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April 14, 2014

Manitoba awards $28 million road upgrade contract

The Manitoba government is investing over $28 million in repairs and upgrades along PTH 12 south of the Trans-Canada Highway.

April 14, 2014

Future of 77-year-old Pattullo Bridge is still up in the air

The venerable Pattullo Bridge marks its 77th birthday this year and recent reports in Lower Mainland media suggest the old fellow is not in good shape.

March 24, 2014

Construction is raising the roofs

It's easy to find disagreement in the construction industry about the comparative advantages of green - or vegetated - roofs and white roofs. As often happens, though, the argument is among those who have vested interests in one or the other, plus a tendency to believe that even in the world of roofing, one size fits all.

March 24, 2014

Explosives used to demolish Port Mann Bridge pedestals

The ongoing demolition of the 50-year-old Port Mann Bridge, the old-timer that lies adjacent to its shiny new sibling, is moving forward.

March 17, 2014

Manitoba government extends trade corridor highway

The Manitoba government has started construction on a project to extend a section of the Trans-Canada Highway to an existing roadway, which will improve access to an inland port.

March 12, 2014

Manitoba Budget 2014 focuses on infrastructure spending

One of the main priorities of Manitoba's 2014 budget is spending on infrastructure, including highways and bridges on major trade corridors and flood protection, which is based on a medium-term capital plan.

March 5, 2014

Manitoba focuses on infrastructure spending in budget

One of the main priorities of Manitoba's 2014 budget is spending on infrastructure, including highways and bridges on major trade corridors and flood protection, which is based on the medium-term capital plan.

March 3, 2014

Upgrades underway on busy Vancouver bridge

The Burrard Street Bridge in Vancouver, B.C. is undergoing a second phase of repairs, which aims to improve the condition of the structure and safety.

February 12, 2014

Design innovation tackles corrosion

Structural steel in bridge design has one fatal flaw - bridges are usually over water, often over salt water, making failure through corrosion almost inevitable.

February 10, 2014

$1.3 billion in strategic infrastructure funding in 2014 budget applauded by CCA

Since the federal Economic Action Plan 2014 was expected to be a "stay the course" budget, the Canadian Construction Association (CCA) was surprised and pleased to see an additional $1.3 billion for additional strategic investments in public infrastructure and transportation services.

February 20, 2010

B.C Road Builders and Heavy Construction Association president has seen a decade of change

There was a time when today’s network of roads, bridges and highways in B.C. simply didn’t exist.

February 20, 2010

New connector opens up opportunities in Northern British Columbia

A road improvement project in north central British Columbia is designed to diversify the economies of two forestry dependent communities and improve access to a major mine development.

February 20, 2010

New Port Mann Bridge to be widest in Canada

The new $1.2 billion, 10-lane Port Mann toll bridge is intended to become a landmark.

February 20, 2010

Hydra platform makes bridge demolition, inspection easier

A newly available piece of equipment is making bridge inspection and some work a lot easier.

February 20, 2010

Hours-of-service rules leave roadbuilders in a bind

The B.C. Road Builders and Heavy Construction Association and the Canadian Construction Association are challenging the federal government over the definition of an inter-provincial carrier.

February 20, 2010

Early tendering program paves the way for B.C. roadbuilders

It took many years of asking by the B.C. Road Builders and Heavy Construction Association but about five years ago B.C.’s Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure finally caved in and launched an early tendering program.

February 20, 2010

Nasty terrain, stiff penalties make Port Mann Bridge Highway 1 project a challenge

The Port Mann Highway 1 project has involved working on some of the Lower Mainland’s most nasty terrain, but work continues.

February 20, 2010

Western Roadbuilders Conference panel discussion focuses on infrastructure

The changing face of Canada’s infrastructure policy will be the central topic of a panel discussion at this year’s Western Canadian Roadbuilders & Heavy Construction Association annual convention.

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