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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 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 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 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Manitoba awards $28 million road upgrade contract

The Manitoba government is investing over $28 million in repairs and upgrades along PTH 12 south of the Trans-Canada Highway.

April 9, 2014

Bow River Bridge repairs almost finished

The Bow River Bridge, which was extensively damaged during intense floods in southern Alberta last summer, is nearly repaired.

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

Island shipyard plans $30 million expansion

A $30 million expansion of a Victoria area shipyard is expected to require 150-300 more skilled workers when complete.

April 2, 2014

Spring tenders in Saskatchewan

The Saskatchewan government is preparing to release a round of contracts for the upcoming 2014 construction season.

March 31, 2014

Best wood design honoured at gala

The 10th anniversary of B.C. Wood Design Award recognized leadership and innovation in wood design.

March 26, 2014

Bird preferred for hospital project

B.C. Interior Health has named Bird Construction as its preferred proponent to design and build the new Clinical Services Building (CSB) at Royal Inland Hospital in Kamloops, B.C.

March 26, 2014

Alberta still a heavyweight when it comes to job creation

When it comes to job creation in Canada, there's Alberta and then there's everybody else.

March 26, 2014

Saskatchewan boosts capital spending in latest budget

The Saskatchewan Budget 2014 will generate a surplus while maintaining capital spending on the construction of infrastructure and increasing support for apprenticeship training.

March 24, 2014

Fire breaks out during Calgary asphalt shingle plant demolition

Alberta Occupational Health and Safety (OH&S) and the Calgary Fire Department (CFD) are investigating a fire at a shingle manufacturing facility in Calgary earlier this month.

March 24, 2014

Construction is raising the roofs

It's easy to find disagreement in the construction industry about the comparative advantages of green - or vegetated - roofs and white roofs. As often happens, though, the argument is among those who have vested interests in one or the other, plus a tendency to believe that even in the world of roofing, one size fits all.

March 24, 2014

SaskTenders website officially launched

A new website provides information on procurement opportunities for the Saskatchewan government and Crown corporations, as well as municipal, academic, school and health sectors.

March 24, 2014

Explosives used to demolish Port Mann Bridge pedestals

The ongoing demolition of the 50-year-old Port Mann Bridge, the old-timer that lies adjacent to its shiny new sibling, is moving forward.

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.

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