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Ontario's budget is good news for consulting engineers

Ontario's re-elected government re-announced its 2014 Budget on July 14. This time, with a majority in the legislature the Liberals should not have any trouble having the budget passed.
Jul 15, 2014 1:26PM


First Nations landmark ruling will scuttle resource projects, says Fraser Institute

The Fraser Institute of Vancouver has written an analysis and issued a scathing response to the Supreme Court ruling at the end of June. That ruling gave a group of B.C. First Nations title to 1,700 square kilometres of land.
Jul 15, 2014 1:24PM


Construction of Stranderd-Armstrong Bridge was complicated

A new bridge across the Rideau River in the south end of Ottawa was being hailed as a landmark at its opening on Saturday, July 12.
Jul 15, 2014 1:18PM


CTBUH awards BioSkin cooling and Singapore Interlace complex

A "BioSkin" that is said to reduce the surface temperature of a building by 12 degrees C and the micro-climate by about 2 degrees C has won the Tall Building Innovation Award from the Council of Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat (CTBUH) this...
Jul 15, 2014 1:09PM


Company News Round-Up: Arup in Montreal, SNC-Lavalin in Manitoba, AMEC in Poland and HMM in New York

Arup, Dissing + Weitling, and Provencher Roy Associés Architects have revealed the design of a new bridge across the St. Lawrence River in Montreal to replace the Champlain Bridge. The 3-kilometre crossing will connect the South Shore to...
Jul 15, 2014 1:03PM


Webinar on alternative compliance paths for LEED v4

The Canada Green Building Council (CaGBC) is offering a webinar on the new Canadian Alternative Compliance Paths (ACPs) for LEED v4, beginning July 30.
Jul 15, 2014 8:44AM


Consulting engineering associations across Canada report on issues they face

At the annual general meeting of the Association of Consulting Engineering Companies of Canada (ACEC) in Winnipeg on June 20, representatives of the provincial associations were each allotted a brief timeslot to explain what activities they...
Jul 8, 2014 1:51PM


Commercial building permits booming

According to Statistics Canada, building permits issued by municipalities rose sharply in May, with a 13.8% rise in value compared to April. The previous month the value of all permits had risen by only 2.2%, but there has been a slow upward...
Jul 8, 2014 1:49PM


Strictest environmental conditions imposed on Keeyask

The government of Manitoba has issued a licence to proceed immediately with the construction of the massive Keeyask dam and generating project in the northern part of the province.
Jul 8, 2014 1:44PM


Conestoga-Rovers disappears into GHD

The merger between Conestoga-Rovers & Associate (CRA) and GHD has been officially concluded.
Jul 8, 2014 1:41PM


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