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Emera initiatives energy solicitation for Atlantic Link Transmission project

Posted on January 11, 2017
A solicitation process has been initiated for energy to be bundled with transmission capacity on Emera Inc.’s proposed Atlantic Link submarine electricity transmission project for the delivery of clean energy into the ISO-New England market. Atlantic Link is a proposed approximately 350-mile submarine high-voltage direct current (HVdc) electric transmission line that will deliver 900 megawatts of clean energy from a new DC converter station to be constructed at Coleson Cove, New Brunswick, to a new converter station to be constructed at one of two proposed [...]

Lawsuit filed over Howe bridge construction

Posted on January 11, 2017
A new legal challenge has been filed by Ambassador Bridge owner Manuel Moroun in an attempt to block the construction of the proposed Gordie Howe International Bridge linking Windsor, Ont. With Detroit, Mich. According to an article from Crain’s Detroit Business, the new lawsuit, filed by six companies owned by Moroun, cites illegal activity by Governor Rick Snyder’s administration as the cause for the challenge. Filed in the Michigan Court of Claims on Dec. 29, the suit claims that Snyder is illegally bypassing the power of the legislature to build [...]

WorldGBC report shows benefits of green offices

Posted on October 31, 2016
Employers, building owners, designers and developers throughout the world are showing that it pays to invest in greener offices that keep their occupants healthy and happy, a report from the World Green Building Council (WorldGBC) reveals. Building the Business Case: Health, Wellbeing and Productivity in Green Offices highlights the global momentum behind healthy and green office design and operation, and showcases over 15 buildings that are leading the way. Simple steps like improving air quality, increasing natural light and introducing greenery - [...]

WSP Global acquires Mouchel Consulting from Kier Group

Posted on October 12, 2016
Kier Group plc has announced that it has completed the disposal of Mouchel Consulting to WSP Global Inc. for a total consideration of £75m (CDN $121.5 million), satisfied in cash. Mouchel Consulting, acquired in June 2015 as part of Kier's acquisition of Mouchel, provides engineering, environmental and asset management consultancy services, principally to infrastructure markets. On July 4, Kier announced that it was undertaking an evaluation of the strategic options for the Mouchel Consulting business including a possible disposal. For the financial [...]

Guide Helps Reduce GHG Impact of Construction Projects

Posted on May 4, 2016
The Commission for Environmental Cooperation (CEC) has a new guide on how to lower the environmental impact and cost of construction projects, Improving Green Building Construction in North America: Guide to Integrated Design and Delivery, which promotes better green building practices. Buildings in North America are major consumers of electricity and water and contribute an estimated 35 per cent of the continent’s total greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. Although the building sector offers cost-effective opportunities for reducing GHG emissions, only a [...]

Stantec to Acquire MWH Global for $1.04B

Posted on March 31, 2016
Stantec Inc. has announced a merger with Broomfield, Colorado-based MWH Global—the biggest deal in the engineering and infrastructure design consulting company’s 62-year history. The Edmonton-based firm announced that the all-cash deal with MWH Global, was unanimously approved by the boards of directors of both companies, and that Stantec will acquire all of the issued and outstanding capital stock of MWH for a purchase price of US$793 million (Cdn$1.04 billion). MWH is a s a global water and natural resources firm, providing technical engineering [...]

Precast Concrete Industry Issues Environmental Product Declarations

Posted on January 15, 2016
The North American Precast Concrete announced the release of environmental product declarations (EPDs) in three key precast concrete product categories. The EPDs will allow architects, engineers, building owners, and other specifiers to better understand the environmental impacts of precast and prestressed concrete products. The precast concrete industry wide EPDs are now available for the following products: architectural and insulated wall panels; structural precast concrete products; and underground precast concrete products. An EPD is a standardized [...]

Forum, United Wind Invest $200M in Distributed Wind

Posted on January 6, 2016
Toronto-based Forum Equity Partners, an alternative investment management and principal investment firm, the U.S.’s United Wind have made a deal that provides $200 million in project equity capital for distributed wind projects throughout the United States. The financing will expand United Wind’s WindLease program, which enables both residential and commercial property owners to lease distributed-scale wind turbines (≤100kW in rated capacity). “United Wind brings a unique and innovative solution to wind power delivery by offering a first-of-its-kind [...]

SNC-Lavalin Reinforces Its Position in Rail, Transit

Posted on November 16, 2015
SNC-Lavalin has realigned its business processes, brands, and market strategy to offer a larger portfolio of rail and transit expertise and provide an end-to-end client service offering. This strategic move unites SNC-Lavalin’s outstanding global rail expertise and brings it together as an integrated rail and transit market sector, with more than 1,000 rail engineers combined with 1,000 construction and operations and maintenance experts across the world. The global reputation, strategic presence, and market penetration that SNC-Lavalin has gained [...]

CH2M Names New Water President

Posted on November 16, 2015
CH2M has named Peter Nicol as president of its water business. Nicol succeeds Greg McIntyre, who is overseeing all global business operations, serving as president of global business groups. In his new role, Nicol is responsible for all water activities within CH2M, including overseeing consulting, program management, design, design-build, construction, and operations solutions for government, civil, industrial, and energy clients. He previously served as CH2M’s global water business development and client sector director, in which he was predominately [...]
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