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RFQ issued for Union Station Enhancement Project

Posted on February 23, 2017
Infrastructure Ontario (IO) and Metrolinx have issued a Request for Qualifications (RFQ) for interested parties to design, build, and finance the Union Station Enhancement project. The infrastructure upgrades are required to accommodate the planned expansion of GO Transit rail service, which link into Union Station as the major transit hub in the City of Toronto. The RFQ outlines the scope of work required, which includes: Construction of a new platform, including a new roof structure Development of a new concourse area below the platform Safety [...]

EllisDon announces second CII pilot project

Posted on February 23, 2017
On March 1, EllisDon will begin redevelopment of the historic kiln building at Evergreen Brick Works. Conversion of the 53,000-square-foot, Building 16, will create a year-round hub for thought leaders and citizen city builders to collaborate in building sustainable cities; and, will provide an opportunity to test and drive change for future low carbon cities across the country. Under EllisDon's Carbon Impact Initiative, launched in June 2016, this will be the second official pilot project as well as the first in Canada to target a carbon neutral design [...]

RCCAO and MEA’s 2017 Environmental Bill of Rights Application

Posted on February 22, 2017
On February 3, 2017 a joint application by the Residential and Civil Construction Alliance of Ontario (RCCAO) and the Municipal Engineers Association (MEA) was hand delivered to the Environmental Commissioner of Ontario. The application, under section 61 of the Environmental Bill of Rights, calls for a review of and changes to the Environmental Assessment Act, various regulations under that statute; and all policies and guidance documents, published or in use by the Ministry of the Environment and Climate Change (MOECC) related to the Municipal Class Environmental [...]

Ottawa announces new details for Stage 2 LRT project

Posted on February 22, 2017
The City of Ottawa has provided an update about plans to move forward with the Stage 2 Light Rail Transit Project. City Staff also provided a detailed presentation of a related report on Stage 2 LRT, in advance of the tabling of the report at the Finance and Economic Development Committee on February 24, and at City Council on March 8. The briefing included an update on significant changes to the scope of the project, information on the final alignment adjustments, the recommended procurement model and the specific activities the City will undertake to [...]

Port Mann Water Supply Tunnel now in service

Posted on February 22, 2017
After almost six years of construction, Metro Vancouver’s $240-million Port Mann Water Supply Tunnel is now delivering clean, safe drinking water to residents south of the Fraser River. The Port Mann connection is one of the key links between Metro Vancouver’s watersheds and the communities south of the Fraser. Replacing this crossing was the first in a series of major water transmission system upgrades throughout the region. Located more than 30 metres under the Fraser River bed, the new tunnel more than doubles the capacity of the old water main [...]

Government moving forward with new hospital for Corner Brook

Posted on February 22, 2017
The Government of Newfoundland and Labrador announced its commitment to construct a new acute care regional hospital in Corner Brook. The new regional hospital will include the same services as available at Western Memorial Regional Hospital, as well as an expanded cancer care program, which will include radiation services. A Request for Proposals for a Procurement Advisor, issued February 17, is the first step in the implementation of the acute care hospital project. The hospital will be designed, built, financed and maintained by the private sector [...]

Tender issued for Mountain Highway Interchange construction

Posted on February 17, 2017
The Government of B.C. has issued a tender for the new Mountain Highway Interchange along Highway 1 through the Lower Lynn Corridor, just north of the Ironworkers Memorial Second Narrows Crossing. “This interchange upgrade, combined with the District of North Vancouver’s $14 million Keith Bridge and Keith Road expansion, will improve safety and start to reduce travel times at one of the Lower Mainland’s worst traffic bottlenecks,” said Transportation and Infrastructure Minister Todd Stone. This $36-million tender package involves building a [...]

RFP issued for Highway 401 Rail Tunnel project

Posted on February 16, 2017
Infrastructure Ontario (IO) and Metrolinx have issued a Request for Proposals (RFP) to three shortlisted teams to design, build, and finance the Highway 401 Rail Tunnel project. Work is required at the Highway 401/409 intersection to accommodate GO Transit expansion along the Kitchener Corridor under Metrolinx's Regional Express Rail (RER) program. Teams were selected based on criteria identified in the Request for Qualifications (RFQ) process that began in September 2016. Selection criteria included design and construction experience, and the financial [...]

Royal Columbian Hospital addition to cost $200 million

Posted on February 15, 2017
Bird Construction Inc. has announced that it has executed a contract with Fraser Health through Bird Design-Build Construction Inc. to design and build a new mental health facility and energy centre at Royal Columbian Hospital in New Westminster, B.C. This news follows successful negotiations with Fraser Health after being named preferred proponent in late December 2016. The contract, valued at approximately $200 million, will commence construction in early 2017 and be completed in winter 2019. This new 75-bed mental health and substance use centre will [...]

Metrolinx releases statement on Bombardier, Eglinton LRT

Posted on February 15, 2017
Metrolinx has released a statement expressing its disappointment over Bombardier’s lack of ability to meet its contractual needs regarding the Eglinton LRT project. Here is the statement: “Metrolinx has been concerned for some time about the performance of Bombardier and their ability to deliver a quality product on time to achieve the scheduled 2021 opening of the Eglinton LRT. We have repeatedly conveyed our disappointment to Bombardier on its progress to date and in particular that the pilot vehicle is almost two years late and has not yet [...]
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