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Carrying on: Canadian infrastructure market shakes off COVID-19, poised to put stimulus funds to work

The pandemic was a shock to the system, but is unlikely to knock Canada’s infrastructure market off course, On-Site finds in its latest Infrastructure Report

Three contractors shortlisted for $192.9M Ottawa library project

While the final contract is not expected to be awarded until early next year, crews will get to work this fall on certain early works, such as shoring, excavation and site remediation

Brockville, Ont. hospital redevelopment substantially complete as EllisDon hands off keys to new $131.2M patient tower

The ceremonial hand-off last week concludes approximately two and a half years of work on the health care redevelopment project

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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

Construction activity declined 41 per cent at height of pandemic, but quickly regained ground, report says

Across Canada, more than 300,000 construction workers were laid off in April » Read More

Transit, cycling infrastructure projects in Kingston, Ont. get $47M from all levels of government

With the onset of COVID-19, the federal government has placed as increased focus on cycling and pedestrian paths, among other areas, to help cities adjust to the pandemic » Read More

ASV introduces new Max-Series compact track loaders

The new series of compact track loaders combines the company’s focus on high-productivity machines with increasing demands for operator comfort » Read More

Deere adds to excavator lineup with new 200G

The latest model focuses on reducing fuel burn without sacrificing performance » 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