Canadian Consulting Engineer
What’s in a name — or, rather, a re-rename?Companies & People Engineering
Consulting Engineers of British Columbia is asking its members for feedback on whether to change its name -- again.
Consulting Engineers of British Columbia is asking its members for feedback on whether to change its name — again.
In 2008, the CEBC members voted to harmonize their association’s name with the national association, which had recently renamed itself the Association of Canadian Engineering Companies.
Shortly thereafter, the national association – ACEC – changed its name again to the Association of Consulting Engineering Companies – Canada.
As the latest CEBC newsletter explains: “This left CEBC in a unique position: our legal name is aligned with the name our national organization no longer adopts.”
To resolve the situation, in January the B.C. association issued a letter and three-page backgrounder to its voting members asking them to express their opinion on “the two most feasible” new options. These are:
(1) reverting to the original name “Consulting Engineers of British Columbia”; or
(2) adopting a new name that would align with the national associations name; “Association of Consulting Engineering Companies – British Columbia.”
Glenn Martin, executive director of CEBC, is inviting comments. See www.cebc.org