January 29, 2014
Journal of Commerce Preview for the week of February 3rd, 2014
In this week's preview, we look at some of the stories we'll be covering in the Journal of Commerce for the week of February 3rd, 2014.
Three firms are in the running to build a fibre link for the Northwest Territories. Atco Electric Ltd., Northern Lights Fibre and Plenary Group Canada Ltd were all shortlisted by the government of the Northwest Territories for the project, which involves installing 1,115 kilometres of fibre optic cable from checkpoint junction to the southern Northwest Territories.
Staff writer Richard Gilbert has a story about the BC engineering sector’s performance in 2014 and beyond mirroring the province’s own economic growth as major projects come online.
Richard also has a story about an Edmonton construction company which was fined $275,000 after a worker sustained fatal crush injuries on a work site in November 2010.
DCN multimedia staff writer Andre Widjaja has a story about the impact of Alberta oilsands on the Ontario economy, and Stephen Bauld has a column on different methods of spending municipal funds on capital projects.
This week’s feature video is an interview with Professor Leander Bathon, who explained the advantages of wood composite construction at the recent 2014 Wood Innovations Symposium in Vancouver.
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These projects have been selected from 368 projects with a total value of $7,826,276,357 that Reed Construction Data Building Reports reported on Monday.
$4,200,000,000 Hardisty AB Prebid
$200,000,000 Vancouver BC Negotiated
$127,000,000 Coquitlam BC Negotiated
- Concerns raised about P3 approach for Saskatchewan schools
- Manitoba focuses on infrastructure spending in budget
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- Team work and prep are keys to success: Hadfield
- Panama Canal expansion digs deep
- Wood Design Awards
- Outgoing chair reflects on time at the helm of the CCA
- School board asks for traditional procurement
- Site Services in Vancouver
- Looking to improve contract awards
- Environmental verdict riles Taseko
- Prentice to mediate First Nations agreements
- CAWIC funded to create action plan to attract women
- More video surveillance used on construction sites
- Modular workforce housing meets Alberta Building Code standard
- Manitoba outlines infrastructure plan
- BC Hydro posts RFQ for Site C project
- CCA96th: Unlocking Canada's Potential
- VIDEO: LiUNA Local 183 Training Centre introduces new programs
- Break ground beyond Canada, says new CCA chair
- Construction of Haiti’s Ecole Lakay drives forward
- The power of proper project management
- Panama Construction Fact for Today
- Federal government unveils $32.5 million in funding for Quebec ice oval
- Canadian job market “sputters” in February
- Construction and machinery to see increased investment, says StatsCan
- Line 3 pipeline plans for Enbridge