Chris Roney appointed Engineers Canada president
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Engineers Canada is pleased to welcome Chris Roney, FEC, P.Eng., BDS, UE, as its president for the 2016–2017 term. In the coming year, Roney and the Engineers Canada Board will work with the engineering regulators to advance the profession in the public interest.
Roney is a practicing structural engineer, and president of Roney Engineering Limited, a Kingston, ON, consulting firm offering a full range of structural engineering services related to building design and construction, investigations, assessments and restorations throughout Canada. Roney has practiced structural engineering since graduating with honours from Queen’s University in 1990. He is accredited as a Building Design Specialist and Consulting Engineer, and is a Fellow of Engineers Canada.
Roney is a member of Professional Engineers Ontario (PEO) and has served on a number of key PEO committees and task forces over the past 18 years. He was a leading member of, and spokesperson for, PEO’s task force that responded to the tragic collapse of the Algo Mall in Elliot Lake. He appeared at the Elliot Lake Inquiry as an expert and helped draft many of the PEO recommendations that the Inquiry ultimately adopted.
Roney has served on the Engineers Canada Board since 2009 and has been active on a number of its committees and task forces. He recently led a national task force at Engineers Canada studying the lessons to be learned from the Elliot Lake Collapse in Ontario, the Charbonneau Commission in Quebec and the Mount Polley Tailings Storage Facility Breach in British Columbia.
In addition, Roney serves as a member of the Ontario government’s Building Advisory Council, and recently served on the Building Safety Technical Advisory Panel and as Chair of the Part 4 (Structural) Technical Advisory Committee for the Ontario Building Code. He provides strategic advice on matters related to on-going policy, administrative and technical issues related to the Building Code inOntario.