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Preliminary Construction Contracts for George Massey Replacement

Posted on January 13, 2017
Two contracts for preliminary construction work on the George Massey Tunnel Replacement Project will go to tender this week. The contracts are for site preparation in order to improve ground conditions for future lane widening. The ministry will award one contract for work in Delta and one for work in Richmond. Work will begin only after the Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure receives the project’s Environmental Assessment and Agricultural Land Commission certificates. Both early works contracts will operate under an environmental management [...]

Saskatoon Civic Operations Centre reaches substantial completion

Posted on January 3, 2017
Integrated Team Solutions (ITS), in partnership with the City of Saskatoon, announced that construction of the Saskatoon Civic Operations Centre (COC) successfully reached substantial completion on December 31, 2016. The new facility relocates the City of Saskatoon's Transit Operations and houses the City's first permanent Snow Management Facility. The facility officially opened its doors with a ribbon cutting ceremony on December 13, 2016 as the project was completed two weeks ahead of schedule and on budget. Saskatoon COC is LEED certified and designed [...]

Bird Construction preferred proponent for Royal Columbian Hospital project

Posted on January 3, 2017
Bird Construction Inc. announces that it has been named preferred proponent in a fixed-price contract to construct a new mental health facility and energy centre at Royal Columbian Hospital. Bird Construction Inc. announced that Fraser Health has selected Bird Design-Build Construction Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary, as the preferred proponent to design and build a new mental health facility and energy centre at Royal Columbian Hospital in New Westminster, British Columbia. The new 75-bed Mental Health and Substance Use (MHSU) wellness centre will [...]

Tenders lower for CFB Esquimalt work

Posted on December 30, 2016
Four tenders have been submitted at values lower than the $72-million expected price tag for phase 1 of the CFB Esquimalt jetty renewal project. According to an article from the Victoria Times-Colonist, the four bids under budget is a welcome sign for Defence Construction Canada, but it is just a preliminary result. The four bids submitted, with dollar figures, were: Westpro - $55.45 million EBC - $61.8 milliom EllisDon/JJM - $68.9 million Esquimalt Marine and Civil Partnership - $69.2 million The phase 1 work includes dredging and deconstruction [...]

Cannell Lake Water Treatment Station completed

Posted on December 21, 2016
Government officials gathered near Abbotsford to celebrate the official opening of the new Cannell Lake Water Treatment Plant. The aging chlorination equipment has been replaced with a more modern, safe and efficient system which uses salt and electricity to create chlorine. As a result, workplace safety and plant efficiency has been improved. A new ultraviolet disinfection system was also added as an extra layer of protection to ensure the delivery of safe, higher quality drinking water to all residents for years to come. The new plant will be operational [...]

Construction begins at new Saskatchewan health care facility

Posted on December 19, 2016
Construction is underway at the new $12 million integrated health care facility in Leader, Sask. The new 16 bed integrated facility will replace the existing Leader Hospital, the Community Centre and Primary Health Clinic, and the Emergency Medical Services building. It will be connected to the Western Senior Citizens Home, a long-term care facility in Leader. “The integration of health services in Leader will result in improved access and overall better care to our residents and patients,” Cypress Health Region CEO Beth Vachon said. “The design [...]

Funding announced for $1 billion upgrade of Edmonton's Yellowhead Trail

Posted on December 16, 2016
The provincial and federal government, along with the City of Edmonton, have announced joint funding of more than $1 billion for the conversion of a portion of Highway 16, also known as the Yellowhead Trail, from an expressway into a freeway without traffic signals. Yellowhead Trail is a 25-kilometre corridor within the City of Edmonton that sees traffic volumes of up to 81,000 vehicles per day — almost 20 per cent of which are transport trucks. The governments of Canada and Alberta are each contributing up to $241,600,000 for this project. The City [...]

Massey bridge design to consider snow, ice conditions

Posted on December 15, 2016
Recent bridge closures in B.C. due to snow and ice dropping from cables and beams onto passing traffic below has caught the attention of the project team for the George Massey Bridge Replacement project. According to a CBC News article, closures to the Port Mann and Alex Fraser bridges have caused the team to include specifications in the George Massey bridge design and construction to avoid similar winter weather issues. Two specific design elements are being included in the specs for the project: no cables can cross over traffic, and the design must [...]

$40 million pledged to build Freedom Road

Posted on December 13, 2016
Shoal Lake 40 First Nation will get its Freedom Road after the provincial and federal governments, along with the City of Winnipeg, reached an agreement to fund the road. According to a CBC News report, the three levels of government will provide $40 million for the project, a 24-kilometre roadway extending from the community to the Trans-Canada Highway. The island community on the Manitoba-Ontario border was cut off from the mainland following the 1919 construction of an aqueduct to provide water to the City of Winnipeg. The agreement will see the [...]

Fairview Container Terminal expansion project reaches 75 per cent completion

Posted on December 12, 2016
The Port of Prince Rupert and DP World announced a significant milestone in the ongoing expansion of Fairview Container Terminal. The Phase II North container terminal expansion project, launched in the first quarter of 2015, is now more than 75 per cent complete and is on schedule to increase annual capacity at Prince Rupert’s container terminal to over 1.35 million TEUs by the third quarter of 2017. “Prince Rupert’s container business has experienced rapid growth since the opening of Fairview Container Terminal. This project is the continued [...]
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