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Friday, April 11, 2008

Construction of the Confederation Bridge





Guest Speaker

April 24, 2008

6:00 pm Ice Breaker, 6:30 pm Dinner,
7:00 pm Presentation

Medicine Hat Golf and Country Club

$25.00 per individual – 8oz AAA prime rib with oven roasted potato and chef’s choice of three vegetables

Jim Ryan, P.Eng. EBA

Confederation Bridge

The presentation will be "Geotechnical Engineering Aspects of the Confederation Bridge to PEI". It is a PowerPoint presentation on the methods of foundation installation used for the pier bases, including dredging, rock socket piles and footing bases, including marine engineering aspects of bridge erection. It shows the bridge construction from inception and in various stages to completion, including the extremely large construction yard.

Jim Ryan is originally from Prince Edward Island and graduated from the Technical University of Nova Scotia (now Dalhousie) in 1993. Jim consulted in Halifax for a year before joining Golder Associates in 1994 to work on the bridge construction in 1994, 1995 and 1996 as a geotechnical engineer/inspector. Jim has been with EBA Engineering Consultants Ltd in Alberta since 1997. Jim obtained his Masters degree in geotechnical engineering from the University of Alberta between 1998 and 2002, while working full time. Jim is currently the project director of EBA’s Lethbridge geotechnical and materials engineering practice. EBA is a consulting firm based in western Canada, currently with about 650 employees in Alberta, BC, Whitehorse and Yellowknife. EBA’s practice areas include transportation, northern mining, environmental science, geotechnical engineering and materials engineering.

Please RSVP by Noon, Monday April 21, 2008, by contacting one of the following:

Ed Fredeen, P. Eng. – Town of Redcliff – 548-9263 - edwardf@town.redcliff.ab.ca
Sheldon Dattenberger, P. Eng. – 526-3434 - s.dattenberger@schefferandrew.com

Attending this function contributes 1 PDH towards your Continuing Professional Development Program


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Introduction to Managing Your GeoProject Effectively: One day workshop






April 28, 2008

8:30 am - 4:30 pm

Medicine Hat College

$495 + GST (Lunch included)
Textbook (optional): $40 + GST

M. Diane Coleman, M.Sc., Sessional Instructor, University of Calgary

Who needs this workshop?
Geomatics Professionals and Managers striving to ensure that projects meet specifications and are conducted in a timely manner and within budget. If you wish to improve your business reputation and staff morale, this is the
workshop for you.

What is included?
From the basics of balancing quality, time and cost, to the importance of team development and communication, the most relevant topics are introduced, attendees participate in hands-on exercises, and real-life examples are discussed. Attendees receive a workshop manual and certificate of participation.

Topics include: Scope Definition, Time Management and Scheduling, Cost Management and Budgets, Project Teams, Risk, Quality, Communications, and Tips for Success.

  • Call 403-529-3844 to register or click here for more information.

You MUST register and order textbooks by April 14, 2008

Upcoming Events:

APEGGA Annual Conference in Calgary – April 17 to 19
Science Olympics – April 21
St. Mary’s Irrigation District presentation – May 22
APEGGA Family BBQ – June 14
Annual Golf Tournament – September 6

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