• BBRRRR... Working Outside in Winter

    With the onset of winter blizzards and freezing conditions across Canada, it’s a good time to talk about some of the pitfalls and problems associated with performing Phase One and Two Environmental Site Assessments in winter; and how to stay safe and comfortable in adverse weather. Stay safe

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    Advice To My Younger Self

    As I get closer to retirement I find myself telling work stories and offering career guidance to my younger colleagues in exchange for beers at the pub or golf course. I can’t help but think what sage advice I would have given to my 20-something year old self, just embarking on my career in

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    Pre-Purchase Environmental Due Diligence

    The white-hot real estate market that recently came crashing back down has led to some harsh realities for some hoping to cash in. We have heard of home buyers overbidding and waiving inspections in their rush to purchase residential houses. Similar things are happening in commercial real estate,

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    Words Matter

    28 Sep 2022 | Blog | AESAC Inc.
    Words Matter

    Those who know me and my reporting/reviewing style, know I am a stickler for proper grammar, formatting and wording. In my opinion any report should be not only technically correct, but organized, well written, and easy to understand. Words, and how we use them really do matter. Even minor errors in

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    Let Us Come To You

    As most readers are aware, AESAC offers in-depth, hands-on training and certification courses for conducting Phase One and Phase Two Environmental Site Assessments. These courses are offered at different venues across Canada, typically twice yearly in eastern and western Canada. In addition, AESAC

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    Due Diligence Can Equal Cost Savings

    Time is money, and money means profit - who doesn’t love keeping hard earned cash in their pocket? Alberta’s upstream oil and gas industry is the same, they work hard for every dollar they make, so they must make each dollar count. We in the environmental industry are trusted to put

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    Time Management; &quote;You Want It When?&quote;

    After another Monday morning of scheduling and rescheduling, I find that time management for consultants is often more like playing Jenga. For those who don’t know, Jenga is a game where players take turns removing wooden blocks from within a stack of blocks and placing them on top of the

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    Spinning Augers and Pounding Spoons… Part 2

    This month’s blog continues our discussion of some of the problems that consultants can inadvertently create with our drilling contractors. Thanks again to my friends at CMT Drilling, Landshark Drilling and Altech Drilling for their input. When consultants are aware of some of the problems to

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    Spinning Augers and Pounding Spoons… Part 1

    In keeping with recent articles about making life easier for various subcontractors utilized by environmental consultants, this month’s blog addresses some of the common issues that potentially impede the relationship between the consultant and drilling contractor. When conducting subsurface

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    Asbestos in your Home

    If you are completing renovations, restorations, or repairs of your home and hiring a contractor to do it, make sure that they abide by all regulations when conducting the work. In Ontario, Regulation 278/05: Designated Substance – Asbestos on Construction Projects and in Buildings and Repair

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