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Brandon Municipal Airport expansion project completed

July 17, 2017 -

Brian Pallister, premier of Manitoba, joined Rick Chrest, mayor of Brandon, and community members to celebrate the completion of the Brandon Municipal Airport expansion project. The representatives also took the occasion to announce new federal-provincial-municipal funding of up to $2.5 million for the...

Categories: News, Western Canada

Bulger joins Stantec's Atlantic Canada buildings group

July 13, 2017 -

David Bulger has joined Stantec as sector leader for the Atlantic Canada buildings group. An authority on buildings engineering, Bulger specializes in structural engineering. He has more than 25 years of experience in consulting engineering and engineering projects, including design, departmental management...

Categories: National, News

Lafarge plant to use tires as fuel

July 6, 2017 -

The Lafarge Canada plant in Brookfield, N.S. has been granted permission to experiment with the use of used tires as a fuel source for the plant. According to an article from the CBC, the Nova Scotia Environment Department has granted permission for the one-year pilot project, which Lafarge will run...

Categories: Atlantic Canada, News

Construction beings on Dartmouth General Hospital expansion

June 27, 2017 -

Today, construction began on Dartmouth General Hospital Expansion and the second of three tenders for construction was released. The expansion and renovations involve construction of space for 48 beds on the fifth floor, eight operating rooms (replacing four existing operating rooms and adding four...

Categories: Atlantic Canada, News

PSPC increases transparency around construction payments

June 9, 2017 -

Public Services and Procurement Canada (PSPC) has announced that it will publicly disclose payments to prime contractors so that construction subcontractors know when they can expect payment. This increase in transparency will allow companies and individuals working for those prime contractors to...

Categories: National, News

Calgary library project back on schedule

June 9, 2017 -

Calgary city council received good news from staff in regards to the construction of the new $245-million central library: the project is back on schedule. In January, council was told that issues with steel truss beams had put the project about six weeks behind, as analysis of the beams and shipment...

Categories: News, Western Canada

PEI Commits funding to recruit construction workers

June 8, 2017 -

The Prince Edward Island construction sector has immediate needs for 500-750 workers and as many as 1,800 workers will be needed over the next 10 years to keep pace with major projects, retirements, and an upswing in the sector. In anticipation of the workforce demands, the Government of Prince Edward...

Categories: Atlantic Canada, News

Ontario looks to modernize construction laws

June 5, 2017 -

Ontario is looking to modernize provincial construction laws to address key issues and improve efficiency and competitiveness for construction businesses. Attorney General Yasir Naqvi introduced legislation that would, if passed, modernize the lien and holdback process, introduce needed rules to ensure...

Categories: News, Ontario

Quebec adopts law sending construction labourers back to work

May 31, 2017 -

The Government of Quebec has announced the adoption of project law No. 142 by the National Assembly of Quebec, An Act to ensure the resumption of work in the construction industry and dispute settlement for the renewal of collective agreements. On May 31, construction workers will resume work on construction...

Categories: News, Quebec

Construction workers on strike in Quebec

May 25, 2017 -

Infrastructure projects across Quebec are at a standstill, as over 170,000 construction workers across the province have gone on strike. According to an article from the CBC, the workers have gone since April 30 without a collective agreement. Talks between the unions and employers broke down on May...

Categories: News, Quebec

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