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July 22, 2014

Chazy Glass Work

Glass installation continues on the Chaz Yorkville condominiums at 45 Charles St. E. in Toronto, Ont.

July 22, 2014

Nova Scotia issues tender to replace earthen dyke

The Nova Scotia government recently issued a tender to replace the LaPlanche Aboiteau in Cumberland County, which is an earthen dyke constructed to stop high tides from inundating marshland.

July 18, 2014

Olympic preparations more complicated than World Cup: IOC

Brazil just pulled off the World Cup. Next up is Rio de Janeiro’s 2016 Olympics, which poses an even bigger challenge.

July 18, 2014

Getting ahead of infrastructure decay

We keep hearing about the perilous state of our infrastructure. But we continue to use our bridges, roads and tunnels every day without ever thinking much about them.

July 17, 2014

Bird’s-eye View

Rebar work progresses on the Toronto-York Spadina Subway Extension at the York University station in Toronto, Ont.

July 16, 2014

Wasero Construction fined $65,000 after two workers injured

Wasero Construction (1991) Ltd., a Concord, Ont. construction company, was recently fined $65,000 after two workers were injured.

July 16, 2014

Grade Separation Steel

Workers prepare casings to be filled with cement to serve as shoring as construction proceeds on the railway line at Old Weston Road in Toronto’s west end.

July 15, 2014

Unique partnership drives Nova Scotia wind projects

Construction has started on four small scale wind generation projects in Nova Scotia as a result of a unique partnership between First Nations, juwi Wind Canada and Firelight Infrastructure Partners.

July 14, 2014

Wastewater research centre showcases Canadian innovation

Most Canadians probably don’t give water a second thought because we’re blessed with such an abundance of fresh water sources.

July 14, 2014

New Streetcar Home

Construction progresses at the Leslie Barns new streetcar maintenance and storage facility the TTC is building at Lake Shore Boulevard East and Leslie Street in Toronto, Ont.

July 11, 2014

Condos and Retail

Construction is moving up at the Xpression condominium and retail project on Yonge street in Richmond Hill, Ont.

July 11, 2014

Association engagement among goals for new ACEC chair

Canada’s consulting engineers have a new leader.

July 10, 2014

New Georgian College marine training facility expected

An official at Georgian College says an expansion to accommodate the only training facility to provide marine emergency duties training in Central Canada will ideally get underway as soon as funding approvals come in.

July 9, 2014

Ontario’s debt rating downgraded to negative by credit agency

An international credit agency has downgraded Ontario’s debt rating to negative from stable, as the provincial government gets ready to introduce their new budget.

July 9, 2014

Brant Street Pier settlement reached in long-standing dispute

A settlement has been reached related to the Brant Street Pier’s first construction contract, which was plagued by delays and litigation.

July 8, 2014

Nova Scotia makes tough calls on provincial bridge repair and rehab

The Department of Transportation and Infrastructure Renewal in Nova Scotia is undertaking bridge repair and maintenance under serious budgetary constraints, while considering the closure of old and underutilized structures.

July 7, 2014

Business as usual approach to water won’t cut it

The water and wastewater infrastructure deficit across Canada is pushing past $88 billion dollars and relying on business as usual practices guarantees a crisis, a report from the Blue Economy Initiative (BEI) reveals.

July 7, 2014

WaterGarden Spray Down

Work is beginning to wrap up on the Minto WaterGarden condominiums at 7608 Yonge St. in Thornhill, Ont.

July 7, 2014

CBSA to investigate allegations of steel dumping and subsidization

The Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) is initiating investigations into the alleged injurious dumping and subsidizing of certain concrete reinforcing bar originating in or exported from the People’s Republic of China, the Republic of Korea and the Republic of Turkey.

July 7, 2014

ECAO will explore sector productivity

In partnership with the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers, the Electrical Contractors Association of Ontario (ECAO) is undertaking a groundbreaking, multi-year productivity study.

July 4, 2014

Queens Quay Crew

Crews lay cement along new streetcar tracks as the $110-million revitalization of Queens Quay from Bay Street to Spadina Avenue continues on Toronto’s waterfront.

July 4, 2014

Cut to Fit

Workers cut material for the World on Yonge residential and commercial development at Yonge Street and Steeles Avenue in Thornhill, Ont.

July 3, 2014

Meridian in the Making

Interior work continues for the Meridian Centre at 55 McGuire St. in St. Catharines, Ont.

July 2, 2014

Wind power project awaits environmental approval

Cape Breton Hydro Inc. has registered the East Bay Hills Wind Power Project with the Nova Scotia government, so a decision can be made whether or not construction can start with conditional environmental approval.

June 30, 2014

Toronto’s Gardiner needs rehab, assert mayoral candidates

Toronto’s mayoral candidates agree the Gardiner Expressway should not be demolished, instead they want it to be rehabilitated to improve the traffic flow and open the waterfront for future development.

June 26, 2014

Water infrastructure in Saint John set to undergo massive upgrades

There are water projects and there are WATER PROJECTS. The Safe Clean Drinking Water Project (SCDWP) in Saint John, NB falls into the second category. The massive $230-million program represents the largest public infrastructure project in the province’s history. It will see the city construct its first major water treatment plant in addition to revitalizing and replacing aging water transmission infrastructure.

June 26, 2014

Coring on St. Clair

A worker drills holes at the Imperial Plaza Condominiums on St. Clair Avenue West in Toronto, Ont.

June 26, 2014

SNC Lavalin to acquire U.K. based engineering firm Kentz Corp. Ltd. for $2.1B

SNC-Lavalin Group Inc. boosted its presence in the oil and gas industry with the $2.1-billion acquisition Monday of U.K-based Kentz Corp. Ltd., a engineering firm that provides services to the energy sector.

June 25, 2014

OFA joins RCCAO

The Ontario Formwork Association (OFA) has joined forces with the Residential and Civil Construction Alliance of Ontario (RCCAO), which will allow the organizations to work closely together on issues such as promoting strategic infrastructure investment.

June 25, 2014

Ontario labour ministry investigating Herb Gray Parkway fatality

The Ontario Ministry of Labour is undertaking an investigation into the death of a worker who was crushed at the Herb Gray Parkway construction site in Windsor, Ont.

June 24, 2014

Hamilton Carpenters’ build wheelchair ramp for housebound man

Carpenters Local 18 in Hamilton, Ont. has come to the rescue of a housebound man in dire need of access to the outside world for medical treatments.

June 24, 2014

NTCCC approves plan to create new regional Canadian chapters

The National Trade Contractors Coalition of Canada (NTCCC) has approved amendments to its bylaw in order to expand the focus of its operations and establish provincial and territorial chapters across Canada.

June 24, 2014

Ontario’s newest state-of-the-art jail takes shape in Windsor

It was a long time coming for area residents, the correctional system, prison staff and, indeed, inmates. But the $240-million, 200,000-square-foot South West Detention Centre (SWDC) — the province’s newest state-of-the-art correctional facility — is now open for business and is, yes, taking prisoners.

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