August 28, 2013
Journal of Commerce Update for the week of September 2nd, 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 September 2nd, 2013.
An Edmonton firm is proposing a full-sized prototype of a high-speed train system between Edmonton and Calgary.
Magnovate Technologies is working with Stantec, who are designing tracks and PCL, who will be the general contractor on the project, which will include a test track in San Jose followed by a one kilometre track on University of Alberta land.
Staff writer Richard Gilbert has a story about the government of Alberta building temporary housing for residents displaced in the recent floods in the Calgary area.
Richard also has a story about a $200 million mine near Tumbler Ridge in British Columbia. Roman Mine was approved in only 120 days and construction is scheduled for completion by 2014.
Guest columnist and editorial advisory board member Don Schouten has a column about the dangers of distracted driving, and make sure to check out this week’s feature video with Rob Otway, the chair of the Calgary Construction Association, about industry efforts to repair and recover after the Calgary floods.
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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
- 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
- Toronto firms tops for Winnipeg hut designs
- Toronto architect releases music album
- Road pricing an effective congestion fighter, say experts
- What does “Local Knowledge” really mean in Ontario AFPs?
- United States construction employers add 17,000 jobs in November but growth is uneven, finds AGC
- Toronto housing starts dip: CMHC
- Active unions needed, says Segal
- Saint John Harbour Bridge project wraps up