• Environmental 101 for Homeowners – Part 3

    By: Bill Leedham, P.Geo., CESA  In my last blog I discussed concerns related to asbestos, lead and Urea Formaldehyde Foam Insulation (UFFI) that you could find in a residential home. This month we’ll look at the issues and safety concerns related to mould, radon gas and Polychlorinated

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    Environmental 101 for Homeowners – Part 2

    In my last blog I discussed some of the environmental issues a homeowner should consider when purchasing a home, including potential off-site environmental impacts and concerns related to heating oil use and storage. Over the next few blogs I will address some of the hidden dangers that could be

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    Meet Our Intructor

    12 Feb 2019 | Blog | Eluzak
    Meet Our Intructor

    Bill Leedham, P. Geo. CESA, QP   Bill Leedham is the President and Senior Geoscientist of Down 2 Earth Environmental Services Inc., and is licensed with the Association of Professional Geoscientists of Ontario (APGO) as a Professional Geoscientist (P. Geo.).  Prior to establishing his own

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    Environmental 101 for Homeowners -part 1

    By Bill Leedham, P. Geo., CESA   As environmental consultants we rarely conduct Phase One Environmental Assessments (ESA) for residential dwellings. Generally speaking, ESA's are completed to assess environmental risk when purchasing commercial and industrial sites and larger multi-unit

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    Thanks for 25 Great Years

      By Bill Leedham, P.Geo, CESA   As I sit in my Calgary hotel room nearing the end of another training course, I can't help but think of all the wonderful people who help to make AESAC such a great organization. This blog is dedicated to all those people who have participated in our

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    Looking Back: 25 years of AESAC

    By Bill Leedham, P.Geo, QP, CESA In honour of AESAC’s 25th anniversary, I thought I would look back on some significant events that took place in AESAC’s inaugural year of 1993. In 1993, the Canadian Standards Association (CSA) was formulating their first standard for conducting Phase I

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    Fill Materials: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly, Part 2

    By: Bill Leedham, P.Geo, CESA  Last month I discussed the issue of fill materials, specifically what constitutes fill and why the presence of fill materials at a property can be a potential concern for Environmental Site Assessments. This month I will review some of the potential indicators of

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    Fill Materials: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly – Part 1

    By: Bill Leedham, P. Geo., CESA Recently there has been a lot of discussion about fill, especially with proposed new Ontario regulations for excess construction fill and requirements for Soil Management Plans (SMP) to be completed by a Qualified Person. I thought this would be a good time to talk

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    Job Hunting 101: The Interview, Part 2 - Execution

    Last month’s blog discussed interview preparation for prospective job-seekers in the environmental field. This article will provide suggestions to put your research and practice to good use in rocking that interview. Thanks again for the excellent input from my colleagues. Appearance and First

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    Job Hunting 101: The Interview, Part 1 – Preparation

    In my last blog I discussed job hunting tips for students and young professionals starting their career in the environmental industry. With some research, hard work, lots of perseverance and some luck, you’ve finally landed an interview with a prospective employer. Here are a few tips on

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