May 17, 2022


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Study finds COR leads to safer workplaces, lower injury rates in Ontario

A new study finds the Certificate of Recognition (COR) certification leads to safer workplaces and a reduction in injury rates in Ontario.

Christopher McLeod, associate professor at the University of British Columbia, and his research team explored the impact COR has on injury rates in Ontario. McLeod presented the preliminary findings during his presentation, Does COR certification in Ontario lead to safer workplaces? at the Ontario General Contractors Association’s annual Leadership Day, held May 6 in Vaughan, Ont. The first objective of the study, funded by the Infrastructure Health and Safety Association (IHSA), was determine if COR is associated with lower firm-level injury rates when compared to similar firms.

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CIB to fund retrofitting of buildings to net zero carbon emissions standards

With a $136.6-million investment from the Canada Infrastructure Bank, Canadian real estate company Dream is embarking on a decarbonization initiative that will see 19 buildings across Toronto and Saskatoon transformed to net zero. As real estate accounts for nearly 40 per cent of greenhouse gas emissions, Dream’s efforts underscore the critical role real estate companies play in developing creative solutions that meaningfully and effectively tackle the climate crisis.

The investment from the Canada Infrastructure Bank is part of its Commercial Building Retrofits Initiative and Dream is the first real estate company in Canada to receive funds under the Initiative.

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Altus Group acquires Rethink Solutions

Toronto-based Altus Group recently announced it has acquired Rethink Solutions of Toronto.

Altus Group serves the real estate industry as a consultant and Rethink develops property tax and real estate expense management software, stated a release. The deal was completed May 1.

Established in 2001 in Toronto, Rethink serves owners and occupiers of multi-property real estate portfolios in managing multi-jurisdictional property tax processes.

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WSP Global beats earnings expectations as it locks down large projects

WSP Global Inc. boosted profits and revenue last quarter, beating expectations as it secured key project wins across three continents.

The engineering firm also enjoyed organic backlog growth of nearly 16 per cent to $11 billion in its first quarter.

The increase came as it locked down contracts tied to Ontario’s GO Transit expansion plans, an offshore energy hub in the Adriatic Sea and a hospital redevelopment in Melbourne, Australia.

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Driving Connection and Sustainability at Procore’s Spring Innovation Summit 2022

We recently held Procore’s Spring Innovation Summit 2022, during which Procore leaders and industry experts unveiled the latest product updates, discussed construction’s role in improving the climate crisis, and explained why connecting preconstruction to a complete construction platform is essential.

The summit kicked off with Kristy McKnight, our vice president of product for Preconstruction Solutions, and Aaron Lober, senior product marketing manager for Preconstruction, reviewing key product updates: vendor selection, assessing scope and cost, and design coordination.

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Graham wins contract to replace Yukon’s Nisutlin Bay Bridge

The Yukon government’s Nisutlin Bay Bridge replacement project has been awarded to Graham Infrastructure LP for $160 million.

The new Nisutlin Bay Bridge will be the largest capital project in Yukon history. An important crossing to the community, the bridge serves as a critical transportation link for the territory. An important landmark for the community of Teslin, the bridge is a key gateway to the Yukon and a critical transportation link along the Alaska Highway. In 2019, the Government of Yukon and the Teslin Tlingit Council signed a project charter for the bridge replacement.

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Bartlett joins Turner & Townsend’s Canadian team

Turner & Townsend has hired Julian Bartlett as its head of infrastructure for Canada where he will develop and execute a long-term growth strategy for the firm’s Canadian Infrastructure business.

He joins the Canadian operation from the company’s Global Head Office in the United Kingdom. Turner & Townsend is an independent professional services company specializing in program management, project management, cost and commercial management and consulting.

With more than 25 years of experience in commercial management, Bartlett has worked on a wide range of infrastructure projects in the United Kingdom and was led the commercial and controls team at London’s Heathrow Airport.

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RESCON’s Dibe recognized for diversity efforts for the construction industry

Amina Dibe, manager of government and stakeholder relations with the Residential Construction Council of Ontario (RESCON), was recently named winner of the 2022 Community Benefits Champion Award at the Toronto Community Benefits Network Building Diversity Awards.

The awards recognize leadership in diversity, equity and inclusion in the construction industry. RESCON is a sponsor of the event. Dibe is chair of the Anti-Racism Roundtable, a coalition of more than 50 people representing 20 different groups, including management, labour, sub-trades, post-secondary training partners, government and health and safety professionals that are working together to address racism in the construction industry.

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Exclusive Discount for TCA Members on publishing Certificates of Substantial Performance (CSPs) in the Daily Commercial News (DCN)!

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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**IMPORTANT: To apply the discount, please mention the offer at the time of order placement.**
TCIC Upcoming Courses
May 17 | Tuesday | 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM EST

Microsoft Project 4-Webinar series (4 Gold Seal credits, evening)
May 18, 25, Jun 1 & 8 | Wednesday | 6:30 PM – 9:30 PM EST

Close Out a Construction Project (1 Gold Seal credit, 1 spot left)
May 25 & 26 | Wednesday & Thursday | 12:00 PM – 3:00 PM EST

Excel for Construction – Basic (1 Gold Seal credit)
May 25 & June 1 | Wednesday | 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM EST

For more details, please click here, or contact: 
Faith Chen, Senior Manager, TCIC/Professional Development