Project to redevelop Ontario Provincial Police facilities attracts industry interest

Infrastructure Ontario and the Ministry of Community Safety and Correctional Services (MCSCS) announced today that three companies have been short-listed to design, build, finance and maintain new Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) facilities located in 15 communities across the province.

The three short-listed companies are:

Forum Social Infrastructure (FSI): Forum Equity Partners Inc., Brookfield Financial Corporation, Stantec Inc., Bondfield Construction Company Limited, M. Sullivan & Sons Limited, Dominion Construction Company Inc.,
Johnson Controls Inc., and TD Securities Inc.

Integrated Team Solutions (ITS): Ellis Don Corporation, Fengate Capital Management Ltd., LPF Infrastructure Fund, WZMH Architects, Genivar Consultants Limited Partnership, PBK Architects, Smith Group, Habib
Architects, Kalmantis Architects, Tom Jones Corporation, Finn Way General Contractor Inc., Monteith Building Group Ltd., Black & McDonald, and Scotia Capital

SHIELD Infrastructure Group (SIG):
HOCHTIEF PPP Solutions North America Inc., Bird Design-Build Limited, Honeywell Limited, NORR Limited Architects & Engineers, Shore Tilbe Irwin & Partners, MCW Consultants
Ltd., Banerjee & Associates Ltd., MMM Group Limited, Evans Bertrand Hill Wheeler Architecture Inc., Trow Global Inc., Frecon Construction Limited, Collaborative Structures Limited, Miller Paving Limited, and CIT
Financial Ltd.

SOURCE: CNW Group | INFRASTRUCTURE ONTARIO | Project to redevelop Ontario Provincial Police facilities attracts industry interest

A sustainable park grows in Allston – The Boston Globe

A sustainable park grows in Allston – The Boston Globe

Harvard University planners, Boston redevelopment officials, and a Cambridge landscape design firm are working together to reincarnate the 1.74-acre space, behind the Honan-Allston branch of the public library, into a “sustainable’’ park……

Michael Van Valkenburgh, head of the landscape architecture firm [Michael Van Vlakenburgh Associates] designing the park, said Library Park’s green features won’t be obvious to most people.

SOURCE: The Boston Globe – A sustainable park grows in Allston

Marianne Boesky’s Hidden Terrace, Inches From the High Line – New York Magazine

Wendy Goodman in New York Magazine writes

Marianne Boesky’s terrace is inches from the most popular public space in New York. Landscape designer Paula Hayes made it private.


Image Source: New York Magazine Photo: Nikolas Koenig)

Read the full article at the SOURCE: New York Magazine – Great Room – Marianne Boesky’s Hidden Terrace, Inches From the High Line

Architect Michael Maltzan On Where Cities Are Going – Curbed LA

Adrian Glick Kudler of Curbed LA has written a great post and synopsis of LAPL’s ALOUD The Contemporary City: Urbanism in Flux

Los Angeles Times architecture critic Christopher Hawthorne spoke with beloved local architect Michael Maltzan at the Central Library Tuesday night……
……And this was what Maltzan was getting at the whole discussion–that architecture can’t be about the “large, singular gesture” anymore……

read the full post at the SOURCE: Curbed LA: Architect Michael Maltzan On Where Cities Are Going

Now Hiring: Green-Collar Workers – BusinessWeek

Prashant Gopal of BusinessWeek looks at Green Jobs in the recovery

The American Recovery & Reinvestment Act of 2009 is a stimulus package that includes money for solar farms, wind turbines, electrical grid updates, mass transit, and the weatherizing and retrofitting of buildings. Besides its environmental benefits, the spending is expected to produce much needed jobs—about 1 million to 1.5 million of them, according to estimates by some environmental groups.

Read the full article @ the SOURCE: BusinessWeek – Now Hiring: Green-Collar Workers

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