Envision Canada: New & Noteworthy

The CSCE 2024 annual conference takes place June 5–7, 2024 in Niagara Falls, Ontario. This event promises to be an exciting gathering of professionals from all corners of the civil engineering industry, around the theme of “Adapting to Climate, Technology and Growth.”

Anyone planning to attend the CSCE conference is encouraged to catch the session hosted by Envision Canada on Wednesday, June 5th, 3:45 – 5:30 PM ET. This interactive session will feature:

  • Prof. Catherine LeBlanc, Université de Moncton and CSCE Sustainable Development Committee Member – “Entrusted to Our Care” : CSCE Guidelines for Sustainable Development”
  • Scott Smith, Mott MacDonald – “Designing for Sustainable Infrastructure – The Envision Sustainable Infrastructure Framework & Professional Credential”
  • Terry Neimeyer, KCI Technologies and Chair, ASCE Committee on Sustainability – “ASCE Performance Standard on Sustainable Infrastructure”
  • Norman Shippee, Stantec – “A Shifting Climate & Shifting Responsibilities for Professionals and Asset Owners”
  • Dan Sandink, Institute for Catastrophic Loss Reduction – “PIEVC Climate Change Vulnerability Assessment Program for Buildings and Infrastructure”
  • Husham Almansour, NRC Canada – “Climate Change Adaptation for Resilient Highway Bridges”

Join the informal Envision Canada mingle during the President’s Welcome Reception on Wednesday, June 5th, 6:30-8:00 PM ET. You can also connect through the Whova conference app with other ENV SPs including Lourette Swanepoel, Envision Canada Program Manager and Conrad McCallum, Communications Manager, Institute for Sustainable Infrastructure. We hope to see you there!


Other Envision Canada News

Envision presented to FCM MAMP partners and stakeholders across Canada

The Federation of Canadian Municipalities’ (FCM) Municipal Asset Management Program (MAMP) hosted its 7th and final Asset Management Collaboration Workshop from April 22–24, 2024 in Ottawa. CSCE was invited to present the Envision framework during a 1.5-hour workshop to MAMP partner organizations, members of the FCM Technical Working Group and other key stakeholders across Canada.

The workshop challenged participants to consider how they will be rebuilding infrastructure identified in their asset management plans. The workshop demonstrated the interconnected and complementary nature of the Envision framework, the PIEVC family of tools, and climate-updated NRC guidance, codes and standards.

ENV SPs recognized by INFC

Infrastructure Canada recently launched a Request for Standing Offer (RFSO) to solicit offerors that may be contracted by Infrastructure Canada, to provide professional technical and advisory services in fields associated with low-carbon and climate resilient infrastructure, including for various asset classes such as water/wastewater, community assets, natural infrastructure, transit, housing and solid waste. Through ongoing efforts to advocate for the use and integration of Envision in INFC initiatives, Envision Sustainability Professionals were recognized in this RFSO.

ENV SP Training July 10 – 11, 2024

Help share the news with others who might have interest in becoming an ENV SP.

This virtual training session, hosted through the Envision Canada partnership, will be facilitated by Brad Moore, P.Eng.

When: July 10 and 11, 2024, 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. EDT each day.

Cost: Students CAD$400 | Public Sector CAD$650 | Private Sector (CSCE / ISI members) CAD$875 | Private Sector (non-members) CAD$1,060. [More information about the training]

About the trainer: Brad is a Civil Engineer specializing in the field of sustainable infrastructure design with Stantec Consulting and a graduate of Harvard University’s Master’s in Sustainability program. He is a certified Envision Trainer who has been an ENV SP for 8 years… [Detailed bio]

Details and registration

Envision profiled in ReNew Canada Magazine

Read the feature article in ReNew Canada Magazine on Aecon Group’s focus on sustainability and strong adoption of Envision, “Building a sustainable future with the help of Envision.”

“Using Envision as a guide throughout the entire project lifecycle as we build sustainable infrastructure has been the right decision to measure our goals against an industry standard that keeps us accountable through both the qualitative and quantitative data,” noted Prabhjit (Prabh) K. Banga, Aecon’s Vice-President of Sustainability, in the article.

Read the article

March 2024 Envision Training: Thank you and appreciation

The number of ENV SPs in Canada now comprises more than 800 professionals working in every infrastructure sector in Canada: public agencies, the private sector, and academia. Learn more about how the ENV SP and the Envision sustainability framework are transforming the way civil infrastructure is developed in Canada.

Welcome to all of our new ENV SPs, including those who gained the credential in March 14 & 15, 2024 led by Latifa El Ayachi. Our sincere thank-you and congratulations to Latifa for another very successful Envision training.

Get in touch

Let us know if you have an Envision project to profile, if you are conducting research related to Envision, or if you are promoting Envision at a conference or through an article so that we can profile your leadership! Contact Lourettte Swanepoel (lourette@csce.ca) with questions about the Envision Canada program. You can also visit the Envision Canada website.