As Rowan, Williams, Davies & Irwin (RWDI) President, Michael Soligo, prepares for a television interview spotlighting his Company’s nomination for the 2014 Business Achievement Award by the Hong Kong Business Association, he takes time to speak with us about his company successes and commitment to Habitat for Humanity Wellington Dufferin Guelph.
RWDI, with offices world-wide, employs over 200 people in its largest office located in Guelph. “We are a unique engineering firm with a focus on making complicated environmental and development issues simple” remarks Soligo. “We are proud of our ability to respond to our clients’ design goals with a collaborative, holistic approach of integrating the development project into its environment”. RWDI’s projects involve air quality, noise, sun and wind. Some of their wind-engineering projects include the London Millennium Bridge, Petronas Towers in Malaysia and the mega-skyscraper Burj Khalifa, currently the world’s tallest building, the Grand Canyon Skywalk and Falls View Casino Resort in Niagara Falls.
Of their relationship with Habitat for Humanity WDG, Soligo maintains that RWDI continues to support Habitat for Humanity WDG as a multi-year corporate partner, “because Habitat is a trustworthy organization that helps families and children in the community with their homeownership program. It’s nice to support an organization where you are directly involved with creating a physical product that you, the community, as well as the new homeowners can be proud of.”
RWDI staff have participated in numerous Habitat builds and fundraising events. Most recently they joined the Habitat team on an Adopt-a-Day when they helped to build the Habitat home at 297 Paisley Road in Guelph.