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Incident Investigation and Analysis

Incident Investigation and Analysis

Learn how to uncover incident causes and explore methods to rank and manage the actions so owners and clients can make informed decisions for implementation.

Edmonton: March 7, 2018  Calgary: March 15, 2018

 

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21
February
2018

Edmonton Branch President’s Visit

11:30 am - 1:30 pm

Join APEGA President Jane Tink as she meets with Members and Permit Holders and provides updates on the Association's activities.

Register by February 15, 2018

President Jane Tink, P.Eng., FEC, FGC (Hon.)Each year the President of APEGA visits our volunteer Branches around the province and meets with Members and Permit Holders. This is an excellent opportunity for President Jane Tink to hear about some of the work our Members are doing, and to provide an update on activities that APEGA has been undertaking in addition to our core regulatory responsibilities.

The health and sustainability of the engineering and geoscience professions affect all Members. Part of the privilege of self-regulation requires we remain attuned to the evolving states and needs of industry, government, and the public. As a regulator, APEGA touches all three.

Where

Royal Glenora Club

11160 River Valley Road

Edmonton

Date

February 21, 2018

Time

11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

Speaker

President Jane Tink, P.Eng., FEC, FGC (Hon.)

Cost

In advance

Members: $35

Non-Members: $40

Students: $20

 

At the door

Members: $40

Non Members: $45

Students: $20

Registration Deadline

February 15, 2018

Register Now

22
February
2018

Lakeland Branch Tubing Night

6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Beat the Winter Blues – APEGA Lakeland Branch Tubing Night

Register by February 19, 2018

Beat the winter blues! Members of the APEGA Lakeland Branch and their families are invited to an evening of tubing at Kinosoo Ridge Snow Resort on Thursday February 22, 2018 from 6:00pm to 8:00pm.

Participants over the age of two can enjoy riding the tube park and participants of all ages are welcome to enjoy the warmth of the fire pit. A free hot chocolate will be provided to each participant. S’Mores, Roasting Marshmallows, and Jumbo Hot Dogs will be available for purchase at the Koko Shack. The cost for this event is only $20 for the whole family or $10 for each individual APEGA member.

Please note: Children under the age of five years old must ride with an adult in their tube. Children under the age of two years old are not permitted to ride the tube park, but they are welcome to enjoy the fire pit. Helmets are recommended, and are provided for free from Kinosoo Ridge Snow Resort. If an extreme weather event results in the closure of the resort, the event will be cancelled and you will be notified by telephone.

For more information on the Kinosoo Ridge Snow Resort Tube Park, please visit their website.

Date

February 22, 2018

Where

Kinosoo Ridge Snow Resort

63231 Range Road 411
Cold Lake

Time

6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

Cost

$20 - APEGA Member and their family

$10 - APEGA Member (Single)

 

*please note, this event is only open to APEGA members and their families

Included

Unlimited tubing

Free hot chocolate for each participant

Camp fire

Free helmet rentals

Registration Deadline

February 19, 2018

Register Now

Koko Shack Menu

  • S'Mores$2.50
    2 Jumbo Marshmallows sandwiched between two graham crackers dripping with chocolate
  • Large Roasting Marshmallow: $1.50
  • Hot Chocolate$2.75
    Served with mini marshmallows
  • Jumbo Hot Dog$2.50
    With bun and fixings

 

23
February
2018

Permit to Practice Seminar

8:30 am - 11:30 am

This 2.5 hour seminar is on APEGA’s expectations for Permit Holders and Responsible Members.

Register by February 21, 2018

This 2.5 hour seminar is on APEGA’s expectations for Permit Holders and Responsible Members. Responsible Members must attend a Permit to Practice seminar within six months of being added as a Responsible Member, and then at least once every five years. 

This seminar covers:

  • Permit to Practice administration
  • How to create and maintain a professional practice management plan
  • The roles and responsibilities of a Responsible Member
  • APEGA’s discipline and enforcement process 

Presenter Biography  

David Clarke, P.Eng.David Clarke, P.Eng., is a Professional Engineer with over 35 years' experience in automation (instrumentation, controls, and telecommunications). Since graduating from the University of Calgary in Electrical Engineering, David has worked for major operating companies both in the Alberta oilsands and in the Middle East. He worked for 20 years with a major EPC company in Calgary first as Automation Lead on major oilsands, pipeline and midstream projects, then as Automation Department Director and later as VP Engineering and Sr. Project Manager. David has significant knowledge and expertise in all aspects of engineering management, project design and implementation. David is known as an effective manager who puts people first to get exceptional results

Where

APEGA Calgary Office
2200 Scotia Centre
700 2nd Street SW

Presenter

David Clarke, P.Eng.

Cost Free
Eligible PDH 2.5
Registration Deadline February 21, 2018

Register Now

28
February
2018

Lethbridge Branch Luncheon - City of Lethbridge Transportation CIP

11:45 am - 1:00 pm

This luncheon presentation on the Capital Improvement Program (CIP) includes an overview of CIP project evaluation, list of projects, and details on the Transportation projects included in the current CIP. A Q&A will follow the presentation.

Register by February 26, 2018

City of Lethbridge Capital Improvement Program 2018-2027 for Transportation Projects

Join us for a luncheon presentation by Darwin Juell, Richard Brummund, and Ahmed Ali on the current Capital Improvement Program for Transportation projects at the City of Lethbridge.

The Capital Improvement Program, or CIP, is a plan that identifies required capital projects and provides a planning schedule and financing plan. The 2018 - 2027 CIP was approved by City Council on May 23, 2017. The projects included in this Capital Improvement Program will shape our community for decades to come. The 2018-2027 CIP aims to fulfill City Council's commitment to complete projects previously approved, take care of existing asset plans for the future, and build new facilities that will enhance the quality of life of our citizens.  

Some of the significant Transportation projects approved for funding in the next four year window include:

  • Twinning of Whoop Up Dr W and construction of Metis Trail W to improve access to the new Leisure Center, and commercial and residential developments in West Lethbridge
  • Twinning of University Drive W to improve access to the new developments in south side of West Lethbridge
  • Reconstruction of 3 Ave S to enhance the streetscape and vibrancy, and promote multimodal transportation in Downtown Lethbridge.
  • 7th Ave S bike boulevard
  • Intersection improvements at several intersections
  • Accessibility improvements projects
  • Parking meter replacement project
  • Transportation master plan

This presentation will include an overview of CIP project evaluation, list of projects, and details on the Transportation projects included in the current CIP. A Q&A will follow the presentation.

About the Presenters

Darwin Juell, P.Eng., is the Transportation Business Unit Manager at the City of Lethbridge for the past 11 years. He has previously been with City of Grand Prairie. Darwin has a bachelor's degree in civil engineering from University of Alberta and a professional engineer.

Richard Brummund is the Roadway Infrastructure Manager with the City of Lethbridge. He is responsible for design and construction of all the roadway projects at the City of Lethbridge. He has been involved in many of the significant roadway construction projects in Lethbridge. Richard is also a long term resident of Lethbridge.

Ahmed Ali, P.Eng., is the Transportation Engineering Manager with the City of Lethbridge and manages traffic and parking operations along with transportation planning functions at the City of Lethbridge. Ahmed is a professional engineer and has lived in Lethbridge since 2009.

Where

Luigi's Steakhouse South

1119 Mayor Magrath Dr. S.

Lethbridge

Date

February 28, 2018

Time

11:45 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

Speakers

Darwin Juell, P.Eng.

Richard Brummund

Ahmed Ali, P.Eng.

Cost

Member/Non-Member  $30

Eligible PDH

1

Registration Deadline

February 26, 2018

Register Now

28
February
2018

Chartered Professional Accountant (CPA) Designation Lunch & Learn Information Session

12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Find out how you can be recognized as a key player in the success of any organization by effectively providing the highest level of strategic and financial expertise while serving and protecting the public interest.

Register by February 21, 2018

The CPA Designation affirms the knowledge, skills and capabilities of the professionals who hold it. Attend this presentation to find out how you can be recognized as a key player in the success of any organization by effectively providing the highest level of strategic and financial expertise while serving and protecting the public interest. Regulated under the Chartered Professional Accountants Act, CPA Alberta is the professional organization for more than 28, 000 Alberta members. CPA Alberta protects the public interest by educating and regulating the competency and ethical standards of our members.

The presentation will cover:

  • Benefits of becoming a CPA
  • CPA Professional Education Program Details
  • Practical experience requirements
  • How to get started 

Please arrive 15 minutes early to allow time to check yourself in and grab lunch. Lunch is included.

About the Presenter:

Meenuka Singh is a Business Development Officer with CPA Alberta. Her role involves meeting with key stakeholder groups (post-secondary institutions, corporate organizations, and internationally trained professionals) to  support and educate them on CPA designation. This involves coaching, guiding and mentoring prospective students on the path to obtaining the CPA designation. She also represents CPA Alberta at events to build relationships and increase profile of CPA designation as a business credential.

Meenuka will be joined by a Guest Speaker: Aaron Doyle CPA,CMA, P.Eng., Partner Base Engineering & Associates & CFO Pulse Oil Corporation. He will be speaking about how his dual designation has provided opportunities for his career growth and success in both engineering and accounting. 

Where

APEGA Office

2200 Scotia Center

700 2nd Street SW

Calgary, AB

T2P 2W1

Date

February 28, 2018

Time

12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m.

Speakers

Meenuka Singh

Aaron Doyle, CPA, CMA, P.Eng.

Cost

$10 - Includes a light lunch

Eligible PDH

1

Registration Deadline

February 21, 2018

Register Now

1
March
2018

Peace Region Branch AGM

6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Join the Peace Region Branch for their Annual General Meeting and a presentation by Bob Hall

Register by February 27, 2018

The APEGA Peace Region Branch Branch will hold their Annual General Meeting where Members will be voting for the Peace Region Branch Executive Committee.

The speaker for this evening will be Mr. Bob Hall, Technology Development Advisor for Alberta Innovates.

For the past twenty years, Bob has been a champion for innovation as a key driver in successful community economic development.  As early as 2000, Bob was involved in a regional team that designed, built and managed an innovation network for Alberta’s Peace Country, which later evolved into the Grande Prairie Regional Innovation Network. 

As Alberta Innovates Technology Development Advisor in Alberta's northwest, Bob coaches and mentors entrepreneurs and small and medium-sized businesses on strategies and avenues that will help them accelerate their innovative ideas and technologies through the commercialization process. 

Bob's interests in special projects include

  • low-impact resource development
  • productivity & competitiveness
  • unmanned vehicle systems
  • 'pollutants-to-products' opportunities
  • youth entrepreneurship
  • and more
Where

Maddhatters Restaurant and Lounge

10512 100 Ave

Grande Prairie

Date

March 1, 2018

Time

6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.

Speaker

Bob Hall

Cost

Free

(Individuals to pay for their own food and beverages)

Registration Deadline

February 27, 2018

Register Now

2
March
2018

Contract Administration and Contractual Issues for Projects

8:30 am - 4:30 pm

Protect your company's interests and avoid unnecessary disputes by learning how to improve how you create and administer contracts.

Register by February 23, 2018

This module will cover legal and contractual issues related to the effective management and administration of construction projects. It focuses on the roles and responsibilities of the owners' project managers to contractors and suppliers and discusses the practical implications of the legal precedents and improves the ability to make better decisions. Cases and disputes situations will be reviewed and discussed with participants.

The course covers the following topics:

  • Contracts and contracting
  • Negligence for engineers
  • Contractual arrangements
  • Contract documents
  • Bidding & tendering procedures and risk allocation
  • Payment structures
  • Project kick-off meeting and ground rules
  • Roles and responsibilities
  • Changes and change orders
  • Construction delays
  • Construction Lien
  • Health and safety
  • Project communication and documentation
  • Contractual claims and disputes with focus on avoidance, protection and resolution of disputes

Upon completion of this seminar, the participant will be able to:

  • Improve their performance re: contracting, negligence, disputes and contract administration
  • Explain the practical implications of the law on company's performance
  • Implement the contracting process
  • Apply contract administration practices that contribute to success
  • Protect company's interests, avoid and resolve disputes

About the Presenter

George Jergeas, P.Eng., PhDDr. George Jergeas P.Eng., is a Professor and Director of Projects in the Schulich School of Engineering at the University of Calgary, where he has taught and researched in project management since 1994. George's areas of focus are: cost overruns, productivity, governance, contracting, contractual strategies and contract administration, collaborative relationships, and claims and disputes.

George has over forty years of experience investigating cost overruns and delays on major capital projects (largely infrastructure and oil sands). George's work centres on improving project alignment, and building and sustaining project teams, enhancing construction productivity, and making effective contractual arrangements, project governance and risk management. George has assisted project teams in oil sands developments, hospitals, roads and bridges, tunnelling, LRT expansions, and mining. George co-authored, "Risk Navigation Strategies for Major Capital Projects: Beyond the Myth of Predictability", 2011 and "Benevolent Dictatorship for Major Capital Projects", 2017.

Where

APEGA Office

2200 Scotia Center

700-2nd Street SW

Calgary Alberta

T2P 2W1

Date

March 2, 2018

Time

8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Speaker

George Jergeas, P.Eng., Ph.D.

Cost

Professional Member: $305

Member-in-Training: $205

Non-Member: $355

Eligible PDH

7

Registration Deadline

February 23, 2018

REGISTER

7
March
2018

Incident Investigation and Root Cause Analysis to Discover Latent Causes

8:30 am - 4:30 pm

Have you ever gone through an investigation, only to wonder if you’ve found the right causes? Or walk away with a laundry list of action items in the hundreds? Sign up for this session to learn how to uncover the incident causes and explore two methods to rank and manage the actions so owners and clients can make informed decisions for implementation.

Register by February 28, 2018

Organizations experience incidents ranging in severity from the near-miss with no consequences, up to a major loss incident with significant consequences for people – workers and the public, the environment, and business interests (assets, productivity, reputation, and social license). By applying these work processes, you can discover the underlying latent causes so you can identify effective recommendations to prevent a recurrence. This approach is reactive when investigating an incident in one's own facility, yet can be proactive when applied to external events to learn from others.

Discussions Include:

  • incident investigation key points
  • rigorous root cause analysis (no special software needed!)
  • a fresh perspective on the Swiss Cheese Model
  • how to manage the recommendations
  • the positive impact that the effective application of these work processes can have on your organization's safety culture

By participating in this session, you'll receive:

  • A tip-sheet to know when you've uncovered the latent causes in a root cause analysis
  • A tip-sheet for prioritizing and managing the recommendations from the incident investigation

About the Presenter

John R. Cocchio, P.Eng.John R. Cocchio, P.Eng., is an Industrial Professor with the School of Engineering Safety and Risk Management within the Faculty of Engineering at the University of Alberta. John is also the principal of GoSafetyPro, an independent in the field of Engineering Safety and Risk Management. GoSafetyPro offers expertise in the areas of occupational safety and process safety risk management. His expertise is based on over 30 years petrochemical manufacturing industry experience in a broad range of process technologies in several world-scale petrochemical and plastics manufacturing plants.

Where

APEGA Office

1500 Scotia One

10060 Jasper Ave NW

Edmonton, AB

T5J 4A2

Date

March 7, 2018

Time

8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Speaker

John Cocchio, P.Eng.

Cost

Professional Member: $305

Member-in-Training: $205

Non-Member: $355

Eligible PDH

7

Registration Deadline

February 28, 2018

Register Now

7
March
2018

Fort McMuray Branch President’s Visit

6:30 pm - 10:00 pm

Join APEGA President Jane Tink as she meets with Members and Permit Holders and provides updates on the Association's activities.

Register by February 28, 2018

President Jane Tink, P.Eng., FEC, FGC (Hon.)Each year the President of APEGA visits our volunteer Branches around the province and meets with Members and Permit Holders. This is an excellent opportunity for President Jane Tink to hear about some of the work our Members are doing, and to provide an update on activities that APEGA has been undertaking in addition to our core regulatory responsibilities.

The health and sustainability of the engineering and geoscience professions affect all Members. Part of the privilege of self-regulation requires we remain attuned to the evolving states and needs of industry, government, and the public. As a regulator, APEGA touches all three.

 

Where

Shell Place

1 C. A. Knight Way

Fort McMurray

Date

March 7, 2018

Time

6:30 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.

Speaker

President Jane Tink, P.Eng., FEC, FGC (Hon.)

Cost

Members, Non-Members & Guests $40

Students $15

Registration Deadline

February 28, 2018

Register Now

8
March
2018

Calgary Branch PD Evening - Pressure Equipment Integrity Management

5:30 pm - 8:45 pm

Discuss and learn about several aspects of API 570 code such as organization, testing practices, inspection, and analysis.

Register by March 4, 2018

Pressure Equipment Integrity Management; In-Service Pressure Piping (API 570)

Have you ever dealt with corrosion under insulation with a process piping built to ASME B31.3? What type of Stress Corrosion Cracking was damaging your plant piping? How did you manage the risks of de-rating a pressure piping installed on pipe rack? Did you perform a new hydro testing or what kind of NDEs was implemented instead of hydro? How did you fix the damaged part? How was your contribution to the company asset integrity management? Do you have an effective inspection plan in place? When does it require to be revised? What are appropriate inspection intervals? Should it be an internal, on stream or external inspection? How many damage mechanisms do you know? Which NDEs are more appropriate for which damage mechanisms?

These are some of the questions around integrity of pressure piping. Here below are some topics extracted from API 570 which will be discussed in this session:

  • Introduction
  • Scope
  • Definitions
  • Owner/User Inspection Organization
  • Inspection, Examination and Pressure Testing Practices
  • Interval/Frequency and Extent of Inspection
  • Inspection Data Evaluation, Analysis, and Recording
  • Repairs, Alternations, and Rerating of Piping System

API 570 is the code for In-service Inspection, Rating, Repair, and Alteration of Piping Systems. It is one of the main codes within the context of API 579, Fitness-For-Service (FFS) assessments.

The ASME and API new construction codes and standards for pressurized equipment provide rules for design, fabrication, inspection and testing of new pressure vessels, piping systems, and storage tanks. These codes do not provide rules to evaluate equipment that degrade while in-service, nor do they address deficiencies due to degradation or from original fabrication that may be found during subsequent inspections. API 510 along with API 570, NBIC Part 3, and ASME PCC-2 are widely-used and recognized codes and standards governing repairs and alterations that apply to most industry sectors.

About the Presenter

Majid Yeganeh P.Eng., M.ScMajid Yeganeh P.Eng., M.Sc., is a professional engineering consultant with over fifteen years of successful industrial experience. His diverse career background has enabled him to successfully lead projects at all levels of the project's life cycle from conceptual studies, front end engineering, and detailed design through to construction coordination. He has technical experience with specification, design, repair, review and evaluation of static, rotating and packaged equipment.

Majid has experience with new and in-service facility and pipeline system design and has a strong understanding of API, ASME and CSA codes as well as government regulations. He has been involved in several projects either Greenfield or Brownfield in Oil and Gas, Refining and Petrochemicals across North America and Internationally.

 

Where

APEGA Calgary

Windsor Conference Centre

2200-700 2 Street SW

Date

March 8, 2018

Time

5:30 p.m. to 8:45 p.m.

Speaker

Majid Yeganeh, P.Eng. M.Sc.

Cost

$45

Eligible PDH

2

Registration Deadline

March 4, 2018

Register Now

14
March
2018

Permit to Practice Seminar

8:30 am - 11:30 am

This 2.5 hour seminar is on APEGA’s expectations for Permit Holders and Responsible Members.

Register by March 12, 2018

This 2.5 hour seminar is on APEGA’s expectations for Permit Holders and Responsible Members. Responsible Members must attend a Permit to Practice seminar within six months of being added as a Responsible Member, and then at least once every five years. 

This seminar covers:

  • Permit to Practice administration
  • How to create and maintain a professional practice management plan
  • The roles and responsibilities of a Responsible Member
  • APEGA’s discipline and enforcement process 

Presenter Biography  

Saumya (Sam) Barua, P.Eng., MBA  Saumya (Sam) Barua, P.Eng., MBA, has practised engineering for over 35 years in North America, South America, Middle-East, South-East Asia and South Asia. Over the past decade he has delivered major projects as a Mechanical Engineer and Engineering Manager in Alberta's Oil Sands for Suncor, Syncrude, Shell, Husky, and TransCanada.

As an Engineering Manager in Amec Foster Wheeler, SNC-Lavalin Inc., WSP Canada Inc., and a former member of APEGA's Practice Review Board, Sam brings in unique hands-on experience of being a Responsible Member (RM) and a reviewer of Professional Practice Management Plan (PPMP) documents. Sam is currently the Assistant Director of Enforcement in APEGA's Regulatory group helping to oversee Compliance and Discipline Portfolios and was the recipient of Outstanding Mentor of the Year Award from APEGA in 2015.

Where

APEGA Calgary Office
2200 Scotia Centre
700 2nd Street SW

Presenter

Saumya (Sam) Barua, P.Eng., MBA 

CostFree
Eligible PDH2.5
Registration DeadlineMarch 12, 2018

Register Now

14
March
2018

Edmonton Branch Luncheon - March 2018

11:30 am - 1:30 pm

The March Luncheon for Edmonton Branch features Olga Messinis, discussing the Downtown Bike Network.

Register by March 8, 2018

Downtown Bike Network

In July of 2016, Edmonton City Council motioned that Administration partner with Stantec to provide an updated report on the feasibility of a minimum grid of physically separated bike lane infrastructure for all ages and abilities within the City's downtown core. In October of 2016 the findings of that feasibility study had City Council vote unanimously in favor that Administration proceed with the rapid development and implementation of the 2017 construction of 7.1km of protected bike network. That 7.1km, soon became 7.8km providing commuters with a high quality protected bike route as well as a full signalling system upgrade within the downtown core. We will go through the process of the lean delivery of the downtown bike network, from design to delivery in under 9 months and talk to what is next for bike infrastructure in Edmonton.

About the Presenters

Daniel Vriend, P.Eng. has 12 years of experience working in consulting and municipal government since graduating from the University of Alberta. Some projects that Daniel is proud to have worked on include Edmonton’s bicycle transportation plan, Edmonton’s sidewalk strategy, Edmonton’s complete Streets guidelines, planning and engagement many active transportation projects, and an analytical hierarchy process for evaluating budget requests. Daniel is currently the General Supervisor Urban Places in the City Planning branch for the City of Edmonton.

Olga Messinis, C.E.T. is an Infrastructure Specialist with the City of Edmonton. Her career with the City has evolved over 13 years from Neighborhood Renewal to Transportation Operations. Her work currently focuses on improving delivery of City services, to create and maintain vibrant mainstreets as well as planning and monitoring of operations in public spaces.  In October 2016 she took on the role of Project Manager for the Downtown Bike Network, an ambitious project on the rapid implementation of 7.8km of protected bike lanes and shared use path within Edmonton’s evolving downtown core. She led a dedicated team to rapidly design, deliver and launch the protected bike network in under 9 months.

Where

Lindberg Conference Centre

APEGA Edmonton

1500 Scotia One

10060 Jasper Avenue, Edmonton

Date

March 14, 2018

Time

11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

Speaker

Daniel Vriends, P.Eng.

and

Olga Messinis, C.E.T.

Cost

In advance

Members: $35

Non-Members: $40

Students: $20

 

At the door

Members: $40

Non Members: $45

Students: $20

Registration Deadline

March 8, 2018

Register Now

15
March
2018

Incident Investigation and Root Cause Analysis to Discover Latent Causes

8:30 am - 4:30 pm

Have you ever gone through an investigation, only to wonder if you’ve found the right causes? Or walk away with a laundry list of action items in the hundreds? Sign up for this session to learn how to uncover the incident causes and explore two methods to rank and manage the actions so owners and clients can make informed decisions for implementation.

Register by March 8, 2018

Organizations experience incidents ranging in severity from the near miss with no consequences, up to a major loss incident with significant consequences for people – workers and the public, the environment, and business interests (assets, productivity, reputation, and social license). By applying these work processes, you can discover the underlying latent causes so you can identify effective recommendations to prevent a recurrence. This approach is reactive when investigating an incident in one's own facility, yet can be proactive when applied to external events to learn from others.

Discussions Include:

  • incident investigation key points
  • rigorous root cause analysis (no special software needed!)
  • a fresh perspective on the Swiss Cheese Model
  • how to manage the recommendations
  • the positive impact that the effective application of these work processes can have on your organization's safety culture

By participating in this session, you'll receive:

  • A tip-sheet to know when you've uncovered the latent causes in a root cause analysis
  • A tip-sheet for prioritizing and managing the recommendations from the incident investigation

About the Presenter

John R. Cocchio, P.Eng.John R. Cocchio, P.Eng., is an Industrial Professor with the School of Engineering Safety and Risk Management within the Faculty of Engineering at the University of Alberta. John is also the principal of GoSafetyPro, an independent in the field of Engineering Safety and Risk Management. GoSafetyPro offers expertise in the areas of occupational safety and process safety risk management. His expertise is based on over 30 years petrochemical manufacturing industry experience in a broad range of process technologies in several world-scale petrochemical and plastics manufacturing plants.

Where

APEGA Office

2200 Scotia Center

700 2nd St SW

Calgary, AB

T5J 4A2

Date

March 15, 2018

Time

8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Speaker

John Cocchio, P.Eng.

Cost

Professional Member: $305

Member-in-Training: $205

Non-Member: $355

Eligible PDH

7

Registration Deadline

March 8, 2018

Register Now

15
March
2018

Calgary Branch Luncheon - Competition in Alberta's Electricity Market

11:30 am - 1:00 pm

Learn more about the Renewable Electricity Program and how the AESO will continue to attract investment in Alberta at this session.

Register by March 11, 2018

Competition in Alberta's Electricity Market

As the province's electricity sector evolves, the Alberta Electric System Operator (AESO) has introduced world-class competition to attract investment in the power market. Beginning with the 500 kV Fort McMurray West Transmission Project in 2010, the AESO has successfully applied competitive processes to the procurement of large-scale transmission infrastructure, ancillary services and renewable electricity.

In 2017, the AESO designed and implemented the first round of the Renewable Electricity Program, a global competition to incent the development of renewable electricity generation. Round 1 exceeded the procurement target and set a record for the lowest renewable electricity pricing in Canada. This year the AESO will build on the success of Round 1 and run two renewable competitions to support the Government of Alberta’s target of 30 per cent renewable electricity by 2030.

Learn more about the Renewable Electricity Program and how the AESO will continue to attract investment in Alberta at this session.

About the Presenter

Elizabeth MooreElizabeth Moore was appointed Vice-President, Commercial for the Alberta Electric System Operator (AESO), in November 2017. Ms. Moore is responsible for leading the AESO's commercial portfolio including current and future rounds of the Renewable Electricity Program, future transmission competitions, Fort McMurray West transmission reinforcement contract management, ancillary services procurement and other contract management related functions. 

Ms. Moore joined the AESO in September 2010 as Director, Competitive Process. In this role, she led a team that developed a competitive process for bulk transmission projects in Alberta. This process was first applied to the Fort McMurray West 500 kV Transmission Project, which was successfully awarded in December 2014.

Before joining the AESO, Ms. Moore spent five years with TransAlta in increasingly senior roles, managing the strategic and commercial aspects of its national and international coal fleet. She also acquired experience in the energy industry working at NOVA Corporation, TransCanada Pipelines, Westcoast Energy, and Duke Energy.

Ms. Moore holds a Bachelor of Arts, Economics and a Masters of Economics, both from the University of Calgary.

 

Where

Fairmont Palliser Hotel

133 9 Avenue SW

Calgary

Date

March 15, 2018

Time

Registration: 11:30 a.m.

Luncheon: 12:00 p.m.

Speaker: 12:30 p.m.

Speaker

Elizabeth Moore

Vice President, Commerical

AESO

Cost

Members & Guests: $50

Students: $25

ASAP: $15

Eligible PDH

1

Registration Deadline

March 11, 2018

Register Now

21
March
2018

Permit to Practice Seminar

8:30 am - 11:30 am

This 2.5 hour seminar is on APEGA’s expectations for Permit Holders and Responsible Members.

Register by March 18, 2018

This 2.5 hour seminar is on APEGA’s expectations for Permit Holders and Responsible Members. Responsible Members must attend a Permit to Practice seminar within six months of being added as a Responsible Member, and then at least once every five years. 

This seminar covers:

  • Permit to Practice administration
  • How to create and maintain a professional practice management plan
  • The roles and responsibilities of a Responsible Member
  • APEGA’s discipline and enforcement process 

Presenter Biography  

Saumya (Sam) Barua, P.Eng., MBA  Saumya (Sam) Barua, P.Eng., MBA, has practised engineering for over 35 years in North America, South America, Middle-East, South-East Asia and South Asia. Over the past decade he has delivered major projects as a Mechanical Engineer and Engineering Manager in Alberta's Oil Sands for Suncor, Syncrude, Shell, Husky, and TransCanada.

As an Engineering Manager in Amec Foster Wheeler, SNC-Lavalin Inc., WSP Canada Inc., and a former member of APEGA's Practice Review Board, Sam brings in unique hands-on experience of being a Responsible Member (RM) and a reviewer of Professional Practice Management Plan (PPMP) documents. Sam is currently the Assistant Director of Enforcement in APEGA's Regulatory group helping to oversee Compliance and Discipline Portfolios and was the recipient of Outstanding Mentor of the Year Award from APEGA in 2015.

Where

APEGA Edmonton Office
15th Floor, Scotia One
10060 Jasper Ave NW

Presenter

Saumya (Sam) Barua, P.Eng., MBA 

CostFree
Eligible PDH2.5
Registration DeadlineMarch 18, 2018

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21
March
2018

Lethbridge Branch AGM

11:00 am - 1:00 am

Join the Lethbridge Branch for their Annual General Meeting

Register by March 19, 2018

 

The APEGA Lethbridge Branch will hold their Annual General Meeting where Members will be voting for the Lethbridge Branch Executive Committee.

 

Where

Culver City Room, City Hall
910 4th Avenue S
Lethbridge, Alberta

Date

March 21, 2018

Time

11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

Cost

Free

Registration Deadline

March 19, 2018

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26
March
2018

Yellowhead Branch President’s Visit & AGM

6:30 pm - 10:00 pm

Join APEGA President Jane Tink as she meets with Members and Permit Holders and provides updates on the Association's activities.

Register by March 19, 2018

President Jane Tink, P.Eng., FEC, FGC (Hon.)Each year the President of APEGA visits our volunteer Branches around the province and meets with Members and Permit Holders. This is an excellent opportunity for President Jane Tink to hear about some of the work our Members are doing, and to provide an update on activities that APEGA has been undertaking in addition to our core regulatory responsibilities.

The health and sustainability of the engineering and geoscience professions affect all Members. Part of the privilege of self-regulation requires we remain attuned to the evolving states and needs of industry, government, and the public. As a regulator, APEGA touches all three.

 After the President's presentation, the APEGA Yellowhead Branch will hold their Annual General Meeting where Members will be voting for the Yellowhead Branch Executive Committee. 

Where

TBC

Date

March 26, 2018

Time

6:30 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.

Speaker

President Jane Tink, P.Eng., FEC, FGC (Hon.)

Cost

Members, Non-Members & Guests $40

Students $15

Registration Deadline

March 19, 2018

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28
March
2018

Peace Region Branch President’s Visit - Grande Prairie

6:30 pm - 10:00 pm

Join APEGA President Jane Tink as she meets with Members and Permit Holders and provides updates on the Association's activities.

Register by March 21, 2018

President Jane Tink, P.Eng., FEC, FGC (Hon.)Each year the President of APEGA visits our volunteer Branches around the province and meets with Members and Permit Holders. This is an excellent opportunity for President Jane Tink to hear about some of the work our Members are doing, and to provide an update on activities that APEGA has been undertaking in addition to our core regulatory responsibilities.

The health and sustainability of the engineering and geoscience professions affect all Members. Part of the privilege of self-regulation requires we remain attuned to the evolving states and needs of industry, government, and the public. As a regulator, APEGA touches all three.

 

Where

TBC

Grande Prairie

Date

March 28, 2018

Time

6:30 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.

Speaker

President Jane Tink, P.Eng., FEC, FGC (Hon.)

Cost

Members, Non-Members & Guests $40

Students $15

Registration Deadline

March 21, 2018

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29
March
2018

Peace Region Branch President’s Visit - Peace River

6:30 pm - 10:00 pm

Join APEGA President Jane Tink as she meets with Members and Permit Holders and provides updates on the Association's activities.

Register by March 21, 2018

President Jane Tink, P.Eng., FEC, FGC (Hon.)Each year the President of APEGA visits our volunteer Branches around the province and meets with Members and Permit Holders. This is an excellent opportunity for President Jane Tink to hear about some of the work our Members are doing, and to provide an update on activities that APEGA has been undertaking in addition to our core regulatory responsibilities.

The health and sustainability of the engineering and geoscience professions affect all Members. Part of the privilege of self-regulation requires we remain attuned to the evolving states and needs of industry, government, and the public. As a regulator, APEGA touches all three.

 

Where

TBC

Peace River

Date

March 29, 2018

Time

6:30 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.

Speaker

President Jane Tink, P.Eng., FEC, FGC (Hon.)

Cost

Members, Non-Members & Guests $40

Students $15

Registration Deadline

March 21, 2018

Register Now

5
April
2018

Edmonton Branch Luncheon - April 2018

11:30 am - 1:30 pm

Meet with Guy Boston, Manager of LRT Delivery for the City of Edmonton, as he discusses the LRT Program and provides updates for it.

Register by March 29, 2018

LRT Program Update

Guy BostonPresented by Guy Boston, Manager of LRT Delivery, City of Edmonton

Guy Boston is responsible for the development and delivery of the city's LRT expansion program, is responsible for a body of knowledge on Public-Private-Partnerships (P3), and the delivery of one of the largest capital programs in Canada and the largest in the City's history. He brings a wide breadth of senior management experience in both the public and private sectors to this role and brings a deep appreciation and understanding of the critical business success factors required for City-building that are crutial to maximizing the expected outcomes of Edmonton's LRT network.

Where

Lindberg Conference Centre

APEGA Edmonton

1500 Scotia One

10060 Jasper Avenue, Edmonton

Date

April 5, 2018

Time

11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

Speaker

Guy Boston

Cost

In advance

Members: $35

Non-Members: $40

Students: $20

 

At the door

Members: $40

Non Members: $45

Students: $20

Registration Deadline

March 29, 2018

Register Now

18
April
2018

Permit to Practice Seminar

8:30 am - 11:30 am

This 2.5 hour seminar is on APEGA’s expectations for Permit Holders and Responsible Members.

Register by April 16, 2018

This 2.5 hour seminar is on APEGA’s expectations for Permit Holders and Responsible Members. Responsible Members must attend a Permit to Practice seminar within six months of being added as a Responsible Member, and then at least once every five years. 

This seminar covers:

  • Permit to Practice administration
  • How to create and maintain a professional practice management plan
  • The roles and responsibilities of a Responsible Member
  • APEGA’s discipline and enforcement process 

Presenter Biography  

Daniel Lawrysyn, P.Eng. FEC, FGC(Hon.) Daniel Lawrysyn, P.Eng. FEC, FGC(Hon.), has been with APEGA since May 2017 in the role of Professional Practice Advisor responsible for Individual Practice.  Daniel graduated from the University of Regina and has been working within the engineering profession for 20 years. His work experience focused on environment and public safety and included roles with consulting companies, private industry and municipal government. He attained his Fellowship with Engineers Canada and Geoscientists Canada (Honorary) through his volunteer work with APEGA.

Where

APEGA Calgary Office
2200 Scotia Centre
700 2nd Street SW

Presenter

Daniel Lawrysyn, P.Eng. FEC, FGC(Hon.)

CostFree
Eligible PDH2.5
Registration DeadlineApril 16, 2018

Register Now

19
April
2018

APEGA Annual General Meeting & Conference

8:00 am - 6:00 pm

April 19-20, 2018: APEGA's Annual General Meeting & Conference offers 2 days of professional development, collaboration and celebration.

This is a 2-day event which runs April 19 and 20, 2018

APEGA Annual General Meeting & Conference 2018

The APEGA Annual General Meetng and Conference is a leading gathering of Professional Engineers and Professional Geoscientists in Alberta, which brings together Members, Permit Holders, government representatives, and other professionals for 3 featured events over 2 days: the Annual General Meeting, the Summit Awards, and the Professional Development Conference.

Where

Shaw Conference Centre

9797 Jasper Avenue, Edmonton

Date

April 19-20, 2018

Registration opens soon!

25
April
2018

Permit to Practice Seminar

8:30 am - 11:30 am

This 2.5 hour seminar is on APEGA’s expectations for Permit Holders and Responsible Members.

Register by April 23, 2018

This 2.5 hour seminar is on APEGA’s expectations for Permit Holders and Responsible Members. Responsible Members must attend a Permit to Practice seminar within six months of being added as a Responsible Member, and then at least once every five years. 

This seminar covers:

  • Permit to Practice administration
  • How to create and maintain a professional practice management plan
  • The roles and responsibilities of a Responsible Member
  • APEGA’s discipline and enforcement process

Presenter Biography  

Daniel Lawrysyn, P.Eng. FEC, FGC(Hon.) Daniel Lawrysyn, P.Eng. FEC, FGC(Hon.), has been with APEGA since May 2017 in the role of Professional Practice Advisor responsible for Individual Practice.  Daniel graduated from the University of Regina and has been working within the engineering profession for 20 years. His work experience focused on environment and public safety and included roles with consulting companies, private industry and municipal government. He attained his Fellowship with Engineers Canada and Geoscientists Canada (Honorary) through his volunteer work with APEGA.

Where

APEGA Edmonton Office
15th Floor, Scotia One
10060 Jasper Ave NW

Presenter

Daniel Lawrysyn, P.Eng. FEC, FGC(Hon.)

CostFree
Eligible PDH2.5
Registration DeadlineApril 23, 2018

Register Now

16
May
2018

Permit to Practice Seminar

8:30 am - 11:30 am

This 2.5 hour seminar is on APEGA’s expectations for Permit Holders and Responsible Members.

Register by May 14, 2018

This 2.5 hour seminar is on APEGA’s expectations for Permit Holders and Responsible Members. Responsible Members must attend a Permit to Practice seminar within six months of being added as a Responsible Member, and then at least once every five years. 

This seminar covers:

  • Permit to Practice administration
  • How to create and maintain a professional practice management plan
  • The roles and responsibilities of a Responsible Member
  • APEGA’s discipline and enforcement process 

Presenter Biography  

Amit Banerjee, P.Eng., M.Eng.Amit Banerjee is APEGA's Deputy Director of Registration, based out of the Edmonton office. Prior to joining APEGA in June 2016, Amit spent over 15 years working for Alberta Environment and Alberta Energy Regulator, where his focus was on regulating industrial and municipal activities from an environmental perspective.

He holds an undergraduate degree in Chemical Engineering from India, and Masters level degrees in Environmental Engineering University of Manitoba and University of Alberta. In his free time, Amit volunteers for a number of community events.

Where

APEGA Calgary Office
2200 Scotia Centre
700 2nd Street SW

Presenter

Amit Banerjee, P.Eng., M.Eng.

CostFree
Eligible PDH2.5
Registration DeadlineMay 14, 2018

Register Now

17
May
2018

Edmonton Branch Luncheon - May 2018

11:30 am - 1:30 pm

The May Luncheon for Edmonton Branch features Brian Krest, discussing solar panels and going off the grid.

Register by May 11, 2018

Solar Panels and Going Off the Grid

Presented by Brian Krest, Manager, Solar Telecom and TCM Engineering at ATCO Electric and Matthew Wright, Senior Engineer, Solar and Telecom Engineering, ATCO Electric

Where

Lindberg Conference Centre

APEGA Edmonton

1500 Scotia One

10060 Jasper Avenue, Edmonton

Date

May 17, 2018

Time

11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

Speaker

Brian Krest

Cost

In advance

Members: $35

Non-Members: $40

Students: $20

 

At the door

Members: $40

Non Members: $45

Students: $20

Registration Deadline

May 11, 2018

Register Now

23
May
2018

Permit to Practice Seminar

8:30 am - 11:30 am

This 2.5 hour seminar is on APEGA’s expectations for Permit Holders and Responsible Members.

Register by May 21, 2018

This 2.5 hour seminar is on APEGA’s expectations for Permit Holders and Responsible Members. Responsible Members must attend a Permit to Practice seminar within six months of being added as a Responsible Member, and then at least once every five years. 

This seminar covers:

  • Permit to Practice administration
  • How to create and maintain a professional practice management plan
  • The roles and responsibilities of a Responsible Member
  • APEGA’s discipline and enforcement process

Presenter Biography  

DS (Pal) Mann, CD, MDS, P. Eng.Upon retiring from the Canadian Armed Forces after 33 years of service at the tactical, operational, and strategic levels as an Army Engineer Officer, Pal Mann, CD, MDS, P.Eng., joined APEGA in March 2015.

Serving almost two years as the Director, Corporate Services, he was responsible for planning and providing proactive, transparent, accountable, cost effective Finance, Human Resources, Information Technology, and General Services support to APEGA and other stakeholders.

In January 2017, he moved to the Professional Practice portfolio, responsible for establishing, enforcing, and advising on standards of practice for the professions of engineering and geoscience across Alberta. Specifically, the Professional Practice Department provides administration and oversight in support of APEGA's Practice Review Board, its committees and subcommittees, for the following core functions:

  • Practice Standards and Guidelines
  • Individual and Permit Holder Practice Reviews, and
  • Continuing Professional Development (CPD)
Where

APEGA Edmonton Office
15th Floor, Scotia One
10060 Jasper Ave NW

Presenter

Pal Mann, CD, MDS, P. Eng.

Cost Free
Eligible PDH 2.5
Registration Deadline May 21, 2018

Register Now

13
June
2018

Permit to Practice Seminar

8:30 am - 11:30 am

This 2.5 hour seminar is on APEGA’s expectations for Permit Holders and Responsible Members.

Register by June 11, 2018

This 2.5 hour seminar is on APEGA’s expectations for Permit Holders and Responsible Members. Responsible Members must attend a Permit to Practice seminar within six months of being added as a Responsible Member, and then at least once every five years. 

This seminar covers:

  • Permit to Practice administration
  • How to create and maintain a professional practice management plan
  • The roles and responsibilities of a Responsible Member
  • APEGA’s discipline and enforcement process 

Presenter Biography  

Amit Banerjee, P.Eng., M.Eng.Amit Banerjee is APEGA's Deputy Director of Registration, based out of the Edmonton office. Prior to joining APEGA in June 2016, Amit spent over 15 years working for Alberta Environment and Alberta Energy Regulator, where his focus was on regulating industrial and municipal activities from an environmental perspective.

He holds an undergraduate degree in Chemical Engineering from India, and Masters level degrees in Environmental Engineering University of Manitoba and University of Alberta. In his free time, Amit volunteers for a number of community events.

Where

APEGA Calgary Office
2200 Scotia Centre
700 2nd Street SW

Presenter

Amit Banerjee, P.Eng. 

CostFree
Eligible PDH2.5
Registration DeadlineJune 11, 2018

Register Now

20
June
2018

Permit to Practice Seminar

8:30 am - 11:30 am

This 2.5 hour seminar is on APEGA’s expectations for Permit Holders and Responsible Members.

Register by June 18, 2018

This 2.5 hour seminar is on APEGA’s expectations for Permit Holders and Responsible Members. Responsible Members must attend a Permit to Practice seminar within six months of being added as a Responsible Member, and then at least once every five years. 

This seminar covers:

  • Permit to Practice administration
  • How to create and maintain a professional practice management plan
  • The roles and responsibilities of a Responsible Member
  • APEGA’s discipline and enforcement process

Presenter Biography  

DS (Pal) Mann, CD, MDS, P. Eng.Upon retiring from the Canadian Armed Forces after 33 years of service at the tactical, operational, and strategic levels as an Army Engineer Officer, Pal Mann, CD, MDS, P.Eng., joined APEGA in March 2015.

Serving almost two years as the Director, Corporate Services, he was responsible for planning and providing proactive, transparent, accountable, cost effective Finance, Human Resources, Information Technology, and General Services support to APEGA and other stakeholders.

In January 2017, he moved to the Professional Practice portfolio, responsible for establishing, enforcing, and advising on standards of practice for the professions of engineering and geoscience across Alberta. Specifically, the Professional Practice Department provides administration and oversight in support of APEGA's Practice Review Board, its committees and subcommittees, for the following core functions:

  • Practice Standards and Guidelines
  • Individual and Permit Holder Practice Reviews, and
  • Continuing Professional Development (CPD)
Where

APEGA Edmonton Office
15th Floor, Scotia One
10060 Jasper Ave NW

Presenter

Pal Mann, CD, MDS, P. Eng.

Cost Free
Eligible PDH 2.5
Registration Deadline June 18, 2018

Register Now