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House Plans and Copyright

SOMETIMES IT DOESN'T PAY TO "SHOP AROUND"

By Steven Z. Raber, Fillmore Riley LLP

 

The Ecklands, an Ontario couple, wanted to build a new house. They had a sense of what they wanted in their new home and looked for a builder. That led them to Oakcraft, a builder of custom homes in their area.

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Go Pound Sand

THE RAPID IMPACT COMPACTION SYSTEM

By Neil Isenegger, P. Eng., GeoSolv Design/Build Inc.

 

As challenging soil sites become the norm, the search is on for innovative and cost-effective methods to support new building construction. When spread footings simply don’t work, traditional approaches to poor soils such as over-excavation and replacement or deep foundation systems can be costly, time-consuming and cumbersome.

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Working at Heights

TRENDS AND ADVANCEMENT

By Jenn Miller, Occupational Safety Group

 

When it comes to working at heights trends and advancements in Canada, changes have been made at a slow, steady pace. In general, the trends and advancements have been for the betterment of the fall protection wearer, usually focusing on increasing comfort and safety. Some of the most notable recent trends include training standards set by the Ministry of Labour in Ontario, advancements in equipment and increased enforcement.

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Turncot Interchange

REVITALIZING A MAJOR MONTREAL TRANSPORTATION NODE IS "A HUGE 3D PUZZLE"

By Sarah B. Hood

 

The Turcot Interchange is the gateway to southwestern Montreal. Since freight and passengers entering the island city by rail or road have a limited choice of routes, more than 300,000 vehicles per day pass through this dense transportation network. It is the connection point for three highways, access to the Champlain Bridge and the ground route to Montréal-Pierre Elliott Trudeau International Airport. Montreal’s main rail lines also pass through the area.

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Pier Modification for Highway Bridge

HEADQUARTERED IN CALGARY, MASTEC HAS COMPLETED PROJECTS BEYOND WESTERN CANADA IN NEWFOUNDLAND, NOVA SCOTIA AND MANITOBA, AS WELL AS SOUTH OF THE BORDER IN NORTH DAKOTA AND WYOMING

By Lisa Kopochinski

 

MasTec Canada may be a relatively young company, – having formed in early 2017 through the merger of six construction companies in Western Canada – but it’s already boasting an impressive array of projects in the industrial, institutional and commercial sectors across the country.

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Going Underground

HOW A BC HYDRO PROJECT ON VANCOUVER ISLAND IS ENHANCING PUBLIC SAFETY WHILE ALSO BENEFITIING THE ENVIRONMENT

By Mark Halsall

 

The John Hart Generating Station just outside the city of Campbell River, B.C., has been helping to power Vancouver Island for more than 70 years. To ensure the continued delivery of clean, reliable energy for many more years to come, the timeworn facility will soon be replaced by a brand-new generating station slated to begin operation later this year.

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Piling Canada is the premier national voice for the Canadian deep foundation construction industry. Each issue is dedicated to providing readers with current and informative editorial, including project updates, company profiles, technological advancements, safety news, environmental information, HR advice, pertinent legal issues and more.