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November 12, 2014 Calgary Chapter Meeting sponsored by Ledcor

Kevin Noakes, President of SPED Calgary Chapter opened the SPED Calgary Chapter Member’s Meeting and Technical Presentation at 5.45 pm, held at Belfry Gastro House on Nov. 12th 2014. Thirty people attended the event and both of the Belfry presentation rooms were opened to provide comfortable seating and space for those present.

Welcoming all the members, Kevin emphasized that being members of SPED we are all ambassadors for SPED and should promote SPED at our work places. As SPED ambassadors our knowledge of piping design effects the face of SPED and he presented members with a “Piping Team task list” for their reference noting that continued training and upgrading is necessary to progress through various piping design roles.

Paul Bowers, SPED CC Director-at-Large, in collaboration with other SPED CC members, has been writing technical articles on behalf of SPED that have been published in the last 4 issues of BIC Magazine. Kevin invited all SPED members and their associates to write and submit Piping Design topics for submission to BIC Magazine.

Kevin provided an update of SPED Houston activities. Dow Chemicals joined SPED and is currently rotating a member on the Board of Directors of SPED. They will prepare new Piping Design videos for SPED distribution in 2015. As well the SPED website is currently in development and is not available but problems like re-certification payment receipt delay will be resolved quickly when it starts operating in 2015.

Ross Morrison, Business Relations Manager of Ledcor’s Industrial Division, assisted by Paul Bond, President, Pioneer Engineering, were introduced as the meeting’s featured technical presenters on the topic of “Construction technology for Oil sands development”.

Topics presented were:

  1. How LEDCOR proceeds from EPC engineering to fabrication and installation;
  2. Explanation of site capture and the related scopes LEDCOR offer;
  3. Workflow and interface with engineering;
  4. Innovations LEDCOR can provide on projects;
  5. Siding and transportation, highway corridors for modules in Alberta;
  6. Interactions, RFI’s how these are presented and resolved;
  7. SCM – current market pinch points with materials and engineering;
  8. Pipe line capabilities, services;
  9. Information on other LEDCOR construction divisions.

Ledcor treated all in attendance to their first round of drinks and, at an intermission half way through the presentation, to a generous amount of a variety of different pizzas. After a brief Question and Answer session, the meeting was adjourned at 8pm.

A PDU certificate of attendance (2 PDU`s) for this SPED event will be emailed to each person that signed- in. $120 was collected at the door from non-members for deposit in the SPED Calgary Chapter bank account.

In addition, during the meeting, Ross Morrison, LEDCOR, offered to become a SPED Corporate Member and to return in 2015 to sponsor another meeting and provide a more detailed technical presentation of site construction project work in the Oil Sands, brining with him a LEDCOR construction manager and construction engineer (date to be determined); Paul Bond, Pioneer Engineering, also offered to become a SPED Member and provide a technical presentation on stress analysis and support design for a SPED CC meeting in 2015 (date TBD); and Jay Roman & Irene Radcliffe, SPED members, from Cansel / Autodesk, offered to provide a technical presentation/demonstration of AutoCAD Plant 3D in 2015( date TBD). See you all there in 2015.


SPED Calgary Chapter

Unified Alloys Technical presentation

 April 30,2014 – Belfry Gastro House,Calgary


Present: Unified Alloys Officers

Darren Hansen,Chief Executive Officer,Unified Alloys

Ross Morrison,Business Development,Unified Alloys

Mike Desrochers,General Manager,Unified Alloys

Calgary SPED Officers

Kevin Noakes,PPD IV ,President,SPED Calgary Chapter

Paul Bowers,PPD IV                            Director-At-Large,SPED Calgary Chapter

Bir S. Khangura,PPD III                       Secretary,SPED Calgary Chapter


             41 people attended;29 members,4 former members,and 8 non members.

SPED Calgary Chapter President update:

SCC President Kevin Noakes opened the meeting at 5:45 pm by emphasising the need for members to renew their SCC membership annually and how to get required PDU’s to maintain their membership. SPED members should keep their contact info current so that the meeting attendance certificate can be emailed to them. SPED continues to provide incentives to members and will continue to terminate membership of expired members. Speaking about the upcoming SCC events,Kevin noted that SCC Director-at-large,Clearance Wynter,of AMEC Oil &Gas Canada,will provide a technical presentation about  requirements on construction sites for site piping technical support at the next SCC AGBM and that the next meeting will feature a Cadworx technical demonstration provided by CodeCAD in June with details to follow.

Featured Technical Presentation by Unified Alloys:

Ross Morrison and Mike Desrochers,Unified Alloys Senior Technical Sales Representatives and Darren Hansen,Unified Alloys CEO ,  provided the SPED Calgary Chapter with the featured technical presentation focused on Stainless and Alloy Steel.

Meeting Agenda:               1. Safety Moment

2. Unified Alloys overview

3. Stainless steel Basics

4. Chrome-Moly Alloy Basics

5. Piping &Instrumentation Components

6. Liquid Oxygen,Gaseous Oxygen and Cryogenic Materials


7. Cryogenic pipe supports,guides and anchors

8. Quality Control:Positive Material Identification

9. Handling &Storage of Stainless Steel

10. Corrosion Issues – Stainless Steel

11. Question Session

Safety Moment

Unified Alloys Chief Executive,Darren Hansen,provided the safety moment about planning and managing a road trip. The more planning you do in advance,the more likely you are to have a safe and successful journey.

Unified Alloys overview

Established in 1976,Unified Alloy is 100% Canadian,ISO 9001:2008 certified company. With strategic service and stocking locations across Canada,Unified Alloys provides Piping and Instrumentation Products and solutions and is a pre-qualified supplier for many resource owners and EPC companies.

Stainless Steel Basics 

Stainless steel,produced by using different concentrations of alloying elements,is known for relatively high strength,good corrosion resistance,and ductility. Stainless Steel has five different metallurgical structures (austenitic,ferritic,martensitic,precipitating hardening and duplex) each having different characteristics is created for different applications.

Stainless steel is created when the element of chromium is added at a min. of 10.5% to the iron and carbon.  Chromium produces a rapidly self-repairing invisible inert film also known as “passive layer” in the presence of oxygen as a thin layer of oxide that quickly repairs damage.

Chrome-Moly Alloy Basics

Chromium molybdenum alloy steel is an alloy steel intended for high temperature and high pressure services because of its strong resistance to rupturing at high temperatures and high pressures. It is mainly used in the power generation and petro-chemical industry because of its tensile strength,corrosion resistance,high temperature strength and resistance to cracking from hydrogen attack and hot sulfide corrosion cracking.

Piping &Instrumentation Components

Unified alloys supplies industrial tubing,fittings,valves,regulators,manifolds,double block &bleed valves,multitube/ pre-insulated bundle.

Double block and bleed:Double block and bleed valves come as Hi-Pro,Pro-block and Monoflange valves. Smaller footprint,improved safety,reduced labor &maintenance,reduced load &vibration in process,and integral (Tru-loc) connections are some of the features of double block and bleed valves.

Mono flange is much smaller and lighter. Hi-Pro has the option of NPT connections. Pro-Bloc has the option of using ball/ needle valves as well as sample probes.

Glycol Heat tracing

Glycol heat tracing system transfer heat by using a series of pipes in a closed loop circulation system. The heat trace tubing runs in a loop next to the pipe that requires heat and the transfer of heat takes place by movement of fluids. The different types of tubing manufactured by Unified Alloys are Temptube,Light Trace,Heavy Trace,Self-regulating low temperature heated bundles,continuous steam purge bundles.

The glycol heat tracing system consists of:

a)      Boilers to supply heat

b)      Heat exchanger from a main heat reservoir

c)      Circulating pump

d)      Expansion tank

e)      Specialty valves and controls

Liquid Oxygen,Gaseous Oxygen and Cryogenic Materials

Liquid Oxygen service:cannot be contained in carbon steel or low alloy steel but can be in stainless steel,copper and its alloy,nickel and its alloys,brass bronze,silicon alloys,monel,Inconel and beryllium.

Gaseous Oxygen materials:The austentic grades (300 series) of stainless steel have higher resistance to ignition than carbon steel,however,stainless steel,once ignited,burns more rapidly than carbon steel.

Cryogenic Materials:require suitable mechanical properties at transition temperatures. Stainless steel alloys 304/l and 316/l are commonly used having better thermal expansion and lower temperature properties than carbon steel,that cannot be used due to embitterment.

Cryogenic pipe supports,guides and anchors

When designing insulated pipe shoes,standard procedure is based on an analysis of load requirements and temperature details. Cryogenic pipe supports,guides and anchors are designed to minimize thermal conduction. Taking into account warm-up and cool down loads,piping flexibility analysis is necessary.  Expansion and contraction of material supports must be capable of accommodating movements. Also PTFE slide plates are used to minimize forces caused by friction.

Quality Control

At Unified Alloy,the evaluation process begins with the distribution and receipt of a completed Vendor Qualification Data Collection Form. The procurement department reviews the documentation and forwards it to the Quality department for further review and approval.

Minimum documentation includes:

• Evidence of an implemented Quality Management System

• Product accreditations such as ASME,ASTM,MSS,etc.

• Canadian Registration Number (CRN –when applicable)

• Company and product literature

• Sample Material Test Reports

• Samples of specific material

The initial order with a new vendor undergoes a stringent quality inspection,this may include,depending on the product:

• Positive Material Identification (PMI) NDE inspection

• Material Dimension Inspection (e.g.,thickness,ovality,length)

• Data and Documentation Review

Depending on the results of the inspection,the vendor is added to the Approved Vendors List or provided  a second trial order opportunity or rejected.

Handling &Storage of Stainless Steel

• Procedure SOP-007

• Requires separation of alloy and carbon products

• A Barrier protection on handling and storage equipment that may come in contact with alloy products

• No SS/A material stored directly on the ground

• Handling techniques &equipment employed to prevent injury to people and inadvertent product damage

• Alloy and carbon never shipped together in a crate

• Barrier protection between banding and pipe

• Mechanical damage (e.g.,scratches and gouges) can occur easily during handling if not guarded against.

• Mechanical damage will result in the passive oxide film being “punctured” leading to a possible lower resistance to the initiation of corrosion than the surrounding chemically passive surface.

• Carbon steel particles embedded into Stainless Steels that are not removed can lead to pitting corrosion.

Stainless Steel Corrosion Issues

Main causes of corrosion are:

• Saliferous / Brackish Water Environments

• Sour Gas Environment

• Surface Contamination

• Presence of Crevices

• Improper Alloy Selection

• Microbial Action

• Galvanic / mixing dissimilar materials

Types of corrosion:

• Pitting corrosion:a form of galvanic corrosion,in which chromium is dissolved and failures can occur. In the case where carbon steel contamination is not removed,galvanic corrosion can occur. The residual solution from the carbon steel “rusting” in the pit turns to FeCl3,which is corrosive to stainless steel.

• Stress corrosion cracking:Under the combined effects of stress and certain corrosive environments stainless steels can be subject to this very rapid and severe form of corrosion. The most damaging environment is a solution of chlorides in water,such as sea water,particularly at elevated temperatures.

Question Session

After the presentation a question session was opened for the audience. Darren Hansen and Ross Morrison answered interesting questions put to them by some of those attending the presentation.


Kevin Noakes,President of SPED Calgary Chapter,thanked Darren Hansen,Ross Morrison and Mike Desrochers for arranging the presentation for the SPED CC meeting and for all those who attended and adjourned the meeting at about 8:00 p.m.

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Nardei Fabricators Technical Presentation on Process Piping Shop Fabrication


Asking Bob about piping fabrication usually results in good questions. He is ++1 in my evaluation.

History of Nardei Fabricators: Bob Nardei P. Eng.,started the presentation providing a brief history of Nardei Fabricators Ltd. (Where Nardei Fabricators are located,when Nardei Fabricators located there and how and when Bob Nardei got involved with Nardei Fabricators)

Overview of Pipe fabrication process: Bob provided the SCC members with brief overview of  the pipe fabrication process.

  1. After getting a contract,based on the bidding Bill of Material,the shop either receives the bulk material from the client or purchases it through Nardei Fabricators or with the Client’s permission,the material used is taken from existing stock if it meets all the job specifications.

Nardei fabricators provide the client with detailed material reports at regular intervals through the job (making the client aware of any surplus or shortage of material).

  1. Client iso’s received are used to prepare Nardei’s custom shop spool dwgs. These dwgs provide all the required details for the fab shop floor.
  2. Based on the BOM from these spool dwgs the material is tagged and picked from the material yard and brought onto the fab shop floor.
  3. The material is given to the spool shop bench where the pipe fitter puts all the fitting together for the spool. At the shop bench the ends of pipe for fitting is prepared for welding.
  4. In assembly line fashion the fitted spool is then passed to the welding bench where it will be decided if that spool can be rotated or the welder has to move around the spool for weld up. Based on this the fabrication welding is planned.
  5. After the welding is done the welding is examined and inspected for flaws and cracks and corrected.

NDE extent and methods: Bob Nardei explained the quality assurance procedures after the welding is done and it is examined and inspected for flaws. For example,a finished spool is picked from one lot for a 5% specified x-ray examination by lot done by the same welder and inspected. If failed a 2nd spool is picked and inspected. If the 2nd piece passes the whole lot passes or otherwise the whole lot is examined for flaws. In the end   corrective action is taken to avoid further such errors.  The welding is examined and inspected for flaws by using the following methods:

  1. Volumetric Non Destructive Examination.  Volumetric examinations involve radiographic examinations (isotopes or x-rays),ultrasonic examinations and eddy current testing. (see Appendix 1 for technical details)
  1. Surface Non Destructive Examination.

Surface NDE examinations involve Magnetic Particle examination,Liquid Penetrant examination,Hardness examination,and Ferrite examination. (see Appendix 1 for technical details)

Positive Material Identification (PMI): PMI is carried out using a 45 kV x-ray tube which converts the information gathered and returned to the PMI unit into a chemical symbol for the different chemical elements contained within the steel and can also confirm what the steel is,for example:Zeron 100.  The advantage of this unit is that it is battery operated,hand held,making it extremely portable,leaves no arc strike on the part and this means that sealed areas can be tested without ill-effect. Swarf or filings can be tested without melting them into a block.

Welding Traceability: Each weld done by every welder is recorded and traced. In event of weld failure the Traceability record is used to determine the welder,location of weld and execute preventative measures to avoid any such situation in future.

Preparation of Shop spool dwg’s from client isometrics:  Client isometrics received from Clients are converted to Nardei Fabricators custom spool drawings that have direction, instructions,material specification for every weld,end prep details,and other specialised information for fabrication

Also discussed by Bob and Brian were:

  1. Materials Control in Shortage situations when due to schedule of project or availability of material there is a shortage of material that Nardei fabricators must control for;
  1. Using Fittings instead of branch welds;
  2. Module limits and temporary supports;
  3. Fabrication considerations such as the effects of holds and revisions on the fabrication spool dwgs and the fabrication process;
  4. Field weld locations;
  5. Spool loading,shipping,unloading and the shipping box;
  6. Shop welds “in position”;
  7. Module limits and temporary supports.

PROCAD Presentation:Zaia Abraham, President and Owner,Derrick Leung,Product Developer,PROCAD and Jacky Huynh,Product Presenter,of PROCAD provided a presentation to demonstrate SpoolCAD shop fabrication application software. This is a manually derived specification based spool fabrication Isometric shop drawing tool. The Team demonstrated all the features of the SpoolCAD software to produce Fabrication Isos ,tag the inline items,welds and produced shop fab. BOMs that can be edited as needed to suit any Fab Shop’s template.

Question Session:After the presentation a question session was opened for the audience and Bob answered some interesting questions,for example concerning HAZ considerations and minimum length pup piece determinants.


Kevin Noakes,thanked Bob Nardei,Brian Kargus,Derrick Leung,Jacky Huynh and Zaia Abraham for giving such an interesting,knowledgeable and detailed presentation on pipe shop fabrication. The meeting was adjourned at 8.30 p.m.

Appendix 1

1.  Radiographic examination:This method of weld testing makes use of X-rays,produced by an X-ray tube,or gamma rays,produced by a radioactive isotope.  The basic principle of radiographic inspection of welds is the same as that for medical radiography. Penetrating radiation is passed through a solid object,in this case a weld rather that part of the human body,onto a photographic film,resulting in an image of the object’s internal structure as deposited on the film.  Because the amount of energy absorbed by the object depends on its thickness and density,energy not absorbed by the object will cause its exposure on the radiographic film.  These areas will be dark when the film is developed.  Areas of the film exposed to less energy remain lighter.  Therefore,areas of the object where the thickness has been changed by discontinuities,such as porosity or cracks,will appear as dark outlines on the film.  Inclusions of low density,such as slag,will appear as dark areas on the film while inclusions of high density,such as tungsten,will appear as light areas.  All discontinuities are detected by viewing shape and variation in density of the processed film.

Radiographic testing can provide a permanent film record of weld quality that is relatively easy to interpret by trained personnel.  This type of testing method is usually suited to having access to both sides of the welded joint (with the exception of double wall signal image techniques used on some pipe work).  This is a slow and expensive method of non-destructive testing but it is a positive method for detecting porosity,inclusions,cracks,and voids in the interior of welds.  It is essential that qualified personnel conduct radiographic interpretation since false interpretation of radiographs can be expensive to deal with and can seriously interfere with assembly productivity.

There are safety considerations when conducting radiographic testing.  X-ray and gamma radiation exposure can have serious health and safety implications. Only suitably trained and qualified personnel should conduct this type of testing

2. Ultrasonic Testing (UT):This testing method,called the ultrasonic contact pulse reflection technique,makes use of mechanical vibrations similar to sound waves but of a higher frequency.  A beam of ultrasonic energy is directed into the object to be tested.  This beam travels through the object with insignificant loss,except when it is intercepted and reflected by a discontinuity.

This system uses a transducer that changes electrical energy into mechanical energy.  The transducer is excited by a high-frequency voltage,that causes a crystal to vibrate mechanically.  The crystal probe becomes the source of ultrasonic mechanical vibration.  These vibrations are transmitted into the test piece through a coupling fluid,usually a film of oil,called a couplant.  When the pulse of ultrasonic waves strikes a discontinuity in the test piece,it is reflected back to its point of origin.  This energy wave returns to the transducer.  The transducer now serves as a receiver for the reflected energy.  The initial signal or main bang,the returned echoes from the discontinuities,and the echo of the rear surface of the test piece are all displayed by a trace recorded on the screen of a cathode-ray oscilloscope.

The detection,location,and evaluation of discontinuities are possible because the velocity of sound through a given material is nearly constant,making distance measurement possible,and the relative amplitude of a reflected wave pulse is more or less proportional to the reflector size.

One of the most useful characteristics of ultrasonic testing is its ability to determine the exact position of a discontinuity in


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SPED Calgary Chapter Co-president Kevin Noakes and ENMAX Shepard Energy Centre Project Engineer Eduardo Perez arranged the SPED ENMAX Calgary Shepard Energy Centre Site Tour (II) on October 26,2013 at the construction site of the ENMAX Shepard Energy Centre,where we all met at the ENMAX Trailer,at 8:30 am. The focus of this SPED members’meeting featured a professional development technical presentation about the project commissioning,performance testing and the planning and protocol for the turnover of the completed and operational plant from KBV’s construction team to ENMAX.

SCC Member’s meeting highlights 

Kevin Noakes commented on SPED membership renewal as an issue of international proportion. There are about 900 certified  PPD SPED members internationally of which approximately 75% have not renewed their SPED membership/ Certification –a large portion are former SPED Calgary Chapter members. At the October 25th “SPED BOARD of Directors” meeting in Houston,the SPED Directors decided members who don’t renew their membership or fail to provide notice of their required annual continuing education,professional development unit (PDUs) hours (5) for certification continuance will lose their certification standing. SPED will no longer acknowledge former members certification information to inquiries.

SPED will begin issuing cards with a membership expiry date for each member on it. These are being prepared for all SPED members in order to remind us of SPED’s renewal requirement,and for entry to SPED sponsored events where membership is to be acknowledged. More details to come in November.

Spread Some AVEVA Holiday Cheer!

You are  cordially invited to attend AVEVA’s Customer Appreciation & Holiday Cheer Party 2013!  Please join us at NATIONAL Bowl (lower level at NATIONAL Beer Hall) to  celebrate the holiday season and help us spread some AVEVA holiday cheer!  We will provide an informal showcase of our exciting and eventful year in 2013 and offer attendees an opportunity to mix and mingle with industry colleagues…and of course score a few rounds of bowling.

Don’t wait –save the date and rsvp your attendance today!  https://www.cvent.com/events/aveva-calgary-industry-night-december/registration-1110b5c0743846a0a42a57cc1ebd0835.aspx?i=e79b895a-1f57-4fee-bb22-ef693258e93a

SPED Calgary at SAIT’s PPD Industry Night –August 2013

Only event photos for the time being.  Does anybody [cough]  Herman [cough]  want to do a write-up?  As usual, clicking on a photo will open a higher resolution version (possibly).  This time ‘The Kevin and Paul Show’ had big help in the form of Jacques De Fortier, one of our new Executives-at-Large.  Guess which SPED Calgary guy he might be.   Also, I’ve learned a good lesson: my big camera is much better, next time I’ll use it instead of this piece of crap  fine piece of Canon machinery.   At first glance, it looks to me like the SAIT fast track PPD program has hatched another fine batch.  You know, back in my day, we didn’t have all this new-fangled education and technology.  We had to live in a cardboard box, and then



















3D Piping Design Before Computers (Plastic Models)

In this brief story about plastic models and how they relate to piping design, I hope to piece together (pun unintended)  some of the bits of plasticinformation that I can find regarding the subject and show how “3D design” (or should I say, interpretation of 3D design)  in those days worked.

As a young man, I built scale plastic models like many others.  [insert personal story here]

Many people have contributed to this story, and they will be quoted and credited as is appropriate.  In some cases, information has been collected but has no attribution.  For these, I’d really like to find out the perpetrators originators.


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AVEVA World North America Day


Registration is Now Open!

North American User Day 2013

 November 14th, 2013

The Calgary Petroleum Club

AVEVA is pleased to announce the confirmed date and venue for the AVEVA World North America User Day.  This year’s event theme is ”Solutions for Lean Construction” and will focus on the significant role software technology plays in construction management from FEED through to Decommissioning.

The one day event will be hosted in two separate locations to accomodate our valued customers and industry colleagues located throughout North America and will provide a detailed, technical program complete with hands-on workshops.  Thursday, November 14th marks the date for the Calgary location!

The AVEVA World North America User Day is organized for engineers and designers who operate AVEVA software in Engineering, Procurement and Construction companies (EPCs) and Owner Operators (OO) in the plant industries.  The user day is intended to deliver product expertise that will expand technical knowledge and enhance skills, which can be applied in real-world environments.

Early Bird Registration Fee –CAN$125*

Delegate registration will include:

  • Full day event participation
  • Breakfast, Lunch and all Coffee Breaks
  • Mix &Mingle Networking Reception Post Event
  • 1/2 day Hands-on Workshop
  • All conference materials

*Workshops have limited space available and will be reserved on a first come, first serve basis.  Don’t wait – register your attendance today!

**Take Advantage of the Early Bird Registration Fee if completed before September 20th, 2013.  Full registration fee is CAN$200.

For more information on the AVEVA World North American User Day visit  www.avevaworld.com/naud-calgary



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Minutes of Meeting of SPED Calgary-1

Nota bene: Errata in PDF:  Jacques de Fortier is ‘Piping Design Group Lead for SNC-Lavalin Calgary office’, not ‘

Piping Department Training Manager, SNC-Lavalin’.  ’Rob’ should be spelled as, ’Robb’.


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SAIT PPD Industry Night on July 25,2013

PPD Industry Night Invitation

2013 AVEVA Canada-USA Training Schedule

Yahoo and Yeehaw SPED Members,

AVEVA invites SPED Calgary Chapter members to take advantage of PDMS training at exclusive prices.  The regular price for a full 5 day course is $2,995.00 CAD.   The cost for SPED Calgary Chapter members is at a discounted price of $500.00 CAD.

Student payment can be made by credit card.  But should you decide to pay by check it would need to be sent about a month in advance so that it will have time to clear.
To reserve your seat for training and arrange payment please phone the AVEVA Calgary reception line 587-233-0200 or send an email to: Pam Trovinger,  the Training Coordinator, at

800 Delaware Ave,
Suite 300
Wilmington, DE 19801 USA


Click the link below to view the full announcement:

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Notes From Dr. Beazley Regarding SPED Calgary’s First AGM

sped-calgary-agm_2013_034SPED Calgary’s first official Annual General Business Meeting (AGBM) was by
all accounts was a resounding success. Despite torrential rain in the city
leading up to the event, the turnout was, as expected,great and the venue
was standing room only. Three guest speakers were followed by announcement
of chapter ballot results. Aveva sponsored the meeting which was held at
The Belfry in downtown Calgary on 13 July 2013.

Steven Hamilton and Craig York, from AVEVA,gave a demonstration of the new
‘Everything 3D’product. T he presentation was followed by many questions and
comments from chapter members.

Bill Beazley,SPED Executive Director,spoke on the new changes to SPED
Bylaws and the new emphasis on Chapters. He praised the Calgary Chapter for
their many contributions to their members and the society at large.

Kevin Noakes announced the results of the Chapter Election. Kevin
introduced the new SPED Calgary executives:Jean-Marc Cloutier (Vice
President),Lauren Yun (Treasurer) and Bir Khangura (Secretary). Kevin
Noakes and Paul Bowers will continue functioning as co-Presidents.

Bruce Fraser of AMEC gave a great presentation about oil sands mining. The
attending members were very responsive to Bruce’s challenging questions.
Clearly,Calgary remains the center of excellence for Oil Sands Technology

A door prize drawing was held. Door prizes were a SPED coffee mug,a package
of plastic piping fittings from Plastruct,a hydrodynamic educational kit
from HomeScienceTools and an Apple Mac Mini Server.

Calgary Blog is being rebuilt

Your patience will be appreciated as we rebuild the site.

Opening Post

This is where your opening post goes

SPED Calgary Officers

Kevin Noakes, President
Paul Bowers, President
Jean-Marc Cloutier, Vice-President
Lauren Yun, Treasurer
Bir Khangoura, Secretary
Clarence Wynter, Executive-at-Large
Terri Robb, Executive-at-Large
Jacques de Fortier, Executive-at-Large


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