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April 17, 2014

RFP released to shortlisted teams for Milton hospital expansion

Infrastructure Ontario and Halton Healthcare Services have released a request for proposals to the three teams shortlisted to design, build, finance and maintain the Milton District Hospital expansion project.

April 21, 2014

Debate swirls over OCOT’s merit on its anniversary

As the Ontario College of Trades (OCOT) marked its first anniversary of accepting members on April 8, its proponents lauded it for creating oversight and safety to the trades community while its opponents called it a massive failure.

April 23, 2014

RFP issued for Highway 407 East

A request for proposals for the second phase of the Highway 407 East project has been released. The project will extend the highway about 22 kilometres eastward from Harmony Road in Oshawa to Highway 35/115 in Clarington.

April 17, 2014

VIDEO: Debate still strong as OCOT turns one

As the Ontario College of Trades celebrates its first anniversary, the regulator body is still a point of contention among several in the province’s skilled trades community.

April 21, 2014

Scotiabank sees slow growth in housing

Scotiabank says Canada’s housing market is in the process of transitioning to slower growth and will remain on a “subdued trajectory” over the next several years, imposing a modest drag on output growth as the effects make their way through the broader economy

April 22, 2014

Infrastructure Ontario focuses on roads and transit

Infrastructure Ontario (IO) is shifting its focus from health care infrastructure to fixing the province’s transit and transportation infrastructure deficit.

April 17, 2014

Upset waters over new Ontario diving regulations

Recent changes to the Ontario Diving Regulations have landed the Ministry of Labour (MOL) in somewhat turbulent waters with some members of the province’s professional diving community.

April 23, 2014

Construction progresses on Eglinton Crosstown LRT

Progress is being made on the Eglinton Crosstown LRT, Ontario’s largest public transit construction project in over 50 years. Tunnelling is well underway from the west launch site area near Black Creek Drive to Yonge-Eglinton station and construction has also begun at the future tunnel boring launch site east of Brentcliffe Road.

April 22, 2014

Ground breaks on St. Jerome’s expansion

A new chapter in the 150-year life of St. Jerome’s University at University of Waterloo is now underway.

April 21, 2014

Compulsory certification in carpentry a “job killer”, says Kenney

Federal employment minister Jason Kenney has said that compulsory certifying the carpentry trade would be a “job killer”, a statement welcomed by the Stop the Trades Tax campaign.

April 22, 2014

New OCOT ratios now in effect

New journeyperson to apprentice ratios are now in effect for 15 skilled trades in Ontario following the review of 33 ratios through the Ontario College of Trades (OCOT).

April 22, 2014

Goldring Roof

Construction has reached the top floor of the Goldring Centre for High Performance Sport at the University of Toronto St. George Campus in Toronto, Ont.

April 21, 2014

U.S. construction labour concerns

The United States construction industry says it’s in danger of not having enough people to keep up with demand for building projects, as workers age and more teens are pushed to go to college.

April 23, 2014

P3s gaining acceptance according to survey

The majority of Canadians are open to public-private partnerships (P3s) to build infrastructure and deliver public services, according to recent national and community surveys.

April 15, 2014

Waterloo Region LRT work agreement almost done

Work on the first stage of a long-awaited light rail transit system to serve the Waterloo Region will swing into gear as soon as the groups involved finalize the terms of the public-private partnership development agreement.

April 23, 2014

Arup to design wellhead platform concrete gravity structure for White Rose Extension Project

Multidisciplinary engineering and consulting firm Arup has been selected by Husky Energy to carry out the detailed engineering design for the White Rose Extension Project concrete gravity structure.

April 24, 2014

Muskrat Falls project costs going up, reports Nalcor Energy CEO

The head of Newfoundland and Labrador’s Crown energy company says costs for the $7.7-billion Muskrat Falls hydro project are going up and the date when first power is generated from the dam may be delayed.

April 24, 2014

CEO honours top Ontario engineer firms

An Ottawa-based consulting engineering firm that implemented an innovative design to create a multi-use path along a steep section of escarpment along the Ottawa River received top honours at the 2014 Ontario Consulting Engineering Awards.

April 23, 2014

Office Job

Exterior work is moving closer to the top floor of the future Sobeys Regional Headquarters in Mississauga, Ont.

April 21, 2014

Ontario to invest in cycling infrastructure

Ontario is proposing to invest $10 million over three years to help municipalities improve cycling infrastructure.

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