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R.J. Burnside & Associates Limited (Burnside) has made significant contributions to a variety of engineering projects in Africa, Asia, the Caribbean, and South America. Clients outside Canada have access to over 50 years of corporate experience and the expertise of over 300 accredited engineers, scientists and technical professionals.

Projects have been completed in a variety of sectors including water supply, sanitation, solid waste management, GIS, environmental impact assessment, water resource management, renewable energy, satellite remote sensing and hydrogeology.

Burnside has carried out assignments funded by a variety of International Financial Institutions including the World Bank, the Millennium Challenge Corporation, the International Finance Corporation, the Department of Foreign Affairs, Trade and Development Canada, the Inter-American Development Bank,  the Caribbean Development Bank and the African Development Bank. Projects have also been carried out directly for foreign government ministries and institutions, as well as the private sector.

We provide innovative, cost-effective and appropriate technologies for clients to meet specific structural and institutional needs. We also understand project cycles, funding mechanisms and required regulations to assist our clients in securing the necessary approvals in an expeditious manner. We have peer recognized knowledge and experience working with under-serviced and under-resourced communities often located in remote regions and difficult environments.


Rui F. De Carvalho

Rui F. De Carvalho, M.Eng., P.Eng., BCEE 
Senior Vice President
+1 (519) 941 5331 X3062

Norman Looker

Norman Looker, M.A.Sc., P.Eng.
Vice President 
+1 (519) 941 5331 X3083

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