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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

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Lafarge Canada launches corporate social responsibility platform

February 28, 2014 by Staff Report

Lafarge Canada Inc. (Eastern Canada), has launched of its corporate social responsibility platform. The new initiative, called Deep Roots – Part of our communities: past, present, and future, supports Lafarge’s global Sustainability Ambitions for 2020. “Our commitment to building better

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CAWIC calls on construction industry to promote women’s advancement

February 25, 2014 by STAFF REPORT

The Canadian Association of Women in Construction (CAWIC) is actively seeking partners in the construction industry to work together on addressing the shortage of skilled trades in Canada by promoting the advancement of woman in leadership roles. The Government of

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SNC-Lavalin appoints chief compliance officer

February 24, 2014 by STAFF REPORT

Looking to reinforce its commitment to ethics and compliance, SNC-Lavalin hired David Wilkins as its chief compliance officer. Wilkins’s career includes overseeing ethics and compliance at the Dow Chemical Co. since 2008, serving as general counsel of Union Carbide Co.

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6 companies invited to bid on Casey House redevelopment project

February 24, 2014 by STAFF REPORT

Infrastructure Ontario and Casey House released a request for proposals to the six companies shortlisted to build and finance the Casey House redevelopment project. Renovation and expansion of the downtown Toronto facility, which is scheduled to begin in late 2014,

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Cement Association upset carbon tax not addressed in B.C. budget

February 21, 2014 by STAFF REPORT

The Cement Association of Canada (CAC) is disappointed with the B.C. provincial government’s decision not to change how the carbon tax is applied to the cement sector in its 2014 budget. The B.C. cement industry has traditionally provided more than

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Shortlist released for University of Ottawa Heart Institute redevelopment project

February 21, 2014 by STAFF REPORT

Infrastructure Ontario and the University of Ottawa Heart Institute have shortlisted five companies to build and finance the Heart Institute Cardiac Life Support Services redevelopment project. The project will expand the facility to improve access to high quality specialized cardiac

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Deadline approaching to register for Holcim’s sustainable construction awards

February 21, 2014 by STAFF REPORT

Submissions for the Holcim Awards for Sustainable Construction are being accepted until March 24.  Now in its fourth cycle, the competition recognizes innovative projects, community plans, buildings, technologies and ideas from around the world that deliver economic and social performance

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Hamilton International Airport issues RFP for design of Air Cargo Logistics Facility

February 20, 2014 by Staff Report

John C. Munro Hamilton International Airport has issued a Request for Proposal for Professional Design Service of its new Air Cargo Logistics Facility. The $12-million Air Cargo Logistics Facility, slated to open in 2015, is being funded through a joint

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Construction hiring begins as K2 Wind Power project moves forward

February 20, 2014 by Staff Report

1,000 Ontario jobs and over $5 million injected into local economy each year

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B.C. construction employment expected to reach unprecedented high

February 20, 2014 by Staff Report

B.C.’s construction industry will need to ramp up recruitment efforts to keep pace with planned projects and the retirement of more than 34,000 workers over the next decade, according to BuildForce Canada. The 2014-2023 Construction and Maintenance Looking Forward forecast released today

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Saskatchewan’s construction industry prepares for shift in workforce

February 20, 2014 by Staff Report

Skilled labour requirements over the coming decade are changing, requiring many of the workers recruited over the last several years to stay on for major new projects, according to BuildForce Canada. The 2014-2023 Construction and Maintenance Looking Forward forecast released today by

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Major new projects to drive construction job growth in Manitoba

February 20, 2014 by Staff Report

Hydro projects planned in Manitoba’s North will jump-start construction job growth and demand for specialized trades, according to BuildForce Canada. The 2014-2023 Construction and Maintenance Looking Forward forecast released today by BuildForce Canada shows a pattern of steady growth in residential and

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Alberta leads Canada through next wave of construction

February 20, 2014 by Staff Report

Alberta continues to lead Canada’s construction industry through the next decade, with major new oil sands projects and residential work driving job growth in virtually every year between now and 2023, according to BuildForce Canada. The 2014-2023 Construction and Maintenance Looking

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EllisDon returns from successful building mission in Haiti

February 19, 2014 by On-Site Magazine

Companies work with Empower Global to deliver trades facility to Cap-Hatien residents

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Construction job growth forecast across most regions of Ontario

February 19, 2014 by Staff Report

Large resource and infrastructure projects drive regional growth

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Young recruits key to building Nova Scotia’s construction industry

February 19, 2014 by Staff Report

With well over 6,000 workers retiring over the next decade, Nova Scotia’s construction industry will need to step up efforts to attract more young people, according to BuildForce Canada. The 2014-2023 Construction and Maintenance Looking Forward forecast released today by BuildForce Canada

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New Brunswick construction industry must focus on rebuilding workforce

February 19, 2014 by Staff Report

Planning for major new projects will be a top priority for New Brunswick’s construction industry, as retirements and out-of-province projects draw on the skilled labour pool, according to BuildForce Canada. The 2014-2023 Construction and Maintenance Looking Forward forecast released today by BuildForce

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P.E.I.’s construction industry must convince skilled workers to stay

February 19, 2014 by Staff Report

Keeping skilled workers at home will be a major priority for Prince Edward Island’s construction industry to help counter rising retirement rates, according to BuildForce Canada. The 2014-2023 Construction and Maintenance Looking Forward forecast released today by BuildForce Canada shows retirement losses

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Retirements and resource boom test Newfoundland and Labrador’s construction industry

February 19, 2014 by Staff Report

Labour requirements of large resource projects coupled with the retirement of almost 25 per cent of the province’s workforce over the next decade, create complex challenges for the construction industry, according to BuildForce Canada. The 2014-2023 Construction and Maintenance Looking Forward forecast