September 12, 2012
Journal of Commerce update for the week of September 17th, 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 September 17th, 2012.
The B.C. government has committed to doubling fines for drivers speeding in construction zones. The B.C. Flaggers Association has applauded the move, but questioned the numerous delays they have faced in the past year attempting to find out which ministry has jurisdiction over the appropriate regulations.
The Federation of Canadian Municipalities has released an infrastructure report card that warns urban infrastructure is “at risk.” Canadian Construction Association president Michael Atkinson calls the report card “a good first step.”
The biggest interchange construction work in British Columbia history is taking place in Coquitlam as the Port Mann Bridge/Highway 1 project nears completion. Fifteen new ramps are being built and traffic patterns will be affected over the coming months.
Make sure to check out our 16-page feature pullout all about Western Canadian infrastructure, and watch our feature video about BC Hydro’s Mount Pleasant Substation, one of the most sustainable and seismically stable structures of its type in North America.
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|TODAY’S TOP CONSTRUCTION PROJECTS|
These projects have been selected from 443 projects with a total value of $1,866,277,015 that Reed Construction Data Building Reports reported on Tuesday.
$120,000,000 Langley, Dist Mun BC CANCELLED/ DEFERRED
$60,000,000 Vancouver BC Prebid
$50,000,000 Langley, Dist Mun BC Prebid
- Construction Site Arson
- Historic church renovation reaches new heights
- Hiring of foreign workers for hospital project outrages union
- Acetylene torch explosion causes significant damage
- 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
- Future tradespeople put to the test
- Ontario raiding season closes with a thud
- Bird flags challenges in Canadian construction
- Ontario commits to Hwy. 427 expansion
- GO Transit to build new maintenance facility in East Gwillimbury
- Ancient First Nations site damaged during work by BC Hydro
- Federal NDP leader speaks to police 'to help' with Quebec corruption probe
|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)