CCPE Honors Suzanne Kresta With
Young Engineer Achievement Award/ 1
For the second time in less than two months,
Suzanne M. Kresta, P.Eng, PhD, has received a major award
presented to engineers having made significant achievements early
in their careers.
Notebook / 3
A recent strategic planning session attended by
APEGGA Councillors provides the theme of this month's president's
Explosion / 3
The wireless telephone revolution is here and
companies must adjust and adapt NORTELıs Marilyn Williams,
P.Eng., told a meeting of APEGGA's Calgary Branch.
Letters / 4
Volunteer Recognition / 4
Fifteen members recently received APEGGA
Voluntary Service Awards.
Building Code Revisions / 4
Input is requested as the National Building Code
proceeds to include an "objective-based section".
Warrant Issued / 4
A Canada-wide warrant has been issued for a
former Calgarian, for fraudulent use of an engineering seal.
Membership Registers / 4
Andrew Vandertol at CEA Helm / 5
Andrew Vandertol, P.Eng., has succeeded Rick
Prentice, P.Eng., as president of the Consulting Engineers of
Alberta. Check page 5 for a report on the CEAıs AGM.
New Grads / 5
A number of APEGGA members recently had family
members graduate in engineering or the earth sciences.
Avoiding 2YK Panic / 6
The "millennium bug" could cause
problems but should not be reason for panic , says Digital's Dave
IEEE Power Group Holds Gathering / 6
The Industrial and Commercial Power Systems Department of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineering met in Edmonton in May.
World Watch / 7
Plans to launch a full-scale replica of the
Titanic are among the news gleanings from the international
geoscience and engineering press.
Contract Employment / 7
The tax implications of contract employment
formed part of the discussion at a recent APEGGA Information
Forum in Calgary.
Across Canada / 7
News from sister associations.
Larry Lines, P.Geoph. Takes Long View /
The holder of the Chair in Exploration Geophysics
at The University of Calgary believes in taking a long-term
approach to geophysics employment.
Outreach a Success / 8
APEGGA Outreach program reached an estimated
40,000 elementary and secondary students this past year.
Geotourism Untapped / 8
There are new vistas to be discovered through
geotourism suggests a Canadian Geoscience Education Network
Teknica Overseas / 9
From a base in Calgary, Teknica Overseas Ltd. is
reaching around the world with a range of geo-science related
Getting Acts Together / 9
Firms and organizations that once competed, particularly in R&D, are finding that co-operation may provide greater returns than competition.
Alex Hittel Leads Surveyors / 11
Alex Hittel, A.L.S. C.L.S., P.Eng., the
recently installed president of the Alberta Land Surveyorsı
Association, has seen surveying change since he started out in
Dow Puts Expansion In Place / 12-13
Modular construction has proven useful as Dow
Chemicals expands its ethylene and polyethylene plants at Fort
LEGO Blockbuster /
APEGGA is a one of the sponsors of an interactive
Lego exhibit at the Alberta Provincial Museum.
In the News / 14
The appointment by the Stanley Technology Group
of Tony Franceschini, P.Eng., as president and CEO is among the
Striving for Quality / 15
The aims and objectives of the American Society
for Quality have cross-disciplinary appeal.
Getting Onto The Intranet / 16
Bob Lee, P.Eng., explains how firms and
organizations can benefit from an Intranet.
Bridge a Reminder of Early Rail Mania/
A bridge near Red Deer stands as a monument to
engineering and rapid railway expansion in Alberta early in the
Monnex Moves / 18
Rapid growth in Alberta is one reason for
Meloche Monnex, an APEGGA-sponsored insurer moving into new
quarters in Edmonton.
Registration / 20
PEGG These Dates /22
APEGGA Calendar / 23
Northern Exposure / 24
Ken Johnson, P.Eng., observed Alert through an engineer's eyes during a visit to the world's most northerly permanent settlement.
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