HDR names leader for transit and rail construction management
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by Peter Saunders
3d ago
Photo courtesy HDR. Consulting engineering firm HDR has appointed Justin Garrod to lead its transit and rail construction management practice. Garrod first joined the firm 10 years ago as deputy director of core systems, responsible for systems engineering design and construction for rapid transportation, and went on to serve as a transit market sector lead, construction management consultant (CMC) project manager and, most recently, senior project manager. He previously worked for Sound Transit as corridor design manager, light-rail transit (LRT) vehicle program manager and director of syst ..read more
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Capital gains changes disproportionately impact engineering firms: ACEC-Canada
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by Peter Saunders
4d ago
Image courtesy ACEC-Canada. The Association of Consulting Engineering Companies – Canada (ACEC-Canada) has expressed concern to the federal government about changes to the capital gains inclusion rate, which it says will have a disproportionate impact on small, employee-owned consulting engineering firms. When finance minister Chrystia Freeland tabled the government’s 2024 budget in April, it included an increase in the capital gains inclusion rate to two-thirds for trusts and corporations and to two-thirds for individuals with capital gains exceeding $250,000 in a year. ACEC points out thes ..read more
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AtkinsRéalis selected to design fusion energy plant
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by Peter Saunders
4d ago
Rendering courtesy Type One Energy. Type One Energy has selected Canadian consulting engineering firm AtkinsRéalis to develop the pre-concept design for a pilot fusion energy plant. The commercial-scale plant is being planned to demonstrate the potential of clean, safe and affordable power generation from fusion energy. AtkinsRéalis’ fusion and engineering teams will work together to develop plant requirements, pre-conceptual facility designs and a preliminary site layout, seeking to reduce risk and optimize costs. “This program is the first step in a strategic partnership with Type One,” ex ..read more
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Tatham hires VP of building engineering services
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by Peter Saunders
5d ago
Photo courtesy Tatham Engineering. Tatham Engineering, an employee-owned multidisciplinary consulting engineering firm, has welcomed David Clark, P.Eng., to the role of vice-president (VP) for building engineering services. Clark has more than 30 years’ experience as a mechanical and electrical engineer. Prior to joining Tatham, he was a principal and buildings practice leader at Stantec’s office in Waterloo, Ont. “David holds an impressive track record as an industry leader, engineering community member and mentor for early-career engineers,” says Tatham’s president, Dan Hurley. “I have no ..read more
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Bluwatr acquires Western Canada’s Watt Consulting Group
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by Peter Saunders
5d ago
Photo courtesy Bluwatr Canada. Bluwatr Canada, known for investing in independent architecture and engineering (A&E) firms, has acquired a majority interest in Watt Consulting Group, headquartered in Calgary. Under Bluwatr’s strategic partnership model, Watt’s leadership retains a significant equity stake, continues its tradition of employee ownership and paves the way for more employees to become shareholders. Founded in 1983, Watt is a multidisciplinary firm, providing multimodal transportation planning and engineering, geomatics, civil engineering, land surveying and geotechnical serv ..read more
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Hatch appoints global advisor for tunnels
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by Peter Saunders
5d ago
Photo courtesy Hatch. Colin Lawrence has joined consulting engineering firm Hatch as global advisor for tunnels. Lawrence has more than 40 years’ experience in the industry. He has reportedly worked on some of the world’s most challenging tunnel projects, earned international awards and accolades and co-edited ‘The History of Tunneling in the United States.’ At Hatch, Lawrence will play a key role in guiding tunnelling experts, differentiating the firm and shaping its reputation in the industry. His global engagement duties will involve executing strategies, business development, project spo ..read more
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Crozier lays groundwork for 2025 Canadian Open
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by Peter Saunders
6d ago
Photo courtesy TPC Toronto. Consulting engineering firm Crozier has helped redevelop the 305-hectare, 54-hole golf course set to host the Canadian Open in 2025. Golf Canada recently announced the newly renovated 7,445-yard north course at TPC Toronto at Osprey Valley in Caledon, Ont., will host the 114th edition of Canada’s national men’s open golf championship, welcoming the stars of the PGA Tour. It will be only the 38th course in 121 years (and just the eighth since 1977) to host the championship. Golf Canada is also relocating its headquarters (HQ) to the club. Crozier has delivered engi ..read more
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Blackwell acquires Ojdrovic Engineering
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by Peter Saunders
6d ago
Logos courtesy Blackwell and Ojdrovic Engineering. Blackwell, which has provided structural engineering services to architects, developers and building owners since 1987, recently acquired Toronto-based Ojdrovic Engineering. Founded by Nebojsa Ojdrovic in 1999, Ojdrovic Engineering has specialized in the structural rehabilitation and retrofitting of such heritage buildings as Parliament Hill’s West and East Blocks and the Supreme Court of Canada Building in Ottawa, Royal St. George’s College in Toronto and Province House in Charlottetown. The firm’s specialized expertise in restoration and r ..read more
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Stantec designing master plan for Burnaby’s Metropolis at Metrotown
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by Peter Saunders
1w ago
Rendering courtesy MMC Architects. Consulting engineering firm Stantec is designing a master plan for the redevelopment of Metropolis at Metrotown, a retail mall in Burnaby, B.C. The firm will lead development of the plan as executive architect, guiding an integrated design team in bringing various elements together. As one of Metro Vancouver’s largest and most prominent redevelopments, the project’s goal is to incrementally transform the mall’s 35-acre site into an iconic, mixed-use ‘city centre.’ Phases of the project are expected to add housing (with 20% reserved as affordable units), str ..read more
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July 16 webinar to address mastering content in a B2B marketing strategy
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by Peter Saunders
1w ago
Image c/o Amplify. When it comes to attracting and engaging current and future customers, high-quality content is crucial to building trust and long-term relationships. Content marketing allows you to tell your business’s unique story, showcasing your expertise and reaching customers at various points of their buying journey. And when done well, content can position your brand as an industry influencer and a trusted resource. On July 16 at 3 p.m. ET, join leading content experts to learn content marketing strategies and tips during a free live webinar. Our expert B2B panellists will dive int ..read more
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