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April 28, 2014

Edmonton revitalization project gets cash

The plan for the revitalization of downtown Edmonton has secured a long-term source of project funding, as a result of a new joint initiative between the city and the provincial government.

April 28, 2014

Failed approvals justify tender cancellation

In its September 2008 decision in Aloia Bros Concrete v. Peel (Regional Municipality), the Ontario Superior Court of Justice dismissed a claim launched by an unsuccessful low bidder.

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 23, 2014

Biomaterials growing on construction

We've been hearing more and more about the need to look to nature - to biology - in our search for a path to a more sustainable future, both in the natural environment and in the buildings and infrastructure we construct.

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 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 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 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 16, 2014

Journal of Commerce Preview for the week of April 21st, 2014

In this week's preview, we look at some of the stories we'll be covering in the Journal of Commerce for the week of April 21st, 2014.

April 14, 2014

Building green with the help of concrete

The building sector, both here and worldwide, is facing an enormous challenge to address our environmental footprint and impact on climate change.

April 14, 2014

Concrete toboggans take the plunge

The 40th anniversary of the Great Northern Concrete Toboggan Race (GNCTR) featured innovative engineering from some of the top university students in the country.

April 14, 2014

Arctic concrete pour defies subzero work conditions

No contractor likes to pour concrete in the middle of winter. For Nahanni Construction of Yellowknife, N.W.T., pouring concrete when it's -50 degrees Celsius outside is par for the course.

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.

April 14, 2014

Insulating concrete forms hailed as efficient solution

A new report shows that insulating concrete forms (ICFs) can be used effectively as walls in building structures.

April 14, 2014

Concrete industry unites to spread sustainability message

A comprehensive collection of groups have formed the Concrete Council of Canada (CCC), a 14-member bloc that intends to educate the public about the concrete advantage.

April 14, 2014

Concrete eating robot could render rubble recyclable

A robot that "erases" concrete buildings got a thumbs-up from the Industrial Designers Society of America, who gave its designer a gold award in the student category.

April 14, 2014

Lafarge, Holcim in talks to merge the world's two largest cement companies

Lafarge and Holcim say they are in advanced discussions on a "merger of equals" to create the world's largest cement company with $47 billion in annual sales.

April 14, 2014

Carbon tax may give unfair advantage to foreign cement

The Cement Association of Canada (CAC) is disappointed that the B.C. government has failed to address industry concerns about whether the provincial carbon tax is giving foreign cement producers the upper hand.

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 9, 2014

Journal of Commerce Preview for the week of April 14th, 2014

In this week's preview, we look at some of the stories we'll be covering in the Journal of Commerce for the week of April 14th, 2014.

April 9, 2014

RFQ for Site C project

BC Hydro has posted a Request for Qualifications (RFQ) for the main civil works portion of the Site C Clean Energy Project.

April 7, 2014

Integrity is everything in procurement

I am very concerned with what I have seen over the last several weeks related to the tender process at several municipalities.

April 2, 2014

Affordable housing takes shape in Fort McMurray

It's one of the largest affordable housing construction projects of its kind currently being built in Alberta.

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.

April 2, 2014

$1.4 billion hydro contract awarded

BBE Hydro Constructors LP has been awarded a $1.4 billion contract by Manitoba Hydro to build the Keeyask Hydroelectric Generating Station on the lower Nelson River in northern Manitoba.

March 31, 2014

Manitoba government accused of fudging job stats

The New Democratic Party (NDP) government in Manitoba is being accused by the opposition of using inaccurate job creation estimates to support this year's budget and the new five-year capital plan.

March 26, 2014

Concrete Tower

The 22-storey 999 Seymour development is reaching for the sky in downtown Vancouver, B.C.

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