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Contractors, governments formulate coronavirus response, but construction sites remain open, for now

In spite of other closures, governments have not mandated job sites shut down. Nevertheless, some have stopped work and many are operating with reduced staff

Ontario looking for build teams to dig tunnels for two new Toronto transit projects

Getting an early start on the tunnels is expected to expedite construction on the Scarborough Subway Extension and Eglinton Crosstown West Extension

Alberta’s Jaus Neigum wins Cat’s Global Operator Challenge, earning title of world’s best

The worldwide competition included more than 10,000 operators from dozens of countries


New initiative equips women in construction with properly fitting safety harnesses

Made by equipment makers 3M and MSA, the harnesses are designed to fit women better than conventional devices » Read More

Carrying out construction work in Québec: What you should know

The province presents a number of obstacles for contractors from other jurisdictions looking to enter the market » Read More

Bobcat introduces new R2-Series compact excavators, improving on design and performance

The company says it has packed the digging power of larger machines into its new lineup » Read More

Cat's new 395 twice as durable, delivers 10 per cent more production

Weighing in at over 200,000 pounds, the next-gen excavator is reinforced to take on a lifetime of tough work » Read More

List of construction events cancelled or postponed due to coronavirus

A growing number of industry events across Canada have been called off or postponed as provincial governments severely limit the size of gatherings and Ottawa shuts Canada’s borders to all but essential supply chain trade » Read More