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Progressive Contractors Association of Canada welcomes NEB approval of Northern Gateway Pipeline

December 20, 2013 by Progressive Contractors Association of Canada

The Progressive Contractors Association of Canada (PCA) welcomed the announcement by the National Energy Board that it is recommending approval of the Northern Gateway Pipeline. Sean Reid, director (Federal and Ontario), issued the following statement in reaction to the announcement:

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Bird announces $400M in new contract awards

December 20, 2013 by Staff Report

Bird Construction Inc. has recently been awarded new contracts totalling approximately $400 million. The projects involve civil and building construction activity to serve the needs of industrial and institutional clients across the country, including a large project to design and

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Thunder Creek offers assistance with new diesel engine exhaust standards

December 19, 2013 by STAFF REPORT

With the final tier of emission standards for diesel engine exhaust to take effect in 2014, Thunder Creek Equipment is offering to be a resource for construction professionals. To keep inline with the new standards, all manufacturers of diesel engines

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BIM Learning Centre unveils new website

December 18, 2013 by On-Site Magazine

The BIM Learning Centre has redesigned its website with many new features to provide users with the latest information about building information modeling. To visit the website click here.

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(VIDEO): Crane operator rescued by chopper from raging fire


KINGSTON, Ont.—In a dramatic rescue Tuesday that drew a gasping crowd, a military helicopter swooped in to airlift a worker trapped on a construction crane above a massive fire in Kingston, Ont. Police said the crane operator suffered only minor

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EllisDon Newfoundland gives Christmas gifts to children’s hospital

December 18, 2013 by On-Site Magazine

EllisDon Newfoundland and its business partners have teamed up to raise more than $20,000 for Janeway Children’s Health and Rehabilitation Centre. The EllisDon team, along with Santa and his elves, will deliver toys on Dec. 20 to more than 75

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Mega projects will keep demand for construction workers high in 2014

December 18, 2013 by STAFF REPORT

Major energy, resource, infrastructure and commercial projects, as well as a significant number of retiring workers, will increase the demand for skilled trades across Canada in 2014, according to BTY Group’s annual Market Intelligence Report on construction costs.  Here’s a

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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