First Nations communities along the east side of Lake Winnipeg in Manitoba are being connected by permanent roads to the provincial road system for the first time.
The Report by the Drummond Commission released last week has recommendations that could have effects reaching far into the future for the work of consulting engineers.
Officials from the Association of Consulting Engineering Companies (ACEC) met with Prime Minister Stephen Harper last week in Ottawa.
While Toronto city council squabbles over whether to build subways or light-rail transit, Vancouver is getting on with building another light rapid-transit line to extend its Skytrain network.
The consequences of a bridge failure can range from the unexpected need for maintenance, to the complete loss of the structure — to the loss of life. Hydraulic bridge failures are those caused by the uncontrolled interaction of water or ice on…
The Deh Cho Bridge will be the first permanent crossing of the Mackenzie River in Canada’s Arctic region. The $180-million bridge will replace the operations of the Merv Hardie Ferry and the Mackenzie River Ice Crossing, resulting in…
On January 27, the federal government announced that the joint venture of MMM Group/CIMA+ SENC have been awarded an $1.8-million engineering design contract for the structural rehabilitation of the Macdonald-Cartier Bridge in Ottawa.
The private owners of the Ambassador Bridge between Windsor and Detroit continue to dispute with the Michigan Ministry of Transportation over whether work on access ramps has been done adequately, even after the bridge’s 84-year old owner went…
A new advisory body is to review and make recommendations to the Alberta government on the transportation needs for the Athabasca oil sands region.
DIALOG was a co-winner in the city of Vancouver’s re:CONNECT Ideas Competition held in December. The competition was to explore creative ideas for the Georgia and Dunsmuir viaducts and Eastern Core areas of Vancouver.
Winnipeg’s largest bridge project to date is under construction, involving the replacement of two bridges on a major transportation route into the downtown.
A report by the Conference Board of Canada says that while building infrastructure in Canada’s Far North is expensive, it is necessary if Canada is going to develop the region and attract private investment.
CBCL of Halifax has been awarded a contract for the detailed design and tender preparations for replacing the existing 1909 Indian Sluice Bridge in Yarmouth County, Nova Scotia. he scope of work includes a preliminary study and public…
The Ontario Concrete Awards were announced on December 1. The nine winners were:
The Government of Canada has launched a process to develop a new long-term plan for public infrastructure. The new plan would start when the current Building Canada Plan expires in 2014.
John Gamble, president of the Association of Consulting Engineering Companies – Canada (ACEC) appeared on CBC’s business show, the Lang and O’Leary Exchange, on November 25.
Cities across Canada are seeing their transit systems extended as projects start to get under way. In Toronto, Metrolinx announced that they had selected a group to design, build and finance a three-kilometre rail line that is a key part…
GENIVAR project to remediate copper mine in Gaspe Region wins top 2011 Canadian Consulting Engineering Award
The 2011 Canadian Consulting Engineering Awards were presented last night at a gala dinner at the Ottawa Convention Centre in the nation’s capital.
The Association of Consulting Engineers of Quebec (AICQ) is working to uphold the reputation and status of its members as a public scandal faces the construction industry in the province.
In the face of growing concerns over the condition of the busy Champlain Bridge in Montreal, the federal government has announced that it will build a new bridge across the St. Lawrence River.
The “lifeline bridge” concept was first developed by the California Department of Transportation to guarantee that certain roads are safe and remain accessible to emergency vehicles during a major earthquake and in the aftermath.
For more than 100 years the southbound journey on Dufferin Street in Toronto was stopped short by a major, multi-track rail corridor. Cars, buses and emergency vehicles alike were forced to turn left, entering the infamous “Dufferin Jog.” This…
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The level railway crossing at the intersection of Trafalgar Street and Hale Street was a longstanding bottleneck in the city of London’s road network. The single level crossing consisted of an arterial road and a collector road intersecting and…
Teamsters Canada are fed up with all the repairs being made to the Champlain Bridge corridor and other infrastructure in Montreal and spoke out in no uncertain terms.
Delcan is doing planning, environmental assessments and preliminary design for the central section of a transit way along the 407 corridor. Delcan’s role in this planned 150-km. interregional transit way involves 23 kilometres between Highway…
Following the collapse of a 16-metre piece of concrete from an overpass on the Ville-Marie Expressway in Montreal, the Canadian Society for Civil Engineering (CSCE) is calling for governments to rethink their infrastructure policies.
Travellers using Toronto’s downtown airport will be able to get to it by an underground tunnel, instead of having to park and take a short ferry ride across Lake Ontario.
The federal government has announced that it will spend $57 million on upgrades for small craft harbours around Canada.