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April 8, 2014

Partnership targets affordable and sustainable housing

When Lafarge, the international cement and concrete giant, decided to build a duplex dwelling in Edmonton for Habitat for Humanity, there was quite a bit of comment among those who watch things like advances in “green” technologies.

April 3, 2014

ONroute centres ontrack for complete revamp

Site contamination and public safety were some of the biggest concerns when creating the new ONroute service centres along Ontario’s Highways 400 and 401.

March 17, 2014

Waterloo office certified LEED

The Corporate Technology Office located in Waterloo, Ont. has received LEED Silver certification, according to a press release by Ball Construction. The three-storey, 80,000 square-foot office building features state-of-the-art technology including, a data centre, over 100 individual offices, meeting rooms and a central HVAC plant. Features that contribute to LEED certification include, construction and waste diversion, elimination of chlorofluorocarbons and halons and indoor water use reduction.

March 7, 2014

Robot-powered construction revolution

It’s probably safe to say that the development of robot technology is likely to change the face of the construction industry more than any other single technology that’s in the pipeline.

March 4, 2014

New OSWCA exec Cautillo focused on partnerships and planning

Giovanni Cautillo was drawn to the dual role of leading the Ontario Sewer and Watermain Construction Association (OSWCA) and the Greater Toronto Sewer and Watermain Contractors Association (GTSWCA) as executive director and hopes the associations can be instrumental in this year’s provincial and municipal elections.

February 27, 2014

Guelph turns up the heat via thermal strategy

When it comes to finding new ways to share energy, Guelph is turning up the heat — literally.

February 25, 2014

New Building Canada Fund details unveiled

The newly released details surrounding the New Building Canada Fund (NBCF) will ensure that applications will be accepted beginning April 1, which is welcome news for the country’s construction industry.

February 13, 2014

Cautillo new OSWCA executive director

The Ontario Sewer and Watermain Construction Association (OSWCA) and the Greater Toronto Sewer and Watermain Contractors Association (GTSWCA) have named Giovanni Cautillo as their new executive director.

January 30, 2014

Design innovation helps make corrosion water under the bridge

Structural steel in bridge design has one fatal flaw — bridges are usually over water, often over salt water, making failure through corrosion almost inevitable.

June 24, 2011

How the Lakeview Water Treatment Plant in Mississauga, Ontario will save space

A new 41,519-square-foot, 400 mega litres-per-day Lakeview Water Treatment plant is now under construction in Mississauga, Ontario. Kenaidan Contracting is the general contractor and CH2M Hill is the consultant on the project, which will use a combination of ozonation, ultrafiltration (UF) and ultraviolet (UV) technology.

June 24, 2011

Aqua-Pure Ventures of Calgary honoured for work in fracturing shale deposits for natural gas

Calgary-based Aqua-Pure Ventures Inc. has been chosen by The Artemis Project as a 2011 Top 50 Water Companies Competition winner, for its work in recycling water used to hydraulically fracture shale deposits to release natural gas in the North Texas Barnett Shale. Aqua-Pure supplies Nomad 2000 units to distill the water using mechanical vapour recompression (MVR), separating contaminants from the effluent.

June 24, 2011

Procurement alliances will be key to securing water work, C.D. Howe Institute report finds

Contractors who want to be part of addressing Canada’s massive sewer and water infrastructure deficit need to align themselves with consortiums capable of delivering design-build-finance-operate (DBFO) contracts and to become active in promoting policies that will see such contracts become commonplace, says Elizabeth Brubaker, executive director of Environment Probe. Brubaker wrote a report titled A Bridge Over Troubled Waters for the C.D. Howe Institute.

June 24, 2011

Bennett Contracting works on reservoir, pumping station expansion in Mississauga, Ontario

The 40-year-old Streetsville Reservoir and Pumping Station in Mississauga, Ontario is receiving a major overhaul. Millgrove, Ontario-based Bennett Contracting is the general contractor in charge of the $16 million first phase.

June 24, 2011

Mueller Water Products’ Echologics unit detects leaks in water pipes

A Canadian company has developed a leak-detection and water pipe-condition assessment technology that’s making its mark across North America.

June 24, 2011

Aquatech Dewatering drains tailrace section of dam on Abitibi River in Ontario

Ontario Power Generation hired Barclay Construction Group to remediate concrete at the Abitibi Canyon Generating Station near Smooth Rock Falls, Ontario. Barclay in turn hired Aquatech Dewatering Co. of Concord, Ontario to drain the tailrace section.

June 24, 2011

Newfoundland agency in talks with NATO on use of water quality monitoring technology

The North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) is currently in talks with the Water Resources Management Division (WRMD) of Newfoundland and Labrador to use its water monitoring technology to monitor the Dead Sea and the Jordan River in the Middle East. WRMD transmits data from sensors, which measure factors including temperature, pH level, turbidity, specific conductance and dissolved oxygen, via satellite.

June 24, 2011

Veolia Canada provides consulting for wastewater plants in Winnipeg

Under a 30-year consulting contract, Veolia Canada will provide advice and expertise regarding the operation and maintenance of Winnipeg water pollution control centres. A new biosolids plant will be used to convert treated sewage into either compost or agricultural fertilizer and may also be converted to pellets that can be burned to generate electricity.

June 24, 2011

Xogen technology aims to eliminate biosolids in wastewater treatment in Orangeville, Ontario

After first introducing its innovative wastewater treatment concept to the Town of Orangeville, Ontario in 2009, Xogen and its pilot project are up and running and treating 1,800 litres of wastewater per hour. Xogen is an electrolytic process that not only aims to eliminate biosolids, but also requires a much smaller facilities footprint than conventional treatment approaches.

June 24, 2011

Genivar engineer compiles history of Thunder Bay, Ontario water supply tunnel

Larry Betuzzi, structural engineer with Genivar, did extensive research on the Loch Lomond Water Supply System, originally started by the city of Fort William in 1906 and decommissioned by its successor City of Thunder Bay, Ontario in 2007.

June 24, 2011

Peat filter system treats sewage at Milton, Ontario community centre

The Campbellville Community Centre & Nassagaweya Tennis Courts Redevelopment in Milton, Ontario does not have access to a sewer, so Slagter Construction was contracted to install an EcoFlo Peat Filter System. The community centre itself was designed by +VG Architects and built by general contractor DeFaveri Construction.


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