July 13, 2021

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Proposal to Amend Ontario Regulation 213/91 - Construction Projects to Modernize the Notice of Project Requirements

The Ministry of Labour, Training and Skills Development is proposing to modernize the Notice of Project (NOP) requirement under O. Reg. 213/91- Construction Projects by potentially replacing the $50,000 monetary threshold with an expanded list of hazard-based triggers in order to continue to identify high-risk construction projects and protect the health and safety of construction workers.

The ministry is also proposing to move various other notice requirements throughout the regulation into a single section of the regulation for easier reference.

For more information on the proposal please visit the Government of Ontario’s Regulatory Registry
How the lumber industry misread Covid and ended up with a global shortage and sky-high prices

A pandemic surge in home buying and renovation sent lumber prices soaring. They may never return to normal, experts say.

As home building and renovation soared amid pandemic lockdowns, the price of lumber rocketed from around $400 per thousand board feet in February 2020 to an all-time high of over $1,600 in early May. Prices have since fallen to the $800 range — still nearly double their pre-pandemic rates — in what could potentially be the new level for the near term.

Click here, to read the full Press Release.
EllisDon appoints new vice-president to oversee Calgary Buildings Group

EllisDon’s Calgary Buildings Group will be helmed by a newly-appointed vice-president and area manager.

The Canadian contractor said July 6 it has tapped Sean Dekoning, who has spent nearly two decades with EllisDon, to head the business unit in Alberta’s largest city.

Dekoning signed on as an estimator with EllisDon in 2004 after completing the civil engineering technology program at the Southern Alberta Institute of Technology (SAIT). 

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Broccolini starts early works on Cambridge warehouse project

Quebec-based Broccolini has announced that preliminary work has begun towards construction of a warehouse distribution centre on Old Mill Road in Cambridge, Ont.

A recent release stated that permits to perform grading work from the City of Cambridge and the Grand River Conservation Authority have been received and a formal site plan application will be submitted in the coming weeks before the official groundbreaking will take place.

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Aecon, Oscar Renda win $272M contract to upgrade Winnipeg sewage plant

Aecon Group Inc. and Oscar Renda Contracting of Canada Inc. will take on the first phase of a years-long upgrade project at Winnipeg’s largest sewage treatment plant.

The Canadian contractor said July 7 that the City of Winnipeg had awarded the Red River Solutions joint venture a $272 million design-build contract for the Headworks Facilities Project at the North End Sewage Treatment Plant (NEWPCC).

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CaGBC’s sustainable lens on Ottawa’s Centre Block rehabilitation

Public Services and Procurement Canada (PSPC) shared more details on the Centre Block, renovation in Ottawa, Ont. The update drives home the immense effort underway to restore and modernize Canada’s most iconic building, Canada Green Building Council (CaGBC) said in a press release. The 10-year project sets out to preserve Centre Block’s historical and architectural heritage while ensuring the structure and the new Welcome Centre meets the needs of Canadians for generations.

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Mississauga community centre, library receive $45 million for construction

The Ontario government is contributing more than $45 million to support reconstruction of the South Common Community Centre and Library in Mississauga.

The new community centre will have expanded indoor and outdoor fitness spaces, an aquatics centre and a new gymnasium. This is in addition to a new 16,000 square-foot library and multi-purpose rooms for the Mississauga community.

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Important TCA Updates
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All certificates and notices published in the Daily Commercial News (DCN) are a flat fee of $300 (plus tax). Special Affinity Pricing of $200 per certificate is available to all ConstructConnect subscribers and TCA members.
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TCIC Upcoming Courses
Jul. 20 & 21 | Tuesday & Wednesday | 1:00 PM – 4:30 PM EST

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Faith Chen, Senior Manager, TCIC/Professional Development