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The 19th edition of Waste & Recycling Expo Canada and the Municipal Equipment Expo Canada will return to the Toronto area, November 9 – 10. Hosted at the International Centre, these two events will be joined with the 7th edition of the Canadian Waste to Resource Conference produced by the Ontario Waste Management Association.

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Contract language a hot issue at CEO’s 2nd Annual Queen’s Park Day

The day began with the session with Opposition Caucus Members and staff including Nipissing MPP Vic Fedeli, Oxford MPP Ernie Hardeman,Kitchener-Conestoga MPP Michael Harris and Lambton-Kent-Middlesex MPP Monte McNaughton. The CEO delegation brought their experience and knowledge to the table to discuss CEO’s core issues, including infrastructure investment, procurement practices, contract language, qualifications-based selection (QBS), the Construction Lien Act and municipal asset management planning. 



Calgary International Airport recognized by The Canadian Society of Safety Engineering (CSSE)

The Canadian Society of Safety Engineering (CSSE) has awarded The Calgary Airport Authority its ‘Special Project Award’ for its strategic implementation of safety initiatives in the new Connections Corridor at YYC Calgary International Airport. 



Weekly Top 10 – October 17

Thousands of Canadian building design and repair professionals visit the Construction Links Media websites on a weekly basis to read the latest news and search for products and services to help them with their projects. Below are the 10 most popular articles read by our website visitors over the past week as reported by our activity stats.



B.C.'s strict building code no guarantee you'll be able to go home after major earthquake

Engineers design buildings today for what they term 'life safety' during the main event, which means your building will likely still be standing when the ground stops shaking.



WSP Global Inc. acquires Mouchel Consulting, a leading UK infrastructure engineering consulting firm

Mouchel Consulting has approximately 2,000 employees, mostly located in offices across the UK and Ireland, as well as a presence in the Middle East. The firm is recognized for its broad expertise in the public transportation and infrastructure sectors, particularly in highways and Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS). These are systems in which information and communication technologies are applied in the field of road transport, including infrastructure, vehicles and users, in traffic management and mobility management, as well as for interfaces with other modes of transport.



Consulting Engineers of Ontario to host its 2nd annual Queen’s Park Day

On Monday October 17, 2016, Consulting Engineers of Ontario will host its 2ndAnnual Queen’s Park Day. During the course of the day, CEO’s Board of Directors and staff will meet with Members of Provincial Parliament and senior staff to discuss issues concerning the industry and demonstrate to the province’s infrastructure agenda. 



2016 CISC National Steel Design Awards celebrate excellence in steel construction

 The Canadian Institute of Steel Construction (CISC) announced the winners of the biennial CISC National Steel Design Awards of Excellence in Toronto last week. The Awards were the culmination of a two-year competition that brought together regional winners from across the country in four award categories:  Architectural, Engineering, Sustainability and Bridges.



Dubai begins building 'world's tallest' tower

 Dubai began construction work Monday on a tower that will stand higher than its Burj Khalifa, which is currently the world's tallest skyscraper.



Winnipeg underpass designs on display at open house

The $155-million underpass, slated to be completed in 2019, aims to eliminate long traffic lineups at railway crossings on Waverley Street and Taylor Avenue.



2017 Ontario Consulting Engineering Awards Call for Entries Now Open

Consulting Engineers of Ontario is inviting its member firms across the province to submit entries for the 2017 Ontario Consulting Engineering Awards. Project entered must have been completed to the client’s satisfaction in the period from January 1, 2015 to September 30, 2016.  



Burns & McDonnell awarded SaskPower contract for the New Chinook Power Station

SaskPower has awarded a contract to Burns & McDonnell for comprehensive engineer/procure/construct (EPC) services for the new Chinook Power Station, a 350 megawatt (MW) natural gas-fired power facility to be located in Southwestern Saskatchewan. SaskPower is a provincial Crown Corporation and Saskatchewan's leading energy supplier.



WOOD WORKS! BC awards B.C. local governments for leadership in wood use in community projects

Leadership in structural and architectural wood use by local governments was recognized today at the Union of B.C. Municipalities Convention in Victoria, as Wood WORKS! BC announced the winners of the 2016 Community Recognition Awards. 



A look at how the construction industry is going digital

In an industry where practices have barely changed for decades, the building site of the future promises comprehensive online modeling, drones as surveyors and virtual-reality images of everything from building sites to commercial real estate.



Why we should be building smart infrastructure sensors

Our nation's infrastructure includes massive networks of highways, roadways, bridges, ports, railways, energy delivery systems and aviation. Every American is reliant on these networks, yet they need an enormous amount of upkeep. Failure to maintain infrastructure has a wide range of ramifications, from economics to safety concerns.



Edmonton's Walterdale Bridge to be delayed into 2017

In an update going to city council next week, city staff admit the bridge — which was originally supposed to open in fall 2015 — has been delayed into next year.






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