Volume 4, Number 2, Winter 1999

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Newsbrief - Canadian Commission on Construction Materials Evaluation (CCCME) endorses CITAC

At its last meeting, the Canadian Commission on Construction Materials Evaluation (CCCME) endorsed the Canadian Infrastructure Technology Assessment Centre (CITAC), and agreed to include representatives from the following groups in its membership matrix: provincial ministries of transportation, municipal infrastructure administrations and manufacturers/suppliers.

The Commission also agreed to establish a standing committee on technical evaluations for infrastructure products to review the Centre's proposed evaluation criteria. Initially, this committee would be appointed for a one-year period to permit operational flexibility.

As well, the Commission directed CITAC to approach other organizations as follows:

  • Develop an agreement of mutual recognition with the Service d'Avis Technique en Infrastructure (SATI), an evaluation service operated jointly for the Bureau de normalization du Québec (BNQ) and the Centre d'expertise et de recherche en infrastructure urbaines (CERIU).
  • Develop an agreement with the Ontario Good Roads Association and the Ontario Ministry of Transportation to recognize CITAC as a third party evaluator of transportation and public works products, which would be classified and listed on "The Road Authority" listing service at The Road Authority
  • Develop a North American process for infrastructure product evaluation in conjunction with the U.S. Civil Engineering Research Foundation (CERF).

Those interested in serving on the standing committee should fax their brief resumés (2 pages maximum) to (613) 952-0268.