Now more than ever, people are aware of the environmental impact that we have on the planet and most projects must be assessed for potential environmental and social impact. Through environmental impact assessments, we work with our clients to identify potential impacts, engage with stakeholders to help them understand both the impacts and benefits of a project and address the concern(s) identified within the EIA. Such EIAs are a stated requirement of Official Plans for all communities in Ontario; larger projects are usually assessed within the Canadian Environmental Assessment Act (CEAA) or Ontario Class Municipal Environmental Assessment (Class EA). Project approval usually will only occur when no significant effects are expected.
Through enhanced project design, community outreach, environmental monitoring and ecological restoration or offset mitigation where necessary, our engineers manage, minimize or mitigate those impacts and also contribute to the long-term sustainability of our client's business or operations.