Canadian Consulting Engineer


  • Feature Buildings

    Hospital receives thorough checkup

    August 29, 2017 by Doug Picklyk

    Saskatoon’s Royal University Hospital funds facility upgrades from savings in utility costs.

  • Feature Buildings

    The New Iqaluit International Airport

    August 29, 2017 by Noel Best

    The Airport Terminal Building was designed to meet stringent energy performance criteria set by the Government of Nunavut and the LEED Green Building Rating System.

  • Standing Out

    July 12, 2017 by Carl Friesen

    How to make your small to mid-size firm the “safe choice.”

  • Feature Buildings

    Embracing BIM

    July 12, 2017 by Doug Picklyk

    If we can have self-driving cars, we can certainly move a lot closer to automating some common engineering tasks.

  • Twin Tunnels

    July 12, 2017 by Doug Picklyk

    Tracking the Metrolinx Eglinton Crosstown tunnel project in Toronto.

  • Feature Environmental

    Reclamation & Re-engineering

    July 12, 2017 by Paul Dewaele, P.Eng., Golder Associates, and Sandra Brunet, City of Barrie

    Landfill mining in Barrie, Ont. achieves an 18-year capacity increase and allows for installation of improved environmental controls.

  • Feature Buildings

    Stylish Steel

    July 10, 2017 by Doug Picklyk

    The CF Toronto Eaton Centre pedestrian bridge gets a makeover.

  • Advanced Drinking Water Treatment

    July 10, 2017 by exp Services

    The re-making of the J.-M. Jeanson Drinking Water Treatment Plant in Sherbrooke achieves economic and environmental goals.

  • Feature Engineering

    Acoustical Effects of Windscreens on Infrasound Measurement

    May 29, 2017 by Todd Busch, P.Eng., Pinchin Ltd.

    The scientific research on the interactions of infrasound with wind screens does not necessarily explore what is occurring at the lower end of the infrasound spectrum.

  • Feature Energy

    Biomass – Renewable Energy in the Northwest Territories

    May 17, 2017 by Elaine Carr, P.Eng., LEED AP, Williams Engineering

    Unlike fossil fuels, wood chips, when or if ever spilled, will not cost anyone an enormous amount of money to clean up.

  • Feature Buildings

    The Difference is in the Details

    May 17, 2017 by Smith + Andersen

    Mechanical, electrical, communications, and security design for Humber River Hospital.

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    The Digital Hospital

    May 17, 2017 by Troy Greene, P.Eng. & Will Hu, WSP Canada Inc.

    Toronto’s Humber River Hospital incorporates technology and efficient design to make it one of the “greenest” hospitals in the country.

  • Wastewater Conveyance in Central Alberta

    March 27, 2017 by Stephan Weninger, P.Eng.

    The 90-km South Red Deer Regional Wastewater System provides a solution for multiple communities.

  • Feature Buildings

    Healthcare for Animals

    March 24, 2017 by Philip Chow, P.Eng., P.E.

    The Toronto Zoo constructs a new Wildlife Health Centre.

  • Feature Engineering

    Selling the Dream

    March 23, 2017 by Doug Picklyk

    The 40-minute documentary, Dream Big: Engineering our world, celebrates the human ingenuity behind engineering projects.

  • Feature Buildings

    Ryerson University Student Learning Centre

    February 27, 2017 by CCE

    From the January/February issue of Canadian Consulting Engineer Since 2015 a stunning new building has served as a “beacon” and gateway to Ryerson University off Toronto’s most famous downtown street. Located on Yonge at the corner of Gould Street, the

  • The world changes as it turns

    December 17, 2016 by Bronwen Parsons, Editor

    Brief reflection on major shifts in the Canadian consulting engineering industry over the past three decades

  • Feature Buildings

    One Bloor

    December 17, 2016 by CCE / Paul F. Ast, P.Eng. and Jeff Vivian, P.Eng., Jablonsky Ast and Partners / Steven Little, P.Eng., Able Engineering

    The striking architecture of a 76-storey condominium tower at the corner of Yonge and Bloor makes its mark in an upscale area of midtown Toronto. The structural, mechanical and electrical engineers describe their contributions to the design.

  • Feature Buildings

    Telus Sky Tower

    December 17, 2016 by CCE / Anthony El-Araj, P.Eng., Glotman Simpson / Jason Edey, Reinbold Engineering / Gary Rhode, Integral Group

    In Calgary a new tower is rising 58 storeys to transform the city skyline with a distinctive curved and textured facade.

  • Feature Buildings Energy

    Condominiums and Resilience

    December 17, 2016 by Liam O’Brien, P.Eng., Ph.D., and Ted Kesik, P.Eng., Ph.D.

    Typical condominium towers leave residents vulnerable during power emergencies. This research shows what design features could improve the units’ “passive survivability.”

  • BOMA BEST – Version 3.0

    December 17, 2016 by Manasi Koushik, P.Eng., MBA, EP (CEA) and Steven Booth, C.E.T., LEED AP, Pinchin

    The next generation of building certification programs is putting much more focus on indoor air quality and occupant health.

  • Engineering Graduates – Do they fit the bill?

    December 17, 2016 by Bronwen Parsons

    When consulting engineering companies hire new graduates they need them to be productive quickly. But are the universities preparing students for this role?

  • 4 CISC Winners

    December 17, 2016 by CCE

    Winners in the 2016 Canadian Institute of Steel Construction National Awards demonstrate the imagination and creativity of structural engineers.

  • Managing Community Relationships

    December 17, 2016 by Debbie Cox

    Most large projects have to undergo extensive public consultations in order to win approval. Here’s advice on how to effectively handle these delicate community and stakeholder encounters.

  • Prompt Payment

    December 15, 2016 by Interview by CCE

    Bruce R. Reynolds and Sharon Vogel of Borden Ladner Gervais led an independent expert review of the Ontario Construction Lien Act this fall. One of their recommendations was for a 28-day payment period.

  • Feature Engineering

    Showing that engineering has beauty and a heart

    December 5, 2016 by Bronwen Parsons, Editor

    From the October-November 2016 print issue, p. 4 Why should engineers give themselves awards?” asked Robert W. Lucky in an article posted late this summer online by IEEE. Lucky points out that despite our best efforts to engage the public

  • Feature Engineering

    2016 Canadian Consulting Engineering Awards/Prix Canadiens du genie-conseil – Introduction & Jury

    December 5, 2016 by CCE

    From the October-November 2016 print issue, page 16. The competition was tough! On the following pages we are proud to present the winning projects in this year’s Canadian Consulting Engineering Awards / Prix Canadiens du genie-conseil. The winners were announced

  • Feature Buildings

    Grandview Heights Aquatic Centre – Schreyer Award & Award of Excellence

    December 5, 2016 by Fast + Epp

    Jury Comments: “We gave this project the top technical award. It shows out-of-the-box thinking, particularly in how it spans the primary structure across the long span rather than the short span, and accommodates an undulating roof structure that has hanging timber ‘cables’ suspended between concrete buttresses.”

  • Enerkem Alberta Biofuels – Tree for Life Award & Award of Excellence

    December 2, 2016 by BBA

    Jury Comments: “Winner of a special award for environmental stewardship, this commercial refinery for converting non-recyclable garbage into biofuels deals with the challenges of being a “first” technology. The process converts the waste material to biomethanol, and has the potential for very significant environmental benefits, potentially reducing landfilled material by 90%.”

  • Infrastructure Protection in Haiti – Ambassador Award & Award of Excellence

    December 2, 2016 by AECOM

    Jury Comments: “Winner of the special
    award for international
    work is this project in a
    Caribbean country that is
    subject to dramatic weather events. The engineers proposed all manner of civil works to help contain flooding and help to sustain the agricultural community. Perhaps as important is the transfer of knowledge to the Island residents, helping them to continue to make improvements.”