Canadian Consulting Engineer

Company Updates – SM Groupe, Stantec, SNC-Lavalin, Acclaro Management

December 28, 2007
By Canadian Consulting Engineer

SM Group International (SMI) of Montreal has joined with highway infrastructure firm CITIC to construct the western...

SM Group International (SMI) of Montreal has joined with highway infrastructure firm CITIC to construct the western section of the 400-kilometre East-West Highway in Algeria. SM Group’s 26-month contract covers monitoring and supervising work on the highway construction.
SMI will employ 30 people to accompany CITIC for the project, which is being done for the Agence National des Autoroutes. SM Group has already completed five other large-scale projects in Algeria.
Stantec has signed letters of intent to acquire two companies in the U.S. Midwest. One is R.D. Zande of Columbus, Ohio. The other is Fuller, Mossbarger, Scott & May Engineers of Lexington, Kentucky. The addition of the two firms adds more than 600 employees to Stantec and enhances its presence in the Great Lakes Region. R.D. Zande is a civil and environmental engineering firm with 300 employees that has been in existence since 1968. Fuller, Mossbarger, Scott & May provides civil, environmental, geotechnical, structural and water resources engineering, as well as GIS mapping and materials testing. It also has 300 employees.
SNC-Lavalin ProFAC has been awarded a contract by the Standard Life Assurance Company to provide facility management services for its buildings. The five year contract begins January 1 and will have SNC-Profac take over the operations and maintenance of about 8 million square feet in 70 facilities. The company will have to optimize building operations and deliver cost savings.
Al Alasaly has been appointed to the role of principal engineer of Acclaro Management Corporation in Vancouver. Acclaro Management was incorporated in Vancouver in early 2006. It provides construction management, mechanical, civil and electrical engineering services to the North American Power Generation and Transmission Industries.


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