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April 25, 2014

Having a blast on the job — demo with finesse

At first blush, the concept of finesse and demolition using explosive forces may not sound like a workable marriage but it’s proving to be a match made in heaven for some jobs.

April 23, 2014

Wilson Station Stop

Construction continues to move up at The Station Condos on the Subway in Toronto, Ont.

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 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 22, 2014

Clearer specifications for better results

In my opinion a great deal of the main problems in tenders and RFPs are related to the specifications. Although the primary task of drafting specifications belongs with the user departments, buyers do have an important role to play.

April 21, 2014

WaterGarden Worker

Exterior work continues on the Minto WaterGarden condominiums at 7608 Yonge St. in Thornhill, Ont.

April 14, 2014

Branksome Hall Project

Construction progresses at the independent girls school Branksome Hall on the new athletics and wellness centre in Toronto, Ont.

April 11, 2014

Balcony Work

Balcony rail installation is moving up on the World on Yonge residential and commercial development at Yonge Street and Steeles Avenue in Thornhill, Ont.

April 10, 2014

Five Condos Concrete

Concrete pouring continues for the Five Condos at 5 St. Joseph St. in Toronto, Ont.

April 9, 2014

Research brings science to traditional construction of infill walls

The CSA standard for masonry infill walls is being updated this year and likely, based in part, on the results ongoing research at Dalhousie University.

April 9, 2014

Canada’s North: Infrastructure on mining wishlist

Speaking at the annual convention of the Prospectors and Developers Association of Canada in Toronto in March, business representatives from the Yukon, Nunavut and the Northwest Territories (N.W.T.) had a different take as they discussed infrastructure and other challenges they face — and some of their recent achievements.

April 4, 2014

Downtown Honda DealershipDowntown Honda Dealership

Work is progressing on the Downtown Honda’s New Flagship Dealership at 47 Eastern Ave. in Toronto, Ont.

April 3, 2014

ONroute centres ontrack for complete revamp

Site contamination and public safety were some of the biggest concerns when creating the new ONroute service centres along Ontario’s Highways 400 and 401.

April 2, 2014

Province unveils proposed changes to wood use in Ontario

A submitted proposal by the Ontario government to make amendments to the provincial building code, allowing the construction of wood buildings up to six storeys, has caught some members of the cement and concrete industry by surprise.

March 31, 2014

Windows on the Waterfront

Window installation is progressing on the Ocean Club Waterfront Condominiums in Etobicoke, Ont.

March 31, 2014

Movin’ In

Exterior work is wrapping up and occupancy will begin at the Watermark Condos in the Long Branch area of Etobicoke, Ont.

March 28, 2014

Old World Stone carves out help for American church

In a fabricating shop in Burlington, Ont. a small group of stonecutters and carvers are doing their part in the restoration of a church at a venerable American university.

March 26, 2014

Ontario unveils wood building amendments

Six-storey wood buildings could be coming to Ontario this year as the provincial government moves forward on a proposal to make amendments to the Building Code.


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