ASTTBC Photo Contest 2017

ASTTBC PHOTO CONTEST  2017


150 Years of Canadian Technology!
A LOOK AT THE PAST – A LOOK TO THE FUTURE

HAPPY CANADA DAY & CONGRATULATIONS TO OUR PHOTO CONTEST WINNERS!

Once again our ASTTBC Members came through with nearly 100 entries and some fabulous photos. We thank and acknowledge all the members who took the time to submit their photos and used their creativity to reflect the celebration of Canada’s 150th Birthday. The judging panel had a tough job but came through with unanimous selections. Enjoy the results below:

GRAND PRIZE WINNER: Jack (John) Nellist, AScT

Here is Jack’s fascination story behind this photo:

In 1941, Boeing Aircraft of Canada build a new plant on Sea Island for the production of the Consolidated Catalina amphibian flying boat.  Boeing had received a contract from Consolidated Aircraft Co. of San Diego, designers of the plane, to build the plane in Canada.  When full production was attained, over 7000 people were employed.
Meanwhile, in the U.S. Boeing was stepping up production of their new Boeing B-29 Superfortress heavy bomber, which would be used in the Pacific against the Japanese.  The main assembly plant for the B-29 was in Renton, Washington. The Boeing plant on Sea Island had been tooling up to produce the entire bomb bay section of the B-29.  This was the largest section of the aircraft.
The art of Production Illustration had been developed at Boeing’s head office in Seattle.  It had begun as a method of more clearly depicting to plant workers (mostly women), the assembling of intricate aircraft parts as an alternate to learning to read engineering blueprints.  It was a very successful technique.
Early in 1944, I had completed a home study Aeronautical Drafting course from Curtiss Wright Technical Institute, so I decided to apply for a job at Boeing Aircraft of Canada.  I knew that I had several strikes against me.  I was only 16 years old, with no previous experience as a draftsman.  On the other hand, I was almost 6 feet tall and I had samples of the drawings from my course.
They told me I had been hired and to report for work at the main plant on Sea Island the next day.  I would be working in the Production Illustration Group. When I joined the Group, it was quite a shock to find I would not be doing any aeronautical drafting.  Although they all had large drawing tables, they did not use conventional drafting tools such as T-squares, compasses, or drafting pens.  This was due to the fact that everything was drawn in perspective, using cut-aways and exploded views.
Over the next year and a half I had completed 50 drawings of the Catalina and 55 of the B-29.

Jack can be seen hard at work in his winning photo from 1944, at the second row of tables – the second table in!

71 years later, I take my first flight in a B-29.

Gold Winner: Kathy Kinloch, Honorary ASTTBC Member

(Photo credit to Scott McAlpine)

Amanda Martins, a BCIT Civil Engineering Degree grad and a Junior Design Engineer at Kerr Wood Leidal. She is shown working on a sanitary pump station for the City of Burnaby

Silver Winner: Nicole Glover, GradTech

Bronze Winner: Brian Mowry, AScT, PTech

Site Assessment in the Yukon with St. Elias Mountains in the background

Honorable Mentions:

Michael Sullivan, CTech

Restoration & Seismic upgrades on the SFU Campus

Grant Rodgers, AScT

Cable Crane crosses the Fraser River to powerhouse on the left bank of Kwoiek Creek

 

Gody Viana, AScT

CONGRATULATIONS TO ALL OUR 2017 ASTTBC PHOTO CONTEST WINNERS!

 

 


The Results Are In!

ASTTBC’s 2016 Summer Photo Contest was a great success with 187 entries! The number and quality of shots made our independent judging panel’s job very difficult. See below to view the winners but CONGRATULATIONS to all the people who submitted entries!

SPORTS & GAMES


1st Andi Buechi, AScT

2nd Sandy Edwards, AScT

3rd Ken Krueger, AScT

TECH & SUMMER


1st Danny Keeler, AScT

2nd Glenn Duxbury, CHI, RRFAL

3rd Alba Guco, AScT

NATURE


1st Mackenzie Wilson

2nd Chris McCue, AScT

3rd Glenn Duxbury, CHI, RRFAL

FOOD


1st Charlie Ng, AScT

2nd Christine Pimpao, CTech, RTMgr(P)

3rd Caroline Bernardin, AScT

FAMILY FUN


1st Grant Lachmuth, AScT, RTMgr

2nd Chris McCue, AScT

3rd David Pietrobelli, FPT

HONORABLE MENTIONS