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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 14, 2014

Reports delve into concrete's role in infrastructure renewal

A recent report by the Winnipeg-based International Institute for Sustainable Development (IISD) on the role of concrete in Canadian infrastructure adaptation to changing climatic conditions was scheduled to be delivered to the Cement Association of Canada in early April.

April 14, 2014

Future of 77-year-old Pattullo Bridge is still up in the air

The venerable Pattullo Bridge marks its 77th birthday this year and recent reports in Lower Mainland media suggest the old fellow is not in good shape.

March 24, 2014

Concrete spacer confirmed as culprit in guideway shift

Structural engineers have confirmed that the failure of a concrete spacer on the Evergreen Line project in Coquitlam, B.C. caused a large beam to shift during the construction of the elevated guideway.

March 19, 2014

Elevated guideway shifts during construction

Structural engineers are investigating an incident on the Evergreen Line project in Coquitlam, B.C. in which a large beam shifted during the construction of an elevated guideway.

March 19, 2014

UPDATE: Line spacer to blame for Evergreen Line beam shift on elevated guideway

Structural engineers have confirmed that the failure of a concrete spacer on the Evergreen Line project in Coquitlam, B.C. caused a large beam to shift during the construction of the elevated guideway.

March 12, 2014

Manitoba Budget 2014 focuses on infrastructure spending

One of the main priorities of Manitoba's 2014 budget is spending on infrastructure, including highways and bridges on major trade corridors and flood protection, which is based on a medium-term capital plan.

March 5, 2014

Manitoba focuses on infrastructure spending in budget

One of the main priorities of Manitoba's 2014 budget is spending on infrastructure, including highways and bridges on major trade corridors and flood protection, which is based on the medium-term capital plan.

March 3, 2014

Engineers designing permanent flood protection

A consulting engineering firm is developing conceptual design options for permanent river flood protection in vulnerable neighbourhoods along the Bow and Elbow rivers in Calgary.

February 19, 2014

Building Canada Fund details start to emerge

The Canadian federal government has revealed details about its 10-year infrastructure plan, which includes $9 billion for provincial and territorial projects, but the terms and conditions for receiving this funding have yet to be determined.

February 13, 2010

Heat pump industry gets direction expansion technology

The Canadian geothermal industry got a boost recently with the announcement that heat pumps employing a technology called direct expansion now qualify for grant money under the federal EcoEnergy program.

February 13, 2010

Cache Creek landfill expansion is a multi-layered project

When the 40-hectare Cache Creek landfill doubles in size over the next few years, a sophisticated nine-layer system will protect the surrounding soil and water.

February 13, 2010

Swiss lawsuit repercussions not likely to be felt in Canada

A Swiss geologist was recently acquitted of criminal charges after a geothermal power generation project he was working on set off a series of earthquakes causing $9 million in damages, but it’s unlikely to happen in B.C.

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