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ACEC meets with international group of consulting engineers

The Association of Consulting Engineering Companies-Canada (ACEC) met with delegates of the International Federation of Consulting Engineers (FIDIC) in Ottawa on May 8.


ACEC Chair, Murray Thompson with the FIDIC Executive Committee.  Photo: ACEC
ACEC Chair, Murray Thompson with the FIDIC Executive Committee. Photo: ACEC

The Association of Consulting Engineering Companies-Canada (ACEC) met with delegates of the International Federation of Consulting Engineers (FIDIC) in Ottawa on May 8.

FIDIC’s executive committee was in Ottawa to discuss issues affecting the global engineering market. The committee is elected by FIDIC members and currently has representation from the U.K., Spain, Tanzania, Japan, Jordan, Korea, Sweden and Canada.

The delegates discussed how consulting engineering can make a greater contribution to the economic, social and environmental quality of life for people around the world. They covered promoting sustainability, fostering innovation, building industry capacity and ensuring business integrity.

“We are honoured to host such a distinguished group of engineering executives in our nation’s capital,” said ACEC President, John Gamble. “It’s been a real pleasure engaging FIDIC on global issues facing our industry and recognizing the very important work of consulting engineers across our country and abroad.”

ACEC also hosted a reception on Parliament Hill in FIDIC’s honour. Attendees included Cabinet Ministers, Members of Parliament, Senators, ambassadors and ACEC stakeholders from both the private and public sectors.

Geoff French, FIDIC President expressed appreciation of ACEC-Canada’s role in the organization.  “FIDIC is very grateful for the leading role of Canadian consulting engineers in the development of our global industry,” he said. “Their continuing input regarding sustainability and business practices are helping FIDIC develop new global guidelines for these crucial issues.”

FIDIC was founded in 1913 and today includes consulting engineering associations from 94 countries around the world.

ACEC represents nearly 500 companies that provide professional engineering services to both public and private sector clients across Canada.