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Highly-anticipated Wilmot Employment Lands could see construction begin in 2020

The highly-anticipated Wilmot Employment Lands could be coming closer to fruition in 2020. While there is some red tape that still needs to be cut, construction for some portions of the lands just north...

13th January 2020

Construction labour market closes out 2019 on high note, adding 17K jobs in December

The construction labour market finished strong in 2019, posting a considerable 17,000-position gain in December. The positive close-out to the year, during which employment gains and losses have seesawed back and forth, translates to...

13th January 2020

Bird subcontracted to build seven new stations for next phase of Ottawa’s light rail transit expansion

Construction had yet to wrap up on Ottawa’s new Confederation Line when the city green-lit an expansion of the light rail network earlier this year. After a number of delays and a troublesome launch,...

7th January 2020

Aecon, Acciona selected as preferred proponent to build $1.4B Pattullo bridge

Fraser Crossing Partners has been selected as the preferred proponent for the Pattullo Bridge Replacement Project in B.C. The construction team, headed by Aecon and Acciona, and the province are currently undergoing final negotiations for the...

6th January 2020

Statistics Canada – National investment in building construction increases 1.0% to $15.6 billion in September

Ontario Construction News staff writer Statistics Canada says that total investment in building construction across the country rose 1.0% from August to $15.6 billion in September. Investment increased for both the residential (+1.2% to $10.8...

27th November 2019

Geothermal technology on the rise in residential developments

High upfront costs have traditionally led developers to shy away from geothermal technology to heat and cool residential developments. But advancements in technology and a demand for sustainable building methods is recalibrating this way...

21st November 2019

Pipeline expansion project underway in B.C., Alberta

The $7.4-billion Trans Mountain pipeline twinning project is under construction. As of the end of September, 2,200 workers had been hired, and are working, mostly at each end of the pipeline, in Burnaby and Edmonton....

21st November 2019

Work to get underway on $53M passing lane project in southern Saskatchewan

A project to add five sets of passing lanes on Saskatchewan Highway 39 between Estevan and Weyburn is set to get off the ground. The province awarded the $53.3 million contract for the project...

28th October 2019

Trans Mountain says it’s hired thousands of people

Construction of the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion is on hold pending more review. In the meantime, Coquitlam wants to be reimbursed for road maintenance it's doing to keep United Boulevard passable until a major...

25th October 2019

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