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February 14, 2019

Trudeau in the hot seat over SNC-Lavalin file, as accusations of a coverup swirl

Allegations about an attempt to force through a remediation deal for the Canadian engineering giant have set off a firestorm in Ottawa and heaped uncertainty onto SNC-Lavalin’s business in Canada

The impending shortage: Canadian construction industry has 300,000 jobs to fill over next decade

With hundreds of thousands of industry veterans set to hang up their hard hats, construction firms need to step up their recruitment efforts, BuildForce Canada says

SNC-Lavalin faces criminal probe over Montreal bridge contract, documents reveal

In a separate development, Quebec prosecutors and the RCMP are investigating the firm’s $127 million contract to refurbish the Jacques Cartier Bridge in the early 2000s


WATCH: Time lapse video shows construction of Calgary’s New Central Library from ground up

You can take in the 1.7 million hours crews spent constructing the new $245 million landmark in a quick three minutes » Watch video

Green buildings must do more to fix our ‘climate emergency’

Despite big talk about building green, we’ve failed to change the way we design and construct buildings so that the built environment stops being a dominant contributor to runaway climate change, two researchers claim » Read More

CASE launches DV Series small-frame vibratory rollers

Available in both double drum and combination configurations, the rollers are designed for residential and commercial applications where the operator may encounter tight quarters » Read More

Pettibone launches Traverse T1258X, entering 12,000-pound telehandler market

The new telehandler has a specified lift height of 58 feet, 6 inches, with identical landing height. It also provides up to 70 inches of boom transfer, allowing operators to place loads at full lift height without needing to coordinate multiple boom functions » Read More

The First Nations Housing Conference

Date: February 26-28
Location: Thunder Bay, ON
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The Precast Show

Date: February 28-March 2
Location: Louisville, KY
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4th Construction Expo 2019

Date: March 9-10
Location: Surrey, BC
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