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Company creates custom drill rig for unique geothermal project

A unique drill rig developed by Fēnix Energy enables the company to drill deep boreholes in dense urban environments. The system facilitates boring in confined spaces such as parkades with low headroom. This allows the project building to remain occupied and causes minimal disruption to nearby bui...

Heavy equipment show returns after three-year absence

BY PETER CAULFIELD - The Pacific Heavy Equipment Show is taking place Sept. 19 and 20, 2014 at the grounds of The Fraser Valley Trade and Exhibition Centre (TRADEX) in Abbotsford, B.C. It is the first time the show has taken place since 2011. "At one point, the show was on a two-year cycle, but it ...

Canadian and U.S. equipment dealer associations pass merger resolution

The members of Canada West Equipment Dealers Association (CWEDA) and SouthWestern Association (SWA) in the United States recently voted 99 per cent in favour of merging the two formerly independent associations to form the new Western Equipment Dealers Association (WEDA). "A major reason for proceed...

Community owns first solar project

TORONTO—Bullfrog Power and Solarshare have teamed up to launch the first-community owned solar project in the City of Brampton, Ont. with a rooftop ribbon cutting. The event marks the start of the Holtby project, located on an industrial, mixed-use building. It is Solarshare's 25th and latest proje...

PHOTO: Hospital Job

Construction is moving upwards on the Women’s College Hospital Redevelopment project in Toronto, Ont. Contractors Walsh Construction/Bondfield Partnership have completion of the design-build/finance/maintain/operate facility scheduled for 2016. The facility will replace the existing buildings and mo...

Industry Perspectives: U.S. economic bounce back good for Canada: Jestin

The global economy has struggled to build momentum since the 2008 financial crisis. Improved prospects in the U.S. and the U.K. have been counterbalanced by renewed weakness in Japan and much of the Eurozone. Growth among the major emerging market powerhouses has been mixed, with China decelerating ...

PHOTO: Weston Tunnel Concrete Work

Work continues on the Georgetown South Weston Tunnel Phase 3 Grade Separation, which is part of the new Union Pearson Express rail link between Toronto’s Union Station and Toronto Pearson International Airport. KO Constructors (JV of Kenaidan Contracting Ltd. & Obayashi Canada Ltd.) are the general ...

BIM program aims to educate construction industry

Through the work from its new training program, George Brown College, along with the National Research Council of Canada’s Industrial Research Assistance Program, aims to bring the Canadian construction sector up to speed with Building Information Modeling (BIM). "Certainly we are behind the U.S....

Atlanta Economic Profile and Outlook

I’ll come to the topic of Atlanta in a moment. First off, though, let me say that I’m bullish on the U.S. economy in general. Except, of course, that geopolitical issues (e.g., Ukraine and Syria/ISIS) may derail some of the progress that has been made so far. Or who knows how bad the Ebola outbr...

Police issue Canada-wide warrant for suspect in shooting of Toronto construction executive

VAUGHAN, ON - The Criminal Investigation Branch of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) is asking members of the public to help find a suspect in connection with the shooting of a former construction industry executive near Clinton, Ontario.   "At a brief media conference in Vaughan today, police an...

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