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ACEC-Ontario Gets Results – Metrolinx Changes Standard of Care Provision

ACEC-Ontario is pleased to report that following months of outreach and discussion with Metrolinx, changes have been made to its template language. Metrolinx has removed “highest” and “leading” in the Standard of Care provision for future procurements. As member firms […]

Registration of Constructors and Employers Engaged in Construction (Form 1000)

BACKGROUND Before beginning work at a project every constructor and employer engaged in construction must complete an approved registration form (Form 1000):OnlinePDF This requirement is set out in section 5 of the Regulation for Construction Projects (O. Reg. 213/91). According […]

ACEC-Ontario Provides Province with Ideas to Keep the Economy Moving Forward

Today, ACEC-Ontario submitted its recommendations on what the consulting engineering industry would like to see in the 2024 Budget. These 12 recommendations would help the Ontario government: ACEC-Ontario’s recommendations have been formally submitted to the Ministry of Finance and the Standing […]

Update on Amendments to the MTO Class EA

In 2019, the Ministry of the Environment, Conservation and Parks sent a request to all provincial Class EA holders to propose changes that would better align requirements for projects with their potential for environmental impacts, eliminate duplication and find efficiencies […]

Sudbury SCC Decision

Last month, the Supreme Court of Canada (SCC) released its decision in R. v. Greater Sudbury. In a rare 4-4 split, the SCC dismissed an appeal of the Ontario Count of Appeal decision, which held that a municipal project owner […]

Infrastructure Ontario Releases December 2023 Market Update

Earlier today, Infrastructure Ontario (IO) issued its second update for 2023. The update lists 31 projects in pre-procurement and active procurement, totalling more than $35 billion in estimated design and construction costs. The list also includes 20 government-announced projects in […]

Metrolinx releases second Capital Project Commercial Pipeline update for 2023

Metrolinx has released its second Capital Project Commercial Pipeline update for 2023. This pipeline, which focuses mostly on construction opportunities, also includes seven professional services opportunities that will be coming to market between summer 2023 and winter 2023. These opportunities […]

Ontario Provides Economic Update, Launches Infrastructure Bank

On November 2nd, the Finance Minister, Peter Bethlenfalvy, delivered the government’s annual Fall Economic Statement.  Although there were no specific references to the consulting engineering industry, the Minister announced the launch of the Ontario Infrastructure Bank. This new agency will be […]

Ontario Seeking Feedback on Proposed Excess Soil Changes

The Ministry of the Environment, Conservation, and Parks is proposing to amend the excess soil regulation, along with the Rules for Soil Management and Excess Soil Quality Standards.  According to the ministry, these amendments “are intended to make the regulation […]

Bulletin to Members: Managing the Risks of Sharing Editable Documents

Overview Technological advancements are expanding the variety and capability of tools available to construction and infrastructure projects for design, modeling, coordination, clash detection and project management. While the cost and time savings that can be leveraged for projects with these […]