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A Brief History from our Founder Ivan B. Wallace
This firm, together with its predecessor firm Horton & Wallace, has been in business since 1951, with either Ivan or long time business partner Graydon Horton in leadership. Thus it can be said that we have been surveying in Ontario for virtually 50 percent of the time that the AOLS has governed.
New Belleville Office Space for IBW Surveyors
Sometimes the smallest changes, create the biggest impact.
Our Belleville office recently packed up all their items and prepared for a big move…next door.
This new space allows a kitchen area, boardroom and some private office space, just to name a few enhancements that were lacking in the previous office.
Geomatics – More than Geography
Pedro Sena represented IBW well, as he was invited to present at Ryerson University on November 26, 2018.
The audience of Undergrads had the opportunity to hear from experts in the industry, including master students and PhD candidates.
This insightful presentation allowed the students to interact with some key experts in this field. Geomatics offers the use of some of the most advanced technology to gather, store, process and deliver geographic data.
Pedro was able to provide information regarding 3D laser scanning and how this technology can capture data and open a new world on how we can enhance this industry.
Did you know: Geomatics was coined by Michel Paradis, in a keynote paper for the Canadian Institute of Surveying in 1981.
The Alternative Board – Gord Wallace
Gord Wallace, a senior partner at IBW Surveyors has been a TAB (The Alternate Board) member since 2012. He had the opportunity to share the success and benefits that have transpired from being a member of this great organization.
Take Your Student to Work Day 2018
On November 14, 2018 we had the privilege to welcome seven Grade 9’s to have a taste of what goes on at IBW Surveyors.
The students were taking part in ‘Take your Student to Work Day’ an initiative that allows them to have a first hand look at the working world.
It was a chilly day, but they braved the cold and spent the morning in the field, finding bars and assisting one of our Party Chiefs.
Upon their return and a scrumptious lunch, they were able to see first hand the technical capabilities we have at IBW.
From Scanning to GIS, and a few games in between, it was a pleasure to host a great group and IBW looks forward to this event every year.
Clarington Employer-Student Summit
IBW was asked to participate in the first Clarington Employer-Student Summit on October 3, 2018
Pedro and Brandon had a great day interacting with students from 6 of the local high schools.
IBW represented the ‘MeetBusiness’ group, which was comprised of a diversity of businesses to learn more about opportunities and skills required in the workplace.
It was a great event and it was wonderful to see so many local businesses represented, along with the diverse opportunities in Clarington.
Smith and Smith Surveyors in Kingston Joins IBW
IBW is growing again. Welcome to Kingston! Rich in history and beautiful lake views. IBW Surveyors recently acquired Smith and Smith Surveyors and now has a location in Canada’s original capital.
Smith and Smith Surveyors has been working in the Frontenac County and surrounding area since the 1940’s, and is one of the oldest businesses between Belleville and Ottawa.
IBW Surveyors 2018 Employee Recognition Day
On Thursday September 20, IBW had their second annual Employee Recognition Day. A highlight of the day is presenting the Founders’ Award. This award is presented to a staff member that has been nominated by their peers. This years award winner was Andy Jones. It is well deserved! Ivan B. Wallace shared stories and sentiments about Andy, followed by Crystal Cranch unveiling his gift.
Epilepsy Durham Region’s 2018 Epic Golf Challenge
What’s more fun than a round of golf…? Picking out the most outrageous team outfits and supporting a great cause! On May 10, David Comery represented Ivan B Wallace in the annual Epic Golf Challenge to support Epilepsy Durham Region. His team won the title of Most Epic Funds raised and certainly did not disappoint in the amazing team wear.
Grade 9 Take your Kid to Work Day
We had the pleasure of hosting Grade 9 students on November 1. It was a chilly day, but they braved the cold and headed to work. They were able to experience the field, with our Field Supervisor, Ryan Domroes, using levels and finding bars.