

November 12, 2013 by STAFF REPORT

Construction industry leaders are backing Bill C-201, a mobility tax credit to help construction workers cover travel costs when temporarily relocating for short-term jobs. Many believe it would create new opportunities for underemployed Canadian tradespeople. Robert Blakely, chief operating officer of

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Three companies shortlisted for children’s treatment centres in Ontario

November 11, 2013 by STAFF REPORT

Infrastructure Ontario and ErinoakKids Centre for Treatment and Development have shortlisted three construction teams to design, build and finance new children’s treatment centres in Brampton, Mississauga and Oakville. Peel-Halton Partnership Bondfield Construction Company Ltd. Stantec Architecture Rocklynn Capital Inc. Kids

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Study evaluates infrastructure resilience in Canada

November 7, 2013 by STAFF REPORT

A report by Winnipeg-based International Institute for Sustainable Development on the implications of climate change on Canada’s infrastructure represents an important step forward in the national conversation about infrastructure resilience. Published with support from the Cement Association of Canada, Climate