Publication: Daily Commercial News

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Massive Toronto rail track separation complete

After approximately eight years of construction, a major bottleneck in passenger train movement in west end Toronto was removed with the conclusion of one of the largest rail track separations in Canada.An aerial view of the West Toronto Diamond grade ... [Published Daily Commercial News - 4 hours ago]
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Construction Corner: The move to net-zero has steam

It wasn’t many years ago that someone asked me how I felt about the prospects of net-zero energy buildings. I was dismissive.Photo:Construction Corner — Korky KorolukToo difficult, I said, especially in a climate like Canada has across the Prairie West. ... [Published Daily Commercial News - 4 hours ago]
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Goodbye Column: The DCN and construction leave lifelong impact

Working at the Daily Commercial News (DCN) has been a life changing experience and now that I’m leaving, I will be losing a part of my identity.When I first began in August 2011, I think I had said the word "infrastructure" once in my life and had certainly ... [Published Daily Commercial News - 4 hours ago]
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PHOTO: Securing the Steel

ArticleStructural steel work progresses at Wilfrid Laurier University for the Global Innovation Exchange building in Waterloo, Ont.Bondfield Construction Co. Ltd. is general contractor for the four-storey facility that will include a 1000-seat auditorium, ... [Published Daily Commercial News - 4 hours ago]
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Statistics Canada found more jobs in July and should dig up more, in the months ahead

The recent announcement by Statistics Canada that it had overlooked 41,500 of the 41,700 jobs that the economy added in July was completely consistent with the other measures of economic activity which indicated that after a weather-chilled first quarter, ... [Published Daily Commercial News - 19 hours ago]
First reported Aug 27 2014 - Updated 20 hours ago - 1 reports

Ministry of Labour investigates electrical shock of worker in Toronto

TORONTO - The Ministry of Labour is investigating a workplace incident in which a Hydro One worker suffered an electrical shock at a transformer station in downtown Toronto."A Hydro One maintenance employee came into contact with live equipment and suffered ... [Published Daily Commercial News - Aug 27 2014]
First reported Aug 28 2014 - Updated Aug 28 2014 - 1 reports

Paul re-appointed as DCC top official

GATINEAU, QUE. — James Paul has been re-appointed as president and chief executive officer of Defence Construction Canada (DCC), effective Sept. 8.Paul has been serving as DCC's president and chief executive officer since September 2009. His career has ... [Published Daily Commercial News - Aug 28 2014]
First reported Aug 28 2014 - Updated Aug 28 2014 - 1 reports

Canadian carpenter apprentices measure up at NAC

Toronto was host to the 22nd annual United Brotherhood of Carpenters and Joiners of America National Apprenticeship Contest (NAC) at Roundhouse Park in downtown Toronto Aug. 22-23.Photo:DON PROCTERThe contest featured some of the best apprentices and ... [Published Daily Commercial News - Aug 28 2014]
First reported Aug 28 2014 - Updated Aug 28 2014 - 1 reports

KWG plans appeal of Ring of Fire court decision

KWG Resources is planning to appeal a decision by the Ontario Superior Court of Justice, which allows Cliffs Natural Resources to access land or an easement for construction of a road to a Ring of Fire chromite deposit."Whether or not it is in the public ... [Published Daily Commercial News - Aug 28 2014]
First reported Aug 27 2014 - Updated Aug 27 2014 - 1 reports

P3 projects can deliver savings to municipalities: AMO speaker

Establishing partnerships to finance, design and construct buildings is an accepted approach when it comes to developing public facilities.During a morning session at the Association of Municipalities of Ontario (AMO) annual conference this month, delegates ... [Published Daily Commercial News - Aug 27 2014]
First reported Aug 27 2014 - Updated Aug 27 2014 - 1 reports

PHOTO: King+ Project

ArticleConstruction is progressing on the King+ Condos at 251 King St. E. Toronto, Ont.Construction manager for the 17-storey building with 131 units is TMG Builders and the developer is Plus Development Group Corp. A three-storey existing heritage building ... [Published Daily Commercial News - Aug 27 2014]
First reported Aug 27 2014 - Updated Aug 27 2014 - 1 reports

Intensive research continues on vegetated roof mats

OTTAWA — Canada is leading the way in improving the quality of green roofs with the first standard test method for wind uplift for vegetated roof assemblies (VRAs).Photo:XEROFLORThe new testing has been pushed forward by Xeroflor, inventor of the pre-grown ... [Published Daily Commercial News - Aug 27 2014]

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"Careful scheduling and innovative construction methods made the construction possible" says Pedrosa
Mike Yorke, president of the CarpentersCarpenters District Council of Ontario's (CDCO) Local 27 in Woodbridge, Ont., says it was "great to have the next generation of carpenters showcasing their skills to the people of Toronto and people from around the world at such a public venue."
"The question of whether Cliffs may be granted an easement under the PublicPublic Lands Act over the KWG claims is still before the courts. No matter how that question is ultimately decided, it will not alter the law's intent that our claims may be used to exploit minerals only if their further processing is completed in Canada."
"Paul's solid experience in managing major infrastructure projects in the civilian, government and defence sectors will serve him well in continuing his strong leadership role at DCC. In addition, he is able to utilize his extensive management and board experience to provide outstanding vision and guidance to DCC's Board of Directors" said Robert Presser, chair of DCC's  Board of Directors

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Construction Corner: The move to net-zero has s... [Published Daily Commercial News - 4 hours ago]
PHOTO: Securing the Steel [Published Daily Commercial News - 4 hours ago]
Massive Toronto rail track separation complete [Published Daily Commercial News - 4 hours ago]
Statistics Canada found more jobs in July and s... [Published Daily Commercial News - 19 hours ago]
Canadian carpenter apprentices measure up at NAC [Published Daily Commercial News - Aug 28 2014]
KWG plans appeal of Ring of Fire court decision [Published Daily Commercial News - Aug 28 2014]
Paul re-appointed as DCC top official [Published Daily Commercial News - Aug 28 2014]
Ministry of Labour investigates electrical shoc... [Published Daily Commercial News - Aug 27 2014]
FIT wind taken out of Big Thunder Wind Park [Published Daily Commercial News - Aug 27 2014]
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