Catherine Karakatsanis, M.E.Sc., P.Eng., ICD.D, FEC, FCAE

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Catherine is a practicing Professional Engineer and the Vice President and board member of FIDIC. She is also the Chief Operating Officer of Morrison Hershfield, a consulting engineering firm with 24 offices in Canada, US, and India. Catherine is responsible for the operations overseeing 900 professionals that provide services in the areas of infrastructure, energy, industrial, buildings, technology, telecom, transportation, environment, water and wastewater, and land development.

Morrison Hershfield is taking action to help reduce the impact of climate change and to support the global goal of Net Zero GHG emissions by 2050. Our goal is to reduce embedded and operational carbon emissions in the building and infrastructure projects on which we consult, design and deliver. Our work is already helping reduce the carbon footprint of infrastructure through passive house design, energy modeling, EV charging stations, transit electrification, low impact development, solid waste, circular economy and sustainable infrastructure. We are also helping our clients with climate vulnerability, risk, resilience and adaptation assessments across the transportation, transit, municipal infrastructure, buildings, power and other sectors.