The City of Calgary and many surrounding communities have recently experienced severe flooding, and there are several questions that engineers need to ask as the clean up is underway: how big was the flood, how frequently can we expect a flood that big, is this because of climate change, how likely is it that we […]
The City of Calgary and many surrounding communities experienced severe flooding in June 2013, and amidst the fears, doubts and relief experienced post-flood there are several questions that decision-makers and engineers need to ask as the clean up is underway: exactly how big was the flood, how frequently can we expect a flood that big, […]
Montreal has a problem: Routine maintenance gone wrong at one of Montreal’s biggest water filtration plants spurred the largest boil water advisory in the city’s history Wednesday, forcing schools to tape their water fountains closed, cafés to boil water for six minutes and water-based businesses like fruit-drink maker Liquid Nutrition to close up shop for the […]
Engineers seem to love rituals, but one unspoken engineering ritual that I love to partake in, is to view the greatest examples of engineering, great buildings, bridges, tunnels, canals and even sewer systems are all possible candidates worthy of reflection. But in my mind, and for many Civil Engineers, dams are an important pilgrimage ritual […]
Since moving to the interior of British Columbia back in 2007, I have had many discussions with engineering types about the benefits of the alternatives to the curb and gutter / catchbasin paradigm. Interestingly, even six years later there really isn’t that much good knowledge out there on the cost of installation and maintenance of […]
Our backyard in Langley had a fence, a tall fence. It wasn’t just a backyard either, it was a side yard and even fronted the street on one section. The fence was imposing, and as added protection, there was a hedge on the street side of the fence. The fence, in this instance was really […]
The news is out.
I am pleased to advise that the City of Revelstoke has hired Mike Thomas to take charge of the Engineering Department effective November 29th, 2012.
If nothing else, this Remembrance Day, take a moment to remember those who made the ultimate sacrifice for their country, for the hope of peace, and the security of future generations. Or brave the weather on Friday and show your support in your local community. This image is where we’ll be, at the newly dedicated […]