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Report suggests Toronto can raise $1 billion for transit infrastructure

September 15, 2016 -

In its new report Unlocking Value: A Strategy to Finance Transit Expansion with Existing City Assets & Revenue, Toronto Region Board of Trade is revealing a strategy for the City of Toronto to raise up to $1-billion to fund and finance its transit and transportation infrastructure needs. If action...

Tags: construction, Infrastructure, Port Authority, Toronto, Toronto Region Board of Trade, transit

Executive Summary: Implementing a Canadian Infrastructure Investment Agency

September 14, 2016 -

By Matti Siemiatycki, associate professor of Geography and Planning at the University of Toronto Across Canada, governments are ramping up investments in public infrastructure as a strategy to drive economic growth and prosperity, improve the environment, and enhance social equity and inclusion. However...

Tags: CIIA, construction, Infrastructure, investment, RCCAO

Health concerns raised over Turcot construction noise

September 14, 2016 -

Public health officials in Montréal are raising concerns over the level of noise generated from nighttime construction of the Turcot Interchange. According to an article from the CBC, the study undertaken by the Direction régionale de santé publique (Regional Public Health Management) show noise...

Tags: construction, DRSP, Infrastructure, Montreal, Transport Quebec, transportation, Turcot Interchange, World Health Organization

OGRA donates $500,000 to U of T for research chair

September 14, 2016 -

The Ontario Good Roads Association (OGRA) has made a lead gift of $500,000 to establish an innovative research chair position in the University of Toronto's Department of Civil Engineering. Investing in and maintaining municipal infrastructure is one of the greatest challenges facing Canada today...

Tags: Asset Management, civil engineering, Infrastructure, OGRA, Ontario Good Roads Association, University of Toronto

Mackenzie Valley Highway hits roadblock

September 14, 2016 -

The continued push for the creation of the Mackenzie Valley Highway in the Northwest Territories has hit a major roadblock after the funding request review by Infrastructure Canada was put on hold. According to a CBC News article, the federal government is taking another look at the project as it...

Tags: construction, highway, Infrastructure, Mackenzie Valley, NWT Northwest Territories, transportation

November 3-4, 2016: Conference on Asset Management

September 12, 2016 -

Where: Vancouver Airport Hilton Hotel Organization: Asset Management BC Website: http://www.assetmanagementbc.ca/

Tags: Asset Management, B.C., construction, government, Infrastructure, municipal

CAMH Phase 1C bid submissions announced

September 12, 2016 -

The request for proposals stage has closed for shortlisted teams to submit bids to design, build, finance and maintain the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH) Phase 1C redevelopment project. Following a fair, open and transparent request for qualifications process, three shortlisted teams...

Tags: CAMH, construction, health care, hospital, Infrastructure, redevelopment

Calgary's University District receives LEED Platinum certification

September 12, 2016 -

Calgary's University District has been awarded top honours for its commitment to sustainability excellence by becoming the largest residential project in Canadian history to earn LEED® for Neighbourhood Development (LEED-ND) Platinum certification. "Our goal from the very beginning was to create...

Tags: CaBGC, Calgary, construction, GBCI, Infrastructure, LEED, University District, USGBC

Ameresco working with NRC on energy efficiency

September 9, 2016 -

Ameresco, Inc. announced that it has partnered with the National Research Council of Canada (NRC) on a new energy savings project. The $3.9 million comprehensive energy efficiency and facility renewal project at NRC’s research facilities in Halifax, N.S. and in St. John’s, Nfld. are expected to save...

Tags: Ameresco, construction, efficiency, energy, Infrastructure, NRC

Hatch announces new joint venture in China

September 9, 2016 -

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau attended a commercial signing ceremony in Shanghai which marked the formal establishment of a new joint venture between Hatch and the Zhongshe Baiqi Joint Investment Development Co. Ltd. The newly-formed Hatch Beijing Environment & Technology Co. Ltd. (HBET)...

Tags: China, construction, environment, Hatch, Infrastructure, joint venture, Justin Trudeau

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