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CAC campaigns against increasing height of mid-rise wood buildings

December 16, 2013 by STAFF REPORT

The Cement Association of Canada (CAC) has launched a national campaign to warn Canadians about the potential dangers of the proposed changes to the 2010 National Building Code of Canada (NBCC) regarding the height of wood buildings. The CAC is

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Editorial: Looking Ahead

December 13, 2013 by On-Site Magazine

Days are short, temperatures are low and eggnog is suddenly available everywhere. I think it’s safe to say: 2013 is officially winding down. It has been a pretty solid year for the Canadian construction industry. Large infrastructure projects have been

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Bobcat adds two authorized dealers in southern Ontario

December 13, 2013 by STAFF REPORT

Bobcat Company has expanded its dealer network with the addition of Bobcat of Toronto and Bobcat of Barrie as authorized sales, service, parts and rental equipment providers. Both dealerships distribute Bobcat skid-steer loaders, compact track loaders, compact excavators and utility

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Contract awarded for Providence Care Hospital Project

December 13, 2013 by STAFF REPORT

Integrated Team Solutions have signed a 30-year, $810-million contract to design, build, finance and maintain the new Providence Care Hospital in Kingston, Ont. Services and programs from the St. Mary’s of the Lake Hospital site and the Mental Health Services

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Key exchange takes place at Waypoint Centre for Mental Health Care

December 10, 2013 by On-Site Magazine

Construction of the major portion of the Waypoint Centre for Mental Health Care has been completed and the facility has been turned over to the hospital.  Built on Waypoint’s existing site in Penetanguishene, Ont. (about 150 km north of Toronto),

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Regina-based company wins inaugural Private Business Growth Award

December 10, 2013 by STAFF REPORT

The Brandt Group of Companies – which includes Brandt Tractor Ltd., the world’s largest privately held John Deere construction and forestry equipment dealer – was selected as one of the top five fastest growing companies in Canada at the Private

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Low carbon cement catches on in B.C.

December 5, 2013 by PATRICK CALLAN

A low carbon cement that lowers carbon dioxide emissions by 10 per cent has become the leading choice for the bulk of new concrete construction projects in British Columbia.  The Contempra brand, made using Portland limestone cement (PLC), has now

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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