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News BridgesRoads

Infracon, Eiffage win $104.6M bridge contract tied to B.C.’s Site C dam project

October 29, 2019 by David Kennedy

The B.C. Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure has awarded a major bridge and highway realignment project to a joint venture led by French contractor Eiffage and Vancouver-based Infracon. The $104.6 million contract covers a new bridge on Highway 29 over

News Health & Safety

Toronto firefighters rescue man pinned eight storeys up on construction site

October 28, 2019 by The Canadian Press

Toronto Fire say they rescued a worker who was stuck at a high-rise construction site eight storeys above ground. Capt. David Eckerman says they got the call around 10:20 a.m. Oct. 28 for a man who was pinned between an

News ConcreteConstruction

PCL tops off new 32-storey tower built alongside, over existing mixed-use building in downtown Toronto

October 28, 2019 by On-Site Staff

PCL Constructors Inc. has wrapped up work on the concrete skeleton for a complicated building project in downtown Toronto. The contractor, along with the building’s owner KingSett Capital, held a topping off celebration for the multifaceted job at 700 Bay

News Heavy Equipment

Final pieces of storm-toppled crane removed from top of Halifax building after nearly two months

October 28, 2019 by The Canadian Press

The ruined crane had been inelegantly draped over an under construction building in the city’s downtown since the remnants of Hurricane Dorian struck the city

News Compact EquipmentHeavy Equipment

Brandt to begin carrying Wirtgen equipment at dealerships across Canada

October 25, 2019 by On-Site Staff

Following a deal this September to acquire John Deere dealer Nortrax, the Brandt Group of Companies is making a major change to its product lineup. The Regina-based dealer said Oct. 25 it will begin carrying the full range of Wirtgen

News ConstructionInfrastructure

Surface construction breaches Toronto subway tunnel, causing major delays

October 23, 2019 by Megan Hoegler

TORONTO—A contractor doing work at street level pierced the top of the concrete subway tunnel, causing major delays on Line 1 of Toronto’s subway yesterday. Service was suspended between York Mills and St. Clair stations with over 70 emergency shuttle

News InfrastructureP3s

Mobilinx consortium firms up $4.6B deal to build, maintain 18-kilometre Hurontario LRT

October 22, 2019 by David Kennedy

The 19-stop light rail line through Mississauga and Brampton is the latest in a series of big-ticket Toronto-area transit projects

News Financing

Liberals return with a minority government in Election 2019

October 22, 2019 by The Canadian Press

OTTAWA— With results still trickling in early Tuesday, the Liberals had 156 seats- 14 short of the 170 needed for a majority in the 338-seat House of Commons. Trudeau, whose Liberals entered the campaign with 177 seats, will need the

News Demolition

Explosives topple leaning cranes at partly collapsed New Orleans hotel

October 21, 2019 by Rebecca Santana, The Associated Press

NEW ORLEANS—Thundering explosions toppled two cranes Oct. 20 that had loomed precariously for days over a partially collapsed hotel in New Orleans, in what city officials hailed as a success and said efforts now would focus on retrieving two bodies

News Roads

Work to get underway on $53M passing lane project in southern Saskatchewan

October 20, 2019 by On-Site Staff

A project to add five sets of passing lanes on Saskatchewan Highway 39 between Estevan and Weyburn is set to get off the ground. The province awarded the $53.3 million contract for the project to CoCo Group late last month.

News Infrastructure

Pomerleau, Bessac win $184M tunnelling contract for Metro Vancouver wastewater plant upgrades

October 19, 2019 by David Kennedy

Metro Vancouver has taken the next major step in its years-long project to upgrade the Annacis Island wastewater treatment plant in Delta, B.C. The federation that oversees water and wastewater in the Vancouver area has awarded a $184 million contract

News Roads

Wood pulp, steel cables: Scientists study how to make ice roads last longer

October 19, 2019 by Bob Weber, The Canadian Press

Ice roads are integral to many northern communities, but shorter, warmer winters have those who build them worried

News Construction

Construction starts on new $235M HEC Montreal building in city’s downtown

October 18, 2019 by On-Site Staff

Prominent business school HEC Montreal has started construction on a major new building in Montreal’s downtown. The affiliate of the University of Montreal plans to spend $235 million on the new 24,000 square-metre (approximately 260,000 sq. ft.) facility on the

News ConstructionFinancingInfrastructure

Ontario drops plan to upload Toronto subway as city supports Ford plan

October 18, 2019 by Shawn Jeffords, The Canadian Press

TORONTO— Ontario has dropped its bid to take control of Toronto’s subway system, the province announced Wednesday as city staff recommended support for a key part of Premier Doug Ford’s transit plan. This follows federal PC candidate, Andrew Scheer’s pledge of

News Construction

Search of collapsed New Orleans hotel shifts to recovery mission

October 17, 2019 by The Associated Press

NEW ORLEANS—The chances of a missing worker’s survival after a hotel collapse are diminishing, and New Orleans officials shifted their efforts Oct 17. from rescue to recovery mode. The shift comes ahead of a possible tropical storm, Fire Department Superintendent

News Construction

New Orleans collapse site worry: Tropical weather

October 16, 2019 by Kevin McGill, The Associated Press

NEW ORLEANS—A tropical disturbance over Mexico’s Yucatan Peninsula was being eyed Oct. 15 by New Orleans authorities, who fear it could become a tropical depression or storm that would topple a partially collapsed building and two huge construction cranes onto

News Infrastructure

Despite Ottawa’s LRT woes, experts say don’t judge right away

October 16, 2019 by Jordan Press, The Canadian Press

OTTAWA—The sleek red-and-white train sat beside a platform at the western end of Ottawa’s new light rail line early Oct. 11, shadowed from the autumn sun as riders walked aboard. And then the train on the $2.1-billion line did something

News Construction

Berkshire Hathaway firm plans construction of $200M Alberta wind power farm

October 16, 2019 by Dan Healing, The Canadian Press

CALGARY—A company linked to American investment guru Warren Buffett says it will break ground on a $200-million, 117.6-megawatt wind farm in southeastern Alberta next year. The Rattlesnake Ridge Wind project will be located southwest of Medicine Hat and produce enough

News Construction

York Group buys Toronto-area shoring, foundation contractor Rumble Foundations

October 15, 2019 by On-Site Staff

The Vaughan, Ont.-based York Group of Companies is expanding its construction services offering with the acquisition of Rumble Foundations (Ontario) Ltd. York announced Oct. 15 it closed the purchase of the Mississauga, Ont.-based company at the beginning of the month.

News Construction

Wales McLelland starts work on new four-level Porsche dealership in Richmond, B.C.

October 15, 2019 by On-Site Staff

Construction of a new 75,445 sq. ft. Porsche dealership is officially underway in Richmond, B.C. Officials from the Dilawri Group of Companies, OpenRoad Auto Group, Porsche Cars Canada Ltd. and the project’s construction manager, Wales McLelland, broke ground on the