Sharing Economy

The Sharing Economy and Municipalities

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by Derrick Koenig Sharing, One of the Oldest and Most Universal Instincts “It can create new and exciting economic opportunities, facilitate knowledge sharing and enhance networks with other cities, political institutions and civil society.” Sounds great right; so what is ‘It’? Is it possible that the change we are looking for in our communities, municipalities […]

Design Standardization

Engineers Working Collectively

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by Derrick Koenig Thousands of Talented Engineers and Designers Working Collectively Imagine what the engineering services industry could achieve with a collective open source approach to engineering, design and innovation. What do you think a pump station, lift station, or SAGD well pad would look like if each engineering design was used as the basis for […]

Design Standardization

How the ‘Open Source Way’ Can be Applied to the Engineering Services Industry

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by Derrick Koenig Engineering service providers and their customers (who are often the copyright holders) stand to gain significantly from the smart application of the open source way. There are many great reasons to do so. Could the ‘Open Source Way’ be the key to revolutionizing the engineering service industry? I believe this industry needs […]

Intellectual Property

Creating More Engineering Jobs by Decreasing the Hours to Design a Project?

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This article, written by Morten Theilgaard P.Eng., raises awareness of an ‘age old’ paradox that has interesting applications to some of the changes currently taking place in modern times. The underlying principal is that when we advance technologies, i.e. increase efficiency and thus reduce resource requirements, the actual rate of consumption of the resource increases. A […]

Intellectual Property

Time to Talk Thumb Drives

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by Derrick Koenig Use of Past Engineering Designs as Starting Point for Future Capital Projects In recent months, I have had many discussions with fellow professionals regarding the use of past designs as the basis or starting point for future capital projects. As a result, I feel compelled to initiate an open conversation on the […]