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N.B. announces $90 million for Saint John Regional Hospital

February 7, 2017 -

Premier Brian Gallant announced an estimated $90 million will be invested in the Saint John Regional Hospital in Saint John. The investments will cover the redesign and redevelopment of the Intensive Care Unit (ICU), surgical, and oncology units. This year, $2.5 million will be invested to begin the...

Tags: construction, health care, horizon, hospital, ICU, Infrastructure, New Brunswick, Saint John

Work begins on $680-million Chinook Power Station

February 6, 2017 -

Work on SaskPower’s newest addition to its generation fleet, Chinook Power Station, has begun. Site work started in January on the 350 megawatt (MW) natural gas-fired power plant near Swift Current. “We know that the people of Saskatchewan deserve and expect reliable power, and demand for that...

Tags: construction, energy, Infrastructure, natural gas, power, Saskatchewan, SaskPower, Swift Current

DND awards contract for the demolition of "B" Jetty

February 6, 2017 -

The Department of National Defence has awarded a $55.45 million contract to Pomerleau Inc. from Surrey, B.C., for the demolition of the existing “B” Jetty at Her Majesty’s Canadian Dockyard Esquimalt and preparing the site for future rebuilding work. The existing jetties, “A” and “B”...

Tags: Canadian Forces, CFB Esquimalt, demolition, Infrastructure, jetty, Pomerleau

Governments partner to build new Gouin bridge

February 6, 2017 -

The new Gouin bridge will be built to meet the needs of all users (vehicles, pedestrians, cyclists), creating significant benefits for the population of Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu and the region. The $126 million project involves building a new structure located slightly north of the existing one. This...

Tags: construction, Gouin bridge, Infrastructure, Quebec, Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu, transportation

Winning consortium selected for Hamilton Biosolids Project

February 6, 2017 -

Harbour City Solutions consortium has been selected as the preferred proponent to design, build, finance, operate, and maintain a biosolids management project for the City of Hamilton, Ont. Harbour City Solutions includes: Bird Construction, Synagro Technologies, Inc. (Synagro Capital), Andritz Separation...

Tags: biosolids, Bird Construction, Cole Engineering, construction, Hamilton, Harbour City Solutions, Infrastructure, Maple Reinders, MMM Group, wastewater

Green bond proceeds fund environmentally-friendly infrastructure

February 3, 2017 -

Ontario has successfully issued its third green bond, raising $800 million to help build clean transportation and environmentally friendly infrastructure projects in communities across the province. Proceeds from the bond will support 12 projects, including: St. Joseph's Healthcare in Hamilton...

Tags: construction, environment, ErinoakKids, Go Transit, green bonds, Infrastructure, Ontario, VivaNEXT

RFP issued for Michael Garron Hospital project

February 3, 2017 -

Infrastructure Ontario (IO) and Michael Garron Hospital (formerly Toronto East General Hospital), a division of Toronto East Health Network, have issued a request for proposals (RFP) to three companies to design, build and finance the new patient care tower project at the hospital. Teams invited to...

Tags: construction, Diamond & Schmitt, EllisDon, health care, hospital, Infrastructure, Infrastructure Ontario, IO, Michael Garron, Parkin, PCL, Perkins + Will, RFP, Walsh Canada

PBO analysis shows gap in infrastructure funding

February 3, 2017 -

In his first report to parliament, the Parliamentary Budget Officer, Jean-Denis Fréchette, provided analysis on the results of the Government’s New Infrastructure Plan (NIP) announced through the 2016 Federal Budget and its 2016 Fall Economic Statement. Entitled Canada’s New Infrastructure Plan:...

Tags: National Infrastructure Plan, Parliamentary Budget Office, PBO

B.C. construction workforce poised for significant growth

February 3, 2017 -

The ramp-up of major projects in B.C., from proposed transportation, pipeline, and LNG projects to highway and bridgework will bolster the province’s construction workforce by 24 per cent, or almost 17,000 workers over the next five years, according to the latest labour market forecast released by...

Tags: B.C., BuildForce Canada, construction, growth, Infrastructure, LNG, workforce

February 6–7, 2017: 90th Annual ORBA Convention & AGM

February 2, 2017 -

Location: Fairmont Royal York, Toronto, Ont. Organization: Ontario Road Builders' Association Website: http://orba.org/

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