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JAMAICA INSTITUTION OF ENGINEERS

THE ∫NTEGRAL

Port Royal welcomed its first cruise ship in January 2020, The Marella Discovery 2, as it docks at the SeaWalk, Jamaica’s first floating pier system

“Reaffirming Engineers Importance to Jamaica’s Development”

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INSIDE THE ∫NTEGRAL PG. 2 President’s Address

PG. 3 Introducing the 2019/2020 JIE Council Members

PG. 6 Engineers Week 2018

PG. 11 And Award Goes To...

PG. 16 JP Morgan - A true pioneer in utilities regulation

PG. 18 JIE Out and About

PG. 20 Building Stronger Institutions for Economic Growth through Volunteerism

PG. 22 Upcoming Events

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PRESIDENT’S ADDRESS As we resume our JIE newsletter, it is the JIE Council’s hope that with this additional method of communication we are able to strengthen the dialogue among the engineering fraternity in Jamaica. Under the theme for 2019-2020 “Reaffirming Engineers Importance to Jamaica’s Development”, JIE plans to highlight and honour the contribution of Jamaican Engineers, who in many instances are industry builders and make significant and tangible contributions to the island’s development, daily. They will be supported in their efforts to continue being a contributor to Jamaica’s development. The year 2020 should see Engineers in Jamaica becoming more visible in ensuring that Jamaicans understand and appreciate the role of Jamaican Engineers to help the country’s development. Our Annual Awards Dinner saw us honoring Engr. Wayne Godfrey Reid, an engineer who has helped to shape the Jamaica landscape from an engineering innovation, and technology stand point. We also honoured companies such as Seprod, Red Stripe, NWA, NWC and JPS, which have utilized our engineering skills to become industry leaders in Jamaica and have made major contributions to Jamaica’s Development. These companies have employed engineers whose work and impact have not only contributed to Jamaica but the world at large and assisted in strengthening the Engineering discipline. It is my hope that this year Jamaicans come to appreciate the impact that you, the Engineers have made on the Jamaican landscape that has allowed it to grow. JAMAICA

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Introducing the Jamaica Institution of Engineers Council Members (2019/2020)

PRESIDENT Natalie Sparkes, PE

IMMEDIATE PAST PRESIDENT Christopher Hamilton, PE

PRESIDENT ELECT Glaister Ricketts, PE, JP

Natalie Sparkes is a graduate of the University of the West Indies (UWI), St. Augustine with a B.Sc. in Chemical and Processing Engineering. She also holds M.B.A from the Manchester Business School majoring in Engineering Management and is a Certified Project Manager and a licenced Engineer.

Christopher Hamilton is a registered Professional Civil Engineer with over 20 years of experience in marine and civil infrastructure development He has a BSc from the UWI, St Augustine and an Executive MBA from the University of New Orleans. He has been employed at the Port Authority of Jamaica since 2002 and is currently an Assistant Vice President/Project Manager in the Engineering and Port Development Division.

Glaister Ricketts has over 30 years of experience as a Mechanical Engineer, 15 of which were spent at Petrojam Limited. In 2003, he founded GAR Engineering Company Limited which provides mechanical engineering services. He holds an Executive MBA from UWI, Mona, and a BSc. (Hons), in Mechanical Engineering from UWI, St. Augustine. Glaister was appointed to the Professional Engineer’s Registration Board (PERB) in June 2018 and serves as the Registration Act Enforcement Committee Chairman.

VICE PRESIDENT (Marketing and Publications) Melissa Townsend, PE

VICE PRESIDENT (Engineering Affairs) Christopher Udeagha, PE

VICE PRESIDENT (Education and Partnership) Steve Johnson, PE

Melissa Townsend, PE is a Project Engineer at the National Water Commission and is interested in alleviating Jamaica’s various challenges between the built and natural environment. She holds a BSc. in Civil with Environmental Engineering from UWI, St. Augustine. Melissa was also awarded a Chevening Scholarship to pursue a MSc in Civil Engineering from the University of Southampton, UK.

Christopher Udeagha, PE is a Senior Lecturer at the University of Technology (UTech), Jamaica. He is a holder of a B.Eng. in Electrical & Electronic Engineering Technology and an MBA, both from Federal University of Technology, Nigeria.

Steve Johnson, is a mechanical engineering UTech graduate with an associate degree from Caribbean Maritime University. He has over 25 years of experience in the local manufacturing, power generation, petroleum and construction sectors. He has also worked as technical advisor to power plants in the eastern Caribbean. He is presently employed as a Mechanical Project Engineer since 2012 at Quality Plus Contracting Co Ltd .

She is a Toastmaster and is currently the Production Manager at Jamalco.

He also completed a Certificate Deutsch as Foreign Language (ZDaf) and holds an MSc in Digital Technology, from UWI. He is also a Senior Member of IEEE Jamaica Section.

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HONORARY TREASURER Oneil Josephs, PE

HONORARY SECRETARY Shauna-Kaye East, PE, CMRP, EMIT

CIVIL DIVISION CHAIR Norman Tai, PE

Oneil Josephs is a Lecturer and Programme Director for the Industrial Engineering programme at the University of Technology, Jamaica (UTech). He also heads the department’s Lean Enterprise Research Group. Mr. Josephs is a graduate of the University of Nottingham, UK where he completed his MSc in Manufacturing Systems as a proud recipient of the prestigious Chevening Scholarship.

Shauna-Kaye East graduated from UTech with a BEng in Mechanical Engineering. She is currently employed as a Senior Reliability Engineer at Jamalco. Her passion is for Design Engineering and Engineering Project Management. She has spearheaded several successful engineering projects in her short career, and looks forward to further contribution whilst developing our great nation through the Profession of Engineering.

Norman Tai is a Transportation Planning

He is also Board Director for the Society of Caribbean Industrial Engineers based in Trinidad and Tobago.

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ELECTRICAL DIVISION CHAIR Rupert James, PE

MEHANICAL DIVISION CHAIR Kevin Henry, PE

AERONAUTICAL, AGRICULTURE, INDUSTRY & CHEMICAL DIVISION (AAIC) CHAIR Nickoe Boothe Thompson, PE

Mr. Rupert James has over 25 years of experience of providing leadership in the maintenance of electro-mechanical systems and holds a BEng in Electrical Engineering from UTech, Jamaica. He is a Certified Lead Auditor for OSHA 18000 for Occupational Health & Safety Management Systems. Currently, Mr. James is the Facilities Manager at the Port Authority of Jamaica with responsibility for Maintenance of all the Port Authority assets and designs and construction of electro-mechanical systems for new facilities.

Kevin Henry, became a graduate member of JIE in 2014 and was awarded member of the year for 2015-2016. Kevin earned a BEng in Mechanical Engineering from UTech. After graduation, he began his career as Junior Engineer in the HVAC Industry where he has over 9 years experience and is presently a Senior Engineer. Kevin attained a Master’s Degree in Engineering management from Florida International University and is also a certified energy manager by the Association of Energy Engineers.

Nickoe Boothe Thompson presently works at the Jamaica National Agency for Accreditation (JANAAC) as Accreditation Manager and Training Coordinator. She has a Diploma in Chemical Technology and BEng in Chemical Engineering from UTech. She has held various positions in the industry such as Work Chemist, Quality Assurance Coordinator and Environmental Analyst. She also earned a Master’s Degree in Occupational and Environmental Health and Safety. She has gained international experience from working as the Safety Coordinator with both Tesicnor and Actavo.

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WESTERN CHAPTER REPRESENTATIVE Neville L. McFarlane, PE

CENTRAL CHAPTER REPRESENTATIVE Peta-Gaye Beadle, JP

Neville L. McFarlane is a Certified Lean

Peta-Gaye Beadle holds a BEng in Chemical Engineering from UTEch and an MBA from the Herriot Watt University, Edinburgh Business School.

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ORDINARY MEMBER Sahlu Baker

She is currently an Engineer at the National Water Commission. She is also a Child Diversion Mentor, Executive Member of the DeCateret College PTA, and a member of the Lay Magistrate Association of Jamaica, Manchester Chapter

Currently lecturing at UTech and working as an engineering consultant, Sahlu Baker has been recognized in the areas of Biofuels, Water and Wastewater Management and Waste Management. Sahlu holds a BEng. and MPhil. in Chemical Engineering. Sahlu believes in sustainable development and protection of Jamaica’s natural resources through the application sound engineering principles, and the betterment of our nation through the development of the minds of the younger generation.

GRADUATE MEMBER Kellesia Ebanks, PE

GRADUATE MEMBER Dwayne Coley

Kellesia Ebanks is a Certified Professional Mechanical Engineer who specializes in the Building Service and Energy Engineering Field. She works as an Engineered Solutions Manager at Denn Dock & Company Ltd. She is a Graduate of the UWI, Mona and Brunel University London where she achieved her Masters as a Chevening Scholar. As a youth leader in the sciences and the theater arts, Kellesia received the prominent Prime minister Youth award for leadership in 2018.

Dwayne Coley is an experienced Mechanical Engineer with adept knowledge in project management, instrumentation and energy management. He has over 9 years experience within the engineering field spanning between the tourism industry and manufacturing. Dwayne is a graduate of the Caribbean Maritime University with a BEng. Industrial Systems Engineering and currently works as a Plant Engineer at Berger Paint Jamaica Limited

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JIE ENGINEER’S WEEK 2019

The Engineers Week 2019 was launched at the Office of the Prime Minister with a courtesy call with Honourable Minister Daryl Vaz under the 2018-2019 theme “Engineering a Collaborative Approach to Development”. The Honourable Minister Daryl Vaz unveiled the Conference Week of Activities at a brief Launch in the lobby of the Office of the Prime Minister. The JIE Conference Committee members were present along with a team from the Ministry of Economic Growth and Job Creation Land Environment, Climate Change and Investment including Director General, Dr. Sharon Crooks and Principal Director, Climate Change, Ms. Una May Gordon. The Engineers Week 2019 week of activities commenced with the Thanksgiving service on September 15, 2019 at the St. Richards of

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Chichester Catholic Church followed by luncheon at the Alhambra Inn. The Conference was held at the Knutsford Court Hotel and declared open on Day One by the Guest speaker, Mr. Richard Pandohie, President of the Jamaica Manufacturers and Exporters Association. Addressing the opening ceremony, Mr. Pandohie suggested that Jamaica needs to make quality technical education more widely available for the average Jamaican. He asserted that a part of the collaborative effort and focus on human capacity development must include grass root operations that are youth and community centric. He further suggested that if Jamaica begins to develop a solid foundation in our communities and schools, engaging persons about the Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM)

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Civil Engineering and maintained the Maintenance Engineering and Management Workshop which was marketed to the maintenance managers, engineers, technicians and operations personnel.

Guest speaker, Mr. Richard Pandohie, President of the Jamaica Manufacturers and Exporters Association

field and getting them involved, then we stand a better chance of securing our technical pipeline. In doing so, Jamaica will have a greater local talent pool that we can tap into for the future, resulting in the reduction of consistent gaps in areas that have great demand for high level technical skills, including engineering. Mr. Pandohie further said that he believes that developing new ways of stimulating and incentivizing technical training initiatives will play a significant role in improving and motivating our technical workforce. He also proposed that companies should be allowed to recover 50% of their training budget through tax incentives. This approach must also see us providing opportunities that can enrich their learning from a global standpoint, for instance creating avenues for educational missions and project collaboration with countries outside Jamaica.

Conference Day 1 of the Conference saw presentations under the session themes Manufacturing and Industrial Engineering, Technology Innovation, Biomedical Engineering, Energy Systems Management.

Day 2 of the Conference commenced with a Keynote presentation by the Minister of Science Energy and Technology (MSET), the Honourable Fayval Williams. Minister Williams disclosed that the electric car policy will create an enabling environment for the use of the technology in the transport spaces. Minister Williams noted that in addition to the policy and regulatory framework, the JPSCo, will be installing charging stations in the coming year as part of the necessary infrastructure to accommodate electric vehicles. The Minister also challenged the JIE to make greater effort to expose the populous to the field of engineering and seek to partner with ministries such as MSET to do so. The Minister also toured the exhibits and had discussion with the sponsor representatives. Day 2 topics were presented under, Water and Wastewater Engineering, Infrastructure Development, Climate Change and Environmental Management. The afternoon session was highlighted with a Developers’ Forum.

Under the theme “Engineering a Collaborative Approach to Development”, the Committee sought to present a conference week which would bring into Day 3: Management and Engineering focus the link between a country’s Workshop was well received. The workshop engineering capacity and its economic included topics such as the Fire Prevention development and provide a diverse set of Planning, Types of Maintenance exhibits, demonstrations and presentations. Management, and Maintenance Inspection This year the JIE extended their collaboration with the Canadian Society of J A M A I C A I N S T I T U T I Oand N OScheduling. F ENGINEERS


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Council Members Christopher Hamilton (left) and Godfrey Boyd (right) in hearty discussion with Minister of Science Energy and Technology, Hon. Fayval Williams

Day 4: Conference Bridge Building Competition was held at the University of Technology Shared Facilities with participation from the UTECH, UWI and PCC. Each Chapter was represented by two teams. After a long day of competion, Portmore Community College (PCC) was declared the winner.

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Day 5: The Contract Administration and Procurement and Standards Workshop was held at the Knutsford Court Hotel on Friday September 20, 2019 and included topics on Public Procurement, Promulgation of the Building Code, Contract Completion, Claims and Variations and Payment Certificates and Time for Payment.

Site Tour The site tour this year included tours to the New Fortress Energy, CHP Plant and the Offshore Old Harbour LNG Terminal. The tours were conducted on separate days as the tour of the Offshore Terminal required special arrangement and could not accommodate the large contingent. The tour of the CHP Plant took place on September 21, 2019, with approximately 40 persons in attendance. Both tours were very well received and the JIE thanks the New Fortress Energy for their sponsorship and their teams at both locations for hosting the tours. The offshore tour of the Old Harbour Offshore Terminal or Floating Storage Regasification Unit (FSRU) took place on September 24, 2019. The tour included a comprehensive tour of the FSRU where the general operations of the facility were explained. Sponsorship The JIE Conference 2019 experienced an increase in the sponsor participation with 24 sponsors for the conference and 11 sponsors for the Student Bridge Competition. The sponsors are listed:

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Conference Sponsors NWA Free Form Factory Victoria Mutual Quality Plus

LeighFisher

Contracting Co. Ltd. MJ Tools and Equipment HTG Consultants UTECH Premier Reprography Conrad Douglas Deryck Gibson Delta UCC PERB Arel Limited

Canada Inc. National Supplies Barnaby Engineering National Housing Trust Vinci Construction Grand Projects CMU CHEC Toyota Jamaica New Fortress Energy Technology, Energy, Maintenance, and Project Solutions Ltd. (TEMP Solutions Ltd)

Bridge Competition Sponsors: Smada Consultant GDM Associates FCS Consultants Beckford and Dixon MSR Design Studio Premier Land and

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The JIE wishes to thank all the sponsors for participating in our conference this year.

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Registration Attendance to the Conference averaged 75 persons per day with an overall increase in attendance due mainly to the increase in the sponsors and the fact that the JIE invited several secondary and tertiary students and teachers to attend selected sessions. Analysis of the conference attendance demographic revealed an expansion of the participation from new companies and professional groups. It is assumed that the change in the marketing approach resulted in the change. Analysis of the sponsorship pool revealed an increase in the sponsorship from Engineering consultancy firms which was due to the strategy employed to ensure sponsorship of the student competition. The Conference Committee included: Mr. Godfrey Boyd, JP Mr. Christopher Hamilton, PE Mr. Dwight Ricketts, PE Mr. Gary Walters, PE Ms. Natalie Sparkes, PE Ms. Melissa Townsend, PE Mr. Steve Johnson, PE Mr. Kevin Henry, PE Mr. Rupert James, PE Ms. Tricia McCatty Mr. Norman Tai, PE

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And The Award Goes To... An entertaining night was had by all present at the Jamaica Institution of Engineers (JIE) Annual Awards Dinner and Gala under the theme “Reaffirming Engineers Importance in Jamaica's Development". The event was held at the Pegasus Hotel on November 16, 2019 and hosted by Debbie Bissoon with JPS President & CEO, Mr. Emanuel DaRosa as the guest speaker. The Dinner saw the presentation of the Past President's Medal by new President, Engineer Natalie Sparkes to Immediate Past President, Engineer Christopher Hamilton, and the presentation of awards to the Engineering Guest Speaker, Mr. Emanuel DaRosa, JPS President & CEO Project of the Year as well as Most Outstanding Jamaican Engineering Students at the Caribbean Maritime University, the University of Technology Faculty of Engineering & Computing, and The University of the West Indies, School of Engineering, Mona. During the event, the new JIE President found it fit to present special awards to National Works Agency (NWA), Jamaica Public Service Company (JPS) National Water Commission (NWC), Red Stripe, and Seprod. These companies engage on a daily basis hundreds of engineers. They have allowed the engineers to utilize their knowledge learnt to apply solutions that have benefitted Jamaica. In so doing, the engineers develop and by extension the Engineering discipline in Jamaica is strengthened. Special awards of recognition were presented to these companies for their contribution in assisting in developing the engineering discipline while aiding in Jamaica’s Development. Other awards were also presented, including the 'The President's Cup', which is given to the JIE Council Member who has contributed the most to the JIE over the past year. This was presented to Engineer Melissa Townsend. An award for the 'Best Division Committee' was also presented to the most outstanding JIE Division or Committee. This was awarded to the ‘Engineers’ Week Committee”.

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President Sparkes presents Special Award to National Works Agency

President Sparkes presents Special Award to Red Stripe

President Sparkes presents Special Award to Jamaica Public Service (JPS)

President Sparkes presents Special Award to National Water Commission (NWC)

The 2019 Project of the Year Award (Large-sized) was granted to China The 2019 Project of the Year Award (Medium- sized) was granted to Jamaica Harbour Engineering Company (CHEC) and National Works Agency Jamalco for the RSA5 Uplift toM195ft Project JA AIC A INSTITUTION OF ENGINEERS (NWA) for the Mandela Highway Improvement Project.


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Council Member Christopher Udeagha presents award to Moesha Henry (right) for being the ‘Most Outstanding Jamaican Engineering Student, UWI-Mona’

Council Member Christopher Udeagha presents the ‘Most Outstanding Student in the Faculty of Engineering and Computing, UTech’ Award to Mignion Davis (left)

Council Member Andre Subron was granted the ‘Most Outstanding Graduate Member ‘ Award

Council Member Melissa Townsend was awarded with the President’s Cup by Engineer Christopher Hamilton (left)

Petrojam Limited was presented with the 2019 Project of the Year Award (Innovative) for the Floating Asphalt Export Pipeline Project JAMAICA

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And The Award Goes To. .. Award for Excellence in Engineering presented to

Engineer Wayne Godfrey Reid, CD , Ph.D., PE.(Ja.),FJIE, FASCE, FCIArb Engineer Wayne Godfrey Reid graduated from the University of the West Indies with a Bachelor of Science (Hons) Degree in Civil Engineering in 1967. By 1972, he had successfully completed his Masters and Doctoral studies in Structural Engineering at the University of Waterloo and following his studies, set out on a path to revolutionize the structural engineering field.

Engineer Wayne Godfrey Reid

Analytical, pragmatic, passionate and enthusiastic about structural and civil engineering from design and construction to project completion and beyond. Devoted, committed to creating and connecting cities and towns that work better for us. These are some of the attributes that characterize the recipient of the Jamaica Institution of Engineers (JIE) 2019 Award for Excellence in Engineering. Well regarded as the Engineer's Engineer, he has a reputation for being thorough, paying keen attention to details and adhering to first principles in producing structurally sound edifices across Jamaica including several large corporate offices and housing developments. JAMAICA

Engr. Reid has over forty-five (45) years of experience mainly in Consulting Engineering in Jamaica and specializes in Structural Engineering and Civil Engineering. He has also worked extensively in Project Management and as an Arbitrator and Adjudicator. His career began at the Ministry of Works where he ascended to Chief Engineer in three years. In 1975, he co-founded Jentech Consultants Limited, today, one of the foremost engineering consultancy firms in Jamaica. He also serves as a director of two other companies within the group - Jamaica Engineering & Technical Services Limited and Geotech Exploration Services Limited. Engr. Reid was the Chairman of the National Water Coimssion from 1989 to 1995, Managing Director of NROCC from 2001 to 2006 and Chairman from 2012 to 2016. Throughout his career he has worked on several projects that have significantly

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contributed to the tourism, manufacturing, energy and housing sectors of Jamaica. He has worked on numerous housing developments that have provided over 25,000 housing units across the island and has also been a key consultant on several major infrastructure projects such as the Urban Transportation Centre and the Sir Florizel Glasspole Boulevard. Regionally, Engr. Reid has served as Chairman of the Advisory Faculty of The University of the West Indies, St. Augustine and Director of the Engineering Institute, as Secretary General of the Council of Caribbean Engineering Organizations and on the committee charged with the development of the Caribbean Uniform Building Code (CUBIC). Engr. Reid is well-rounded and has several interests outside of engineering. He is an avid cricket fan and from 2004-2008 served as the Chairman of the Jamaica Cricket 2007 Limited - the Local Organizing Committee

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for Cricket World Cup 2007. He is an active member of the Trinity Moravian Church and enjoys reading and scuba diving. He is married to Dr. Janice Reid and has two children and two grandchildren. Engr. Reid was awarded the Order of Distinction, Commander Class, in 2006. Engr. Reid is also a past President of the Jamaica Institution of Engineers (19801981 ). He made a considerable impact on his field and has trained several engineers and inspired many to follow his path of excellence. For his numerous achievements, dedicated service and invaluable contribution to his chosen profession, the Jamaica Institution of Engineers is pleased to present Engineer Wayne Godfrey Reid, Doctor of Philosophy, Registered Professional Engineer in Jamaica, Founding member and Fellow of the Institution of Engineers, with the 2019 Award for Excellence in Engineering.

Engineer Wayne Godfrey Reid gives his thank you speech as Engineers Christopher Hamilton (left) and David Chung (middle) look on

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JP MORGAN - A TRUE PIONEER IN UTILITIES REGULATION Engineer J.P. Morgan was a true pioneer in utilities both locally and abroad. Engineer Morgan, a Fellow of the JIE, served as JIE’s President in 1995/6. He was also appointed to the Professional Engineers Registration Board (PERB) in August 2012 for two years and acted in the position of its Registrar between February 2013 and September 2014. He has also served on the JIE Engineering Project of the Year - Review Committee for a number of years. Among his other achievements, include being Chartered Engineer in the United Kingdom, Life Senior Member of the Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers of the USA, and 2016 JIE Awardee for Excellence in Engineering. Engineer Morgan graduated from the University of Salford, England with a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering. Having completed his Engineer in Training assignment in December 1972, Engineer Morgan was employed by the Jamaica Public Service Co. Ltd. (JPSCo) as Engineer – Systems. Over the next ten years he ascended through the positions of Chief Design Engineer, and then to the JPSCo’s senior management team as Director Engineering and Projects. It is a little JAMAICA

known fact that at the time he was the youngest person to have been appointed as a senior manager at JPSCo. He was subsequently appointed as Director - Electric Operations and Districts. It was while he was in this post that he was assigned the tasks of conceptualizing and developing strategies for restructuring the company’s business units into effective profit centres as well as for the company’s response to the emerging problem of system losses caused by theft. In 1984, Engineer Morgan ventured into the private sector and was engaged as a senior executive with Florida based companies, Essex Exports and UTECO in the marketing of engineered products. He returned to the public sector in 1990 as Deputy Managing Director Engineering and Operations at the National Water Commission, another utility company. During this period he acted as Managing Director and led the management team in developing and implementing the decentralization of the Commission’s operations into five (5) semi-autonomous business units covering utility operations island -wide arising from which he was appointed Vice President Business Operations. Subsequently, in 1994 he returned to

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private engineering and management consulting practice as Managing Director of UTELEC Engineers Ltd. This was however short lived as he was soon engaged as Programme Officer and Senior Consultant in the Preparation Unit involved in the startup of the Office of Utilities Regulation (OUR). In 1997 he was appointed by the Prime Minister as Deputy Director General of the OUR with responsibility for the Electricity, Water and Transportation Sectors. This was followed in 2002 with his appointment by the Governor General as Director General and Chairman of the OUR. His achievements during two three-year terms included overseeing the development of regulatory and competition policy for the telecommunication sectors; overseeing the regulation of electricity, water and transportation sectors and leading the successful

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privatization of the state owned electric utility. Engineer Morgan also established the regulatory framework for the introduction of small private suppliers of water and sewerage services in the monopoly environment of the state owned water utility. Since 2008, Engineer Morgan had been practicing as a private consultant on regulatory issues and had been retained as Regulatory Advisor to the Independent Regulatory Commission of Dominica as well as the water regulator of St. Lucia and as a part of the team charged with developing an electricity wheeling framework for Jamaica. He has also advised the Port Authority of Grand Bahama Island on utility regulatory matters, served as expert resource to a Central American utility regulator and has served as a part of an expert team supporting an International Telecommunication Union – European Union (ITU-EU) initiative to harmonize telecommunication and ICT policies and legislation in the Caribbean (CARICOM) region. He also advised the Government of the Cayman Islands on policy and institutional issues relating to the establishment of a multisector regulatory agency. He also served as a non executive director and Deputy Chairperson of the Utility Regulation and Competition Authority (URCA) of the Bahamas. He will be truly missed by family, friends and fellow Engineers.

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Let’s Be Civil Event: Engineering Driver Behaviour—March 3, 2020

Courtesy Call with Bureau of Standards Jamaica—Feb 21, 2020

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BUILDING STRONGER INSTITUTIONS FOR ECONOMIC GROWTH THROUGH VOLUNTEERISM Building Stronger Institutions for Economic Growth through Volunteerism Dr. Stephen R. Covey in his book The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People stated that “interdependence is a higher value than independence” and “interdependence is a choice only independent people can make”. Why should a professional person or student seek to be interdependent if he/she can survive and make it on their own? From an early age, I was always encouraged to work hard and pursue independence. As I got older I recognized the great value of effective teamwork and greater value of interdependence. I really love to do things on my own and “run my own show”, but I am not getting the results I would like. I realized the benefits of periodic, frequent and personal feedback. The value of peer critique, support and recognition really helps. Building and sustaining strong teams are JAMAICA

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integral to increasing productivity and profitability for all organizations. Volunteer, get involved and reap the benefits Should students be engaged in extra-curricular activities or just focus on their academics? My encouragement is that students need to strive for balance, focus on academics is a given, but volunteerism and participation in extracurricular activities whether in school, business or your community is a necessary corporate responsibility that should be mutually beneficial and fulfilling. I can testify to the benefits derived from active involvement in the Jamaica Institution of Engineers (JIE) over the years. If you are an engineer and not yet registered, its time to get on board. Let’s build Jamaica together by supporting and strengthen our institution. Let our vision 2020 be, working together to build Jamaica through institutional volunteerism. Since becoming a member of JIE in 2014, my professional growth, exposure and development has increased exponentially. I have had more opportunities to learn, grow and impact a wider network of professionals in a structured way. It has since been a symbiotic relationship; as a consequence, I would like to encourage all engineers and engineering students to get on board. Whatever your professional pursuit, there is always an institution or organization that is affiliated with your profession whether locally, overseas or both. No one can

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experience real growth and sustain that growth without meaningful engagement with professional institutions throughout their career. Jamaica’s growth and the region is also dependent on strengthening the institutions that now exist by increased volunteerism and active participation of its members in supporting the vision. Participate, add value and make a difference I would like to encourage all students to get involved in at least one club or society at your local school and at least another in your community or church. Don’t just be a member, be an active participant, seek to add value, share your experiences and respectfully voice your opinions or concerns not just merely identifying problems but also finding and contributing to solutions. Every person is valuable and can make a unique contribution based on his or her talents, skills, knowledge, expertise and experiences. Volunteerism should be encouraged, mentored and supported by all organizations for mutual benefits. Page 2 of 2 First submitted August 25, 2019 and Review Dec. 23, 2019 December Article Stronger institution increases economic growth Few persons, if any, can achieve great success by their own efforts without support and effective teams. In a team, the role of supporting or advocating for a worthy cause is no less important than designing, leading, documenting, or reporting the cause. For Jamaica’s economy to experience real growth over the medium to long term there must be JAMAICA

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reduction in the excessively large importation of low-quality food products. We need to invest more into our human capital and give special focus to the manufacturing and agricultural sectors to empower workers and raise productivity levels. It was former president of USA, John F Kennedy who said, “Ask not what your country can do for you, ask what you can do for your country”. As you evaluate and reflect on 2019 and writing down your goals for 2020, let volunteerism and community service be a priority on your list. I encourage you to “get off” the spectator bench, get on the field, it is game time. Just be courageous but considerate as you make your mark . It was Dr. Stephen Covey who said that “As we become independent – proactive, centered in correct principles, value driven and able to organize and execute around priorities” we who have met the prerequisite to “choose to become interdependent”. The real value in interdependence is that it opens opportunities for growing and contributing to mutual success despite challenges and obstacles that we must encounter. Junior A Bennett, P.E, CMfgE, CMfgT, M.Sc. B.Ed, MJIE, MSME is a lecturer in Industrial Engineering at the University of Technology, Jamaica, Jamaica’s Productivity Ambassador and the 2019 UTech JA President’s Awardee for Community Service.

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Annual General Meeting

Nov 21, 2020

Annual Awards Dinner and Gala Jamaica Pegasus Hotel

JAMAICA INSTITUTION OF ENGINEERS 9 Leinster Road, Kingston 10. Tel :(876) 754-4679 , (876) 908-3548 Fax (876) 758-7412 E-mail: jie@cwjamaica.com website: www.jiejamaica.org Newsletter Team To volunteer or contribute to the next newsletter Email: jie@cwjamaica.com with the subject ‘NEWSLETTER’

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JIE Newsletter -- Integral -- Sept2019-Mar2020  

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