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

Calgary Olympic Efforts

Still Winning Recognition

For Alberta's Engineers /1

As Canadian athletes head for this year's Winter Olympics in Nagano, the legacy of the 1988 Calgary Games lives on, not only in the facilities themselves, but also in the experience Alberta engineers gained in their design.

Technology Cuts Greenhouse
Gas Emissions/ 1

A small Edmonton-based research and development company has come up with an advanced oil field drilling technology which will cut down carbon dioxide emissions, one of the biggest contributors to so-called greenhouse gas.

President╣s Notebook / 3

APEGGA has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with Alberta Labor under the Partnerships in Health & Safety Program. Participation in this program, writes APEGGA President Dennis Lindberg, P.Eng., is in keeping with APEGGA╣s traditional responsibility of helping ensure public safety.

Engineering Week Plans in Place / 3

APEGGA volunteers again are getting ready to participate in National Engineering Week, scheduled for Feb. 28-March 8.

Letter/ 4

Members express their opinions.

President Signs Safety Memorandum / 5

APEGGA Edmonton District╣s January Meeting provided the setting as APEGGA President Dennis Lindberg, P.Eng., signed a Memorandum of Understanding with Alberta Labor making APEGGA a party to the promotion of occupational health and safety in the province.

Nominations For APEGGA Council / 5

Across Canada / 5

News from APEGGA╣s sister associations elsewhere in Canada.

Keeping Things Up in the Air / 6

Transport Canada╣s aircraft certification engineers make sure that Canadians are in for a safe ride.

Quantel VECO Finds Right Fit / 6

Formation last year of Quantel VECO Engineering Ltd., allowed a firm with a strong Alberta presence to combine forces with a company with a strong financial base and extensive connections in North America and beyond.

A Fix For City Hall / 7

Restoration of Calgary╣s Old City Hall required some innovative "behind the scenes" engineering.

PPDM Releases Petroleum Data Model Version/ 7

Inventions From Down on the Farm / 8

Canadian Prairies farms have been fertile ground for inventions. Mike Braithwaite looks into some implements, such as the Noble cultivator, which originated in Alberta.

New Executive For Calgary Branch / 8

APEGGA╣s Calgary Branch endorsed its new Executive Jan. 15.

Students Congress / 9

Canadian engineering student leaders joined counterparts from the United States and the United Kingdom during the 30th annual Congress of Canadian Engineering Students held recently in Edmonton.

Virtual Schooling Shared Opportunity / 9

Professionals on the move and their high-school-aged students could benefit from new opportunities to access Alberta schooling via the Internet.

Straddle Plants Draw Added Value From Alberta Gas / 12

Straddle plants adjacent to the Alberta-Saskatchewan border capture valuable petrochemical feedstock before Alberta╣s natural gas leaves the province.

Continuing Education An American Tale / 13

Various U.S. jurisdictions are implementing mandatory continuing education for professional engineers. An article reprinted from Engineering Times surveys the American scene.

In the News / 15

Moves, promotions and recognition involving APEGGA members.

World Watch / 16

Briefs from the international engineering and geoscience press include an item about a new device for sniffing explosives.

Professional Development / 17

News from the professional development front includes the fact that more than 2,000 APEGGA members have attended seminars on APEGGA's Continuing Professional Development Program. The PEGG also provides a summary of what╣s happening regarding PD elsewhere in the country.

Registration / 18

Have Your Say / 19

PEGG These Dates / 20

APEGGA Calendar / 21

Careers / 22


McDougall Gets On With Business At Research Council / 24

John R. McDougall, P.Eng., the Alberta Research Council╣s new managing director and chief executive officer, discusses where he sees the research agency headed.


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