Posts Categorized: News

Maintaining the Beast: Designing Safety into Amusement Park Rides Posted

Some tips on building and keeping up ultra-safe rides from the engineers who design them By Dr Michael Wrinch and Matt Keeler, August 2017 Note from the authors: A few weeks ago, we started working on an article about the general safe ride system design.  It was our intention to write something that would give… Read more »

Engineering Strategic Value Part 2 Business Transformation from a Project-Focused Enterprise to a Product-Focused Business: How to Make the Leap to Products Posted

How to Make the Leap to Products By: Dr. Michael WrinchFebruary 2017 Last week we discussed the limitations of project-based design and manufacturing. This week we will look at strategies to assist companies transform their operations to a product-focused business while still realizing significant benefits. FIG 1: Standardized Product Company The TransformationThis is the moment… Read more »

Solar Power in the News Posted

  Solar power is contributing to the world’s energy needs.  Our electrical engineering projects utilizing solar power, from planning, design and implementation in remote communities to large scale feasibility studies in international markets gives us a unique perspective. Renewable energy systems, done right,  can transform communities, industry and the lives of individuals. Here are a… Read more »

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IEEE Ethics in Science, Technology and Engineering Posted

  Attending the IEEE International Symposium on Ethics in Science, Technology, and Engineering? Michael Winch, President of APEGBC and Hedgehog Technologies Founder/President will kick off the conference with Opening Remarks.  Make sure you connect and say ‘hello’. The IEEE Symposium will be held at the Marriott Pinnacle in Vancouver, BC, Canada on May 13-14, 2016…. Read more »

Engineering Oversight: Are You Responsible? Posted

In the March / April  edition of Innovation, APEGBC’s official magazine, association President and  Hedgehog Principal,  Michael Wrinch  offers his thoughts on oversight in the engineering professions. “Offshoring and outsourcing of professional engineering and geoscience services are common in BC and Canada. Complex collaborations between companies with limited legal or financial liability for each other’s… Read more »