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EllisDon, Coco Paving picked to replace QEW bridge between Toronto and Hamilton

The project will replace a roughly 85-year-old, six-lane bridge on a busy stretch of highway in Mississauga with a new twin bridge

KXL fits Biden agenda with union jobs and Indigenous support, TC Energy exec says

The company has already laid 200 kilometres of pipe for the project and says the pipeline fits into the president-elect's “Build Back Better” pledge

A mixed bag: Canadian firms split on job site productivity gains, losses during COVID

The pandemic’s impact on how work has progressed on-site has been anything but uniform, implying some contractors adapted well, while others lagged
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OPG resumes plan to build small nuclear reactor at Darlington site

Small modular reactors (SMRs) are designed to have relatively small footprints and be built using pre-fabricated components » Read More

Home Depot reunites with HD Supply in deal valued at US$8B

The big box retailer plans to repurchase the major supplier of construction projects after selling off the business in 2007 » Read More

New technology expands capabilities of Deere’s GPSeries Motor Graders

The addition of Machine Damage Avoidance, Blade Stow and Auto-Gain for Cross Slope simplifies operations » Read More

Mack puts focus on drivers with infotainment, comfort options

The in-cab updates are designed to help with productivity, comfort and driver retention » Read More

Buildings Week

Date: Nov. 30
Location: Virtual
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ORBA Annual Road Building Academy

Date: Feb. 22-26
Location: Scarborough, Ont.
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Atlantic Heavy Equipment Show

Date: March 31, April 1
Location: Moncton, N.B.
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