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Pomerleau

Stadium projects can be among the most challenging construction efforts. In Ottawa, Ottawa Sports and Entertainment Group (OSEG) and the Eastern Canada construction firm Pomerleau are in the midst of renovating...
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Percon Construction

Students in the southeastern Ontario town of Petawawa will be in for a treat when they return to class after the 2014 summer holiday. An entirely new school building housing kindergarten through 12th grade...
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Morley Hoppner Ltd.

To make ice, a lot of heat has to be removed from water and its surroundings. Formally called “waste heat,” in recent years designers of ice rinks have devised methods of utilizing this resource. In...
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EllisDon

One of Canada’s largest contractors is playing a role in the ongoing redevelopment effort in one of the country’s largest urban areas. EllisDon last year began work on the Mill Woods Library, Senior...
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Brewster Travel Canada

The award-winning Glacier Skywalk, a one-of-a-kind tourist attraction developed by Brewster Travel Canada and approved by Parks Canada, is finally complete and ready to open to guests this May. After more...
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Profiles

W.M. Fares Group

Family owned W.M. Fares Group has stayed successful for 30 years by providing quality work, Vice President of Operation Maurice Fares says. “In our business, it’s simple to build something quickly...
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Ventana Construction – Mountain Equipment Co-Op Headquarters

Mountain Equipment Co-Op (MEC) was founded in 1971, well before it was trendy to be environmentally conscious. In fact, the outdoor retailer created by Vancouver mountaineers was in many ways at the forefront...
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Manshield Construction – McPhillips Station Casino Parkade

Manshield Construction is growing its reputation for integrity and on-time and on-budget performance through its work on a portion of a large casino expansion project. The company in December 2012 started...
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EllisDon – Hillside Shopping Centre

Boasting more than 100 shops and services, the Hillside Shopping Centre is one of the biggest drivers of economic activity for the community of Victoria, British Columbia, and it’s only getting bigger....
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EllisDon – Halifax Central Library

The city of Halifax, Nova Scotia, is hard at work on a new library facility that it believes will become an important hub for the city, and EllisDon is helping it realize that vision. The new Halifax Central...
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Green Acoustics

Post-occupancy evaluations reveal that the acoustics in sustainable commercial interiors are typically worse than that of their traditional counterparts. The United States Green Building Council (USGBC)...
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Management Evolution

Following its acquisition of Lehman Brothers, Barclays Capital faced the challenge of integrating the two companies. The project involved locations in North America, South America and Canada and included...
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Greater Rewards

Although the current economic climate presents significant challenges for some businesses, it is an opportune time for well-managed and well-financed companies to consider a strategic acquisition that...
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Building the Perfect App

Today, more than ever, builders, architects and their partners are constantly on the go, and the offices for these professionals are most often their job sites. That being said, it makes sense to connect...
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Smarter Buildings

We Canadians love to blame  our cars or the energy sector for the continued rise in greenhouse gas emissions and our associated “D” ranking for these emissions per capita worldwide. Yet, there’s...
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Residential

Windmill Development Group

More than one decade has passed since Windmill Development Group was founded with the intent to become the greenest mixed-use urban developer in North America. To this day, the company has not strayed...
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Teeple Architects/Symmetry Developments

Just as certain artists find they bring out the best in each other when they collaborate, certain developers and architects find that good things happen when they work together. That’s been true of Symmetry...
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Skyrider Developments/Windermere Properties

Derek Prue started building houses as something to fill the offseason while he was a professional hockey player, building one or two homes a year. After he retired from the sport, however, the work he...
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Pianosi Development Corp.

While certain major metropolitan areas in North America experienced a downturn in demand for residential construction, Toronto’s market stayed relatively unharmed in recent years, according to Pianosi...
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Lake Placid Developments/Newland Construction

If you want something done right, the best way to ensure it is to do it yourself, and that’s the principle that has guided Calgary’s Lake Placid Developments on its second major project. The firm,...
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Power & Infrastructure

The Regional Municipality of York - Duffin Creek Water Pollution Control Plant expansion

Every community needs safe and reliable wastewater infrastructure. The Regional Municipality of York in Ontario, Canada, continuously works to improve its wastewater infrastructure to support the region’s...
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Ketchikan Public Utilities

In southeast Alaska, Ketchikan Public Utilities and the Southeast Alaska Power Agency are constructing a new 4.6 MW hydroelectric facility to supply the region’s growing power needs. It will serve Ketchikan,...
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District of Saanich

Construction projects inherently come with an element of compromise, especially when it comes to public projects. Instead of being all things to one person, these projects tend to be many things to many...
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Carillion Canada

The need for electrical capacity created by the growth of high-rise residential and other development in downtown Toronto will soon be met. Contractor Carillion Canada began work in May on the $195 million...
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Voith Hydro – Upgrade of G.M. Shrum Generating Station

When 23 percent of BC Hydro’s hydroelectric power is being supplied by the largest dam in British Columbia, shutting down even one turbine for the six to seven months required to replace it requires...
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Architecture

Endri Poletti Architect

Endri Poletti has a background most travel buffs would envy. Born in Italy, Poletti’s family immigrated to Canada when he was 10 years old. After finishing school, he went to Israel as part of a design...
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Glotman Simpson

Unique architectural designs – say, with slanted columns or cantilevered façades – wouldn’t be possible without the ingenuity of structural engineering, especially where seismic events have to be...
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RAFII Architects Inc.

RAFII Architects Inc. strives to make developers and end-users smile, owner Foad Rafii says. “We like to see them both happy,” he says. “That’s our goal and we work hard towards that. “RAFII...
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NFOE et associés architectes

Celebrating a century of success isn’t something every company gets to do. That is why 2012 is a big milestone for NFOE et associés architectes, a Montreal-based architectural practice. NFOE has become...
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Rubin and Rotman Associates

Rubin and Rotman Associates have designed a great variety of structures for all types of functions and clients. Currently, the architectural firm has two different multifamily residential projects under...
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