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Alta. invests $100m in transport infrastructure

June 1, 2017 -

Alberta will fund 87 municipal road, bridge, and community airport projects in 50 communities through 2017–18. Budget 2017 includes $100 million in Strategic Transportation Infrastructure Program (STIP) funding over three years—with more than $37 million approved for projects in 2017–18—for...

Categories: News, Western Canada

Multi-year infrastructure plan announced for Newfoundland, Labrador

March 20, 2017 -

The Government of Newfoundland and Labrador has announced a multi-year plan for infrastructure investments. The Way Forward: A Multi-Year Plan for Infrastructure Investments outlines commitments to education, health, buildings and roads, and municipal infrastructure through an investment of nearly $3...

Categories: Atlantic Canada, News

Quebec announces $4.6 billion transportation investment

March 15, 2017 -

The Government of Québec will invest more than $ 4.6 billion in the Québec highway system during the period 2017-2019 to undertake, continue, or complete 2,062 road works throughout Quebec, and to create and maintain more than 31,000 jobs. The $ 4.6 billion that will be invested over the next two...

Categories: News, Quebec

Newfoundland & Labrador releases five-year roads plan

January 31, 2017 -

Minister of Transportation and Works Al Hawkins released the provincial government’s Five-Year Provincial Roads Plan, along with the full list of road tenders for 2017-18. The plan uses an evidence-based approach to build, renew and maintain transportation infrastructure and takes full advantage of...

Categories: Atlantic Canada, News

Silent but Deadly

March 4, 2014 -

A massive explosion rocked the Regina Consumers’ Co-operative Refineries in October 2011, injuring 52 people. Investigators concluded that there was “a catastrophic failure” in a six-inch pipe. The cause of this catastrophic failure? Corrosion. The consulting engineer’s report on the explosion...

Categories: Features

Done in a Flash

October 3, 2013 -

If you haven’t heard of rapid bridge replacement (RBR), it’s time you did. This state-of-the-art process allows bridges to be replaced in a matter of hours instead of months or years, where the old bridge is lifted out and away, and is replaced with a new one constructed nearby. This method reduces...

Categories: Features

Assets or Liabilities?

September 12, 2013 -

As Canada remembers the De la Concorde overpass collapse in the Montreal suburb of Laval that happened seven years ago, the state of the country’s bridges are reflecting the growing demand in engineering and municipal circles for national infrastructure planning. It was the early afternoon on September...

Categories: Features

Contract Awarded for B.C. Bridge Replacement

August 14, 2013 -

Forbes Industrial of Prince George, British Columbia, has been awarded the $2.05 million contract to build a new two-lane bridge over Corya Creek at Moricetown on Highway 16. The current Corya Creek bridge is nearly 50 years old, and at the end of its service life. While the older bridge is a multiplate...

Categories: Western Canada

CNAM Day One: Apples to Barrels of Apples

May 9, 2011 -

Most of what I learned today can't be reported on (yet...) but there were some lively discussions that I can talk about--one of which culminated in an audience member shakily saying to presenter Dana Vanier (UBC), "If you understood how much work it is, you wouldn't be suggesting we implement the SORP...

Categories: ReNew Canada Blog

UK Firm Merges with Canada's cm2r

April 15, 2010 -

For all the reasons mentioned in the story I wrote last June about big mergers, sometimes the little guy wants to be “swallowed up” by the big guy. This morning’s announcement that Toronto-and-Calgary-based construction consulting firm cm2r is merging with the much bigger UK firm Turner &...

Categories: International, National, News

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