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New to the NCM Group: Public Infrastructure magazine

As we know, all too well, Canada’s infrastructure is in terrible shape. In February of 2009, The Canadian Council for Public-Private Partnership interviewed Mr. Saeed Mirza, Professor Emeritus of Civil Engineering and Applied Mechanics at McGill University.  In what Professor Mirza called a very serious problem, he noted that about 60% of all our municipal infrastructure is over 55 years old.  He also noted that about 30% of the entire infrastructure in Canada is more than 85 years old.

All levels of Governments, especially municipalities will need as much information as possible on the new products, services and systems available to repair and rebuild our aging infrastructure.  This is where Public Infrastructure magazine can help.

Starting with the May/June 2010 issue, Public Infrastructure will publish a bi-monthly magazine that will reach every Canadian municipality along with consulting engineers who focus on municipal infrastructure.

The first issue will feature editorial on; Building Science, Vertical Farms, Green Roofs, the benefits of sharing Geospatial Data and the future of  Public Private Partnerships,  to name a few.

For more information on Public Infrastructure magazine please contact Tom Monson, Publisher at; Email tom@govpages.ca or 416-241-4000 Ext. 223

And don’t forget to check out our first issue!!

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Our Green Government

So what is Canadian Government doing to aid in sustainable development and reduce environmentally exhausting resources? Well here is one thing: The Policy on  Green Procurement.

Recognizing their purchasing power, the Canadian government also recognizes its ability to have a positive impact on the market economy and its purchasing decision.Trhough the policy, the government can demonstrate real leadership and encourage corporations to engage in greening practices.   If you don’t already know about the Policy of  Green Procurement or Government-wide Green Procurement training Campusdirect, not to worry, you can click Green Procurement and find out more.