Sustainability has caught the attention of private and public sector clients in recent years. A case in point is the Liberal government’s recent budget, which included significant measures encouraging and supporting environmental sustainability with regard to infrastructure investment. However, sustainable development is not new to the consulting engineering sector; it has been paying attention to this issue since its inception as major changes to project design are fundamental to achieving sustainability.
- Summarize the background to sustainable development and its implications for consulting engineers and their clients
- Evaluate existing systems to measure the sustainability of infrastructure projects and consider their possible use in Canada
- Suggest an approach that would support our members in their efforts to execute projects more sustainably.