News Flashes

Wind warning system helps prevent tragedy in Calgary

Aug 18, 2015

It's been a summer of wild weather in Calgary and our advanced wind forecasting system (AWFS) was mentioned again on CBC.


Follow this link for more information on the AWFS.

High-tech wind alert system keeps construction debris from plummeting

Aug 16, 2015

The advanced wind forecasting system (AWFS) continues to be a valuable tool for the construction industry.  The system was featured in the Caglary Herald yesterday.


Follow this link for more information on the AWFS.



RWDI's Advanced Wind Warning System Provides Advance Warning During Recent Tornado in Calgary.

July 30th, 2015

RWDI developed and runs the Advanced Wind Forecasting System (AWFS) for the City of Calgary.  The system has proved useful to contractors of tall buildings and is now available for all construction sites within the City.  The system once again proved it's effectiveness during the recent Tornado in Calgary.    Click the button below to see how the AWFS helped Bird Construction during this event.


Follow this link for more information on the AWFS.

RWDI teams with BAIRD to build a wind and wave forecasting workstation

May 2015

RWDI has teamed with BAIRD to develop a one-of-a-kind, high resolution, site-specific, wind and wave forecasting workstation that is used for marine docking and loading activities.

RWDI was chosen to provide weather forecasts to the River Forecast Center at Alberta Environment

May 2015

This is the second year in a row that RWDI has been chosen to provide precipitiation forecasts to the River Forecast Center at Alberta Environment.  We feel priveledged to be able to porivde Alberta Environment with the tools they need for flood forecasting.

RWDI releases it's new real-time noise and vibration monitoring system

March 2015

RWDI has released it's real-time noise and vibration monitoring system.  This system allows our Engineers to view in real-time our noise and vibration field measurement programs.   We now know wether our field monitoring program was successful during the monitoring program.

RWDI is pleased to be the "Official Weather Services Provider" for the Lake Louise Alpine Ski World Cup

October 2014

A meteorologist from RWDI will be on-site for the duration of the world cup providing weather forecast updates for both the men's and ladies ski events.


Men's Downhill: November 29th, 2014
Men's Super-G: November 30th, 2014
Ladies Downhill: December 6th, 2014
Ladies Super-G: December 7th, 2014


See our brochure for more types of weather risk management solutions that we provide.

RWDI Welcomes AlpineFX

May 2014

We are excited to announce the addition of alpine weather forecasting to our suite of weather forecasting and risk management solutions.


See the AlpineFX product page for more information.


RWDI Monitoring Sytem Predicted Storm and Mobilized Crews

Nov 29, 2011

Calgary Herald


The city implemented the forecasting technology after a freak windstorm [...] In August 2009 three-year-old Michelle Krsek was killed by a steel bundle that plummeted from a downtown work site during a gusty storm.


"Because of that, we, with the industry, have made some drastic adjustments in what we consider to be safe, and we’ve seen the results of that ... this last weekend that demonstrates it is valuable," said Kevin Griffiths, the City of Calgary’s chief building official.

RWDI Wind Warning System Prevents Disaster as Calgary Construction Sites

November 28, 2011

Global News


"We were forecasting 150 kilometre an hour winds at 250 metres, 24 hours in advance," says Cliff [de Jong], Building Regulations with the City of Calgary. As a result, the majority of construction sites were prepared for Sunday’s fierce storm that sent debris flying, smashing windows on several high rises.

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