Canadian Consulting Engineer


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    Transit planning – just build

    March 25, 2015 by Bronwen Parsons, Editor

    As an undergraduate I took a course in the history of western architecture which included studying how cities were formed. We reviewed the superbly rational, orthogonal plans of Ancient Greek and Roman cities and compared them with the higgledy-piggledy way

  • Engineering Philosophy 101 . . . regulation beyond the individual

    December 19, 2014 by M.G.(Ron) Britton, Ph.D., P.Eng.

    In Canada, professions are regulated under provincial/territorial law. In turn, provincial/territorial responsibility is accomplished by enacting laws that create profession specific Associations that are assigned the right/responsibility of self regulation. In the case of engineering, individual provincial/territorial Acts vary in

  • Comment: Elliot Lake – a litany of neglect

    December 1, 2014 by Bronwen Parsons

    Justice Paul R. Bélanger’s report on the travesty at the Algo Mall in Elliot Lake in 2012 makes for excellent — if unhappy — reading (see p. 23). Part I of the report describes the litany of bad decisions and neglect…