March 6, 2013
Journal of Commerce Update for the week of March 11th, 2013
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 March 11th, 2013.
WorkSafeBC has issued a penalty report and construction firms top the list for workplace safety violations in 2012. Staff writer Richard Gilbert’s article details some of the biggest violations, including a contractor who didn’t provide asbestos protection for his employers.
We continue our Canadian Construction Association coverage with a story from Daily Commercial News managing editor Vince Versace about CCA president Michael Atkinson’s appeal to keep focusing on infrastructure, and DCN staff writer Kelly Lapointe takes a look at continuing efforts to recruit women into the construction industry.
Royal Architectural Institute of Canada Alberta and Northwest Territories regional director Samuel Oboh has a column on the value of quality design, and our feature video looks at the Vancouver Regional Construction Association’s “Adapt or Die!” panel, held recently at Buildex Vancouver.
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|TODAY’S TOP CONSTRUCTION PROJECTS|
These projects have been selected from 457 projects with a total value of $2,805,994,117 that Reed Construction Data Building Reports reported on Monday.
$1,000,000,000 Fort McKay 174 AB Prebid
$100,000,000 Greater Vancouver RD BC Prebid
$100,000,000 Wood Buffalo AB Prebid
- 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)