OTTAWA, May 9, 2013 /CNW/ - The Association of Consulting Engineering
Companies-Canada (ACEC) welcomed delegates of the International
Federation of Consulting Engineers (FIDIC) to Canada yesterday. FIDIC's
governing executive committee are meeting in Ottawa to discuss issues
affecting the global engineering market and how consulting engineering
can make a greater contribution to economic, social and environmental
quality of life for people around the world. Topics discussed included
promoting sustainability, fostering innovation, building industry
capacity and ensuring business integrity. The executive committee is
elected by the FIDIC membership and currently has representation from
the UK, Spain, Tanzania, Japan, Jordan, Korea, Sweden and Canada.
"We are honoured to host such a distinguished group of engineering
executives in our nation's capital," said ACEC President, John Gamble.
"It's been a real pleasure engaging FIDIC on global issues facing our
industry and recognizing the very important work of consulting
engineers across our country and abroad."
To showcase the important role of the consulting engineering industry in
Canada and internationally, ACEC hosted a reception on Parliament Hill
in FIDIC's honour. Attendees included Cabinet Ministers, Members of
Parliament, Senators, Ambassadors and ACEC stakeholders from both the
private and public sectors.
Also this week, ACEC met with the Hon. Ed Fast, Minister of
International Trade, and with senior representatives of several federal
government departments to discuss how Canada's consulting engineering
community can contribute to prosperity in Canada and world-wide.
"FIDIC is very grateful for the leading role of Canadian consulting
engineers in the development of our global industry," said Geoff
French, FIDIC President. "Their continuing input regarding
Sustainability and Business Practices are helping FIDIC develop new
global guidelines for these crucial issues."
FIDIC is the global voice of the consulting engineering industry and its
members are national associations representing consulting engineering
companies. Founded in 1913, FIDIC promotes and implements the
consulting engineering industry's strategic goals on behalf of its
Member Associations and disseminates information and resources of
interest to its members. Today, FIDIC membership includes consulting
engineering associations from 94 countries around the world.
ACEC represents nearly 500 companies that provide professional
engineering services to both public and private sector clients across
Canada. These services include the planning, design and execution of
all types of engineering projects as well as providing independent
advice and expertise in a wide range of engineering and
SOURCE: Association of Consulting Engineering Companies
For further information:
Emily Reid, ACEC Public Affairs Consultant