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OHMPA names Colin Burpee president for 2013

March 19, 2013 by Staff Report

Colin Burpee has been elected president of the Ontario Hot Mix Producers Association (OHMPA). Burpee, general manager at Aecon Construction and Materials Ltd., was handed the ceremonial gavel by former OHMPA president Murray Ritchie during OHMPA’s 39th annual general meeting,

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Construction continues strong in Saskatchewan; mapping projects key to managing trade demands

March 19, 2013 by Staff Report

Non-residential construction growth in Saskatchewan has been leading the country and other industries over the past decade, and that is not about to change – at least for the next couple of years. The latest forecast of labour supply and

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Managing worker mobility key to meeting BC construction needs

March 19, 2013 by Staff Report

Over the next decade or so, construction industry growth in British Columbia will be concentrated in utility and mining projects, mostly in the North. And all eyes will be on the potential for inter-provincial mobility to meet the demand for

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10 most common construction fraud schemes

March 19, 2013 by Staff Report

Diverted funds. Materials misuse. Padded bills. Hidden cost overruns. Every day, construction firms lose money to fraud perpetrated by employees, contractors, subcontractors and venture partners. In fact, a global study by the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners (ACFE) ranked real

"The Ridley Island Industrial Site, at the Port of Prince Rupert, will be ringed by a road, rail and utility corridor that links proposed terminal developments to existing rail and port infrastructure. (CNW Group/Prince Rupert Port Authority)".
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Construction begins on $90M road, rail and utility corridor at Port of Prince Rupert

March 14, 2013 by Staff Report

A groundbreaking at the Port of Prince Rupert March 8 marked the start of construction of the port’s $90-million road, rail and utility corridor project, which will support billions in new terminal developments and boost Canada’s trade capacity and exports

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Next stage of tunnel construction underway for the Toronto-York Spadina Subway Extension

March 14, 2013 by Staff Report

On March 13, at the site of the future Highway 407 Station, the Honourable Lisa Raitt, Minister of Labour and Member of Parliament for Halton; the Honourable Kathleen Wynne, Premier of Ontario; the Honourable Glen Murray, Ontario Minister of Transportation

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Deere and Cummins named among world’s most ethical companies

March 12, 2013 by Staff Report

Two construction equipment manufacturers were recently named to the Ethisphere Institute’s “World’s Most Ethical Companies” list: Deere & Company and Cummins Inc. The research-based Ethisphere Institute is dedicated to the creation, advancement and sharing of best practices in business ethics,

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Positive outlook for Ontario’s construction industry

March 7, 2013 by Staff Report

Ontario’s industrial, commercial and institutional construction industry is feeling positive about its prospects in the coming year, says the Ontario Construction Secretariat (OCS). The OCS Construction Barometer, based on an Ipsos-Reid survey of 550 contractors, hit a rating of 60

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On-Site presents Al Reed with CCA’s Civil Infrastructure Award of Recognition

March 7, 2013 by Staff Report

All of CCA’s award winners were honoured this week in La Malbaie, Que. at the Canadian Construction Association’s 95th annual conference. The Civil Infrastructure Award is particularly special to On-Site, as we sponsor this prestigious category every year.   This

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Canadian Construction Association Celebrates 2012 National Award Recipients

March 6, 2013 by Staff Report

The Canadian Construction Association (CCA) presented 11 recipients with national awards at a luncheon and ceremony at the CCA’s 95th annual conference in La Malbaie, Que. on March 6, 2013 The CCA awards recognize outstanding individuals, firms and associations that

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Exports of U.S. construction machinery to Canada gained 12% in 2012

March 5, 2013 by Association of Equipment Manufacturers

Exports of U.S.-made construction equipment topped 13 per cent in 2012 compared to the previous year for a total $26.7 billion, with South America and Asia reporting the weakest gains, according to the Association of Equipment Manufacturers (AEM), citing U.S.

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MOL inspectors blitz construction sites for fall hazards

March 4, 2013 by Don Procter

Ministry of Labour (MOL) inspectors are blitzing construction and industrial workplaces for falling hazards this month. “Especially in construction, falls remain the number one cause of critical injuries and fatalities,” said George Gritziotis, Ontario’s chief prevention officer in a news

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IHSA aims to prevent fatalities with Working at Heights course

March 4, 2013 by Don Procter

PREVENTING FATALITIES             Many construction workers in Ontario die or are seriously injured from falls –often from roof tops. Most of those tragic mishaps wouldn’t have happened if the workers had been in safety harnesses properly tied off at anchor

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PCL raised more than $7.1M for the United Way

March 1, 2013 by Staff Report

The PCL family of companies has raised more than $7.1 million for United Way agencies in communities across North America. The 2012 fundraising total is the largest amount raised by employees and the company. “Working with the United Way helps

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Maple Reinders Group named one of Canada’s Best Managed Companies

February 28, 2013 by Staff Report

Maple Reinders Group Ltd. has been named one of Canada’s Best Managed Companies for the 3rd consecutive year. This prestigious award is sponsored by Deloitte, CIBC Commercial Banking, National Post and Queens’ School of Business. “Being named to the prestigious

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Construction union and contractors call on all political parties to end labour monopolies

February 28, 2013 by Staff Report

The Progressive Contractors Association of Canada (PCA) and the Christian Labour Association of Canada (CLAC) are calling on all political parties to work together to pass legislation that would end construction labour monopolies.  PCA and CLAC have met with Kitchener-Conestoga

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Amendments made to the Alberta Safety Codes Act

February 28, 2013 by Staff Report

Significant amendments were recently made to the Alberta Safety Codes Act, RSA 2000, c S-1 (the Safety Code). Prior to these amendments taking effect the maximum fines for violating the Safety Code were much lower; $15,000 for a first offence

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Strongco purchases Saint-Augustin land for new branch construction

February 28, 2013 by Staff Report

Strongco Corporation has completed the purchase of eight acres of land that will be used to build its new branch in Saint-Augustin-de-Desmaures, Que. The new branch will replace the existing Sainte-Foy location and will carry Volvo Construction Equipment products, as

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Lavis Contracting Company Ltd. named 2012 MTO Paver of the Year

February 21, 2013 by Staff Report

The Ontario Road Builders’ Association (ORBA), in partnership with the Ministry of Transportation (MTO), has announced Lavis Contracting Company Ltd. as the 2012 MTO Paver of the Year for their work on Highway 21 from Sheppardton north to Kingsbridge. The

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Larry Tanenbaum inducted into the Road Building Hall of Fame

February 21, 2013 by Staff Report

The Ontario Road Builders’ Association (ORBA) has inducted Larry Tanenbaum (OC) into the Road Building Hall of Fame. Tanenbaum was elected on February 12, 2013 by the ORBA board of directors, past presidents, and current Hall of Fame members, for