January 30, 2013
Journal of Commerce Update for the week of February 4th, 2013
In this week's update, we look at some of the stories we'll be covering in the Journal of Commerce for the week of February 4th, 2013.
EGRT Construction has been awarded an $889 million contract for the Evergreen Line. EGRT is a consortium led by SNC-Lavalin and it will design, build and finance the $1.4 billion project, which will link the cities of Burnaby, Coquitlam and Port Moody with an 11-kilometre light rapid transit line.
HD Mining is sending 16 temporary foreign workers back to China after bringing them to Canada to work on their Tumbler Ridge project. The company cited a legal challenge from two unions as the reason for sending the workers home.
The Gold Seal Certification program has launched an online portal for both study and applications. The portal will initially be English-only, but will also take French applications by March 2013.
Keep an eye out for our upcoming Buildex Vancouver feature section, and make sure to watch our latest feature video with Ron Coleman, who has been briefing the construction industry on how best to prepare for the upcoming switch back to the PST in British Columbia.
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|TODAY’S TOP CONSTRUCTION PROJECTS|
These projects have been selected from 544 projects with a total value of $1,665,691,502 that Reed Construction Data Building Reports reported on Tuesday.
$100,000,000 Province of Alberta AB Prebid
$92,000,000 Vancouver BC Tenders
$60,000,000 Medicine Hat AB Tenders
- Crystal Clear
- Regina looking to annex adjacent land
- Pipeline oil spill highlighted during twinning debate
- Consulting engineers gathering in Lake Louise, Alberta
- Biased specs grounds for RFP redraft
- Incoming chair looks to the future
- Foreign worker court case led to reforms
- Shell Canada gets approvals for pipelines and gas well
- B.C. building permits rise, but Alberta declines
- Electronic migration
- Unauthorized water system shut down in Alberta
- Infrastructure funding will boost economy: RCCAO
- Plant, Prep and Serve
- McManus to increase interaction in new OSWCA role
- Trade infrastructure funding study could grow economy
- U.S. housing starts remain on the upswing after strong May
- First set of arches installed on precast network arch bridge
- Toronto and Hamilton area roads make up half of CAA's worst roads list
|ALEX’S ECONOMICS BLOG|
Reed Construction Data Canada’s Chief Economist Alex Carrick discusses current developments in the North American economic environment with emphasis on the construction industry.
- An Overview of Prices and Sales in the Diverging U.S. and Canadian Housing Markets (April 25, 2013)
- Canada’s Precarious Dependence on the Commodity Price Super-Cycle (April 22, 2013)
- Twenty major upcoming residential and transportation terminal construction projects - April 2013 (April 15, 2013)