British Columbia, September 2012 — Martin Fandrich, PEng, of Bannerman Consultants has been elected to a two-year term as chair of the assembly of branch representatives of the Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of BC (APEGBC). Members in the Association are divided into 15 geographical branches. Branch functions include representing and promoting engineering to the general public, organising professional development opportunities, and facilitating communication between members and APEGBC council. Chairs and other representatives of all the branches meet together biannually to discuss common issues and establish common goals.
APEGBC governs the engineering and geoscience professions and ensures academic, experience and professional practice standards. By law only individuals licensed by APEGBC are permitted to undertake, and assume responsibility for, engineering and geoscience projects in the province of British Columbia.