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Bird Construction to buy Stuart Olson in $96.5M deal

The major merger will create one of the biggest contractors in the country. The combined company will have a workforce of about 5,000 and backlog of $3 billion

Sobeys, Safeway owner Empire spending $2.1B on expansion, including construction of two new fulfilment centres

The company recently completed a new fulfillment centre in Toronto and is working on another in Montreal. It plans to accelerate the timelines on two others in western Canada

Marco Group among P3 team to win $330M contract for new St. John’s hospital

Plans for the 240,000 sq. ft. hospital include 102 patient beds and a parking garage with space for about 1,000 vehicles

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What are the top risks facing the construction industry?

While infection control is currently a top priority on construction sites, it’s important to remain mindful of many of the other risks that remain on-site.

Whether working in residential, commercial, institutional, or infrastructure construction, the risks vary in size and complexity, and they can evolve throughout a project. According to a recent whitepaper by Northbridge Insurance, internal claims data shows the top loss causes for property in 2019 were water, fire, and theft. The average severity of water damage was $129,000, while average fire damage was $169,000 and average theft was $23,000. But these are only averages; the highest claim for water damage in 2019, for example, was over $1.5 million. » Learn more

Green infrastructure stimulus? Expert task force says Canada should spend $50B on green building projects

The largest portion of the task force pitch would go toward energy efficiency retrofits for buildings » Read More

Development of LNG industry could create almost 100,000 jobs, report says

The study envisions a scenario in which the industry produces 56 million tonnes of liquefied natural gas by 2034 » Read More

New Hilti wearable exoskeleton aims to reduce strain, fatigue

The company’s first wearable human augmentation device focuses on reducing strain when working overhead and at shoulder height » Read More

Volvo introduces high-speed driveline option for L45H and L50H wheel loaders

The option more than doubles the standard (20 km/h) top speed of the two wheel loaders » Read More

The future of construction technology: Staying at the forefront

Join On-Site for a free virtual panel discussion. The hour-long webinar, at 1 p.m. (EST) Aug. 20, will feature representatives from Graham, PCL, Pomerleau and the Canadian Construction Association (CCA) » Read More