INNOVATION January-February 2014

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Solar Power – Technology and Design February 24, 2014 – Burnaby, BC

This session discusses the causes and types of claims, the procedures by owners and contractors to avoid claims, and

Call for Presenters Are you an expert in your field who would like to contribute to the future of engineering and geoscience? APEGBC is actively seeking members to present on a variety of topics. For more information, please visit APEGBC Online Learning Centre The Online Learning Centre features audio recordings of previously held APEGBC seminars, synchronized with PowerPoint.New sessions will be added thorough the year. Visit Online-and-Distance-Education for a complete listing of sessions available. contaminant sources are characterized, how to determine the contaminant specific mobility in the environment based on inherent physical and chemical properties, their release mechanism to the environment, and ultimately their migration pathway and fate in the environment. motor control components, motors, generators and basic control. Participants will also learn about a ‘holistic’ approach to the application and interrelationship of these water and wastewater handling components. FEM and CFD – Engineering Modeling Methods March 31, 2014 – Burnaby, BC The fundamentals and applications of two engineering computational methods, Finite-Element and Finite- Volume will be explained. Applications of these methods of engineering analysis will be discussed with a presentation of examples for solid, fluid, and heat transfer cases. Reliability Evaluation of Electric Power Systems April 2 & 3, 2014 – Richmond, BC This seminar will introduce some of the basic probability concepts used in the reliability assessment of electric power systems and then focus on the reliability evaluation of generation, transmission, and distribution systems. The utilization of both analytical techniques and Monte Carlo simulation will be presented. The seminar will also illustrate the extension of conventional reliability indices to value-based reliability assessment incorporating customer interruption costs. Evaluating the Fate and Transport of Contaminants in Groundwater in the Environment April 8, 2014 – Vancouver, BC This session will cover how potential and/or known

Technologies for converting solar energy into other useful forms of energy will be explained.The solar energy potential in BC and Canada and the future of this technology, with emphasis on Photovoltaic/PV, will be discussed. Participants will learn about solar energy system, components, potentials, and design. Applied Groundwater Flow and Solute Transport Modelling February 25 - 28, 2014 – Vancouver, BC This course goes beyond the introductory topics and provides advice on how to choose appropriate parameter distributions and model boundaries to develop defensible models of the groundwater system. Attendees will gain a more complete understanding of the integration of GIS andVisual MODFLOW for the development of groundwater models and presentation of results. Leadership, Problem Solving, and Decision-making March 4 & 5, 2014 – Vancouver, BC This course presents a leadership approach that combines individual strengths with team processes in order to make timely, effective decisions.The result is a leadership culture that continually improves its decision-making and problem- solving skills. Practical Intellectual Property Strategies for Engineers and Geoscientists March 5, 2014 – Vancouver, BC or via webcast This seminar will delve into the practical details of managing intellectual property (IP), focusing on the ownership of IP, mitigating IP-related risk, and acquiring and using IP, with a focus on trademarks, copyright, patents, and trade secrets. Participants will learn how to recognize and resolve ownership issues regarding intellectual property between employees, subcontractors, and clients. Meeting the Client’s Needs – Environmental Social and Economic Criteria March 7, 2014 – Vancouver, BC This workshop is designed to break down the barriers that are preventing the construction of state of the art sustainable infrastructure. Participants will learn how to identify best practices, communicate the values effectively, and leverage the procurement decision-making process to facilitate these opportunities. Project Claims and Disputes and TeamBuilding on Engineering and Construction Projects March 10, 2014 – Richmond, BC Morning session: Contract Claims and Disputes

the methods to quantify and resolve claims. Afternoon session: Team Building and Partnering

This session attempts to create an environment where trust and teamwork prevent disputes, foster a cooperative bond to everyone’s benefit, and facilitate the completion of a successful project.

Building Productive Relationships March 12, 2014 – Vancouver, BC

This course helps iterate that strengths, when used effectively, can improve relationships. Understanding yourself and others will help you change difficult relationships into productive relationships.You will learn the necessary tools to build and sustain effective relationships— not only with people that are easy to get along with, but also with those you may think of as“difficult”. Microsoft One Note: A Great Way to Manage Time and Information March 13, 2014 – Vancouver, BC More than just another file manager, OneNote keeps essential information at your fingertips, reducing time spent searching through e-mails, sticky notes, file folders, etc. Stop spinning your wheels, looking for information. Contract Administration and Contractual Issues for Engineering and Construction Projects March 17, 2014 – Richmond, BC This sessionwill cover legal and contractual issues related to the effectivemanagement and administration of construction projects. It focuses on the roles and responsibilities of the project managers to contractors and suppliers and provides project managers with an understanding of the practical implications of legal precedents, thereby improving the ability tomake better decisions. Wind Power – Technology and Design March 24, 2014 – Burnaby, BC Technologies for converting wind energy to other useful forms of energy will be explained.The wind energy potential in BC and Canada and the future of this technology will be discussed. Participants will learn about wind energy system, components, potentials, and design. Fundamentals of Pumps, Valves, Piping and Electrical from a Municipal Design Perspective March 25, 2014 – Vancouver, BC This seminar provides an understanding of the fundamentals and terminology applicable to positive displacement and centrifugal pumps, conventional and automatic valves, piping and fittings, basic electrical,

For a complete listing of events or for more information, visit or contact APEGBC Professional Development at 604.430.8035 or 1.888.430.8035.


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