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  • Making Links 2005 - APEGM
    Programs Electronic Seal Publications Act By Laws Code Practice Agreements Practice Guidelines Practice Notes Privacy Policy APEGM Policies Salary Surveys The Keystone Professional Career Opportunities Professional Development PD Events Online Registration CPD Program PD Opportunities Continuing Education Volunteer Opportunities APEGM Committees Council Council Minutes Nominations Online Voting Council Governance Policies Special Events Ingenium Making Links New Members Lunch Networking Event Members Website APEGM Foundation Awards Contact APEGM APEGM Staff Keystone Advertising Event Sponsorship Post a Job Making Links Engineering Classic 2005 Our first annual Making Links Engineering Classic MLEC was a success With your help we ll make this year s tournament even better Many of you will look back fondly on old Room 229 as the home base in your engineering education We sincerely hope that in the Spirit of Room 229 you will participate in MLEC 2005 and help raise money for the APEGM Design Studio in Room 229 of the new engineering complex Here through personal involvement the students will learn about engineering practice and grow in readiness for it Come out have fun and network with today s industry leaders Support APEGM s effort to enhance the education of Manitoba s future engineers Nurture the Spirit of Room 229 2005 MLEC Higlights Hole in One contest chance to win a Chrysler 300 Sale of Mulligans Kicks and Throws Silent auction Winnipeg Harvest charity giveaway As a golfer you will receive 2005 MLEC golf shirt Tee gift package Round of golf including cart use of driving range Lunch and 4 course dinner Chance to win exciting prizes Tax receipt for the net proceeds raised Organized by the Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of the Province of Manitoba in association with the University of Manitoba Faculty of Engineering with generous corporate support from Canad Inns Date Wednesday

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  • Making Links 2004 - APEGM
    connection 3 s a golf course By Building strong links between industry and higher education we can work together for the future of Manitoba A continued supply of highly skilled engineers is key to the continued success of our province APEGM is proud to support the establishment of the University of Manitoba s new Engineering and Information Technology Complex a facility which will help meet the growing demand for engineers and computer scientists in Manitoba and strengthen our industry through leading edge research and education Net proceeds are tax receiptable Organized by the Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of the Province of Manitoba in association with the University of Manitoba Faculty of Engineering with generous corporate support from Canad Inns A sneak peek at the 1st annual Making Links Engineering Classic Although it was a cool blustery day 112 golfers braved the elements to participate in the inaugural Making Links Engineering Classic held at the Elmhurst Golf Country Club on Wednesday August 18th This event organized by the APEGM Sports Committee in association with the University of Manitoba Faculty of Engineering raised approximately 10 750 to support the new Engineering Information Technology Complex currently under construction at the University of Manitoba In addition to the golf participants had an opportunity to see first hand some of the engineering projects that students participate in at the Faculty of Engineering Many thanks to the Society of Automotive Engineering SAE students who had a couple of their projects on display at the golf course for everyone to view The APEGM Sports Committee and the U of MB Faculty of Engineering would like to express our thanks to the many sponsors who assisted in making this event such a success In particular we would like to thank Canad Inns and their staff for

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  • By-Laws - APEGM Foundation Inc.
    130 of the Act 6 05 Quorum The quorum for the transaction of business at meetings of the members shall be a majority of members whose membership in the Corporation carries voting rights No business shall be transacted at any meeting unless the requisite quorum is present at the time of the transaction of such business If a quorum is not present at the time appointed for a meeting of members or within such reasonable time thereafter as the members present may determine the members present and entitled to vote may adjourn the meeting to a fixed time and place but may not transact any other business and the provisions of section 11 01 with regard to notice shall apply to such adjournment 6 06 Chairperson The members present at a meeting of members shall by resolution passed at the commencement of the meeting which may be introduced by any member present at the meeting choose a member present to be chairperson of the meeting 6 07 Votes to Govern At any meeting of members every question shall unless otherwise required by the articles or by laws or by law be determined by the majority of the votes cast on the question In case of an equality of votes either upon a show of hands or upon a ballot the chairperson of the meeting shall be entitled to a second or casting vote 6 08 Right to Vote At any meeting of members every person shall be entitled to vote who at the time of the taking of a vote or if there is a record date for voting at the close of business on such record date is entered in the membership register as a member of one or more classes of membership carrying the right to vote at such meeting 6 09 Proxies Every member entitled to vote at meetings of members may by means of a proxy appoint a proxy holder or one or more alternative proxy holders who shall be members of the Corporation to attend and act at the meeting in the manner and to the extent authorized by the proxy and with the authority conferred by the proxy A proxy shall be executed by the member or by the member s attorney authorized in writing A proxy is valid only at the meeting in respect of which it is given or any adjournment thereof A member may revoke a proxy in accordance with the provisions of the Act 6 10 Deposit of Proxies The directors may specify in a notice calling a meeting of members a time not exceeding 48 hours excluding Saturdays and holidays preceding the meeting or an adjournment thereof before which time proxies to be used at the meeting must be deposited with the Corporation or its agent 6 11 Form of Proxy An instrument appointing a proxy may be substantially in the following form The undersigned member of hereby appoints of whom failing of as the proxy of the undersigned to vote and act for the undersigned on behalf of the undersigned at the meeting of the members of the said corporation to be held on the day of 20 and at any adjournment thereof DATED the day of 20 Signature of Member 6 12 Show of Hands Subject to the provisions of the Act any question at a meeting of members shall be decided by a show of hands unless a ballot thereon is required or demanded as hereinafter provided Upon a show of hands every person who is present and entitled to vote shall have one 1 vote Whenever a vote by show of hands shall have been taken upon a question unless a ballot thereon is so required or demanded a declaration by the chairperson of the meeting that the vote upon the question has been carried or carried by a particular majority or not carried and an entry to that effect in the minutes of the meeting shall be prima facie evidence of the fact without proof of the number or proportion of the votes recorded in favour of or against any resolution or other proceeding in respect of the said question and the result of the vote so taken shall be the decision of the members upon the said question 6 13 Ballots On any question proposed for consideration at a meeting of members and whether or not a show of hands has been taken thereon any member or proxy holder entitled to vote at the meeting may require or demand a ballot A ballot so required or demanded shall be taken in such manner as the chairperson shall direct A requirement or demand for a ballot may be withdrawn at any time prior to the taking of the ballot If a ballot is taken each person present shall be entitled in respect of the membership which the person is entitled to vote at the meeting upon the question to that number of votes provided by the Act the articles or the by laws and the result of the ballot so taken shall be the decision of the members upon the said question 6 14 Adjournment The chairperson may with the consent of any meeting adjourn such meeting from time to time and if a meeting is adjourned for less than thirty days no notice of such adjournment need be given to the members If a meeting of members is adjourned by one or more adjournments for an aggregate of thirty days or more notice of the adjourned meeting shall be given in the same manner as for an original meeting Any business may be brought before or dealt with at any adjourned meeting which might have been brought before or dealt with at the original meeting in accordance with the notice calling the same 6 15 One Member Meeting If the Corporation has from time to time only one member or only one member carrying the right to vote the member present in person or by proxy constitutes a meeting 6 16 Meetings by Telephone If all the members consent a member may participate in a meeting of the members by means of such telephone or other communications facilities as permit all individuals participating in the meeting to hear each other simultaneously and instantaneously and a member participating in such a meeting by such means is deemed to be present at the meeting Any such consent shall be effective whether given before or after the meeting to which it relates and may be given with respect to all meetings of the members held while a member remains a member of the Corporation 6 17 Resolution in Writing A resolution in writing signed by all of the members entitled to vote thereon at a meeting of members is as valid as if it had been passed at a meeting of the members SECTION SEVEN Directors 7 01 Number of Directors Residency and Quorum The articles of the Corporation provide that the Corporation shall have a board consisting of a minimum of three and a maximum of ten directors Subject to subsection 100 4 of the Act a majority of the directors of the Corporation shall be residents of Canada The exact number of directors to form the board the Designated Number shall be determined from time to time by the directors of the Corporation entitled to vote at regular directors meetings A quorum of the board shall be five directors or a majority of the Designated Number of directors whichever is the lower number No business shall be transacted at a meeting unless a quorum is present and subject to subsection 100 4 a majority of the directors present are residents of Canada at the time of the transaction of such business Notwithstanding a vacancy among the directors a quorum of directors may exercise all the powers of the board 7 02 Qualification A director shall be a member of the Corporation shall be an individual at least eighteen years of age shall have the power under law to contract and shall have consented to act as a director of the Corporation 7 03 Election and Term The election of directors shall take place at each annual meeting of members and all directors then in office shall retire but if qualified shall be eligible for re election The election of directors shall be by ordinary resolution of the members If an election of the directors is not held at the proper time the incumbent directors shall continue in office until their successors are elected 7 04 Resignation of Directors Directors may resign by resignation in writing which shall be effective upon receipt thereof of the board 7 05 Termination of Directors A director shall cease to be a director of the Corporation upon death of the director by resignation in accordance with the by laws if at a special meeting of members a resolution to remove the director is passed by a majority of the votes cast at the special meeting provided that the director shall be granted the opportunity to be heard at such meeting if the director becomes bankrupt or suspends payment of debts generally or compounds with creditors or makes an authorized assignment or is declared insolvent if the director is found to be a mentally incompetent person or becomes of unsound mind upon ceasing to be a member of the Corporation 7 06 Term of Appointment Unless terminated earlier in accordance with the provisions hereof appointments to the board shall be for a one year term or for such other period as the members may otherwise decide in order to maintain continuity 7 07 Vacancies A quorum of the board may fill a vacancy in the board 7 08 Notice Meetings of the board may be called at any place within Manitoba upon 48 hours notice in writing or by telephone by either the President or any two officers or directors of the Corporation 7 09 Chairperson The President if such an officer has been appointed and is present or in his absence the Vice President failing whom the Secretary shall be the chairperson of any meetings of the board If no such officer is present at any meeting of the board the directors present shall choose one of their number to act as chairperson of such meeting 7 10 Voting at Meetings Each director is authorized to exercise one vote Questions arising in any meeting of directors shall be decided by a majority of votes Any officer of the Corporation including the President the Vice President and the Secretary at all directors meetings may move second or vote upon any resolution by law or any other matter or thing and may act in any matter whatsoever as if he were a director only and not an officer of the Corporation In case of an equality of votes the chairperson at the meeting shall have a second or casting vote 7 11 Meetings by Telephone If all the directors consent a director may participate in a meeting of the board by means of such telephone or other communications facilities as permit all individuals participating in the meeting to hear each other simultaneously and instantaneously and a director participating in such a meeting by such means is deemed to be present at the meeting Any such consent shall be effective whether given before or after the meeting to which it relates and may be given with respect to all meetings of the board held while a director holds office 7 12 Meeting of Board Without Notice For a meeting of the board at which a director fills a vacancy in the board no notice of such meeting shall be necessary to the new director or directors in order for the meeting to be duly constituted provided that a quorum of directors is present 7 13 Resolution in Lieu of Meeting A resolution in writing signed by all of the directors entitled to vote thereon at a meeting of directors is as valid as if it had been passed at a meeting of directors and is effective from the date specified in the resolution but that date shall not be prior to the date on which the first of the directors signed the resolution 7 14 Reimbursement of Expenses The directors shall be entitled to be reimbursed for travelling and other expenses properly incurred by them in attending meetings of the board or any committee thereof Nothing herein contained shall preclude any director from serving the Corporation in any other capacity and receiving remuneration therefor SECTION EIGHT Officers 8 01 Election or Appointment From time to time the board shall elect or appoint a President and may appoint such other officers including a Vice President Secretary Treasurer and such other officers as the board may determine An officer may but need not be a director and two or more offices may be held by the same person 8 02 President The President shall be the chief executive and operating officer of the Corporation and subject to the authority of the board shall have general supervision of the business of the Corporation and shall attend and be chairperson of all meetings of the board or committees of the board 8 03 Vice President The Vice President if any shall have all of the powers and authority and shall perform all of the duties of the President in the absence of disability or refusal to act of the President 8 04 Secretary The Secretary if any shall attend and be the secretary of all meetings of the board members and committees of the board and shall enter or cause to be entered in records kept for that purpose minutes of all proceedings thereat he shall give or cause to be given as and when instructed all notices to members directors officers auditors and members of committees of the board the Secretary shall be custodian of the stamp or mechanical device generally used for affixing the corporate seal of the Corporation if any and of all books papers records documents and instruments belonging to the Corporation except when some other officer or person has been appointed for that purpose 8 05 Treasurer The Treasurer if any shall have the care and custody of all of the funds and securities of the Corporation and shall deposit same in the name of the Corporation in such bank or banks or with such depository or depositories as the board may direct The Treasurer shall keep or cause to be kept the books of account and the accounting records required by the Act and at all reasonable times exhibit his books and accounts to any director of the Corporation upon application at the office of the Corporation during business hours The Treasurer shall sign or countersign such instruments as require his signature and shall perform all duties incident to his office or that are properly required of him by the board The Treasurer may be required to give such bond for the faithful performance of his duties as the board in their uncontrolled discretion may require but no director shall be liable for failure to require any bond or for the insufficiency of any bond or for any loss by reason of the failure of the Corporation to receive any indemnity thereby provided 8 06 Variation of Duties From time to time the board may vary add to or limit the powers and duties of any officer 8 07 Duties of officers may be delegated In case of the absence or inability to act of any officer of the Corporation or for any other reason that the board may deem sufficient the board may delegate all or any of the powers of such officer to any other officer or to any director for the period of time of such absence or inability to act 8 08 Term of Office The board may remove at its pleasure any officer of the Corporation without prejudice to any officer s rights under any employment contract Otherwise each officer elected or appointed by the board shall hold office until his successor is elected or appointed 8 09 Terms of Employment and Remuneration The terms of employment of officers elected or appointed by the board shall be settled by it from time to time 8 10 Agents and Attorneys The board shall have power from time to time to appoint agents or attorneys for the Corporation with such powers of management or otherwise including the power to sub delegate as may be thought fit SECTION NINE Protection of Directors Officers and Others 9 01 Indemnification of directors and officers The Corporation shall from time to time and at all times indemnify a director or officer of the Corporation a former director or officer of the Corporation or a person who acts or acted at the Corporation s request as a director or officer of a body corporate of which the Corporation is or was a shareholder or creditor and his heirs and legal representatives to the extent permitted by the Act 9 02 Indemnity of others The Corporation shall indemnify and save harmless any person who was or is a party or is threatened to be made a party to any threatened pending or completed action suit or proceeding whether civil criminal administrative or investigative other than an action by or in the right of the Corporation by reason of the fact that he is or was an employee or agent of the Corporation or is or was serving at the request of the Corporation as a director officer employee agent of or participant in another corporation partnership joint venture trust or other enterprise against expenses including legal fees judgements fines and any amount actually and reasonably incurred by him in connection with such action suit or proceeding if he acted honestly and in good faith with a view to the best interests of the

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  • Donations - APEGM Foundation Inc.
    Notes Privacy Policy APEGM Policies Salary Surveys The Keystone Professional Career Opportunities Professional Development PD Events Online Registration CPD Program PD Opportunities Continuing Education Volunteer Opportunities APEGM Committees Council Council Minutes Nominations Online Voting Council Governance Policies Special Events Ingenium Making Links New Members Lunch Networking Event Members Website APEGM Foundation Awards Contact APEGM APEGM Staff Keystone Advertising Event Sponsorship Post a Job APEGM Foundation Inc The APEGM Foundation Inc is a Registered Charitable Organization located in Winnipeg Manitoba Canada Home By Laws Projects Donations Donations The main purpose of the APEGM Foundation is to provide members of the Engineering and Geoscience professions and industries with an opportunity to support the education of engineering and geoscience students through financial assistance for capital acquisitions and improvements development and support of library facilities and facilitating the establishment of scholarships and bursaries In addition the Foundation may provide financial assistance to other charitable undertakings as determined by the board of directors of the Corporation To make these programs viable the Foundation needs your help The Foundation welcomes gifts bequests and legacies from individuals and corporations Any donations made to the APEGM Foundation Inc are deductible for income tax purposes Charitable receipts are issued for donations of 15 00 or more Donations may be made by downloading and completing the Donation Form and mailing it in with your payment or by using the convenient check off form included with your annual APEGM fee renewal Online Donation Planned Giving A planned gift can be defined as any gift of significant size made with forethought about the benefit to the charity and the financial implications to the donor and the donor s family Planned gifts can be either outright gifts of cash or gifts in kind such as securities real estate etc that can be used

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  • Awards History - APEGM
    Time Digital Simulator 1993 Motor Coach Industries The Economic Innovation and Technology Council 45 Foot Prototype Fully Accessible Intercity Coach 1992 Versatile Farm Equipment Operations Ford New Holland of Canada Ltd Bidirectional Agricultural Tractor 1992 Manitoba Safe T Base Breakaway Pole to Base Coupling Device 1991 Bristol Aerospace Limited Black Brant Sounding Rockets 1990 Atomic Energy of Canada Limited Underground Research Laboratory 1989 Wardrop MacLaren The City of Winnipeg North End Water Pollution Control Centre Secondary Process Expansion 1988 R Menon Red River Regional Water Supply System Top Champion of Engineering Education 2012 Harry Wall P Eng 2011 M G Ron Britton P Eng PhD 2010 D Arcy Phillips 2009 Ximena Muñoz Top Early Achievement Award 2012 Dawn Nedohin Macek P Eng 2011 Nelson Ferreira M Sc P Eng 2010 Luis Escobar P Eng 2009 Robyn L Taylor P Eng 2008 J Paliwal 2007 R R D Brodeur 2006 A S DeRaj 2005 J A Blatz 2004 E B Loewen 2003 W R Haldane Wilsone 2002 R G Rempel 2001 R L Hutchinson 1999 J R C Doering 1998 D M McCartney 1996 R S Read Top Honorary Life Membership 2012 Arnold Permut M Sc P Eng 2011 Douglas Gerald Chapman P Eng PhD 2010 Ramkrishna M Godse P Eng C R McBain R C Isaak R R Foster E Weiszmann D A Ennis D E Cross K A Buhr E W J Ted Clarke C E Anderson W M A McDonald G E Laliberte E Bridges A Baracos W D D Bud Christie G A Morris E Lexier R E Scouten L A Bateman W Saltzberg R A Johnson R Hood C R Bouskill E A Speers W R McQuade R H Russell W G McKay J W L Lewis K M Jardine G A DePauw W B Mackenzie T W Algeo W R Newton T E Weber R E Chant F A Jost J S Hicks L W Blackman C H Templeton W H Finnbogason J D Adam C P Wright A M Tallman R N Sharpe A H Pask M F Lupton A J Carlson W L Wardrop A G Moffatt S J Borgford G E McLure R T Harland M N Collison W D Hurst D S G Ross R S Williams J Hoogstraten J B Striowski E S Magill B Chappell T W Storey C V Antenbring A W Fosness J L Charles J W Sanger C S Landon W Youngman E P Fetherstonhaugh E V Caton E W M James W M Scott P Burke Gaffney C H Attwood G R Pratt M A Lyons Deceased Top Leadership Award 2012 Doug McNeil P Eng M Eng 2010 Marcia Friesen P Eng 2009 W M Bill McDermid P Eng 2008 M G Ron Britton 2007 MaryAnn Mihychuk 2006 Douglas W Ruth 2005 Lloyd R McGinnis 2004 Hon Dufferin Duff Roblin PC CC OM LLD 2003 Nick W Diakiw 2002 M N Sinha 2001 E Van Humbeck 2000 M West 1999 E Armit Top Technical Excellence

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  • Flood Protection - APEGM Heritage
    of Carman through a 9 8 km channel that exits into the Norquay Channel It has been very effective in flood prevention Ste Rose du Lac Following a 1975 flood from the Turtle River in Ste Rose du Lac a diking system was constructed through the town A flood in 1986 overtopped these dikes The dikes have since been upgraded to provide protection against a one in 100 year flood event The dikes were raised and sandbagging was necessary to protect Ste Rose du Lac in 2011 The Pas Area A series of dikes along the Saskatchewan River and Carrot River in the vicinity of The Pas has been constructed to protect agricultural and residential areas The Carrot River is located south of the Saskatchewan River flowing easterly It is generally about 10 km south of the Saskatchewan and joins that river just before it reaches The Pas The Carrot River has approximately 39 km of dikes The Salt Channel which protects the western boundary of the Carrot valley area has 34 km of dikes Together with the Pasquia River dikes they protect 57 000 hectares of farm and residential land Rock Lake Pelican Lake Controls Completed in 1991 the Pelican Lake Controls include a diversion channel from the Pembina River to Pelican Lake and control structures The diversion channel brings water to the lake to raise low lake levels and drains water from the lake to prevent high water levels providing improved regulation of water levels At Rock Lake a weir and an outlet channel to the Pembina River have been built along with dikes on the west side of the lake to protect farmland Assiniboine River Diking Systems Downstream of the Shellmouth Dam the reservoir formed by the dam the Lake of the Prairies extends into Saskatchewan the Assiniboine River meanders in the bottom of the deep river valley that was formed by the melting glaciers approximately 10 000 years ago The valley is subject to flooding when the Assiniboine River spills over its banks as happened in 1976 and in 1995 The Town of St Lazare 60 km downstream of the dam has been protected by a ring dike Further downstream at Brandon the Assiniboine flows in the deep valley on the north side of the City While most of the City is located on the higher elevations above the valley floodplain industrial commercial residential and recreational properties and facilities exist in the floodplain Most notable is the Brandon Flats area located on the south side of the river between First Street and 26th Street Prior to 2011 flood prone properties were protected to varying degrees but generally not against a 100 year flood East of Brandon the Assiniboine River breaks out of the glacial valley into the Assiniboine River delta east of the Manitoba escarpment and enters the flat remnants of Glacial Lake Agassiz East of the Portage Diversion and the City of Portage la Prairie to just east of Baie St Paul near St Francois Xavier there are 67 km of diked channel for a total of 134 km of dikes The dikes were first constructed in 1912 They were reinforced in 1950 and again following the 1997 flood They protect farmland farms and rural residences as well as the communities of Elie La Salle Sanford and Starbuck Souris River The Souris River begins in Saskatchewan runs south into North Dakota and returns to Manitoba joining the Assiniboine River near Treesbank In North Dakota the River passes through the City of Minot and many smaller centers In Manitoba the Souris passes through the towns of Melita Souris and Wawanesa Those Manitoba communities had dikes along the Souris before 2011 The Perfect Storm of 2011 Despite the pre and post 1987 measures with the events of 2011 we have come to realize that Manitoba is vulnerable to the impact of major flood events While the system performed well for the Red River Valley unusually high runoff on the Assiniboine and Souris Rivers exceptional rainfall in Saskatchewan and high water levels in Lake Manitoba and Lake St Martin converged to require emergency measures and caused devastation particularly on Lake Manitoba and Lake St Martin At Brandon to address the predictions made in February the City raised approximately 5 km of dike by about 0 6 m thought to be 0 3 m above the predictions for the 2011 spring flood But it far exceeded all expectations and required an enormous additional diking effort including the assistance of the Canadian Army The Assiniboine had several crests the largest had a flow of 37 100 cfs representing a 300 year flood While the dikes protected the low lying areas the risk of a breach required evacuation of the Flats area for several weeks and traffic was disrupted on the major access roads to the city East of Portage la Prairie where the design capacity was a flow of 18 500 cfs the dikes were at considerable risk and the Canadian Army was called upon to assist with strengthening and inspection Because of the softened condition of dikes due to persistent wet weather some sections were reinforced with sandbags delivered by helicopter Because the flow in the Assiniboine at Portage la Prairie was 52 400 cfs 34 500 beyond the downstream capacity the Portage Diversion was upgraded to divert a peak of 34 000 cfs to Lake Manitoba much beyond its 25 000 cfs design capacity The emergency over capacity flow required evacuations along the diversion for safety As another emergency measure to prevent overtopping of the dikes a breach in the south dike was made at the Hoop and Holler bend to release water toward the LaSalle River While only approximately 400 cfs were released the deliberate release and flooding of lands south of the river illustrate the grave concern along the Assiniboine between Portage la Prairie and Baie St Paul There were three crests on the Souris River the first on April 9 2011 Each time dikes were

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  • James Ave. Pumping Station - APEGM Heritage
    is divided into 2 gabled bays each having a crane running the length of the interior The engine floor is 5 5 m below grade and the six pumps are in a trench below this The pump suction and discharge header pipes are 600 mm diameter in duplicate all six pumps being connected to both pipes either being sufficient capacity for the whole plant The suction header is connected to a two compartment wet well The water was conducted to the wet well by a 900 mm wood stave intake pipe that extended 130 m from the well to deep water in the river where a stone ballasted crib was located In 1919 the station was connected to the new aqueduct a source preferable to the muddy water of the Red River Much of the equipment for the James Avenue Station was supplied by the Crossley Brothers of Manchester England The two brothers Francis 1839 97 and William J 1844 1911 set up in 1867 William concentrated on the business side Francis provided the engineering expertise The brothers were committed Christians and strictly teetotal They would refuse to supply their products to companies such as breweries of whom they did not approve One of their major contributions to manufacturing was the introduction of the assembly line The Crossley system even influenced Henry Ford who visited the plant at the turn of the 20th century The pumps are triplex double acting piston pumps The water was pumped into the mains at a pressure of 2 109 kpa 300 psi The pumps were supplied by W Jacks and Company of Glasgow The six 2 cylinder gas engines were built by Crossley Brothers of Manchester England The engines for the larger pumps were 402 kW 540 hp each and for the smaller pumps 186 kW 250 hp each Steam and electricity to power the pumps were out of the question due to high standby costs Standby costs for the gas engines were minimal Upon receipt of an alarm by telephone or fire box through the Central Fire Hall the pressure automatically increased Although the system consisted of a maze of valves motors and pumps all six pumps could be started and working to capacity in three and a half minutes from receiving a call The first of the pumping units was placed in service in November 1907 and the remaining units were completed by July 1 1908 when the whole plant was practically completed and the operation was taken over by the city Producer Gas System and Storage Tanks The gas producing plant was attached to the pumping station Coal or coke was heated in 4 boilers to produce a gas under pressure The gas was filtered cooled and piped to the gas storage tank east of the pumping station The plant had four massive Crossley type producers two 373 kW 500 hp and two 745 kW 1000 hp with the necessary platforms hoppers and piping The plant had an overload capacity of

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  • Manitoba Flood Control And Protection - APEGM Heritage
    1950 flood with provision for emergency raising of the dykes to contain the 1950 flood level This task was completed in 1951 52 Also following the 1950 flood studies were undertaken on methods of dealing with the floods and particularly floods of greater magnitude Despite The Government of Canada s reluctance to become involved federal engineers in the Department of Resources and Development conducted investigations that included a wide range of flood control and retention conservation measures The studies were conducted by Manitoba Water Resources the Prairie Farm Rehabilitation Administration PFRA the City of Winnipeg and rural municipalities and included public participation The studies resulted in the Red River Basin Investigation Report a nine volume document detailing engineering investigations into flooding and flood control The engineers recommended three major schemes as worthy of support a detention basin at Ste Agathe formed by a 40 km dyke across the Red River Valley a diversion of the Assiniboine River from Portage La Prairie to Lake Manitoba and the Greater Winnipeg Floodway Channel improvements through Lister Rapids were rejected as being ineffective and dyking was considered to be hazardous and also ineffective The report had no economic evaluation or social analysis This shortfall led to criticism and inaction as there were no indications of the cost benefit ratios of the schemes that people needed to know to help them make decisions No permanent flood protection was implemented until a narrowly averted flood threat in 1956 After that the Provincial Government led by Premier Douglas Campbell established the Royal Commission on Flood Cost Benefits to evaluate a range of flood protection schemes Cost benefit analysis was an economic tool not well developed in Canada The U S Army Corps of Engineers had established a procedure since the 1930 s It was published in 1950 by the U S Federal Inter Agency River Basin Committee A controversy ensued over the engagement of Canadian consultants or the U S Army Corps of Engineers to perform the analysis St Vital engineer V L Dutton wrote to the subcommittee formed for the study objecting to employing the U S Army Corps of Engineers It suggested no one in Canada was competent and only encouraged young Canadian engineers to head south he said In the end the Province appointed Carson H Templeton P Eng formerly of the Dyking Board and founder of Templeton Engineering Company and a small team of economists headed by University of Manitoba economist Clarence Barber The Commission evaluated traditional structural approaches such as channel improvements increased dyking systems detention reservoirs and also the more radical proposal the diversion of floodwaters around Winnipeg Two innovative aspects of the damages calculations were the categories of loss of income and extra costs that were typically neglected by many cost benefit studies of the time and not included in the U S Federal Inter Agency publication The report was completed in December 1958 It was heralded as the first comprehensive benefit cost analysis of a major project in Canada

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