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  • AECOM CEO joins Nexii’s board of directors

    June 25, 2020 by CCE

    Michael S. Burke, chair and CEO of infrastructure firm AECOM, has been appointed to the board of directors for Nexii, a Vancouver-headquartered supplier of ‘green’ building materials. “As the impacts of the climate crisis and urbanization mount, it’s essential we

  • Essential construction projects reopen in Ontario

    May 4, 2020 by CCE

    As of today, Ontario’s government is allowing certain workplaces and businesses—including construction projects—to reopen, as long as they comply with strict public health measures and operate safely during the COVID-19 crisis. The additional construction projects that may now proceed include

  • Quebec to reopen all construction May 11

    April 29, 2020 by CCE

    Jean Boulet, Quebec’s minister of labour, employment and social solidarity, confirms the province’s entire construction industry will reopen on May 11. “Residential construction sites, which resumed operations on April 20, have demonstrated their commitment to protecting the health and safety

  • Mississauga appoints new director of development and design

    April 28, 2020 by CCE

    The municipal government for Mississauga, Ont., has promoted Chris Rouse to director of development and design in planning and building, effective June 1. Currently the city’s planning manager for the north area, he will succeed Lesley Pavan, who is retiring

  • Life sciences ‘megahub’ planned in Hamilton

    April 17, 2020 by CCE

    McMaster Innovation Park (MIP), a research facility near Hamilton’s McMaster University, has announced a major campus expansion that will encompass 2.5 million sf of purpose-built facilities for life sciences innovation, commercialization and entrepreneurship. MIP has retained architectural firm McCallumSather to

  • Where does your province stand? Construction slows, but jurisdictions take different approaches

    April 9, 2020 by On-Site staff

    (Editor’s note: the following story was originally published by our sister publication, On-Site, and we thank them for allowing us to share it with our readers.) Little more than a month into the crisis already guaranteed to define the early

  • PM Springfest rescheduled

    March 25, 2020 by CCE

    Given ongoing developments with the COVID-19 crisis, the organizers of PM Springfest—an annual event for buildings’ engineers, property and facility managers, developers, owners and operations and maintenance (O&M) staff—have rescheduled the show from early April 2020 to late March 2021.

  • As Ontario closes non-essential workplaces, essential construction continues

    March 24, 2020 by CCE

    To further contain the spread of COVID-19, the government of Ontario has ordered the mandatory closure of all non-essential workplaces effective today at 11:59 p.m. ET. The closure will be in effect for 14 days, with the possibility of further

  • CEA presents 24th annual awards of excellence

    February 27, 2020 by CCE

    On Feb. 21, Consulting Engineers of Alberta (CEA) presented 12 awards of excellence and 14 awards of merit at its 24th annual showcase gala at the Edmonton Convention Centre. More than 50 projects were submitted for this year’s awards program,

  • News Buildings

    RFQ issued for Toronto and Brampton courthouse project

    January 28, 2020 by CCE

    On Jan. 14, Infrastructure Ontario (IO) and the province’s ministry of the attorney general issued a request for qualifications (RFQ) for a consortium to design, build and finance the renovation of an Ontario Court of Justice (OCJ) facility in Toronto

  • News Buildings

    Revitalized biosciences complex opens at UBC

    January 21, 2020 by CCE

    On Jan. 17, the University of British Columbia (UBC) opened the second phase of its revitalized biosciences complex in Vancouver, designed by Diamond Schmitt Architects (DSA) with engineering firm Henningson, Durham and Richardson (HDR). The new four-storey east wing and

  • News Buildings

    MUHC achieves second LEED Gold certification

    January 10, 2020 by CCE

    Montreal-based McGill University Health Centre’s (MUHC’s) Glen site has become the first hospital in Quebec to be twice certified to Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Gold. The Canada Green Building Council (CaGBC) has awarded the certification to the

  • News Buildings

    Updates coming to BC Energy Step Code

    November 27, 2019 by CCE

    British Columbia’s Office of Housing and Construction Standards is revising the province’s building code. Among the changes are three updates to the BC Energy Step Code that will take effect on Dec. 12. First, there will be two options for demonstrating

  • LEED v4 tops 1,000 projects in Canada

    November 21, 2019 by CCE

    The Canada Green Building Council (CaGBC) is celebrating a new milestone as the total number of Canadian project registrations for the fourth version of Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) certification surpasses 1,000. LEED is already the world’s most

  • TMP announces new associates

    November 11, 2019 by CCE

    The Mitchell Partnership (TMP), a Toronto-based mechanical engineering firm, has welcomed five new associates. Sabah Al-Hussein joins with more than 18 years of experience leading the design development of mechanical engineering services for building projects. He provides oversight, planning, engineering

  • 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

    University of Guelph to renew and expand performing arts facilities

    October 25, 2019 by CCE

    Ontario’s University of Guelph broke ground yesterday for the renewal and expansion of its performing arts program’s facilities. Diamond Schmitt Architects has designed the 45,000-sf project to reimagine the north wing of the MacKinnon Building, which was built in 1967