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April 21, 2014

Calgary firm fined $35,000 for workplace injury

Calgary, Alberta-based Man Shield Construction Inc. has pleaded guilty in Saskatoon Provincial Court to one charge in relation to the serious injury of a worker and fined $35,000 under occupational health and safety legislation.

April 23, 2014

Manitoba town is a design showcase

A bold downtown redevelopment plan for the northern Manitoba town of Gillam has earned Winnipeg-based firms Calnitsky Associate Architects Inc. and Peter Sampson Architecture Studio Joint Venture the prestigious Canadian Architect Award of Merit for 2013.

April 16, 2014

Fort McMurray airport terminal getting ready for take off

Construction of a new terminal building at Fort McMurray Airport in northern Alberta is nearing completion, after the project was delayed several times.

April 28, 2014

Merit Contractors Association president announces retirement

The president of the local open-shop contractors association in Alberta is retiring after 28 years, which marks the start of the process to find his successor.

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 16, 2014

Photo Gallery: 2014 ACEC BC Awards of Excellence winners

The Association of Consulting Engineering Companies British Columbia announced the winners of the 25th annual Awards of Engineering Excellence at a gala ceremony held April 12 at the Vancouver Convention Centre.

April 23, 2014

B.C. government reverses sweet gas deregulation

The B.C. government apologized and rescinded changes to environmental regulations for proposed natural gas plants, after a local First Nation expelled officials and industry representatives from a conference in Fort Nelson.

April 16, 2014

B.C. government forms liquefied natural gas working group

Construction unions in B.C. are supporting a new Liberal government initiative to supply an adequate number of skilled labourers to build a new Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) industry in the province by 2020, but some say it's too little, too late.

April 21, 2014

Legal battle over temporary foreign workers heats up

Two unions are taking the latest battle over temporary foreign workers to Federal Court in Vancouver, but they hope two government ministers will step in to speed things up.

April 21, 2014

B.C. prison proceeding

The government of British Columbia has signed a $192.9 million fixed-price performance-based agreement with Plenary Justice for that organization to design, build, partially finance construction and provide facilities management services for the Okanagan Correctional Centre for the next 30 years.

April 23, 2014

Suncor worker death investigated

Alberta Occupational Health & Safety officers are investigating the death of an employee at the Suncor oilsands development in northern Alberta.

April 21, 2014

Dive tower pushes formwork forward

After 18 years in the business of concrete forming, civil engineer Dennis Schincariol still comes across the occasional job that throws a new curveball his way.

April 23, 2014

Saskatchewan wind project moves forward

The Morse wind energy project in Southern Saskatchewan is moving forward after the purchase of wind turbines from Siemens Canada.

April 23, 2014

Truss Lift

The Guildford Aquatic Centre is taking shape in Surrey, B.C. Crews lowered a 95 foot long truss into place recently.

April 16, 2014

Precast concrete enables net-zero homes

Constructing buildings that produce at least as much energy as they use is still a new concept, especially when working in a cold climate.

April 21, 2014

Making Metro

A new Metro Lexus Toyota dealership is taking shape on Douglas St. in Victoria, B.C., just across the street from the previous location.

April 21, 2014

Crumbling roads a key election issue

A new survey reveals an unprecedented number of people in Winnipeg believe infrastructure is the biggest challenge facing the city, as potential candidates for mayor in upcoming civic elections focus on this issue.

April 21, 2014

B.C. labour minister calls for WorkSafeBC reforms

Massive changes are needed at WorkSafeBC to restore public confidence in the worker protection agency's investigations after two deadly sawmill blasts have failed to result in charges, says Labour Minister Shirley Bond.

April 23, 2014

Pembina Pipelines building regional headquarters in Alberta

Pembina Pipelines Corp. has started construction of a new building in Sherwood Park, Alberta which will consolidate regional operations on a single campus and facilitate the company's growth plans.

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