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Saskatchewan releases 2018 road construction tenders

Posted on September 15, 2017
The Government of Saskatchewan has released its tenders for the 2018 construction season. The tenders include more than 550 kilometres of surface improvements and consist of more than 30 construction contracts, half a dozen bridge and culvert projects, and more than a dozen crushing and stockpiling contracts worth an estimated $220 million. “Even though we have multiple highway and infrastructure projects currently under construction this year, we find that tendering earlier will help us secure contractors and get an early jump for next year,” said [...]

Three proponents qualify for Tlicho all-season road project RFP

Posted on September 14, 2017
The construction of the Tłįchǫ All-Season Road moved a step closer to reality with the announcement by Finance Minister Robert C. McLeod that three proponents have qualified for the project, pursuant to the Government of the Northwest Territories’ (GNWT) Request for Qualifications. The Request for Qualifications was released in March. The three proponents are: Aurora Access Partners NAE Transportation Partners North Star Infrastructure These proponents will be invited to participate in the next stage of the competitive selection process [...]

Regina celebrates new joint-use schools

Posted on September 13, 2017
Education Minister Bronwyn Eyre, along with Regina Public and Catholic School Divisions, joined students and staff at École Harbour Landing School and St. Kateri Tekakwitha Catholic School to celebrate the grand opening of their new K-8 joint-use school, one of three built in Regina. “We are pleased to celebrate this historic moment with students and staff here in Harbour Landing and to enjoy the result of years of hard work and planning in these incredible elementary schools,” Eyre said. “I thank Regina Public and Catholic School Divisions for [...]

B.C. Government provides budget update

Posted on September 13, 2017
The Government of B.C., under the leadership of premier John Horgan, has issued its first budget update stating financial priorities for the months ahead. The Budget Update outlined current public sector infrastructure investment commitments: $2.6 billion for post-secondary institutions around the province to invest in priority projects to build capacity and help meet the province’s future workforce needs in key sectors, including science, trades and technology; $3.1 billion to expand and upgrade health facilities. These investments support new [...]

Shallow Geothermal Energy Mapping Initiative begins in Quebec

Posted on September 13, 2017
The Canadian GeoExchange Coalition (CGC) has announced that work has begun to create a detailed resource map of ground thermal conductivity at depths up to 200 meters (650 ft.) in one of Canada’s most densely populated areas. The project team at Quebec’s Institut national de la recherche scientifique (INRS) is applying original algorithms to vertical geothermal borehole data reported under CGC System Certification, with support from engineering firm SNC-Lavalin and a grant from the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada. “Our [...]

Carillion makes changes to its senior leadership

Posted on September 11, 2017
Carillion has announced changes to its senior leadership team. Emma Mercer has been appointed chief financial officer effective immediately. Since joining Carillion in 2008, Mercer has held several senior positions, most recently finance director of the UK construction business, prior to which she was chief financial officer and senior vice president of Carillion Canada. Lee Watson has been appointed chief transformation officer on secondment from EY. Watson has been a partner at EY since 2008 during which time he has advised on numerous transformations [...]

Government of Canada looks to restore Churchill rail service

Posted on September 11, 2017
The Government of Canada is deeply concerned that OmniTRAX Inc. has not yet commenced repairs and that further delay may jeopardize the ability to complete repairs before winter. As per its 2008 agreement, the Government of Canada committed to provide financial support to Hudson Bay Railway Company in exchange for their agreement to repair, maintain and operate the rail service through to Churchill until 2029. “The Government of Canada remains committed to the people of Churchill and Northern Manitoba and is ready to do its part to restore rail service,” [...]

RFP closes for Stouffville Corridor Stations Improvements project

Posted on September 11, 2017
The Request for Proposals (RFP) stage for the Stouffville Corridor Stations Improvements project has closed. The prequalified teams of bidders submitted their proposals to design, build, and finance the improvements to the three GO stations, including new pedestrian connections, track upgrades, and platform canopies. The project also includes a new grade-separated crossing and railway overpass bridge at Steeles Avenue. "Metrolinx is pleased to acknowledge the next step towards upgrading Agincourt, Milliken, and Unionville GO stations,” said Robert Siddall [...]

EY awarded contract for Corner Brook hospital project

Posted on September 11, 2017
Following a Request for Proposals, the Government of Newfoundland and Labrador has awarded a contract to EY, valued at $1.7 million, for financial and procurement advisory services for the new acute care regional hospital project in Corner Brook. The new hospital, announced in February, will include the same services currently provided at Western Memorial Regional Hospital, as well as an expanded cancer care program, including radiation services. The new acute care regional hospital, scheduled for completion in 2023, will be approximately 50,000 square [...]

Winnipeg expands asset management training program

Posted on September 8, 2017
The City of Winnipeg is expanding its training in asset management with the launch of a new internal course curriculum in project management tailor-made for the City, developed and delivered with Red River College. “This new training program will help the City of Winnipeg make important improvements to project management oversight by implementing leading best practices throughout civic departments in investment planning & project management processes, as identified in the 2014 Winnipeg Police Headquarter Construction Project Audit,” Mike Pagtakhan [...]
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