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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 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

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

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

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

Concerns abound as government forms review panel for oilsands project

Some First Nation groups are skeptical about the environmental process for the proposed Frontier Oilsands Mine project in northern Alberta, as the federal government asks the public to comment on a draft agreement to establish a joint review panel.

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

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 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

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

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 7, 2014

Watermain breaks in Saskatchewan town

A small Saskatchewan town is having to borrow water after a water main break dried up its reservoir. Ituna's water reserves dried up after the break happened sometime between the night of March 29 and March 30.

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.

March 26, 2014

How to stem the next big flood tide?

The flooding that hit England in January and February this year has led to a lot of soul-searching in the flood-prone areas, as people contemplated the immense clean-up required.

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

Government project barriers are a concern to contractors

I am reminded daily by contractors about how difficult it is to bid on municipal projects.

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