What's in the October PEGG
 Please check the October PEGG on the specified pages for more information on the items listed or link to the stories where indicated.

David Grant On Track With Fast Company

An Alberta trained engineer, David Grant, P.Eng.,is turning Omni-Lite Industries into a heavyweight in the production of lightweight composites including the spikes used by high-performance athletes.

Registered Professional Technologists?
APEGGA comments on a letter the Alberta Society of Engineering Technologists has sent to many APEGGA members and permit holders regarding ASET's desire to establish an independent scope of practice for Registered Professional Technologists.

Presidents Notebook / 3
President Dennis Lindberg, P.Eng., discusses the role of the Canadian Council of Professional Engineers, at a time when CCPE's governance model is being reevaluated.

Science & Technology Week Calendar / 3

Letters / 4

Council Briefs / 5
Proposed changes to the regulation of corporate practice were among the items on the agenda as APEGGA Council held its September meeting in Red Deer.

Salary Survey and Insert / 5
The yearly APEGGA survey of employers reports mostly modest increases in salary levels. Check also Salary Survey Insert.

Swan Hills Treatment Plant/ 6
The Swan Hills waste treatment plant will need the expertise and understanding of engineers to restore public confidence in the facility, a senior BOVAR Waste Management executive told an APEGGA Edmonton District meeting.

Writing Contest -- Another Round / 6
Following up on a successful debut two years ago, The PEGG again challenges members to participate in a writing contest.

Former Registrar Jack McDougall Dies / 6

Open-Web Steel Joists / 6
Attention is drawn to a possible structural problem with open-web steel joists.

New Executive Director For Nova Scotia Association / 6

Do We Need More Technology Critics? / 7
Norman R. Ball and Philippa Campsie contend that good critics of technology serve as filters -- they don't just point out what is wrong.

Across Canada/ 7
News briefs from associations in other provinces and territories.

Mine Finders / 8
Investigations carried out by the Defence Research Establishment Suffield could make it easier to detect non-metallic land-mines.

Campus News / 9
The University of Alberta enjoys the rare distinction of having two of its students receive the C.D. Howe Memorial Foundation Engineering Award presented to the top male and female second-year engineering students at Canadas engineering school. Check also for other on-campus student news.

Thinking About Albertas R&D Strategy / 9
Decisions Albertans make now about science research and development will determine our prosperity in the 21st century, says the head of the Alberta Science and Research Authority.

Gauging If Good HR Practices Affect Bottom Line / 10
The last in a series of PEGG articles arising from From Potential to Prosperity: Human Resources in the Canadian Consulting Engineering Industry, a major report prepared with financial assistance from the federal government and released in December 1994. The article provides an update on a Association of Consulting Engineering of Canada human resources project that arose from the report. 

Have Your Say / 10
The PEGGs cartoon feature returns.

World Watch / 11
Technology under development could let motorists surf the Internet while cruising the highway. Check this and other gleanings from the worlds engineering and geosciences press.

APEGGA's Submission To Growth Summit 97 / 12-13
Based on the finding that emerged at its own Mini Growth Summits held in July, APEGGA has submitted a report to for Alberta Growth Summit 97. Check the text on pages 12 and 13.

In the News / 14
APEGGA member Arie-Jan van der Velden, Geoph.I.T., who survived a bear attack, is among members who have been in the news recently.

The Rise Of The Jaycopter / 15
The Jaycopter, a tethered device that served as a means of training helicopter pilots and as a source of entertainment for fair-goers, may rank as one of Albertas most unusual inventions.

Cleaning Up In Latin America / 16
The Alberta Environmental Services Association is aiding the Latin American environment while boosting Alberta firms.

Aral Comeback / 16
UMA Engineering Ltd. is part of an international push to rehabilitate the Aral Sea.

Professional Development News / 17
Check up on what is happening with APEGGAs Professional Development Program.

APEGGA Golf Tournament Results / 19

Registration / 20

Careers / 21

PEGG These Dates / 22

APEGGA Calendar / 23

Laurie Kennedy A Man of Steel / 24
APEGGAs Centennial Award added another honor to a long list for Laurie Kennedy, P.Eng., PhD, known in Canada and abroad as a trail-blazing structural engineer and steel-construction-codes developer.


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