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Manitoba announces $502 million for transportation infrastructure

November 21, 2016 -

Manitoba Infrastructure Minister Blaine Pedersen announced the year’s construction tendering schedule, with $502 million in investments for the province’s road, bridge, and highway network. “Manitoba‘s new government is showing a strong commitment to provincial infrastructure with $502 million...

Tags: Blaine Pedersen, construction, highways, Infrastructure, Manitoba

Growth in infrastructure bolstering national construction

November 18, 2016 -

The latest RICS Canada Construction Survey found that growth in infrastructure and other public non-housing construction is offsetting weaknesses in most other areas: energy, private industrial and commercial, and public housing. The survey of RICS-qualified Canadian construction professionals is conducted...

Tags: construction, Infrastructure, RICS, survey, Turner Construction

2016 Brownie Awards finalists announced

November 18, 2016 -

The Canadian Brownfields Network (CBN) and Actual Media Inc. have announced the finalists for the 2016 Brownie Awards. Twenty-two projects have been named as finalists for six categories. The 22 projects include work in 18 different municipalities throughout Canada. The Brownie Awards include six...

Tags: Actual Media, brownfields, Brownie Awards, Canadian Brownfields Network, construction, Infrastructure, remediation, renew

Infrastructure Ontario releases 2016 Market Update

November 17, 2016 -

Infrastructure Ontario has released its updated list of projects currently in development throughout the province. The document provides information updates on 42 projects throughout the province, including the location, project model, timelines for the release of the project RFQ and RFP, as well...

Tags: construction, Infrastructure, Infrastructure Ontario, LRT, RFP, RFQ

Qualified groups announced for REM project

November 11, 2016 -

CDPQ Infra, subsidiary of Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec, has announced the companies and consortiums that qualified as part of the qualification process for the completion of the Réseau électrique métropolitain (REM) project. Qualified companies and consortiums will have the opportunity...

Tags: BRT, construction, Infrastructure, LRT, Montreal, Quebec, REM, reseau electriquw metropolitain, transit, transportation

Gatineau raises taxes to tackle infrastructure

November 11, 2016 -

The Quebec municipality of Gatineau has announced that it will introduce a one per cent tax increase to help pay for the city’s growing infrastructure needs. According to an article from the CBC, the city implemented an aggressive system of tax, fee, fine increases in order to manage significant...

Tags: Asset Management, construction, deficit, Gatineau, Infrastructure, taxes

Estevan secures funding for water infrastructure

November 11, 2016 -

In Saskatchewan, new federal and provincial funding will be going toward a project in the City of Estevan. The city will be constructing a residuals management facility to treat the wastewater generated by its water treatment plant using an effective and low-energy treatment process. This will help to...

Tags: construction, Estevan, Infrastructure, reservoir, Saskatchewan, wastewater, water

Ontario must prepare for vehicle automation

November 10, 2016 -

This is the executive summary of the report “Ontario Must Prepare for Vehicle Automation,” by systems engineer and automated vehicle strategist Bern Grush of transportation consultants Grush Niles Strategic (based in Toronto and Seattle). With 100,000 people moving to the GTHA every year, this...

Tags: automation, autonomous, Bern Grush, driverless, Infrastructure, RCCAO, vehicle

RFP issued for Gordie Howe International Bridge

November 10, 2016 -

Windsor-Detroit Bridge Authority (WDBA) announced that it has issued the Request for Proposals (RFP) inviting proponents to submit formal proposals to design, build, finance, operate and maintain the Gordie Howe International Bridge project. The 18-month RFP stage is the second phase in WDBA’s competitive...

Tags: bridge, construction, Detroit, Gordie Howe, Infrastructure, International, Windsor

Peel Memorial Centre reaches substantial completion

November 10, 2016 -

The Ontario government has announced that the $451 million Peel Memorial Centre for Integrated Health and Wellness has reached substantial completion. Construction on the Peel Memorial Centre for Integrated Health and Wellness began in June 2014. Services will now start moving into the new hospital...

Tags: construction, health, healthcare, hospital, Infrastructure, Peel Memorial, wellness

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