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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

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RCCAO: province needs to stay the course in public infrastructure investment

December 9, 2011 by Andrew Snook

The Residential and Civil Construction Alliance of Ontario has a message for the province regarding investment in infrastructure: keep it coming. The RCCAO commissioned RiskAnalytica, a risk management firm, to evaluate the link between sustained investments in the infrastructure sector

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Ritchie Bros. Auctioneers surpasses $1 billion in 2011

December 8, 2011 by Andrew Snook

One billion dollars. That’s the figure recently reached and surpassed by Ritchie Bros. Auctioneers for its 2011 online equipment sales. The Vancouver-based company is the largest on-site and online auctioneer of heavy equipment and trucks. In 2002, Ritchie Bros. started

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SNC-Lavalin acquires Harder Associates

December 6, 2011 by Andrew Snook

SNC Lavalin recently announced its acquisition of Harder Associates Engineering Consulting, an engineering consulting firm located in Fort St. John, B.C. Representatives for SNC Lavalin stated that the purchase would reinforce its geo-technical and geo-environmental expertise. Harder Associates offers consulting

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The 2011 National Energy Code of Canada for Buildings now 25% more energy efficient

December 5, 2011 by NRC

Some 245 technical changes have been made to the 2011 National Energy Code of Canada for Buildings to accommodate new technologies and construction practices that have emerged in Canada over the past 15 years.  “We are working with the provinces

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CCA applauds feds for successor program to Building Canada Plan

December 1, 2011 by Andrew Snook

The Building Canada Plan will have a successor program, and that is news the Canadian Construction Association can dig. On Nov. 30, the federal government announced its plans and strategy to develop a successor program to the Building Canada Plan,

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Algonquin Centre for Construction Excellence opens in Ottawa

November 28, 2011 by Andrew Snook

The Algonquin Centre for Construction Excellence (ACCE) is ready to build a brighter future for Canada’s skilled trades workers. Representatives from the college held an official ribbon-cutting ceremony on Friday, Nov. 25, celebrating the 190,000 square-foot centre of learning. Officially

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May 1, 2011 by On-Site Magazine

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