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Economic recovery program addresses climate change

Funding from StrongerBC: BC’s Economic Recovery Plan for the Climate Adaptation Program will increase roadway resiliency.
Arts Commons

Calgary’s Arts Commons project moves forward

The Calgary Municipal Land Corp. has announced that Colliers will take on project management for the Arts Commons Transformation project.
Transit-oriented development

Study finds human cost of transit-oriented development

Transit-oriented development can be a blessing and a curse for communities, suggests a new UBC study.
integration institutes

Canadian steel institutes agree to integration

The integration of the Canadian Institute of Steel Construction and the Canadian Sheet Steel Building Institute will expand opportunities.

UTIP receives $63M skills training funding

The Government of Canada has announced $63.5 million, over five years, for the Union Training and Innovation Program (UTIP).

YVR completes Pier D terminal expansion project

Vancouver Airport Authority (YVR) has completed its Pier D international terminal building expansion project.
community builders

EllisDon Community Builders to deliver affordable housing

EllisDon has launched EllisDon Community Builders, a new group to assist clients who wish to deliver affordable and supportive housing.
Manitoba Hydro abandons international consulting business

Manitoba Hydro nixes international consulting

The move will shift domestic elements of the engineering, utility management, high voltage and telecommunication business units back into Manitoba Hydro’s fold and cede the global marketplace to other competitors.

PCL team selected to build new St. Paul’s Hospital

PCL Construction has been selected to build the new St. Paul’s Hospital at 1002 Station Street in Vancouver. Completion is set for 2026.

RESCON requests funds to advance pressing issues

As documented in its spring 2021 pre-budget submission, RESCON is asking for funds to alleviate ongoing issues critical to the residential construction industry.
Ledcor Zirnhelt

Russell Zirnhelt to lead Ledcor construction division

Ledcor has named Russell Zirnhelt executive vice president of construction and leader of the division. He takes over from Peter Hrdlitschka.
skills training

B.C. program funds high demand skills training

The B.C. government has launched a new Skills Training for Economic Recovery program in order to support people affected by COVID-19.
trans mountain work

Work resumes on the Trans Mountain pipeline

The Trans Mountain pipeline expansion project has restarted work after a two-month shutdown due to two serious workplace incidents.
research Vancouver

New Vancouver centre to produce vaccine doses

Precision NanoSystems Inc. has received $25.1 million in federal funding to create a manufacturing centre for nanomedicine.
Allied offers $600 million in debentures, in line with its green financing framework

Green financing framework steers Allied issuance

Proceeds from this and future green offerings will be applied to financing or refinancing four categories of assets to be known as eligible green projects.
coalition investments

Construction coalition calls for infrastructure investments

A coalition of construction sector associations is urging the federal and provincial governments to deliver on infrastructure investments.

New Nanaimo ICU breaks ground

Construction is underway on a modern intensive care unit (ICU) at Nanaimo Regional General Hospital. It's expected to open in early 2023.