Floods, while a natural environmental process, are expensive, damaging, and deadly. They’re actually the costliest natural disaster for Canadians, causing more home insurance claims than any other disaster and costing cities billions of dollars in damages. They occur five times more often than the next-most common natural disaster (wildfires), with more than 2 major floods a year in Canada.
Canada’s Infrastructure Gap has been on the radar for at least the past 20 years. Throughout this time, community groups have continuously (and unscientifically) noted the crumbling state of local roads, sewers, aging hospitals and government buildings. The large-scale infrastructure evaluations rolled in during the early 2000s, they say, need to be addressed.
Cole Engineering's Water Infrastructure team organized a social hour to raise money for Water for People, a charitable, nonprofit, international humanitarian organization dedicated to the development and delivery of clean, safe water and sanitation solutions in developing nations.
The Oshawa Skeet & Gun Club and Cole Engineering's Water Management Group hosted the 6th Annual Sporting Clay-Shoot Tournament on June 29th.
Toronto's iconic CN Tower celebrated the 40th anniversary of its opening on June 26, 2016.
In an industry where the people in a company are as important as the company itself, “Meet the Team” pages can give great information about individual employees and company culture. We’re going a bit beyond that. We want you to really get to know our individual employees who are the best of the best.
Our Mark Bassingthwaite, Vice President of Water Management, was co-host of a special discussion on June 8 as part of the Water and Climate Dialogue Series organized by the United Nations University Institute for Water, Environment and Health (UNU-INWEH).
See some of our favourite pictures from the event....
Cole Engineering is excited to announce that John Helka from the City of Hamilton and our own Mark Bassingthwaite, Vice President of Water Management, are hosting a discussion of the Enhancement of the Windermere Basin in the City of Hamilton.
Cole Engineering was a proud sponsor of the 66th Annual Ontario Traffic Council Conference and Annual General Meeting at Horseshoe Resort in Barrie , May 15-17, 2016.
Cole Engineering and MWH Global hosted a keynote breakfast for attendees at WEAO's 45th Annual Conference and OPCEA Exhibition in Niagara Falls, ON. The topic was PROJECT SUCCESS THROUGH CONSULTANT SELECTION.
Cole Engineering is looking forward to the 2016 WEAO Utility Management Forum, which will be held in October.
Wastewater management is an important component of a healthy, regulated water system. Yet as we speak, the local water utilities industry is facing major challenges in management, design and public interest. While some of these issues have clear solutions, many do not.
As green tech, clean energy and climate change become key factors in trash infrastructure, new technologies gain traction as sustainable waste management systems. Here are some of the most prominent new technologies making their way into the trash spotlight.
Solid waste management is a complex system of regulatory, administrative, market, technology, and social components, and every society throughout history has struggled to hygienically and sustainably manage its own waste.
In a fiercely competitive global market, the mantra “bigger is better” is a goal for many small-to medium-sized Canadian businesses. But Cole Engineering Group Ltd. is jettisoning this tactic and making excellence and innovation its modus operandi. The firm has recently been working on projects for municipalities, such as Toronto, Peel, York, Niagara, Durham, Halton, Peterborough and Ottawa.
As you may or may not be aware MOVEMBER 2015 is fast approaching! For the last number of years we have had a Movember Team here at Cole Engineering. In our 2014 Campaign, the Cole Mo Bo’s were able to raise a grand total of $6,773 for a great cause and we had some fun along the way.
Senior Utility leaders came together on October 19th, 2015, at the first Utility Management Forum held in Ontario. This one-day forum was organized by the newly formed Utility Management Committee of the WEAO to exchange ideas and have peer-to-peer discussions on the common challenges facing Ontario utilities.