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Cost of B.C.’s Site C dam jumps to $16B; project delayed until 2025

The province blamed geotechnical issues, COVID-19 and other setbacks for the ballooning cost. Cancelling the hydro megaproject appears to be off the table, however

Priestly Demolition buys Calgary-based Dakota Reclamators in push west

Focused mainly on Ontario in the past, the demolition specialist has recently taken on several jobs in Alberta. The acquisition will accelerate its expansion into new territory

‘A perfect storm’: Changing conditions give cold recycling processes room to grow

Traditionally, ministries and municipalities haven't often looked too far beyond remove and replace for road repairs, but new realities are upending longtime norms

On-Site's "New Reality" Spotlight 
Smart Building

FREE WEBINAR: Smart buildings: Connecting components and the trades

From rendering, to ribbon cutting, to operations, Canadian building projects have never relied more on technology. Smart buildings, which give owners access to a near limitless stream of data, are on the rise across the country. Along with simplifying operations and maintenance, they are helping owners apply a whole life cycle mentality to take projects from cradle to grave.

Representatives from three leaders in the space – Black and McDonald, EllisDon and Modern Niagara – will look at the ways smart buildings are forcing job sites to evolve and share the steps GCs and subs need to take to ensure they aren’t left behind. » Register now

Optimistic forecasts, lack of oversight led to big debt at Manitoba Hydro, report says

The report analyzed work on the Bipole III transmission line and the Keeyask generating station, projects where construction costs went billions over budget » Read More

Why Canada should invest in ‘macrogrids’ for greener, more reliable electricity

As the recent disaster in Texas showed, climate change requires electricity utilities to prepare for extreme events » Read More

Skyjack launches new 40- and 60-foot booms with Smartorque technology

The enhanced booms are able to employ smaller engines while delivering the same on-site job performance as higher powered units » Read More

Panasonic updates performance, security of ruggedized Toughbook 33

The 2-in-1 laptop/tablet is designed to better meet the needs of mobile workers in challenging environments » Read More

Women in Construction

Date: March 8
Location: Virtual
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CCA Annual Conference

Date: March 23-25
Location: Virtual
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