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December 2012

ACEC and DCC promote importance of quality over price

In a joint presentation to procurement officials, ACEC President John Gamble and Defence Construction Canada (DCC) Manager of Contract Services Richard Allie emphasized value to taxpayers.

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DCC announces revised Procurement Code of Conduct

Defence Construction Canada (DCC) announced the launch of its revised Procurement Code of Conduct for the procurement of all goods and services related to infrastructure and environmental projects required for the defence of Canada.

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Compensation data for Canadian consulting engineering firms

Survey results now available

Don't miss the opportunity to purchase this year's survey and map out the compensation strategy that is right for you.

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Access PSMJ Resources, Inc.'s Q4 quarterly market forecast

Get the latest market research for the A/E industry, broken down by market sector and subsector for free.

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HR best practices for your business

Paul Juniper, Director of the Industrial Relations Centre at Queen's University shares insights on how to be an employer of choice and make flexible work arrangements a reality. Mr. Juniper was a speaker at ACEC's 2012 Summit in June.

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November 2012

Compensation Data for Canadian Consulting Engineering Firms

Survey results now available

Don't miss the opportunity to purchase this year's survey and map out the compensation strategy that is right for you.

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Best consultants aren't necessarily the cheapest

Steve Fleck, President of ACEC-British Columbia, discusses value and price-based evaluations for the procurement of engineering services in a recent article in the Vancouver Sun.

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September 2012

The Past, Present and Future of Canadian Consulting Engineering Firms

On-Demand Webinar

Explore the past, present and future of Canadian consulting engineering firms with Deltek's Nancy Sperry and ACEC President, John Gamble.

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Is Your Firm Fast Enough to Survive in the Future?

Article by PSMJ

In 2020, clients are not going to have the patience to wait five years for their projects to be completed. A public that is used to fast-paced change is going to be wondering why a project can't be done quicker.

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Engineers Without Borders: Excellent Recruitment and Networking Opportunity

Each year, Engineers Without Borders Canada (EWB) brings 10-15 dynamic leaders from its African partner organizations to Canada to participate in the Kumvana Program. These African leaders are selected for their outstanding contributions in their home country and their high potential as young managers.

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August 2012

Engineering Labour Market Tracking System: Labour Market Conditions, 2011-2020

Invitation to Review 2012 Tracking System

Canada's labour markets are shifting, changing job and recruiting prospects for engineers. The challenge is matching the skills and experience in the workforce to employer's needs.

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FIDIC Americas Contract Users' Conference 2012

Main Conference: October 2 3, 2012
Primer Seminar: October 1, 2012
Workshop: October 4, 2012

New York City

The International Federation of Consulting Engineers (FIDIC) and IBC Legal proudly present the FIDIC Americas Contract Users' Conference 2012, the first major conference to bring comprehensive information on this internationally recognized form of contract – which is increasingly preferred by engineers and contract administrators around the world – to North American engineers, contractors, arbitrators, mediators and construction law experts.

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Working Together to Maximize Trade Opportunities

September 21, 2012 (8:30 am 12:00 pm)
Toronto, ON

Euro Crisis Recession Sovereign Debt Volatile Markets. Today's trade environment is continually evolving, presenting opportunities and challenges for Canadian engineering companies. Join EDC for a dynamic roundtable discussion about trade risks, opportunities, changing business strategies and the state of your industry in the next 3-5 years. You will also hear Stuart Bergman, EDC's Assistant Chief Economist, speak on the global economy and the impact it will have on businesses like yours.


For more information, contact Natalie Gagnon at 613-597-7081 or ngagnon@edc.ca
Limited spaces available.

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June 2012

ACEC releases new Infrastructure Investment Report

ACEC has commissioned a comprehensive report on current federal government infrastructure funding programs

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Participate in Consulting Engineers Compensation Survey

Don't miss the opportunity to contribute to this year's survey and map out the compensation strategy that is right for you.

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Access PSMJ Resources, Inc.'s Q2 Quarterly Market Forecast

Get the latest market research for the A/E industry, broken down by market sector and subsector for free.

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April 2012

When In Doubt, Fire Promptly!

Article by PSMJ

 

Deal with issues promptly and fairly as a matter of personal accountability to your team.

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February 2012

5 Tips That Make You Accessible to Your Clients Even When You Can't Be

Article by PSMJ

To make your clients feel always connected, follow these five steps.

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Design Firm Seminars (DFS)

Design Firm Seminars offers business training for engineers.

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December 2011

ACEC congratulates Jean Laurin, President of ENCON on winning the 2011 CEO of the Year Award!

President of ENCON honoured with 2011 CEO of the Year Award by the Ottawa Business Journal.

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4 Keys to Successful Leadership

Article by PSMJ

To be successful in the transition to firm management and firm leadership, leaders must recognize four points.

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Export Development Canada Commodity Analyst

Read about the recent trends in the commodity markets, including a report on the latest prices, charts, tables and commentaries.

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October 2011

Client Profiling is a Smart Practice

Article by PSMJ

Gathering information about your clients can help you exponentially when it comes to project delivery and better understanding their needs.

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ACEC/PSMJ Seminar: Winning Proposals and Presentations

Register today!

November 17-18, 2011
Toronto, ON


Attend this seminar and learn how to improve your written proposals and presentations. Tips to help you win over your clients.

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September 2011

PSMJ Project Management Bootcamp

Register today!

PSMJ Seminars offer great training programs for members looking to improve their skills in project management, winning proposals and presentations, and overall business management.

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ACEC-PSMJ Benchmarking Survey 2011 on Sale

Only Available to ACEC Members

See what the business practices and economic trends are in the consulting engineering industry by purchasing the ACEC-PSMJ Benchmarking Survey 2011.

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July 2011

ENCON Loss Control Seminars - Fall 2011

Attend one of the Loss Control Seminars being offered across Canada and receive the most up-to-date information on liability and legal issues affecting the industry.

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Leverage Diversity for Competitive Advantage

Article by PSMJ Resources Inc.


Embracing diversity in your company will produce better results because diverse groups tend to generate more and better ideas than homogeneous groups.

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June 2011

10 Reasons Why Projects 'Go South'

Article by PSMJ Resources Inc.


There are a number of reasons why projects go bad in firms. Find out solutions on how to avoid these problems in your firm.

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Registration Open for the WCBC Consulting Engineers Compensation Survey

The WCBC Survey provides consulting engineering firms from across Canada with comprehensive compensation information specific to the consulting engineering industry.

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April 2011

Design Services will be another Sector to Ride the Commodities Wave

Article by Alex Carrick, Reed Construction Data


Higher commodity prices drive owners in the natural resources sector to take on projects. Design professions will be one of the chief beneficiaries.
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ACEC/PSMJ Project Management Bootcamp

Register now!

May 19 -20, 2011
Toronto, ON



March 2011

Participate in ACEC's Business and Benchmarking Survey!

Deadline to participate is April 29, 2011!

ACEC's Business and Benchmarking Survey will help you manage your firm do not miss the opportunity to participate!
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WCBC Compensation Survey

Helping ACEC Member Firms Determine Compensation and Pay for Employees
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February 2011

Finding New Ways to Build Your Employee Loyalty

Advice from Business Financial Services, RBC Royal Bank
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