Canadian Consulting Engineer


  • Staying Small

    April 13, 2016 by CCE

    Dick Walters and Don Chambers started their own structural engineering company in Edmonton during the depths of the 1980s oil crisis. The company thrived, but they consciously decided to keep it to a modest size.

  • Damages for Contaminant Migration – Engineers & the Law

    April 13, 2016 by Tamara Farber and Bryan Buttigieg, Miller Thomson LLP

    Environmental contamination on adjacent lands in Ontario has resulted in a Court of Appeal decision that could have important repercussions.

  • Internationally Educated Engineers

    April 13, 2016 by Marjorie Friesen

    Engineers who come to Canada from overseas have a great deal to offer consulting engineering companies, but firms have to be prepared to provide soft skills training and support.

  • Controlling Odours from Wastewater Treatment Plants

    April 12, 2016 by Kim Fries, P.Eng., CH2M

    Communities are often worried about odours emanating from wastewater treatment plants in their backyards, but standards for establishing reasonable odour levels are only just being developed in western Canada.

  • Montreal’s Sewage Drama

    April 12, 2016 by Nathalie Ross, Ph.D.

    Last fall Montreal had little choice but to release a large quantity of raw sewage into the St. Lawrence River — unleashing a storm of public protest that was largely unfounded.

  • Landslide Protection in B.C.

    April 12, 2016 by Klohn Crippen Berger

    After a landslide fell on a CN rail line in the steep mountains of B.C., Klohn Crippen Berger was asked to analyze the risks of potential further rock falls and design new protective structures for the track.

  • Highway in a Park – Rt. Hon Herb Gray Parkway

    April 12, 2016 by By Biljana Rajlic, M.Sc., P.Eng., Svetozar Majstorovic, P.Eng., Andrew Lambert, P.Eng., Hatch Mott MacDonald

    A new parkway built in the Windsor-Detroit trade corridor
    of southwest Ontario has long stretches sunk below grade.

  • When the public has had enough

    April 12, 2016 by Bronwen Parsons

    From the March-April print edition, page 4 Worldwide 5.5 million people die every year from air pollution. So said researchers at an international science conference held in Vancouver in February. Over half of these deaths occur in the two countries

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    The big urban squeeze is on

    March 16, 2016 by Bronwen Parsons

    Editorial “Comment” from the January-February 2016 print edition, page 4. Hundreds of people came out on a cold night in January to hear plans for changing the Gardiner Expressway in downtown Toronto (see p. 8). It was mostly the grey-hair

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    Fort York Visitor Centre

    March 16, 2016 by Bronwen Parsons

    Wedged between Toronto’s most important historic site and the giant concrete piers of the Gardiner Expressway is a building that is as unique as its location.