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Tony Dean rolls out OCOT review website

TORONTO—A website has been established by Tony Dean outlining the process and details of his review of the Ontario College of Trades (OCOT). Dean was appointed to lead the review in October and will examine specific issues related to the College's scopes of practice and the process for determining...

CCA applauds Canada West Foundation report

OTTAWA—The Canadian Construction Association (CCA) is applauding a new report by an economic think-tank in Western Canada, which emphasizes the ongoing need for sustainable and strategic public sector investment in the country’s trade-related infrastructure. "Canadian commodity sectors rely on the...

Toronto’s transit future hinges on government support: TTC union

Transit dominated the October 2014 municipal election in Toronto and it should be no different come 2015 when the federal election campaign gets underway, says a Toronto transit union leader. Bob Kinnear, president of Local 113 of the Amalgamated Transit Union (ATU), which represents Toronto Trans...

PHOTO: Data Centre Window Work

Workers install windows at the 45 Parliament Street Data Centre in Toronto, Ont. Design-builder developer of the five-storey project is Urbacon Buildings Group Corp. The tenant offices will be located on the ground floor and it will also have conference rooms and one level of underground parking. 27...

CWF deems infrastructure high priority

The public sector needs to boost spending on strategic trade infrastructure and target investments to relieve critical transportation bottlenecks, states a new report by economic think-tank Canada West Foundation (CWF). "We have arrived at a moment when infrastructure has become a critical issue,"...

Twenty major upcoming Private and Government office building construction projects - Canada - November 2014

The accompanying table shows 20 of the largest upcoming Private and Government office building 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 build...

Canadian BIM promotion targets collaboration

buildingSMART Canada is providing support and sharing best practices with Canadian companies to help them collaborate with their international counterparts in the development of open Building Information Modeling (BIM) data standards. "The Institute for BIM in Canada (IBC) and subsequently the build...

Calgary construction worker killed after wall collapses on him

Another construction worker has died in the city of Calgary this week. Brookes Merritt, spokesperson for Alberta Occupational Health and Safety, said a 60-year man was working with a demolition crew dismantling a brick building on 28th Street in northeast Calgary Thursday afternoon when a portion of...

Ontario, Quebec want Energy East's greenhouse gas impact considered

Ontario and Quebec have agreed greenhouse gas emissions must be considered when it comes to the proposed cross-Canada Energy East pipeline. But the new boss of the National Energy Board, the agency tasked with weighing the $12-billion proposal, said climate change policy isn't within its purview and...

PHOTO: Sealing It Up

A worker applies a waterproof membrane to Wilfrid Laurier University’s Global Innovation Exchange building in Waterloo, Ont. Bondfield Construction Co. Ltd. is general contractor for the four-storey facility that will include a 1,000-seat auditorium, computer and math labs, meeting rooms, faculty an...

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