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Ontario construction deaths unacceptable: industry

With 10 deaths in Ontario’s construction sector between the beginning of June and the first week of July and several more recently, the struggle to deal with the issue of workplace health and safety prevention and awareness remains paramount say industry leaders. Provincial Building and Construction...

Opening of Hamilton’s Tim Hortons Field sacked by delays

Tiger-Cats fans are saying, “Oskie No Go” after a recent announcement that construction at the team’s new home at Tim Hortons field will not be complete in time for the CFL team’s first two home games on July 26 and 31. "All partners, including Infrastructure Ontario, confirmed that the stadium woul...

Addition and Renovation

Work is progressing on the St. Joseph’s Hospital redevelopment in London, Ont. The new addition being built by EllisDon Corp. is part of the retrofit of the facility and overall campus, which includes renovating existing space and an addition providing an accessible main entrance with a drop off cir...

Start date for innovative Station Pointe Greens project unknown

It’s taken five years, countless meetings, designing and redesigning, and some innovative financing, but there is still no start date for Station Pointe Greens. That's not to say there has been no progress. There has. But there is still a lot of work to do before a shovel goes into the ground. Stat...

New site revealed for mental health facility

ST JOHN, N.L — The Newfoundland and Labrador government has selected a site for the construction of a new mental health facility that will replace the Waterford Hospital and preparations are beginning for the development of the property. The new facility will be built on the eastern side of the c...

Town of Milton transfers land over to Wilfrid Laurier University

MILTON, ONT. — The Town of Milton has voted to transfer 150 acres of land valued at about $50 million to Wilfrid Laurier University, in support of a plan to build a new university campus in the community. "This is a donation worth $50 million to Ontario's post-secondary education system, not just to...

Concrete progress in Manitoba

Barkman Concrete's new 40,818 square foot Paver Plant is being built at the site of their main facility in Steinbach, Man. The plant, designed by Barkman and project manager/builder Three Way Builders, also based in Steinbach, has a Robertson Steel pre-engineered steel building system built on a con...

SNC- Lavalin awarded Stornoway Diamonds contract for Quebec’s first diamond project

MONTREAL — SNC-Lavalin has signed a contract with Stornoway Diamonds (Canada) Inc. to provide project management, detailed engineering, procurement and construction management (EPCM) services for the Renard Diamond Project located in the James Bay region of Quebec, Canada. The capital cost relate...

PHOTO: Condos on The Rise

Construction is moving up at the site of a former car dealership for the 2150 Condos at Birchmount Road and Lawrence Avenue in Scarborough, Ont. VHL Developments Inc. is the general contractor and the overall project includes three 19-storey towers with 598 units. The project will also have a second...

CanBIM ready to launch accreditation

The Canada BIM Council (CanBIM) is poised to launch Canada's first standardized certification and accreditation program for Building Information Modeling (BIM) professionals. The Canada BIM Council (CanBIM) is poised to launch Canada's first standardized certification and accreditation program for B...

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