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Underpinning Eglinton: The complex process to add a platform beneath one of Toronto's busiest subway stations

With trains running overhead, crews needed to work carefully to excavate below the existing platform. Just three millimetres of differential movement would trigger a shutdown

Alberta welcomes federal OK of $2.3B NGTL gas pipeline expansion while criticizing delay

Construction on the expansion is expected to start next year. It will create up to 5,500 jobs, a “much-needed economic boost” to Canada and Alberta, TC Energy says

Construction on $3.7B Turcot interchange in Montreal draws to close after six years

Work on the three-stack interchange involved 1,000 workers at peak and has been among largest infrastructure jobs in Canada over the past several years
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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

Project loss insurance: Timely innovation in the face of economic uncertainty

The new insurance solution not only offers a great suite of coverage, but helps make the construction sector better at managing risk, our columnist David Bowcott writes » Read More

Kenney still hopeful about construction of Keystone pipeline, even if Biden elected

The Democratic candidate has promised to quash the long-disputed project if he takes the White House » Read More

New series of Topcon total stations for survey, machine control applications

The new GT Series boasts better data handling capabilities and improved performance » Read More

Kobelco targets operator comfort with update to SK17SR-3E mini excavator

The compact machine can pass through areas as narrow as one-metre-wide and is available in zero or short tail swing versions » Read More

CDBI National Design-Build Conference

Date: Oct. 22, 23, 29
Location: Virtual
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Date: Oct. 27-28
Location: Virtual
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Buildings Week

Date: Nov. 30
Location: Virtual
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