Learning to Like Criticism

Criticism can be harsh. It can feel like an ambush, an unwanted attack that can feel personal, you freeze and you’re on defense. Criticism can be true. Believe it or not, it can even be encouraging. What would things look like if there were no criticism? If we took away every criticism it could reverse […]

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Drafting Evolved

Drawing is an art form – from the moment you first picked up a pencil or crayon and dragged it across a blank piece of paper – you were creating art. When my 4-year-old asks me what I do at work all day, I usually give her a witty remark saying, ‘I draw pretty pictures’ […]

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How Can Companies Foster Lifelong Learning?

Change is inevitable. Whether it is your career, family structure, the type of books you read, or your hair colour, change does and will happen.  As this occurs, the necessity to reinvent oneself becomes more evident. You learn new things and you continue to learn to adapt to change. It is important for companies to […]

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The Times They Are A-Changin’

I can remember back to when I was in elementary and at the time I saw the janitor repairing lights in the school, and I thought to myself I may like to do that one day. Who knew that I would one day enter into the trades? I started my electrical career in 1985 as […]

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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 for […]

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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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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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Lump Sum Billing

Lump Sum Billing

Scovan Engineering offers lump sum engineering fees on our projects.  The fee is based on the scope of work for a project and is calculated as a percentage of the estimated total installed cost.  The benefits for our clients by offering lump sum pricing are: Confidence in the engineering costs from the project initiation stage […]

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A Look At Lindbergh

A Look At Lindbergh

Engineered by Scovan, on behalf of the Pengrowth Energy Corporation, The Lindbergh Project is a 12,500 barrel per day greenfield Steam Assisted Gravity Drainage (SAGD) development located 75 km south of Cold Lake, Alberta. Pengrowth contracted Scovan to engineer this commercial SAGD facility after successful commissioning of a Lindbergh pilot facility, also engineered by Scovan, […]

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Modular Solutions

Modular Solutions

Field construction poses a significant risk of project cost and schedule overruns. Modularization reduces the scope of the work completed during field construction, resulting in reduced cost and risk. Modularization involves breaking the facility into shippable-sized modules. These modules are constructed in shops under controlled conditions, close to a larger supply of labour, where productivity […]

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