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  • News Buildings

    Steel-toppings celebrated for Newfoundland long-term care facilities

    January 20, 2020 by CCE

    Pomerleau, part of a consortium with SNC-Lavalin and Fengate, has completed the steel structures for two long-term care facilities in Gander and Grand Falls-Windsor, N.L. Last month, the consortium’s partners, collaborators and team members attended steel-topping ceremonies for the two

  • Glass, glazing and fenestration industries form alliance

    January 3, 2020 by CCE

    As of Jan. 1, the American Architectural Manufacturers Association (AAMA)—which represents more than 300 producers of glass, glazing and curtain wall products for commercial and residential construction—and the Insulating Glass Manufacturers Alliance (IGMA) have officially combined into one organization, the

  • B.C. awards contract for Hwy 91/17 upgrade

    December 18, 2019 by CCE

    British Columbia’s ministry of transportation and infrastructure announces the provincial government has awarded a fixed-price contract to design and build its Highway 91/17 upgrade project. Specifically, the contract has been awarded to Pacific Gateway Constructors General Partnership, a team that

  • WinSETT’s new chair positions women for success in engineering

    December 3, 2019 by CCE

    Marg Latham, P.Eng, CMC, is the first consulting engineer to be named chair of the Canadian Centre for Women in Science, Engineering, Trades and Technology.

  • Natalie Leonard, P.Eng., brings passive homes into the mainstream

    December 2, 2019 by CCE

    Canada’s first certified Passive House (PH) consultant and builder has completed more than 100 projects that are net-zero-ready.

  • Is road pricing needed to fund infrastructure?

    November 26, 2019 by CCE

    A new report recommends Ontario’s government look into road pricing, among other new revenue tools, to make up for shortfalls in gas and diesel taxes. In the report—”Ontario’s Downward Trend for Fuel Tax Revenue: Will Road Pricing Fill the Gap?”—Harry

  • Quebec’s GSR automates and standardizes decontamination work

    November 8, 2019 by CCE

    GSR Construction Decontamination of Sorel, Que., has brought over established technology from Europe that it explains is new to the local market. Specifically, it says it is the first company in Quebec to acquire a Brokk robot and BCP 250

  • News Buildings

    How BIM and IPD can work

    October 31, 2019 by Antonio Iacovelli and Jonathan Martin, Miller Thomson

    Building Information Modelling (BIM) is an intelligent 3-D virtual modelling process for the design of buildings and infrastructure which is rapidly becoming the main tool for project realization used by architects, engineers and other construction professionals. The key challenge to

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    CaGBC offers recommendations to new federal government

    October 23, 2019 by CCE

    In the wake of this week’s federal election, which the Liberal Party won with a minority government, the Canada Green Building Council’s (CaGBC’s) advocacy team has offered recommendations for moving the building industry toward a lower-carbon future. “Canadians call for

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    Toronto’s SickKids breaks ground on Patient Support Centre

    October 23, 2019 by CCE

    Yesterday, downtown Toronto’s Hospital for Sick Children (SickKids) and its charitable foundation held an official groundbreaking ceremony for their new 22-storey Patient Support Centre (PSC). The ceremony follows eight months of demolition. The site for the PSC was formerly occupied

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    Ellis Don and PCL short-listed to build Vancouver’s new St. Paul’s Hospital

    October 10, 2019 by CCE

    Providence Health Care has short-listed qualified teams from Ellis Don and PCL for the next stage of a competition to design, build and partially finance the new St. Paul’s Hospital in Vancouver (rendering pictured). Ellis Don’s team includes Parkin Architects

  • Weather barrier pioneer honoured as DuPont fellow

    October 4, 2019 by CCE

    DuPont has recognized building science and construction technology leader Theresa ‘Teri’ Weston with the title of fellow, the company’s highest technical professional level for scientists and engineers, shared by only 12 other active members around the world. Working within DuPont’s

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    Navigant Research forecasts global building stock growth to 2028

    October 1, 2019 by CCE

    A new report by Navigant Research estimates the total global building stock will grow from 165.8 billion m2 in 2019 to 184.7 billion m2 in 2028, with the highest rates of growth to occur in developing regions, including Asia-Pacific (APAC),

  • Hydro-Quebec celebrates 50th anniversary of Daniel-Johnson Dam

    September 30, 2019 by CCE

    Today, Hydro-Quebec commemorated the 50th anniversary of the world’s highest multiple-arch-and-buttress dam, the Daniel-Johnson Dam on the Manicouagan River, calling it an iconic symbol of modern Quebec and of hydropower. Sitting 214 km north of Baie-Comeau, the dam comprises 13

  • B.C.’s Step Code helps drive $3.3-billion energy-efficiency market

    September 25, 2019 by CEC

    A recent Vancouver Economic Commission (VEC) study suggests communities across British Columbia that are using the new BC Energy Step Code—which allows them to require builders to exceed minimum legal requirements for energy efficiency—are helping drive a $3.3-billion market for

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    The Buildings Show

    July 30, 2019 by Doug Picklyk

    The Buildings Show, Dec 4 – 6, 2019, provides an unforgettable experience as North America’s largest event for products, services, educational programming and professional networking for the design, construction and property management communities for the past 30 years. New in

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    RAIC releases new fee guide

    July 30, 2019 by CCE

    The 2019 Royal Architectural Institute of Canada fee guide explores the scope of both basic and additional architectural services, the value of architectural services, different approaches to determining a fee structure, and how architectural services fees can be calculated.

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    2019 Modular and Offsite Construction Summit

    May 7, 2019 by Doug Picklyk

    The 2019 Modular and Offsite Construction (MOC) Summit, the flagship of a multi-conference event that also includes the 2019 International Symposium on Automation and Robotics in Construction (ISARC), the International Conference on Construction and Real Estate Management (ICCREM), and the

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    WoodRise Quebec 2019

    March 4, 2019 by Doug Picklyk

      The second edition of the WOODRISE World Congress on mid- and high-rise wood buildings will be held in Canada, in Quebec City, from September 30 to October 3, 2019. The event will be presented in partnership with members of the

  • Stantec divesting its construction business

    October 19, 2018 by CCE

    With the pending sale of MWH Constructors, Stantec will continue to focus on its core consulting services business globally.

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    The Buildings Show 2017

    October 16, 2017 by Doug Picklyk

    The Buildings Show is the leader in sourcing, networking and education for the North American design, architecture, construction and real estate communities. The Show is home to Construct Canada, HomeBuilder & Renovator Expo, IIDEXCanada, PM Expo and World of Concrete

  • Big project delays in Edmonton and Toronto: the media speaks

    November 30, 2016 by CCE

    Quote: “Let’s start with the good news for council. [Councillor Michael] Walters says enthusiasm abounds for the good work the city has done building recreation centres, arenas and other infrastructure. ‘The people of Edmonton want us to build.’ “The bad

  • Ontario’s Construction Lien Act review – What does it mean for consulting engineers?

    November 22, 2016 by Interview by Bronwen Parsons, CCE

    Interview with Bruce R. Reynolds and Sharon Vogel of Borden Ladner Gervais, authors of a report on changing the legal regime for construction projects in Ontario. Their 100 recommendations include establishing a 28-day limit on subcontractor payments.

  • Can we levitate concrete trucks onto a building site?

    October 18, 2016 by CCE

    Quote: “Finding other options to blocking public sidewalks and streets might be possible at some large scale sites, but it’s not at the “infill properties of the nature that I’m building…. “There is an alternative. We can employ 20 helicopters,

  • Building permits for 2015 show decline in non-residential sector

    February 9, 2016 by CCE

    Statistics Canada had no big surprises when it published its figures for building permits for the year 2015. The value of all building permits issued by municipalities in 2015 was unchanged from 2014, totalling $85 billion. While residential construction permits rose 4.4%, the

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    Parlez français on this site

    March 24, 2015 by CCE

    Construction workers employed at the CHUM French superhospital in Montreal held banners and marched on the site last week, demonstrating that they’re upset with orders being issued in languages other than French. According to a CTV Montreal report, the FTQ

  • Insurance industry advocates P3s for smaller projects

    December 9, 2014 by Canadian Consulting Engineer

    The Canadian Life and Health Insurance industry has money to spend on Canada’s infrastructure and has advice for how governments could spend it for them.

  • Canadian government pledges billions for buildings and infrastructure

    November 25, 2014 by Canadian Consulting Engineer

    Consulting engineers can hope that their order books will benefit following Prime Minister Stephen Harper’s announcement that it will spend $5.8 billion on infrastructure over the next three years.

  • Biggest construction contractor in Quebec faces questions about Mafia

    September 9, 2014 by Canadian Consulting Engineer

    Evidence at the Charbonneau Commission resumed this month, with attention focused on contractors, and in particular Tony Accurso, head of a massive construction empire. Accurso’s construction companies did annual business of $1.2 billion at…

  • Construction of PanAm Games venues under budget

    July 22, 2014 by Canadian Consulting Engineer

    The organizing committee of Toronto’s 2015 PanAm and ParaPan games reported last week that construction is “hitting the home stretch.” The TO2015 committee says that so far 53% of the total original capital budget of $730 million has been spent…