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  • TMP’s president retires

    January 13, 2020 by CCE

    At the end of 2019, John Lowden retired as president of The Mitchell Partnership (TMP), a Toronto-headquartered mechanical engineering firm. Lowden spent 40 years with TMP, starting in its Calgary office as a designer before working in London, England, and

  • News Buildings

    MUHC achieves second LEED Gold certification

    January 10, 2020 by CCE

    Montreal-based McGill University Health Centre’s (MUHC’s) Glen site has become the first hospital in Quebec to be twice certified to Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Gold. The Canada Green Building Council (CaGBC) has awarded the certification to the

  • Smith + Andersen announces four new appointments

    January 7, 2020 by CCE

    Canadian consulting engineering firm Smith + Andersen has appointed two new associates and two new senior associates. Jonas Liang, P.Eng. (pictured above), has been promoted to associate at the firm’s Vancouver office. He has more than 13 years’ experience in

  • JLR appoints new chief mechanical engineer

    January 7, 2020 by CCE

    Ottawa-headquartered multidisciplinary firm J.L. Richards & Associates (JLR) has appointed Joël Primeau, P.Eng, its new chief mechanical engineer. Primeau has more than 30 years’ industry experience and first joined JLR in June 2019 as senior mechanical design engineer. In his

  • Glass, glazing and fenestration industries form alliance

    January 3, 2020 by CCE

    As of Jan. 1, the American Architectural Manufacturers Association (AAMA)—which represents more than 300 producers of glass, glazing and curtain wall products for commercial and residential construction—and the Insulating Glass Manufacturers Alliance (IGMA) have officially combined into one organization, the

  • AE names new VP for transportation projects

    January 2, 2020 by CCE

    Associated Engineering (AE) has appointed Kent Eklund, P.Eng., MBA (pictured), its new vice-president for transportation. He succeeds Bryan Petzold, P.Eng., MBA, who has retired after more than 14 years with the company. Eklund has nearly 30 years’ experience, including client

  • Canstruction Toronto calls for 2020 entries

    December 20, 2019 by CCE

    Teams of engineers, architects, designers, contractors and design students are encouraged to register for and participate in the 21st annual edition of Canstruction Toronto. The international Canstruction design-and-build competition raises awareness of hunger issues by collecting food bank donations while

  • Hamilton’s mayor addresses LRT cancellation

    December 19, 2019 by CCE

    Yesterday, the mayor of Hamilton, Fred Eisenberger, issued an open letter to Ontario’s premier, Doug Ford, expressing disappointment over the provincial government’s cancellation of his city’s light rail transit (LRT) project and requesting information about the project’s estimated costs. “Millions

  • B.C. awards contract for Hwy 91/17 upgrade

    December 18, 2019 by CCE

    British Columbia’s ministry of transportation and infrastructure announces the provincial government has awarded a fixed-price contract to design and build its Highway 91/17 upgrade project. Specifically, the contract has been awarded to Pacific Gateway Constructors General Partnership, a team that

  • ACEC-SK presents 2019 Awards of Distinction

    December 17, 2019 by CCE

    On Nov. 26, the Association of Consulting Engineering Companies – Saskatchewan (ACEC-SK) handed out its annual Awards of Distinction at a reception in Saskatoon, acknowledging local industry accomplishments. The province’s lieutenant governor, Russ Mirasty, presented a Meritorious Achievement Award to

  • Arup unveils two innovation labs in Toronto

    December 17, 2019 by CCE

    Arup, a global consulting engineering firm, recently welcomed clients and partners to its 65,000-sf, four-floor Toronto offices to unveil two new ‘incubators,’ the Maker’s and Pegasus Labs. Maker’s Lab (pictured above) facilitates modelling, production, assembly and prototyping. The open collaboration

  • ASHRAE and SCC collaborate for sustainable built environments

    December 16, 2019 by CCE

    ASHRAE and the Smart Cities Council (SCC) have signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) formalizing their relationship and outlining their shared commitment toward the advancement of a more sustainable built environment. Darryl K. Boyce, P.Eng., president of ASHRAE (pictured, left),

  • QED offers webinars on groundwater and soil sampling

    December 16, 2019 by CCE

    Pumping system manufacturer QED Environmental Systems, a subsidiary of Graco, has launched a series of educational webinars for consulting environmental engineers, facility managers, regulators and related professionals. The lineup of upcoming presentations starts on Dec. 19, 2019, with ‘Trends in

  • ACEC-Canada hires Jacky Ehombe as executive assistant

    December 16, 2019 by CCE

    Jacky Ehombe has joined the Ottawa-based Association of Consulting Engineering Companies (ACEC) Canada as executive assistant. She has more than 12 years’ administrative experience in the public sector. In her new role, managing ACEC-Canada’s national office reception desk, Ehombe is

  • News Buildings

    Engineers ‘push the envelope’ at The Buildings Show

    December 13, 2019 by Peter Saunders

    “Engineers are capturing more of the construction industry through the building envelope,” Nova Scotia’s Gary Ruitenberg, P.Eng., commented in an interview with Canadian Consulting Engineer magazine, a few days after attending Informa’s The Buildings Show at the Metro Toronto Convention

  • Hatch establishes scholarships in memory of Montreal Massacre victims

    December 10, 2019 by CCE

    Consulting engineering firm Hatch has established three new $10,000 scholarships to support female engineering students attending Montreal’s École Polytechnique, as a way to honour the memory of the victims of the school’s mass shooting on Dec. 6, 1989. In the

  • ASHRAE adds new courses to 2020 winter conference

    December 9, 2019 by CCE

    The ASHRAE Learning Institute (ALI) will offer 21 educational courses—including 17 half-day and four full-day seminars—during the 2020 ASHRAE Winter Conference and the AHR Expo in Orlando, Fla. The lineup will include new ALI courses on such topics as building

  • Edmonton cement plant seeks engineering support for carbon capture and storage

    December 2, 2019 by CCE

    In what is reportedly a North American first, Lehigh Cement has launched a feasibility study of a full-scale carbon capture and storage (CCS) project, working with the International CCS Knowledge Centre, to reduce the greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions of its

  • ‘Solving Water’ podcast dives into clean and efficient plumbing, HVAC

    November 29, 2019 by CCE

    Xylem has launched ‘Solving Water,’ a new podcast series intended to help plumbing and HVAC professionals learn more about clean water access and efficient use in commercial buildings, utilities, residential communities and elsewhere. Known for products and services relating to

  • News Buildings

    Updates coming to BC Energy Step Code

    November 27, 2019 by CCE

    British Columbia’s Office of Housing and Construction Standards is revising the province’s building code. Among the changes are three updates to the BC Energy Step Code that will take effect on Dec. 12. First, there will be two options for demonstrating

  • Is road pricing needed to fund infrastructure?

    November 26, 2019 by CCE

    A new report recommends Ontario’s government look into road pricing, among other new revenue tools, to make up for shortfalls in gas and diesel taxes. In the report—”Ontario’s Downward Trend for Fuel Tax Revenue: Will Road Pricing Fill the Gap?”—Harry

  • HVACR community forecasts positive economic outlook for 2020

    November 26, 2019 by CCE

    According to the latest AHR Expo and ASHRAE Economic Outlook Survey, most members of the heating, ventilation, air-conditioning and refrigeration (HVACR) community feel positive about their business heading into 2020. The results of the survey—which was distributed to past and

  • News Buildings

    RFP closes for Halton’s consolidated courthouse project

    November 25, 2019 by CCE

    The request for proposals (RFP) stage has closed for teams to submit their bids to design, build, finance and maintain the new Halton Region consolidated courthouse in Oakville, Ont. Following a request for qualifications (RFQ) process, three teams—EllisDon Infrastructure Justice,

  • CISC’s Quebec Region celebrates excellence in steel construction

    November 22, 2019 by CCE

    On Nov. 11, the Canadian Institute of Steel Construction’s (CISC’s) Quebec Region handed out its 21st annual Steel Awards for Excellence in Steel Construction at Montreal’s Windsor Hotel. Organized by Quebec Region manager Hellen Christodoulou, the event highlighted projects that

  • University of Lethbridge’s Science Commons uses passive energy design

    November 21, 2019 by CCE

    Stantec and KPMB Architects recently completed the Science Commons, a new academic building for Alberta’s University of Lethbridge, which uses light harvesting systems and passive energy design to achieve a projected energy use reduction of 53%. The $280-million, 413,000-sf Science

  • LEED v4 tops 1,000 projects in Canada

    November 21, 2019 by CCE

    The Canada Green Building Council (CaGBC) is celebrating a new milestone as the total number of Canadian project registrations for the fourth version of Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) certification surpasses 1,000. LEED is already the world’s most

  • Canada’s P3 conference showcases transportation

    November 20, 2019 by CCE

    Transportation infrastructure was in special focus when the Canadian Council for Public-Private Partnerships (CCPPP) held its 27th annual conference earlier this week at the Sheraton Centre Toronto hotel. On Nov. 18, the first of the conference’s two days, CCPPP handed

  • MRA revamps corporate identity and mission statement

    November 20, 2019 by CCE

    Martin Roy et Associés (MRA), a consulting engineering firm headquartered in Deux-Montagnes, Que., has revamped its corporate identity and mission statement to focus on ‘carbon-neutral’ buildings and transportation. The announcement follows Justin Trudeau’s pledge in September to make Canada carbon-neutral

  • News Buildings

    Canada’s first large-scale multi-storey distribution centre planned for Burnaby

    November 18, 2019 by CCE

    Oxford Properties Group plans to develop Canada’s first large-bay multi-level industrial property at Riverbend Business Park in Burnaby, B.C., transforming a former brownfield site. The business park, previously the site of a paperboard milling operation and a landfill, offers 1.35

  • CEO and MEA update standard agreement for consulting engineers

    November 14, 2019 by CCE

    Consulting Engineers of Ontario (CEO) and the Municipal Engineers Association (MEA) are issuing an updated version of their client/engineer standard agreement for professional consulting services. The agreement is a pro forma contract for professional services between consulting engineering firms and