2012 Past Events

Thursday, December 13th, 2012
CITE National Initiatives
By Dr. Jeannette Montufar, P. Eng.

The December 2012 meeting of the ITE Manitoba Section will be held on Thursday, December 13th starting at 12 noon at the Round Table Steak House and Pub located at 800 Pembina Highway.  The cost for regular members and guests is $20.  The cost for students is $15.

Our presenter this month is Dr. Jeannette Montufar, P. Eng., of the University of Manitoba.  Dr. Montufar’s presentation is on CITE National Initiatives.

Dr. Montufar is a professional engineer registered in Manitoba and Alberta, and Associate Professor in Civil Engineering at the University of Manitoba.  She is also Principal of Montufar Group, a transportation consulting firm specializing in road safety and freight transportation. Dr. Montufar has done extensive work in the U.S. and Canada on projects dealing with road safety, freight transportation, the application of advanced technologies to commercial vehicle operations, truck size and weight policy, goods movement in urban areas, traffic information systems, and the automation of data collection systems. She has worked for the Battelle Memorial Institute in Columbus, Ohio; the Texas Transportation Institute in College Station, Texas; and the University of Michigan Transportation Research Institute in Ann Arbor, Michigan.

Dr. Montufar is the President of the Canadian Institute of Transportation Engineers.

Thursday, November 1st, 2012
ITE Manitoba Mingle at Finn’s

The 2012/2013 ITE Manitoba season will kick off on Thursday, November 1 with a special event.  As a way mingle with our members, as well as to say thank you to all the volunteers, sponsors, and supporters who helped make the 2012 CITE Conference such a success, ITE Manitoba will be hosting an after work event at Finn’s Pub at The Forks for all ITE Manitoba members.  Please join us for some appetizers and mingling – courtesy of ITE Manitoba.

Date:  Thursday, November 1
Time:  Starting at 4:00 pm
Location:  Finn’s Pub at The Forks
Note:  Appetizers and non-alcoholic beverages will be provided by ITE Manitoba.

We also want to remind everyone that we will be holding our bi-annual Executive election in December in order to find a new Treasurer.  The election is organized by the current Past-President, Kerra Mruss.  If you are interested in nominating yourself or someone else for this prestigious position, please email Kerra at mrussk@mmm.ca.

Thursday, May 10th, 2012
The ITE Manitoba mock-Traffic Bowl

Instead of our usual monthly lunch meeting, we will be doing something a little different for May.  On Thursday, May 10th, we will be holding a mock Traffic Bowl as a dry-run of the real Collegiate Traffic Bowl at the CITE conference here in Winnipeg later in May.  The Traffic Bowl is a Jeopardy-style quiz show that deals with all sorts of questions… er… answers about all things transportation.  The competitors at the CITE conference at the end of May will be students from various ITE student chapters all across Canada, but we need to hold a dry-run here first.

So on Thursday, May 10th, come watch the best and brightest (HA!) transportation engineers in Winnipeg battle it out!  It’s consultants vs. bureaucrats… all for the glory of testing out equipment to make sure it works for the real competition!

The smackdown will take place on Thursday, May 10th at 12 noon in the Event Centre in SmartPark at the UofM (map available here).  Please come witness the daring displays of athleticism trivia knowledge.  Citius, altius, geekius!  Competitors are strongly advised to take transit to the event, as the intense heated competition may render you unable to safely operate a motor vehicle.

The teams for the battle royal are…

The City of Winnipeg Dream(on) Team
(Luis Escobar, Michael Cantor, Jonathan Foord)
vs.
Stantec
(Brad Cook, Bob Kurylko, Wayne Byczek)
vs.
MMM Group
(David Patman, Sagar Onta, Ken Wimble)

The cost is $20 to attend or compete.  Pizza, veggie trays, drinks and dessert will be provided to all attendees and competitors.

Thursday, April 19th, 2012
Implementation of the Transportation Master Plan
Kenn Rosin, P. Eng. of the City of Winnipeg

The April 2012 meeting of the ITE Manitoba Section will be held on Thursday, April 19th starting at 12 noon at the Round Table Steak House and Pub located at 800 Pembina Highway.  The presentation, entitled Implementation of the Transportation Master Plan will be made by Kenn Rosin, P. Eng., of the City of Winnipeg.

The cost for regular members and guests is $20.  The cost for students is $15.


Thursday, March 29th, 2012
Kean Lew Memorial Student Paper Prize

The March 2012 meeting of the ITE Manitoba Section will be held on Wednesday, March 29th starting at 12 noon at the Round Table Steak House and Pub located at 800 Pembina Highway.  The presentation will be made by the three finalists for the Kean Lew Memorial Student Paper Prize.  All three presenters are engineering student at the University of Manitoba: Adam Budowski (BSc. student), Jane MacAngus (MSc. student) and Craig Milligan (PhD. student).

The cost for regular members and guests is $20.  The cost for students is $15.

Wednesday, February 14th, 2012
The Disraeli Bridges Project
By Rick Haldane-Wilsone, P. Eng. of Tetra-Tech

The February 2012 meeting of the ITE Manitoba Section will be held on Wednesday, February 14th starting at 12 noon at the Round Table Steak House and Pub located at 800 Pembina Highway.  The cost for regular members and guests is $20.  The cost for students is $15.

Our presenter this month is Rick Haldane-Wilsone, P. Eng. of Tetra Tech.  Rick’s presentation is on The Disraeli Bridges Project.  He will describe the process the project team went through and give an update on the bridge construction.

Rick Haldane-Wilsone is the Design Team Lead for the Plenary Roads Winnipeg Team, consisting of Plenary Group and PCL Constructors Canada Ltd.  Rick is responsible to coordinate and lead the design team through the design and construction of the Disraeli Bridges project.  The design team involves a number of sub-consultants such as Stantec, TREK, Dyregrov Robinson, and Bruce Harding.  The responsibilities of the team include undertaking the design, coordination with all utilities, preparing all IFC drawings, permitting, environmental monitoring, and construction quality assurance.  In total there will be approximately 500 drawings produced for this project and 100,000 hours of effort.

Rick is a University of Manitoba grad, from 1991, worked on his Masters until 1994, and has been practicing since with Wardrop, now Tetra Tech.  His technical experience is mainly structural engineering with the primary focus on bridges.  In addition to Disraeli, he has lead large transportation teams on projects such as the Circle Drive South project in Saskatoon, CCW pursuit, and theOsborne Street Bridge Replacement.

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