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ACEC Hill Day cancelled after deadly Ottawa shooting

An annual Association of Consulting Engineering Companies event has been cancelled due to a deadly shooting in the nation's capital. Many ACEC-Canada members are in Ottawa for the Canadian Consulting Engineering Awards. Part of the festivities is Parliament Hill Day, which has been cancelled. Hil...

SNC-Lavalin secures Dubai cooling contract

MONTREAL—SNC-Lavalin Gulf Contractors (SLGC) has been awarded a $37-million contract to provide district cooling facilities for the Meraasland Themed Entertainment Resort in Dubai, according to SNC-Lavalin. The contract was awarded by Tabreed Parking Investment LLC, subsidary of National Central C...

$67.3 million contract inked for McCallion Campus expansion

MISSISSAUGA, ONT.—Sheridan Creative Partnership will design, build, and finance the expansion of the Sheridan College Hazel McCallion Campus in Mississauga for a fixed price contract of $67.3 million. Payment will be made by the province and Sheridan College when the project is substantially compl...

B.C.’s LNG environment requirements released

B.C. government officials has unveiled legislation that would make, according to the Ministry of the Environment, its LNG facilities some of the cleanest in the world. The centrepiece of the plan is a greenhouse gas emissions intensity benchmark that is lower than any other LNG facility in the worl...

Sudbury tries to tackle infrastructure needs

Keeping up with the City of Greater Sudbury’s infrastructure demands and small population needs across its large area, has been challenging for the municipality post-amalgamation. City staff, councillors and mayors have grappled with these issues since amalgamation in 2001. At 3,627 square kilome...

PHOTO: Piece by Piece

Installation of balcony panels continues on the One Bloor Condos at Yonge and Bloor streets in Toronto, Ont. Owner Great Gulf Homes and construction manager Tucker Hi-Rise Construction Inc. have completion of the 70-storey, 732-unit project scheduled for 2015. Designed to meet LEED certification, th...

Transit and public projects key southwestern Ontario issues

Light rail transit development and a new city hall are among the construction-related issues that have emerged in municipal election races in communities across southwestern Ontario. But one issue that won't be on that list is Fanshawe College's proposal to obtain extra municipal funding to buy a...

Canadian construction ripe for tech innovation

The upcoming year could bring in some new technological innovations to the construction industry and across its jobsites, according to Bridgit’s co-founder. "Construction sites are adopting technology at a quick pace and it's just getting faster and faster," said Lauren Hasegawa, one of the two co-f...

PHOTO: Richmond Street Rises

Construction is ongoing at the Picasso on Richmond condominium project in Toronto, Ont. . Developers/owners The Goldman Group and Monarch Corporation have completion of the 39-storey project with 400 units, retail on the ground floor and two levels of underground parking, scheduled for 2016. The to...

Procurement Perspectives: Tender standards do not have to be complicated

I still see many issues every week with the tender process because municipalities do not follow the policies and procedures of their council approved by-laws. A tender process is an alternative to negotiation of a contract rather than a supplement to it. Instead of the contract price being hammered...

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