2021 APEGA Annual Report

Professional engineer Jim Montgomery was part of the team behind Edmonton’s new Walterdale Bridge, one of the most complex infrastructure projects in the city’s history. With its sleek lines and elegant curves, the bridge has become an iconic symbol of the city since its soaring twin arches were raised across the North Saskatchewan River five years ago. “Engineers are known as innovators. It’s about taking on more challenging projects, trying to do better, to make your community better, contributing, and pushing yourself to do things you haven’t done before.” – Jim Montgomery, P.Eng. Professional geoscientist David Hills and his colleagues designed Alberta’s first fully integrated and large-scale carbon capture, utilization, and storage project. CO₂ emissions from two industrial sites were collected and pumped permanently underground at the Clive oil field in central Alberta. At full capacity, the project can store 14.6 million tonnes of CO₂ per year, which is equal to taking about 2.6 million cars off the road. “We’re putting the carbon back where it came from and helping Alberta reduce its carbon footprint. We’re proving this technology works, that it’s economically viable and sustainable.” —David Hills, P.Geo. Dr. Zainab Syed, a professional engineer, helped design navigation software found in thousands of automobiles around the globe. The technology also enables emergency services in Canada and the United States to navigate and continuously track ambulances, police cars, and fire trucks. “Engineering is a vast area, and professionals understand the requirements for public safety in every single project and every step within the project.” – Dr. Zainab Syed, P.Eng.




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