The PEGG June 2000

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Edmonton Airport Spreads Its Wings/ 1

The Edmonton International Airport is in the midst of an ambitious expansion.

Dynastream Innovations Lands a Nike Big Partner/ 1

Dynatream Innovations, based on Cochrane, has teamed up with Nike Inc. to produce and market a shoelace-mounted sensor for joggers.

In the Picture/ 2

Recent outreach initiatives involving APEGGA's Medicine Hat and central Alberta branches are captured in pictures.

President's Notebook/ 3

APEGGA President Sue Evison, P.Eng., writes about how the Association can strengthen its links with business.

Our Volunteers/ 3

This month's featured APEGGA volunteer is Jon Greggs, P.Geol., an active member of the Professional Development Committee.

Technical Societies Listing /3

The PEGG is preparing its 2000-2001 Guide to Technical Societies Listings.

Readers' Forum/ 4-5

PEGG readers offer their opinions.

APEGGA Nominating Committee / 5

APEGGA's Annual General Meeting approved the roster for the 2000-2001 Nominating Committee which will seek and nominate candidates for next year's Council election. Published in connection with the names of the committee members are existing bylaws and Council policy related to elections.

Appointment of APEGGA Public Members Announced/ 6

The Alberta government has appointed Judy Williams of Calgary as a new Public Member of APEGGA Council, while Stan Souch, a current Public Member, has had his term extended for a year. A number of other appointments were announced of persons who will serve as Public Members on several APEGGA boards and committees.

Micheline Bouchard Presented Top Award From CCPE/ 6

Micheline Bouchard, ing., a former president of the Canadian Council of Professional Engineers, received the CCPC's top award, the Gold Medal, during the recent Canadian Engineers' Awards. Three other CCPE awards also were presented.

You Asked Us/ 6

This month's question relates to reviewing a project for which another engineer did the design.

Strong APEGGA Presence on Science & Engineering Research Foundation Board/ 7

APEGGA is well represented among the 12-member founding board members of the Alberta Heritage Foundation for Science and Engineering Research.

Western Wood Truss Association Adopts Code of Standard Practice/ 7

The Western Wood Truss Association has adopted a Code of Standard Practice wood truss manufacturers.

U of Ottawa Honoured for Women Friendly Environment/7

The Canadian Engineering Memorial Foundation has given the 2000 Elsie MacGill Award for the most women friendly engineering school/faculty to the University of Ottawa's Faculty of Engineering.

APEGGA Brings in New Mentorship Guideline/ 8-9
The second of a three part series related to the Member-in-Training program, focuses on a new APEGGA Menotorship Guideline.

Pure Technologies' SoundPrint System Delivers a Message on Structural Safety/ 9

An acoustic sensor system developed by Pure Technologies of Calgary makes it possible to "listen" for failures in buildings and other structures.

Russians Honour Peter Jones For Work on Fold and Thrust Belts/ 11

Peter Jones, P.Geol., PhD, Calgary consulting geologist, and long-time member of APEGGA, has been elected to the prestigious Russian Academy of Natural Sciences.

University of Calgary Earth Science Students Delve
Into Florida's Geology/ 11

A group of students from the University of Calgary's Department of Geology and Geophysics recently participated in a field trip to Southern Florida.

The Engineering Eadies/ 12

Calgary-based APEGGA member Bob Eadie, P.Eng., shares the story of his family's lengthy connection with McGill University and writes about the contributions made by family members who graduated in engineering from the Montreal institution.

Questor's Incinerators Offer Cleaner Option Than Flaring/ 13

Questor Technology Inc. provides an efficient alternative to oilpatch flaring.

University of Alberta Flaring Research Examines a Burning Issue/ 13

University of Alberta researchers are gaining a better understanding of the effectiveness of flaring at oil and gas sites.

Earth Scientists Get the Big, Deep Picture With New 3-D
Visualization Technology / 14

Enhanced recovery takes on a different meaning as new technologies let geologists, geophysicists and engineers place themselves in wrap-around environments to view oil and gas structures.

In the News/ 15

Several APEGGA members have been named Fellows of the Engineering Institute of Canada. Read about this is and other honours, appointments and promotions

Through the Decades -- the Fifties / 16

The continuing series on Alberta engineering and geoscience milestones of the past century. This month looks at the 1950s.

University Student News/ 17

Plans for the Discover E Camps at the University of Alberta and an update on the University of Calgary Engineering Endowment are covered in this issue.

CEO Charter Signing Highlights Consulting Engineers
of Alberta AGM/ 18

Signing of a "CEO Charter" by senior officials of consulting firms provided a ceremonial highlight as Consulting Engineers of Alberta held its 23rd annual meeting in Edmonton, May 25.

Rejuvenate Industry and Infrastructure
ACEC Chair Dave Chalcroft Tells CEA / 18

Encouraging young people to consider careers in consulting engineering, and keeping pressure on the federal government to spend more on infrastructure are top priorities of the Association of Consulting Engineers of Canada, says the organization's newly elected chair Dave Chalcroft, P.Eng.

Have Your Say/ 19

Readers add the last words to the PEGG cartoon.

Program Aims to Retain Alberta's Top ITC Researchers/ 19

The Alberta Informatics Circle of Research Excellence (iCORE) is launching a new grant program to support outstanding Alberta researchers currently working in information and communications technology.

Registration / 20

Careers 21

APEGGA Calendar 22

PEGG These Dates 22

Rotary Challenger Park -- Canada's First Barrier-Free Sports Complex /23

Plans have been developed to build a sports facility in which access and use by the disabled are primary design criteria, not afterthoughts.

Calgary Firm Brings Water Treatment to Peacekeepers in War-Torn Kosovo/ 24

Waterworks Technologies overcame not only distance but American competition to provide water treatment facilities for U.S. forces stationed in Kosovo.

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