"A review of the past month and what's ahead!"
New ACEC Vision Created in Kananaskis.
Earlier this month, the ACEC Board of Directors met in Kananaskis Alberta for a Special Planning Session. The outcome of this meeting was a clear vision for ACEC, intended to bring the Association and its members into the forefront of today's society and well into the 21st century.
The Kananaskis Vision
PM Chrétien for increased Highway commitment.
With the release of a CD-rom presentation on the current state of Canada's National Highway System, created by the current government's Highway Caucus Committee, the question of highway safety and the level of the Prime Minister's commitment to its improvement has once again been brought to the forefront of discussion by ACEC.
In a letter addressed to the Prime Minister, Tim Page, President of ACEC, encouraged an "increased and accelerated investment in highways on a priority basis" by the Chrétien government.
"Our national road system was developed in the 1960's and is no longer capable of carrying the vehicular and commercial traffic of the early 21st Century. Furthermore, the Canadian highway system was built to saftey codes and engineering standards of the day. While the codes have been updated, the highway system has not been."
"Greater investment in highways today than committed up to now by your government will:
The Prime Minister was urged "to act now to eradicate Canada's $17 billion highways deficit during this decade, and provide our citizens with the means to achieve higher economic productivity through a safer, modern, National Highway system".
For more information please contact the ACEC National Office.
Bob Lorimer Nominated as New V.P. for FEPAC.
Bob Lorimer P. Eng., President of Lorimer and Associates and Past Chair of ACEC was recently elected Vice-President for FEPAC. The Panamerican Federation of Consultants is the international association that represents the Consulting industry throughout the Americas. As Vice-President, Bob is in-line to become the next President of FEPAC. Congratulations Bob!
Stantec will take home 2000 R&D 100 Award.
Stantec has been named recipient of the 2000 R&D 100 Award by R&D Magazine, for the invention of the Electric Furnace System Optimization Process, also know as EFSOP. This makes Stantec one of the first Canadian companies ever to win this prestigious award. The Stantec Goodfellow EFSOP technology is designed to optimize the steelmaking process and reduce contaminant emissions from electric arc furnaces, with the potential for significant energy savings and reduction of greenhouse gases. Stantec will be honoured at the international awards gala to be held in September at the Chicago Museum of Science & Industry.
2000 CCE/ACEC ENGINEERING AWARDS
Some of the areas awarded will be:
*Water Resources and Energy Production
*Natural Resources, Mining and Industrial
*Studies, Software and Special Projects
*Beaubien and Schreyer Awards
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