June 2016

Construction Engineering Tour and Branch AGM: Self Guided Exhibits, Live Demonstrations and VP Visit

Organized by the APEGBC Victoria Branch

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Date: Thursday, June 2, 2016
Time: 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Location: 173 & 169 Bellamy Link, Langford, BC
Presenter: Chris Bowness, P.Eng.,
Alair Homes and Bowca Engineering

Bob Stewart, P.Eng.
Vice President, APEGBC
Credit: 2 Informal Professional Development Hours (PDH)
Cost: $10.00
Join us for a Constructing Engineering tour to discover building science through self-guided exhibits and live demonstrations. Please see below for more information.

It’s a look, feel, and touch ‘science world’ type tour of the structural, mechanical, electrical and building envelope systems exposed in their install stage during construction. Guests will have the opportunity to meet and speak with designers, architects, engineers, equipment suppliers, trades and installers to learn from the various experts that all contribute to the creation of Alair’s award winning homes.

As well, APEGBC Vice President, Bob Stewart, P.Eng. will be attending to provide an update on APEGBC Council Initiatives and take your questions regarding current APEGBC affairs. 

After the tour there will be a brief Branch Annual General Meeting to provide members with a summary of past branch activities and upcoming plans for the following year. If you are interested in running for a formal position with the Branch Executive, or have any questions, please contact the branch at [email protected]


Chris Bowness, P.Eng.
Alair Homes and Bowca Engineering

Chris Bowness, P.Eng., P.E, is the general contractor of Alair Homes and the principal engineer of Bowca Engineering Co., specializing in building product performance evaluation of structural, building envelope, fire resistance, and mechanical properties of materials, assemblies, and designs. Before opening this firm, he worked as an engineering technician, project manager, general manager and vice president, serving at two different highly respected international construction materials research companies, Intertek Testing Services and QAI Laboratories. He holds professional engineering licenses in the Canadian Provinces of BC and Ontario, and the US States of Washington, California, and Florida; a graduate of the University of Victoria mechanical engineering program in 2001.

Bob Stewart, P.Eng.
Vice President, APEGBC

R.P. (Bob) Stewart, P.Eng., is the Principal Engineer in Electrical, Generation Engineering at BC Hydro. Previously, Mr. Stewart worked as divisional manager in various departments at BC Hydro, as well as senior maintenance and operations services manager at GM Shrum Generation Station. Mr. Stewart has volunteered with APEGBC in various capacities, including serving as an Experience Reviewer, Member and Assessor with the Competency-Based Application Assessment Team and as a member of the EIT Competency-Based Application Group.

Mr. Stewart earned his bachelor degree in electrical engineering from the University of British Columbia in 1981. He has received awards recognizing his work and community service, including the Bob Elton Safety by Design Award and the Ken Spafford Mentorship Award.


  • Please register for this event by May 25, 2016
  • If you you have any questions, please contact the Victoria Branch at [email protected]

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