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Consulting Engineers of Alberta Elect New Board of Directors - June 13, 2017

Consulting Engineers of Alberta (CEA) is pleased to announce the election of its 2017-2018 Board of Directors. The new Board will be led by President David Nagy, P.Eng., MBA, who is the manager of the Bridge Group at Associated Engineering Alberta Ltd. David received his Civil Engineering degree at McGill University and his MBA at the Haskayne School of Business at the University of Calgary.

“Engineers have to be on the forefront of change that is why I have chosen Creating Change as the theme for our 2017-2018 year,” says President Nagy. “It doesn’t matter whether it is technological change, climate change, political change, innovation in equipment and materials or the myriad of other aspects of our lives that are changing every day; consulting engineers need to adapt their skills and approaches to solving problems by incorporating and leading change.”

“Under the leadership of our previous presidents we have made significant strides in terms of changing procurement practices for consulting engineering services by the gradual implementation of Qualifications Based Selection. As this initiative moves forward we will see a transformation of consulting engineering that will involve more innovation and creativity that will benefit our clients while minimizing or eliminating cost over-runs. It is one example of a great change that will benefit our clients and our industry,” concludes Nagy.

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Consulting Engineers Pleased with Budget 2017 Infrastructure Investment - March 17, 2017

“The extensive investment in Alberta infrastructure is good news for Alberta and for the consulting engineers of our province,” says Kelly Yuzdepski, P.Eng President of the Consulting Engineers of Alberta (CEA). “We thank the provincial government for listening to our concerns and commend the counter cyclical investment in economy enhancing infrastructure.”

“We know it was a difficult decision and congratulate the government for understanding the necessity to maintain, construct and invest in infrastructure in down economic times. The benefits of lower prices and increased access to construction equipment and services will mean greater value for the dollars spent,” adds Yuzdepski.

“During past economic downturns when infrastructure investment was curtailed we created a significant infrastructure deficit in our province.  Further, many engineers left Alberta for opportunities elsewhere and young people were less inclined to pursue engineering professions. When the economy rebounded, we had critical infrastructure gaps and there was a shortage of consulting engineers to meet an accelerating demand, which was difficult for many firms,” adds Yuzdepski.

“The Consulting Engineers of Alberta have always supported economy enhancing infrastructure spending during slow economic times.  Costs are lower and available expertise is readily available. The design and building of roads, bridges, transit and facilities such as schools and hospitals is a wise investment that will help our economy rebound and will in the long term enable our economy to thrive,” states Yuzdepski.

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