December 19, 2012
Journal of Commerce Update for the week of December 24th, 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 December 24th, 2012.
The winners of the 10th annual Deputy Minister Contractor of the Year awards have been announced. The awards go to B.C. roadbuilding and road maintenance companies. Amongst this year’s winners was Okanagan Aggregates in the Paving category and Emil Anderson for Contractor of the Year.
Staff writer Richard Gilbert has a story about Japex, a Japanese company looking to invest $1.4 billion in the Alberta oilsands, and correspondent Shannon Moneo looks into the effect of diesel regulations to control emissions as the one-year anniversary of the new rules approaches.
BCCA president and Journal of Commerce editorial advisory board member Manley McLachlan has a column about the skilled worker shortage in British Columbia, and make sure to check out our latest feature video, where we ask industry leaders what they thought was the “big story” of 2012.
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These projects have been selected from 299 projects with a total value of $6,054,395,373 that Reed Construction Data Building Reports reported on Tuesday.
$1,400,000,000 Greater Vancouver RD BC Negotiated
$127,000,000 Coquitlam BC Negotiated
$100,000,000 Division No 16 AB Prebid
- New Westminster Development
- Natural gas generating facilities planned
- Refinery costs jump by $2.8 billion
- Employers must be aware of liability at holiday office parties
- New charges needed for infrastructure
- Skills Training at BCIT
- Auditor generals weigh in on value of P3s
- Low lead requirements kicking in next year
- Mental heath and workplace psychology must be addressed
- Edmonton International Airport mall takes shape
- University of Winnipeg building an apartment complex
- VIDEO: Construct Canada 2013 CEO Power Breakfast
- Toronto firms tops for Winnipeg hut designs
- Toronto architect releases music album
- Road pricing an effective congestion fighter, say experts
- What does “Local Knowledge” really mean in Ontario AFPs?
- United States construction employers add 17,000 jobs in November but growth is uneven, finds AGC
- Toronto housing starts dip: CMHC
- Active unions needed, says Segal
- Saint John Harbour Bridge project wraps up