InfraGuide is a collaboration of the Federation
of Canadian Municipalities, Infrastructure Canada, the National
Research Council and the Canadian Public Works Association
to help municipalities make informed
decisions and promote sustainable infrastructure investment.
InfraGuide is both a national network of experts and a collection
of published best practice documents for use by municipal
decision makers and technical personnel in the public and
Decisions made during project planning and
design have ramifications over the entire service life of
a project. An appropriate investment in
professional services at the onset of a project, which represents
only 1-2% of the lifecycle cost, can potentially reduce capital,
maintenance and operating costs while improving reliability
and extending service life.
For more information on the “Best Practice”
for Selecting a Professional Consultant, contact the Association
of Canadian Engineering Companies (ACEC) at 1-800-565-0569
or visit www.acec.ca
For more information on the series of InfraGuide
“Best Practices,” visit the Federation of Canadian
Municipalities (FCM) website at www.fcm.ca.