A discipline notice from Engineers and Geoscientists BC. A solution to potholes found in Alberta crude? A University of Waterlook civil engineering student is the national runner-up for the 2022 James Dyson Award. These were the most-read stories in the Daily Media Report in mid-September.

Discipline notice: On July 28, 2022, Paolo M. Trevisan agreed to a Consent Order, in which he resigned his registration with Engineers and Geoscientists BC, and paid $1,500 toward investigation costs after admitting that he demonstrated unprofessional conduct by failing to retain complete project records, document adequate structural engineering checks, and ensure the completion of independent structural reviews for a greenhouse structure. 

Potholes: The Financial Post took at look at potholes, just one example of a pan-Canadian crisis gripping municipalities, big and small, that are beset with roads needing repair, and budgets that can’t keep up with the increasing costs. But the solution to this pricey conundrum could come from an unlikely saviour in this age of climate awareness: Alberta crude. 

Brickmaking: Adrian Simone, a fourth-year University of Waterloo civil engineering student, was announced as a national runner-up in the 2022 James Dyson Award competition. Simone is currently working on a process that uses recycled aggregate and natural microbial process to form masonry units with the same strength and durability as a regular brick.