ISI Delivers Opening Keynote at Canadian Society for Civil Engineering Conference

The return of the CSCE conference included a plenary from ISI and a workshop that equipped participants on use of the Envision Framework.

Whistler, B.C. — CSCE 2022 was a huge success, bringing 550 practitioners and academics here from 14 countries — one of the best opportunities to date to communicate the value of the Envision Sustainability Framework in Canada. ISI’s Managing Director Melissa Peneycad gave the opening plenary on May 25, describing how the framework can be used to plan, design and deliver sustainable infrastructure projects and provided illustrative examples from across the country. There are already 12 projects that have earned Envision awards for sustainability, including Infrastructure Canada’s Samuel de Champlain Bridge Project in Montréal, the Northeast False Creek Renewal and Development Project in Vancouver, British Columbia, STM’s Underground Garage near the Côte-Vertu Metro Station in Montréal, and most recently, the Centerm Expansion Project in the Port of Vancouver.

In addition to there being an Envision Canada booth, a full-day Envision workshop was held on May 24, where attendees had an opportunity to discover in depth how to use the Envision Sustainable Infrastructure Framework to advance sustainability on projects. The workshop was led by ISI-approved Envision-accredited trainers Quin MacKenzie, Bronwyn Worrick and Jill Roth from luuceo consulting (more info).

Conference attendees also heard keynotes from, among others, Hon. Dominic LeBlanc, the Federal Minister of Intergovernmental Affairs, Infrastructure and Communities, and his provincial counterpart, Hon. Bowinn Ma, who is B.C.’s Minister of State for Infrastructure and is herself a civil engineer with a background in transportation engineering.

CSCE and ISI look forward to continuing to work together to advance sustainable infrastructure practices from coast to coast to coast.