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OSPE working to welcome next generation of women engineers with open arms

The number of women working in engineering over the last decade has increased by only 2% in Ontario. Groups across the province are calling for action.
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Applying multi-criteria decision making in wastewater treatment process selection

Sustainability, expandability, adaptability with new and upcoming regulations, and social impacts of a treatment system are some examples of a long list of parameters that have to be considered and evaluated during the selection of a treatment process.
Remote project communication

The project delivery process has suddenly become much more complicated

As was the case for most businesses that were to continue to deliver services, consulting engineers had to scramble to address issues, not only those relating to the sustainability of their business, but also on the long-established mechanics of delivering projects.
Note taking

Why keeping a notebook can help young engineers become reliable and promotable

We take notes to record and comprehend what is said or what we read. The last part, to comprehend, is essential. When we engage with others or read written material, we must think critically to dive below what was said to what was meant.
Virtual meeting, working remotely

Considering all the impacts of the pandemic on the consulting industry and client relations

When COVID-19 hit Canada in March of this year, many in the consulting engineering business had never heard of Zoom. Web-X meetings had to be set up by one of our administrative staff, and we watched teams play sports, rather than do our work on Teams. Working from home was something only a few of us did, and the daily commute was a normal part of life.
ACROS Fukuoka building, Japan

What is environmentally conscious building?

Advances in construction continue to happen as people look in closer detail at how buildings are created. Environmentally conscious building, also known as sustainable construction, is an innovative design idea that introduces more environmentally, socially and economically aware construction methods.
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Environmental sector jobs to see growth in spite of pandemic, report says

A recent environmental employment outlook report from ECO Canada forecasts moderate 8.1% growth from 2019 to 2029, representing more than 50,000 new jobs in spite of an economy hit hard by COVID‑19.
Golder internal technical excellence conference

How your organization can gain the innovation advantage

Charlie Voss of Golder Associates discusses how organizations can foster innovation and creativity by breaking down barriers between disciplines and sharing knowledge between colleagues.
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Optimization should not make wastewater plants less reliable

This article by Patrick Coleman of Black & Veatch discusses the role and importance of operational safety, excess capacity and reliability in wastewater treatment plant optimization.
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Talent management – Are our firms thriving or surviving?

Bill De Angelis of Metrolinx outlines what firms and organizations can do in order to retain and develop talented staff.

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