Canadian Consulting Engineer


  • Feature Uncategorized

    CHUM – Mega Hospital in Montreal

    December 16, 2015 by CCE

    From the December 2015 print edition, p. 10 Near the Ville-Marie Expressway in downtown Montreal, a gigantic construction project is transforming the landscape. The $1.9-billion Centre Hospitalier de l’Université de Montréal (CHUM) is one of the most ambitious urban integration

  • Two inquiries over. Now watch for action

    December 16, 2015 by Bronwen Parsons

    Editorial comment from the December 2015 edition, p. 4 Just before we went to press, the Charbonneau Commission of Inquiry report was released on November 24. Four years and $45 million have been spent on uncovering problems of collusion, bid

  • On the Rebound – How Recent Events Are Affecting Consulting Engineers across Canada

    December 16, 2015 by Bronwen Parsons

    Canada’s consulting engineering sector is facing repercussions from some dramatic events recently, including two engineering failures, an economic downturn in the oil patch, and scandal in Quebec.

  • Feature Buildings

    Parliamentary ‘Digs’

    December 16, 2015 by Adjeleian Allen Rubeli

    A heritage building at 180 Wellington Street in Ottawa has been hollowed out to provide temporary space for the federal government while the Parliament buildings across the street are being renovated.

  • Controlling Legionella

    December 16, 2015 by By Lan Chi Nguyen Weekes, P.Eng. and Donald M. Weekes, CIH, CSP InAIR Environmental

    Legionella bacteria can be very persistent in building HVAC and water systems, as recent tragedies have shown. In order to avoid such problems, designers need to consider not just a system’s functionality, but also how it can be maintained.

  • Feature Buildings

    Chilled Beam Systems

    December 16, 2015 by Hugh Crowther, P.Eng.

    ASHRAE has issued a guide to help engineers design an energy efficient technology that can both heat and cool individual building zones.

  • Company Cars

    December 16, 2015 by Bob Boser, Collins Barrow

    When staff travel on company business there are different tax consequences
    for the company and the employee, depending on who owns the vehicle.

  • No Little Plans

    December 15, 2015 by Interview

    An exhibition in Toronto shows that things haven’t changed much since 100 years ago
    when it comes to planning large infrastructure projects.

  • Feature Engineering

    Comment: Heroic buildings and hope for First Nations

    October 24, 2015 by Bronwen Parsons

    The awards allow us to profile excellent projects, but at a deeper level they show directions in which engineering is going.

  • 2015 Canadian Consulting Engineering Awards Prix canadiens du génie-conseil

    October 24, 2015 by CCE

    Introduction, Chair’s Comments & Jury Members for the 2015 Canadian Consulting Engineering Awards. A joint program of ACEC-AFIC-Canada, and Canadian Consulting Engineer Magazine. Now in its 47th year.