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When you look back, are there moments you can pinpoint that define who and where you are today? For some people that answer might be a bit foggy, but for WalterFedy Electrical Engineer Nick Angeloff, there are two that are crystal clear. The first one led him to electrical engineering and the second one led him to his wife.

 

First, let’s rewind to Grade 10 physics where 15-year-old Nick is learning about simple circuits for the first time by connecting battery packs and wires with banana clips to try and get a light bulb to turn on. This sparked something and he needed to learn more. “I wanted to know everything about how lights worked, which led me down a rabbit hole on a quest for more and more information,” says Nick. He emerged with a career in mind: he was going to be an electrical engineer.

 

Fast forward to Nick’s first week as a University of Waterloo (UW) engineering student, when he is approached by cheerleaders asking for help to move tents. He and his friends obliged but soon realized they weren’t there to lift tents – they were there to lift people. After trying a few basket tosses and lifts, the cheerleaders convinced him to try out for the team, and for the next three years, he cheered for UW. In fourth year, some UW cheerleading alumni were putting together an adult team at the Sharks in Cambridge and Nick decided to join. As fate would have it, a peppy Western University cheerleading alumna named Taryn joined the Sharks the same year. The two hit it off immediately and have been together ever since.

 

Nick and Taryn moved to Toronto for a few years, but when they wanted to put down roots, they looked back to the tri-cities and Nick set his eyes on WalterFedy. “I had a co-op placement at WalterFedy in 2011 and knew the work the company was doing was what I wanted, so I actively sought out a position at the firm,” explains Nick. Since rejoining the team in 2016, Nick has carved his own niche and progressed from an Engineer-in-Training to a People Leader in just four years. His drive and expertise has placed him on some high-profile projects, including the Conestoga College North Campus expansion.

 

The Conestoga College expansion project had everything Nick enjoys most about electrical engineering but on a much bigger scale than he had ever worked on before. He knew this wasn’t the type of project that comes around too often and he didn’t waste the opportunity. “For me, the Conestoga College project was career-defining,” shares Nick. “I went from assisting with design to taking the reigns early on, and I stayed with the project through to construction. This project taught me how to lead, delegate and execute a multi-disciplinary project from beginning to end.”

 

When Nick describes his work, you can tell he’s passionate about what he does. “When I start any project, I want to design the most robust, reliable, and safe electrical system I can,” he says. “I want to ensure the system will operate and continue to operate in every situation.” To him, the best electrical systems are the ones where he doesn’t have any questions about what he’s put on the paper. “Good design comes from knowing how to start and where you want to end up,” he explains. “When I stamp a design, I want to have zero questions about what I’ve put on the paper and know I’ve done what I need to do to deliver the highest quality product to the client.”

 

While Nick is retired from the sport of cheer, the principles remain in a different way. “Cheer gave me a sense of structure and comradery that I apply to my work as an electrical engineer,” Nick says. “As electrical engineers, we are part of a larger team that includes architects, other engineering disciplines, and construction professionals, and we have to work together for the client’s project to be successful. Now, instead of working with my team on the mat, I’m in a meeting room.” But that doesn’t mean he’s left behind the skillset. “When someone accidentally throws a frisbee on the roof at the cottage, they always know I’ll throw Taryn up on my shoulders so she can grab it,” he jokes.

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As employers increasingly embrace remote work opportunities, new employees are searching for ways to make their transition to a virtual setting more comfortable. We connected with Esther Kong, Human Resources Generalist, to find out how new remote employees can make a stellar impression, build strong relationships, and hit the ground running. Not only is Esther a leader in recruitment, she is also settling into a new role while working from home. Here are some of her strategies:

 

Get to know your tools

From the outset, identify what technology and tools are essential to your daily operations. Then, ask if there is anything you have at home that can supplement. In the early days, take some time to familiarize yourself with essential programs. If you receive training on special applications, demonstrate you understand how they work. “Share tips, tricks, best practices or shortcuts,” says Esther. “This shows the team they have properly prepared you, and it's one less thing for them to worry about on top of their daily workload.”

 

Identify top priorities

When you begin your new role, make a point of identifying immediate priorities with your manager and determining where you can have the most meaningful impact. “Whatever your team’s needs were before the pandemic are likely different now,” Esther explains. “Understand what the priorities are now, because they may be different from what was initially discussed or laid out in the job description.”

 

Set or take advantage of regular check-ins

Building rapport with colleagues can be tricky without the luxury of proximity and collaboration. If your team holds regular check-ins, schedule your day around it. “Now more than ever, it's important to be present in those meetings,” says Esther. “Even if we can't physically be around each other, we should still maintain close social contact. These meetings offer valuable facetime with your coworkers even though it's online.”

 

A good way to integrate yourself into a team is by sharing anecdotes at the beginning of these check-ins to help break the ice. “You find out all these interesting facts about your coworkers, so they are no longer just a person on the screen to you. It helps you humanize each other,” she adds.

 

Ask questions

Asking a lot of questions is also a strong way to demonstrate commitment to quality. “It’s important to ask clarifying questions to fully understand what needs to be done. It’s always better to take a bit of extra time on the front end rather than jumping in, guns blazing, and having to fix things on the back end,” she says. “This shows others you want to do a good job.”  Your leader will appreciate your initiative, and desire to do something right the first time, and this opens the door for communication for the future. 

 

Be intentional

Being intentional in your interactions with colleagues is important to establishing yourself as a professional. You can show intention by being punctual for meetings and coming equipped with an agenda or meeting notes. “This demonstrates to people that you are someone who takes their work seriously and is respectful of other people's time,” says Esther. She also infuses intention in her daily interactions. “If I reach out to someone, I give them a reason to collaborate with me and try to add value,” she says. “For instance, if I'm sending an instant message to someone, I don’t start by saying hi and wait for the person to answer. It’s a time waster. I want to get my point across in the first message,” she explains. “We're all going through the same thing right now working remotely. Everyone's getting pinged with emails, instant messages, calls, and video chats. I try to be mindful of that.”

 

Welcome feedback

If there’s a sure-fire way to garner respect from your colleagues, it’s acknowledging the value they have to offer. Your teammates are already familiar with processes, personalities, and policies that can impact the success of your projects. A bit of this insight can help provide clarity and remove barriers unbeknownst to you. “I think it's important to establish to everyone on your team that you are respectful of their opinion and trust their expertise. This in turn also encourages further collaboration,” Esther offers. “Mutual respect is key to team dynamic.”

 

Take on some quick wins

While compliance training might not be the most exciting project on your radar, it is essential to onboarding. Tackle this essential training as soon as possible so your team can have your full and focused attention. Once that is complete, you can seek out low-hanging (but important) fruit. “Some tedious tasks that no one wants to do are really easy. Dedicate half an hour or an hour to breeze through it. That's one less thing on the list your team has to worry about.” This is an easy way to build rapport and better positions the entire team to take on priority tasks.

 

Prepare for the physical office

For many starting new roles in our current climate, the virtual work environment is a temporary arrangement. Give yourself a leg up by creating a daily routine that is transferrable. “I don't want that shock to the system, so I've still been getting up early in the morning, going out for my morning runs, getting showered and dressed as though I'm going to work, and keeping my work area organized” Esther says. “The less transitioning you need to do once you return to the office, the better.”

 

Esther also recommends creating a digital parking lot of activities suitable for when your return to the office. “This helps you plan and prioritize what to do once you’re back in a physical setting.”

 

While starting a new role in a virtual environment might seem intimidating, remember that your employer wants you to succeed just as much as you do. If you follow the guides above, embrace the new challenges a virtual setting brings, and have the courage to ask for help along the way, your effort won’t go unnoticed.

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With 10 years of recruiting experience for national organizations, WalterFedy Human Resources Generalist, Esther Kong, is no stranger to virtual interviews. We sat down with Esther to discuss her top five tips for job applicants who might be nervous about upcoming virtual interviews.

 

Set up the tech

Getting familiar with the technology the company uses to host virtual interviews is a must. Whether you’ve never used it, or you are familiar with the tool, make sure you are comfortable with the platform, especially if you need to troubleshoot mid-interview. Before you begin, check your mic and your camera to make sure everything is in good working order. “If you’re not sure what platform the company uses, don’t be afraid to ask. The initiative is always appreciated,” says Esther. “We use Teams at WalterFedy, so if you don’t have an account, download Teams in advance or explore it via browser.”

 

Set the scene

Now that you’re familiar with the technology, use it to help you set your scene. Turn on your camera and start looking for a quiet place with good lighting and a neutral background. It may be in your home office, or it may not. If you have a laptop and can move around to find the best spot, do it! If you are bound to one area with a desktop, take stock of your surroundings. “Clear away any clutter in the camera’s view so the only thing for the interviewer to focus on is you,” says Esther.

 

Set up a dry run

If you’re nervous about being on camera, ask a friend to mock interview with you. “A friend can give you honest feedback on your technique and tips on how to behave on camera,” says Esther. “They can also let you know if your space and lighting are working.” Work on your eye contact during your dry run as well by practicing looking directly at the camera instead of the screen. “It may seem counterintuitive not looking at who you’re speaking to, but on the other side the interviewers see you looking into their eyes,” explains Esther.

 

Set yourself up for success

If you have a portfolio you’d like to share, send it well in advance so everyone can take a look. On the day of your interview, set yourself up early. Have a copy of the job description, your resume, and your questions ready so everything is at your fingertips when you sit down. Esther says prep in this area is key for a smooth interview. “Make notes on how your experience relates directly to the job requirements so you can get your point across succinctly when asked,” she says. “If you sent it in advance, also have your portfolio open so you can walk us through it to show off your skills.” She also suggests you speak slower and enunciate your words more than usual. “It might feel funny, but it makes a huge difference in the interviewer’s ability to understand everything you say,” Esther explains.

 

Set yourself apart

The interviewer’s job is to determine whether you have the skills and if you’ll be a good fit for the organization; just because you aren’t meeting in person, doesn’t mean you can’t show off your personality. When the interviewer asks you to tell them about yourself, include some personal pieces along with work experience to give a well-rounded image of who you are. Be expressive when you talk, but avoid over-exaggerating. Corporate ‘fit’ is an important part of any hire, so this will help the hiring manager get a good sense of who you are and how you fit in the bigger picture.

 

If you feel weird about the virtual interview process, don’t worry – it’s likely your interviewer does too. “We’re all learning to adapt to this process at the same time,” says Esther. “Go easy on yourself.”

 

If you’re interested in joining the WalterFedy team, we’re looking to fill a number of positions like Payroll Administrator and Team Leader, Asset & Facilities Management. Visit www.walterfedy.com/careers for all our open opportunities.

 

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When WalterFedy launched our Asset and Facilities Management team in 2016, Alex Lubczuk, still a student at the time, was one of the founding team members.

 

For Alex, a career at WalterFedy was always his aspiration. Raised in Kitchener, just down the street from our head office, Alex saw first-hand how our firm’s expertise and reputation grow within the community. This formed the basis of WalterFedy’s appeal for Alex. After he graduated from Conestoga College with a Bachelor of Applied Technology in Architecture, Project, and Facility Management, Alex was offered a position as a Planning and Project Management Analyst. Needless to say, he was thrilled to take what he’d learned in school and translate that to a career in the Facilities Management industry.

 

Now in his fourth year at WalterFedy and with many projects under his belt, Alex has one project that stands out the most. At the end of 2019, Alex was tasked with conducting a detailed Building Condition Assessment and long-term capital planning for the KidsAbility Centre for Childhood Development in Waterloo. For Alex, this was an opportunity to give back in a new way to an organization that was already cherished by both Alex and his family.

 

KidsAbility offers resources, programs, and support to families with children who have physical, communication, or developmental challenges. As a teenager, Alex volunteered for KidsAbility through his grandparents’ Rotary Club. This experience helping others has resonated with him ever since. “It’s nice to help people who are less fortunate,” says Alex. “It really puts things into perspective. Even our bad days could be a lot worse.”

 

Not only was this project personal for Alex, but it also presented an opportunity for professional development. He worked with the client to see the project through from start to finish, contributing to the firm’s long-standing relationship with KidsAbility. “Everyone had a hand in it,” said Alex, as other members of our design team played a role, affording Alex the opportunity to build relationships throughout the firm.

 

“At the end of the day, we provide a service to people who are in need,” says Alex. “They get a product they can rely on to meet their needs. I definitely like helping people in that regard.” For Alex, that’s what a career in Facilities Management is all about. “We’re not here to point out flaws. We’re trying to find creative and sustainable solutions to help our clients.”  

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If you’d like to explore a position with the Asset and Facilities Management team, be sure to visit our careers page or express your interest to hr@walterfedy.com. We're currently seeking a Team Leader for the group, but are always interested in adding passionate and knowledgeable professionals to our team.

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Adjusting to the COVID-19 pandemic hasn’t been easy, but no industry has been impacted quite like healthcare. In preparation for the impending influx of COVID-19 patients, two of our clients are acting swiftly and with intent.

 

On Friday afternoon, long-time partner Brant Community Healthcare System contacted Architect Bob Currie for help creating seven negative pressure resuscitation rooms at Brantford General Hospital (BGH). 

 

The following morning, Bob rallied our leading healthcare engineers, Clay Cope and Dave Thompson, to brainstorm ideas to transform the available spaces. The team met at BGH at 4 p.m. to review the rooms and assess if their ideas would work. By noon the next day, WalterFedy had a complete concept sketch with a full description of the design, allowing the hospital’s contractor to build a mock-up room for testing. At 6 p.m. Sunday, the contractor finalized the mock-up room, and testing showed it functioned as intended. With the support of hospital officials and tradespeople, construction on all seven rooms was completed over the five days that followed, and all were ready for clinical use by Friday.

 

Our municipal partners are also exploring ways to ease the strain of COVID-19 on resources. For one client, we are helping determine whether one of their buildings can be temporarily repurposed. We are evaluating the emergency power distribution system at a facility to explore the possibility of using it as an 'emergency shelter’ if the need arises. Our electrical team is currently reviewing what loads are connected to their emergency power system and verifying that the generator is suitably sized for their requirements. 

 

These are remarkable examples of what we can accomplish when we work together during times of crisis. Our teams are actively collaborating with several other healthcare and municipal partners on projects to ensure our communities are better equipped for what is to come.

 

Projects like these are being prioritized within our workload because of their community importance. If your organization has a COVID-19 related need that we can help with, please contact us via  solutions@walterfedy.com and we will connect you with the right person internally. We want to do our part to help those on the frontlines and flatten the curve.

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WalterFedy has received an Outstanding Project Award for excellence in educational facility design in the spring 2020 edition of LEARNING BY DESIGN, the premier source for education design innovation and excellence. The Janet Metcalfe Public School (Kitchener, ON) has been recognized by Learning By Design magazine for its architectural and interior design and for having next-generation benchmark type design and planning features worthy of imitation. 


LEARNING BY DESIGN’s distinguished spring 2020 jury of five architects and end-user’s applauded WalterFedy for its accomplishment in designing the Janet Metcalfe Public School.  All projects included in this edition are each peer-reviewed. The jury discusses and looks for in the project unique and or new concepts being implemented to improve education facility building design.  Projects such as the Janet Metcalfe Public School are scored on six measures: Innovation, Community Need, Interior Design, Sustainability, Functional Design, and 21st Century Learning.   


The Jury comments about this project included: “The exterior entry design and lobby space is very welcoming and warm. It is very nice to see a medically fragile program represented within a project that has strong interior and exterior design. What stands out is how the materials and finishes were selected to replicate the forest landscape that surrounds the building. While part of the finishes involves this nature aspect, other components pay homage to the technology industry. This school is a perfect blend of the two elements.” 


LEARNING BY DESIGN, published in the Spring, Summer, Fall each year circulates to more than 50,000 leaders and decision-makers at all levels of education—from early childhood and elementary schools, career-technical, college, and university-level institutions across the United States.  For more details and to access the magazine’s digital edition, visit: www.learningbydesignmagazine.com  

 

View the original press release here.
View an e-version of the magazine here.

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Employees like Chris Powell are a hiring manager’s dream. After graduating from Conestoga College’s Civil Engineering program, Chris took the first job he ever formally interviewed for — an Inspector/Designer position at WalterFedy — and made it the foundation of a successful career. Now Team Leader of Civil Field Review and an Associate of the Firm, his career is a true “from the ground up” story. If there’s one thing the decade-long tenure has taught Chris, it is the value of time.  

 

In a society accustomed to instant gratification, time is a hot commodity, and managing it is a fine art.  “In this industry, your ability to manage commitments, as well juggling personal and professional life is how you succeed,” says Chris. “Time is the most valuable thing in the world. We can make more money, we can hire more people, but we can’t create more time. To waste time is a very different thing than wasting money.”  

 

Backed by over a decade of industry experience, Chris shared some of his insight around managing, investing and respecting time. 

 

Taking the time to do things right 

A good reputation can take years to earn, but only one misstep to falter. For that reason, Chris is committed to doing a job right and doing it well. Sometimes that means taking a bit of extra time. “I want to make sure everything is done right. If we are worried it isn’t, we go back and fix the issue, so we don’t sacrifice our integrity with the client.”  

 

Part of doing a job well is making sure the right people are managing the right pieces. “One saying that always sticks with me is Lead, follow, or get out of the way,” says Chris.  It can be tempting to step in and take control, but it’s important to assess whether you are being a help or a hindrance. “Especially in management, you have to understand when it is your time to act and when to play a supporting role.”  

 

Investing time in people 

Career development can be a struggle, especially if you are uncertain about your path. Having an ally and mentor in the workplace can help ease some of that pressure. As a leader, Chris firmly believes in developing meaningful, lasting relationships with everyone on his team. “Whether they work at WalterFedy today, or left years ago, they are still welcome at my table,” he explains.  

 

“Being a leader is not just listening, but trying to motivate, support, and build people up. I am here to help people through challenges whether they are personal or professional,” he says. “What continues to make me feel successful is giving other people opportunities to succeed.” 

 

Chris’ commitment to investing time in others extends beyond his immediate team. Strong relationships with Owners and Contractors lead to stronger projects, and building those relationships takes time and care. 

 

“If we can all agree to be fair and equitable to each other, we will have great projects every single time,” said Chris. To do this, you need to have great communication. “I believe in open communication and honesty,” Chris explains. “If we’ve made a mistake, I will call it a mistake. Transparency is key.” 

 

Balancing your time commitments 

The concept of work-life balance is both increasingly sought-after and difficult to achieve. 

 

“You have your professional career, your personal well-being, and your family,” says Chris. “It’s a trifecta.” Each aspect of your life affects the others, he goes on to explain. Finding a balance between these three competing facets is never easy, and it is a skill acquired through time, practice, and sometimes struggle. 

 

“Setting boundaries is an important piece of it,” he offers. This can be anything from having guidelines around when you take phone calls and dedicating time to be distraction-free, to taking advantage of the supports your workplace offers. Field Review sometimes demands long days and weekend work. To prevent burn out, Chris encourages his team to leverage company flex-time to balance out the work week and take vacations when they’re needed.  

 

“I try to always say yes to time-off requests,” he explains. “As a team, we make it work. There’s a lot of trust, respect and support. You know you can step away for vacation, and the team will take good care of things until you come back.”  

 

Sharing your time with the community 

Being generous with your time is one of the best gifts you can give yourself and the community. Not only does it help the community prosper, but it can also instill a sense of purpose and belonging. “I take a lot of joy out of working with people, building people, and supporting people,” Chris says. As someone who enjoys mentoring others, Conestoga College’s program advisory committee and job shadow programs were a great fit. Last year, Chris helped facilitate 30 job shadow opportunities with industry experts, helping students explore the paths open to them upon graduation. For him, volunteerism is a way to build the skills and confidence of our next generation of workers and set them up for success. 

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Interested in connecting with Chris to discuss your next project or career goals? Send him an email or connect with him on LinkedIn

 

If you’d like to explore a position with the Field Review team, be sure to visit our careers page or express your interest to hr@walterfedy.com. 

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March 31, 2020

With the announcement from Premier Ford extending the state of emergency in Ontario for at least another two weeks, and Minister Lecce announcing schools will remain closed until the end of April, WalterFedy has decided to keep our workforce at home until at least May 4, 2020 as well. All employees who are able will continue to work from home as they have been for the last few weeks. We will continue to be available via email Monday through Friday between 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. to serve our clients.

 

March 17, 2020

WalterFedy and AEC Developments are continuing to work hard to meet the needs of our clients during this extremely difficult time. Information around the COVID-19 situation is changing rapidly, and we continue to monitor the updates and developments as they are released. In a step to protect the health and safety of our staff and clients, WalterFedy and AEC Developments is closing our office and employees will be working remotely until at least April 6, 2020. Our staff will continue to be available via email Monday through Friday between 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. to serve our clients.
 

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Voice, visibility, and education play an important role in creating communities that are more gender-equitable. In honour of International Women’s Day, we wanted to amplify and celebrate the voices of the incredible women in our organization by presenting them with a challenge in reflection. We asked for their favourite quote or a piece of advice that has positively impacted their lives. We have shared the collection below in hopes that they will educate and inspire others too.  

 

Don’t be afraid to take smart risks. Don’t be afraid to ask questions. Don’t be hard on yourself when you make a mistake. It is what we learn from a mistake that helps us do better next time. 

- Sheri East 

 

Always go with the choice that scares you the most, because that's the one that is going to help you grow.  

- Natalya Smith  

 

“We can’t help everyone, but everyone can help someone.”
(Ronald Reagan) 

- Donna Lloyd 

 

Self-care is not a luxury — it is a necessity. Make your social, emotional, intellectual, and physical wellness a priority, because when you start to take your needs seriously, others will too. 

- Aurrey Drake 

 

Speak up when you have something to say. As women, we often wait to be told it’s our turn to speak. Be confident in the experiences and knowledge you have gained, even if (especially if!) it’s different than someone else’s experience or opinion. Don’t wait for someone to ask if you have something to add. Your voice is important. 

- Victoria Campbell 

 

No matter what happens in the office, the sun will always come up tomorrow morning. 

- Marlee Sauder 

 

“Grow. It’s a big world. There’s room. You fit. I promise.” (Owen Lindley) 

- Katie McQuaid 

 

“Be fearless in the pursuit of what sets your soul on fire.”  (Jennifer Lee) 

- Camilla Evans 

 

There is always something to be thankful for. 

- Shelley Forwell 

 

Be a good listener and always be willing to take others' advice.  

- Diane Weinstein 

 

A team is not a group of people who belong to the same department. A team is a group of people who trust each other and have each other’s backs. 

- Eva Steininger 


Work-life balance is more than just time management. Some of the best tools you can have in your career are those you have gained through life experiences in parenting and life management.  In the same way, some of your best strategies in parenting and life management will be gained through experiences in your career.    
- Melissa Fishman

 

“A strong woman looks a challenge dead in the eye and gives it a wink.” (Gina Carey) 

- Christina Salieb 

 

 

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There’s always a story behind how people choose their careers. For Brian Verspagen, Water Resources Engineer, it was a love of cars. A motorhead at heart, his enthusiasm for vehicles originally steered him toward mechanical engineering. After further research, his eyes were opened to the many options in engineering and he found himself gravitating to the water resources specialty at the University of Waterloo.

 

What was it that drew him in? “The water resources principles really clicked for me,” he explains. “The fluid hydraulics, hydrology, and the calculus behind it were all things I understood, and I thought I would enjoy the practice.”

 

After graduation, he furthered his education with a Master of Applied Science in Environmental Engineering from the University of Guelph. His studies, including his thesis on thermal enrichment of stormwater runoff from pavement surfaces, only furthered his passion for the field.

 

With his Masters in hand, Brian’s career path took him down south to Florida and Texas to try his hand at work in a warmer climate. As much as the warm weather was great for cruising, Brian was drawn back to the Waterloo Region in 2000 and in 2009 he joined WalterFedy to establish the Water Resources Team. He is now a Senior Project Manager and Team Leader for the group, in addition to being a Partner with the firm.

 

In the last 10 years, the Water Resources Team has grown to five professionals dedicated to designing water resource solutions for a variety of project types. Brian and his team have worked on several projects using Low Impact Development (LID) measures to enhance groundwater recharge, including monitoring the sites to prove that the implemented measures have a positive impact.

 

“Early in my career, I saw more projects focused on designing to the minimum standard for development than I do now,” says Brian. “The shift to doing more projects using LID measures is more environmentally responsible and allows us to do design work that really enhances the natural environment. It represents client demand for development in our growing communities without sacrificing the environment.”

 

Brian has seen the importance of water resources grow exponentially in the last decade. “Every project needs water resources in some capacity,” says Brian. “It’s not possible to construct a new road, develop a site, or build a subdivision without having an aspect of water resources involved. This means we have to have a good understanding of every sector’s needs and challenges to design the best solution for each client.”

 

It is that client-centred approach that makes all the difference for our team. Every new project is an opportunity to be creative when designing the perfect solution. “We look at each client’s goal and develop the best approach to fulfil it,” says Brian. “We have a team dynamic that allows us to look at a problem from a number of different angles to ensure we are choosing the solution that best balances client needs with an optimal approach.”

 

What’s in store for the future of water resources? A lot according to Brian. “The potential that our rivers, streams, and creeks offer as spaces for people to reconnect with nature will continue to gain importance, along with the need to preserve and enhance the quality of these natural systems as functioning ecosystems,” he says. “The role of water resources engineering will evolve to ensure these natural systems continue to function and are seamlessly incorporated into our landscape.”

 

If you’re looking for a new place to explore your passion for water resources, WalterFedy is expanding our team to include another Water Resources Engineer and a Junior Water Resources Engineer and we’d love to hear from you! You can also visit walterfedy.com/careers to see all the available opportunities to join our team.

 

 

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