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Judge finds gross negligence caused Deep Horizon disaster

The finding of a U.S. federal judge last week put a renewed focus on what went wrong on the Deep Horizon oil rig and resulted in the explosion and massive oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico in 2010.
Sep 9, 2014 11:10AM


Biggest construction contractor in Quebec faces questions about Mafia

Evidence at the Charbonneau Commission resumed this month, with attention focused on contractors, and in particular Tony Accurso, head of a massive construction empire. Accurso's construction companies did annual business of $1.2 billion at...
Sep 9, 2014 11:04AM


Contracts should recognize that engaging professionals is not same as purchasing commodities

In its August/September newsletter the Association of Consulting Engineering Companies-BC issued advice on good procurement practices for clients and engineers.
Sep 9, 2014 11:02AM


ASHRAE proposes changes to 90.1 energy standard and 62.1 indoor air quality standards

ASHRAE is proposing multiple compliance options for verifying the performance of the building envelope under ANSI/ASHRAE/IES Standard 90.1-2013. Addendum 1 is one of 14 changes proposed to the "Energy Standard for Buildings Except Low-Rise...
Sep 9, 2014 11:01AM


Owen Sound improves wastewater discharge to Georgian Bay

Construction began last month on major upgrades to the Owen Sound Wastewater Treatment plant in southern Ontario.
Sep 9, 2014 10:56AM


WSP to acquire Parsons Brinckerhoff

In one step, WSP Global of Montreal is set to become one of the largest engineering companies in the world.
Sep 4, 2014 8:20AM


ACEC expresses concerns with New West Partnership Trade Agreement

John Gamble, executive director of the Association of Consulting Engineering Companies-Canada (ACEC), has written an open letter to the premiers of all of Canada's provinces and territories following their meeting in Charlottetown last week.
Sep 4, 2014 8:18AM


SWOT project will map world's surface waters at high resolution

Through the Canadian Space Agency (CSA), Canada is investing in Canadian technology that will play a key role in the first-ever global survey of surface water. The government says the SWOT data will help Canada more efficiently manage our water...
Sep 4, 2014 8:12AM


New stormwater shaft for Toronto's East Bayfront

Among the many construction projects taking place along the Toronto waterfront, one is a large new stormwater attenuation shaft to service the East Bayfront precinct.
Sep 4, 2014 8:09AM


CH2M HILL builds a bridge for a community in Panama

CH2M HILL recently sent a team of volunteers to Panama to work with an organization called Bridges to Prosperity. Reece Bishop, a young engineer from the company's Calgary office, was named project manager for the task of building a 45-metre...
Sep 4, 2014 8:05AM


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