Ontario Construction News staff writer Specification writers have special challenges in developing architectural millwork contract documentation because of the complex variables in materials, technologies and quality grades – and deferring applications and environmental/building certification standards. Pat French, senior specification representative with...
Ontario Construction News staff writer The City of Ottawa’s $2.1 billion Light Rail Transit system started operations on Saturday – but only after the city held back $59 million when it made its final payment to the Rideau Transit Group...
Ontario Construction News staff writer The Association of Consulting Engineering Companies – Canada (ACEC-Canada) and three member firms - Kerr Wood Leidal, Stantec, and Tetra Tech Canada Inc. - were honoured on Monday at the 2019 International Federation of Consulting Engineers...
By Jacob D'Albora Special to Ontario Construction News “The tipping points that magical moment when an idea, trend or social behaviour crosses a threshold, tips and spreads like a wild fire.” (Malcolm Gladwell) The construction industry is notoriously known as one of...
Ontario Construction News staff writer The provincial government says it is funding a diversity of research programs, including one at York University where Prof. John Gales is studying how new materials, like engineered timber, as well as heritage materials, behave...
Ontario Construction News staff writer The Association of Consulting Engineering Companies-Canada (ACEC) launched its advocacy campaign leading up to the federal election on Wednesday. ACEC will be engaging with federal candidates from all the major parties and encouraging them to...
Written by Donna Maye The federal ninister responsible for housing in Canada has launched a public call for applications to serve on the country’s first National Housing Council. The Honourable Jean-Yves Duclos, Minister of Families, Children and Social Development and Minister...
Written by Kristen Frisa Philip Rizacallah, director of research and development, construction at the National Research Council (NRC) of Canada was presented with the Joseph K. Seidner Award on August 13, in recognition of his outstanding work on Canadian plumbing...
DataBid: Current project leads and opportunities Each day, Ontario Construction News publishes a daily feed for project opportunities from DataBid.com. You can access this list by registering for a free subscription to Ontario Construction News. Southern Ontario HMMS/LHSC Victoria Hospital Fire Pump...
Written by Kristen Frisa Home building solutions software provider Constellation HomeBuilder Systems announced August 19 that it’s teaming up with LOTFITS, an interactive online tool for designing dream homes to fit specific lots. LOTFITS automates the process of fitting homes onto...
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City of Hamilton debating ways to “beautify” construction sites

Ontario Construction News staff writer With a goal of reducing the damage they say has happened to “the Hamilton brand,” city council is asking developers...

Toronto developers propose two major residential projects in Ottawa

Ontario Construction News staff writer Two Toronto-based developers have proposed major new Ottawa residential developments near the city’s Confederation Line Light Rail Transit (LRT) stations. In...
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Inquest underway in Windsor into deaths of two construction workers

Ontario Construction News staff writer A coroner’s inquest into the deaths of two construction workers is underway in Windsor. Robert Morneau died after crashing through a...