Join us for the 2021 CCGA International Damage Prevention Symposium held virtually from November 16 - 18, 2021
This event is a signature event for the CCGA attracting over 265+ damage prevention management professionals and decision makers from across Canada including stakeholder groups such as oil and gas, municipalities, telecommunications, emergency management, electrical transmission/distribution, surveyors and provincial regulators.
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Source: Trenchless Pedia
Site investigation may be considered the most important part of any project, because without it, projects are likely to run into unexpected problems.
Source: Utility Contractor
Vacuum excavators are versatile machines that can aid in a variety of construction jobsite applications, from safe digging around facilities to spoils removal. However, there are a number of critical components of the trailer and truck-mounted vacuum excavators to keep an eye on to get the most out of your machine.
Source: ESE Magazine
The northern Ontario City of Thunder Bay is looking to become the second Canadian municipality to pave its roads with the complex organic polymer lignin, an experimental “green asphalt” that is a forestry byproduct from the pulp making process.
Source: Link 2 Build
To make this transition in time, projects big and small must be built at an unprecedented pace, while providing a stabilizing force to counterbalance the shocks that individual communities will face.
From 1996 to 2006, the industry was gas plants and coal plants. From 2006, for the next 10 to 12 years, it was almost exclusively wind and solar projects being built.
Now, it’s a lot of geothermal heating and cooling energy storage, whether that’s large-scale batteries, or compressed air energy storage, or other innovative technologies.
Source: World Nuclear News
It is our belief that Ontario Power Generation's grid SMR deployment programme, coupled with Canada's licensing framework, the capability of the Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission and the strength of the Canadian nuclear industry supply chain (heavy equipment, instrumentation, services, fuel) awards Canada the status of the most credible SMR deployment programme in democratic nations. There is a strong technology and know-how export potential from Canada to Europe if the right decisions are made and attention is paid to the needs and circumstances of potential export markets.
Paul McLauchlin is tired of MLAs knocking on his door before provincial elections, asking him if there are any local construction projects he'd like to announce.
"It's not that simple," said McLauchlin, president of the Rural Municipalities Association. "Just running around with a big fake cheque out there."
Source: Canadian Architect
Using downtown Toronto as a test bed, Toronto 2030 District researchers map out the costs and logistics—for building owners and cities—for getting to zero operational carbon in the buildings sector.
Source: Burns Lake Lake District News
The Canadian Institute for Climate Choices is warning in its publication Sink or Swim, that if these industries and federal and provincial governments don’t acknowledge that change is coming and prepare for it, there could be devastating consequences.
Source: CBS News
Marquette, Michigan, spent $3 million to rebuild a shattered stretch of road 300 feet away from its increasingly unpredictable neighbor, Lake Superior.
The area's sewerage district is replacing concrete channels built in the 1960s with more natural creeks to try to prevent future flooding.
Facebook's Oregon Internet Cable Project Alienated Its Neighbors and Led to New Regulations Being Passed
Source: Daily KOS
Last week, Insider published a lengthy article detailing the many missteps Facebook made in its Edge Cable project running under the Pacific Ocean from the Oregon coast.
Source: Electrical Contractor
The biggest changes to energy infrastructure in more than a century are happening right now. According to the U.S. Energy Information Administration and Wood Mackenzie, the share of renewable energy in the United States is expected to double by 2050, and the installed base of energy storage systems worldwide is expected to grow 27 times by the end of this decade.
Source: TB News Watch
Pat Murphy, the president of PDR Contracting and Concrete Walls, says he wanted to leave a legacy project that Thunder Bay residents and visitors could enjoy for decades to come.
Source: Modern Mississauga
Today it can be hard to fathom that the area that is now Erindale Park was, for over 30 years, mostly submerged under water.
Source: Freight Waves
Areas between navigable waterways meant costly and time-consuming portage; freight had to be carried by horses or horse-drawn wagons. There were few roads at that time, and most would be considered only rough trails today. Journeys were difficult and time-consuming.
As the first major canals were constructed, they provided key economies of scale for inland transportation. On average, a horse was able to carry one-eighth of a ton, while a canal barge could carry 30 tons