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Peissel promoted by WSP

Posted on September 15, 2017
Written by Andrew Macklin
Eric Peissel, currently serving as WSP's vice president of transportation for Western Canada, will be assuming the role of national business line executive—transportation, for WSP in Canada on January 1st, 2018. This appointment follows the announcement that Dave Jull will be retiring from this role on the same date, after contributing more than 40 years of insight, leadership, and innovation during his tenure with the firm. Over the next fourth months, Peissel will work closely with Dave to ensure a seamless transition between the roles. Peissel has [...]

Jobke named president of Associated Engineering

Posted on August 29, 2017
Written by Andrew Macklin
Martin Jobke has accepted the role of president of the Associated Engineering group of companies, effective January 1, 2018. As part of the company’s leadership succession, Associated Engineering’s board of directors selected Jobke, a civil engineer with 33 years of experience, to succeed president & CEO Kerry Rudd, who will retain the role of CEO after the transition. Rudd states, “Martin has demonstrated leadership and a vision for integrated, collaborative project delivery that will support our clients and guide Associated Engineering’s [...]

RFQ issued for Macdonald Block Reconstruction Project

Posted on August 18, 2017
Written by Andrew Macklin
Infrastructure Ontario (IO) has issued a Request for Qualifications (RFQ) for interested parties to submit their qualifications to design, build, finance and maintain the Macdonald Block Complex. The project will see the reconstruction of the 45-year old Macdonald Block Complex, the administrative hub of the Ontario government's operations. The complex has never undergone a major renovation and its core systems, including electrical, water, cooling and heating, have reached the end of their useful life and must now be replaced. IO and the Ministry of [...]

VIDEO: Diverging Diamond Interchange opens in Calgary

Posted on August 14, 2017
Written by Andrew Macklin
Calgary has become the first community in Canada to introduce a Diverging Diamond Interchange (DDI) into its transportation system. The $78-million project, located at Macleod Trail and 162 Avenue S., allows drivers to make left-hand turns without crossing oncoming traffic. The City of Calgary has released this video to help guide motorists through the new intersection. [...]

Hamilton, Ont., receives more than $30M for water infrastructure

Posted on June 26, 2017
Written by Todd Westcott
Hamilton receives more than $30 million in federal and provincial funding for water infrastructure projects. Bob Bratina, Member of Parliament for Hamilton East—Stoney Creek, Ted McMeekin, Ontario Member of Provincial Parliament for Ancaster—Dundas—Flamborough—Westdale, and Fred Eisenberger, Mayor of the City of Hamilton, have announced that 16 new projects in Hamilton have been approved under the Government of Canada's Clean Water and Wastewater Fund. “I'm proud to be back home in Hamilton today to announce funding that will go a long [...]

VIDEO: Manitoba-Minnesota Transmission Project overview

Posted on May 29, 2017
Written by Andrew Macklin
Manitoba Hydro has released a video simulation to show what the proposed Manitoba-Minnesota Transmission Project will look like. The project would allow the province to import up to an additional 700-megawatts of power when demand dictates, as well as increase its export capacity by 885-megawatts. [...]

Peel Region receives $103 million for water infrastructure

Posted on May 24, 2017
Written by Andrew Macklin
The governments of Canada and Ontario have announced that 30 new projects in the Region of Peel have been approved under the Government of Canada's Clean Water and Waste Water Fund. The federal government is providing up to 50 per cent of funding for these projects—over $69 million. The provincial government is providing up to 25 per cent of funding for these projects—over $34 million, and the recipient will provide the balance of funding. Thanks to this investment, residents in the Region of Peel will benefit from a number of sewage pumping stations [...]

Tender issued for Dartmouth General Hospital

Posted on March 15, 2017
Written by Andrew Macklin
The first tender for the expansion and renovation project at Dartmouth General Hospital has been issued. According to an article from the The Chronicle Herald, the tender was issued Tuesday with a deadline of April 13. According to the online documentation, the tender includes: “early sitework, concrete structure, elevators, early works mechanical, and early works electrical trades.” The work is part of the QEII redevelopment project, which will see upgrades and expansion at several medical sites in the Halifax region. The expansion and renovations [...]

February 7, 2017: Today's New and Developing Carbon Markets—Part 2

Posted on January 19, 2017
Written by Todd Westcott
Where: Toronto, Ont. Organization: University of Toronto, School of the Environment Website: [...]

Ledgett appointed to CCPPP board

Posted on November 30, 2016
Written by Andrew Macklin
Michael Ledgett has been appointed to the board of directors of the Canadian Council for Public-Private Partnerships (CCPPP). Michael has practised law in Ontario for more than forty years. As co-chair of the National P3/Infrastructure Group at Dentons, he advises governments and their agencies, as well as private sector developers, operators, lenders and investors on P3 projects in Canada and abroad. He is also the co-chair of the National Transportation Group, honorary counsel to the Ontario Public Transit Association and honorary counsel to the Canadian [...]
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