Welcome to the online presence for the Fredericton Branch of the Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of New Brunswick.
Part of our mission is to provide our members with technical and networking events. Our calendar has more information for the events we have finalized, as well as events provided by the broader engineering and geoscience community. Check it out:
The Faculty of Engineering is holding an Engineering Design Symposium on Wednesday, April 8th at the Fredericton Convention Centre. The event begins at 8:20 a.m. and ends at 5:00 p.m.
The purpose of the Symposium is to showcase the team designs of final year engineering students enrolled in all of our disciplinary capstone design courses. The Symposium will cover a broad range of topics that span the disciplines of Chemical Engineering, Civil Engineering, Electrical & Computer Engineering, Geological Engineering, Geodesy & Geomatics Engineering, Mechanical Engineering and Software Engineering. The Symposium will provide an opportunity to see, firsthand, the innovative design solutions of our students, to meet and engage with students, and to discover new and emerging technologies.
Everyone is invited to attend.
The Faculty of Engineering announces the Annual Dineen Lecture that will be held on Tuesday, March 22 at 7:00 pm in the Dineen Auditorium (C13) in Head Hall on the UNB Campus. Everyone is invited to attend. The speaker this year is Mr. Jeff Duda, a research ecologist with the U.S. Geological Survey’s Western Fisheries Research Center in Seattle, Washington. An abstract of his presentation follows.
Public Lecture — Dam removal on the Elwha River: Salmon, sediment, and the rebirth of a river
Dam removal has emerged as a common practice. In the United States, over 1,200 dams – most less than 10 m in height – have been removed from rivers for a variety of reasons, including economics, safety concerns and environmental benefits. A heyday of dam building in the middle of the 20th century coupled with a legacy of mill and other small dams over a hundred years old have created hundreds of thousands of dams that have fundamentally altered fluvial ecosystems in the U.S. and Canada; yet, this infrastructure is aging and society is and will continue to be faced with addressing tough decisions about the fate of aging dams. In particular, smaller dams that have outlived their usefulness are likely to continue coming down. But what about larger dams, which to date have been less commonly removed? After decades of debate, planning, and environmental impact studies, the largest dam removal project in U.S. history was conducted on the Elwha River in Washington State, USA, from 2011 to 2014. The story of this river, with rugged headwaters, protected wilderness, legendary and culturally important salmon runs, and two hydroelectric dams whose placement marshaled wholesale socioeconomic and ecological changes, has become an iconic saga of change, perseverance and renewal. The two dams blocked fish migrations and disrupted sediment transport for a century, disrupting the structure and function of the Elwha River. Removal of the 64-m and 32-m tall dams and the release of a large portion of the 21 million cubic meters of stored reservoir sediment, has provided a living laboratory to study the patterns, processes and outcomes of dam removal from multiple scientific perspectives. This presentation will provide a tour of what has been called a “Science Disneyland”, share progress on the rebirth of a river ecosystem, and place this project into a larger perspective of dam removals and river restoration in the 21st century.
The Faculty of Engineering presents the Engineering Design Symposium on Thursday, March 31st from 8:20 am – 5:00 pm at the Fredericton Convention Centre. The Symposium showcases team designs of final year engineering students in all of the disciplinary capstone design courses (approximately 300 students).
This will be an excellent opportunity to see the engineering design capability of our senior students and the potential that has been realized through four years of study at UNB.
Everyone is invited to attend.
The event will feature a showcase of final-year Engineering team design projects from Chemical, Civil, Electrical, Geological, Geomatics, Mechanical, Software and TME students.
37 Combat Engineer Regiment is the Canadian Army reserve engineer unit for both Fredericton and Newfoundland.
As part of Primary Reserve Open House Day, our Fredericton squadron, 1 Engineer Squadron, will be building a Medium Girder Bridge in the parking lot of Fredericton High School on Saturday 30 September, 2017. This is a fast erect, from one side launch sectional bridge strong enough to carry most armoured vehicles.
All local engineers are invited to see the build, which will be conducted several times during the day.