Recycling and injection moulding of aeronautical post-consumer low density polyethylene
The challengePassengers journey to the edge of space inside a pressurized capsule that is lofted by a helium-filled low-density polyethylene (LDPE) balloon.
Designing a completely compostable diaper
The challengeNinety percent of a disposable diaper consists of plastic, and each year, more than 30 billion disposable diapers end up in North American landfills.
Recycling an innovative material into lightweight, abrasion-resistant shin pads
The challengeALUULA Composites is a high-performance material manufacturing company that creates composites with high tear and stretch resistance that are used in many products across a range of markets.
Designing and building a fish identification and sorter for the Big Bar fish wheel
The challengeThe goal was to reduce the person-hours required to operate the fish wheel and make the process more efficient.
SeaBrick: Manufacturing a new construction material out of kelp
The challengeSeaBrick is a startup company trying to create an interlocking, buoyant brick system made from kelp that could be used as an alternative to metal or concrete for marine infrastructure
beezy: Remotely monitoring beehives to detect and prevent infestations
The challengeBeekeeping is a significant contributor to Canada’s agricultural sector, both in terms of direct economic impact through honey production as well as through the crucial pollination services provided by bees.
Groundwater remediation at Giant Mine
The challengeThe Giant Mine in Yellowknife, which closed in 2004, has left a devastating environmental legacy that includes 237,000 tonnes of arsenic trioxide dust – a lethal and water-soluble substance that is stored in underground chambers.
Using algae to sequester carbon and produce astaxanthin and fertilizer
The challengeTo support their goal to achieve net-zero emissions by 2050, Technical Services Trail, an applied research group from Teck Resources, asked us to develop a theoretical design for an indus
Creative Crossings: Improving 16th Avenue for Walking, Biking and Rolling
The ChallengeThere’s a busy area of West 16th Avenue between Wesbrook Mall and Blanca Street where drivers frequently exceed the posted speed limit of 50 kilometres per hour and there are no protected crossings for pedestrians and cyclists.
Developing an Energy Management Model to Support Electric-Powered Aviation
The ChallengeOur client, Harbour Air Group, operates one of the largest all-seaplane airlines in the world, flying more than half-a-million people annually around the Pacific Northwest.