November 14, 2012
Journal of Commerce Update for the week of November 19th, 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 19th, 2012.
Two construction unions have launched a legal challenge in federal court over permits issued to temporary foreign workers from China.
The Chinese miners were issued work permits for a mine in northeastern B.C. and the unions say proper procedures were not followed when the labour market opinions were issued.
The British Columbia Construction Association has launched the B.C. Construction Foundation, a new charitable organization. BCCA vice president Abigail Fulton says the primary goal of the foundation is to provide apprenticeship training, but it will also contribute to worthy projects.
Staff writer Richard Gilbert has an article about a partnership between Transalta and Iowa-based MidAmerican to build natural gas powered electrical generation stations, and Patricia Williams looks at the reasons the construction industry is slow to adopt social media.
Make sure to check out our latest feature video, which highlights the Honour House project in New Westminster.
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|TODAY’S TOP CONSTRUCTION PROJECTS|
These projects have been selected from 544 projects with a total value of $1,665,691,502 that Reed Construction Data Building Reports reported on Tuesday.
$100,000,000 Province of Alberta AB Prebid
$92,000,000 Vancouver BC Tenders
$60,000,000 Medicine Hat AB Tenders
- ERCB investigates Zama City, Alta pipeline spill
- Crystal Clear
- Regina looking to annex adjacent land
- Pipeline oil spill highlighted during twinning debate
- Consulting engineers gathering in Lake Louise, Alberta
- Biased specs grounds for RFP redraft
- Incoming chair looks to the future
- Foreign worker court case led to reforms
- Shell Canada gets approvals for pipelines and gas well
- B.C. building permits rise, but Alberta declines
- Electronic migration
- Unauthorized water system shut down in Alberta
- Ontario’s best steel designs recognized
- ACEC conference to focus on economic solutions
- Improper bypass of low bidder found
- CISC awards honours individual achievements
- Quebec construction workers on strike after failed negotiations
- Newfoundland and Labrador set to lead the way in economic growth
- Construction industry to increase hiring in 2013, according to outlook
- OCOT review panel proposing a ratio reduction for plumbers and steamfitters
- Man fined in construction site death of 12 year old Nova Scotia boy
|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)