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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 21, 2014

CaGBC to provide free LEED registration and certification for commercial projects in disaster-hit cities

Following the Lac-Mégantic, Que. train derailment and the 2013 Calgary floods, the Canada Green Building Council (CaGBC) will provide free LEED registration and certification for commercial projects in Lac-Mégantic and for homes in the Calgary region.

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 16, 2014

LEED-approved projects are booming in 2014

The Canada Green Building Council (CGBC) has announced that LEED projects in the country are off to a strong start in 2014, with 140 news certifications as of March 31, 2014.

April 16, 2014

Large wave of project enter Holcim Awards competition

Over 6,000 projects were recently entered into the fourth cycle of the International Holcim Awards competition which recognizes sustainable construction from 152 countries.

April 14, 2014

“Iconic” building to link new and old Windsor campuses

If it looks a little like something out of science fiction that might be intentional in that planners of the University of Windsor’s new Welcome Centre sought a futuristic look to tie both the old and new parts of the campus together.

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 14, 2014

Green bonds could be tax-free solution to transit funding

With the prospect of an election growing more likely every day, the minority Liberals’ spring budget may turn out to be more campaign platform than peace treaty.

April 14, 2014

The Working Dead — construction of a post-apocalyptic zombie world

John Fore has built bridges, hospitals, prisons and farms — and that’s just in the last four years as construction coordinator for the AMC TV series The Walking Dead.

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

Lafarge’s research tackles cement’s “bad boy” image

For years cement has been the environmental bad boy of the construction industry.

April 9, 2014

The CO2 conundrum — one Halifax firm thinks it found the cure

Sometimes, it’s necessary to step back from a problem, then take a different route to its solution.

April 9, 2014

University Work

Construction is moving up on the Global Innovation Exchange building at Wilfrid Laurier University in Waterloo, Ont.

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 8, 2014

Partnership targets affordable and sustainable housing

When Lafarge, the international cement and concrete giant, decided to build a duplex dwelling in Edmonton for Habitat for Humanity, there was quite a bit of comment among those who watch things like advances in “green” technologies.

April 7, 2014

Northern Ontario’s Ring of Fire far from fading

It’s been a burning question in mining circles the last few years – when will northwestern Ontario’s Ring of Fire see production?

April 4, 2014

Maple Reinders named among best managed companies in Canada

Maple Reinders Group Ltd. has been named one of Canada’s Best Managed Companies in 2013 after successfully reapplying for the Gold Standard designation.

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

GWL Glass Work

Glass installation is moving up on the GWL Building C new office at 7025 Langer Rd. in Mississauga, Ont.

April 2, 2014

Worker not wearing safety cable in fatal World Cup site incident, say officials

Brazilian authorities say the initial investigation into the accident that killed a worker at the stadium that will host the World Cup opener in a few months showed he likely wasn’t wearing a required safety cable.

April 1, 2014

Multiple bridge projects slated for Hamilton

Steeltown is living up to its name, with 12 bridge rehabilitation projects either underway or slated to start in Hamilton, Ont.

April 1, 2014

OAA unveils 2014 architectural award winners

The Ontario Association of Architects (OAA) has announced its 2014 award winners and the start of voting for its People’s Choice Awards.

March 31, 2014

CCInnovations ready to lead innovation charge

Canadian Construction Innovations (CCInnovations) aims to lead the charge on the innovation front in the construction industry instead of being led, says its chair.

March 27, 2014

Clean Line Energy eyes $2.2 billion transmission line construction

The windy plains of Kansas could be a treasure trove in the nation’s effort to harness clean energy, but a major proposal to move wind-generated electricity eastward is running into a roadblock: Farmers who don’t want high-power transmission lines on their land

March 27, 2014

Student Residences

Work progresses on the George Brown College new student residence in the Canary District which is part of the Pan Am Games Athletes’ Village project in Toronto, Ont.

March 25, 2014

Ontario is debt-ridden, says Fraser Institute study

By every measure, Ontario is much deeper in debt than California, the poster child for fiscal irresponsibility, finds a new study by the Fraser Institute, an independent, non-partisan Canadian public policy think-tank.

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