The recipients of the 2017 Manitoba Excellence in Sustainability Awards demonstrate private and public-sector organizations recognize and embrace their responsibility to promote sustainability in the province. The 2017 Champion for Sustainability is ft3 Architecture Landscape Interior Design.
Last month, Indigenous and Municipal Relations Minister Eileen Clarke and Association of Manitoba Municipalities (AMM) president Chris Goertzen announced the province’s 2017 Municipal Road and Bridge Program.
According to the most recent iteration of the quarterly Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) Canada Construction Survey, industry weaknesses in the energy, private industrial and commercial, and public-housing sectors is being counterbalanced by growth in infrastructure and other varieties of public construction.
Following the completion of the secondary-share offering of Hydro One, the government of Ontario will dedicate almost $2 billion in gross proceeds to infrastructure investments and pay down debt. The net revenue gains from the Hydro One sale will go to Trillium Trust to help fund infrastructure construction and enhancements intended to create jobs and strengthen the economy.
A recent survey by the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) revealed the construction industry shares conflicting opinions on the state of infrastructure in Canada. Dropping oil prices are affecting construction investment—especially in Alberta—but it is being partly offset by greater investment in infrastructure at both the federal and (some) provincial levels.
The Canadian Construction Association (CCA) released “Informing the Future: The 2016 Canadian Infrastructure Report Card,” which demonstrates the urgent need for sustained strategic infrastructure investment across Canadian municipalities.
The Mowat Centre, an independent Ontarian public-policy think-tank, published its latest report, “From the Ground Up: The Role of Local Governments in Building Canada’s Economic Infrastructure.” In it, the group examines the link between public infrastructure, economic competitiveness, and the role of local government, while providing recommendations on how best to address Canada’s infrastructure gap.
The Canadian Centre for Economic Analysis (CANCEA) recently released a study that examined the long-term economic impact of Ontario’s 10-year, $130-billion infrastructure plan and found investment will be much greater than previously expected.
Just as important as any other element in a construction project, the selection of the right formwork greatly affects the project’s schedule, labour requirements, quality, and total cost. Over the years, formwork moulds have evolved from traditional job-built timber to pre-engineered systems composed of a combination of steel, aluminum, manufactured timber, plywood, and plastics.