The PEGG April 2000

Please check the April PEGG on the specified pages for more information on the items listed, or link to the stories where indicated.



Attention PEGG Readers, Advertisers and Contributors

Please note that delivery of the May edition of The PEGG will be delayed by approximately a week in order to accommodate inclusion of reports on the 2000 APEGGA Annual Conference (April 26-28). The existing April 14 deadline applies for advertising and other submissions.

Iron Ring Anniversary Postage Stamp Being Issued/ 1

The 75th anniversary of the "Ritual of the Calling of an Engineer" is being recognized by the release by Canada Post of a commemorative postage stamp.

More Space for Engineering at the University of Calgary/ 1

Construction has started on the University of Calgary's new Information and Communications Technology Building

Annual Report Summary/ 1

The PEGG contains an insert with key elements of APEGGA's Annual Report. The full content of the Annual Report will be posted on the APEGGA website.

President's Notebook/ 3

In his last President's Notebook, Darrel Danyluk, P.Eng., shares some parting thoughts.

Our Volunteers/ 3

This month's featured volunteer, JoAnne Volk, P.Eng., of Hinton, is an enthusiastic supporter of education both within APEGGA and in her community.

Science Olympics a Big Hit During National Engineering Week/ 4

As part of national Engineering Week, APEGGA branches as well as private sector sponsors helped stage a series of science-related fun activities and competitions for students. For results click here.

Alberta Infrastructure Adopts APEGGA/AAA Document/ 4

Alberta Infrastructure has adopted a joint APEGGA/Alberta Association of Architects document as a guideline for building projects owned, managed or funded by the department.

Readers' Forum/ 5

Across Canada/ 6

News briefs from associations in other provinces and territories.

Ontario Proposes Legislation to License Geoscientists/ 6

The Ontario government has opened public consultations on draft proposed legislation that would create a self-regulating body of professional geoscientists.

World Watch/6

News briefs from the international engineering and geoscience press.

Efforts Paying Off in Good Ratings For Sewer Systems in Major Alberta Cities/ 7

Outside observers are paying heed to the efforts by Alberta's two largest urban centres to improve their sewage systems.

Foremost Breaks New Ground With Innovative Light Drill/ 7

A team of engineers at Foremost Industries Inc. has combined three-dimensional computer modelling technology and innovative engineering to open up a new and potentially profitable market for the Calgary-based drill and vehicle manufacturer.

Geophysics Undergoes Renewal at U of A/ 8

An expanded program and new faculty hirings are revitalizing the University of Alberta's geophysics program.

Upward Trend for Undergrad Enrolment Not Matched in Postgraduate Engineering/ 9

A national survey by the Canadian Engineering Resources Board points to a continuing rise in the number of students enrolled full-time in undergraduate engineering programs in Canada.

Campus News/ 9

Student news from the universities includes an item on a "mixer" arranged for U of A geoscience students to meet professional practitioners working in the Calgary area.

Ashok Sehgal Elected President of APEGGA Education Foundation

Ashok Sehgal, P.Eng., was elected president of The APEGGA Education Foundation at its Annual General Meeting.

On Our website/ 10

The PEGG reports on new elements on APEGGA's website -- including a section dedicated entirely to becoming a volunteer.

You Asked Us?/ 10

This month's question deals with how you can present resolutions at APEGGA's Annual General Meeting.

Manufacturing - Alberta's Growth Sector/11

Manufacturing has emerged as a key underpinning of Alberta's economy.

Bob Saari Has a Slice of the Golf Club Market/ 11

Bob Saari, P.Eng., produces custom-made golf clubs.

The Legal Status of Professions/ 12

Lawyer Blair Maxston explores how professions are created and administered, and discusses the unique obligations and duties which the law imposes on professionals.

Innovative Pumps-to-Go Approach Utilized in Pipeline Expansion/ 13

Pumping stations for the Alberta Oil Sands Pipe Line expansion were "pre-built" and then were moved to their location rather than being assembled on-site.

Bursary Recipient Announced/ 13

James Chong-Wang Chen is the recipient of the Professional Engineers, Geologists and Geophysicists Wives' Club of Calgary Bursary.

In the News/ 14

Find out more about APEGGA members who have made recent career moves or have been recognized for their professional and community endeavours.

Have Your Say/ 15

The regular PEGG feature where readers add a humorous touch.

Through the Decades/ 16

The latest installment of this series takes a look at how the Dirty Thirties impacted on engineering and the geosciences in Alberta.

Careers/ 17

Registration/ 18

APEGGA Calendar/ 20

Pegg These Dates/ 21

TransAlta and City of Edmonton Aiming To Hit Pay Dirt With New Co-composter

Edmonton's recently opened co-composter uses technology from many sources to turn residential waste into salable products and, at the same time, reduce landfill requirements.

Scotford Plant Strengthens Air Liquide's Alberta Presence /23

Air Liquide Canada Inc. will mark eight decades in Alberta with the completion of a new $150-million industrial gas and utilities complex at Scotford, northeast of Edmonton.

Northern Transportation; Roads to New Treasures/ 24

Transportation in Canada's North poses special challenges. Ken Johnson, P.Eng., who has extensive experience working on northern projects, writes about how some these challenges are being met.





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