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Removing a large water intake and concrete pier poses environmental challenges

Now in its seventh year, the Keeyask Generation Project has managed a number of location-specific challenges. One such challenge occurred when water in a 60 cm pipe in the intake froze, damaging a 2.5 metre thick concrete pier. To minimize impact to the overall project, Keeyask managers opted to use hydrodemolition to remove the damaged section.
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Ontario’s AG to investigate process that passed Bill 197 to streamline EAs

Twelve environmental groups are sounding the alarm on newly passed Ontario legislation that made sweeping changes to environmental laws without public consultation in the...
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Alberta grants $150M for 55 water, wastewater projects in small municipalities

$137 million is allocated for improvements to water supply, treatment facilities, upgrades to wastewater services such as lagoons, berms, sewage treatment.
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Using ROVs to image underwater infrastructure for structural integrity

Imaging civil infrastructure underwater for structural assessments and reporting is achieved by an ROV in a very efficient and safe way. Engineers do not have to worry about hiring a dive crew and the health and safety implications and liability that can pose.
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What role can infrastructure play in the global economic recovery?

Michael S. Burke, chairman and CEO of AECOM, looks at how infrastructure plays a key role in the global economic recovery from the coronavirus, and draws from past examples that can serve as inspiration.
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Michigan dams fail in wake of violation history, lost license

After a massive rainstorm surged through Michigan last week causing two hydro dams to fail, residents engulfed in a flooding emergency are gradually learning...
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New funding round underway for FCM asset management program

With nearly 600 municipal road, building and wastewater projects under its belt since 2017, the Federation of Canadian Municipalities’ (FCM) Municipal Asset Management Program...
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Virtual open houses underway for Selkirk’s spring water construction projects

Virtual open houses are a creative solution for residents of Selkirk, Manitoba, to get a socially-distanced glimpse of the nearly $3-million worth of water...

Growing chorus joins FCM call for $10B in COVID-19 emergency funding

From turning arenas into safe shelters to deferring property taxes or user fees, new data from the Federation of Canadian Municipalities (FCM) shows that...
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Canada releases document highlighting essential roles in infrastructure

A new non-binding federal guidance document is helping to inform the public and employers about infrastructure services and functions deemed essential as Canada attempts...
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