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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Charlie Voss of Golder Associates discusses how organizations can foster innovation and creativity by breaking down barriers between disciplines and sharing knowledge between colleagues.
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.
Bill De Angelis of Metrolinx outlines what firms and organizations can do in order to retain and develop talented staff.