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UPS to expand in Canada

UPS to expand in Canada

With unprecedented volume fueled by the rise of e-commerce and the growth of Canadian businesses, UPS plans to invest more than $500 million towards facility expansions and technological enhancements in Canada, adding more than 1,000 new jobs.  Construction of a $125-million, 180,000 sq. ft. expansion to the comp…

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Four fundamentals of highly effective boards

Four fundamentals of highly effective boards

When done well, assembling a peak-performing board pays off in dividends for engineering and construction firms. Companies throughout the engineering and construction industry are seeking innovative solutions to the myriad challenges they face in today’s competitive business environment. Leaders are confronted with tale…

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Construction to accelerate business, economic recovery in Fort McMurray

The Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo (RMWB) council has voted in favour of adopting a plan to accelerate business and economic recovery by enabling small and medium construction firms to remain in the region. "We met with council yesterday (May 25) and they had a presentation from all of the stakeholders," said Charl…

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More regulations recommended to address $4.5B underground economy

More regulations recommended to address $4.5B underground economy

Joe Vaccaro, chief executive officer of the Ontario Home Builders' Association (OHBA), puts his views on the underground economy bluntly: Consumers take part in under-the-table transactions because they want a discount, plain and simple. “They're looking to save the tax. It's a combination of a willing person and a will…

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Better get your COR quick!

Better get your COR quick!

COR is becoming a major competitive advantage for ICI construction companies in Ontario, yet some are still slow to adopt it. In October, we reported that Metrolinx and the TTC will require COR for prequalification in 2016. Recently, Metrolinx and the TTC have revised their rollout plan to give lagging companies time to…

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Merits of ‘outside-in’ approach vs. traditional cost-plus

Merits of ‘outside-in’ approach vs. traditional cost-plus

Project pricing in the global construction marketplace is a tremendously important aspect of doing business, but many companies underestimate its impact on their bottom line, said an international pricing expert at a seminar he hosted at the recent Buildings Show in Toronto. Michael Hurwich, the Toronto-based CEO and pres…

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