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Montreal’s Ste Catherine Street about to undergo massive overhaul

January 8, 2018 The Canadian Press

Beginning today, Montreal’s famous Ste-Catherine Street and the merchants along the busy commercial artery will be subjected to a familiar rite of passage in the metropolis: a major construction overhaul. A 2.2-kilometre stretch of road will be transformed between Atwater

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Construction spending south of the border hit record high in November

January 5, 2018 The Associated Press

  U.S. builders spent 0.8 per cent more on construction projects in November, the fourth consecutive monthly gain. November advance follows October’s revised 0.9 per cent gain, the Commerce Department said Wednesday. The increase brought total construction spending for the

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B.C. medical cannabis cultivation facility underway

January 3, 2018 On-Site

Calgary-based eco-agriculture company, Maple Leaf Green World, announced that field clearing is underway for its proposed medical cannabis cultivation facility. The 80,000-sq.-ft. facility will be located on 30 acres of land in Telkwa, B.C. Foundation construction is expected to be


Buildex Vancouver

December 6, 2017 by Corinne Lynds

BUILDEX Vancouver is Western Canada’s largest tradeshow and conference for the Construction, Renovation, Architecture, Interior Design and Property Management industries. With over 600 exhibits, and more than 70 educational seminars BUILDEX attracts over 14,000 attendees annually.

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VIDEO: Halifax businesses struggling to survive through construction season

August 25, 2017 CTV News Atlantic

CTV News Atlantic reports that some Halifax businesses aren’t sure how much longer they can stay afloat with the massive amount of construction projects happening in the region. “It’s been a real struggle,” says restaurant owner Lil MacPherson. “We’ve been

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MYM receives permit approval to begin construction on Laval project

August 16, 2017 by Corinne Lynds

VANCOUVER –  The City of Laval has approved the building permits to begin construction on the MYM Nutraceuticals Inc. project. Phase One of the construction began earlier this summer with site preparation and the installation of security cameras and other non-structural items, but MYM


Construct Canada

February 23, 2017 by Corinne Lynds

The 29th Annual Construct Canada at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre on November 29 – December 1, 2017 will be held concurrently with PM Expo, HomeBuilder & Renovator Expo and World of Concrete Pavilion in the South Building, and IIDEXCanada


Hitting the Target: Building a Lean Culture

January 20, 2017 by Corinne Lynds

Lean principles are rapidly demonstrating their ability to deliver value, enhance productivity, and ultimately help stakeholders “hit the target” in the design and construction of projects across the Canadian building industry. LCI-C is dedicated to sharing and promoting Lean Construction

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Investment in non-residential building construction down in the third quarter

October 19, 2016 Statistics Canada

Investment in non-residential building construction totalled $12.5 billion in the third quarter, down 0.5 per cent from the previous quarter. This was the sixth decrease in seven quarters dating back to the first quarter of 2015. The decline in the third quarter reflected

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OpenLot launches Canada’s largest online equipment rental marketplace

September 12, 2016 On-Site Magazine

For the first time, construction professionals in the Greater Toronto Region (GTA) can rent construction equipment online from many of the region’s leading equipment rental companies. OpenLot’s online marketplace and smartphone apps make it possible to find, compare and book

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2016 Infrastructure Report: Feds turn on the tap

August 31, 2016 Jim Barnes

A massive increase to federal infrastructure funding was made in budget 2016. Some $60 billion over 10 years has been added in two phases to the current $65 million in funding, while the current Building Canada Fund is being accelerated.

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Major construction milestone reached at Milton District Hospital

June 7, 2016 by Corinne Lynds

Ontario has reached a major milestone in the construction of a new four-storey patient care building at Milton District Hospital, which is part of Halton Healthcare. The topping-off ceremony on June 3, means that the new Milton facility has reached its highest

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Federal, provincial and municipal funding for new transit fleet maintenance facility

June 7, 2016 On-Site Magazine

The Honourable Ralph Goodale, Minister of Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness, the Honourable Jim Reiter, Minister of Government Relations for Saskatchewan, and His Worship Michael Fougere, Mayor of Regina announced funding for a new Transit Fleet Maintenance Facility in Regina

The city of Montreal has released a 3-year, $5.2 billion infrastructure budget plan that includes billions in road improvements
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Ontario drivers ignore road rules, threatening safety of construction workers

May 25, 2016 ORBA

A new survey released by the Ontario Road Builders’ Association (ORBA) found one in every three drivers (28%) admits that they are not always focused on the road while driving. This can lead to speeding, weaving or failing to notice

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BMO Field reopens after “raising the roof”

May 9, 2016 On-Site

TORONTO, ON  – As the finishing touches were being completed on a two-year renovation project of BMO Field, the stadium officially reopened on Friday ahead of Toronto FC’s home opener on Saturday. The two-phase, $150-million project transforms BMO Field into

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Is there an L&M bond? Maybe you should ask . . .

April 26, 2016 By Dirk Laudan & Alexander Bjornson

Labour and material payment bonds protect unpaid subcontractors where the contractor that hired them becomes insolvent or otherwise fails to make payment. The protection provided by such bonds can vanish, however, when claimants do not know about them. Many construction

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Mack adds Predictive Cruise

April 25, 2016 On-Site Magazine

Mack Trucks has introduced Predictive Cruise, an intelligent system that memorizes a route when cruise control is on, storing up to 4,500 hills in its memory. The next time the driver travels the route, Predictive Cruise engages the Mack mDRIVE automated manual transmission

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Canadian LEED buildings have reduced over 1 million tonnes of CO2e in GHG emissions since 2005

April 21, 2016 On-Site Magazine

Ottawa – Green building in Canada has reached a significant milestone, as the Canada Green Building Council (CaGBC) announced April 21st. Canadian LEED certified projects have now led to a cumulative reduction of over one million tonnes of CO2e in greenhouse

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PCL Constructors Canada Inc. achieves ISO 9001:2015 Certification

April 13, 2016 On-Site Magazine

Ottawa—PCL Constructors Canada Inc. yesterday became the first North American construction company to achieve ISO 9001:2015, as certified by BSI Group Canada, a leading provider of ISO transition. PCL’s Ottawa location achieved the standard, with other districts within the company considering

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Cheaper to ‘taxi’ squirrels than build a bridge

March 31, 2016 Canadian Consulting Engineer

The case of a “squirrel bridge” built four years ago near The Hague in the Netherlands has been causing lots of amusement in international media. The bridge was custom designed to help squirrels get from one forested area to another