Mission Statement

To promote the business interests of the Consulting Engineers of Manitoba: and to promote the application of engineering for the benefit of Society.

Goals

  • Increase Public awareness of the pivotal role that consulting engineers play in the application of technology, safety and protection of society.
  • Ensure Government recognition of consulting engineers’ leading role in the management and application of technology, and of its benefit to Manitobans.
  • Continuously strengthen and increase Association membership.
  • Become the definitive voice on critical issues facing the consulting engineering industry.
  • Strengthen and increase the working relationships with organizations and associations closely affiliated with Manitoba’s consulting engineering industry.
  • Promote the engagement of consulting engineering firms using the industry recognized process of Qualifications Based Selection (QBS).

Message From The President

Similar to last year’s ACEC Manitoba President’s message, it is an honour to serve as your President for 2018-2019 and I wish to thank our Past-President Richard Tebinka, our Board, and our other volunteers for their ongoing commitment to our organization.  Without that commitment and the help of those involved, we would not have the strong and well organized association that we have today.

As most of you are aware, we are heading towards a tipping point as a professional organization, and we need to impress upon those who are affected by our works that we are in the value creation business.  That means we create more value than the cost to procure our services and in most cases, much more.  It requires a great deal of imagination, commitment to our clients, and professionalism on our part to ensure that that always remains the case.

So with that being said, some of the initiatives for the upcoming year will include the following:

  • We will continue to pursue the possibility of introducing Qualifications Based Selection (QBS) for engineering services with the City of Winnipeg and Province. This procurement process allows governments to procure high quality engineering services that promote efficient use of taxpayers’ dollars and at the same time helps protect the public’s interest.  It improves project delivery and lowers a project’s overall lifecycle cost which should always be the primary driver when procuring professional services on behalf of the taxpayer.
  • We will continue to meet with other associations representing technologists and technicians, architects and professional planners to discuss areas of joint interest. Examples may include changes in regulations that do or do not reflect the best interests of the public and all stakeholders including allied design professionals.
  • We will continue to meet with Engineers Geoscientists Manitoba (EGM) to discuss areas that affect both associations. For example, we have been successful in having EGM’s Director of Government Relations join our Government Affairs Committee.  Together we are working towards reducing current 30 year limits of liability down to 10 to 15 years, which is in line with the other Western Provinces.
  • We will continue reaching out to municipal jurisdictions regarding the New West Trade Partnership Agreement and provide input on how this agreement affects procurement of engineering services.
  • And we will continue to provide support to those organizations that wish to work with us in streamlining their professional procurement practices such as the recently completed Manitoba Hydro Framework Agreement.

Thanks again and looking forward to the upcoming year

Andy Nagy

ACEC-MB President

Services

Generally, a consulting engineer is retained when there is a specific project to be addressed, or where specialist expertise is needed to examine a particular opportunity or problem. Consulting engineers are also engaged to supplement in-house staff resources when the work at hand exceeds their capacity or range of expertise. They may be engaged to:

  • assist with the planning needed to increase the output or efficiency of operations;
  • conduct assessments of the technical and economic feasibility of a capital project;
  • develop conceptual designs and capital cost estimates for setting of budgets;
  • optimize component or system performance in existing or planned facilities;
  • develop new products, production facilities, structures, or systems;
  • assist in dispute resolution or advocacy through condition assessment, expert witness, site and environmental impact assessment.

Consulting engineers can make a valuable contribution to projects at all stages of development, from determining and defining the scope and setting preliminary budgets, through to commissioning of the completed works.

They have a valuable role to fill in:

  • concept development, preliminary, and detailed design;
  • providing the cost estimates for capital budgets, and the documentation needed to assist in securing financing;
  • assembling essential site information in the way of site services, geotechnical information for assessment of underground conditions and topographic features;
  • preparation of preliminary and detailed design documents and progressively more accurate cost estimates as the level of definition of the project increases;
  • preparation of tender documents and negotiating contracts for construction or other;
  • providing construction management services or managing construction contracts through to completion of the work, representing the owner’s interests during the course of construction;
  • and managing the commissioning of the operating systems of the project to prove functional performance of all components prior to paying out the contractor(s) responsible.

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Advocacy

One of ACEC Manitoba’s prime purposes is to advance the business interests of its members and members companies through interaction with elected provincial and municipal officials and regulatory agencies. As such, ACEC Manitoba drafts and distributes position papers on timely issues critical to the well-being of the Manitoba consulting engineering industry. Please see below for PDF copies of our current position papers and reports.

 

Board of Directors

President
Andy Nagy, P. Eng.
AECOM Canada Ltd.
99 Commerce Drive, Winnipeg, MB R3P 0Y7
204.477.5381
andy.nagy@aecom.com
Past President
Richard Tebinka, P. Eng.
WSP
111 – 93 Lombard Avenue, Winnipeg, MB R3B 3B1
204.943.3178
richard.tebinka@wsp.com
President Elect
Brad Cook, P. Eng.
Dillon Consulting Limited
1558 Wilson Place, Winnipeg, MB R3T 0Y4
204.453.2301
bcook@dillon.ca
Vice President
Mario Scerbo, P. Eng.
Tetra Tech Canada Inc.
400–161 Portage Avenue East, Winnipeg, MB R3B 0Y4
204.954.9605
mario.scerbo@tetratech.com
Secretary Treasurer
Jerry Comeau, P. Eng.
Stantec Consulting Ltd.
500 – 311 Portage Avenue, Winnipeg, MB R3B 2B9
204.489.5900
jerry.comeau@stantec.com
ACEC-Canada Chair
Todd Smith, P. Eng.
AECOM Canada Ltd.
99 Commerce Drive, Winnipeg, MB R3P 0Y7
204.477.5381
Todd.smith@aecom.com
Director
Kevin Beechinor B.Sc.
wood.
440 Dovercourt Drive, Winnipeg, MB R3Y 1N4
204.488.2997
kevin.beechinor@woodplc.com
Director
Sandee Cabigting, P. Eng.
Crosier Kilgour & Partners Ltd.
300 – 275 Carlton Street, Winnipeg, MB R3C 5R6
204.943.7501
sandee.cabigting@ckpeng.com
Director
Tyson Ehnes, P. Eng.
AECOM Canada Ltd.
99 Commerce Drive, Winnipeg, MB R3P 0Y7
204.928.8458
tyson.ehnes@aecom.com
Director
Peter Gryc, P. Eng.
SMS Engineering Ltd.
770 Bradford Street, Winnipeg, MB R3H 0N3
204.775.0291
pgryc@smseng.com
Director
Kerra Mruss, P. Eng.
WSP
111 – 93 Lombard Avenue, Winnipeg, MB R3B 3B1
204.272.2015
kerra.mruss@wsp.com
Director
Jeff O’Driscoll, P. Eng.
Associated Engineering
203 – 5 Donald Street, Winnipeg, MB R3L 2T4
204.942.6391
odriscollj@ae.ca
Director
Emile Shehata, P. Eng.
Tetra Tech Canada Inc.
400 – 161 Portage Avenue East, Winnipeg, MB R3B 0Y4
204-954-6907
emile.shehata@tetratech.
Director
Hugh Williams
KGS Group
3 – 865 Waverley Street, Winnipeg, MB R3T 5P4
204.896.1209
hwilliams@kgsgroup.com
Executive Director
Kerri Hiebert
204.774.5258
ed@acec-mb.ca
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