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Bondfield receives court protection from creditors as surety claims mount to record levels

Bondfield Construction Company Ltd. has been granted court protection from its creditors as it faces more than 200 lawsuits and creditor claims, while its surety provider provides funds to keep the business open and allow it to complete current projects. The claims reported by Zurich Insurance Company Ltd. have reached more than $471 million by […]
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Ontario’s Bill 66 opens public sector work to non-union contractors, arousing joy or ire, depending on ideology

The passage of legislation on April 2 that frees several Ontario municipalities from a requirement to work only with specific unionized construction contractors has received reactions that vary depending the ideological spectrum. The Ford government’s omnibus Bill 66 includes a provision that frees municipalities from their classification as a “construction employer”. Under provincial labor law, […]

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DCC’s Dave Burley receives 2019 GCAO Integrity and Ethics Award

The General Contractors Association of Ottawa (GCAO) has named Dave Burley from Defence Construction Canada (DCC) as its 2019 Integrity and Ethics Award winner. Burley, DCC’s national service line leader, contract management and real property management services, is a rare time an owner’s representative has been named for the award, said GCAO first vice-president Bruce […]
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NCHCA celebrates success at AGM and prepares new resources and programs

The National Capital Heavy Construction Association (NCHCA) reported growth and success in its 2018 fiscal year at its Annual General Meeting on April 4. Incoming president Stephen Goodman said the association’s membership increased by approximately 10 per cent during the year, with 18 new and associate members. The NCHCA is implementing a three-year business plan, […]
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Floor coverings: Much more challenging than you might think, says NFCA CEO

If you thought floor coverings are one of the simplest and easiest aspects of the overall construction process, your perceptions would undoubtedly change after listening to Chris Maskell, chief executive officer of the National Floor Covering Association (NFCA). Maskell, speaking to a meeting of Ottawa’s Construction Specifications Canada (CSC) chapter in March, outlined the challenges […]
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