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Port Mann, Highway 1 improvements win top award in B.C.

The Association of Consulting Engineering Companies British Columbia (ACEC-BC) handed out its annual awards at a gala dinner held Saturday night April 12, at the Vancouver Convention Centre West.
Apr 15, 2014 12:58PM


First Nations want control over renewable energy projects

At the All-Energy Conference in Toronto last week, a panel of speakers from First Nations showed how important they are becoming in developing Canada's renewable energy sector.
Apr 15, 2014 12:57PM


Contaminated sites cost estimates skyrocket

The Canadian government will have to spend billions more on cleaning up contaminated sites, according to a report issued April 10 by the independent Parliamentary Budget Officer.
Apr 15, 2014 12:55PM


Cement giants plan to merge

Switzerland's cement manufacturer Holcim has arranged to buy Lafarge of France. The merger of these two giants will create the world's largest construction materials company. Last year the two companies posted combined sales of more than $40...
Apr 15, 2014 12:53PM


Printing houses ... on the cheap

A Chinese company has used a 3D printer to create 10 houses in a single day. The Shang Hai company WinSun Decoration Design Engineering made the simple houses mostly of concrete. They printed parts and then assembled them into 2,100-sq. ft....
Apr 15, 2014 12:52PM


Project and company news round-up - Morrison Hershfield, AECOM, Gardiner Expressway, St. Lawrence Bridge, Rideau Canal

Morrison Hershfield is involved in two major projects that are part of the repairs to Toronto's Gardiner Expressway in the downtown and western portions. The company is consultant for the replacement of the deck on the elevated portion from the...
Apr 15, 2014 12:51PM


Alberta engineering association feels pressure of new applicants

The Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of Alberta (APEGA) is struggling to keep up with the large number of applications it is receiving from engineering and geoscience graduates. APEGA received 6,200 applications...
Apr 8, 2014 2:10PM


Waterloo Region set to build its first light rapid transit

The rapidly growing region of Waterloo that lies southwest of Toronto is pressing ahead with building a light rapid transit system.
Apr 8, 2014 2:03PM


Quote: Why are some Canadian companies paying almost no tax?

Extract from a blog published in Canadian Business magazine by Duncan Hood posted February 27, entitled "Why are some Canadian companies paying almost no tax?"
Apr 8, 2014 2:00PM


Low-rise and high-rise residential ventilation standards to become same

ASHRAE is proposing to consolidate its residential air-quality standards into one, regardless of the building height.
Apr 8, 2014 1:57PM


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