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Knight Piésold Completes Acquisition of Scott Wilson Piésold

December 15, 2014, Kitwe, Zambia – Knight Piésold has concluded an agreement with URS Corporation (now AECOM) to take over Scott Wilson Piésold, strengthening its presence in Zambia and Southern Africa.

Knight Piésold Expands Operations in Keetmanshoop, Namibia

November 1, 2014, Keetmanshoop, Namibia – Knight Piésold has expanded operations in Namibia with the opening of a full-service office in Keetmanshoop, leveraging on the growth opportunities in the country’s southern region.

October 31, 2014, Johannesburg, South Africa – On October 24 to October 31, 2014, Knight Piésold’s Rivonia office hosted its annual road show at four secondary schools that it currently sponsors: Jabulani Technical High School in Soweto, Ennerdale Technical High School in Ennerdale, Lenasia South Secondary School in Lenasia South, and Realogile High School in Alexandra.

August 8, 2014, Vancouver, British Columbia: The breach of the tailings storage facility at Mount Polley is an extremely unfortunate incident and Knight Piésold Ltd. shares the concerns with respect to the effects to local communities, First Nations and the environment.

Going forward, there will be a comprehensive examination of this incident and there will be questions about the engineering and
design of the tailings storage facility. As the former Engineer of Record of the tailings storage facility at Mount Polley, we feel
it appropriate to provide some clarity and transparency of the role of Knight Piésold Ltd.

Knight Piésold Inspires the Youth during the CESA Job Shadow Day Campaign

July 25, 2014, Johannesburg, South Africa – The Consulting Engineers South Africa (CESA) Job Shadow Day Initiative was an overwhelming success in 2014.

July 19, 2014, Johannesburg, South Africa – The Christ Church Christian Care Centre (also known as 5cees), which is an orphanage based in Berea, Gauteng, is one of the beneficiaries of Knight Piésold’s Bokamoso Social Development Scheme. The home, which houses 60 children aged between three and twenty-three, is currently undergoing a major renovation.

Knight Piésold Participates in the Cell C Take a Girl Child to Work

May 30, 2014, Johannesburg, South Africa – Knight Piésold’s Rivonia office hosted the Cell C Take a Girl Child to Work on May 29, 2014. Fifteen Grade 11 and Grade 12 students from Lenasia South Secondary School, based in Johannesburg South, were invited to the office to learn more about the engineering profession.

Knight Piésold Ltd. once again selected as one of Canada’s Top 100 Employers

October 25, 2013, Vancouver, BC - Knight Piésold Ltd. is pleased to announce that the company has once again been selected as one of Canada’s Top 100 Employers. The Canada’s Top 100 Employers project is a national competition sponsored by Mediacorp Canada Inc. to determine which employers lead their industriesin offering exceptional workplaces. The winners were announced on October 21 in a special editorial feature in the Globe and Mail newspaper and on the job search engine, Eluta.ca.

Knight Piésold Opens Office in London, UK

September 16, 2013, London, UK - Knight Piésold Consulting, an international engineering and environmental consulting company, continues to expand its presence globally with the opening of a new office in the United Kingdom. Knight Piésold is pleased to announce the appointment of Mr. Peter Jenner as Regional Manager and Mr. Richard Elmer as Head of Mining for Knight Piésold’s new UK operation.  

Hydropower Expert Frans Louwinger Joins Knight Piésold

July 4, 2013, Johannesburg, South Africa - Knight Piésold is proud to announce that the internationally renowned hydropower expert, Frans Louwinger, has joined the firm as a Specialist Consultant. Frans brings his thirty years of experience in hydropower studies, design and development across the globe. He will provide both expert input and mentorship to the firms’ ever growing power and water division.

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