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Lego – Innovation during the Early Years

Lego – Innovation during the Early Years

“Imagination is more important than knowledge. For knowledge is limited to all we know and understand, while imagination embraces the entire world and all there ever will be to know and understand.” -Albert Einstein   As a child growing up, I was fortunate enough to play with numerous toys and games that my parents would purchase […]

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Engineering or Interior Design?

Engineering or Interior Design?

“Art has to move you and design does not, unless it’s a good design for a bus” – David Hockney   For as long as I can remember, ever since I was a kid I have always had an interest in interior design. Thinking back, this is most likely a result of watching hours of design […]

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What if CO2 was the Answer?

What if CO2 was the Answer?

If you’ve ever seen the White Cliffs of Dover you’ll know they’re quite a sight, at least I would imagine. I’ve only seen pictures but even then they’re something. These white monoliths plunge out of the sea reaching heights in excess of 100 m and stretch some 16 km. Perhaps the most striking feature, their stark white colour, […]

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Problem Solving: What We Can All Learn From Elon Musk

Problem Solving: What We Can All Learn From Elon Musk

From Space X, to Tesla, and Solar City, innovator Elon Musk has proven to be a leader in each specific industry that he dives into pushing the boundaries of the status quo.  Most recently I’ve been following the Space X journey and have noticed there are some trademarks of how he approaches problems that are […]

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Human Nature

Human Nature

The thing with human nature is, no matter how much we progress, we will always carry with us tendencies that make us human. We will forever be impacted by a combination of predetermined traits that have defined mankind since the beginning of time and the environment in which we live and gain our experiences from. […]

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The Effort to Create

It is so easy to break down and destroy. The heroes are those who make peace and build. ~ Nelson Mandela   Like many neighbourhoods in Calgary, the area in which I live is in the process of undergoing a transformation. Older 1950’s bungalows are being bought and re-developed into attached infill homes. Most recently, the house […]

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The Art of Engineering

The Art of Engineering

“Creativity takes courage” –  Henri Matisse (1869-1954).    Henri Matisse was a French artist known for his use of colour and his fluid, brilliant and original draftsmanship. As a draftsman, printmaker, sculptor, and painter, Matisse is one of the best-known artists of the 20th century. His mastery of the expressive language of colour and drawing, displayed in […]

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E-Signature Software

Is that purchase order still sitting on someone’s desk? Scovan has been using electronic signing software for years now! Some of the benefits of using e-signatures include: Decreased costs: No more printing, courier fees, or storage costs. Efficiency: In a couple of fast and easy steps, documents are sent for approvals. They can be signed […]

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Design Guidelines and Procedures

Scovan Engineering has developed a comprehensive catalogue of guidelines, procedures and proven designs as a resource to ensure a high level of design integrity and consistency. There are many benefits both for Scovan and our clients to developing and maintaining this resource: Consistency in design Cost and time savings are achieved by utilizing proven designs […]

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Cost Estimating

Cost estimating is one the most important aspects of any successful project.  If the initial estimate is not accurate and is priced too high, the project may be deemed uneconomic and resources reallocated to more viable projects.  If a project makes it past the vetting phase, the estimate continues to evolve throughout the lifecycle of […]

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