Water channels to Front Street win “Overall Vision Winner” in Urban Ideas Competition

The Young Leaders Initiative of the Urban Land Institute Toronto awarded the concept of the Dillon Consulting team entitled “Inundation” as the “Overall Vision Winner” in the Urban Ideas Competition this year. The team envisaged seven wide water channels leading north to Front Street. It also paints a radically different picture of the developed Toronto […]

Engineering firms help improve cement industry, lessen impact of Oil Sands

Several engineering companies have band together to conduct environmental research into the operations of Canada’s oil sands. One of the engineering firms that helped Lafarge Canada upgrade a cement kiln located in Exshaw, Alberta was WorleyParsonsKomex. The company was also responsible for obtaining environmental permits and giving geotechnical services for Lafarge’s expansion plan to bring […]

Ontario sets up Ring of Fire Infrastructure Development Corporation

The province of Ontario has established the Ring of Fire Infrastructure Development Corporation within the promised window of 60 days. The not-for-profit corporation was set after Ontario pledged on July 3, 2014 to put up the company in just two months. The ROF Infrastructure Development Corporation is integral to the promotion of progress in the […]

British Columbia reveals plans for separate reviews after Mount Polley mine spill

In a bid to bring back the people’s trust in British Columbia’s mining industry, two different reviews will be conducted by the government of British Columbiaafter the Mount Polley mine spill last August. A dam located at the waste pond of Mount Polley’s open-pit mine burst and let loose 10 million cubic meters of water […]

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Communication Infrastructure to Link Toronto Pan Am Games

A massive communications network is currently being established for the Toronto 2015 Pan Am and Parapan Games. The high-capacity communications infrastructure is being developed by Cisco and other sponsors. According to Cisco chief technology officer Jeff Siefert, the 200-kilometer radius that will be covered by the network is much larger compared to the recently-held Commonwealth […]

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B.C.’s Lower Mainland Flood Strategy Gains Support

British Columbia’s Lower Mainland Flood Strategy initiated by the Fraser Basin Council has gained sizable support from public and private sector organizations. The BC Agriculture Council, CN, CP Port Metro Vancouver and Simon Fraser University are among the industry’s organizations that have supported the multi-year initiative aimed at preventing disaster that would damage important infrastructure […]

Professional Licensing Struggles Facing Immigrant Engineers

Professional engineering associations in Canada are facing thorny issues in the licensing of immigrant engineers. They are now torn between adhering to their registration procedures while at the same time making sure there is no  discrimination towards immigrant engineering applicants. The issue of discrimination was highlighted in the case between Mr. Mihaly and The Association […]

Canada-based SNC-Lavalin purchases Kentz Corporation

Montreal-based engineering firm SNC-Lavalin announced its purchase of Kentz Corporation. Kentz Corporation operates in the oil and gas, petrochemical and mining and metals sectors, providing engineering, construction and technical support services worldwide. The acquisition of the London Stock Exchange-listed international engineering company is set to be finalized in the third quarter of this year. After […]