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INSIDE THE ∫ NTEGRAL : Introducing the 2017-2018 JIE Council Members

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President’s Address

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Welcome New Members!

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And the Award goes to….

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JIE Out & About

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An Evolution in Water Making: Doctor Bird Facility

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Flashback— Engineers’ Week 2017

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Upcoming JIE Events

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INTRODUCING THE JAMAICA INSTITUTION OF ENGINEERS (JIE) COUNCIL MEMBERS (2017-18)

At JIE’s Annual General Meeting, held on October 19, 2017, a new Council was approved. The Council is headed by the President Dwight Ricketts. Seated (l-r): Melissa Townsend - Honorary Secretary, Dave Barnaby - Immediate Past President, Dwight Ricketts JP - President, Christopher Hamilton-President Elect, Steve Johnson-Honorary Treasurer. Standing (l-r): Duran Wright - Ordinary Member, Nickoe Boothe-Thompson - AACI Division Chairperson, Marvin Campbell - Civil Division Chairperson, Major Taraja Jackson - Ordinary Member, Stanley Sutherland Vice President, Glaister Ricketts - Ordinary Member, Balvin Thorpe - Electrical Division Chairperson, Natalie Sparkes - Vice President, Michael Heron - Mechanical Division Chairperson Missing from photo: Godfrey Boyd- Vice President, Dr. Carlton Hay - Ordinary Member, Timothy Bailey Graduate Member, Tara-Sue Rhoden - Ordinary Member

President Engr. Dwight Ricketts, JP is a registered Professional Engineer and is employed as a Senior Manager at the Jamaica Social Investment Fund (JSIF). President Engr. Ricketts has been a member of the JIE for over 20 years and has been serving actively as a JIE Council member since 2010. President Engr. Dwight Ricketts also serves as a Justice of the Peace. He also holds both a BSc in Agricultural Engineering from University of the West Indies (St. Augustine) and an MEng in Water Resource Engineering from Guelph University, Canada. President Ricketts is also a member of the American Society of Agricultural and Biological JAMAICA

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PRESIDENT’S ADDRESS “The thing to do is to get organized. Keep separated and you will be exploited, you will be robbed, you will be killed. Get organized, and you will compel the world to respect you.” (Marcus Mosiah Garvey, ONH) I am extremely honoured to serve this noble Institution, the Jamaica Institution of Engineers (JIE) as the newly appointed President for the period 2017/18. I take this opportunity to acknowledge and thank the Past Presidents and their Councils for their leadership and contribution. On behalf of the new Council, we recognize the distinguished privilege and accept the responsibility that has been bestowed on us. This year, the JIE is celebrating its 40th year under the theme “Engineering Our Future Through Celebrating Our Heritage”. Over the years, we have significantly contributed to the development of our members, the profession and to nation building. We will continue our strong traditions of hosting our Annual Award Dinner & Gala, luncheons, workshops, seminars, Engineering Week and the production of the Annual Diary. There will be several new activities which are aimed at celebrating and empowering the members, as well as highlighting the work and profile of the organization. The Council intends to strengthen our means of communicating with members, and in return anticipate your input and feedback. One of our early activities will be to honour our founding members at this year’s Annual Awards Dinner & Gala on November 25, 2017. The year’s activities are also intended to renew and energize our presence and role in the public domain, with the participation of all members; noting that “all can help, and we need all to help.” We look forward to hearing your ideas. The JIE’s journey to date has fortunately not been a lonely one, thanks to our many partners, sponsors and well-wishers. We would like to thank all JAMAICA

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&2 OCT 2017-MARCH 2018 E 5 our 1stakeholders from the private and public sectors bothP A Glocal and international, who have continued to partner with us. The JIE values these relationships and look forward to the continued partnership.

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Each one of us is charged to get involved to serve, and through service, we will unite and grow. All are encouraged and invited to contribute and participate, whether it is your ideas, your time, your energy, your resources, always remember as “one, one coco full basket”, nothing given is too small or insignificant. With our many talents and resources, the JIE’s impact and prominence will redound to the benefit of not only our members but the society at large. As we celebrate our first 40 years and look forward to the next 40 years, we must be sustainable in reWelcome New Members!! engineering and maintaining The JIE would like to welcome the following new and upgrade members: the “process flow from Aspiring Student to NAME DIVISION Engineering Fellow”. To this end therefore, I look forward Andre Subron Industrial to working with each and Andre McFarlane Civil everyone one of you in all our Gordon-Brett various roles to move ahead as Mechanical Burrowes a united front, organized to Rhon-Paul Soltau Civil contribute positively to our Jamaica, Land we Love. Natalya Downie Chemical

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And The Award Goes To... A number of esteemed Engineers and Engineering students were honoured at the Jamaica Institution of Engineers (JIE) Annual Awards Dinner and Gala under the theme ’Engineering our Future Through Celebrating our Heritage’ with Stephen Price, Managing Director of FLOW Jamaica, as the guest speaker. The Dinner was held at The Jamaica Pegasus hotel on November 25, 2018. The Dinner saw the presentation of the Past President's Medal by new President, Engineer Dwight Ricketts to Immediate Past President, Engineer Dave Barnaby, and the presentation of awards to the Engineering 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. 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 Gary Walters. An award for the 'Best Division Committee' was also presented to the most outstanding JIE Division or Committee. This was awarded to the ‘Project of the Year Committee’. Public relations consultant, Marcia Erskine, was also honoured at the event, in recognition of her invaluable contribution and support to the JIE for over the years. The JIE also recognized its 40th anniversary with the presentation of special awards to founders of the organization.

The 2017 Project of the Year Award (Medium- sized) was granted to Jamaica Public Service Company Ltd (JPS) and New Fortress Energy for the LNG Regasification & Bogue Conversion Project JAMAICA

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Engineer Dave Barnaby (right) presents the ‘Most Outstanding Engineering Student , Caribbean Maritime University’ Award to Akeem Hill (left)

Engineer Dave Barnaby presents award to Victoria Grant (right) for being the ‘Most Outstanding Jamaican Engineering Student , UWI-Mona’

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Engineer Dave Barnaby presents the ‘Most Outstanding Student in the Faculty of Engineering and Computing, UTech’ Award to Shanroy Dennis

Engineer Junior Bennett was granted the ‘Most Outstanding Graduate Member ‘ Award

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

Engineer Grace Ann Ashley, BSc., PE, FJIE lectured at the University of Technology for four (4) years during which time she pursued a Diploma in Education at UWI. She subsequently returned to the more practical side of the profession as a Design Engineer and Project Supervisor with Contractor, Y. P. Seaton and Associates Ltd. For five years commencing in 1982, Engineer Ashley worked as a consulting engineer with the President, Engineer Dwight Ricketts presents the ‘Award of Excellence in Caribbean renowned firm of ADeB Engineering’ to Engineer Grace Ann Ashley (left) Consultants Ltd. During this time she again studied at the UWI and gained a second Diploma in Energy Management. Having honed her skills in the Grace Ann Ashley, BSc., PE.(Ja.), FJIE consulting field, she started her own firm of Engineer Grace Ann Ashley graduated from Ashley & Associates Ltd. in 1988 and has the University of the West Indies with a since served as its Managing Director. Under Bachelor of Science (Hon) Degree in her leadership, the firm has become a well Electrical Engineering in 1976 and has respected engineering consultancy in the subsequently distinguished herself in the Building Services field, offering professional profession. services in Electrical, Mechanical, Plumbing Design, Project Management, Site After graduating as the first female Jamaican Supervision, Contract Valuation, Cost Electrical Engineer from the St Augustine Analysis and Control. campus, Eng. Ashley was employed by the then Jamaica Broadcasting Corporation as a Junior Engineer with responsibility for Base Maintenance and TV outside broadcasts. She then ventured into academia and JAMAICA

As its Chief Executive Officer, Engineer Ashley has directed the operations of the consultancy, guiding its staff in the

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design and implementation of electrical, plumbing, air conditioning, elevator, fire suppression, security access as well as information technology and communication infrastructure. The projects carried out for the firm's repeat clients have been many and varied, ranging from manufacturing concerns, corporate headquarters, shopping malls, multi household residential buildings, medical facilities, civic centres, airports, commercial and retail entities. Engineer Ashley has also been actively involved in several other spheres of life including providing voluntary service to the Rotary Club of St. Andrew and the Kiwanis Club of New Kingston where she has been recognized with the Paul Harris Fellow and Professional Achievement Award respectively. Other awards include those from the Incorporated Master Builders Association of Jamaica for outstanding contribution to the Construction Sector and for assisting in the development of the Jamaica Public Service Co. Ltd., where she

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served as a Board Director for eleven (11) years. She was also a Director of the Board of Examiners (Licensing of Electricians) between 1992 and 2003. She was the first Honouree of the Women In Energy Award. Engineer Grace is the only female Past President of the Jamaica Institution of Engineers (1991/92) and served as a Board Member of the Professional Engineers Registration Board of Jamaica between 2002 and 20l 0. For her distinguished achievements, dedicated service and tremendous contribution to her chosen profession , the Jamaica Institution of Engineers is pleased to present Engineer Grace Ann Ashley, Bachelor of Science, Registered Professional Engineer in Jamaica, Fellow of the Institution of Engineers, with the 2017 Award for Excellence in Engineering.

China Harbour Engineering Co Ltd (CHEC) was presented with the 2017 Project of the Year Award (Large-sized) for the Jamaica North South Highway Project - Sections 1 & 3 JAMAICA

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JIE members and other personnel at the Steering Committee Meeting of The Net Zero Building Project (NZEB), UWI, Mona — Dec. 2017

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(l-r) Engr G. Ricketts, JSIF Manager Sue-Ho, President Engr D. Ricketts, Engr. Rowe and Principal Vernon-Thompson at the Maxfield Park Primary for the JSIF School Quiz Competition — Feb. 2018

President Engr. D Ricketts (second left) at Digital Switchover for Jamaica partnership with UTECH, ReadyTv and Jamaica Broadcasting Commission - Jan. 2018

President Engr. Ricketts with Hon. Secretary Townsend at the Bureau Of Gender Affairs Symposium on International Women’s Day 2018— Mar. 2018

Council member Major T. Jackson being flanked by students as the JIE participates at the St. Andrew High School for Girls Career Expo— Feb. 2018 JAMAICA

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JIE Council member, Engr. Michael Heron teaching “Forces” at Greenwich Town Primary as part of the JIE partnered JSIF School Quiz Competition — Feb. 2018 President Engr. D Ricketts with the Best Electrical Degree First Year Student 2016/2017, Ms. Amalila Loney at UTech’s Faculty of Engineering & Computing Awards Ceremony —Mar. 2018

President Engr. D Ricketts with members of the Construction Industry Council (CIC) at the House of Parliament for the review of the Construction Industry Policy of Jamaica — Feb. 2018

President Engr. D Ricketts (right) with Director General Major Clive Davis at the Launch of Earthquake Awareness Week 2018 at the Office of Disaster Preparedness & Emergency Management — Jan. 2018 JAMAICA

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AN EVOLUTION IN WATER MAKING: DOCTOR BIRD FACILITY For the Doctor Bird Power Station, life as a floating power barge, and being surrounded by seawater presents both unique challenges and opportunities in its daily operation. In January 2018, a project began at the Doctor Bird facility, utilizing a technology that is still viewed in most countries as a new advancement in fresh water generation; i.e., Seawater Desalination.

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asked ourselves this question“With all the water in the oceans, why don’t we just purify seawater for drinking and domestic use?”. This is a logical thought, of course, however, this obvious solution to the shortage of freshwater had previously presented two main challenges. First, desalination of water required immense energy. Salt dissolves very easily in water, making the process of separation extremely costly. Secondly, the n egati ve imp a c t s on th e environment and aquatic life can potentially occur- both from sea life being sucked into water producing plants; and from their exposure to the concentrated salty water discharge. The team at the Doctor Bird barge (Jamaica Energy Partners (JEP)) is now embarking on a reverse osmosis system that specializes in seawater desalination. Of course, the concept of a Reverse Osmosis (R.O) plant is not new to the power (or any other) industry.

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In a typical reverse osmosis system, dissolved inorganic solids are removed from solution by forcing ground or tap water t h ro u g h a s e m i p e r m e a b l e membrane. The Culligan Seawater Reverse Osmosis Desalinator, however, can process feed waters with up to 42,000 ppm salinity, making purification of seawater possible. The system, operating on an energy recovery device, reduces its energy consumption by as much as 60%. Finally, the advanced instrumentation and design ensure that all discharges and operations are environmentally friendly and m e e t a l l N E PA ( N a t i o n a l Environment & Planning Agency) standards.

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maintain. With the ever-increasing global challenge of overpumped groundwater, dwindling dam levels and an increasing population, seawater desalination may soon become a way of life. If it does, the Doctor Bird Power Station will already be ahead of the curve, presenting an opportunity for the company to engage in freshwater sales should they so desire. Additionally, the team will now add installation, maintenance and operation of seawater desalination plants to its list of services to offer to external parties. The project is expected to be operational by April 2018. Contributed by Conrad Miller, Jamaica Energy Partners

The project commenced at an opportune time, when the company is also focused on reducing its operating and maintenance costs. The current freshwater generators at JEP (best known to the team as the ‘watermakers’) that were used over the last 20 years had become unreliable and extremely costly to JAMAICA

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JIE ENGINEER’S WEEK 2017 Day 1, was covered with Energy; Day 2, regional infrastructure development; Day 3, designs and manufacturing, with students competitions; Day 4, contract administration; and Day 5, included a site visit to Content Solar Farm, Clarendon. The JIE Engineers Week 2017 started on 17 September 2017, with a thanksgiving Church Service at St. Richard of Chichester Roman Catholic Church. The President, Engineer Dave Barnaby, made a short presentation during the Church Service. The Church service was followed with brunch, which was offered by the President, at Alhambra Inn.

Booths were displayed by our great sponsors which included; Jamaica National Bank (JN), Platinum, Vinci Grands Project, Delta Supply Co. LTD., Champion, JSIF, National Housing Trust, Wigton, Isratech Jamaica LTD, Port Authority, Paramount Jamaica Ltd, NOWAL, Qualities Plus, the Gleaner, Rum Bar, Marco Polo and our title sponsor, Jamaica National Bank (JN).

The Conference started fully on September 18, 2017, with opening ceremony from our guest speaker, Honorable Desmond McKenzie, Minister of Local Government and Community Development. JAMAICA

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The Macaroni and Crazy Glue Bridge competition was very interesting and well contested by the students. Six teams participated with The University of West Indies (Team A) being victorious. The University of Technology (Team B) earned second place and also winner of the ’Most Aesthetic Bridge’ Award. Portmore Community College placed third.

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The Engineers’ Week ended with a site visit to the Content Solar Farm. Students from the the University of Technology, and the HEART Institute, were in attendance as well as JIE members and friends. We were exposed to solar panels, the inverters, winds & pressure monitoring sub-stations, electrical panels and high grid transmissions sub-stations to JPS.

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The S CIENCE of Today is the T ECHNOLOGY of Tomorrow - Edward Teller

UPCOMING JIE EVENTS DATE

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April 27, 2018

Administrative Professionals’ Luncheon Alhambra Inn

May 16, 2018

Special General Meeting School of Engineering, UTech

Sept 16-22, 2018

Engineers’ Week 2018 Knutsford Court Hotel

Oct 18, 2018

Annual General Meeting

Nov 17, 2018

Annual Awards Dinner and Gala Jamaica Pegasus Hotel

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