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Proponent selected for Highway 401 rail tunnel

Proponent selected for Highway 401 rail tunnel

TORONTO — Toronto Tunnel Partners (TTP) has been selected by Infrastructure Ontario (IO) and Metrolinx as the preferred proponent to design, build and finance the Highway 401 Rail Tunnel project. The project will support the province's GO Regional Express Rail program. IO and Metrolinx expect to reach financial clo…

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Tsawwassen Mills scale challenged crews planning skills

Tsawwassen Mills scale challenged crews planning skills

A 1.4 million square-foot project which starts essentially like a blank canvas to paint comes with interesting challenges, says the project manager of the award-winning Tsawwassen Mills Mall. "When you start a project like this, you have no idea what it is going to look like inside," said Peter Bond, Ledcor Construct…

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CAMH breaks ground on Queen Street West redevelopment project

CAMH breaks ground on Queen Street West redevelopment project

TORONTO - On October 2, 2017, the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH) held the official groundbreaking for the boldest phase yet of its Queen Street Redevelopment Project. When construction is completed, the two new buildings, with approximately 600,000 square feet of space, will feature 235 inpatient beds,…

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Drilling begins for Calgary Green Line LRT project

Drilling begins for Calgary Green Line LRT project

CALGARY - The City of Calgary will be drilling along the route of the Green Line rapid transit alignment until Oct. 28. Geotechnical field investigation will take place downtown, in the Crescent Heights community and the Victoria Park area. The investigation will be comprised of drilling into specific locations t…

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CanaData East speaker bullish on construction growth

Peter Hall at CanaData East conference 2017.

Construction stakeholders attending the recent CanadaData East conference in Toronto were alerted to growth possibilities for their sector emerging from several different global sources. Export Development Canada vice-president and chief economist Peter Hall told delegates in a presentation billed The World, U.S. and…

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Industry Perspectives: Transcend mere management and watch your bottom line soar

Industry Perspectives: Transcend mere management and watch your bottom line soar

Effective leadership is crucial to the success of any business. But construction, with its web of interdependent activities, has some unique difficulties uncommon in other industries. Some of these challenges include seasonal work, unforeseen conditions, delays, design errors and the uniqueness of each project. W…

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GWL Realty Advisors breaks ground on Vancouver Centre II

GWL Realty Advisors breaks ground on Vancouver Centre II

GWL Realty Advisors' 33-storey office tower signals eastward shift of Vancouver's core business district; Launches amid heightened demand for downtown office space. GWL Realty Advisors officially broke ground today on Vancouver Centre II, a 33-storey AAA office tower in downtown Vancouver. The 371,000 square foot bu…

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Grush addresses uncertainty around automated vehicles at CanaData East

Tesla Model S Autopilot system.

While fully automated vehicles seem like a futuristic concept, they could become reality in the not too distant future, but more planning is needed before these vehicles hit the road in Ontario. In his presentation, the Challenges for Construction in a World of Unprecedented Technological Change at the CanaData East …

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Fenn report calls for expansion of IO’s AFP model

The Hudson Yards project in New York City is using AFP model.

A new report on the future of large-scale infrastructure planning and delivery penned by one of Ontario’s most respected project delivery consultants recommends an expansion of the Alternative Financing and Procurement (AFP) system pioneered by Infrastructure Ontario (IO). A former deputy minister in several provin…

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Graham snags $62-million Calgary Crowchild improvement project

Graham snags $62-million Calgary Crowchild improvement project

CALGARY, ALTA. — Graham Construction has been awarded a contract to improve the City of Calgary’s Crowchild Trail, a major north-south transportation link. The project intends to enhance the route in response to ongoing traffic growth. The route now serves an average of 107,000 vehicles each day. The $62-mill…

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