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April 21, 2014

Early stages of concrete pump operator certification being developed in B.C.

A joint proposal for concrete pump operator certification is being developed by the B.C Construction Safety Alliance and the B.C. Ready-Mixed Concrete Association.

April 2, 2014

Construction starts on $480 million arena

PCL has started construction on a new $600 million stadium in downtown Edmonton, which is scheduled to be completed in 2016 for the opening of the National Hockey League season.

March 26, 2014

Worker killed while repairing heavy equipment

WorkSafeBC officers are investigating the death of a worker, who was killed while repairing a piece of heavy equipment at a construction site in West Vancouver last week.

March 24, 2014

Gas line strike in Vancouver forces evacuation of area

An excavator involved in the construction of a highrise tower in downtown Vancouver severed a gas line, which resulted in the evacuation of surrounding buildings.

March 3, 2014

Amphibious excavators deployed on Red River

The Government of Manitoba is using an amphibious excavator to break through the ice on areas of the Red River with a history of ice jamming.

February 26, 2014

World record setting concrete pour in L.A.

A Los Angeles construction project, which includes laying the foundation for the tallest building west of the Mississippi, has broken the world record for the largest continuous concrete pour, a Guinness World Records adjudicator said recently.

February 24, 2014

Mammoth tusk discovered during apartment construction in Seattle

Paleontologists have removed a fossilized mammoth tusk from an apartment construction site in Seattle, Washington.

February 5, 2014

Federal government reviewing terminal proposal

A proposal by Port Metro Vancouver to construct a new three-berth marine container terminal at Roberts Bank in Delta, B.C. has been referred to an independent review panel by federal regulators.

February 3, 2014

Edmonton company fined $275,000 over worker death

An Edmonton company has been fined $275,000 in Alberta provincial court for violating the occupational health and safety code, after a worker sustained fatal crush injuries at a local construction site in November 2010.

January 22, 2014

Shipping container unloads itself and then expands

An Okotoks, Alberta-based company has developed and manufactured a prototype of a multi-use temporary building that is erected by transforming a shipping container into a structure much larger than its original size.

May 31, 2010

Discovering where old heavy equipment goes to die

Where do old machines go to die? The answer reads like a bumper sticker slogan: Old Machines Don’t Die – They Just Depart.

May 31, 2010

European volcanic eruption clouds equipment conference travel

An e-mail arrived last Saturday, informing me that the sun was shining in Munich, and the Bauma showground was packed with people.

May 31, 2010

Development company World SkyCat advocates using airships instead of pipelines

A British company is developing a giant airship to transport natural gas, which could replace pipeline construction in remote northern regions and free up scarce skilled labour for other major projects.

May 31, 2010

Highway twinning underway near Wandering River, Alberta

Construction underway on the next section of Highway 63 twinning north of Wandering River will increase safety for motorists on one of Alberta’s busiest highways. The project includes 18 kilometres of grading work at a cost of $17.8 milion and is scheduled to be completed by fall 2011.

May 31, 2010

FPInnovations launches renewable biodiesel study

A $1.7-million field study on the potential use of biodiesel for off-road machinery in highway construction and forest operations is being conducted by FPInnovations, in partnership with Natural Resources, Canada’s National Renewable Diesel Demonstration Initiative.

May 31, 2010

Canadian construction industry slow to embrace hybrids

Even as the Gulf of Mexico oil disaster highlights our reliance on a disappearing commodity, when it comes to the Canadian heavy construction industry, hybrid heavy equipment has yet to make inroads.

May 31, 2010

Metro Vancouver proposes heavy equipment emission standards

Metro Vancouver is proposing an air-quality emissions standard by 2012 for non-road, diesel-powered heavy equipment.

May 31, 2010

Work continues on Port Mann/Highway 1 Project

An excavator does some work on a slope under an overpass on Highway 1 and Boundary Road in Burnaby.


These projects have been selected from 371 projects with a total value of $1,936,826,394 that Reed Construction Data Building Reports reported on Thursday.


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$66,000,000 Columbia-Shuswap RD BC Negotiated


$34,400,000 Airdrie AB Prebid

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