The government of Canada has committed $168.5 million for the Springbank Off-Stream Reservoir project, a design that will protect Calgary and other downstream communities from the potential damage caused by extreme flooding.
Vancouver-based SWICH Services Inc., a company that sources energy and emission friendly technologies from around the world, has released its Arena Guide Go Green framework for rinks, providing information for arena operators on how to improve facility performance.
The Rural and Northern stream of the Investing in Canada Infrastructure Program, open for Ontario communities with populations under 100,000, gives them eight weeks to nominate their road and bridge projects online.
An additional $10 million in unconditional operating funding to rural municipalities to support critical infrastructure needs, and a $2 million increase to the Manitoba Water Services Board capital budget.
B.C. has obtained permission from the National Research Council to use the encapsulated mass-timber construction provisions from the 2020 National Building Code through a jurisdiction-specific regulation.
It will take about one year to select a contractor for the Valley Line West LRT extension project, and about one year to complete design and select a contractor for the Metro Line Northwest LRT extension. Construction for both is anticipated to begin as early as 2020.
The plan is based on three pillars: building a modern procurement foundation; delivering a simpler, responsive and accessible procurement system; and advancing socio-economic goals, increasing competition and fostering innovation.
Government of the Northwest Territories will receive $800,000 to support research at test sites along the Dempster and Inuvik Tuktoyaktuk highways and to develop, manage and share a database of permafrost information.
The incoming 2019-2020 ASHRAE President, Darryl K. Boyce, P.Eng., from Carleton University in Ottawa, will present the Society theme for the coming year during the President’s Luncheon on Monday, June 24.
“We’re seeing much larger, taller and more complex structures and new building types that have been made possible with wood product research and development, advanced engineering and construction practices.”
TransitNEXT, wholly-owned by SNC-Lavalin, was selected to extend the line south, while East-West Connectors led by Kiewit and VINCI Group, along with design services provided by WSP and Hatch, will build out east and west sections.
“The Canadian building industry and governments now have proof to make the changes needed to create Canada’s low carbon building stock and avoid creating buildings that will become a liability in a carbon constrained economy.”
The $1.377-billion Pattullo Bridge Replacement Project will create a new four-lane crossing that will replace the existing Pattullo Bridge and will have wider lanes and better connections to road networks on either side of the bridge.
Zachary Gerber, McMaster University and Simone Markus of Queen’s are this year’s recipients of the US$2,500 Deep Foundations Institute Educational Trust scholarships honouring Manuel Fine who died in December of 2018.