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Oversight contract awarded for parliament building refurb

Oversight contract awarded for parliament building refurb

21 Sep 2017: Turner & Townsend is to oversee the refurbishment of the Canadian parliament’s Centre Block in a CA$56.5m deal that was announced this week by British prime minister Theresa May. more »

Contract let for Highway 97 widening

Contract let for Highway 97 widening

15 Sep 2017: A section of the Highway 97 arterial in British Columbia is to be widened under a newly let contract. more »

Bird Construction buys into Chinese modular business

Bird Construction buys into Chinese modular business

14 Sep 2017: Bird has acquired 50% of the shares of a modular construction company that has production operations in China. more »

Plans announced for BC casino

Plans announced for BC casino

13 Sep 2017: Gateway Casinos & Entertainment has announced plans to build a casino and entertainment development in Delta, British Columbia. more »

Winnipeg seeks to become home to new Amazon HQ

Winnipeg seeks to become home to new Amazon HQ

13 Sep 2017: Manitoba premier Brian Pallister is urging a ‘Team Manitoba’ effort to encourage Amazon to choose Winnipeg as the site of the company's second North American headquarters. more »

Developer picked for BC university project

Developer picked for BC university project

8 Sep 2017: Thompson Rivers University (TRU) in British Columbia has entered into a partnership agreement for a 90-acre development project. more »

Tender awarded for Newfoundland research centre

Tender awarded for Newfoundland research centre

7 Sep 2017: Work is set to start on site to build a new research and teaching centre at Memorial University following the award of the construction contract. more »

Three firms fined over safety shortcomings

 Three firms fined over safety shortcomings

7 Sep 2017: A lack of safety equipment on site has brought fines for three Saskatchewan companies. more »

George Massey Bridge put on hold

George Massey Bridge put on hold

7 Sep 2017: British Columbia has cancelled the current procurement process for a CA$3.5bn bridge to replace the George Massey Tunnel, pending a review. more »

Parsons names market leader for Toronto region

Parsons names market leader for Toronto region

31 Aug 2017: Parsons senior vice president Jonanne McCall has been appointed as infrastructure market leader for the Greater Toronto Region. more »

Canadian route among winners in hyperloop challenge

Canadian route among winners in hyperloop challenge

15 Sep 2017: A route between Toronto and Montreal has been named as one of the world’s strongest potential locations for a high-speed transport link using hyperloop technology. more »

Saskatchewan companies fined over lack of safety equipment

Saskatchewan companies fined over lack of safety equipment

14 Sep 2017: Two construction companies in Saskatchewan have pleaded guilty and been fined for failures to ensure their workers were using proper safety equipment. more »

Canadian construction management firm joins US group

Canadian construction management firm joins US group

14 Sep 2017: Canadian construction management business Govan Brown has joined US family of companies Structure Tone. more »

New boss for National Concrete Accessories

New boss for National Concrete Accessories

13 Sep 2017: Toronto-based National Concrete Accessories has appointed a former president of Sika Canada as its president and CEO. more »

Intertek expands Canadian business

Intertek expands Canadian business

11 Sep 2017: Quality assurance business Intertek has expanded its Canadian operations with the roll-out of geotechnical and construction materials testing services. more »

Contracts awarded for refurb of historic Ontario bridge

Contracts awarded for refurb of historic Ontario bridge

8 Sep 2017: Councillors in London have approved the award of construction and inspection contracts for the rehabilitation of the oldest metal bridge on the Ontario Heritage Bridge list. more »

Six contractors named for Trans Mountain pipeline

Six contractors named for Trans Mountain pipeline

7 Sep 2017: Six contractors have been named for construction of the CA$7.4bn Trans Mountain pipeline expansion project in Alberta and British Columbia. more »

Canada gives green light to new Ambassador Bridge

Canada gives green light to new Ambassador Bridge

7 Sep 2017: The government of Canada has approved plans to replace the Ambassador Bridge, which provides a key link to the US. more »

Colas to buy major road and bitumen business

Colas to buy major road and bitumen business

31 Aug 2017: Colas Canada has agreed to buy road construction and bitumen business Miller & McAsphalt group. more »

Final steel for Johnson Street Bridge sets off from China

Final steel for Johnson Street Bridge sets off from China

31 Aug 2017: The final shipment of steel for Victoria’s new Johnson Street Bridge is now on its way from Shanghai. more »

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