August 7, 2013
Journal of Commerce Update for the week of August 12th, 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 August 12th, 2013.
Calgary’s West Light Rapid Transit Line’s cost is at $1.4 billion, double the estimated cost approved by Calgary City Council in 2007. According to an audit of the project, escalating construction costs were allowed by adjustments to the budget approved by council.
Correspondent Peter Caulfield has a story about how the Work Zone Safety Alliance’s “Slow Down in the Cone Zone” campaign has won the 2013 Canadian Public Relations Society’s National Award of Excellence in the Canadian Advocacy and Social Marketing category.
Staff writer Richard Gilbert has a story about a new transmission line from Edmonton to Fort McMurray. The Alberta Electric System Operator is using a new competitive procurement process to take the project to the next stage.
Guest columnist Mike McKenna of the BC Construction Safety Alliance has a column about fall prevention, and check out our Occupational Health and Safety feature out on Monday, August 12.
Also, check out our feature video with Fraser Cocks, the executive director of the B.C. Association for Crane Safety.
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These projects have been selected from 299 projects with a total value of $6,054,395,373 that Reed Construction Data Building Reports reported on Tuesday.
$1,400,000,000 Greater Vancouver RD BC Negotiated
$127,000,000 Coquitlam BC Negotiated
$100,000,000 Division No 16 AB Prebid
- Journal of Commerce Update for the week of December 16th, 2013
- New Westminster Development
- Natural gas generating facilities planned
- Refinery costs jump by $2.8 billion
- Employers must be aware of liability at holiday office parties
- New charges needed for infrastructure
- Skills Training at BCIT
- Auditor generals weigh in on value of P3s
- Low lead requirements kicking in next year
- Mental heath and workplace psychology must be addressed
- Edmonton International Airport mall takes shape
- University of Winnipeg building an apartment complex
- VIDEO: Construct Canada 2013 CEO Power Breakfast
- LEED Platinum should be for top-tier projects: panel
- Lakeview HLPS Project
- Contractors need to carefully plan for projects, recommends lawyer panel
- Montreal rail junction realignment completed in tight window
- Toronto housing not cooling off, says BMO
- OCOT review panel objections still open until tomorrow
- Canadian hiring expected to remain stable: survey