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July 16, 2014

Western provinces say they badly need temporary foreign workers

Western provinces have a genuine, pressing need for skilled labour and the federal government’s recent overhaul of its temporary foreign worker program goes too far, the interim Alberta premier said July 10.

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

Fall hazards blitz launched in Ontario

The Ontario Ministry of Labour is focusing on hazards that can result in falls during a safety blitz at construction sites this summer.

July 22, 2014

Bouygues Energies & Services acquires Plan Group

Bouygues Energies & Services recently announced that it has acquired a majority shareholding in Canadian technical services provider, Plan Group.

July 21, 2014

Construction’s own Del Duca now transportation minister

Steven Del Duca is ready to roll up his sleeves and get shovels in the ground as he takes over as Ontario’s Minister of Transportation.

July 17, 2014

Aquatic Centre Construction

Exterior work is progressing on the Pan Am Aquatics Centre at the University of Toronto Scarborough Campus on Military Trail in Scarborough, Ont.

July 18, 2014

CanBIM poised to launch BIM accreditation

The Canada BIM Council (CanBIM) is poised to launch Canada’s first standardized certification and accreditation program for BIM professionals.

July 10, 2014

What is a supervisor’s role when it comes to OH&S in Ontario?

Consider this: An employer spends considerable time and money on a strong health and safety policy and program. It provides workers with health and safety orientation, regular training and hires highly recommended supervisors.

July 17, 2014

Greeley honoured for support of women in trades

Joann Greeley is on a quest to make tradeswomen on construction sites more common.

July 17, 2014

2014 Ontario budget gets business sector support

Toronto business leaders applauded the 2014 Ontario budget for maintaining capital expenditures on transportation infrastructure, but there are concerns about the provincial deficit and debt.

July 16, 2014

Engineering design company Aecom to buy URS for $4 billion

Engineering design company Aecom Technology Corp. said on July 13 it is buying URS Corp. for $4 billion in cash and stock, or about $56.31 per URS share.

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 21, 2014

WAM Development Group opens office in Toronto

North American commercial real estate developer WAM Development Group (WAM) has officially opened the doors to its Toronto office. The company also announced the hiring of Stefan Savelli as Senior Vice President, Retail.

July 21, 2014

Windsor federal building deteriorating rapidly

Windsor’s main federal government building is increasingly falling into disrepair, posing a threat to pedestrians and motorists below.

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

Ontario 2014 budget fights deficit and invests heavily in infrastructure

The Ontario Liberal party is moving forward with the same budget it tabled in May, which promises to maintain capital expenditures on transportation infrastructure and eliminate the deficit in fiscal year 2017/2018.

July 16, 2014

St. John’s convention centre build drives hotel boom

Pomerleau is undertaking an expansion of the St. John’s Convention Centre in Newfoundland and Labrador to double the facility’s capacity, which is stimulating the construction of new hotels in the downtown core.

July 14, 2014

To terminate, or not to terminate, that is the question

That’s it, you’ve had it, Jason is just not cutting it.

July 17, 2014

SNC-Lavalin secures Manitoba Hydro work

Manitoba Hydro has announced that it has awarded the contract to design and build the Keewatinoow 230-kV Switchyard to SNC-Lavalin.

July 17, 2014

Highway 417 expansion in Ottawa enters second and final stage of construction

The $206-million Highway 417 expansion project in Ottawa transitioned into the second and final stage of construction on July 11.

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