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Engineering Groups Unite to Build a Safer Canada

ACEC has teamed up with the three other main engineering bodies in Canada to present a more effective case for civil infrastructure renewal. The four groups, including the Canadian Academy of Engineer...

January 1, 2004  Canadian Consulting Engineer

ACEC has teamed up with the three other main engineering bodies in Canada to present a more effective case for civil infrastructure renewal. The four groups, including the Canadian Academy of Engineering, the Canadian Council of Professional Engineers and the Engineering Institute of Canada, will be known as Engineers for a Safer Canada. They aim to develop a common profession-wide perspective on civil infrastructure, to build broad national and public awareness and support for civil infrastructure renewal, and to make infrastructure renewal one of the federal government’s top public policy priorities.

Engineers for a Safer Canada was born out of the positive response to last summer’s Technology Road Map, unveiled by CSCE, CCPE, NRC and the Canadian Public Works Association (CPWA). As a united group, Engineers for a Safer Canada will establish common goals, marshal the resources of the various participating associations and build the foundation for a harmonized communications and lobbying strategy.

The individual associations will still maintain their own unique positions on infrastructure, but this new unified front will complement the respective positions of the associations and make the campaign for improved infrastructure more effective.

Marie Lemay, CEO of CCPE, will be the group’s spokesperson. Because Engineers for a Safer Canada is focusing on infrastructure, the Canadian Society for Civil Engineering will represent the EIC.

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