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PCL breaks ground on GE Brilliant Factory

Located in Welland, Ontario, the multi-modal facility will manufacture GE Power’s reciprocating gas engines, components for compression, mechanical drive, and power generation. Substantial completion is expected by year-end 2017, with production expected to begin in spring, 2018.

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SmartSite uses sensors to monitor construction workers’ health and safety

A startup called SmartSite has released hardware and cloud-based software to help the construction industry track what their employees are exposed to and take measures to protect them from harm.

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Vancouver Island construction companies searching for workers amid boom

The Independent Contractors and Businesses Association is launching a social media campaign to attract construction workers for major projects on Vancouver Island. 

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Not enough construction workers wearing protective equipment in Saskatchewan

OHS inspections conducted at residential construction sites last year found only 48 per cent of construction workers were wearing protective headgear, only 50 per cent of workers were trained in fall protection and only 41 per cent used fall protection.

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‘Canstruction’ Grows Into Fight Against World Hunger

A nonprofit organization based in Atlanta, Canstruction Inc. gives construction firms, schools and universities an opportunity to combat hunger by competing each year for the world’s top sculptures made completely out of canned foods. 

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Hamilton hires new contractor to bring Tim Horton's field to completion

Ferguson says the city withheld money from Infrastructure Ontario and brought in a new local firm to not only finish the job but also sort out major safety concerns.

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Contractor certification under development by MSCC and BOMA

The Mechanical Service Contractors of Canada (MSCC) has been working with theBuilding Owners and Managers Association of Canada (BOMA) to develop the MSCC National Certification program. 

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Saskatchewan Children's Hospital contractor stops using lift that killed worker

The construction site for Saskatoon's new Children's Hospital of Saskatchewan has reopened after a worker died in an industrial accident on July 21. 

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Quebec construction company fined for unsafe work practices

A Quebec construction company has been fined for unsafe work practices, following the death of an employee who fell from the Champlain ice bridge last September.

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A look at two Canadian women entrepreneurs who are introducing mobile technology to the construction industry

Closeout, a mobile app that helps construction teams better manage deficiencies. Everyone can access the list in real time, see what needs fixing, and submit photos when the work is done

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Region of Halton employee rigged construction bids, took kickbacks according to Police

Halton Regional Police say they have arrested and charged a former regional government bureaucrat who allegedly provided insider information to companies bidding on municipal contracts and accepted kickbacks for rigging bids.

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Fort McMurray residents frustrated that fire cleanup has barely begun

Residents of some Fort McMurray neighbourhoods are frustrated that, two months after others started moving back to the northern Alberta city, they still haven’t been told whether they can return home or start to rebuild.

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U.S. construction spending falls to one-year low in June

U.S. construction spending fell for a third straight month in June as outlays dropped across the board, suggesting a downward revision to the second-quarter economic growth estimate published last week.

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Courtenay BC contractor questions City’s procurement process

The City of Courtenay’s procurement process has one resident asking about its fairness, and whether it’s going against its own strategy to reduce greenhouse gases.

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Ruptured gas line triggers safety concerns at construction site in Belleville

A heightened level of nervousness still lingers with downtown proprietors after the rupturing of a gas pipe triggered a full scale evacuation of the core Monday evening.

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