October 31, 2012
Journal of Commerce Update for the week of November 5th, 2012
In this week's update, we look at some of the stories we'll be covering in the Journal of Commerce for the week of November 5th, 2012.
Former Saskatchewan Construction Association head Michael Fougere has been elected mayor of Regina, and has stated his top priorities will be to hold a housing summit to address affordable housing in the city and to proceed with an ambitious downtown revitalization project. One of the highlights of the project is a new 33,000 seat stadium.
Staff writer Richard Gilbert has a story about the Albert Construction Safety Association’s policy of not letting its members drive to worksites via Highway 63, known as the most dangerous stretch of road in Alberta.
Columnist and Journal of Commerce editorial advisory board member Grant McMillan has a column about knowing and exercising your right to appeal a worker claim, and make sure to check out our feature on Buildex Calgary, which takes place on November 6-7 at the BMO Centre on the Stampede grounds.
Also, don’t miss our weekly feature video highlighting the Wood Solutions Fair that was recently held in Vancouver.
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|TODAY’S TOP CONSTRUCTION PROJECTS|
These projects have been selected from 470 projects with a total value of $6,376,918,947 that Reed Construction Data Building Reports reported on Wednesday.
$100,000,000 Provost AB Prebid
$44,300,000 Red Deer AB Prebid
$34,000,000 Langley, Dist Mun BC Negotiated
- Construction Site Arson
- Historic church renovation reaches new heights
- Hiring of foreign workers for hospital project outrages union
- Acetylene torch explosion causes significant damage
- Festival of Architecture hits Halifax
- Winnipeg Southwest Transitway wins award
- Vendor performance is key measurement
- NDP leader spoke to police about corruption
- Big contract down under for ATCO Structures
- RFQ issued for Kamloops hospital project
- VIDEO: Economic Update May 21, 2013
- Future tradespeople put to the test
- Ontario raiding season closes with a thud
- Bird flags challenges in Canadian construction
- Ontario commits to Hwy. 427 expansion
- GO Transit to build new maintenance facility in East Gwillimbury
- Ancient First Nations site damaged during work by BC Hydro
- Federal NDP leader speaks to police 'to help' with Quebec corruption probe
|ALEX’S ECONOMICS BLOG|
Reed Construction Data Canada’s Chief Economist Alex Carrick discusses current developments in the North American economic environment with emphasis on the construction industry.
- An Overview of Prices and Sales in the Diverging U.S. and Canadian Housing Markets (April 25, 2013)
- Canada’s Precarious Dependence on the Commodity Price Super-Cycle (April 22, 2013)
- Twenty major upcoming residential and transportation terminal construction projects - April 2013 (April 15, 2013)