MISSISSAUGA, ONT. — Ontario’s consulting engineers are calling on the province to standardize contracts and boost resilience in design in its pre-budget submission.
The Association of Consulting Engineering Companies-Ontario (ACEC-Ontario) stated it is offering the Ontario government its continued support to keep the province moving forward.
“By standardizing contracts, supporting resilient infrastructure design and increasing diverse engagement in STEM education and careers,” the government can maximize its return on its infrastructure investments, said ACEC-Ontario.
ACEC-Ontario said its pre-budget submission would help to deliver more projects on-time and on-budget; reduce repair costs and keep the economy moving forward; ensure a strong, diverse workforce capable of meeting challenges; and protect the public interest.
“The work of Ontario’s consulting engineering companies is deeply embedded in the fabric of communities across Ontario,” said Andrew Hurd, executive director of ACEC-Ontario, in a statement. “As the government implements its infrastructure plan, our 140 member firms will be needed more than ever.
“By adopting these recommendations, the government will help ensure that our children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren have a strong community where they can live, grow and succeed.”