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Canadian member association CCIL is following up its strategic plan and expanding its certification programms.

Governing Board G. G. McIntee

With the help of the Public Relations firm hired to follow up on our strategic plan recommendations, CCIL launched a new web site at the end of February 2012. This web site will be in ongoing construction and will include a web site data based entry for our members and certification customers.

CCIL published its 2012 hard copy directory which was sent to over 3000 clients throughout the country; this directory is a useful tool in promoting our members services to clients.

Every second year, the Geotechnical/Construction Materials Division has provided its members with the opportunity to participate in a bench mark survey and this year a record number of nineteen (19) members have participated. The survey is conducted by an independent professional consulting firm. The final report should be available in April 2012. Participants are provided with one copy of the survey, those not participating but wishing to purchase the survey will be charged a fee of $2,000.00.

CCIL is holding its Spring Division meetings on April 30th, 2012. Guest speakers will provide the GCM (Geotechnical/Construction Materials Division) with up-to-date information useful to them for the upcoming construction season which unofficially starts on May 1. The ELS (Environmental/Life Sciences Division) will also invite guest speakers to who will update the members with new regulations, proposed regulations and ever changing requirements.

CCIL’s certification programs are expanding in more provinces and Nabil Kamel, CCIL’s Program manager will provide details of their progression at the Spring Meeting.

CCIL’s Annual General Meeting is being held in Vancouver in July of 2012 at which time the CCIL By-Laws which were reviewed, will be presented to the members for ratification prior to being submitted to Industry Canada for implementation. Most of the changes targeted the tightening the requirements for professional engineers, chemists or their equivalents to supervise all laboratories.