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Engineers Stretched to the Limit: Report

Posted on March 26, 2015
Which issues cause the biggest headaches for today’s engineers around the world? According to a new global study by business information provider IHS, the pressure to work faster, the threat caused by institutional knowledge drain and challenges posed by environmental regulations are among the chief concerns. More than 2,100 engineers and technical professionals responded to a recent survey, the results of which appear in a report, The Pulse of Engineering: The Changing Work Environment for Engineers Today. The report details the demands that engineers [...]

Canada’s Construction Industry Adjusts to Change

Posted on March 26, 2015
The composition of resource-related investments is changing after more than a decade-long construction expansion, driven by new resource developments. Major infrastructure projects, sustaining capital, and maintenance work that support Canada’s new resource capacity become important drivers of labour market demands, according the latest forecast released today by BuildForce Canada. “As oil investments slow, opportunities continue in pipeline, transportation systems, electricity generation, and distribution projects,” said Rosemary Sparks, executive [...]

Hatch Joins Aboriginal Firm to Develop Better Worksites

Posted on March 26, 2015
Hatch and First Pac West, a Canadian Aboriginal company that provides housing and accommodation solutions to the resource, infrastructure, health care, and non-governmental organization (NGO) sectors, have signed a joint venture agreement. The agreement outlines the beginning of a strategic relationship between Hatch and First Pac West to jointly provide a better solution to remote living conditions for project workforces in the mining, energy, and infrastructure sectors around the world—as well as wherever communities require recreational, educational [...]

RBC Releases Canadian Water Attitudes Study

Posted on March 25, 2015
With the release of the 2015 Canadian Water Attitudes Study on March 24, RBC and GlobeScan today hosted a webinar examining some of the study’s most intriguing insights. The webinar included commentary from GlobeScan co-CEO Chris Coulter, RBC’s Lynn Patterson, Canadian Water and Wastewater Association Executive Director Robert Haller, and Bob Sandford, Chair of the Canadian Partnership Initiative UN Water for Life Decade. The webinar addressed four areas of interest covered in the study—Public Views of Drinking Water, the Infrastructure Knowledge [...]

Canada, NWT Sign Water-Monitoring Agreement

Posted on March 11, 2015
The governments of Canada and the Northwest Territories announced a new cooperative water-monitoring agreement, which will help advance the understanding of the ongoing collection, processing, publication, and distribution of water-quantity data in the territory. The Memorandum of Agreement on Hydrometric Monitoring allocates $2.8 million for the territory's hydrometric-monitoring program, which will be supported by Environment Canada and the Northwest Territories Department of Environment and Natural Resources, with a portion covered by commercial contributions [...]

Ontario Sees 1st Envision-Verified Wastewater Facility

Posted on March 1, 2015
The Institute for Sustainable Infrastructure (ISI) announced that the Grand Bend Area Wastewater Treatment Facility (WWTF), located in Ontario on the shoreline of Lake Huron, earned the Envision sustainable infrastructure rating system’s Platinum award. This project is the first ISI Envision verification in Canada, and first wastewater facility to be ISI Envision-verified in North America. For the project, the municipalities of Lambton Shores and South Huron commissioned global design firm Stantec to convert one of four existing lagoons into an extended [...]

WSP Global Forms New Regional Structure

Posted on February 26, 2015
The regional structure of the combined business of WSP and Parsons Brinckerhoff was announced today. “Our business model and organizational structure fundamentally remains the same as we will continue to be regionally based,” said Pierre Shoiry, the company’s president and CEO. “We will be focused on our local presence, technical excellence and client service. Together we will offer our clients a greater depth of skills and resources while leveraging our regional strengths to generate revenue synergies, such as in the rail sector, where we see [...]

SNC-Lavalin Responds to Federal Charges

Posted on February 26, 2015
SNC-Lavalin issued a press release Monday contesting the federal charges by the public prosecution service of Canada, and will enter a non-guilty plea:   Today, SNC-Lavalin (TSX: SNC) was informed that federal charges have been laid by the Public Prosecution Service of Canada against SNC-Lavalin Group Inc., SNC-Lavalin International Inc., and SNC-Lavalin Construction Inc. Each entity has been charged with one count of fraud under section 380 of the Criminal Code of Canada and one count of corruption under Section 3(1)(b) of the Corruption of Foreign [...]

P3 Report: What the World Can Learn from Canada

Posted on February 18, 2015
Public-private partnerships (P3s) may have originated in the United Kingdom and developed in a number of other countries such as Australia, but no country has come close to Canada in perfecting the model—and it is something from which the rest of the world can learn. That is the message from the latest white paper from Service Works Global (SWG), a P3 operational performance management and integrated payment mechanism software provider, in collaboration with the Canadian Council for Public-Private Partnerships (CCPPP). The white paper identifies the [...]

Hemmera Welcomes 22 New Shareholders

Posted on February 12, 2015
Twenty-two long-standing employees of environmental consultancy Hemmera have become the company’s newest shareholders. These individuals were selected because of their “dedication, integrity, and exceptional leadership.” Andrew Bannon Michael Choi Darrell Desjardin Paul Fleischer Rob Hamm Chris Heard Ray Hyde Seth Kingsbury Claire Lewis James Mair Jennifer Marcoux Michael Muller Charlie Palmer Gerry Parrott Peter Reid Jeffery Schmidt Lara Taylor Jonathan Turner Trevor Welton Benjamin Wheeler Rhoni Whyard Jason [...]
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