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Prompt Payment legislation blueprint drafted

February 12, 2013 by Staff Report

A milestone has been reached on the road to addressing concerns over prompt payment for general and trade contractors in Ontario The Ontario Caucus of the National Trade Contractors Coalition of Canada (NTCCC) and the Ontario General Contractors Association (OGCA)

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Ontario Construction Secretariat welcomes new leadership at Queen’s Park

February 12, 2013 by Staff Report

New Premier Kathleen Wynne is taking over the helm of a province with exciting opportunities in the construction sector, but it is vital that her administration continues to invest in construction and infrastructure, says the Ontario Construction Secretariat (OCS). Ontario

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BOMAG to acquire certain roadbuilding assets and operations from Terex

February 12, 2013 by Staff Report

Driven by a key strategic initiative to expand its leading position and support for customers in the roadbuilding industry on the American continent, BOMAG (FAYAT GROUP) has entered into a purchase agreement to acquire certain product lines in North America,

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Steel integrated swimmingly for new Windsor pool

February 7, 2013 by EllisDon

The City of Windsor is working against the clock to complete construction of a competitive pool by April, in time for the International Children’s Games on Aug. 14. While massive 42-metre steel trusses will support the pool building’s roof, the

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St. Lawrence bridge talks progress

February 7, 2013 by Staff Report

In the work leading to construction of a new bridge for the St. Lawrence to replace the Champlain Bridge, the federal government continues to work with its partners, including the Government of Québec. The Honorable Denis Lebel, Minister of Transport,

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Video: Infrastructure investment drives productivity

February 7, 2013 by Canadian Construction Association/Canada West Foundation

The latest research from the Canada West Foundation concludes that Canada’s governments should not hesitate when it comes to maintaining a high level of investment in public infrastructure because it is a key driver of economic productivity. Click here to

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Who’s getting paid what?

February 5, 2013 by Staff Report

Nearly half of Canadian construction companies (49 per cent) and one third of property and facilities firms (33 per cent) plan to increase their staff levels in the next year, according to a survey conducted by Hays Canada which polled

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Bobcat introduces new dealership in B.C.

February 5, 2013 by Staff Report

Nearly half of Canadian construction companies (49 per cent) and one third of property and facilities firms (33 per cent) plan to increase their staff levels in the next year, according to a survey conducted by Hays Canada which polled

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Where is Ontario’s economy headed?

February 3, 2013 by Staff Report

In the midst of a period of transition and with major projects on the horizon, Ontario’s economy and the energy sector will be the focus of the Ontario Construction Secretariat’s <http://www.iciconstruction.com> 13th Annual State of the Industry & Outlook Conference

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Strongco finalizes Fort McMurray land purchase for new branch

January 30, 2013 by Staff Report

Strongco Corp. has completed the purchase of six acres of land that will be used to build its new branch in Fort McMurray, Alberta. The new branch will carry the full line of products from Volvo Construction Equipment and complementary

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Bauma 2013: Sneak Peek

January 30, 2013 by Corinne Lynds

On January 29th and 30th, journalists from all over the world were invited to attend the bauma media dialog at the Internationales Congress Center Munchen (ICM) in Munich, Germany. This pre-show meeting brought together more than 200 big name construction

'Chip' one of the two tunnel boring machines creating drift tunnels for the Billy Bishop Toronto City Airport Pedestrian Tunnel breaks through the wall of the island shaft. (CNW Group/Toronto Port Authority).
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Billy Bishop Toronto City Airport pedestrian tunnel project progressing

January 29, 2013 by Staff Report

‘Chip’, one of the two tunnel boring machines being used to construct the pedestrian walkway to Billy Bishop Toronto City Airport, has completed one of the drift tunnels and broken through the tunnel’s shaft wall on Toronto Island. The Canadian-made

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AECOM nabs $350M USAID contract

January 29, 2013 by Mike Ouellette

AECOM Technology Corp. is one of seven companies awarded an indefinite delivery/indefinite quantity (IDIQ) contract worth up to a total of US$350 million by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) to provide clean energy technical assistance. The five-year

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Canadian distributors press ministers for infrastructure investment

January 29, 2013 by Associated Equipment Distributors 2013

In a Jan. 16 letter, 34 Canadian AED members asked Transport, Infrastructure & Communities Minister Denis Lebel and Finance Minister James Flaherty to renew and expand the country’s commitment to infrastructure. Signed at the annual Canadian reception and luncheon at

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Surviving the cold

January 25, 2013 by Work Safe NB

Working outside during winter can be a chilling experience. For workers, cold weather can be a serious hazard. Construction, trucking,farming and logging are examples of occupations where the potentialfor hypothermia and frostbite exists. There are also safety problemsassociated with working

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Walmart Canada announces expansion plans

January 23, 2013 by Staff Report

Walmart Canada plans to complete more than 37 supercentre projects in the company’s next fiscal year, which runs from February 1, 2013 to January 31, 2014. The company also announced it will be expanding its distribution network to support its

Ivanho Cambridge announced a $230-million redevelopment and expansion project at Oshawa Centre.
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Oshawa Centre invests $230M for expansion

January 23, 2013 by Staff Report

Ivanhoé Cambridge has announced a $230-million redevelopment and expansion project at Oshawa Centre, a well-established shopping centre located in Oshawa, Ontario. The project will result in 260,000 sq. ft. of new construction, including approximately 185,000 sq. ft of redeveloped retail

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Coco Paving Inc. fined $170,000 after worker killed

January 23, 2013 by Staff Report

Coco Paving Inc., a Tecumseh road constructor, was fined $170,000 for a violation of the Occupational Health and Safety Act after a worker was killed. On June 1, 2011, Coco Paving Inc. was installing sewer and water main connections on

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CEO of OHMPA retires after 15 years

January 21, 2013 by Andrew Snook

SourceURL:file://localhost/Users/lyndsc/Documents/Microsoft%20User%20Data/Saved%20Attachments/Mike%20O’Connor%20NEWS%20ITEM.doc Michael O’Connor has retired from his position at the Ontario Hot Mix Producers Association (OHMPA) and the Toronto & Area Road Builders Association (TARBA), ending a 15-year run as CEO of both organizations. O’Connor was involved in a variety

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SNC-Lavalin wins golden contract in Quebec

January 18, 2013 by On-Site staff

SNC-Lavalin has won a contract for work on the Éléonore gold project in the James Bay region of northeastern Quebec. The Montreal-based engineering firm will provide project management, detailed engineering, procurement and construction management (EPCM) services, including: the engineering and design