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Seneca College breaks ground on King campus

October 11, 2016 -

Ontario is investing in a new facility at Seneca's King Campus that will help prepare students for the jobs of today and tomorrow, with new classrooms, state-of-the-art labs, a library, a learning centre and more study spaces. Deb Matthews, Minister of Advanced Education and Skills Development, was...

Tags: construction, education, EllisDon, Infrastructure, King campus, Seneca College

May 15–17, 2017: Global Public Transport Summit

October 11, 2016 -

Where: Montreal, Que. Organization: L'Union internationale des transports publics/International Association of Public Transport Website: uitpsummit.org

Tags: BRT, construction, Infrastructure, LRT, Montreal, public, transit, transport, transportation

Edmonton urges province to fund Yellowhead upgrade

October 11, 2016 -

The Mayor of Edmonton has asked the provincial government to step up to provide funding for the upgrade of Yellowhead Trail. According to an article from CBC News, Mayor Don Iveson believes that a lack of a provincial commitment will mean that federal funds will go to another province rather than...

Tags: construction, Don Iveson, Edmonton, highway, Infrastructure, Rachel Notley, transportation, Yellowhead Trail

Calgary breaks ground on CNG bus facility

October 11, 2016 -

The City of Calgary today celebrated a groundbreaking event for the Stoney Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) Bus Storage and Transit Facility. The new 44,300 square metre facility will provide storage and maintenance space for Calgary Transit’s new fleet of CNG buses, as well as diesel buses that are...

Tags: Calgary, CNG, compressed natural gas, construction, Infrastructure, transit, transportation

Carter, Slemko take new roles on EllisDon board

October 7, 2016 -

EllisDon has announced the appointment of Gerald Slemko to board chair and appointment of James (Jim) E.C. Carter, O.C., P. Eng., to its board of directors. Slemko is currently the chief executive officer of the Trudell Medical Group, a global medical device company located in London, Ont. He began...

Tags: construction, EllisDon, Gerald Slemko, Infrastructure, Jim Carter, Syncrude, Trudell Medical Group

Alberta seeks solar farm proposals

October 7, 2016 -

The Alberta government is aiming to support the province’s first solar farm to help meet its green power needs. A Request for Information (RFI) to provide advice on the potential cost and best approach for procuring solar power for half of government operations has been posted. This will explore...

Tags: construction, energy, Infrastructure, renewable, solar

Government engineers calling for oversight

October 7, 2016 -

Proper oversight is key to negating future risk says PEGO, the bargaining unit and association of professional engineers and land surveyors that work for the Government of Ontario, in response to the government’s joint statement on Nipigon River Bridge. “PEGO commends the task force for completing...

Tags: construction, engineers, government, Infrastructure, Nipigon Bridge, PEGO, professional

Scarborough subway plan at risk?

October 5, 2016 -

The CEO of the Toronto Transit Commission is warning that further delay in determining the route for the proposed Scarborough subway could cause an increase in cost and a delay in project completion. Andy Byford stressed the concern in an exclusive interview with the Toronto Star, saying that it is...

Tags: Andy Byford, construction, Infrastructure, Scarborough, subway, TTC

St. Albert sets Smart City strategy

October 5, 2016 -

On October 3, St. Albert City Council approved a detailed strategy that describes how the community will adopt a Smart City approach to its growth and modern service priorities. St. Albert’s strategy is captured within a Smart City Master Plan – a guiding document considered unique across Canada...

Tags: construction, Infrastructure, smart cities, St. Albert, strategy

Sudbury exploring options for $1.4 billion infrastructure deficit

October 5, 2016 -

Municipal officials in Sudbury have begun the difficult task of looking at ways to tackle the city’s $1.4 billion infrastructure deficit. According to a CBC News article, Sudbury City Council has determined that the deficit includes at least $700 million to fix roads, as well as approximately $345...

Tags: construction, deficit, Infrastructure, Roads, Sudbury, wastewater, water

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