Archive of: February, 2017
February 24, 2017
Call for nominations for the PEGNL Awards
The 2017 annual PEGNL Awards event is scheduled for June 16, 2017 at the Delta Hotel in St. John’s, NL. PEGNL is now seeking nominations for this year’s recipients. Please click HERE for further information on how you can nominate someone for an award.
Service NL Policy Changes for Building Design Review
Service NL, the branch of the provincial government that is responsible for Fire and Life Safety, has made a significant change to its policies for Building Plan Reviews which will affect some PEGNL-licenced engineers. The Department will now accept the stamp of either a Professional Engineer or Architect on building plans and National Building Code of Canada Plan Check Forms submitted to Service NL for approval. Previously Service NL was accepting submissions by Architects only. The changes to the Service NL National Building Code Form appear in Section 28 (General Notes and Requirements) - Items 2. and 4.
Engineers affected by this policy change are reminded that they are bound by the PEGNL Code of Ethics and by their general duty of public protection to always restrict their practice to within the limits of their own area of competence.
February 20, 2017
PEGNL regrets to note the passing of Dr. Angus Bruneau, P. Eng.
Dr. Bruneau was the founding Dean of the Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science at Memorial University. He introduced one of the first co-operative engineering education programs in Canada. Dr. Bruneau also founded C-CORE, a world-renowned research organization in remote sensing, ice engineering and geotechnical engineering.
After leaving Memorial, Dr. Bruneau founded Fortis Inc. in 1987, one of the top 15 power utilities in North America today. Dr. Bruneau served as its President & CEO from 1987 – 1996, and as Chairman of the Board of Directors from 1998 – 2006.
Dr. Bruneau was also an Officer of the Order of Canada, a Member of the Order of Newfoundland and Labrador, and the holder of honorary Doctorates from Memorial, Dalhousie University, and the University of Waterloo.
Dr. Bruneau was also a recipient of PEGNL’s highest award, The Award of Merit, and Engineers Canada’s highest distinction, the Gold Medal Award.
PEGNL extends its deepest condolences to the Bruneau family.
Notice of PEGNL Annual General Meeting and Conference
The PEGNL Annual General Meeting and Conference will take place on June 16, 2017 at the Delta Hotel and Conference Centre in St. John's, NL. Further information about the AGM & Conference will be provided in the coming months.
WISE NL Speaker Series: "Test Tubes, tents, & town halls" with Laura King, February 20, 2017 - (Click HERE for more information and to register)
BOMA's 8th Annual Real Estate Forum, deadline to register February 21, 2017 - (Click HERE for more information)
Newfoundland and Labrador Construction Association Ecovation Leaders 2017 one-day forum, March 31, 2017 at Sheraton Hotel - (Click HERE for more information)
Geological Survey Information Update - (Click HERE for information)