ERIS is excited to launch ERIS DIRECT - the fastest way to identify environmental risk. ERIS DIRECT is an online subscription product that allows real-time access to ERIS’ environmental data in Canada and the US through text-based searches. Searches are performed on individual address and/or company names. In-real time, results are returned and users can review the records and choose to include or exclude records from a final report.
WHY ERIS? ERIS is the only company to provide comprehensive data to assess environmental risk for properties throughout all of Canada and the United States. Serving Canada since 1999 and the US since 2013, ERIS is the leading source of current and historical property information in both jurisdictions, meeting criteria set by the Canadian Standards Association (CSA) and the American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM). ERIS delivers accurate, affordable, on-demand radius database reports and historical products.
ERIS is a ‘one-stop’ shop to obtain all current data and historical information about properties using an online order form - no need to consume travel and research time. Choose from Fire Insurance Maps, Site Plans, Inspection Reports, Topographic Maps, Aerial Photographs, City Directories (for site and for multiple adjacent properties), Land Title (and Historical Title) Searches.
Whether a Phase I, Phase II, remediation, loan or insurance assessment, or legal due diligence, connect with ERIS to fulfill all your risk data requirements.
For more information, please contact Mike Chester, Regional Sales Manager, Eastern Canada, at 1-866-517-5204 x43709, or 416-510-5205, or visit www.erisinfo.com.
McGregor GeoScience Limited has a legacy of accomplishment in the planning, management and execution of marine geoscience, environmental and hydrographic survey projects dating back to 1973. With an international reputation for excellence within the marine survey industry, McGregor continues to strive for the highest standards of safety, quality and environmental preservation while ensuring all deliverables represent the very best that can be provided to our clients.
Under new ownership since March, 2007, McGregor GeoScience Limited has invested heavily in the purchasing of new data acquisition, processing and interpretation systems. New ownership, while bringing an increased level of investment in the capabilities of McGregor has also provided access to a range of personnel and equipment resources that have served to expand our capabilities to our client base. In addition to the purchase of new hardware and software suites, McGregor has also commissioned a fully equipped laboratory for the processing and analysis of environmental and benthic taxonomy samples at our facilities in Bedford, Nova Scotia, which adheres to the highest industry standard (National Marine Biological Analytical Quality Control Scheme (NMBAQC)). Additionally, McGregor is capable of doing freshwater insect analysis, adhering to Canadian Aquatic Biomonitoring Network (CABIN) standards.
McGregor GeoScience provides a full range of marine and freshwater environmental services including sampling, processing, interpreting and reporting to meet the needs of clients operating in a variety of environmental arenas. With our extensive suite of sampling and imaging tools, McGregor is able to efficiently design, plan and execute environmental surveys in some of the most demanding environments on the globe, including the high Arctic. Through the integration of acoustic survey and geophysical techniques with biological and physico-chemistry data collection, we conduct environmental baseline studies and generate benthic habitat mapping products for a variety of project applications. The implementation of best practices allows us to meet or exceed regulatory requirements and further the understanding of complex marine and freshwater ecosystems.
Over the past decade we have witnessed the emergence of the field of benthic habitat mapping, driven by the rapid evolution in the level of sophistication in our ability to image and map the seafloor environment. As acoustic survey tools have become ever more complex, new methods have been tested to segment, classify and combine these data with biological ground truth sample data to generate benthic habitat maps to meet the needs of a wide range of end users.
McGregor offers specialist expertise in this field of work, and through the application of innovative data analysis techniques we integrate data from across our core hydrographic, geophysical and environmental services to provide map products reflecting spatial patterns in benthic biological and surficial geological characteristics.
We apply a range of approaches to generate thematic maps to best meet our client's needs, using various state-of-the-art backscatter and bathymetric classification tools to process and segment the seafloor acoustic data. These are ground truthed using our extensive suite of benthic sampling and imaging tools, to generate the final map products.
For more information on McGregor GeoScience please visit http://www.mcgregor-geoscience.com/
You might not expect an insurance company to be a member of ESAM, but in fact our preferred insurance partner is also an active member of our association. ESAM has a symbiotic relationship with Johnson Insurance, helping our members access exclusive savings on home and auto insurance and generate revenue so we can continue to provide support services for our members.
That kind of mutually beneficial relationship is fundamental to Johnson Insurance. The company has its roots in Newfoundland, but over the course of its 130+ year history, it has expanded throughout Canada, but always their treatment of customers has been second to none.
Having been a customer and now a consultant at Johnson Insurance now for 2 ½ years, newest ESAM board member Trish Harkin understands this perfectly.
“Our people-first philosophy really comes from the inside out,” says Trish. “Through to the inner workings that customers don’t see, all the way to the front line.”
The way they see it, Johnson Insurance is in the business of helping people. They know customers are trusting them to look out for what matters most—not just the things being insured, but the life and person behind those things. And, most importantly, Johnson Insurance understands customers are trusting them to be there when the unexpected happens.
It was plain to see how Johnson cared about customers during the recent Fort McMurray wildfires. Trish recalls the immediate desire to help.
“We were calling our customers—we wanted to make sure they were safe, find out what we could do. Yes, it was a large-scale emergency, but it was also happening to every single individual. So we wanted each customer to know we were there.”
Johnson Insurance is dedicated to finding customers the right protection, and that starts with understanding each customer’s unique needs and circumstances.
“I can tell you, from experience,” says Trish, “at Johnson Insurance, we give you the kind of treatment we’d want to receive. Because if it happens to you, it happens to us.”
Johnson Insurance is there for ESAM Members
Johnson Insurance is the preferred insurance provider for all of ESAM’s members. Employees of member organizations and their families are eligible for exclusive savings and offers on home and auto insurance, and a portion of that premium goes back to ESAM to support what we do. Johnson Insurance proud to partner with ESAM, believing that we all have a part to play in making life better for people.
For more information visit: http://esam.johnson.ca
With approximately 22,000 employees working in over 400 locations across six continents, it may seem as though Stantec Consulting Ltd. is just another large corporation. This couldn’t be further from the truth. When you walk into the Charlottetown office, you’ll see something unexpected. “It’s amazing the kind of family atmosphere you get,” Says Matt Steeves, environmental services project manager in the Charlottetown office. “I’ll walk in some mornings and a client will be chatting at the reception desk about their weekend and they’ll be asking about one another’s families.” This is the type of local community-based business Stantec has been running for the past 60 years.
Stantec collaborates across disciplines and industries to bring buildings, energy and resource, environmental, and infrastructure projects to life. Locally the environmental services discipline has been steadily growing for the past few decades. With the acquisition environmental consulting firm Jacques-Whitford in 2009 it was only natural for Stantec to build onto these services. “Jacques-Whitford and Stantec had a very similar outlook on business,” says Steeves. “They were for the most part non-competing and had a great collaboration. It made sense to seek new opportunities and to move into new sectors.”
Stantec has been offering high quality environmental and geotechnical services to Prince Edward Island for over 38 years and customers keep coming back. “We have a lot of clients who come to us with last minute requests or large projects and they understand with a company of this size we have the expertise available tackle the project. We pride ourselves in getting high-quality work done efficiently, accurately and safely.”
Many consulting firms are based out of larger centers and only have a small representation in Atlantic Canada, but Stantec is proud of their local representation. With 12 offices and over 800 staff across Atlantic Canada they are the largest consulting firm in the region. With 387 environmental services staff, there are plenty of qualified, skilled consultants working on risk assessment, remediation, environmental assessment, biophysical studies and much more.
“We have all the resources of a large consulting firm, but each office provides the services of a small locally run business,” says Steeves. This is made evident by their commitment to the communities they serve. Stantec has community as a core value and they genuinely follow that value. With programs like ‘Stantec in the Community Day’, where employees take time out of their workday to assist in social and environmental outreach programs, Stantec is giving constantly back.
With high a quality product, a great reputation of service and results to back up their claims, Stantec has been able to steadily grow while providing clients and employees with exceptional services. “It’s not often you see busy consultants taking time have lunch together, but we’re like a family,” Says Steeves. “In the office, we try and take time to interact outside from the projects we are working on. This developed into communal lunch breaks, this helps build the best team for our clients and our community.”