Canadian Consulting Engineer


  • CEA presents 24th annual awards of excellence

    February 27, 2020 by Peter Saunders

    On Feb. 21, Consulting Engineers of Alberta (CEA) presented 12 awards of excellence and 14 awards of merit at its 24th annual showcase gala at the Edmonton Convention Centre. More than 50 projects were submitted for this year’s awards program,

  • Former Genivar president fined $75K in contract-sharing scheme

    February 25, 2020 by CCE

    The disciplinary council of the Ordre des Ingénieurs du Québec (OIQ) has rendered its decision on guilt and sanction in the case of Pierre Shoiry (pictured), former president and CEO of Montreal-based Genivar. He has been sentenced to pay two

  • Exp appoints EVP of major projects

    February 24, 2020 by CCE

    Consulting engineering firm Exp has appointed Reece Bailey executive vice-president (EVP) for major projects. He is based in Ottawa. Bailey joins the firm from SNC-Lavalin and has more than 25 years’ experience in transit and rail design, operations, facilities and

  • Funding announced for Portage la Prairie wastewater facility expansion

    February 19, 2020 by CCE

    The government of Manitoba has announced it will provide upward of $61 million to help upgrade Portage la Prairie’s municipally owned and operated water pollution control facility (WPCF), which treats wastewater—including that from the region’s agri-business industry—before it is discharged

  • OIQ celebrates 100 years in Quebec engineering

    February 18, 2020 by CCE

    L’Ordre des Ingénieurs du Québec (OIQ) marked its 100th birthday on Feb. 14. Originally founded as the Corporation of Professional Engineers of Quebec (CPEQ) in 1920 to ensure competence and ethical behaviour for approximately 500 members, it now comprises 65,000

  • Canadian engineers among nominees for ASHRAE officers and directors

    February 12, 2020 by CCE

    During its winter conference last week in Orlando, Fla., ASHRAE announced the nominees for its 2020-2021 slate of officers and directors, including two Canadians. ASHRAE’s nominating committee made the selections from a list of recommendations by its chapters’ regional conferences,

  • Waterloo and McMaster civil engineering students earn DFI scholarships

    February 11, 2020 by CCE

    The Deep Foundations Institute’s (DFI’s) educational trust has awarded two Manuel Fine scholarships, each worth US$2,500, to civil engineering students in Ontario. The first is Michelle Liu, a graduate student at the University of Waterloo. During her undergraduate studies, she

  • SNC-Lavalin appoints CFO, nominates new board members

    February 11, 2020 by CCE

    SNC-Lavalin has appointed Jeff Bell chief financial officer (CFO) and nominated three new members—Gary C. Baughman, Chris Clark and Mike Pedersen—for its board of directors. Bell, formerly group CFO for energy services firm Centrica, officially joined SNC-Lavalin today (Feb. 11)

  • Stantec names Susan Walter EVP of infrastructure

    February 11, 2020 by CCE

    Stantec has promoted Susan Walter, P.Eng., to executive vice-president (EVP) of infrastructure on a global basis. She succeeds Stuart Lerner, who was recently named chief operating officer (COO) for North America. Walter brings 35 years’ industry experience to the role.

  • B.C. government plans to replace West Fraser Road

    February 11, 2020 by CCE

    The government of British Columbia says funding is in place and plans are moving ahead to rebuild and realign West Fraser Road, which was heavily damaged in 2018 by flooding and needs to be replaced. With an estimated cost up

  • News Buildings

    2020 AHR Expo showcases tools for improving building operations

    February 10, 2020 by CCE

    Last week’s three-day AHR Expo at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, Fla., drew more than 50,000 attendees, from more than 160 countries, to check out 506,090 sf of heating, ventilation, air-conditioning and refrigeration (HVAC+R) products from more than

  • Donors’ equipment and funds support net-zero-ready ASHRAE HQ

    February 4, 2020 by CCE

    During its current winter conference in Orlando, Fla., ASHRAE recognized 18 major donors to a building campaign in support of renovations to its new global headquarters (HQ) in Peachtree Corners, Ga. The estimated US$20-million project is transforming a 66,700-sf office

  • Canadian engineers among award winners at ASHRAE Winter Conference

    February 3, 2020 by CCE

    As the ASHRAE Winter Conference kicked off on the weekend, the association recognized its members’ outstanding achievements and contributions to the built environment, including those of three Canadian engineers. First, the society elevated 33 members to the grade of Fellow.

  • New agreement aims to extend SkyTrain to UBC

    January 31, 2020 by CCE

    Vancouver’s municipal government, the University of British Columbia (UBC) and the Musqueam, Squamish, and Tsleil-Waututh Development Corporation (MST-DC) have signed an agreement to help extend TransLink’s SkyTrain light-rail transit (LRT) network all the way to UBC’s local campus. Following a

  • News Energy

    SNC-Lavalin wins three new contracts for Bruce Power

    January 31, 2020 by CCE

    Nuclear reactor operator Bruce Power, based in Tiverton, Ont., has awarded three contracts in support of its major component replacement program (MCR) to SNC-Lavalin subsidiary Candu Energy, with a combined value of $34 million. The contracts’ scope of engineering services

  • B.C. consulting engineering awards honour transportation projects

    January 30, 2020 by CCE

    On Jan. 28, British Columbia’s ministry of transportation and infrastructure handed out the 2020 B.C. Highways Consulting Engineers Awards in Vancouver. The program is designed to recognize technical excellence and innovation. The winner in the ‘design and contract preparation –

  • IEEE launches hub for electrical engineering research

    January 29, 2020 by CCE

    The Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) has launched, a collaborative, multidisciplinary online hub designed to facilitate the open dissemination of scientific findings in electrical engineering, computer science (CS) and related technologies. The freely accessible repository is the

  • News Buildings

    NRCan calls for building commissioning proposals

    January 29, 2020 by CCE

    Natural Resources Canada’s (NRCan’s) office of energy efficiency is calling for proposals as it facilitates the development of a national framework for existing building commissioning (EBCx) programming. While EBCx entails low- or no-cost improvements, NRCan reports it remains an underused

  • News Buildings

    RFQ issued for Toronto and Brampton courthouse project

    January 28, 2020 by CCE

    On Jan. 14, Infrastructure Ontario (IO) and the province’s ministry of the attorney general issued a request for qualifications (RFQ) for a consortium to design, build and finance the renovation of an Ontario Court of Justice (OCJ) facility in Toronto

  • SNC-Lavalin aligns leadership team to new strategy

    January 28, 2020 by CCE

    Montreal-headquartered SNC-Lavalin has made three appointments to its senior leadership team to support the new strategic direction it announced last July. This strategy prioritizes engineering, design and project management (EDPM), infrastructure services and nuclear power and will reorganize the firm

  • News Energy

    General Fusion enters strategic partnership with Hatch

    January 27, 2020 by CCE

    Vancouver-based General Fusion has entered an industrial partnership with Hatch to bring engineering expertise to its demonstration fusion-energy plant project. Under the terms of the deal, Hatch has invested in a round of financing for General Fusion. As a global

  • News Buildings

    Design unveiled for Ottawa’s OPL-LAC joint facility

    January 27, 2020 by CCE

    A ceremony last week revealed the design for the new Ottawa Public Library (OPL) and Library and Archives Canada (LAC) joint facility, which is scheduled to go to tender at the end of this year and eventually open in 2024.

  • Veteran structural engineer joins Stantec in Ottawa

    January 24, 2020 by CCE

    Saeed Towfighi, a 30-year engineering veteran who has led the design of high-rise towers and other large-scale projects around the world, is joining Stantec’s buildings team in Ottawa as senior structural engineer. Towfighi has worked on a wide range of

  • Infrastructure Ontario president/CEO steps down

    January 24, 2020 by CCE

    Ehren Cory, president and CEO of Infrastructure Ontario (IO), announced this week he will be stepping down from the government position, with plans to return to the private sector. Cory’s appointment began three years ago and was set to expire

  • Dillon Consulting announces new CEO

    January 24, 2020 by CCE

    On Mar. 1, Sean Hanlon (pictured) will become CEO of Toronto-headquartered Dillon Consulting. The employee-owned professional firm specializes in engineering, planning, environmental science and management and has 19 offices across Canada. Based in Saint John, N.B., Hanlon is a chemical

  • GHD merges with Movement Strategies

    January 21, 2020 by CCE

    Global consultancy GHD Group has merged with Movement Strategies, which analyzes crowd dynamics for major sites, events, transportation networks and ‘smart cities.’ While Movement Strategies’ 35 employees are based in London, England, the merger means GHD can now offer their

  • News Buildings

    Revitalized biosciences complex opens at UBC

    January 21, 2020 by CCE

    On Jan. 17, the University of British Columbia (UBC) opened the second phase of its revitalized biosciences complex in Vancouver, designed by Diamond Schmitt Architects (DSA) with engineering firm Henningson, Durham and Richardson (HDR). The new four-storey east wing and

  • News Buildings

    Steel-toppings celebrated for Newfoundland long-term care facilities

    January 20, 2020 by CCE

    Pomerleau, part of a consortium with SNC-Lavalin and Fengate, has completed the steel structures for two long-term care facilities in Gander and Grand Falls-Windsor, N.L. Last month, the consortium’s partners, collaborators and team members attended steel-topping ceremonies for the two

  • Engineering firms among Canada’s top employers for young people

    January 17, 2020 by CCE

    Engineering firms Dialog, GHD, Hatch, Hemmera, Mott Macdonald and R.F. Binnie & Associates are among the winners in the 2020 edition of the Canada’s Top Employers for Young People competition. Now in its 18th year, the project recognizes employers for

  • News Buildings

    ASHRAE breaks ground on global HQ renovation project

    January 15, 2020 by CCE

    On Jan. 10, ASHRAE held a groundbreaking event to mark the start of renovations for its new global headquarters (HQ) in Peachtree Corners, Ga. The project is expected to be completed this summer, with ASHRAE’s 125 employees scheduled to move