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Maple-Reinders named one of Canada’s 50 Best Managed Companies

February 22, 2012 by Andrew Snook

Maple Reinders Group Ltd. has made Canada’s top-50 list once again. The Mississauga, Ont.-based, design-build and construction management firm was named as one the 50 Best Small and Medium Employers in the Greater Toronto Area. The company specializes in industrial,

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CDAO applauds Drummond Report

February 22, 2012 by Andrew Snook

While Ontarians are experiencing a mixed reaction to the Drummond Report, the Construction and Design Alliance of Ontario (CDAO) has welcomed the report with open arms. Joe Accardi, chair of the CDAO, stated that his organization believes the Drummond Report

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URS to purchase Flint Energy Services for $1.25B

February 21, 2012 by Andrew Snook

The URS Corporation is expanding its presence in the North American oil and gas industry. The San Francisco-based engineering and construction company announced today that it will acquire Flint Energy Services Ltd. for $1.25 billion, or $25 per share. Flint

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Dexter Construction wins $16.8M contract for Highway 104 near Antigonish, N.S.

February 17, 2012 by Andrew Snook

Dexter Construction, the construction arm of the Municipal Group of Companies, located in Bedford, N.S., has been awarded a $16,750,533 contract for work on Highway 104, near the Town of Antigonish, N.S. The project is an eight-kilometre stretch of Highway

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B.C. invests $6M in Highway 3 and awards Dawson Creek bridge tender

February 16, 2012 by Andrew Snook

The province of B.C. recently announced it would invest $6 million to resurface a section of Highway 3 between Hope and Nicolum Creek Bridge. The project will be completed in two sections; the first part will be a 6.6-km stretch

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VIDEO: Canadian Joe Murray excavates his basement with R/C earthmovers in just nine years

February 15, 2012 by news.com.au

The next time someone tells you to do something constructive with your spare time, you might like to take a leaf from Joe Murray’s book – and, er, do something constructive. For the past nine years, Joe has supervised a

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Ontario College of Trades releases schedule and process for apprenticeship ratio reviews

February 15, 2012 by On-Site

The Ontario College of Trades will begin the review of apprenticeship ratios shortly. The College is mandated to do so every four years under the Ontario College of Trades and Apprenticeship Act, 2009. These reviews signal the College’s commitment to

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$14M in improvements to highways near Vernon, B.C.

February 15, 2012 by Andrew Snook

Two highways near Vernon, B.C. will receive upgrades to the tune of approximately $14 million this summer. In Coldstream, B.C., about 2.2 km of Highway 6 is going to be realigned between Grey Road and Ricardo Road. The upgrades will

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Feds iron out $55M investment for new dock in Port of Sept-les

February 15, 2012 by Andrew Snook

The federal government has agreed to invest upwards of $55 million to assist in the construction of a new multi-user dock in the Port of Sept-Îles, Que. The deep-water dock will be used for shipping iron ore from mines in

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New Edmonton International Airport terminal open for business

February 13, 2012 by Andrew Snook

Edmonton International Airport’s (EIA) new terminal expansion for travellers flying to the U.S. officially opened on Feb. 11. The 41,340-sq.-metre terminal expansion was built to accommodate record growth for U.S. travel at the EIA. The terminal was designed and built by

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CAWIC launches online career centre and mentorship program

February 11, 2012 by Andrew Snook

The Canadian Association of Women in Construction (CAWIC) made an announcement on Feb. 10, regarding increased benefits for members. Two of the benefits were an online self-service career centre and a new mentorship program. The self-service career centre offers CAWIC

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PCL partners with Red Cross

February 10, 2012 by Andrew Snook

In events held simultaneously in Denver, CO and Edmonton, Alta., the PCL family of companies announced partnerships with the American and Canadian Red Cross on Feb. 9. PCL has offered $600,000 worth of disaster relief services in Canada and the

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Pomerleau wins $38M bid for Westmount Recreation Centre

February 9, 2012 by Andrew Snook

Pomerleau Inc. has been awarded a design-build contract from the City of Westmount for the construction of its new recreation centre. The cost of the project is $38 million, with Pomerleau’s design-build contract coming in at a cost of $33.5

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Building permits up 11.1 per cent in December

February 7, 2012 by Andrew Snook

Building permit values hit their highest level since June 2007, with municipalities issuing $6.8 billion worth of permits in December, an 11.1-per cent increase from November. According to a recent report by Statistics Canada, the jump in permit values was largely

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RFP stage for aquatics and athletics facility closed

February 7, 2012 by Andrew Snook

Ladies and gentlemen, no more bids. Infrastructure Ontario recently announced that the requests for proposalsstage for short-listed building teams to submit bids to design, build and finance a high-performance aquatics and athletics facility for the Toronto 2015 Pan/Parapan American Games

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Saskatchewan’s St. Louis Bridge delayed until 2013

February 3, 2012 by Andrew Snook

Completion of the $30-million St. Louis Bridge on Highway 2 that crosses over the Saskatchewan River has been delayed. The Ministry of Highways and Infrastructure of Saskatchewan recently stated the project has suffered a setback due to a delay in

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Wacker Neuson ends contract with Gehl Corporation

February 2, 2012 by Andrew Snook

Wacker Neuson has ended its long-standing agreement with the Gehl Corporation. The Menomonee Falls, Wis.-based company recently decided to cease manufacturing Gehl-branded compact excavators and wheel-steer loaders to focus resources and products on further development of the Wacker Neuson brand.

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Golder Associates named a top-10 employer in Canada

February 2, 2012 by Andrew Snook

The Financial Post and Mediacorp Canada Inc. have named Golder Associates Ltd. one of the Ten Best Companies To Work For 2012. This marks the second time the employee-owned engineering, consulting, design and construction services firm have made the Financial

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Doosan equipment now available at Bobcat of Whitehorse

February 1, 2012 by Andrew Snook

Bobcat of Whitehorse was recently appointed the distributor for Doosan equipment in the Whitehorse, Yukon area. It will distribute Doosan heavy excavators, wheel loaders, wheel excavators and articulated dump trucks from its facility located at 117 Copper Road in Whitehorse.

PCL was awarded one of 10 Outstanding Employer awards from The Learning Partnership for Take Our Kids to Work Day. From left: PCL superintendent Paul Rodrigues, PCL executive vice-president Chris Gower, The Learning Partnership's Maureen Deery, PCL vice-president and district manager Bob Martz, and PCL human resources manager Michelle Arthurs.
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PCL wins Outstanding Employer Award from The Learning Partnership

February 1, 2012 by Andrew Snook

The PCL family of companies recently won The Learning Partnership’s Outstanding Employer Awards in the Take Our Kids to Work program. The award is handed out to 10 companies annually across Canada. Grade 9 students who visited PCL took site