Canadian Consulting Engineer


  • André Rochette – a story of resourcefulness and optimism

    September 26, 2016 by Bronwen Parsons, Editor

    André Rochette, president and CEO of Ecosystem, started a
    company in his parents’ basement in Quebec City 20 years ago.

  • Feature Buildings Energy

    School Project – Upgrading Calgary Schools’ building automation systems

    September 26, 2016 by Terry Irwin, CEM and Annie-Claude Thibeault, P.Eng., Ecosystem

    Over 100 schools in the Calgary Board of Education are having their building automation systems revamped and put under central control, but the buildings are diverse and each requires its own BAS logic.

  • Feature Uncategorized

    Biofuels’ environmental credentials undermined by research

    August 30, 2016 by CCE

    Researchers at the University of Michigan have reported startling evidence to show that biofuels are not as environmentally benign as is thought. A study by professor John DeCicco and co-authors at the U-M Energy Institute took  U.S. Department of Agriculture

  • Feature Engineering

    Drones and Engineering

    August 25, 2016 by Bill Corbett

    Unmanned aerial vehicles open up new vistas for surveying and photographing construction sites. They also can save companies time and manpower.

  • Feature Buildings

    New Products

    August 24, 2016 by CCE

    From the June-July 2016 print issue, page 25 STRUCTURAL Legacy Building Solutions’ Solar Ship Brantford off-grid hangar, a joint venture with Canadian Energy and Solar Ship, was awarded the “Game Changer Project of the Year” by CanSIA. Located in Brantford,

  • The Green Drinks Phenomenon

    August 24, 2016 by Interview by CCE

    Jim Lord runs Green Drinks Toronto, a casual monthly event where up to 400 people who are interested in sustainability issues might drop by.

  • Feature Energy

    Reinvigorating Chaudiere Falls

    August 24, 2016 by Jim Law, P.Eng., Hatch

    Just over a kilometre from Parliament Hill in Ottawa, a new run-of-river hydroelectric generating station is being built underground.

  • Pangnirtung Wastewater Treatment Plant, Nunavut

    August 24, 2016 by Daryl Burke, P.Eng. and Ed Bowes, exp

    The addition of an MBR system to the sewage treatment plant of a hamlet in Canada’s High Arctic helps to preserve the pristine environment.

  • Feature Environmental

    Flood Protection in Manitoba

    August 24, 2016 by Patrice Leclercq, P.Eng. and Colin Siepman, P.Eng., KGS Group

    After doing an
    extensive study of
    flood prone areas of the
    Assiniboine River and Lake Manitoba basins
    KGS Group went on to analyze and conceptually design scores of solutions.

  • Feature Industrial

    Humbled by the huge responsibility of engineers

    August 24, 2016 by Bronwen Parsons, Editor

    From the June-July print issue, page 4.  Editorial Comment. Looking at aerial photographs of the 2014 Mount Polley Mine tailings spill, I was shocked by the size of the tailings pond. This one in the Cariboo Region of B.C. was