march 2000





2000 Consulting Engineering Awards

The deadlines for submissions are rapidly approaching: «Notices of Intention to Enter» are due NOW; «Official Entry Forms» and the two-page summary are due May 26, and the complete entry binder and entry fee are due June 9.

This year's program has been improved, whereby project categories have been re-jigged to better reflect the nature of the projects submitted in recent years.

Last year's Awards program offered an excellent opportunity for increased visibility for all Award participants. More than 400 people attended the Awards Gala (including peers, clients, media and engineering students, among others) and the screen presentation of all projects submitted was converted into a multimedia promotion tool for the industry which is now being sent to different client groups.

There are two sources from which members can obtain the necessary documents for this year's Awards. Visit the ACEC web site at and click on the "Awards" button to download and print a «Notice of Intention», which is then filled out and returned by fax to CCE Magazine, attention: Bronwen Ledger. The form is also available from Bronwen at (416) 442-2266 or email:


Member Zone @

Updated company profiles and internet links are now posted and active in the ACEC web site's Member Zone.

As a result of the 2000-2001 Corporate Data update process, there are now 170 company profiles, 130 web site and 215 email links (up more than 16%) for a total of 515 member firms. This shows that at least 85% of ACEC members use some form of internet marketing & communications through ACEC.

To help members gauge the rate of response from their presence on the ACEC web site, we have coded all email links to read "From the ACEC web site". Web site links are not readily identifiable, although some Internet Service Providers offer web traffic reports that may indicate referring sites-that being the case, watch for referrals from addresses containing the text "".

Member Zone updates are possible at any time during the year, including purchasing a new company profile, updating web or email links and existing company profiles. Just click on the "Sitemaster" link at the top of each provincial listing to advise us of your requirements.


ACEC extends a hearty welcome to the following firms that were approved for membership at the March 23 Board meeting, bringing the total membership to 604 firms:


  • MSC Multi-Service Consultants, Six Roads, NB
  • Purdy Project Management, Winnipeg, MB
  • Down to Earth Consulting Inc., Leduc, AB
  • ARA Engineering Ltd., Calgary, AB
  • Mechanical Dynamics Ltd., ON
  • McIntosh Hill Engineering Services Ltd., Carp, ON
  • Coupled Systems Ltd., Niagara Falls, ON
  • iTRANS Consulting Inc., Richmond Hill, ON
  • J.C. Kenyon Engineering Inc., Regina, SK
  • Loken Engineering Services, Saskatoon, SK
  • Trialpha Consulting Limited, Regina, SK
  • Les Consultants Aedifica inc., Montreal, PQ


  • DPIC Companies / Security Ins. Co. of Hartford, Toronto, ON
  • Flender Power Transmission Inc., Markham, ON

ACEC launches working relationship with the Federation of Canadian Municipalities

The 1999 ACEC Business Survey of members, reported on in Communiqué last month, showed that municipal governments account for roughly 40% of our members' public sector revenue.

With the objective of establishing a standard agreement across the country between municipal government and engineer, the Federation of Canadian Municipalities has accepted ACEC's invitation to strike a Task Force.

The terms of reference and work schedule are currently being developed. If any member has a sample municipal agreement(s) that you believe work well, please send it/them to the National Office, attention, Tim Page.


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