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Honouring Canada’s best public-private partnerships

A 500-km (311-mi) long transmission line boosting power to northeastern Alberta and an Ontario university student housing project are among the winners of this year’s National Awards for Innovation and Excellence in Public-Private Partnerships from The Canadian Council for Public-Private Partnerships (CCPPP).

The five infrastructure projects were selected for breaking new ground in how public-private partnerships (P3s) are built or financed, as well as their impact on boosting the …

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Construction and silicosis: What you need to know

According to the International Labour Organization (ILO), an estimated 160 million people suffer from work-related diseases, with some two million dying annually as a result. About eight per cent of these occupational disease deaths can be directly attributed to respiratory complications. What exactly is silicosis, though, and what should design/construction professionals know to help reduce its impact on those in the industry?

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