P.E. (Purdy) Smith
As published in ALS News upon receiving his commission in 2001
Purdy was born in Saint John, New Brunswick in July 1963. He attended Simonds High School and graduated in 1982. He went on to receive a B.Sc. in Survey Engineering from the University of New Brunswick in 1992.
R.J. Fulton, ALS served as Purdy's principal from May 1995 to March 2001. The topic of the technical report submitted as part of the qualifying examination was Survey and Alignment Conceptual Design Document for the Canadian Light Source. Purdy is also a member of APEGGA and the Canadian Institute of Geomatics and served on the ALSA Standards Committee from 1997 to 1999. Commission as an Alberta Land Surveyor was received on March 23, 2001.
Surveying experience includes precision measurement, deformation monitoring, small-scale hydro, control and subdivisions.
Sailing, fishing, golf and woodworking are a few of the leisure activities that Purdy enjoys.