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Endless opportunities for clean tech

April 7, 2017 -

The global clean tech sector is booming, and the federal government hopes to provide resources to continue to keep Canada as an industry leader. Speaking at GLOBE Capital in Toronto, federal Minister of Innovation, Science and Economic Development Navdeep Bains praised the growth of the clean tech...

Tags: clean tech, innovation, Navdeep Bains, resilience, sustainability

A new focus for infrastructure

April 7, 2017 -

Strong sustainable communities, reduced greenhouse gas emissions, and projects that grow the economy will be the focus of federal government investment in infrastructure in the years ahead. In a panel discussion alongside Ontario Minister of Infrastructure Bob Chiarelli, federal Minister of Infrastructure...

Tags: Amarjeet Sohi, Bob Chiarelli, economy, emissions, GHG, GLOBE Capital, Infrastructure, sustainable

Building the bank

April 6, 2017 -

As early details begin to roll out on the establishment of the Canadian Infrastructure Bank, an expert panel at GLOBE Capital provided its analysis of what its potential impact could be. The opportunity to invest in Canadian infrastructure is a welcome one, according to Olivia Steedman of the Ontario...

Tags: Aecon, CIBC, finance, GLOBE Capital, infrastructure bank, Manulife, OTPP

A challenging build

April 6, 2017 -

How do we integrate tomorrow's infrastructure on the foundation of what we have today? That question was the focus of a panel of experts at GLOBE Capital, the two-day forum focused on answering questions on how to finance the 21st century. In the building sector, we are seeing the rapid evolution...

Tags: build, building, GLOBE Capital, Infrastructure, Jennifer Keesmaat

Power sector infrastructure megaprojects run over time, budget: Report

April 3, 2017 -

According to a new EY report, Spotlight on Canadian power and utility megaprojects, Canadian infrastructure megaprojects run 39 per cent over budget and behind schedule by 12 months on average. “Canadian power and utilities companies need to act now to start to transform the way they control investment...

Tags: EY, Infrastructure, megaprojects, power, report, utlities

Kipling station to become transit hub

April 3, 2017 -

The Government on Ontario, alongside officials from the City of Mississauga, TTC, and Metrolinx, have announced a plan to redevelop Kipling Station into a major transit station that integrates subway, regional rail, and inter-regional bus services into a single hub. The redevelopment includes the...

Tags: GO, Kipling, Ontario, rail, RER, transit, TTC

Federal government commits $1.8 billion to Regional Express Rail

March 31, 2017 -

The federal government has announced that it will invest more than $1.8 billion in the GO Transit Regional Express rail project in the Greater Golden Horseshoe Area. The funding announced is through the New Building Canada Fund – Provincial-Territorial Infrastructure Component. Along with the province’s...

Tags: GO, Kathleen Wynne, Metrolinx, Ottawa, Regional Express Rail, RER, transit

New justice centre coming to Red Deer

March 30, 2017 -

A new justice centre with 12 courtrooms and space for dispute resolution services will be built to serve Red Deer and central Alberta residents. The new Red Deer Justice Centre will address a prolonged space shortage in the current courthouse to help meet the region’s justice needs. Since the existing...

Tags: Alberta, courthouse, Infrastructure, justice, public spaces, Red Deer

May 16–18, 2017: Future Building 2017

March 30, 2017 -

Location: EY Centre, Ottawa, Ont. Organization: Ontario Construction Secretariat Website:

B.C. investing in new BCIT Health Sciences Centre

March 30, 2017 -

The Ministry of Advanced Education is providing $66.6 million and the British Columbia Institute of Technology (BCIT) is providing $11.7 million towards the four-storey, 10,355 square metre (111,460 square-feet) new Health Sciences Centre for Advanced Simulation (HSCAS). The new $78.3 million centre...

Tags: B.C., BCIT, education, health care, health sciences, institute, technology

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