Tag Archives: Industrial

Private construction activity slows as demand weakens

Private commercial and industrial construction activity in Canada fell in the second quarter while housing activity moderated, according to the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS). However, the infrastructure sector showed continuing strength, and a majority of the qualified professionals responding to the group’s “Q2 2016 Canadian Construction Market Survey” are optimistic about its outlook in the year ahead.

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The kitimat modernization project

In 2009, Montréal-based international corporation Rio Tinto Alcan began the process of modernizing its aluminium smelter located in Kitimat, B.C. To provide space for the new smelter, several existing facilities were dismantled and the area was cleared. Additionally, two lodging camps for workers were built.

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