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  • WSP acquires MMM, continues roll of expansion

    September 1, 2015 by CCE

    One of Canada’s largest privately owned consulting engineering companies is being purchased by WSP Global, adding to the Montreal-based corporation’s growing stable of acquired firms. The acquisition of MMM Group of Toronto was announced on August 25, subject to regulatory

  • Vancouver’s surprise wind storm downs 25 transmission lines

    September 1, 2015 by CCE

    The electrical grid was devastated by the surprise wind storm that hit Vancouver and surrounding areas as far west as Vancouver Island, north to the Sunshine Coast, and west to Hope on Saturday, August 29. Winds at speeds as high

  • OSPE issues caution for engineering students during frosh week

    September 1, 2015 by CCE

    With universities either in the throes of frosh week, or about to embark on this welcoming tradition for first year students, a word of caution has been issued to budding engineers by the chief executive officer of the Ontario Society

  • Quebec water reuse technology helps in California drought

    September 1, 2015 by CCE

    A company in Quebec City that designs and manufactures water and wastewater treatment systems based on membrane filtration has won contracts in the United States that will help to alleviate the country’s drought situation. In California, H2O Innovation of Quebec

  • Beauty of B.C. bridges on display

    September 1, 2015 by CCE

    The Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure, “TranBC,” is so inspired by bridges and the work of engineers, it is showcasing different types of structures from around the province on its website. There are spectacular examples — historical and contemporary —

  • News Buildings

    Saskatchewan uses P3 consortium for 19 schools

    September 1, 2015 by CCE

    Saskatchewan has decided to use the P3 model to design, build and maintain 19 new elementary schools. The province says the P3 approach will save taxpayers $34.5 million in construction costs and will ensure that the schools are well maintained

  • PEOPLE NEWS: Parsons, Hatch Mott MacDonald, Arup

    September 1, 2015 by CCE

    Stephen W. Roth has joined Parsons as vice-president, business development in its environment and infrastructure unit. A member of the Alberta Society of Engineering Technologists, Roth is based in Calgary and has 25 years of experience in technical and business

  • Quebec’s tall wood buildings decision upsets cement association

    August 20, 2015 by CCE

    This article was revised on August 31, 2015, at 10.16 a.m. The Cement Association of Canada is objecting to the recent announcement by Quebec that it will allow wood buildings up to 12 storeys high to be constructed. Premier Philippe

  • News Buildings

    Ontario spending $125 million in hospital upgrades

    August 20, 2015 by CCE

    Ontario is providing approximately $125 million in 2015-16 to hospitals across the province. Premier Kathleen Wynne made the announcement on August 19 at Toronto East General Hospital, which will receive approximately $1.7 million in 2015-16. Across Ontario, 128 hospitals will

  • Elevated Bonaventure Expressway to become “Champs Elysees”

    August 20, 2015 by CCE

    In Montreal, sections of the elevated Place Bonaventure expressway are being dismantled to be replaced by a nine-lane urban boulevard. The $141-million redevelopment is being promoted as part of a new gateway to the city, with the boulevard being likened