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Preferred proponent selected for Groves Memorial Hospital project

Posted on May 1, 2017
Infrastructure Ontario (IO) and Groves Memorial Community Hospital (GMCH) have announced that EllisDon Infrastructure Healthcare is the preferred proponent to design, build, and finance the new hospital development project in Centre Wellington, Ont. IO and GMCH selected EllisDon Infrastructure Healthcare after extensive evaluations following a fair, open, and transparent request for proposals (RFP) process that began in June 2016. Three teams-GMCH Partnership, EllisDon Infrastructure Healthcare, and PCL Constructors Canada-submitted bids. The EllisDon [...]

Quebec to replace the Honoré-Mercier bridge

Posted on May 1, 2017
The Government of Québec has announced the construction of a new structure to replace the aging Honoré-Mercier bridge. The bridge connects Lasalle on the Island of Montreal with the Kahnawake Mohawk reserve and Châteauguay. The new structure will be built next to the existing bridge and will include two lanes, as well as a multifunctional runway. The project is estimated at more than $100 million. As a result, it is subject to the Directive on the Management of Major Public Infrastructure Projects. "The analysis of the various options demonstrated [...]

Canada, Manitoba invest in Red River College infrastructure

Posted on May 1, 2017
The governments of Canada and Manitoba have announced support for the construction of the $95.4-million Innovation Centre at Red River College’s Exchange District Campus. RRC will use government and private-sector funding to develop the new Innovation Centre, the first of its kind in Western Canada. The Innovation Centre will attract an additional 1,200 students to the Exchange District, stimulating economic development and further growth of this historic part of downtown Winnipeg. It will bring together industry, students, instructors, researchers [...]

Excess soils could fill the Rogers Centre 16 times: report

Posted on April 28, 2017
Ontario’s robust construction activity generated enough excess soil in one year to fill 16 Rogers Centres in Toronto, according to a report released today by the Residential and Civil Construction Alliance of Ontario (RCCAO). In the “2017 Update: Quantification of Excess Construction Soils in Ontario,” report author Frank Zechner estimates that 25.8 million cubic metres of excess construction soil was produced in 2015 from municipal infrastructure, residential and ICI (industrial, commercial and institutional) projects. Particularly in the hot GTA [...]

QUEST names five new senior associates

Posted on April 28, 2017
Quality Urban Energy Systems of Tomorrow (QUEST) has announced the appointment of five new senior associates. These senior associates are part of QUEST’s network of leaders from across Canada committed to advancing Smart Energy Communities. The five new appointees are: Bruce Cameron, principal consultant and founder of Envigour Policy Consulting - Bruce is based in Halifax and is a leading expert in energy policy development. Richard Laszlo, senior associate serving as senior lead, Utilities/CHP and Services - Richard is based in Toronto and is [...]

Canada awards $330 million for four Trent-Severn contracts

Posted on April 26, 2017
The Government of Canada announced four contract awards totalling $330 million for the Trent-Severn Waterway Federal Infrastructure Investment Program in Central Ontario. The contracts include the restoration and repair of dams, locks, canal walls, and other water retaining structures along the waterway. Design work has already begun and preparations are underway to ensure that field work can begin this year. Major construction will begin in 2018 and is expected to be completed in 2020. Each of the four contracts contains multiple projects bundled together [...]

How Colorado made tolling work

Posted on April 25, 2017
Aurora, Colorado mayor Steve Hogan is no stranger to the issue of road tolls. Hogan, who will be speaking at the upcoming Transport Futures Road Pricing Leadership Summit in Toronto on May 12, has spent part of the last three decades working both on and with major tolling projects in the Denver area. Before becoming the mayor of the Denver suburb that is home to more than 350,000, Hogan was executive director of both the E-470 Public Highway Authority and the Northwest Parkway Authority. Both roadways are part of the Denver-area ‘beltway’, a system [...]

Building construction underway at CFB Bagotville

Posted on April 25, 2017
The Government of Canada marked the beginning of the $46.9-million construction of two new buildings at 3 Wing Bagotville in Quebec. These buildings will be used by the Transportation and Electrical and Mechanical Engineering (TEME) sections of the Wing. The TEME team is responsible for supporting base operations, especially the maintenance of heavy snow removal vehicles and maintenance of runways. These multi-functional and modern buildings will provide more work space to the sections, making their activities more rapid and efficient. The new buildings [...]

NB Power exploring second station at Grand Falls

Posted on April 24, 2017
NB Power has begun environmental and geotechnical studies and site testing to explore the potential for generating more clean energy with a new 100-megawatt generating station in Grand Falls beside the existing station. “We are pleased that NB Power is exploring all potential clean energy options,” said premier Brian Gallant. “A new generating station in Grand Falls would be positive for the New Brunswick economy. We will work with the people of the region as the project moves through the appropriate phases.” The field studies, along with engagement [...]

SNC-Lavalin acquires WS Atkins

Posted on April 24, 2017
SNC-Lavalin Group Inc. has announced that it has reached an agreement to acquire WS Atkins for $3.6 billion. The overall acquisition price is $4.2 billion including the pension deficit. Headquartered in the UK, Atkins is a respected consultancy in design, engineering, and project management, with a leadership position across the infrastructure, transportation and energy sectors. Tracing its roots back to 1938, Atkins today has 18,000 employees with revenues of approximately £2.0 billion in 2016, and is geographically diversified in the U.S., Middle East [...]
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