Industry News


Ledcor donates $250,000 to University of Alberta

The Ledcor Group of Companies has donated $250,000 to the University of Alberta’s new David and Joan Lynch School of Engineering Safety and Risk Management

Beedie Group breaks ground on business park

Construction has begun on Delta Link Business Park, one of Western Canada’s largest private industrial projects currently under development. Beedie Development Group’s Delta Link Business

B.C. report shows procurement drives innovation

The British Columbia Construction Association (BCCA) has published a follow-up to its Innovation Report (February 2016), which revealed B.C.’s construction sector lags behind other jurisdictions
Built Environment Technology Association

Built Environment Technology Association launches

The Built Environment Technology Association (BETA) has been established to help the real estate industry better utilize developing technologies.

Bob Hildenbrandt appointed co-chair of LCI-C

The Lean Construction Institute of Canada (LCI-C), a special committee of the Canadian Construction Association (CCA), has appointed Bob Hildenbrandt as co-chair of its council.

UL acquires CLEB, Canadian building envelope services provider

UL has acquired CLEB, a Montreal-based company that provides building envelope and building science services.

2017 CISC Alberta steel design winners revealed

The six winners of the 2017 Alberta Steel Design Awards of Excellence were recently honoured in Edmonton. The CISC Award celebration is held every other
port credit

Draft plan unveiled for Port Credit waterfront development

West Village Partners recently purchased a 72-acre, former oil refinery site in Port Credit, Ontario.
Occupational Health and Safety Act

Nova Scotia changes Occupational Health and Safety Act

The Nova Scotia government is making changes to the Occupational Health and Safety Act that will help keep employees safe at work.

Douglas Spratt joins Prism Engineering in B.C.

Douglas Spratt has joined Prism Engineering’s mechanical team as a senior mechanical engineer. Spratt has been providing consulting engineering services to clients in Western Canada
Bay Park Centre

CIBC moving headquarters to Bay Park Centre

CIBC will be moving about 15,000 of its Toronto-area employees to its new headquarters at Bay Park Centre in Toronto’s financial district.

Lions Gate Wastewater Treatment Plant contract awarded

Metro Vancouver has awarded the contract for the new Lions Gate Secondary Wastewater Treatment Plant to ADAPT Consortium at a cost of $525 million. Construction

ACEC-BC honours engineering excellence

The Association of Consulting Engineering Companies British Columbia (ACEC-BC) has announced the 28th Annual Awards for Engineering Excellence, honouring the innovation and technical excellence of 

B.C. approves new $100 million ski resort

A new $100 million ski resort near Valemount, B.C. offering year-round glacier skiing has been approved for construction. The provincial government has finalized and signed

Working-at-heights training deadline extended

Under certain conditions, construction workers who completed fall protection training before new requirements took effect in 2015 will have six more months to complete working-at-heights training.
Kipling Station

Major transit hub plans for Toronto’s Kipling Station

Ontario is partnering with Etobicoke and Mississauga to redevelop the Toronto Transit Commission’s Kipling Station into a major transit hub.
federal budget

Federal budget boosts accessibility in public spaces

Canada’s federal budget has earmarked $77 million over ten years to expand the Enabling Accessibility Fund.