First Nations Projects Coalition supports Fort Nelson power project
The board of the First Nations Major Projects Coalition announced today that it will provide capacity support to the Clarke Lake Geothermal Project as requested by Fort Nelson First Nation in British Columbia. The project involves taking hot water from depth at a former natural gas well and bringing it to the surface to generate electricity. The project will produce between seven to 15 megawatts of electricity on a year-round basis.
Water infrastructure builds on the rise
Statistics Canada reported this morning that according to Canada’s Core Public Infrastructure Survey, construction of water assets of all types accelerated in 2017 and 2018. An average of approximately 13,000 kilometres of new linear water assets were built per year in 2017 and 2018, compared with 6,000 kilometres per year from 2000 to 2016. On average, around 1,590 non-linear water facilities (pump and lift stations, reservoirs and storage tanks, treatment facilities and other end-of-pipe facilities) were constructed each year during 2017 and 2018, compared with approximately 1,200 facilities per year from 2000 to 2016.
Astound Group moves to Burlington
Astound Group announced this morning it will officially be shifting Canadian operations from premises in Oakville, Ont. to a larger facility in Burlington, Ont. The new facility doubles Astound’s square footage and offers a broader range of services including project management, development, engineering and design services; collaborative 3D printing, robotics and digital-manufacturing studio; architectural metalwork, metal systems and ornamental architectural forms; an expanded millwork shop with team of carpenters; and architectural fabrics and upholstery.
Osgoode offers upgrades on design project risk
Osgoode Professional Development has released details of its next sessions offering training on design project risk. The sessions will be held Dec. 4 and 11. Module One provides training in Foundations in Contracts and Practical Risk Management while Module Two looks at Managing the Design Services Contract and Key Risks.