"We’re being very, very careful on where we invest, making sure that it’s strategic" Hamilton-Oshawa Port Authority (HOPA) executive Jonathan Wetselaar delivered the goods at a recent Hamilton construction forum, outlining 11 projects large and small that are slated to go to tender in the first half of this year in addition to several engineering jobs. Highlights of Wetselaar’s presentation to guests attending the Hamilton-Halton Construction Association’s Construction Forecast included a Hamilton Harbour Maintenance Dredging project, a rehabilitation job of Pier 14 Wharf and construction of a Pier 15 Steel Transload Facility. Click here for the full article [...]
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"Massive Construction Projects in the pipeline for Hamilton" "It looks like a bright construction picture for Hamilton over the next few years. That was the message as several construction and infrastructure leaders met at the Michelangelo banquet Hall on January 19 to discuss upcoming projects. Hosted by Hamilton Halton Construction Association (HHCA) the meeting featured presentations from Slate Asset Management, Hamilton Water, Hamilton Oshawa Port Authority (HOPA), McMaster and Mohawk post-secondary schools, and Construct Connect. Steve Dejonckheere, Senior Vice President of Slate, a global investment and asset management firm focused on real estate and infrastructure, spoke about the [...]
"Slate unveils early projects in Stelco lands development" "Slate Asset Management recently offered a first glimpse of plans for the redevelopment of 700 acres of prime industrial/commercial land on the former Stelco property on Hamilton Harbour to a local construction audience keen with anticipation. Slate senior vice-president Steve Dejonckheere told delegates attending the Hamilton-Halton Construction Association’s Construction Forecast event Jan. 19 that early projects such as hotspot remediation could get underway within a year, master planning with the City of Hamilton is in progress and short-term repurposing of about 160,000 square feet of existing shops with high ceiling [...]
"Residences to help solve McMaster’s housing crunch" "With lack of student housing now a significant problem, Hamilton, Ont.’s McMaster University is taking two leaps forward with major projects set to open this year and in 2026. The latter project, to be known as Lincoln Alexander Hall, will set a new standard for student residences in the region with 1,366 beds planned, almost three times the size of the largest current residence. McMaster’s assistant vice-president and chief facilities officer Debbie Martin outlined plans for the two residences and other capital projects at the recent Hamilton-Halton Construction Association’s (HHCA) Construction [...]
January 2023 Newsletter HAPPY NEW YEAR! We're excited to be back at the office working on our upcoming Construction Forecast, taking applications for our Safety Awards and rolling out tons of educational offerings. There has also been an update on Naloxone Kits & Training, there is a Canada Summer Jobs Program that is available and so much more. Enjoy your morning coffee and take a look! Read the news here!
December 2022 Newsletter A new month means a new Newsletter! As we enter the month of December the HHCA (and construction industry) continues to be busy! We just hosted our Christmas Luncheon where we successfully raised $5800 for Habitat Hamilton and $1000 and 160 pounds of food for Hamilton FoodShare; the YLG is about to host their Holiday Social on December 8 and applications are open for our Safety Awards! Inside this issue of the newsletter you'll also learn about trends in collective bargaining and unionization, building permits, the Fall Economic statement and more! Read the news here! [...]
Lawrie Insurance Group Donates $40,000 to Mohawk College to Support Students HHCA Member, Lawrie Insurance Group, is pleased to announce that in recognition of its 40th Anniversary as a fiercely independent and proud local business, it is committing $40,000 to provide direct financial support to students within the Insurance and Business Administration programs at Mohawk College. As one of the college’s Premier Future Ready Companies, CEO Bob Lawrie announced the donation at an alumni reception in front of the Lawrie team, many of whom are proud Mohawk graduates. Read the announcement!
October 2022 Newsletter A new month means a new Newsletter! October continues to be a busy time at the HHCA - we are hosting a fundraiser, Designer Bag Bingo, registration opens for our Christmas Luncheon & Silent Auction, and education opportunities are available covering all topics. Inside this issue of the newsletter you'll also learn about the CDAP grant, how SiteDocs can help your business, how to get your fleet winter-ready and more! Read the news here!
The HHCA announces its participation with HamiltoNEXT! This fall, HamiltoNEXT, a non‐partisan alliance of local business organizations, is talking to Hamilton voters about their vision for the city's future and encouraging them to ask candidates for Mayor and Council where they stand on important issues. Read the exciting news here!
September 2022 Newsletter A new month means a new Newsletter! September is always a busy time at the HHCA - we are hosting our ladies 9 & dine, a Mayoral Debate, and we head "back to school" with lots of learning opportunities! Inside this issue of the newsletter you'll also learn about upcoming MOL Safety Initiatives, the extension of WSIB financial incentives, a McMaster University career fair and more! Read the news here!