Advocating Campaigns

February 2017- Update from the President

02/22/2017


ACEC panel explores how best to develop future leaders

10/13/2015

Click here to see article


Energy East Pipeline Important Opportunity for Canada

10/13/2015

The Association of Consulting Engineering Companies – Manitoba (ACEC-MB) supports the approval of the Energy East pipeline project, which is beneficial to Canada and Canadians. We believe that pipelines are a responsible and necessary means of transporting oil and energy resources to market.

Alana Gauthier, P. Eng.
ACEC-MB President
Tel: 204.477.6650
alana.gauthier@wspgroup.com

 

The Certified Technicians and Technologists Association of Manitoba (CTTAM) supports the position of the Association of Consulting Engineering Companies – Manitoba, as set out in the press release “Energy East Pipeline Important Opportunity for Canada”

Regards,
Neil Klassen C.E.T.
CTTAM President

Certified Technicians and Technologists Association of Manitoba


Technical Women In Consulting Engineering (TWICE) Committee receives national award

10/13/2015

The Association of Consulting Engineering Companies-Canada (ACEC) presented the 2015 Chair’s Award to the Technical Women In Consulting Engineering (TWICE) Committee. The Chair’s Award recognizes exceptional contributions to the consulting engineering community and was presented at the Chair’s Gala at the close of the 2015 ACEC Leadership Summit in Niagara Falls on June 12, 2015.


ACEC-Canada Procurement QBS

10/12/2015

Supporting Canada’s infrastructure represents a significant investment of tax dollars. Upfront procurement decisions have a significant impact on not only the cost and quality of the design and construction phase, but on operations and maintenance of infrastructure assets over their entire design life.
In order to ensure the best possible outcome and the best possible value to taxpayers, eligibility for federal infrastructure funding should be conditional upon use of best practices for procurement.


ACEC-Canada Highlights March 2014

10/12/2015

ACEC advocates for a business and regulatory climate that recognizes and rewards our members’ expertise and their contributions to society. To achieve these goals, ACEC works closely with its provincial and territorial Member Organizations to educate and influence government and other stakeholders on issues important to our members. ACEC also works closely with other organizations representing both public and private sector stakeholders such as the Federation of Canadian Municipalities, the Canadian Chamber of Commerce, the Mining Association of Canada and the Canadian Construction Association.
Learn more about ACEC’s successful and comprehensive advocacy program at
www.acec.ca/advocacy.



Statute of Limitations: What are the Impacts?

05/04/2015

Many articles have been written about the ongoing dilemma of the ‘statute of limitations’ imposed on professional consultants across Canada and North America. The intent of this article is to provoke thought and increased awareness among Manitoba’s consulting engineers about some of the complexities that differing statute of limitations have in Canadian jurisdictions, particularly in Manitoba. Click on the link above to read the full article.


ACEC Canada Letter to Premiers

03/02/2015


ACEC-MB Position on the Provincial Limitations of Actions Act

02/25/2015

In Manitoba Professional Engineers and Architects are liable under the provincial Limitations of Actions Act for a period of 30 years. This is one of the longest liability periods in North America and in ACEC-Manitoba’s opinion a significant detriment to the business of engineering in Manitoba. ACEC-Manitoba doesn’t object to a reasonable period of liability, it’s the length of the period that we feel is unfair. Click on the link above to read more.


Best Practice for Procurement of Engineering Services

02/06/2015

Supporting Canada’s infrastructure represents a significant investment of tax dollars. Upfront procurement decisions have a significant impact on not only the cost and quality of the design and construction phase, but on operations and maintenance of infrastructure assets over their entire design life.

In order to ensure the best possible outcome and the best possible value to taxpayers, eligibility for federal infrastructure funding should be conditional upon use of best practices for procurement.

Click the link above to view the full article.


ACEC-BC QBS Video

09/28/2015

I am pleased to present the completed one-minute video promoting the use of QBS! Click here to view the Youtube video

Many thanks to the Consulting Engineers of Alberta and ACEC-Canada for their generous support of this project. Thanks to their financial commitment, we can now proceed with the second stage of the project, which is to develop the Yes2QBS website. We will be working with the producers of the video to get this going, and plan on having this ready by the end of September.

We plan to formally launch the video in an up-coming publication we are working on, so while you are welcome to use the video, I would ask that there be no grand announcements at this time.

Regards,

Keith Sashaw
President & CEO

1258 – 409 Granville Street
Vancouver, BC V6C 1T2
t: (604) 687-2811 | f: (604) 688-7110
e: keith@acec-bc.ca | w: www.acec-bc.ca

 

 

 

 


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