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Saskatchewan helipad readies for take off

July 17, 2013 by STAFF REPORT

Construction of Saskatchewan’s first heliport landing pad on the roof of the Regina General Hospital is nearing fruition. Scheduled to be ready by for fall, the $3.4-million helipad will allow STARS helicopters to provide better service to southern Saskatchewan, according

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Police investigate bomb threat at Hamilton construction site

July 17, 2013 by On-Site Magazine

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Don Smith accepts the inaugural Corporate Icon Award at London's 24th Annual Business Achievement Awards gala on March 21, 2007.
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EllisDon co-founder dies at 89

July 16, 2013 by On-Site Magazine

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Joseph Carrabba is the newest member of Aecon's board of directors.
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Aecon adds new board member

July 16, 2013 by STAFF REPORT

Joseph Carrabba has been appointed to Aecon’s board of directors. Carrabba is the outgoing chairman, president and CEO of Cliffs Natural Resources Inc., a position he held since 2005.  He has more than 20 years of experience in the mining industry

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SNC-Lavalin files for damages

July 12, 2013 by On-Site Magazine

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Ontario mall getting major renovations

July 11, 2013 by STAFF REPORT

Mississauga’s second largest mall is getting a $100-million facelift. Built in 1989, the Erin Mills Town Centre will undergo its first-ever renovations over the next two years to transform the aging mall into a vibrant urban retail destination with a

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Lafarge adds new packaged cement to the mix

July 10, 2013 by STAFF REPORT

Lafarge Canada Inc. has introduced three new additions to its packaged cement offerings in eastern Ontario, Quebec and Atlantic Canada. Lafarge is now selling 20-kilogram contempra, 20-kilogram high early cement and 30-kilogram silica fume cement bags in building supply outlets

Algonquin Centre for Construction Excellence in Ottawa, Ont.
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Algonquin College wins national green building award

July 10, 2013 by STAFF REPORT

An Algonquin College building is one of eight Canadian structures—and the only one from Ontario—that received a 2013 Canadian Green Building Award. Opened in September 2011, the Algonquin Centre for Construction Excellence, a LEED Platinum Level building, is described as

PCL headquarters in Edmonton, Alta.
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PCL building new facility at its North American Headquarters

July 10, 2013 by STAFF REPORT

PCL is using several green building techniques to construct a new three-storey, LEED-certified building on the northeast corner of its Edmonton campus. Designed as a model project, the $20-million development will use Building Information Modeling technology and 3-D print-outs of

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Saskatchewan government approves P3 long-term care facility

July 8, 2013 by STAFF REPORT

The Government of Saskatchewan announced the Swift Current Long-Term Care Centre will be procured as a public-private partnership (P3). Located beside the regional hospital in Swift Current, the new 225-bed long-term care facility will be developed under a design-build-finance-maintain model.

Two six-foot tunnels at Billy Bishop Toronto City Airport created by Canadian-made boring machines dubbed "Chip" and "Dale". (CNW Group/Toronto Port Authority)
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Toronto island pedestrian tunnel making headway

July 8, 2013 by STAFF REPORT

Excavation has begun on the main pedestrian tunnel to connect Billy Bishop Toronto City Airport with the mainland. In early July, excavation began with the boring of two six-foot tunnels by two boring machines dubbed “Chip” and “Dale”. The excavation

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Holcim awarding innovation in construction

July 3, 2013 by STAFF REPORT

The 4th International Holcim Awards will see $2 million in prize money dished out for projects and visions that contribute to a sustainable global environment. Organized by Swiss-based Holcim Foundation for Sustainable Construction, the competition is held in five regions

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Saskatoon’s largest construction project nearing completion

July 3, 2013 by STAFF REPORT

Saskatonians are revving their engines as the largest construction project in the city’s history is wrapping up. Circle Drive South—a $300-million bridge and freeway project that will include five interchanges, the south bridge river crossing and 10 kilometres of freeway—will

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$256 million and counting to repair Calgary

July 3, 2013 by STAFF REPORT

The flood that ravaged through parts of Calgary in June caused at least $256.5 million in damages, according to city officials. On Tuesday, aldermen on the finance committee met to discuss preliminary estimates. The CBC reported the meeting took place

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Quebec government votes to end construction strike

July 2, 2013 by STAFF REPORT

Following a 15-hour meeting on Sunday the Quebec National Assembly passed back-to-work legislation bringing the two-week construction strike to a halt. With the passing of Bill 54, more than 70,000 industrial, institutional and commercial construction workers returned to work at

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Global construction market to reach $15 trillion by 2025

July 2, 2013 by Staff Report

A report released July 1, forecasts the volume of construction output will grow by more than 70 per cent to $15 trillion worldwide by 2025. The benchmark global study – the third in a series from Global Construction Perspectives and

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Holcim chipping in for Alberta flood victims

June 28, 2013 by STAFF REPORT

Holcim Canada Inc. and its Dufferin Construction division announced they will donate funds through the Canadian Red Cross to help flood victims in southern Alberta. Both Holcim and Dufferin have operations in Western Canada, including major infrastructure projects in Calgary

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Union Pearson Express contract signals 100% of construction underway

June 28, 2013 by Staff Report

Metrolinx has awarded the contract for the Union Pearson (UP) Express station at Union Station to EllisDon. This is a signficant step as it means all construction components of the express rail service are now underway. A key element of

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BIM increases safety and productivity

June 27, 2013 by STAFF REPORT

Many North American construction companies are lauding building information modeling (BIM) safety programs for their higher project return on investment, less injuries and faster production. Surveying 263 general contractors, specialty contractors and engineering firms, McGraw-Hill Construction found that BIM lowers

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Canadian women filling construction gaps

June 27, 2013 by STAFF REPORT

With the baby boomer generation inching closer to retirement, the Canadian construction industry is turning more and more to women to replace retiring workers and keep up with growth. The Construction Sector Council estimates during the next decade roughly 40