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Investments in Gordie Howe Bridge project ensure smooth cross-border flow of people and goods

The Government of Canada is making investments that will help create good middle-class jobs, promote trade and productivity, and grow the economy. The Gordie Howe International Bridge will ensure people and goods move safely and smoothly between Canada and the U.S., facilitating economic activity, growth, and prosperity on both sides of the border.  

PCL wins Excellence in Green Building award for Humber River Hospital

The Canada Green Building Council (CaGBC) awarded PCL Constructors Canada Inc. (Toronto) and its partners with its 2018 Excellence in Green Building: New Construction Institutional Award for Humber River Hospital (HRH), in recognition of the team's leadership in delivering a new construction project that exemplifies the merits of sustainable building.

Sennebogen machines at work on super-metro construction sites in Paris

The Grand Rapid Express is a group of six fully automated metro lines in Greater Paris to be completed by 2030. The project is planned to include 72 stations along its 205 km of tracks. Construction work commenced two years ago. The already existing fully automated lines will be upgraded and extended, and four completely new lines will be added. Many Sennebogen cranes and handling machines are already being used at the construction sites.

Surrey, North Dakota, wins 2018 Dire States grant from Case for citywide drainage control and flood mitigation projects

Case Construction Equipment has awarded the $25,000 Dire States Equipment Grant to Surrey, North Dakota, for much-needed road drainage revitalization and flood control projects throughout the city. Due to years of sudden urban planning and insufficient funding, several drainage-ways have filled with years of sediment, restricting natural run-off of storm water and yearly snowmelt. There are also several roads that require drainage ditches to be installed to prevent flooding. 

Watch: Earthcam captures Mercedes-Benz stadium construction time-lapse

EarthCam construction cameras have been onsite the Atlanta Falcons' new Mercedes-Benz Stadium since June 2014, capturing 900 megapixel panoramas daily. Witness the "rise up" of the new stadium and see 39 months of construction progress in less than 2 minutes. The HOK-designed stadium, built by Holder, Hunter, Russell, Moody, A Joint Venture, features 71,000 seats and an aperture-style retractable roof.

Volvo makes a splash in Colorado

Nestled in the Animas River Valley, surrounded by the San Juan Mountains is the city of Durango, Colorado. The region's evergreen forests and babbling creeks are adored by locals and nature enthusiasts alike; attracting a steady flow of holidaymakers throughout the year. With tourism the leading driver of Durango's economy, maintenance on local attractions, such as the Durango Whitewater Park, is necessary.

Crane Power: Infrastructure Project at the Suez Canal

A total of ten Liebherr duty cycle crawler cranes and crawler cranes are currently in operation at the Suez Canal as part of a multibillion project. A HS 8100 HD duty cycle crawler crane of the newest generation belonging to the German company Züblin is among the machines deployed to assist in the construction of two road tunnels under the Suez Canal near the city of Port Said in North Egypt. 

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Manufacturers join for project reducing impact of forest machines on soft soils

Together with European forest research organisations and SMEs, major international cut-to-length forest machine manufacturer Ponsse Plc and tracked utility vehicle manufacturer Prinoth SPA will join forces in OnTrack, a new EU Horizon 2020 Innovation Action. The purpose of the two-year project is to investigate alternative running gear in a form of a tracked chassis system that could reduce the impact of machines on forest soils, while maintaining or even improving productivity.

Watch: New video shows 58 Liebherr tower cranes working on the world's largest international airport

Liebherr has released aerial footage from the construction site of the world’s largest airport in Turkey. The new Istanbul Airport is to be built on a site of 7650 hectares in four phases by 2028, making it the largest airport in the world. The floor area of the main terminal alone is 130 hectares. The construction costs are estimated at over 10 billion euros.

Construction Climate Challenge funds new environmental research

The Construction Climate Challenge initiative (CCC), which promotes sustainability throughout the entire construction industry, has awarded funding to two innovative research projects that intend to reduce climate impact in construction. The chosen projects are the Implementation of Procurement Requirements for Sustainable Collaboration in Infrastructure (Impres) and the Carbon Infrastructure Transformation Tool (CITT) from the Swedish Royal Institute of Technology and the University of Edinburgh Business School, respectively.

Bentley Systems and Topcon join forces to advance cloud services for ‘constructioneering’

The Year in Infrastructure 2016 Conference Topcon Positioning Group, and Bentley Systems, a leading global provider of comprehensive software solutions for advancing infrastructure, announced their joint intentions to connect cloud services for constructioneering. During the keynote presentations, the companies’ CEOs presented new construction workflows designed to increase efficiency and productivity with enhanced integration between their respective cloud services.

Alberta Government signs contract with Mountain View Partners to design, build, operate and partially finance the Southwest Calgary Ring Road

The Alberta government signed a 35-year contract with Mountain View Partners to design, build, operate, and partially finance the Southwest Calgary Ring Road. The Design-Build-Finance-Operate (DBFO) contract is worth $1.42 billion in 2016 dollars. The Province will fund 60 percent of the capital construction cost which will be paid during the construction phase.

Manitowoc crawler fleet lifts new Dolphin stadium

Maxim Crane Works is employing a fleet of Manitowoc crawler cranes for its work on the construction of the new Miami Dolphins football stadium. The job began with four 660 USt Manitowoc 18000s, each equipped with a MAX-ER that brought their capacities to 826 USt. Then the Newport, Kentucky-based company added a 772 USt Manitowoc MLC650 to the jobsite. Often the cranes lifted together in tandem, with the heaviest load weighing 800 USt.

Massive breakers help create an artificial lake

At Chutes a Charny, just a few kilometres from Quebec City and the city of Levis, three Indeco breakers are digging an artificial lake and performing other earthworks involving the excavation of over 400,000 cubic metres of rock. This is part of a project to convert what was a well-known local campground into a modern resort covering 150,000 square metres featuring permanent and temporary lots for RVs and mobile homes, small prefab buildings and parking.

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Volvo paves the way for revolutionary asphalt alternative

Along the Appalachian Mountains from the Canadian–U.S. border to Tennessee runs Interstate 81 (I-81). Stretching for 1,376 km (855 miles), the route carries over 12 percent of the nation’s gross domestic product, and has subsequently been named the ‘trucker’s highway’. In recent years, hundreds of distribution warehouses have sprouted along this heavily trafficked corridor as Americans shift to online buying and demand shorter delivery times.

Manitowoc MLC650 keeps Montreal bridge replacement on track

Two Manitowoc MLC650s are working on a project to replace the Champlain Bridge, which spans the Saint Lawrence River in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. Signature on the Saint Lawrence Construction (SSLC) is the engineering consortium assigned to the task. The capacity and reduced ground preparation made possible by the MLC650’s VPC-MAX attachment – as well as the ease of use of its Crane Control System (CCS) – are helping the team stay on schedule.

North and south Inuvik Tuktoyaktuk Highway construction spreads join, concluding third winter of construction

The governments of Canada and the Northwest Territories are pleased to announce the joining of the north and south construction spreads of the Inuvik Tuktoyaktuk Highway, the first public highway to Canada's Arctic coast. The contractor has successfully joined the two construction spreads with a first layer of embankment material placed on April 7, 2016. Geotextile fabric and additional earthworks to bring the embankment up to grade will be put in place by the end the month.

Bermingham Foundation Solutions upgrades Port of Oshawa

The Port of Oshawa, Ontario is the region’s gateway to world markets through the St. Lawrence Seaway. This national deep-water port has handled over 500 vessels and shipped more than three million tonnes of cargo over the past decade. On average, the port handles $23 million worth of cargo annually, from salt and steel products to asphalt and grain.

Edmonton getting $1.67 billion downtown revitalization

Low oil prices in Alberta haven’t slammed the brakes on a major construction project turning heads in the provincial capital of Edmonton. The downtown core continues to be a beehive of activity as contractors and subtrades work towards their deadline of fall 2016 when the new Rogers Place Arena is scheduled to open in time for the 2016/2017 Edmonton Oilers hockey season.

EllisDon achieves financial close on Edmonton's Valley Line LRT Stage 1 project

TransEd Partners – a consortium made up of EllisDon, Bechtel, Bombardier and Fengate Capital Management – has achieved financial close on the Valley Line LRT Stage 1 project. TransEd Partners was selected by the City of Edmonton in late November as the preferred proponent to design, build, finance, operate, maintain and supply vehicles for the project. The Valley Line LRT Stage 1 project is a Public-Private Partnership (P3) that includes a five-year Design-Build stage and a 30-year operation and maintenance (O&M) term. The contract is valued at $1.8 billion in Net Present Value.

WF Botkin builds bridges with SDLG

Capital management is the hallmark of any successful construction company. Investments in equipment are expensive, and every machine must generate return on its investment. An expensive machine left idling can become a financial albatross for a small business.

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Watch this: first Liebherr 710 HC-L luffing crane erected on MoMA Tower jobsite

The first Liebherr luffing crane 710 HC-L 32/64 Litronic has been erected on the MoMA Tower jobsite in New York City and has just started its work. Together with a second 710 HC‑L (that will be delivered mid 2016) the two tower cranes will help to build the 76-story building in Midtown Manhattan. With a height of 320 m (1,050 feet), the skyscraper will be one of the highest buildings in the city. Both cranes are leased from the North American Liebherr dealer Morrow to the contractor Sorbara Construction, Lynbrook, New York.

Manitowoc joins National Science Foundation–backed research project focused on jobsite safety

Manitowoc Cranes will participate in a new project focused on safety of construction workers on jobsites. The company will collaborate with the National Science Foundation (NSF), the Association of Equipment Manufacturers (AEM), High Industries Inc., the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and Pennsylvania State University, to create a new cyber-physical operation system (CPS) for construction equipment.

Schwing pumping world’s tallest building

At more than 3,281 feet the Kingdom Tower in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, will be the tallest building in the world after its scheduled completion in 2020. The observation deck, which will offer a breathtaking view at a height of 630 metres, will break another world record. The skyscraper is part of a new urban development project in Kingdom City, in the North of Jeddah.

Site C construction reaches 100-day mark

This week marks 100 days of construction on the Site C Clean Energy Project in northeast B.C. In the first 100 days of construction, work crews have been undertaking site preparation activities, including: clearing trees and vegetation at the dam site, upgrading public roads, building access roads at the dam site, constructing a 1,600-person worker accommodation facility, excavation and slope stabilization and starting work on a temporary construction bridge across the Peace River.

Trenching Above the Arctic Circle

Rohl Enterprises is dealing with challenging soil conditions, extreme weather, an isolated jobsite, special environmental considerations – and more – during a two-year fibreoptic installation in northern Canada that extends above the Arctic Circle. Not that it bothers the company.

Expanding Canada’s Third Busiest Port

The Port of Sept-Îles, located in Quebec at the entrance to the St. Lawrence Seaway, is the gateway for iron ore shipped from mining operations in the Labrador Trough, a 160- by 1,600-km belt of ore spanning Quebec and Labrador. Along with iron ore, the port also handles aluminum, petroleum coke, limestone and other basic materials. Combined, some 23 million tonnes of bulk cargo move across the port’s 13 berths annually.

Connor, Clark & Lunn Infrastructure Invests in Sakwi Creek Hydro Project

Connor, Clark & Lunn Infrastructure has announced an investment in the 5.5 megawatt Sakwi Creek Hydro Project, a run-of-river hydro-electric project located just northwest of Agassiz, British Columbia. Connor, Clark & Lunn Infrastructure and its partner, WindRiver Power Corporation (WindRiver), also announced the closing of approximately $17 million in long-term debt financing for the Project, the first in a portfolio of hydro projects that Connor, Clark & Lunn Infrastructure and WindRiver expect to finance together.

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