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    University of Guelph to renew and expand performing arts facilities

    October 25, 2019 by CCE

    Ontario’s University of Guelph broke ground yesterday for the renewal and expansion of its performing arts program’s facilities. Diamond Schmitt Architects has designed the 45,000-sf project to reimagine the north wing of the MacKinnon Building, which was built in 1967

  • Lucy Casacia named VP of WSP’s smart solutions

    October 24, 2019 by CCE

    Consulting engineering firm WSP Canada has hired Lucy Casacia to serve as vice-president (VP) of its ‘smart solutions’ business. Casacia’s experience includes eight years of senior roles with Siemens Canada, most recently leading business development for its ‘smart cities’ practice

  • Mott MacDonald to study new TransLink crossing’s feasibility

    October 24, 2019 by CCE

    British Columbia’s provincial government, Metro Vancouver’s TransLink and municipal funding partners selected engineering consultancy Mott MacDonald to study the technical feasibility of a high-capacity rapid-transit (RT) crossing via the Burrard Inlet to the North Shore. The study will consider the

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    CaGBC offers recommendations to new federal government

    October 23, 2019 by CCE

    In the wake of this week’s federal election, which the Liberal Party won with a minority government, the Canada Green Building Council’s (CaGBC’s) advocacy team has offered recommendations for moving the building industry toward a lower-carbon future. “Canadians call for

  • OAA showcases infrastructure innovations in inaugural Shift Challenge

    October 23, 2019 by CCE

    At a free event on Nov. 6, the Ontario Association of Architects (OAA) will showcase 11 infrastructure projects it has recognized through its inaugural Shift Challenge program, which addresses how new infrastructure can make communities better for everyone. Through an

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    Toronto’s SickKids breaks ground on Patient Support Centre

    October 23, 2019 by CCE

    Yesterday, downtown Toronto’s Hospital for Sick Children (SickKids) and its charitable foundation held an official groundbreaking ceremony for their new 22-storey Patient Support Centre (PSC). The ceremony follows eight months of demolition. The site for the PSC was formerly occupied

  • Bill Gammel joins AEP as VP of sales

    October 22, 2019 by CCE

    Atlas Engineered Products (AEP), a truss and engineered wood product company based in Nanaimo, B.C., has hired Bill Gammel to join its executive team as vice-president (VP) of sales, effective immediately. Based in Edmonton, Gammel has more than 30 years’

  • Winnipeg’s largest infrastructure project nears completion

    October 21, 2019 by CCE

    Construction has finished on phase two of Winnipeg’s Southwest Transitway, the largest infrastructure project so far in the city’s history. It is set to open fully in spring 2020. The dedicated high-speed roadway for buses, developed by Plenary Roads Winnipeg

  • Ontario launches unsolicited infrastructure proposals framework

    October 16, 2019 by Peter Saunders

    Ontario’s government has launched a framework for receiving and evaluating infrastructure proposals from the private sector. A new online portal will accept unsolicited proposals (USPs) that were not requested through an existing procurement. The framework marks the first-ever formal process

  • Vance Czerwinski named West Grey’s director of infrastructure, public works

    October 16, 2019 by CCE

    The municipal government for West Grey, Ont., has hired Vance Czerwinski as its new director of infrastructure and public works. He was introduced to council at a meeting yesterday. A certified engineering technologist (CET) and certified road supervisor (CRS), Czerwinski

  • FCM concerned with CPC platform’s infrastructure spending reductions

    October 15, 2019 by CCE

    The Federation of Canadian Municipalities (FCM) has responded to the Conservative Party of Canada’s (CPC’s) election platform—which was released on Oct. 11—by expressing concern over its reductions to year-over-year infrastructure spending. “Cities across the country have an urgent need for

  • NORR rebrands with new logo, tagline, website and centres of excellence

    October 11, 2019 by CCE

    NORR Architects and Engineers has launched new corporate branding to represent its current strategic direction, align its 750 professionals across 14 market sectors, support its new ‘centres of excellence’ in Canada, the U.S., the U.K. and the U.A.E. and, according

  • Endress+Hauser facility in Burlington pursues three sustainability certifications

    October 11, 2019 by CCE

    Engineers at mcCallumSather and WSP are helping Endress+Hauser Canada target three major sustainability certifications—i.e. net-zero energy, the Zero Carbon Building Standard and Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Gold through the Canadian Green Building Council (CaGBC)—for the company’s new

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    Ellis Don and PCL short-listed to build Vancouver’s new St. Paul’s Hospital

    October 10, 2019 by CCE

    Providence Health Care has short-listed qualified teams from Ellis Don and PCL for the next stage of a competition to design, build and partially finance the new St. Paul’s Hospital in Vancouver (rendering pictured). Ellis Don’s team includes Parkin Architects

  • Krista Barfoot joins Stantec’s environmental services practice

    October 9, 2019 by CCE

    Krista L. Barfoot, Ph.D., C.Chem., QPRA, has joined Stantec’s environmental services team as senior scientist. Based in Waterloo, Ont., Barfoot will lead the delivery of brownfield risk assessments (RAs) across the province, while also sharing the engineering firm’s emerging contaminants

  • Sarnia names David Jackson director of engineering

    October 9, 2019 by CCE

    David Jackson has accepted the position of director of engineering with the municipal government of Sarnia, Ont. He begins the role today, which involves overseeing the city’s public works, transit and engineering divisions. A registered professional engineer (P.Eng.) and certified

  • Canadian infrastructure report card updated ahead of federal election

    October 8, 2019 by CCE

    The 2019 Canadian Infrastructure Report Card, released yesterday ahead of the federal election, calls for long-term investments in the renewal of public infrastructure that it finds is aging, in poor condition and at risk. The following are some of the

  • HGC Engineering expands with Calgary office

    October 8, 2019 by CCE

    HCG Engineering of Mississauga, Ont., a specialized consulting engineering firm that exclusively addresses noise, vibration and acoustics, has opened its new Western Canadian branch headquarters (HQ) in Calgary. “We have been doing acoustical consulting work in Western Canada since our

  • Weather barrier pioneer honoured as DuPont fellow

    October 4, 2019 by CCE

    DuPont has recognized building science and construction technology leader Theresa ‘Teri’ Weston with the title of fellow, the company’s highest technical professional level for scientists and engineers, shared by only 12 other active members around the world. Working within DuPont’s

  • JLR acquires PES

    October 3, 2019 by CCE

    J.L. Richards & Associates (JLR), which provides engineering, architecture, planning and project management services from seven offices across Ontario, has acquired Porcupine Engineering Services (PES), a multidisciplinary firm based in Timmins. The acquisition is intended to diversify JLR’s servers for

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    Infrastructure Canada supports expansion of Edmonton’s science centre

    October 3, 2019 by CCE

    Infrastructure Canada recently promised funding, through its community, culture and recreation stream, to support the Aurora project, a renovation and expansion project for Telus World of Science Edmonton. Specifically, $8.65 million in new funding will go toward the $23.4-million fourth

  • First-of-its-kind stainless steel bridge built in Toronto

    October 2, 2019 by CCE

    On Oct. 1, the Garrison Crossing stainless steel bridge—reportedly the first of its kind in Canada—was officially opened in downtown Toronto. Pedelta, a consulting engineering firm specializing in bridges, worked with DTAH, an architectural firm, and other companies to design

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    Navigant Research forecasts global building stock growth to 2028

    October 1, 2019 by CCE

    A new report by Navigant Research estimates the total global building stock will grow from 165.8 billion m2 in 2019 to 184.7 billion m2 in 2028, with the highest rates of growth to occur in developing regions, including Asia-Pacific (APAC),

  • Nova Scotia funds municipal infrastructure for water, wastewater and flood risk projects

    October 1, 2019 by CCE

    Nova Scotia’s government announced yesterday eight communities across will receive more than $922,000 for water-related infrastructure projects, through the provincial capital assistance program. Among these projects, the government has earmarked: – $406,716 to improve municipal water supplies and conduct testing

  • Hydro-Quebec celebrates 50th anniversary of Daniel-Johnson Dam

    September 30, 2019 by CCE

    Today, Hydro-Quebec commemorated the 50th anniversary of the world’s highest multiple-arch-and-buttress dam, the Daniel-Johnson Dam on the Manicouagan River, calling it an iconic symbol of modern Quebec and of hydropower. Sitting 214 km north of Baie-Comeau, the dam comprises 13

  • Peter Saunders joins Canadian Consulting Engineer as editor

    September 27, 2019 by CCE

    Peter Saunders (pictured below) has joined Canadian Consulting Engineer as editor. He succeeds Doug Picklyk, who is stepping into the role of editor for two other magazines within the Annex Business Media family. Saunders has previously worked on magazines for

  • ASHRAE prepares new net-zero HQ

    September 27, 2019 by CCE

    The American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE) is undertaking a US$15.7-million renovation of the building that will become its new global headquarters (HQ), with the goal of achieving—and showcasing—net-zero energy efficiency. The 67,000-square-foot, 1970s-era commercial office building

  • ACEC hires new manager of finance and administration

    September 27, 2019 by CCE

    Michael Courtright has joined the national office for Canada’s Association of Consulting Engineering Companies (ACEC) as manager of finance and administration. He succeeds Jean-Marc Carrière, vice-president (VP) of finance and administration, who is retiring after more than 21 years of

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    CanBIM considers technology’s role in affordable housing

    September 26, 2019 by Peter Saunders

    On Sept. 25 and 26, CanBIM held a regional event at the Hyatt Regency Toronto, focusing on what is certain a timely theme for the Greater Toronto Area (GTA): addressing the affordable housing crisis through digital innovation and technology. The

  • B.C.’s Step Code helps drive $3.3-billion energy-efficiency market

    September 25, 2019 by CEC

    A recent Vancouver Economic Commission (VEC) study suggests communities across British Columbia that are using the new BC Energy Step Code—which allows them to require builders to exceed minimum legal requirements for energy efficiency—are helping drive a $3.3-billion market for