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Nanaimo to construct $11.2-million drinking water reservoir

January 19, 2012 by Andrew Snook

The residents of Nanaimo, B.C. will have a new drinking water reservoir in 2014. The city is building a 14-million-litre drinking water reservoir that will replace its existing open-air reservoir on Nanaimo Lakes Road. The $11.2-million reservoir will be able

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Structal-Bridges awarded more than $20M in new contracts

January 18, 2012 by Andrew Snook

Structal-Bridges, a division of Canam Group Inc., was recently awarded more than $20 million in contracts for work on the replacement for the Memorial Bridge on U.S. 1 and the North Channel Bridge in Cornwall, Ont. The Quebec-based company’s work

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Finning to purchase portion of Bucyrus distribution business from Caterpillar

January 18, 2012 by Andrew Snook

Finning International Inc. has added to its Caterpillar equipment distribution and support business by acquiring a portion of the business formerly owned by Bucyrus. Caterpillar and Finning both announced the agreement on Jan. 18, valued at approximately US$465 million. Finning

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MTO earns ECO Award for burning rubber and building cells

January 17, 2012 by Andrew Snook

Ontario’s Ministry of Transportation (MTO) has been awarded two green thumbs up for tearing up the asphalt, burning rubber and building cells. The MTO was awarded the Environmental Commissioner of Ontario’s (ECO) 2011 Recognition Award for using two environmentally beneficial

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LEED for Neighbourhood Development 2009 now available to public

January 15, 2012 by Andrew Snook

The LEED for Neighbourhood Development 2009 rating system is ready for the public. The Canada Green Building Council (CaGBC) recently finalized the Canadian Compliance Paths for the rating system and has made them available for viewing online. The CaGBC developed

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World of Concrete Preview: What happens in Vegas, could improve your business

January 13, 2012 by Staff Report

World of Concrete 2012 will be returning to the Las Vegas Convention Centre, January 24 to 27, 2012-and for us Canadians, who will no doubt be up to our eyeballs in snow by that point-it won’t be a moment too

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Dundee Kilmer awarded $514M contract for 2015 Pan/Parapan American Games

January 13, 2012 by On-Site Magazine

Dundee Kilmer Developments have agreed on a fixed-price contract with the Province of Ontario worth more than half a billion dollars to design, build and finance the Athletes’ Village development for the Toronto 2015 Pan/Parapan American Games. The $514-million project

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Aecon awarded nuclear accreditation

January 11, 2012 by Andrew Snook

Aecon Group Inc. has been given the U.S. nuclear stamp of approval. The construction and infrastructure development company announced that its Cambridge, Ont.-based fabrication facility has been granted nuclear accreditation from the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME), also known

Work on the Wellington Building, located at 180 Wellington Street in Ottawa, was one of two contracts recently awarded to the EllisDon Corporation for rehabilitation work on core Parliament Buildings. Photo courtesy of M. Therrien, Parks Canada and the Canadian Register of Historic Places.
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EllisDon awarded $209M in contracts for work on Wellington Building and former BMO Building

January 11, 2012 by Andrew Snook

OTTAWA – The EllisDon Corporation has been awarded $209 million in contracts to help extend the life of two heritage buildings in Canada’s capital, the Wellington Building and the former Bank of Montreal Building. The construction giant beat out six

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Building permits down in November

January 10, 2012 by Andrew Snook

A decline in non-residential sector permits led to a drop in the value of building permits in November. According to Statistics Canada, the value of permits in November was $6.1 billion, a decrease of 3.6 per cent. The drop comes

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Canada’s Building Trades Unions praise Prime Minister Harper and the Government of Canada for supporting Helmets to Hardhats

January 9, 2012 by On-Site

An announcement by Prime Minister Harper and Minister Blaney means a great deal to the construction industry and large industrial construction clients. It means Canada’s construction workforce will be complemented by the transitioning Canadian Forces Veterans who have the valuable

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RBC Centre becomes largest LEED NC certified project in Canada

January 6, 2012 by On-Site

Cadillac Fairview Corporation Limited’s RBC Centre has attained LEED Gold Certification, becoming the largest certified LEED for New Construction project in Canada. This award marks a special accomplishment for RBC Centre, a 1.2-million sq. ft. office tower located in downtown

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Carillion Canada wins $156M maintenance contract in London, Ont.

January 5, 2012 by Andrew Snook

Carillion Canada Inc. will be looking after London’s highways for the next 12 years. The construction firm recently announced it was named the preferred bidder for the Area Maintenance Contract  2011-12 London.¿¿The contract will begin in May 2012, and will

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Construction in Canada: Bright light amid global gloom

January 5, 2012 by On-Site

Diversification and continued strong investment in the transportation, energy, mining and healthcare sectors will help keep construction workloads steady with low escalation in 2012, according to BTY Group’s annual Market Intelligence Report on construction costs across Canada.“Even with lower than

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Mandatory workers compensation legislation draws criticism from CFIB

January 4, 2012 by Andrew Snook

The Workplace Safety and Insurance Board (WSIB) has drawn criticism from the Canadian Federation of Independent Business (CFIB) after Ontario’s Ministry of Labour announced that mandatory coverage for independent operators within the construction industry will come into effect on Jan.

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PCL, EllisDon, Bondfield shortlisted for Toronto 2015 Pan/Parapan American Games projects

January 4, 2012 by Andrew Snook

The New Year has already brought good tidings and potential joy to a few construction companies hoping to cash in on the construction projects planned for the Toronto 2015 Pan/Parapan American Games. PCL Constructors Canada Inc., EllisDon Corporation and Bondfield

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SNC-Lavalin awarded contract on oil sands project in Alberta

January 3, 2012 by Canada Newswire

SNC-Lavalin has been awarded a contract by MacKay Operating Corp. to provide detailed engineering and procurement services for the MacKay River Central Plant Project. The central processing plant will be designed to process 35,000 barrels per day of bitumen steam-assisted

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Aecon and Dufferin $129M Pearson project takes off

December 19, 2011 by Andrew Snook

Aecon Group Inc. and Dufferin Construction Company, a division of Holcim (Canada) Inc., have joined forces to build the Air Rail Link (ARL) “spur line” and passenger station at Pearson International Airport. Aecon announced the financial close of the $128.6-million

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AEM survey: stronger 2011 sales expected and slower growth through 2014

December 16, 2011 by Andrew Snook

Construction equipment manufacturers are expected to end 2011 with double-digit growth worldwide, and continued growth through 2014, according to the Association of Equipment Manufacturers’ (AEM) annual business “outlook” survey. The AEM survey expects the U.S. to have the biggest increase

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Partnership pays off for PCL and SNC-Lavalin

December 15, 2011 by Andrew Snook

 A partnership in potash has paid off for the PCL family of companies and SNC-Lavalin. The two companies, involved in a joint venture, were awarded a $1.5-billion mine facility expansion contract in Vanscoy, Sask. The owner of the mine, Agrium