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Municipal Elections: Ottawa transit drives municipal campaign trail

While Ottawa may not be considered a hotbed of political controversy compared to other major cities this municipal election, the president and general manager of the Ottawa Construction Association (OCA) says in local government it comes down to stability and reliability. "There's been a pretty stab...

Municipal Elections: Transportation a key issue in Hamilton election race

As the clock ticks down to the Oct. 27 municipal election, transportation is the primary issue among the three leading mayoral candidates thanks to a proposed light rail transit (LRT) line. The city's Rapid Ready strategy is a comprehensive plan that specifies an LRT line running along the east-west...

Construction Corner: High-rise innovation reaches new heights

The idea of high-rise modular construction in North America got a boost recently when the companies building a residential project at the Atlantic Yards development in Brooklyn, N.Y., were named as one of this year’s winners of the Breakthrough Awards sponsored by Popular Mechanics magazine. The awa...

Tony Dean to lead OCOT review

TORONTO — Tony Dean has been appointed by the province to lead the review of the Ontario College of Trades. "It is a privilege to be asked to take on this important independent review. I am looking forward to hearing from and talking to the organizations and individuals who have ideas and proposals ...

Architects favour Hamilton LRT

Tthe development of a 14-km light rail line service in Hamilton has received support from local architects. At issue is to what degree the province will support the project, estimated to cost more than $800 million. Although provincial Transportation Minister Steven Del Duca affirmed in July that th...

Twenty major upcoming Water Treatment Plants and Manufacturing & Warehousing construction projects - U.S. - October 2014

The accompanying tables show 20 of the largest upcoming Water Treatment Plants and Manufacturing & Warehousing construction projects. They are all in the planning stage and are mainly new projects, but may also involve additions and/or alterations. Shopping centers, hotels, office buildings, medical...

Twenty major upcoming Alberta and British Columbia construction projects - Canada - October 2014

The accompanying table shows 20 of the largest upcoming Alberta and British Columbia construction projects in Canada. They are all in the planning stage and are mainly new projects, but may also involve additions and/or alterations. Shopping centers, hotels, office buildings, medical buildings, educ...

Queen Elizabeth power station expansion underway

One of the most expensive capital projects in Saskatchewan history is showing considerable progress, but it hasn't come without significant challenges. Construction of the $514 million expansion to SaskPower's Queen Elizabeth power station in Saskatoon got underway last September. Now, the skeleton...

B.C. unveils LNG taxation and emission standards

The Province of B.C. has released its legislation for Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) taxes and LNG emissions regulations. According to the government, the announcement will offer an enticing investment environment, while creating the cleanest LNG industry in the world. Currently, there are 18 potentia...

Highrise development aims to transform Fort McMurray

The backers behind a proposed development in Fort McMurray, Alta., hope to spark a transformation in the growing city and still represent the distinct flavours of the region. The project's development application,  submitted to the city this month, outlined the details. It includes two skyscrapers ...

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