Canadian Consulting Engineer


  • RWDI launches COVID-19 testing service

    July 14, 2020 by CCE

    As Canadian businesses reopen with caution, consulting engineering firm RWDI has teamed up with biotechnology organization Purity-IQ to launch Songbird Life Sciences, a new venture to provide COVID-19 testing and health protection services for shared spaces. To help its clients

  • News Buildings

    World first: 3-D printing a two-storey house in one piece

    July 13, 2020 by CCE

    Kamp C, a centre for construction sustainability and innovation in Westerlo, Belgium, has produced on its premises what it says is the world’s first house to be 3-D printed in one piece. The 90-m2 model dwelling was created using a

  • Addressing higher construction costs during COVID-19

    July 10, 2020 by Gerry Argento, LL.M, and Tania L. Pinheiro

    This article is intended as an update of a previous discussion about COVID-19 and the possible consequences for parties to a standard Canadian Construction Documents Committee (CCDC) Stipulated Price Contract and corresponding Canadian Construction Association (CCA) Stipulated Price Subcontract. It

  • SNC-Lavalin plans digital collaboration platform for project delivery

    July 10, 2020 by CCE

    SNC-Lavalin has formed a strategic alliance with several key technology partners in an effort to transform the way it collaborates with clients to deliver infrastructure projects. Through a new agreement with Creative ITC, VMWare and Nvidia, the consulting engineering firm

  • DFI announces new chair of WiDF Committee

    July 9, 2020 by CCE

    Lucky Nagarajan, general manager (GM) of engineering and business development for Giken America, is the new chair of the Deep Foundations Institute’s (DFI’s) Women in Deep Foundations (WiDF) Committee. She succeeds Maysill Pascal, P.E., senior regional engineer and sales manager

  • CRB opens first Canadian office

    July 9, 2020 by CCE

    Design, engineering and construction firm CRB has opened an office in Mississauga, Ont., marking its first entry in the Canadian market. The company, which has 18 other locations across North America and Europe, specializes in integrated project delivery (IPD) for

  • Crozier promotes Nick Mocan to president

    July 7, 2020 by Peter Saunders

    Ontario’s C.F. Crozier & Associates, which specializes in land development engineering, has promoted Nick Mocan, P.Eng, to president. He succeeds Chris Crozier, P.Eng., who held the position since he founded the company in 2004. Mocan has led the company’s business operations

  • Tetra Tech begins studies for Granada Gold Mine on-site mill

    July 7, 2020 by CCE

    The Granada Gold Mine (GGM) in Rouyn-Noranda, Que., has retained consulting engineering firm Tetra Tech to begin a gap analysis to amend its current certificate of authorization for an on-site mill. “A stage-one surface stripping program has discovered mineralized structures

  • Gannett Fleming, IBI named technical advisors for Toronto subway extensions

    July 5, 2020 by CCE

    Infrastructure Ontario (IO) and transportation agency Metrolinx have awarded a technical advisory services agreement for Toronto’s Scarborough and Yonge North subway extension projects to OneT+, a joint venture (JV) partnership between Gannett Fleming and IBI Group. “Having previously worked with Gannett

  • WSP and Altus Group spin off surveying and geomatics firm

    July 3, 2020 by CCE

    Following the close of a transaction between WSP Global and Altus Group last weekend, Canada’s newest surveying and geomatics firm—GeoVerra—opened its doors for business this week. As part of the transaction, WSP and Altus carved out their geomatics teams to

  • Smith + Andersen names new principals and associates

    July 2, 2020 by CCE

    Three new principals have joined the Smith + Andersen partnership. The consulting engineering firm has also appointed three associate principals and one associate. Dugan Doherty, P.Eng., is an electrical and lighting engineer who joined Smith + Andersen in 2013. As

  • ASHRAE recognizes Canadian members’ achievements

    June 30, 2020 by CCE

    During its current virtual conference, ASHRAE has announced which members it is recognizing this year for their outstanding achievements and contributions to the organization and the heating, ventilation, air-conditioning and refrigeration (HVAC+R) industry, including several Canadians. The Dan Mills Chapter

  • News Buildings

    ‘Twisted’ building takes shape at York University

    June 29, 2020 by CCE

    Toronto’s York University recently broke ground on the first dedicated structure for its school of continuing studies, which has seen more than 1,000% growth in its professional program enrolments over five years. The 97,000-sf twisted building, located at the university’s

  • News Buildings

    U of T Passive House student residence moves forward

    June 27, 2020 by CCE

    The University of Toronto (U of T) has awarded a design-build contract for a new Passive House (PH) student residence building at its Scarborough campus to construction firm Pomerleau. The facility has been in the planning stages since 2017. Conceptualized

  • AECOM CEO joins Nexii’s board of directors

    June 25, 2020 by CCE

    Michael S. Burke, chair and CEO of infrastructure firm AECOM, has been appointed to the board of directors for Nexii, a Vancouver-headquartered supplier of ‘green’ building materials. “As the impacts of the climate crisis and urbanization mount, it’s essential we

  • Arup appoints Melissa Burton to lead consulting practice for Canada

    June 24, 2020 by CCE

    Arup has appointed four new principals across the Americas region, including one in Canada. Melissa Burton, CEng, leads the firm’s consulting practice for Canada. She recently moved to Toronto after spending five years with the company in London, England, and

  • Brown and Caldwell appoints Vancouver leader

    June 23, 2020 by CCE

    Sebastien Le Scraigne has joined international environmental engineering and construction firm Brown and Caldwell as Vancouver leader, responsible for operations management, client service and regional expansion. Le Scraigne is a licensed professional engineer with master’s degrees in chemical engineering, energy

  • News Energy

    OPG starts to rebuild Calabogie Generating Station

    June 23, 2020 by CCE

    This month, Ontario Power Generation (OPG) is starting to rebuild the Calabogie Generating Station (GS). The original 5-MW GS, constructed on the province’s Madawaska River in 1917, was already nearing the end of its operational life when it was extensively

  • NEA joins GHD

    June 22, 2020 by CCE

    Niblett Environmental Associates (NEA), a biological consultancy based in Lindsay, Ont., has become part of GHD, an international consulting engineering firm with offices across Canada. NEA’s 10-person team, led by president and senior biologist Chris Ellingwood, has provided expertise in

  • Ontario updates P3 market for infrastructure projects

    June 22, 2020 by CCE

    Ontario’s government has listed 37 major infrastructure projects in its Spring 2020 public-private partnership (P3) market update. “The update signals to the infrastructure sector that Ontario remains committed to major projects, including subways, highways, health care facilities and community safety

  • IABSE honours new Samuel De Champlain Bridge

    June 18, 2020 by CCE

    The International Association for Bridge and Structural Engineering (IABSE) has announced the laureates for its 2020 awards, including the first honour for a Canadian structure since the program was initiated in 1998—the new Samuel De Champlain Bridge over the Saint

  • Calgary approves Green Line LRT project

    June 17, 2020 by CCE

    Yesterday, Calgary’s city council approved an updated Stage 1 alignment and changes to construction staging for the Green Line light-rail transit (LRT) project, implementing recommendations that followed a June 1 committee meeting. The new alignment of the 15-station project will

  • Manitoba Restart Program to fund infrastructure projects

    June 16, 2020 by CCE

    Manitoba’s government is spending nearly $600 million to improve provincial infrastructure, including road, water and waste projects, to help support the economy after the COVID-19 pandemic. “As Manitoba is now in a position to slowly and carefully restart our economy,

  • Engineers Canada celebrates award winners for 2020

    June 16, 2020 by CCE

    Last week, a month-long celebration began for the seven recipients of the 2020 Engineers Canada awards, honoured for their outstanding projects and achievements, community and professional involvement, contributions to engineering education and support for advancing gender equity and diversity in

  • ACEC-SK introduces 2020-2021 board

    June 15, 2020 by CCE

    The Association of Consulting Engineering Companies – Saskatchewan (ACEC-SK) has introduced its new board of directors for 2020-2021, following its annual general meeting (AGM) on June 2. Patrick Lalach, P.Eng., partner and transportation director for Saskatchewan with CIMA+ (pictured), has been

  • ASHRAE repositions more conferences due to pandemic

    June 11, 2020 by CCE

    During the global COVID-19 pandemic, ASHRAE has changed plans for some of its upcoming conferences for the heating, ventilation, air conditioning and refrigeration (HVAC+R) engineering community. As already mentioned here, the organization’s summer conference—originally planned to be held in Austin,

  • Calgary-Banff commuter rail service to be studied

    June 10, 2020 by CCE

    The Canada Infrastructure Bank (CIB) has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) in partnership with Alberta’s ministry of transportation to study and conduct due diligence for a 130-km Calgary-Banff passenger rail service project. The vision is for six stops—Calgary International

  • News Buildings

    CanBIM seeks entries for 2020 Innovation Spotlight Awards

    June 10, 2020 by CCE

    CanBIM, which supports the Canadian building and infrastructure community’s efforts to improve construction with building information modelling (BIM) technologies, is seeking submissions for the sixth year of its Innovation Spotlight Awards. The awards are intended to benchmark trends and the

  • Surrey completes first DMAF-supplemented infrastructure project

    June 9, 2020 by CCE

    The municipal government of Surrey, B.C., announces the completion of the Serpentine Railway Bridge replacement project. It is the first of 13 project components to be partially supported by the federal government’s Disaster Mitigation and Adaptation Fund (DMAF). The city

  • Consulting engineer named director general of Montreal’s SJPD

    June 9, 2020 by CCE

    Isabelle Bonneau, ing., has been appointed the new director general (DG) of Montreal’s Société du parc Jean-Drapeau (SPJD), effective July 6. She will succeed Ronald Cyr, who is retiring after serving in the role since 2015. Bonneau has 25 years’