Canadian Consulting Engineer

Building for Innovation — Share the Excitement!

November 19, 2007
By Canadian Consulting Engineer

At Construct Canada next week, Canadian Consulting Engineer magazine and the Association of Canadian Engineering Co...

At Construct Canada next week, Canadian Consulting Engineer magazine and the Association of Canadian Engineering Companies (ACEC) are sponsoring a special session entitled “Building for Innovation.”
Attendees will hear about some of the most demanding building and infrastructure projects being done in Canada, representing the astonishing range and scale of work done by our engineers.
Four winners from the 2007 Canadian Consulting Engineering Awards will be making presentations. Their projects were selected from over 60 entries across the country in Canada’s annual engineering awards.
John O’Keefe from Aercoustics Engineering in Toronto will explain how they helped the architects of the Esplanade Arts and Heritage Centre in Medicine Hat, Alberta and Toronto’s Four Seasons Centre for the Performing Arts create theatres that are the ultimate in performance sound — among the best in the world.
Laurier Nichols of DESSAU in Montreal will describe their amazing overhaul of a large hospital in Quebec that was stricken with aspergillus contamination.
Richard Donnelly of Hatch Energy, Niagara Falls, will describe how they detected sink holes opening up below the surface of an existing dam in Wawa, Ontario and headed off the danger. The new dam Hatch designed is the largest built in Ontario in decades, almost a kilometre long.
Finally Mike Gundry of Totten Sims Hubicki will explain a game of avoiding the snakes in Muskoka. The waste water treatment plant these engineers designed in MacTier takes environmental stewardship to a new level.
The “Building for Innovation” session will be held Thursday, November 29 at 2.30-4.00 p.m. It is session #T108. To obtain a complimentary registration, click on
Otherwise registration is $30 on the day.

Construct Canada is the largest construction conference and trade show in Canada. It has over 400 seminars and 200 product demonstrations. It takes place at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre’s South Building, downtown, November 28-30.
Concurrent with Construct Canada is the National GreenBuilding Conference. It will focus on all aspects of green design, construction, retrofit, and maintenance leading to high performance buildings. Other concurrent events are PM Expo, HomeBuilder & Renovator Expo, DesignTrends, and Concrete Canada. All are being held on the same dates and at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre South Building.
For more details about Construct Canada visit or call 416-512-0203. To register with a free pass to “Building for Innovation,” and Construct Canada click on


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