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5 Companies invited to bid on University of Ottawa Heart Institute redevelopment project

March 24, 2014 by STAFF REPORT

Infrastructure Ontario and the University of Ottawa Heart Institute will release a request for proposals to companies pre-qualified to build and finance the Heart Institute Cardiac Life Support Services redevelopment project. A request for qualifications process that began in September

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Shortlist to be unveiled for Credit Valley Hospital redevelopment project

March 24, 2014 by STAFF REPORT

Infrastructure Ontario and Trillium Health Partners will release a request for proposals to the five companies shortlisted to build and finance the Credit Valley Hospital Priority Areas Redevelopment Project. A request for qualifications issued in May 2013 shortlisted the top

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Arup chosen as prime consultant for new Calgary Cancer Centre

March 24, 2014 by STAFF REPORT

Arup, an independent firm of designers, planners, engineers, consultants and technical specialists, will provide full multi-disciplinary technical advisory services to the Government of Alberta for the new Calgary Cancer Centre. Located on the Foothills Medical Centre site, the new cancer

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P3s provide $51B boost to Canada’s economy

March 24, 2014 by STAFF REPORT

Public-private partnerships (P3s) generated $51.2 billion and 290,680 full-time jobs from 2003 and 2012, according to an economic impact study conducted by InterVISTAS. The report notes that with the public sector facing aging infrastructure, population growth and budget constraints, P3s

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AMO believes proposed Prompt Payment Act sacrifices quality, accountability

March 19, 2014 by Association of Municipalities of Ontario

Association of Municipalities of Ontario (AMO) president Russ Powers is urging the Ontario Legislature’s Standing Committee on Regulations and Private Bills to rethink Bill 69, The Prompt Payment Act, 2013. “Our residents expect prompt payment of contractors to be balanced

New Toronto water park will create design and construction jobs.
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Next generation water park and event complex planned for Greater Toronto Area

March 18, 2014 by On-Site Magazine

A massive indoor/outdoor water park and event complex is being planned for the Greater Toronto Area (GTA). The $60-million facility is scheduled to begin construction in the spring of 2015 and be fully operational by the fall of 2016. The

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Ontario ICI construction contractors bullish about year ahead

March 18, 2014 by Ipsos Reid

Ontario construction contractors are bullish about the amount of business they’ll do in 2014, according to a new Ipsos Reid poll conducted on behalf of the Ontario Construction Secretariat. Four in 10 (40%) say they expect to do ‘more’ (9%

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Canadian delegation studies skills training in Europe

March 18, 2014 by STAFF REPORT

Jason Kenney, Canada’s Minister of Employment and Social Development, executives from the Progressive Contractors Association of Canada (PCA) and representatives from unions, business associations, post-secondary education and non-profit organizations, have returned from a successful six-day trip to Germany and the

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Study to assess trade qualifications underway

March 17, 2014 by Citizenship and Immigration Canada

Project will help clear the way for skilled British and Irish tradespeople to work in Canada

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