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Constructing in a COVID-19 world: Looking forward

The pandemic is expected to lead to lasting change for construction both on and off the job site. BLG’s Doug Sanders walks us through some of the big issues – from claims to upcoming RFPs

Quebec to inject $2.9 billion extra into infrastructure to help fuel economy

The cash injection for the 2020-2021 fiscal year follows similar stimulus moves in the Prairie provinces. More regions are likely to follow suit

An extension is built: Toronto’s Highway 407 tolls for thee

Work on the greenfield project shows modern construction is about more than getting steel and concrete in place. Many of the $2.2 billion extension’s biggest challenges were environmental

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Sea cans to COVID-19 isolation rooms: PCL, partners develop 'Quaran-Tin Pods'

The contractor has turned to an unlikely, shipping industry staple to help aid medical teams during the pandemic » Read More

New auditor general says office narrowing focus on federal COVID-19 programs

The office that reviews federal programs says analysis of Ottawa's COVID-19 programs and the Liberals' $187 billion infrastructure program are straining its capacity » Read More

Topcon adds tilt rotation support Automatic Excavator system

The addition lets operators easily swivel or tilt the bucket with automatic boom control for faster and more efficient excavation » Read More

Doosan previews largest-ever excavator for North American market

Given its size, the machine caters largely to mining applications, but can also be put to use on large infrastructure projects » 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