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The 19th edition of Waste & Recycling Expo Canada and the Municipal Equipment Expo Canada will return to the Toronto area, November 9 – 10. Hosted at the International Centre, these two events will be joined with the 7th edition of the Canadian Waste to Resource Conference produced by the Ontario Waste Management Association.


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Edmonton's Walterdale Bridge to be delayed into 2017

In an update going to city council next week, city staff admit the bridge — which was originally supposed to open in fall 2015 — has been delayed into next year.

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The Buildings Show is changing how the industry works

The Buildings Show (TBS), the largest networking and educational event for design, construction and real estate industries returns to the Metro Toronto Convention Centre from Nov. 30 - Dec 2, 2016.

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5 best practices of top-performing facility owners to keep projects on schedule and on budget

There are specific practices and tactics used by owner organizations that correlate to the best  and lowest  performing groups. All of these practices have been found to have direct impact on project success. 

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Halifax company introduces new App technology to Canada’s construction industry

Harbr has developed a mobile app that allows big construction companies and their project managers to analyze data on the sub-contractors they’ve hired for specific projects. That helps big companies to improve efficiency in the short term, and to understand how to improve their overall performance in the longer term.

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Drywall price spike may impact Fort McMurray rebuild, contractors say

Contractors warn Alberta is about to see a spike in home construction costs that could make it more expensive for Fort McMurray residents to rebuild their homes.

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New home construction starts in Calgary showing signs of holding steady

Following declines in early 2016, new construction of single-family homes in recent months has been flat with activity from a year earlier.

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Contractors see grief from drywall cost hike

A government-imposed 50 per cent jump in the cost of drywall in Western Canada could wreak havoc with local construction projects and may even force some local drywall contractors out of business, one industry official said Wednesday.

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Nova Scotia roofing company acquitted on charges from 2013 accident

A roofing company has been acquitted of four charges under the Occupational Health and Safety Act in connection with an accident that seriously injured a worker at a Halifax construction site three years ago.

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Vancouver Island experiencing record level construction boom

Vancouver Island building permits reached their highest overall level since 2008, as surging residential building permits push permits totals to $412.3 million in the second quarter (Q2). Year-to-date permits were up 73% over the first half of 2015 according to the Vancouver Island Construction Association’s (VICA) Q2 Construction Report.

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Quebec construction company manager speaks out about gender stereotypes

A top manager at a Quebec City construction company is speaking out about gender stereotypes in the industry.

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Report: Construction companies should seize opportunities to benefit from new technologies

Despite substantial investments, the construction industry is struggling to gain the full benefits of technologies including advanced data and analytics, mobility, automation and robotics. That's the key finding from Building a technology advantage – Global Construction Survey 2016the annual state-of-the-industry report from KPMG International.

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OpenLot launches Canada's Largest online equipment rental marketplace

For the first time, construction professionals and DIY'ers in the Greater Toronto Region (GTA) can rent contractor-grade construction equipment online from many of the region's leading equipment rental companies. OpenLot's online marketplace and smartphone apps make it possible to find, compare and book equipment anytime from anywhere.

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BC government says little after Evergreen Line 'whistleblower' was fired over safety concerns

The province is staying quiet about a worker who may have been fired for speaking out about safety conditions while working on the Evergreen Line. Now, a labour group wants action.

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Mississauga wants to regulate construction of ‘monster homes’ on Lakeview waterfront

Mississauga is trying to stay ahead of the curve by placing restrictions on infill development and new builds in one of its most thriving neighbourhoods.

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Dundas' Parkside Secondary School demolition contract to be awarded in October

According to the 455-page bid package issued to prospective contractors, the city anticipates awarding the contract on Thursday, Oct. 4 with a tentative start date approximately two weeks later.

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