Growing pains

Communities rush to meet the challenges of

It's around 8:30 on a frigid moonlit January morning on the north side of Fort McMurray. Two construction workers are unloading precast concrete beams from the back of a semi- trailer at a sprawling apartment-condominium complex.

Can Alberta handle a nuke plant?

A look at what might be involved if the province's first proposed nuclear power plant gets the green light

The announcement of a potential nuclear power plant in the Peace River region raises all sorts of interesting questions for Alberta's construction industry.

Calgary's Canstruction builds on previous years

Calgary's best and brightest engineers, architects, designers and constructors have put their artistic can-do to the test. The third annual Canstruction charity event showcases elaborate artistic sculptures made of canned goods and other non-perishables destined for the Calgary Inter-Faith Food Bank.

A boom of their own

Good times for the oil industry drive commercial and retail construction

The boom in oilsands development in northeastern Alberta, which has seen $8 to $12 billion worth of industrial construction annually in recent years, has coincided with a residential and commercial construction boom. It's especially apparent in cities like Edmonton, Calgary, and Red Deer.

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