Canadian Consulting Engineer


  • Top B.C. award goes to emergency retrofit in Quebec

    April 14, 2015 by CCE

    The Association of Consulting Engineering Companies-B.C. (ACEC-BC) held its 26th annual Awards for Engineering Excellence gala on Friday, April 10. Held at the Vancouver Convention Centre West, the event theme was “Countdown to Excellence,” with guests “orbiting … into a

  • PEO changes rules for limited licences

    April 14, 2015 by Bronwen Parsons

    Professional Engineers Ontario (PEO) has filed amendments to Regulation 941 of the Professional Engineers Act, a move which it says is intended to enhance the “transparency, accountability and effectiveness” of regulating engineering. The organization licenses 83,000 people in the province.

  • Quebec plans $50-billion development with Plan Nord

    April 14, 2015 by CCE

    Engineers in Quebec will be revitalized if the province’s billion dollar scheme for resource development in the north starts to materialize this time round. Premiere Philippe Couillard has relaunched “Plan Nord,” to develop natural resources in a huge swath of

  • Company News Round-Up: DIALOG, Ledcor, Integral, CH2M, Urban Systems, Pinchin, DNE, JMP

    April 14, 2015 by CCE

    DIALOG has been selected by the Canada Green Building Council (CaGBC) to design its new office space in Vancouver. The council is relocating to premises in a newly constructed office building at 1021 West Hastings Street. It intends to pursue

  • News Energy

    Independent panel finds wind turbines affect health

    April 14, 2015 by CCE

    An expert panel has found that wind turbines cause enough annoyance to those who live near them as to constitute a health effect. The report entitled “Assessing the Evidence: Wind Turbine Noise,” was released by the Council of Canadian Academies.

  • Funicular proposed for downtown Edmonton

    April 14, 2015 by CCE

    The city of Edmonton has invited comments for a $24 million proposal to build a funicular below the Hotel MacDonald in downtown Edmonton. The self-operated cars would be on a 55 metre track that would drop 20-metres down to the

  • News Buildings

    B.C.’s new Building Act to bring conformity

    April 7, 2015 by CCE

    Changes are afoot in the province of British Columbia after a new Building Act received Royal Assent on March 25. The new act is intended to standardize requirements for buildings across the province between jurisdictions. The province says the construction

  • Managing principal of DIALOG dies in skiing accident

    April 7, 2015 by CCE

    Tom Sutherland, an architect and managing principal of DIALOG, died suddenly in a skiing accident on April 3. Mr. Sutherland was vacationing in Fernie, B.C. with his family. The firm announced the tragedy with “profound sadness.” Tom joined Edmonton-based DIALOG

  • Ontario to announce cap-and-trade for greenhouse gas emissions

    April 7, 2015 by CCE

    The Globe and Mail reports that the Ontario government is about to announce plans to implement a cap-and-trade system for greenhouse gas emissions. Although the province signed an agreement with Quebec, B.C. and California in 2008 to tax carbon emissions,

  • Commercial refrigeration equipment manufacturer says rules are “devastating”

    April 7, 2015 by CCE

    The chief engineer of a small manufacturer of commercial refrigeration equipment in the U.S. told a committee of the House of Representatives that the web of rules governing his products are “devastating” the industry. As reported by the Air-Conditioning, Heating