ALLAN D. FIANDER, M. Sc., P. Eng.
B.Sc. in Civil Engineering, UNB, 1969
M.Sc. in Transportation & Traffic Planning, University of Birmingham, UK, 1970
Environmental Impact Assessment Workshop, The Banff Centre, School of Management, 1979
Several Design and Road Safety Audit Workshops, Transportation Association of Canada
Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists, Province of New Brunswick
Institute of Transportation Engineers
PROFESSIONAL EMPLOYMENT HISTORY
A.D. Fiander Associates Ltd. (April,1996 - Present)
Fiander-Good Associates Ltd. (1983 - April,1996)
ADI Limited (1970-1974 parttime, and 1976-1983 fulltime)
Senior Transportation Engineer, responsible for the Firm's Transportation Division. Mr. Fiander was also a Director of the Company from 1978 until 1983.
University of New Brunswick (1970-1976)
Lecturer (1970-1972), Assistant Professor (1972-1976)
New Brunswick Department of Economic Growth/Transportation (1974-1976), 1969
Special Advisor on Transportation Policy (1974-1976)
- Junior Engineer, Planning Branch, 1969
SUMMARY OF PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE
During the past thirty years, Mr. Fiander has been responsible for a variety of transportation, planning, market research, tourism and socioeconomic impact projects. In addition to management of numerous projects, he has been directly involved with the day-to-day activities for most of the projects carried out under his direction during that period.
A number of the projects carried out by Mr. Fiander were comprehensive, multidisciplinary projects involving a variety of policy, planning and design activities. Many of these projects required extensive teams drawn from individuals with specialized expertise in various professional disciplines. On several of the larger projects, Mr. Fiander's role also included management and responsibility for work carried out by other specialists in such areas as environmental impact analysis and assessment and bridge design.
Mr. Fiander's work has dealt with all modes of transportation. His work has included policy analysis and review, feasibility studies, preliminary and detailed planning for site specific, project specific, municipal, subregional and regional transportation infrastructure/facilities. Some of these projects dealt with mode specific problems, while others were multimodal in nature, involving, in some cases, all modes of transport. His projects have involved experience on many aspects of both passenger and freight transportation.
His previous projects have involved extensive efforts directed at assessment of existing facilities, operational procedures and details, demand estimation and forecasts for existing and future conditions, development of improvement alternatives, preparation of conceptual frameworks for evaluation of alternatives, assessment of policy implications, development and implementation of extensive public liaison/consultation processes, economic analysis including direct and indirect benefits/costs, financial analysis and general environmental analysis and assessment. Mr. Fiander has also been responsible for, and directly involved in, many projects dealing with design of transport infrastructures and facilities.
A more detailed list of projects carried out by Mr. Fiander is included in supplementary lists. However, the following, partial list of projects provides an indication of the scope and variety of experience which Mr. Fiander has to offer.
OTHER SPECIFIC PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE
New Brunswick Department of Transportation, Policy Branch
(1974-1975 fulltime, 1975-1976 parttime)
· Mr. Fiander served as Project Manager for the Six Cities Public Transit Study involving determination of needs, service requirements and resultant costs to provide transit service to each of the six New Brunswick cities. A major aspect of this project was related to development and assessment of alternative options for future provincial policy regarding provision of municipal transit services.
· Mr. Fiander was Project Manager for the New Brunswick Forest Industry Transportation Study. He represented the Province in negotiations with the Federal Government, CN Rail and CP Rail on a comprehensive assessment of the total distribution problems and requirements associated with the forest industry, including materials handling facilities, loading/unloading techniques, equipment utilization, storage, warehousing, consolidated shipments and dedicated train services.
· Mr. Fiander also provided input and analysis on
various small transportation policy projects dealt with by the Council of
Maritime Premiers' Transportation Committee and the Federal/Provincial
Committee on Atlantic Region Transportation
New Brunswick Department of Transportation, Planning Branch (1969)
· Mr. Fiander was responsible for research and development of the New Brunswick Highway Sufficiency Rating System, which is still being used by the Department to assist in prioritizing highway improvements.
· Route location for Dalhousie Bypass, location and
functional design of Route 11 from Bathurst to Belledune,
functional design of various intersection improvements.
University of New Brunswick (1970-1976)
· Lecturer and Assistant Professor of Civil Engineering (Transportation Planning and Traffic Engineering)
· Taught various workshops on statistical analysis and quality control as part of the continuing education program for practicing engineers
· Presented a threeday workshop (with J.D. Innes) on Highway Capacity Analysis given to members of the Institute of Transportation Engineers throughout the Maritime Provinces
· Periodically taught a term course in "Public
Transportation Urban and Intercity" to post graduate students in
Transportation Engineering at UNB (1976-1986)
PROFESSIONAL COMMITTEE ACTIVITIES
· Member, Transportation Policy Committee, Association of Consulting Engineers of Canada (1989-Early 1990s)
· Consulting Engineers of New Brunswick (President 1992-1993, Vice President 1991-1992, Director in 1990-1991)
· Member of Member Services Committee of the Transportation Association of Canada (1988-1991)
· Member of Transportation Affairs Standing Committee, Association of Consulting Engineers of Canada (1979-1984)
· Member of Council of the Association of Professional Engineers of New Brunswick (1980-1982)
· Member of "Design Management Committee", Roads and Transportation Association of Canada (1973-1980)
· President of Maritime Section of the Institute of Transportation Engineers (1977-1979)
· Member of "Technical Committee on Urban Goods Movement", Roads and Transportation Association of Canada (1977-1979)
· Chairman of Institute of Transportation Engineers (Maritime Section) Highway Safety Committee, prepared "Brief on Matters Relating to Highway Safety" submitted to Maritime Provinces Transportation Committee of the Council of Maritime Premiers (1976-1978)
· Member, Vice-Chairman and subsequently Chairman of Executive Committee, Fredericton Joint Branch of the Engineering Institute of Canada Association of Professional Engineers of New Brunswick (1973-1976)
· Chairman, panel of examiners for the New Brunswick Society of Certified Engineering Technicians and Technologists (1972-1975)
· Vice-Chairman and
subsequently Chairman of "Geometric Design Subcommittee", Roads and
Transportation Association of Canada (1972-1973)
PUBLICATIONS / PRESENTATIONS
Fiander, A.D., "Regional Optimization of Forest Resources Transportation", Proceedings of International Conference on ComputerOriented Design in Civil Engineering, Department of Civil Engineering, University of Aston in Birmingham, September 1973.
Fiander, A.D., "North American Speed Zoning Criteria", Traffic Engineering and Control, London, Vol.16, No.6, pages 560566, April/May 1974.
Fiander, A.D., "Reducing Regional Resource Transportation Costs", Proceedings of ASCE/EIC/RTAC Joint Transportation Engineering Meeting, Montreal, July 1974.Sanderson, R.W.; Fiander, A.D.; Fleming, D.S., "Minor Roadway Hazard Improvements for Rural Highways", RTAC Forum, Vol.2, No.4, page 64, 1980.
Fiander, A.D.; Darrow, D.F.; Ross, P.J., "The Adoption of Uniform Trucking Regulations in the Atlantic Provinces A Prospective Evaluation", RTAC Forum, Vol.2, No.4, page 26, 1980.
Fiander, A.D.; Fleming, D.S., " An Accident Rate and Severity Ratio Quality Control Technique for Identifying Hazardous Roadway Locations", Canadian Journal of Civil Engineering, June 1979.
Fiander, A.D.; Innes, J.D.; Smith, E.H., "Airstrip Site Selection in Labrador", Canadian Surveyor, March 1980.
Fiander, A.D.; McKinney, B. "Review of Experience with Application of a Roadway Hazard Location Identification and Priority Selection Procedure in New Brunswick", Invited Paper Presented at the 1980 Annual Conference of the Roads and Transportation Association of Canada, Toronto, September 1980.
Fiander, A.D., "Realities of Public Transport in Small Urban Areas", Paper Presented at the Annual Meeting of the Canadian Transportation Research Forum, Charlottetown, June 1981.
Fiander, A.D., "Planning in Times of Restraint: Urban Transportation", Invited Paper Presented at the Annual Conference of the Atlantic Planners Institute, Fredericton, N.B., September 1981.
Fiander, A.D., "Overview of Study of Impacts of Motor Carrier Weight Regulation Changes on the Atlantic Provinces Motor Carrier and Shipper Industries", Invited Paper Presented to the 37th Annual Meeting of the North Atlantic Highway Planning Officials, Halifax, October, 1984.
Fiander, A.D.; "Development of Planning Relationships from the Canadian Urban Transit Association Operating Statistics", Paper presented at the Atlantic Chapter Meeting of the Canadian Urban Transit Association of Canada, Fredericton, May, 1985.
Fiander, A.D.; Good D.C.; "Perspectives on Economic Benefits of Highway Infrastructure Development", Invited paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Roads and Transportation Association of Canada, Toronto, September, 1986.
Fiander, A.D.; "An Overview of the Fundy Trail Linear Parkway Development along the Bay of Fundy Coast", Paper presented to the Annual Meeting of the North Atlantic Transportation Planning Officials, Bar Harbour, Maine, August, 1995.
Fiander, A.D.; Wilson Dr. F.R.; "The Environmental Impact Assessment Process Used for the Fundy Trail Parkway", Paper presented at the Annual Conference of the Transportation Association of Canada, Charlottetown, P.E.I., August, 1996.
Fiander, A. D. ; " Fundy Trail Parkway: Planning, Design, Development and Operation", Paper presented to the Annual Meeting of the Transportation Association of Canada, Saint John, September, 1999.
Fiander, A. D. ; "The Fundy Trail Parkway: An Overview", Presentation at the Communities in Bloom National Symposium on Parks and Grounds, Saint John, September, 2001.
Fiander, A. D. ; "The Fundy Trail Parkway Ð A Stimulus for Regional Tourism Development", Paper presented to the Atlantic Provinces Transportation Forum 2002 Annual Conference, Fredericton, October, 2002.