Emergency inspection after flash flooding

2021-07-28T19:32:44+00:00July 28th, 2021|

Emergency inspection following flash flooding at Christina Lake  In the early hours of April 26th this year, three homes were affected by flash flooding at Christina Lake in the Regional District of Kootenay Boundary (RDKB), 20km outside of Grand Forks. Following the flood, in which all residents were evacuated, Austin Engineering’s Hydrotechnical team was called to perform an emergency inspection at the scene on Fife [...]

Provincial funding moves Saddle Lake Dam Upgrades to Phase Two

2021-06-29T19:55:16+00:00June 29th, 2021|

Saddle Lake Dam Upgrades move to Phase Two The Saddle Lake Dam, west of Grand Forks, owned and maintained by the Regional District of Kootenay Boundary (RDKB), has moved into phase two of the upgrade project after receiving funding from the provincial government. Austin Engineering’s Dam Safety team has designed and worked on the spillway to address concerns in the first phase of the project, [...]

Austin Engineering sponsoring the ICE2021 Conference

2021-06-01T21:25:24+00:00June 1st, 2021|

Silver Sponsors of the ICE2021 Conference Austin Engineering is a Silver Sponsor of the upcoming Industrial Circular Economy 2021 (ICE2021) Conference, which will be presented by Metal Tech Alley from June 8-10. The conference is a virtual gathering of leaders from industrial manufacturing industries who are interested in using the circular economy to generate value while reducing their impact on the environment. As [...]

Award-winning engineering firm provides career opportunities for promising graduates

2021-04-15T19:08:37+00:00April 15th, 2021|

Media Release Trail, BC / April 13th 2021 – Growing engineering firm, Austin Engineering, has provided employment for two new recruits who will join the company in April.  Amit Tiwari and Tanner Shapton start with the award-winning engineering company in April as Engineers in Training (EITs). Amit, who will rejoin Austin Engineering as the team’s Structural EIT, recently completed a student co-op program with [...]

Proud Members of Clean Energy BC

2021-04-15T18:01:02+00:00April 6th, 2021|

Austin Engineering has recently renewed its membership with Clean Energy BC (CEBC) in its mission to support British Columbia’s transition to using low-carbon energy.  As a business that specializes in hydrotechnical engineering and dams, Austin Engineering is committed to bringing CEBC’s vision into fruition by aligning service delivery with a triple bottom line approach and delivering clean energy-centric structures and designs to the Kootenays [...]

Stakeholder Engagement in the SR1 Project

2021-04-07T00:02:32+00:00March 26th, 2021|

The Situation The Springbank Off-stream Reservoir (SR1) Project is a proposed dry reservoir designed by Stantec that has been developed to mitigate the impacts of large flood flow from the Elbow River.  The Government of Alberta’s Transport division has proposed the Project in response to the dangers and damage that resulted from the 2013 Southern Alberta floods, which seriously affected the region in and [...]

Austin Engineering hires new Field Inspector

2020-05-27T19:15:27+00:00May 27th, 2020|

Austin Engineering welcomes Matt Pommer to his new role as Field Inspector. While Matt has an engineering degree, he has spent most of his professional life in marketing or project management roles in the technology sector. His experience has landed him in leadership positions in various industries, including environmental remediation and clean technology with a specialization in manufacturing ultra-high purity metals. “I’ve been on the [...]

Mary Austin launches new cleantech company: Austin Innovation

2020-04-24T21:05:08+00:00April 24th, 2020|

Mary Austin has stepped down from her role as Director of Business Development with Austin Engineering to launch a new clean technology company dedicated to optimizing the electrical energy sector. She now heads Austin Innovation, which is leading the charge from Trail, B.C. “We’re located in the heart of the Kootenay-Columbia River system, home to 18 dams and generating stations on the Canadian side alone,” [...]

Austin Innovation expands face shield production efforts to fit other first responders

2020-04-10T17:23:30+00:00April 8th, 2020|

Austin Innovation is scaling the production of medical face shields from their lab in Trail, BC as a stopgap measure to meet the demand for COVID-19-specific personal protective equipment (PPE). The new entity, located in the lower level of Austin Engineering, is part of the collaborative team manufacturing PPE for the medical community and other essential service providers responding to COVID-19. Their efforts to [...]

COVID-19 Protocols – Austin Engineering keeps safety top of mind

2020-03-31T00:09:33+00:00March 31st, 2020|

Austin Engineering is committed to the health and safety of our team, colleagues, clients, and the communities in which we operate. During this challenging time, we are supporting utilities, municipalities, and industrial clients who provide essential services, like supplying drinking water and power, both locally and across the province. Although our team is working remotely from home, individual team members are equipped to make essential [...]

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