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June 6, 2019
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Ontario plumbers, pipefitters strike for first time in 30 years after negotiations reach an impasse

Projects underway across the province could face disruptions. Talks to reach a resolution are ongoing

Infrastructure Bank commits $2B to Ontario GO Transit expansion as province issues RFP to four bidders

The multibillion-dollar expansion aims to modernize the Toronto area's regional rail network through a series of new construction projects and upgrades

SNC-Lavalin encouraged to overhaul business model, sell off Canadian construction operations

The company said last month it is looking at a number of Plan B scenarios as it faces steep legal challenges. One analyst says it should put its Infrastructure unit on the auction block

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Younger generation gets chance to try out construction trades as industry stares down labour shortage

Future Building 2019 rolled through Ottawa last month giving students a chance to get hands-on experience in the two dozen or so construction trades » Read More

Toronto thoroughfare earns ignominious title as worst road in Ontario

Crumbling pavement, potholes, traffic congestion and poor signage catapulted this year’s “winner” to the top of the list for the first time » Read More

ASV Posi-Track loader offers high torque, robust hydraulic system

The mid-frame, vertical lift VT-70 High Output loader features 207 ft.-lbs. of torque and a turbocharged 74.3-hp Deutz 2.2-litre diesel engine » Read More

Topcon unveils real-time building construction verification tool

The GTL-1000 real-time verification solution, combined with ClearEdge3D Verity, is designed to speed up construction verification workflows » Read More

WoodRise 2019

Date: Sept. 30 - Oct. 4
Location: Quebec City
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The Buildings Show

Date: Dec. 4-6
Location: Toronto
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