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Quebec consulting engineers celebrate 2016 awards

Excellent engineering by Quebec consulting engineers was rewarded at the Grands Prix du génie-conseil québécois 2016 held on May 17. Buildings, environmental clean-ups and water treatment plants among the winners. Event marks role of engineers as a force for sustainability and combating climate change. » Read full article

Trans Mountain pipeline approval promises construction boom

Deciding in favour of $6.8 billion expansion, NEB says: "Taking into account all the evidence, considering all relevant factors, and given that there are considerable benefits nationally, regionally and to some degree locally, the Board found that the benefits of the project would outweigh the residual burdens." » Read full article

Water conservation in farming could be new engineering frontier

The nature of agriculture could dramatically change as water becomes scarce, and several radical new farming approaches are already bearing fruit in the U.S. One video example is a former brewery used to breed fish and plants. » Read full article
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First "Licensed Engineering Technologist" title granted in Ontario

Professional Engineers Ontario issued its first Licensed Engineering Technologist (LET) designation in early May. Approved applicants can perform professional engineering work within a defined scope. » Read full article

Company news round-up: AMEC, WSP, RWDI, HGC, Smith + Andersen

Fukushima fallout; giving to Alberta fire appeal; making headlines; making speeches; opening up shop in Halifax » Read full article
Ontario Export Awards

Mailbox: NU girders used in Alberta since 2000

Calgary engineer comments on the article "Highway in a Park," which appeared in Canadian Consulting Engineer's print edition about the Hon. Herb Grey Parkway near Windsor, Ontario. »read more

Defective design by consultants costs pipe supplier

An article published in several sources entitled "How to navigate the subtleties of Contract Warranties" points out pitfalls in contract warranties where consulting engineers were involved. »read more
CCE - Directory of Building Engineers