November 2014

APEGBC Burnaby/New West Branch Breakfast Seminar: "Ruskin Dam Case Study/Capital Works"

Status: Advanced registration is now closed or the event is sold out. For space availability please contact [email protected] Thank you.
Date: Thursday, November 13, 2014
Time: 7:30-8:00 AM  Breakfast and Networking
8:00-8:45 AM  Presentation
8:45-9:00 AM  Questions and Closing
Location: BC Hydro Edmonds Auditorium, 6911 Southpoint Drive, Burnaby, BC
(The building is accessible from Edmonds Skytrain Station. Free street parking is available on 20th Street and Station Hill Drive, and pay parking is available under the building).
Presenter: Boyd Mason, P.Eng.
Boyd Mason is a professional engineer and project management professional with over 25 years of leadership, project management, mechanical and process engineering, and operational experience in the electrical energy, oil and gas, chemical, pulp and paper, and manufacturing industries.
Boyd currently works for BC Hydro, a Provincial Crown Corporation that owns and operates 12,000 megawatts of generating capacity, over 19,000 km of transmission lines and over 58,000 km of distribution lines. His current role as senior project manager includes management of the Ruskin Dam and Powerhouse Upgrade Project, a $748 million refurbishment and upgrade of an 80 year old power plant and dam located in the District of Mission. Past employers include Duke Energy, Westcoast Energy and VECO.
Credit: 1 Informal Professional Development Hours (PDH)
Cost: $25 (includes breakfast)
Note: Please note that online registration closes Nov. 7, 2014. For space availability please contact [email protected] Thank you.
APEGBC Burnaby/New West Branch Breakfast Seminar "Key Tips in Implementing Major Capital Works in Existing Operating Facilities: Case Study - The Ruskin Dam and Powerhouse Upgrade Project".

A short description of the project:
Ruskin: Why it's important
An aging facility needs an upgrade. Built in the 1930s, most of the equipment in the Ruskin Powerhouse is becoming increasingly unreliable. Modern equipment will be more reliable and more efficient. The facility can also benefit from years of learning about safety and how dams perform under all conditions, including earthquakes.
The upgrade will:
  • Make the dam safer and better able to withstand a severe earthquake.
  • Increase the reliability and efficiency of the facility.
  • Ensure better flow control, water spill prevention, and improved oil containment.
  • Create a two-lane road and pedestrian walkway over the dam.
  • Restore the heritage façade of the powerhouse building.

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