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Feelings of Trepidation

I approached the Mosaic Centre construction site and felt my stomach flip. A carefully constructed labyrinth of security fence, job shacks and survey stakes consumed the corner lot. Holy shit … “we’re really doing this Harry”. At that moment, it felt like the entire project experience to that point in time was like a fire drill. Unprepared for the emotion that would rise up, I sat frozen in the driver’s seat and looked on. My inner critic was especially vocal:

“What if it doesn’t work?”

“You better not *$#% up the sustainability movement!”

“What if I forgot to carry the one?!”

“There is no turning back!”

A few deep breaths silenced the voices and an overwhelming sense of gratitude came over me–gratitude for the team of amazing people and the believers that took the chance on a couple of zany people with one uncompromising vision.

Dennis Cuku

Dennis is a Mechanical Engineer with expertise in drilling rig design and is acting President of Oil Country Engineering. Paradoxically, his passion lies in the arena of sustainable building design and green building innovation. Dennis’ recent project, The Mosaic Centre, is slated for completion in May 2015 and aims to be the crown jewel of sustainable building in Edmonton becoming the first Net-Zero energy commercial office building in Alberta; an example of Alberta’s oil and gas abundance igniting innovative sustainable projects.

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