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Knight Piésold Receives Award of Merit at the 2015 ACEC-BC Awards

April 13, 2015, Vancouver, BC, Canada – Knight Piésold Canada is honoured to have received an Award of Merit in the Energy and Industry category for the Kokish River Hydroelectric Project at this year’s Association of Consulting Engineering Companies British Columbia (ACEC-BC) Awards for Engineering Excellence. ACEC-BC presented the award at the annual gala celebration on April 10, 2015, held at the Vancouver Convention Centre West.

Knight Piésold Ranked among BC’s Top Employers for 2015

February 9, 2015, Vancouver, BC, Canada – Knight Piésold’s Vancouver office has been named as one of BC’s Top Employers for the 5th consecutive year, holding the distinction since 2011.

Knight Piésold Peru Receives Three International Standardization Certifications

February 5, 2015, Lima, Peru – Knight Piésold is pleased to announce that its operations in Peru has received three international standardization certifications for quality management (ISO 9001:2008), environmental management (ISO 14001:2004), and occupational health and safety management (OHSAS 18001:2007) from Bureau Veritas, a world-leading testing, inspection, and certification firm.

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.