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P3s earning solid reviews

September 2, 2013 by STAFF REPORT

A Conference Board of Canada report indicates that public-private partnerships (P3s) have an 83 per cent success rate in terms of meeting completion dates. The study looked at 42 projects and found 35 were completed either on time or early.

The pedestrian tunnel will link Billy Bishop Airport to the mainland terminal and provide predictable, enhanced service for airport users. (CNW Group/Toronto Port Authority)
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Billy Bishop tunnel halfway complete

August 29, 2013 by STAFF REPORT

The pedestrian tunnel project to link mainland Toronto with the Billy Bishop Airport has reached its halfway point. The Toronto Port Authority (TPA) announced the core of the pedestrian tunnel is now fully excavated as tunneling equipment recently broke through

The winner of the "Great Roads Contest" will receive an iPad Mini and the picture will be featured in the winter 2014 edition of Asphaltopics.
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Ontario’s Greatest Road contest now open

August 29, 2013 by STAFF REPORT

The Ontario Hot Mix Producers Association (OHMPA) is holding a photo challenge in search of Ontario’s greatest road. The winner of the “Great Roads Contest” will receive an iPad Mini at OHMPA’s annual Fall Asphalt Seminar on December 11 in

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Speak up, Listen up for construction safety

August 28, 2013 by STAFF REPORT

Caterpillar has introduced a new safety-training tool for the construction industry. The Speak Up!/Listen Up! for Construction training material promotes safe work environments by helping employees overcome anxiety that can be associated with giving or receiving safety-related feedback. The package

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Ontario College of Trades has a new CEO

August 27, 2013 by STAFF REPORT

The Ontario College of Trades has appointed David Tsubouchi to the position of registrar and CEO. Tsubouchi – a lawyer, businessman and former Ontario cabinet minister – will start his new role on September 9, replacing the retiring Bob Guthrie.

A crawler tractor crosses the ramp in front of a crowd of seated bidders in the auction theater in Chilliwack, B.C. in March 2010. Most mobile equipment is driven over a ramp in front of a crowd of bidders. (Photo courtesy of Ritchie Bros. Auctioneers)
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Ritchie Bros. starring in heavy equipment TV series

August 27, 2013 by STAFF REPORT

An upcoming two-day auction in Edmonton is doubling as the set for a new TV show telling the story of big machinery and big price tags. Hosted by Ritchie Bros. Auctioneers, the September 4 and 5 auction features more than

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SNC-Lavalin awarded Colombian contract

August 27, 2013 by STAFF REPORT

Transportadora de Gas Internacional (TGI) has awarded SNC-Lavalin with an engineering, procurement and construction contract for a greenfield compression plant in Cajica, Cundinamarca, Colombia. The project will allow TGI – Columbia’s largest natural gas transportation company with about 4,000 kilometres

YouSayCity in 4 easy steps (CNW Group/Office de consultation publique de Montral.
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Mapping out Montreal’s future

August 20, 2013 by STAFF REPORT

A public consultation forum using Google Earth is allowing Montreal residents to voice their opinions, ideas and concerns about future projects being tabled by the Montreal Development Plan (MDP). YouSayCity is a free online platform that allows the public to

Dr.Hisham Mahmoud has been appointed group president, Infrastructure, for SNC-Lavalin.
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SNC-Lavalin names new group president

August 20, 2013 by STAFF REPORT

SNC-Lavalin has appointed Dr.Hisham Mahmoud to the recently created position of group president, Infrastructure. He will start in early 2014 at the new role, overseeing all global infrastructure and related businesses including transportation, operations and maintenance. Mahmoud has been with

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Construction worker shocked on Ottawa job site

August 19, 2013 by STAFF REPORT

 A 37-year-old man suffered second-degree burns to his hand and arm after he accidentally cut a live 600-volt power line with a chainsaw at an Ottawa construction site Monday morning. He is listed in stable condition at a local hospital,

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New federal program fast tracking skilled immigrant workers

August 19, 2013 by STAFF REPORT

Two of Canada’s first permanent residents under the new Federal Skilled Trades Program were introduced on Friday: Eric Byrne and Paul Lyttle, both from Ireland. The Government of Canada launched the program in January 2013 in response to calls from Canadian

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Busy construction season for East Coast town

August 16, 2013 by STAFF REPORT

The Town of Truro, N.S. has seen a flurry of construction activity this summer as more than $17.5 million in permits were handed out as of August, according to the Truro Daily News. All told, the bustling town of 12,500

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Construction companies hope to get lucky in Ireland

August 15, 2013 by STAFF REPORT

Two major Western Canadian construction associations are heading to Ireland this fall in search of skilled workers to fill labour shortages in Canada’s western provinces. The Saskatchewan Construction Association and the British Columbia Construction Association are partnering for the first

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Canadian building permits down 10% in June

August 15, 2013 by STAFF REPORT

The month of June saw the first decrease in building permits taken out by contractors in six months, according to a recent report from Statistics Canada. The $6.6 billion in total building permits taken out in June represents a drop

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Global construction equipment sales booming

August 14, 2013 by STAFF REPORT

The global construction equipment market is forecasted to grow by about $50 billion by 2017, according to a report by Transparency Market Research. The report, Construction Equipment Market – Global and China Forecast, Market Share, Size, Growth and Industry Analysis,

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Consortium funds Sudbury wastewater facilities

August 14, 2013 by STAFF REPORT

A $42-million consortium is backing N-Viro Systems Canada to build a biosolids management facility and upgrade the existing wastewater treatment facility in the City of Greater Sudbury, Ont. Led by N-Viro, who will also manage the plant’s operation, the project

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From the editor: A tough day in Montreal

August 8, 2013 by Corinne Lynds

On Monday August 5, while most of the country was enjoying a Civic Holiday, Montreal contractors were back to work after a government-mandated, two-week vacation. And oh what a disastrous day back to work it was! Tragedy stuck when a

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CANCAP contract awarded to SNC-Lavalin Pae Inc.

August 8, 2013 by STAFF REPORT

The Canadian government has renewed the Canadian Forces Contractor Program Augmentation Program (CANCAP) contract to a company co-owned by SNC-Lavalin and PAE. The joint venture – SNC-Lavalin PAE Inc. – recently completed its first 10-year CANCAP contract providing logistical support

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SNC-Lavalin awarded contract for MEG Energy’s Christina Lake Regional Project

August 7, 2013 by STAFF REPORT

MEG Energy has awarded SNC-Lavalin with a contract to engineer and provide procurement services for Phase 3A of the Christina Lake Regional Project steam-assisted gravity drainage (SAGD) central processing facility in northeast Alberta. The contract represents more than 800,000 hours

Rendering of proposed Queen St. lobby
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Shortlist released for St. Michael’s Hospital redevelopment project

August 6, 2013 by STAFF REPORT

Infrastructure Ontario and St. Michael’s Hospital have whittled the list down to three teams in the running to design, build and finance the hospital’s renewal project. St. Michael’s Partnership: Bondfield Construction Company Ltd. NORR Ltd./ Farrow Partnership Rocklyn Capital Inc. Integrated