BY TIBOR KALDOR, P.Eng.
Calgary Branch Secretary
A variety of recent events have kept the Calgary Branch of
APEGGA busy in recent months, from meetings and workshops
to seminars and special events.
The branch meeting March 21 featured guest speaker Dave Chalcroft,
P.Eng., who presented information on RedR, Engineers Providing
Disaster Relief Services. This is a non-profit organization,
which involves Canadian engineers in disaster relief and raises
the profile of the engineering profession. Mr. Chalcroft was
honoured during this year's Summit AwardsÒ with the
L.C. Charlesworth Professional Service Award.
APEGGA volunteers participated in an Iron Ring workshop and
ceremony on March 23.
Recent lunch speakers included Mark Adcock, General Dynamics
Canada, BOWMAN Program chief architect, on mobile Web access
for military operations, and Paul Newman, P.Eng., Alternative
Fuel Systems Inc., on engineering opportunities in natural
gas for vehicles technology development.
Forums and professional development seminars included an April
25 professional development evening on managing conflict,
led by Steve Critchely, and a May 9 professional development
evening on effectively managing and controlling difficult
clients, led by Bruce Lee.
Among our special events was an April 13 Flames hockey night.
APEGGA is a corporate sponsor and has preferential seating
for members. The night was also Fan Appreciation Night for
On May 29, the branch will host Collapse of the World Trade
Centre, featuring speaker Dr. Venkatesh Kodur, P.Eng., the
only non-American scientist commissioned by the American government
to study the collapse. See the ad elsewhere in this month's
PEGG for more information.
The Calgary Branch golf tournament is tentatively set for
the week of Sept. 9 at Lynx Ridge Golf and Country Club.