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Staying on top: Attracting and retaining talent has never been tougher – or more integral to success

Construction activity continues to fire on all cylinders in Canadian urban centres and is faring well in most other areas of the country. Canada’s Top Contractors are hitting fresh heights as well, but the...

15th July 2019

Women in Construction network makes connections

Slowly perhaps, but ever so surely, more women are starting to move into careers in the construction trades in British Columbia. While the numbers are still low, hovering around five per cent, according to...

15th July 2019

Top 10 major upcoming Alberta and British Columbia construction projects - Canada - July 2019

The accompanying table shows the top 10 major upcoming Alberta and British Columbia construction projects in Canada. They are all in the planning stage and are mainly new projects, but may also involve additions...

15th July 2019

Renewable energy production surpasses coal in US for first time

Renewable energy production surpassed coal-fired generation for the first time in the U.S., according to the latest figures from the U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA). Sources like wind and solar energy provided 23 percent...

1st July 2019

C-69, federal bill overhauling environmental approval process for major construction jobs, clears final hurdle

OTTAWA—A pair of controversial environmental bills scaled their final hurdle in the Senate June 20, over the objections of critics who warn the two pieces of legislation will kneecap Canada’s oil industry and fuel...

25th June 2019

Lululemon plans 580,000-square-foot headquarters off Great Northern Way

The complex would be more than four times the size of the company's current 130,000-square-foot Kitsilano headquarters. Vancouver’s chief planner Gil Kelley is recommending city council consider a rezoning application that would allow Lululemon...

24th June 2019

Graham-led consortium picked to build rail overpass, elevated guideway in busy Toronto neighbourhood

TORONTO—A construction team led by Graham Group Ltd. has been tapped as the preferred proponent for the Davenport Diamond Rail Grade Separation project, a major rail realignment job on the west end of Toronto....

19th June 2019

Construction industry faced highest number of unfilled jobs in Q1, surpassing national average: CFIB

TORONTO—The number of unfilled jobs in Canada’s construction sector outpaced all other industries and the national average in the first four quarter of 2019, according to a recent report by the Canadian Federation of...

17th June 2019

Feds, Toronto announced $200M for storm sewer system project

TORONTO — Federal and City of Toronto officials have announced funding for the City’s Fairbank-Silverthorn Trunk Storm Sewer System Project, part of Toronto’s basement flooding protection program. The project consists of building a new...

17th June 2019

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