Canadian Consulting Engineer


  • Revitalization of Union Station, Toronto

    March 25, 2015 by Hassan Saffarini, P.Eng., Ph.D, NORR

    The extraordinary structural engineering involved in expanding Toronto’s Union Station using a “dig down” approach is unprecedented in Canada. The lead structural engineer explains what is involved.

  • Teaching an Old Dog New Tricks – Kamloops Wastewater Treatment Plant Upgrade

    March 25, 2015 by By Troy D. Vassos, Ph.D, P.Eng., Sam Turk, Ph.D, P.Eng., Golder Associates & Chris Town, P.Eng., Urban Systems

    In Kamloops, B.C., a lagoon — the most basic technology for sewage treatment — has been modified to provide state-of-the-art tertiary treatment with biological nutrient removal (BNR).

  • Feature Transportation

    Space for Bikeways

    March 25, 2015 by Bronwen Parsons

    Engineers are finding new design tools to make space for bikeways on our roads to make things safe for everyone.

  • A Piece of the LNG Pie?

    March 25, 2015 by Jean Sorensen

    British Columbia has set its sights on a billion dollar LNG industry. While consulting engineers are already reaping benefits doing early preparatory work, they wonder how much work will be sent offshore.

  • Feature Uncategorized

    Transit planning – just build

    March 25, 2015 by Bronwen Parsons, Editor

    As an undergraduate I took a course in the history of western architecture which included studying how cities were formed. We reviewed the superbly rational, orthogonal plans of Ancient Greek and Roman cities and compared them with the higgledy-piggledy way

  • Caution: Limitation Clauses May Not Apply

    March 25, 2015 by Philip A. Carson, Miller Thomson

    A decision by the Alberta Court of Appeal means that engineers and architects are not protected by a limitation of liability clause in two surprising situations.

  • Marital Breakdown

    March 25, 2015 by Nathalie Boutet

    Engineers are not immune from the devastating impacts of marriage breakdown, but using “collaborative negotiation” can help ease the division of assets and the impact on your business.

  • Beakerhead

    March 25, 2015 by CCE Interview

    Lisa Konopski of Urban Systems helped plan the crazy “smash up” of art, science and engineering that transformed Calgary’s streets for several days last fall.

  • Keeping Up: Mandatory Continuing Professional Development Programs

    February 23, 2015 by Bronwen Parsons

    Are mandatory continuing professional development programs necessary to show that engineers are competent? Some engineers support them, and others are passionately against.

  • Acquisitions

    February 20, 2015 by Kelly Kolke, Grant Thornton

    If you are considering acquiring another firm as a way of expanding your business,
    here’s advice on different steps you need to consider.