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CNAM Annual Conference 2015

After a great first day of presentations at the connference, I’m ending the night running through my presentation for the 2015 Canadian Network of Asset Managers conference in Vancouver for tomorrow. I’ll be presenting on infrastructure decision-making and the Envision Sustainability Rating System and how this ties to traditional concepts of asset management. Learn more […]

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Rural Engineering Education

A challenge of living and working as a professional in a small rural community, (regardless of how world-renowned a destination it may be) is that it is very difficult to commit to and participate in conventional education opportunities that may be longer than a week ((this post is intended to challenge education providers, professional associations […]

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Simplicity

My whole life is surrounded by technology that has been discovered or invented in the past 50 years. I am a product of Generation-X, the epitome of consumerism. I love and want more technology, I crave the latest gadget, I consume therefore I am. But really, I am a poor example of a consumer, I […]

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A Voyage of Learning and Discovery

Last Friday I spent the day with some of really smart people at the Institution of Civil Engineers North America Convention in Vancouver, BC. While I haven’t yet parsed all of the information, the day left me with mixed feelings about the future of the industry. On one hand, engineers can save the world – […]

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Transition Training in Abbotsford

UrbanWorkbench will be represented at the upcoming Training 4 Transition event in Abbotsford, BC by my wife Robyn Thomas. This course is a useful first step in getting started on the concept of a Transition Town and is being held over two days, March 20th and 21st, 2009, (in Abbotsford, BC).

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BSC2009 – Conference Wrapup

Over the past couple of days, I’ve attended the Building Sustainable Communities Conference held in Kelowna with a couple of hundred other people, predominantly from around British Columbia, but also from as far away as Sweden. I covered the contents of many of the sessions in posts that can be found here. These were my […]

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