May 2014

APEGBC Sea To Sky Branch Peak of Excellence Award Dinner & Technical Presentation: "Vancouver Landfill Phase 3 West Closure and LFG System Upgrades"

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Date: Thursday, May 29, 2014
Time: 5:30 PM to 9:15 PM
Location: Cheers Restaurant, 125 East 2nd Street, North Vancouver, BC
Credit: 1.5 Informal Professional Development Hours (PDH)
Engineers and Geoscientists BC Member and EIT/GIT Regular Price: $40.00

Non-Member Price: $40.00

Student Member Price: $20.00
APEGBC Sea To Sky Branch Peak of Excellence Award Dinner & Technical Presentation: "Vancouver Landfill Phase 3 West Closure and LFG System Upgrades".

Please join is for an evening to celebrate the 2014 Peak of Excellence Award winner - Sperling Hansen Associates. The Vancouver Landfill – Phase 3 West Closure and LFG System Upgrades project is located in Delta at 5400, 72nd Street. The Landfill is owned and operated by the City of Vancouver  and serves a population of over 1,000,000 residents of Vancouver, Delta, Richmond, White Rock, University Endowment Lands and parts of Surrey, receiving approximately 1,200,000 tonnes of materials per year. The main goal of the Project was to maintain the facility in full compliance with federal, provincial and municipal regulations. The City required a specialized consultant to develop a Closure Plan and to provide strategy in the practice area of LFG management for the Phase 3 West of VLF.
Sperling Hansen Associates (SHA) and its specialized LFG consultant SCS Engineers were selected to complete the design, project management and QA/QC for this major landfill closure project. RF Binnie provided the contract administration and Hall Constructors substantially completed the project by October 2013, with final completion schedule for the summer of 2014.
The main aspects of the project included design and construction of:
  • A permanent capping system for approximately 5.4 Ha,
  • A stormwater retention pond with capacity in excess of 80,000 m3,
  • 17 gas extraction wells,
  • Over 7 km of gas pipes.
Sustainability highlights:
  • Storm water retention pond and site grading fills were achieved using 45,000 m3 of demolition waste, providing $1.6 Millions in extra revenue.
  • Approximately 18,000 m3 of recycled crushed concrete/asphalt (City’s curb & gutter and asphalt road grindings) replaced virgin aggregates. 
  • Incoming rubble from City’s projects was crushed on site and used for road base construction.
  • Waste residential wood was used for road construction purposes.

5:30 - 6:30 pm   Registration, Social Networking, Cash bar
6:30 - 6:45 pm   Announcements, Introductions
6:45 - 7:30 pm   Buffet Dinner
7:30 - 9:15 pm   Speakers’ Presentations, Questions & Answers, Closing

From Lead Consultant: Cris Ciuperca, P. Eng. - Sperling Hansen Associates
Cris started his career in Romania in 2002 as a civil engineer specialized in roads and infrastructure projects. Since 2007, he calls Vancouver home, where he had the opportunity to work with Associated Engineering and P.K. Read Engineering in a broad range of projects from water modeling to land development design and liquid waste management.
In 2010 he joined Sperling Hansen Associates, bringing his civil engineering and project management skills into the solid waste management filed. He worked on numerous projects across the Province such as Salmon Arm, Creston, Prince Rupert and Vancouver Landfill. He’s specialized in closure system design and implementation, roads and pump station design, slope stability modeling and settlement predictions.
From Client: Jerry Sobejko, P. Eng. - City of Vancouver
Educated in mechanical engineering at UBC, and obtaining a Masters of Engineering in the Electro-Mechanical option, Jerry Sobejko designed wood flaking equipment, geotechnical instrumentation, and even pasta machinery before joining the City of Vancouver in the equipment services division nine years ago.  Never minding to get his hands dirty, Jerry transferred to the Transfer & Landfill Operations and for the past six years worked as an engineer in charge of various capital projects, including Phase 2 and Phase 3 West Closures, and Phase 2 & Phase 1 West Landfill Gas Upgrades.  Jerry feels the wide variety of experience has served him well at the landfill, which is like a little City in itself. 
From Subcontractor: Ted Massart, Senior Project Engineer - SCS Engineers
Mr. Ted Massart began his career as a landfill gas technician in 1988.  Since that time he has dedicated his career to landfill engineering.  Mr. Massart has been employed with SCS since 1993 working on a wide range of landfill engineering assignments at over 200 landfills in the Western Canada, Pacific Northwest United States and internationally.  His work includes planning, design, permitting, construction, construction oversight, operations, maintenance, and environmental monitoring.  Mr. Massart has worked with private, public, and regulatory agencies on numerous issues regarding landfill compliance with provincial/state and federal regulations.  Mr. Massart’s experience with both landfills and landfill gas lends itself well to integration of all the environmental controls used at landfills.

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Registration: Please click on the 'Register' button below.
To help us predict our catering needs, please register by May 27, 2014.  Due to space limitations,  registration will be limited to the first 75 people that register online.

$40 each for members and guests who register on-line.
$45 each for members and guests who register at the door.
$25 for EIT or GIT’s who register online or at the door.
$20 for student members who register online or at the door.
Door registration available pending space.
Cash bar service will be available during social networking and dinner.

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