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CEO’s Queen’s Park Day discussions focus on contract language

November 1, 2016

Consulting engineers not only design and contribute directly to the construction of the province's infrastructure, but our work also directly impacts the health of Ontario's economy," said Barry Steinberg, chief executive officer of CEO, in a statement.....

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  • Consulting Engineers of Ontario discusses contract language and other hot issues at Queen’s Park

    October 20, 2016

    Twenty representatives and staff of Consulting Engineers of Ontario met with government officials on October 17. The event was CEO’s 2nd Annual Queen’s Park Day at the Ontario Legislature in Toronto.…

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  • Toronto council green lights litigation provision

    July 26, 2016

    Members of the Construction and Design Alliance of Ontario (CDAO) state they are disappointed with Toronto City Council's decision to move ahead with a provision to disqualify suppliers who are in ongoing litigation with the city from bidding on projects.…

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  • Smart Planning for Summer Construction Season

    June 14, 2016

    Jeff McArthur Show l AM640 - Barry Steinberg on why smart planning is necessary for a busy summer construction season ahead. …

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  • New contract for municipalities aimed at core infrastructure

    June 2, 2016

    A new contract provides municipalities the means to deliver much needed core infrastructure on-time and on-budget. The joint standard agreement developed by Consulting Engineers of Ontario and the Municipal Engineers Association ensures a balanced and mutually beneficial arrangement. …

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  • Ontario budget infused with infrastructure

    March 3, 2016

    While it may not seem like it at first glance, a significant number of items in the 2016 Ontario budget are inevitably linked to infrastructure...…

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  • Current guide for Municipal Asset Management Plans present challenge for Ontario’s Infrastructure Investment

    March 3, 2016

    The Canadian Business Journal - The 2015 Ontario auditor general’s annual report raises concerns about the fact that the Wynne government doesn’t have a long-term infrastructure plan that includes an accurate description of the current condition of the Province’s assets, including roads and buildings.…

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  • Fed's Promises Need a Plan to Succeed

    January 11, 2016

    As a new chapter in Canadian federal politics begins, all eyes are focusing on how Justin Trudeau's Liberal government will work to define its agenda. …

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  • Current guide for Municipal Asset Management Plans present challenge for Ontario’s Infrastructure Investment

    December 23, 2015

    Head of Consulting Engineers of Ontario calls for overhaul of municipal asset management framework. …

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  • Councillors must have better understanding of value in project

    December 20, 2015

    QBS is a systematic and transparent process for choosing the most appropriate engineering firm based on the merit of its qualifications, including expertise and past experience. It delivers a design result that lowers construction and maintenance costs.…

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  • New government and federal infrastructure investment

    November 5, 2015

    Barry Steinberg explains why he’s hopeful the Trudeau Liberals will come through with their promised infrastructure spending.…

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  • Consulting Engineers of Ontario celebrates success of its inaugural Queen’s Park Day

    October 9, 2015

    CEO elevated its profile as a trusted partner among Members of Provincial Parliament at its inaugural Queen’s Park Day…

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  • Federal Parties Renew Focus on Infrastructure Investment

    October 8, 2015

    The four major political parties have renewed the focus on infrastructure through video submissions highlighting their investment strategies. …

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  • Large and small firms all in play for CEO excellence awards

    October 8, 2015

    Ellis Engineering project manager Duane VanGeest found himself in a pickle as the 2015 Ontario Consulting Engineering CEO Awards gala unfolded at Mississauga’s International Centre last April.…

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  • Municipal Asset Management Plans map the road to success for Ontario communities

    September 14, 2015

    The Hamilton Spectator - Municipalities must continually revitalize their core infrastructure to ensure public safety and provide satisfactory quality of life for their citizens. …

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  • Consulting Engineers of Ontario preparing position on prompt payment

    September 14, 2015

    Canadian Consulting Engineer l Independent review of Lien Act and prompt payment gets under way this fall…

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  • Provincial infrastructure funding for small communities

    September 8, 2015

    Madely's Morning Minute l News Talk 580 CFRA - Barry Steinberg looks into the problems Ontario municipalities are having with their municipal asset management planning. …

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  • One More Load: Time to step up

    August 25, 2015

    Rock to Road Magazine - Ontario is suffering from significant infrastructure problems. To tackle these issues, this year’s budget made an unprecedented investment – a 10-year, $130 billion infrastructure commitment. …

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  • Ottawa Needs to Partner with Ontario for Infrastructure Funding

    July 30, 2015

    The Ed Hand Show l 1310 News - At Ottawa’s request, Ontario submitted a list of 106 priority projects for consideration for infrastructure funding under the Building Canada Fund. Yet there are increasing instances demonstrating the federal government’s independent funding decision and the lack of communication between Ottawa and Ontario. …

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  • Ontario Needs a Strong Federal-Provincial Partnership to Fight Infrastructure Deficit

    July 23, 2015

    The Hamilton Spectator - Another year has passed and premiers have gathered for their Council of the Federation meeting. Yet again, the federal government is absent.…

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  • Report: Hike Gas Tax, More Toll Roads

    July 15, 2015

    Scott Thompson Show l AM900 CHML - A new report suggests using toll roads and upping the gas tax to pay for infrastructure. Is it time to start looking at new methods of financing? What are our options and why the focus on infrastructure? Barry Steinberg speaks on those issues. …

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  • Pan Am Games offer a stress test for Ontario’s overburdened roads

    July 8, 2015

    The Globe and Mail - The Games give us a unique opportunity to look down the road 10 or 20 years and get a sense of the squeeze Ontario’s growing population will put on its roads, highways and transit systems.…

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  • GFB Podcast - Barry Steinberg

    July 7, 2015

    Goldhawk Fights Back l AM740 Zoomer Radio - Barry Steinberg, Chief Executive Officer for the Consulting Engineers Of Ontario, says the PanAm games will give us an effective stress test of our transportation and transit systems—and even a wake-up call. …

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  • Reality Check: Pan Am Games

    June 30, 2015

    Tim Denis in the Morning l News Talk 610 CKTB - Barry Steinberg takes a unique look at Toronto Pan Am Games by seeing it as a reality check for Ontario's future transit and transportation system. …

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  • Pan Am Games a Stress Test for Our Transportation System

    June 29, 2015

    Bill Kelly Show | AM900 CHML - Barry Steinberg talks about traffic headaches that could surround the Pan An Games and explains why all levels of government need to work together to solve the problems. …

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  • Spend Ontario infrastructure dollars wisely

    April 30, 2015

    Daily Commercial News - Charles Sousa’s message that the province “must build” is encouraging, state construction industry stakeholders, however, the funding to build Ontario up must be spent wisely. …

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  • Ontario construction has questions about new federal Public Transit Fund

    April 28, 2015

    Daily Commercial News - Ontario's industry stakeholders are welcoming news of the federal government's Public Transit Fund. …

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  • Calling for federal partnership in elimination Ontario's core infrastructure deficit

    March 23, 2015

    Global News - Barry Steinberg explains why a full partnership between federal, provincial and municipal governments must be formed. …

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  • Ottawa needs to become a full partner when it comes to core infrastructure

    March 22, 2015

    The Ed Hand Show l News1310 - Barry Steinberg discusses why the federal government needs to work with Ontario and its municipalities on core infrastructure planning and investment. …

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  • Improving the City of Toronto’s infrastructure deficit

    January 17, 2015

    The Ted Woloshyn Show l Newstalk 1010 - In time for the beginning of Toronto Mayor John Tory's 4-year mandate, Barry Steinberg talks bout the ways Toronto council can help improve the city’s infrastructure deficit. …

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  • Elliot Lake Inquiry Report proposes changes for engineering, greater accountability for municipalities and building officials

    October 17, 2014

    Equipment Journal - Paul Bélanger, Commissioner of the Elliot Lake Inquiry, has released his final report in to the Algo Centre Mall parking deck roof collapse of June, 2012. The Inquiry Report makes 71 recommendations; many that would significantly strengthen the regulation of Ontario’s engineering profession. Significant new responsibilities for Ontario’s municipalities and Chief Building Officials are also proposed…

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  • The guardians of public safety

    June 10, 2014

    Business Elite Canada Magazine - CEO was created in 1975 when a number of consulting engineering companies recognized the need for a clear and unified voice to advocate for issues shaping their businesses, the engineering profession, and the Ontario design and construction industry. CEO is a member organization of Canada’s national Association of Consulting Engineering Companies.…

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