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August 15, 2019

Staying on target: Fall election looms as federal infrastructure plan progresses in fits and starts

About one-quarter of the way through Ottawa’s 12-year, $190 billion spending plan, nearly 50,000 projects are underway. But the progress hasn’t always been smooth

PCL consortium wins $1.5B contract to rebuild four-tower government complex in Toronto

The costly renovation project includes stripping down four government office towers just east of Queen’s Park to their structural cores and rebuilding them

Three build teams shortlisted for major Ontario bridge project

Coco Paving, Dufferin Construction, EllisDon, Kiewit and Spanish contractor Ferrovial Agromán are all in the running for the contract to replace an aging six-lane bridge along the QEW


Handling big data has become a significant challenge for construction firms. AI is helping them cope

It’s undeniable that AI out-performs humans at handling large amounts of data. Accordingly, big data is central to most AI applications today » Read More

Firming in the construction insurance market

Firming could mean the beginning of a hard insurance marketplace – a term used by the insurance sector signifying the capacity for risk finance is shrinking » Read More

Newest addition to Doosan crawler excavator lineup meets weight limit for easier transport

Small- to mid-size contractors are the main market for the DX170LC-5, which is designed for jobs like digging residential basements or commercial building footings » Read More

Komatsu rolls out new WA900-8 wheel loader with new bucket design

Designed specifically for loading 70- to 150-ton haul trucks, the 116,400 kilogram (256,618 pound) wheel loader is equipped with a semi-autonomous dig system to help less experienced operators » 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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