Infrastructure

The RCMP's new Nova Scotia headquarters

The RCMP’s new Nova Scotia headquarters

The design of the RCMP's new Nova Scotia headquarters reconciles its requirements of internal security and external accountability.
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Rehabilitating Canada’s aging infrastructure

Developing advanced rehabilitation techniques and optimizing service life is becoming more important now that aging infrastructure is so commonplace.
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Cost-effective gravel road repair

A growing number of counties, road contractors, and mining companies are discovering that linear crushers can repair a gravel road for significantly less money, while correcting the underlying subgrade problems.
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Improving safety at YVR

Canada's second busiest airport, YVR, has significantly improved the safety and efficiency of its operations and emergency services with the completion of its new Airside Operations Building (AOB).
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How to set the stage for successful P3 bids

By making 12 considerations, FM companies can help set the stage for a design-build-finance-maintain team's winning P3 bid.
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Canary Park condos prepared for Pan Am Games

The Canary Park condos are nearly ready to be turned over to the Toronto 2015 Pan Am/Parapan Am Games organizers for fit-up for the athletes, coaches
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The need to address the infrastructure deficit

The case for strategic infrastructure investment and the link to stronger economic performance and productivity is well documented. However, since the 1950s and 1960s when
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Jumping on board wood-frame construction

Standing 30 metres high, the tallest all-wood modern building has now opened its doors in northern B.C. The $25 million Wood Innovation and Design Centre (WIDC) in downtown Prince George is built to LEED Gold status and an example of the viability of constructing taller buildings made of wood.
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Public infrastructure challenges in Canada

The Federation of Canadian Municipalities has estimated Canada needs about $123 billion to bring crumbling public infrastructure up to acceptable levels and an additional $115 billion to meet growing demand.
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Inside Windsor’s South West Detention Centre

The barbed wire and fortress-like fences of TV prison dramas are nowhere to be found here. Designed to support rehabilitation, this real-life detention centre has
Bow River Pedestrian Bridge

Banff pedestrian bridge a feat of engineering

Designed with the beauty of Canada’s first national park in mind, the Bow River Pedestrian Bridge in Banff, Alta., is a striking timber superstructure.
Alberta Flood

Alberta prepares flood management strategies

Alberta has undertaken proactive flood management strategies to prepare for potential disasters due to snow melt, in the wake of last year's floods.
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B.C. labour shortage possible during LNG boom

New LNG plants will mean jobs and economic windfall for British Columbia. But the possibility of a B.C. labour shortage could be problematic.
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Major B.C. pipeline projects on the way

Major pipeline projects in British Columbia are scheduled to start in the next few years, posing a challenge for the construction industry.
Calgary International Airport

Work starts at Calgary International Airport

Two major infrastructure projects around the Calgary International Airport will considerably increase both access to the airport and air traffic capacity.
Renewable Energy

Green energy is good news for construction

Future developments in renewable energy projects across Canada will mean an exponential growth in the sector's diversified jobs.
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Building energy code boosts performance

Adopting a minimum standard for building energy performance is a step in the right direction for cutting energy consumption and emissions.