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Ontario contractors predict a busy 2018 in OCS survey

Ontario’s contractors expect a busy year, according to the Ontario Construction Secretariat’s (OCS) 2018 Contractor Survey. Compared to last year, 32 per cent of respondents forecast a busy 2018, and 83 per cent expect to conduct more or the same amount of business in 2018.

Graham begins pre-construction planning for Edmonton’s Groat Road Bridge

Pre-construction planning is underway for the $46 million Groat Road Bridge rehabilitation project in Edmonton, Alta. The contract was awarded to Graham in February. Groat Road Bridges and Road Renewal Project aims to extend the service life of the bridge for another 50 years.

Ledcor awarded Penticton, B.C. airport expansion contract

Ledcor Construction has been awarded a $6.4 million contract to modernize the Penticton Airport Terminal Building in Penticton, B.C. The airport’s main concourse will be reconfigured, and additional space will be created for an expanded arrivals hall, baggage claim area and new food service.

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Volvo E-Series excavator features short swing, increased fuel efficiency

The Volvo ECR355E crawler excavator offers a short swing radius and a 180 kW Volvo D8 Tier 4 Final engine. The 35-ton machine features an electro-hydraulic system and X-frame undercarriage built with forged steel top rollers. » Read More

Compact horizontal directional drill offers quiet operation

D8x12 Navigator horizontal directional drill from Vermeer is intended for small service installations, including gas distribution, power, water and telecommunication networks. It features two drill rod options – 1.31 in. and 1.66 in. – hydraulic pilot joystick controls and a 35.8 kW Kohler diesel engine. » Read More

BuildEx Edmonton

Date: March 20-21
Location: Edmonton, AB
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Atlantic Heavy Equipment Show

Date: April 5-6
Location: Moncton, NB
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The Buildings Show

Date: November 28-30
Location: Toronto, ON
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