Mayors, construction industry, call on Ontario, feds for infrastructure money
They say the global health crisis has created revenue shortfalls that will prevent them from work on infrastructure.
Record high lumber, panel prices drive up Alberta stumpage fees
They’ve nearly doubled to $67.31 in September, from $36.56 per cubic metre in August.
SNC-Lavalin sells South African Resources business
The South African Resource business has around 1,800 employees, and primarily services construction and site maintenance clients
Feds invest $5.1M in net-zero energy community in London, Ont.
The objective of this project is to successfully construct Canada’s first large-scale, fully integrated, net-zero energy community using renewable energy and other innovations
Wooden skyscrapers could trap carbon emissions, transform construction
Tall wooden buildings is an opportunity for sustainable economic growth, but challenges remain.
Nexii is building three new green construction plants
Production facilities in Toronto, Alberta and Hazelton, Pa. will create 450 jobs.
Ontario invests $10M to support road and highway projects
Additional funding supports road and highway projects in municipalities across the province
Génius Conseil to pay $300K in Québec bid-rigging settlement
Competition Bureau continues its investigations of infrastructure contracts in Québec.
Trans Mountain reaches ‘key milestone’ as construction begins in BC
Will deliver about 300,000 barrels of petroleum products daily, but expansion will boost to 890,000 barrels.
Liberals asked to help cover overruns on projects delayed by COVID-19
Pandemic-related delays on projects will inevitably lead to cost overruns that cities and construction firms could struggle to cover.
Feds chronically underspending on MRO for defence infrastructure
Defence department is supposed to invest 1.4% of the replacement value but hasn’t hit that target since 2010.
$3M in federal funding to cut plastic food, construction waste
Three companies winners of the government’s plastics innovation challenge, part of a plan to ban many single-use plastics by 2021.
Contract awarded for Pattullo Bridge replacement in Metro Vancouver
Will include dedicated lanes for pedestrians and cyclists and built to potentially allow expansion to six lanes.
SNC-Lavalin announces Jeff Bell as new chief financial officer
Bell is a former group chief financial officer for British energy services firm Centrica
Sustainable building products manufacturer setting up in Squamish
Company aims to significantly reduce the construction sector’s impact on the environment.