August 1, 2012
Journal of Commerce update for the week of August 6th, 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 August 6th, 2012.
Saskatchewan premier Brad Wall is pushing for changes to the province’s labour legislation, and has the support of the Merit Contractors Association of Saskatchewan. The Saskatchewan Building Trades oppose the changes and have released a paper against restructuring the current legislation.
Staff writer Richard Gilbert has a story about the Alberta government accelerating efforts to twin Highway 63 to Fort McMurray. Two new passing lanes will be added and six lanes will be extended between House River and the junction with Highway 881.
Correspondent Peter Kenter has an article about Pacific Blasting, a Burnaby-based company that uses explosive compaction to achieve rapid soil stabilization.
Lawyers Erin Tolfo and Matt Swanson have a column about a new limitation act for British Columbia, and make sure to check out our feature video, where we interview Grant McMillan, the president of the Council of Construction Associations.
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|TODAY’S TOP CONSTRUCTION PROJECTS|
These projects have been selected from 316 projects with a total value of $2,787,806,637 that Reed Construction Data Building Reports reported on Friday.
$1,000,000,000 Edmonton AB Prebid
$220,000,000 Medicine Hat AB Negotiated
$50,000,000 Calgary AB Prebid
- Construction Site Arson
- Historic church renovation reaches new heights
- Hiring of foreign workers for hospital project outrages union
- Festival of Architecture hits Halifax
- Winnipeg Southwest Transitway wins award
- Vendor performance is key measurement
- NDP leader spoke to police about corruption
- Big contract down under for ATCO Structures
- RFQ issued for Kamloops hospital project
- VIDEO: Economic Update May 21, 2013
- VIDEO: Competing in the trades
- New ETFO headquarters a benchmark design
- Viana steps up to rebuild burnt down playground
- Random drug testing about site safety, says expert
- Trying to define the “lowest price”
- High job vacancy rates for small business
- Minto to assist in zero energy housing project
|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)