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  • 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

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    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

  • Guelph’s new snow storage pad reduces environmental impact of salt

    January 15, 2020 by CCE

    Consulting engineers at GHD have worked with Melfer Construction and the municipal government of Guelph, Ont., to build a new 18,600-m2 snow storage pad that will help reduce the local environmental impact of road salt. Nearly 12 times the size

  • News Buildings

    Edmonton’s Manulife Place to be modernized

    January 14, 2020 by CCE

    Manulife Investment Management announced today plans for a $30-million redevelopment of Manulife Place, the 36-storey downtown Edmonton tower it jointly owns with Alberta Investment Management Corporation (AIMCo). The building currently comprises 745,000 sf of offices and 103,000 sf of retail

  • 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

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    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