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​November 2019


Upcoming PSMJ Seminar 


Project Management Bootcamp

January 21-22, 2020  
Toronto, ON
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ACEC national leadership conference 2019: a great success!


The conference kicked off with a thought-provoking opening keynote by Goldy Hyder, President & CEO of the Business Council of Canada, on leadership and Canada’s economy and our place on the world stage economy.

Over a hundred leaders and emerging leaders from the consulting engineering sector, along with major clients and stakeholders, gathered to learn of the latest industry trends, challenges and opportunities, and to network with peers and national decision makers.


First ACEC Young Professionals (YP) Forum a Hit with Participants!


The YP Forum, hosted prior to the ACEC national leadership conference, provided an engaging and dynamic two days of programming and networking for young professionals from our industry.  

To support the development of rising stars in our industry, ACEC-Canada launched a new professional development activity this fall – our first ever Young Professionals Forum took place on October 26 & 27. The forum permitted participants to hone their skills through professional development and networking opportunities targeted specifically to young professionals in the consulting engineering sector.



ACEC to push Infrastructure, Natural Resources to new Parliament


On the heels of the last federal election, the consulting engineering industry enters 2020 with both opportunity and uncertainty.

ACEC-Canada is committed to working with the federal government and the opposition parties to create a business and regulatory climate that recognizes and reward the consulting engineering sector for its contributions to the social, economic and environmental quality of life in Canada.


ACEC announces new Chair of its Board of Directors at National Conference


Lawrence Lukey, P.Eng., to lead national Association of Consulting Engineering Companies.

Lawrence Lukey, P.Eng., of BCL Engineering Ltd. has been named to the position of Chair of the ACEC Board of Directors for the 2019-2020 term. The announcement was made at the ACEC national leadership conference that took place in Ottawa from October 27-29, 2019.


PSPC expands QBS procurement pilot


PSPC Ontario Region has published two new QBS Requests for Proposals (RFPs) and interested firms can participate in these QBS procurements.

ACEC applauds the PSPC leadership for its openness to QBS and its willingness to work with the engineering and architecture sectors. ACEC along with the Royal Architecture Institute of Canada (RAIC) and other stakeholders have been working with PSPC to familiarize key leaders within the federal government on the many benefits of QBS.


New FIDIC guidance documents available


FIDIC guidance documents, including FIMS III, available for free download!

A reminder to all FIDIC and ACEC members that the following FIDIC guidance documents are now available for free download from the FIDIC website.



ENCON is now Victor!


For ACEC members who may not be aware, ENCON has officially changed its name to Victor.

ENCON's name has changed—but all of the products and services that ACEC members have come to rely on have not changed. In fact, you can expect to see even more product offerings as they leverage the best ideas from all parts of their global company.


Complimentary Victor webcast –  November 28 at 1:00pm EST


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During the webcast, "Risk Management & Profitability," an expert panel of leading legal and insurance specialists will discuss tips that ACEC members can use - as business owners - to improve and protect their bottom line.


Complimentary Deltek webinar – December 17 at 11:00am EST


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Join this 30 minute webinar, "Accelerating Month-End Reporting with Deltek Vantagepoint" and dive into how Deltek Vantagepoint will give your firm the flexibility and control to improve how you manage your month-end reporting.


Preparing for growing economic headwinds from a global slowdown


Join RSM for their “The Real Economy” Breakfast seminar, Friday, November 22, 2019 at 8:00am EST.

Canada’s real GDP growth year-over-year has been declining overall since June 2017 in response to external factors that include a global slowdown in manufacturing, the dispersion of energy and commodity production, and uncertainty due to an increasingly fractious global economy and political environment. Learn more in RSM Canada’s breakfast seminar or read the current analysis here.



ACEC's national & international award winning #20DaysOfExcellence campaign showcases member's award-winning projects


ACEC promotes projects and firms via web and social media.

Throughout November ACEC is featuring a different 2019 Canadian Consulting Engineering Award-winning project. These awards highlight the outstanding talent and expertise of Canadian consulting engineering firms as well as their contribution to Canadians' quality of life and the huge impact they have both here and around the world.


2019 Beaubien Award for lifetime achievement presented to François Plourde, P.Eng.


François was presented with his award at the Canadian Consulting Engineering Awards gala in Ottawa, the culminating event of the 2019 ACEC national leadership conference.

The Beaubien Award recognizes individuals for their lifetime contributions to ACEC and to the advancement of the consulting engineering profession and industry. The Beaubien award was created by ACEC in 1984 in honour of Dr. James de Gaspé Beaubien, who founded ACEC in 1925.


2020 Allen D. Williams Scholarship awarded to Nicholas Kaminski, P.Eng., M.Eng., PMP


Nicholas was presented with his award at the Canadian Consulting Engineering Awards gala in Ottawa, the culminating event of the 2019 ACEC national leadership conference.

The Allen D. Williams Scholarship is presented annually to a Young Professional employed by an ACEC member firm who demonstrates a commitment to the consulting engineering industry in their province or territory. The scholarship commemorates Allen Williams, past ACEC Chair and Founder of Williams Engineering Inc.


2019 ACEC Chair’s Award presented to Jean-Marc Carrière, CPA, CGA, for 21 years of service to ACEC and the consulting engineering industry


Jean-Marc was presented with his award at the Canadian Consulting Engineering Awards gala in Ottawa, the culminating event of the 2019 ACEC national leadership conference.

This Award is presented each year by the outgoing ACEC Chair to an individual, individuals or organizations who have made an important difference to the consulting engineering industry.



ACEC welcomes Marsh as a Bronze Maple Leaf Partner






ACEC member news and notices


View news related to the Canadian consulting engineering sector with ACEC, and its members', media releases and advisories.  


ACEC social media updates


Keep up-to-date with what's trending in the Canadian consulting engineering sector with ACEC, and its members', social media activities.



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